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Avianca Brasil inaugurates the new Airbus A330 in the Domestic Flights

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Airline to begin operations in the United States in June; Aircraft is configured in two classes of service, with a high standard of comfort... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mais...

A pilot makes an emergency landing at Sugar Grove airport

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A pilot makes an emergency landing at Sugar Grove airport near Aurora and slides the plane to a halt. Chopper 2 was there. (www.facebook.com) Mais...

Air Force gives new life to the A-10 Warthog

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President Donald Trump's first full budget, which was released on Tuesday, outlines plans for the Air Force to maintain its fleet of A-10 Thunderbolts -- commonly known by their nickname the "Warthog" -- along with "Dragon Lady" U-2 spy aircraft despite previous plans to replace both aging platforms in coming years. (www.cnn.com) Mais...

Private Jet Card Comparisons

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Airstream Jets' CEO Peter Maestrales On Why The DISTANCE CARD Will Change The Way You Buy Jet Cards (privatejetcardcomparisons.com) Mais...

Phantom Express will disrupt the satellite launch process

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U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Boeing are collaborating to design, build and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program. Boeing will develop an autonomous, reusable spaceplane capable of carrying and deploying a small expendable upper stage to launch small (3,000 pound/1,361 kg) satellites into low Earth orbit. Boeing and DARPA will jointly invest in the development. (airguideonline.com) Mais...

Ambiguous instruction, pilots’ mistake behind Pearson near-miss

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An air traffic controller’s ambiguous instruction and a flight crew’s mistake contributed to a near miss at Pearson International Airport involving two Air Canada jets. The nighttime incident in 2016 unfolded when the crew of a departing Air Canada Embraer 190 misunderstood a controller’s instruction and taxied onto a runway for take-off — into the path of another Air Canada jet that was just 30 seconds from landing on the same runway. (www.thestar.com) Mais...

Airlines start brewing their own beer

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Cathay Pacific introduced a handcrafted bottled beer that was specifically designed to be enjoyed at 35,000 feet. Betsy Beer, named for the airline’s first aircraft, joined the Cathay Pacific team last month and will be served on business- and first-class flights between Hong Kong and destinations in the UK through April 30. (airguideonline.com) Mais...

Star Alliance launches 20th anniversary mileage competition

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To celebrate 20 years of connecting people and cultures, Star Alliance and its 28 member carriers announced the launch of a worldwide competition whereby customers can share their favourite cultural experiences with other travellers for a chance to win a million frequent flyer miles* from their selected Star Alliance Frequent Flyer Programme (FFP). (airguideonline.com) Mais...

How laptop ban could threaten your safety and data

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Passengers flying to the U.S. from Europe may soon have to check their laptops before boarding. For the past several days, frequent travelers have been dreading something far worse than being stuck in a middle seat: having to check their laptops and tablets before flying home from Europe. That’s the fear invoked by news reports that the Department of Homeland Security will expand its current ban on large electronic devices in the cabins of flights to the U.S. from the initial 10 airports across… (airguidebusiness.com) Mais...

Bombardier Flies Green to EBACE

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Bombardier Learjet 75, Challenger 350 and 650, and Global 6000 jets on show at Static SD15 were flown here using biofuels supplied by AEG Fuels. The fuel was produced by AltAir Fuels, which starts with used cooking oils, and supplied by Netherlands-based SkyNRG to the KLM Jet Center in Amsterdam, where the business jets were fueled for their flights to Geneva. (aviationweek.com) Mais...

First Delta A350XWB Takes Flight

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The first Airbus A350XWB destined for Delta Air Lines completed its first flight this morning in Toulouse, France. (airwaysmag.com) Mais...

Air Hamburg becomes launch customer for Embraer Legacy 650E

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Embraer announced that Germany-based charter operator Air Hamburg is the launch customer for the new Legacy 650E. Air Hamburg will expand its Embraer business jet fleet with an additional order for three new Legacy 650E. The contract has a value of USD 77.7 million, based on current list prices, and will be included in the Company’s 2017 second-quarter backlog. The aircraft fleet delivery is scheduled for the third quarter of this year. The agreement was announced on the opening day of the 17th… (www.traveldailynews.com) Mais...

Airbus might have found a way to reverse Howard’s uncomfortable legacy

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Ever since John Howard decided that the PM’s then-brand new Boeing BBJ VIP jets in 2002 had to be as uncomfortable as possible, there have been press gallery reporters, and perhaps political successors, pining for a less agonising way of covering long-distance trips. Airbus has just rekindled those dreams by releasing details of a VIP version of its high-tech remake of its wide-body A330 capable of taking a select prime ministerial party non-stop from Canberra to London, or Washington DC, or… (www.crikey.com.au) Mais...

Engineer at Boeing admits trying to sell space secrets to Russians

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Gregory Allen Justice, a 49-year-old engineer living in Culver City, Calif., has pleaded guilty to charges of attempted economic espionage and attempted violation of the Export Control Act. Justice, who according to his father worked for Boeing Satellite Systems in El Segundo, Calif., was arrested last July after selling technical documents about satellite systems to someone he believed to be a Russian intelligence agent. Instead, he sold the docs to an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation… (arstechnica.com) Mais...

This new Airbus jet gives you a view of the sky above

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By Mike Wehner – For the vast majority of air travelers, a jet is just a big metal tube that delivers you to your eventual destination, but for wealthy among us, a flight needs to be just as luxurious as every other aspect of their lives. Airbus just announced a new jet that will most definitely fit that bill, thanks in no small part to a cabin that is more like a trendy country club than an airliner. It boasts high-end luxury seating, a massive flat screen TV, and dining area that rivals fancy… (www.aviationfigure.com) Mais...

How blue whale evolved to size of a Boeing 737

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Blue whales can grow to a length of 30m but they only started reaching such a gigantic size two to three million years agoALAMY Millions of children have gazed up at the massive blue whale model in the Natural History Museum in London and wondered at the sheer size of the largest animal to have lived. Now scientists believe that they have discovered why whales became so big. (www.airlineboarding.com) Mais...

UAL1579 evacuated on tarmac at KEWR with engine fire

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Engine fire spotted by EWR tower who notified crew. Evacuation commenced. (www.cnn.com) Mais...

Coulson Group Converting 737-300s into Firefighting Tankers

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The Coulson Group purchased six Boeing 737-300s formerly operated by Southwest Airlines to be converted into firefighting tankers, a new role for the already versatile 'Baby Boeing.' (www.bizjournals.com) Mais...

Delta Adds More Healthy Snacks To Its Menu

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Delta Air Lines is adding to its snack menu. The Atlanta-based carrier said Monday that it is introducing more healthy snack choices with three additions starting in June: Squirrel Brand almonds, Pretzel Perfection Olive Oil & Sea Salt Pretzels and KIND Healthy Grains Oats & Honey with Toasted Coconut bars. This is in addition to the airline’s signature Biscoff cookies. All three snacks are gluten-free, and none were chosen arbitrarily. Using a mix of new technology and old-fashioned… (www.travelpulse.com) Mais...

EasyJet passengers evacuated from flight at Gatwick Airport after ‘suspicious powder’ is found in a locker – but it turned out to be a false alarm

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PASSENGERS who were boarding an easyJet flight at Gatwick Airport were delayed after a suspicious powder was found. Sussex Police confirmed the powder was found at an overhead locker at around 10.30am on Tuesday on board the plane which was bound for Pula. The substance could be investigated and police have confirmed it is “not being treated as a terrorist incident”... (www.daviationnews.com) Mais...

In Bombardier fight, Boeing sees ghost of Airbus ascent. Risks of loss of selling military planes to Canada

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Two words underpin Boeing's (BA.N) decision to launch a U.S. trade complaint against Bombardier (BBDb.TO), which plunged it into a row with Canada last week: "Never again". Still, Boeing faces a headache over what to do about lost fighter sales if Canada makes good on a threat to drop a deal for F/A-18 warplanes in retaliation for Boeing's trade claim. With Boeing's future fighter production in jeopardy as sales run dry, Boeing is anxious to keep its presence in that business long… (www.reuters.com) Mais...

Singapore Airlines' oldest Airbus A380s to become the ultimate private jets

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Singapore Airlines' oldest Airbus A380s could become the ultimate private aircraft for the VVIP jetset, with amazing interiors to match! (www.ausbt.com.au) Mais...

China, Russia set up wide-body jet firm in new challenge to Boeing, Airbus

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China and Russia on Monday completed the formal registration of a joint venture to build a wide-body jet, kick-starting full-scale development of a programme aimed at competing with market leaders Boeing Co (BA.N) and Airbus SE (AIR.PA). (uk.reuters.com) Mais...

Delta shoots down Boeing’s CSeries dumping claim

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Delta Air Lines shot down Boeing’s claim that Bombardier “dumped” the CSeries order, in testimony last week before the US International Trade Commission. Boeing filed a complaint April 27 that Bombardier sold the CS100 to Delta for $19.6m, well below its production cost, a price that constitutes “dumping.” (leehamnews.com) Mais...

Dissecting The Latest Close Encounter Between U.S. F-22 Raptors And Russian Su-35S Flankers Off Alaska

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Let’s have a look at what happened in the airspace off Alaska a couple of weeks ago. (theaviationist.com) Mais...

Woman arrested on charges of smuggling U.S. space technology to China

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A California woman was arrested on Tuesday on federal charges of conspiring to procure and illegally export sensitive space communications technology to her native China, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement. Si Chen, also known as Cathy Chen, 32, could face a prison term of up to 150 years if convicted of all charges contained in the 14-count indictment returned against her by a federal grand jury on April 27, the department said. (uk.reuters.com) Mais...

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