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Sun Express Boeing 737 on Dec 13th 2017, localizer failure

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A Sun Express Boeing 737-800, registration TC-SEO performing flight XQ-722 from Kayseri (Turkey) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), was on final ILS approach to Amsterdam's runway 18C being established on both localizer and glideslope, when the crew reported they got a warning (www.aeroinside.com) Mais...

North Korean missiles forced Singapore Airlines to change U.S. route

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Flight paths in the region are drawing attention after two other Asian carriers said that some of their pilots believe they saw another ballistic missile North Korea tested last week. (www.airguideonline.com) Mais...

Airbus exec says considering cuts to A380 production, still undecided

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Airbus SE is considering cutting production of its A380 superjumbo to six or seven planes a year, but has made no final decision on the matter, a top executive said on Thursday amid growing question marks over the future of the double-decker jet. (www.foxbusiness.com) Mais...

Delta ranks at the top in annual survey of healthiest meals in the sky

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The Diet Detective is once again giving Delta’s on-board food high marks, recently calling Delta’s domestic food offerings “excellent” in its annual Airline Food Investigation. The airline landed the top spot among large network carriers and tied for healthiest airline with Virgin America among all U.S.-based airlines with a score of four out of five stars. (worldairlinenews.com) Mais...

easyJet secures EC approval for Air Berlin purchase

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easyJet (U2, London Luton) has announced it has secured European Commission (EC) approval for its recent agreement to acquire part of Air Berlin's operations at Berlin Tegel Airport. (www.ch-aviation.com) Mais...

Southwest Boeing 737 near Pensacola on Dec 12th 2017, burning odour in cabin

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A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N905WN performing flight WN-1539 from Orlando,FL to Houston Hobby,TX (USA), was enroute at FL400 about 110nm southsouthwest of Pensacola,FL (USA) when the crew reported a burning odour in the cabin and diverted to Pensacola (www.aeroinside.com) Mais...

Plane crashes near northern Saskatchewan airport, Canada

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A West Wind Aviation plane carrying 22 passengers and three crew members crashed near the Fond-du-Lac, Sask., airport shortly after takeoff early Wednesday night, the RCMP says. Several people were injured though no fatalities were reported, according to an RCMP news release issued shortly after 8 p.m. CST. (www.cbc.ca) Mais...

The Boeing 787-9 is Set to Become the New Giant in Town

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The first Boeing 787 flew back in 2009, entering the scene as the expected replacement of the Boeing 747—an aircraft that was steeped in history but was also aging rapidly. Since then, we’ve seen the 787 evolve to accommodate the needs of airlines looking to create longer routes and travelers who are willing to fly insanely long distances non-stop. The Boeing 787-9 is the next step in super-long distance air travel, and it won’t be the last. Will 20-hour flights become the new normal? Hello,… (www.historyinorbit.com) Mais...

Qantas and Virgin follow US airlines to ban smart luggage

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Virgin Australia says that passengers would only be allowed to use the bags as carry-on luggage. "In the event that the guest's smart bag is too heavy, the lithium battery must be removed and carried as a spare battery in carry-on baggage. If the lithium battery cannot be removed, the smart bag cannot be carried on our aircraft," the airline said. Qantas will not allow cases on its planes at all if the batteries cannot be removed. The local airlines follow those in the US which… (www.msn.com) Mais...

Qantas expects to choose Airbus A350 or Boeing 777X jets in 2019

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Qantas expects to choose in 2019 between the Airbus A350 and Boeing 777X for the aircraft to meet its requirement to introduce nonstop flights between eastern Australia and London by 2022. (www.airguideonline.com) Mais...

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation is worried about important customers

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As a result, two orders, which Eastern Air Lines had made in the direction of its expanding plans are in danger now. Boeing could easily compensate losing the order for 10, 737 Max. But it is not that easy for the Japanese manufacturer. The Americans had signed a letter of intent to buy 20 Mitsubishi Regional Jet MRJ90s before their launch in 2015. (airlinerwatch.com) Mais...

Delta set to place huge order with Airbus

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Boeing and Delta are embroiled in an ongoing trade dispute over the airline's purchase of the smaller Canadian Bombardier C Series. Boeing has accused Bombardier of selling the C Series to Delta at unfairly low prices, and the U.S. Commerce Department has recommended a preliminary 300% tariff on the import of the jets. Bombardier and the Canadian government deny any unfair trade practices. (money.cnn.com) Mais...

YouTube star Casey Neistat flew in a new Emirates first class suite — and he called it the 'all time greatest airplane seat'

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YouTube star Casey Neistat checked out Emirates' new first class suites on a flight from Brussels to Dubai. He said the experience was "everything he ever wanted." (www.businessinsider.com) Mais...

JetSMART receives two new A320 to cover its new routes

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The new Airbus A320-200, registered as CC-AWD and baptized with the name of Condor Andino, left Hamburg for Chile on December 9, to join the JetSMART fleet. (airlinerwatch.com) Mais...

Air Canada flight AC234 to return Vencouver because of bird ingestion

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The aircraft, an Airbus A319, registered C-FYKR, flight AC234, which was to fly between Vancouver International Airport (and Edmonton International Airport with a number of people on board took off around 9:10 am local time. The flight AC234 had been flying for only a few minutes when pilots were alerted to bird ingestion in one of the aircraft's engines. A smell of smoke swept over the passenger cabin and the pilots decided to turn around to land at the Vancouver International Airport. (airlinerwatch.com) Mais...

Airbus A380 draws Christmas tree in the sky during test flight over Germany

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One bold and inspired pilot brought seasonal joy to the world by drawing a giant Christmas tree in the sky on a flight path over Germany while doing a test flight of an Airbus A380 aircraft for Emirates. (www.independent.co.uk) Mais...

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