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Drone hits military chopper over Staten Island

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An army black hawk helicopter was struck by a drone at approximately 500 feet over a residential neighborhood on Staten Island. The helicopter, based out of Fort Bragg, N.C., was in New York City for the United Nation patrol. A piece of the drone bounced off the rotor and became lodged in the aircraft. (abc7ny.com) Más...

Delta ending Moscow, Stockholm flights; beefs up other European routes

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Delta is rolling out a bevy of new routes to Europe – but also dropping two destinations altogether – as it tweaks its schedule across the Atlantic. Delta’s seasonal service between New York JFK and both Moscow and Stockholm will not resume next year, Delta said in a Thursday memo to employees that was obtained by Today in the Sky. The move will end Delta-operated service to both cities. (www.usatoday.com) Más...

Accident: Delta B737 enroute on Sep 21st 2017, turbulence injures 2

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A Delta Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration N855DN performing flight DL-1843 (dep Sep 20th) from Salt Lake City,UT to Boston,MA (USA), was enroute at FL330 about 60nm northeast of Kansas City,MO (USA) when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing an altitude deviation injuries to a passenger and a flight attendant (avherald.com) Más...

Accident: China Eastern B737 at Wenzhou on Sep 4th 2017, tail strike on landing

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A China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration B-7031 performing flight MU-2655 from Chengdu to Wenzhou (China), struck its tail onto the runway while landing in Wenzhou at about 17:34L (09:34Z). There are no reports of injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage however. (avherald.com) Más...

President Trump thanks American Airlines for ‘fantastic’ hurricane response

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President Trump thanked American Airlines and its CEO Doug Parker on Friday for its efforts in providing flights for those impacted by deadly hurricanes that have struck various parts of the country in recent weeks... (www.daviationnews.com) Más...

China's new seaplane

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China has started production on the world's largest seaplane. Known in China as the Jiaolong, or Water Dragon, the AG-600 is built by Chinese aviation giant AVIC, who held ceremony to start up the aircraft assembly line on July 23. (www.popularmechanics.com) Más...

Airbus expects China airlines to need 60-100 A380s over 5 years

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The French plane maker expects Chinese airlines to need between 60-100 of its A380 jets over the next five years, amid question marks over future global demand for the superjumbo. (www.businessinsider.com) Más...

Ryanair crisis exposes low-cost scramble for senior pilots

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Ryanair blames an internal “cock up”, but its cancellation of 2,000 flights exposes the struggle that low-cost carriers face as they risk growing faster than their ability to recruit experienced pilots. (uk.reuters.com) Más...

Teen Posing as Singapore Airlines Pilot Scams 50 People, Molests 15-Year-Old Girl

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A 19-year-old boy who pretended to be a Singapore Airlines pilot has been arrested for molesting a 15-year-old girl in Hong Kong. According to The Independent, the boy, surnamed Sit, met the victim at a cafe on September 10. Inside, he claimed that his phone ran out of battery and needed to get his charger from the airport; he asked her to accompany him and she agreed. They boarded a bus, where Sit started to grab her breasts but reportedly stopped when the girl scolded him out loud. She then… (www.airlineboarding.net) Más...

Air Mauritius’ first state of the art A350-900 performs maiden flight

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Airbus has confirmed that Air Mauritius’ first A350-900 has taken to the skies to perform the maiden flight over the Mediterranean to check out systems and evaluate performance. (wolfganghthome.wordpress.com) Más...

Wizz Air launches Trip Planner to inspire passengers

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Wizz Air has launched Trip Planner, a new website search tool, designed to inspire passengers who are undecided on the destination of their next holiday. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) Más...

USAF provides new detail on KC-46 issues

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The US Air Force’s Boeing KC-46 tanker is facing three outstanding issues as it moves through testing, including a boom scraping problem that could pose serious risk to the tanker’s aircrew. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

Incident: Thomson B757 near London on Sep 21st 2017, engine problem

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A Thomson Airways Boeing 757-200, registration G-OOBD performing flight BY-4406 from London Gatwick,EN (UK) to Malaga,SP (Spain), was climbing out of London when the crew stopped the climb at FL230 and decided to return to Gatwick (avherald.com) Más...

Emirates A388 go around from about 400 feet AGL 8nm before runway

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An Emirates Airbus A380-800, registration A6-EEZ performing flight EK-131 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Moscow Domodedovo (Russia) with 420 passengers and 26 crew, was positioning for an approach to Domodedovo's runway 14R about to intercept the localizer about 8nm before the runway threshold when the aircraft descended to about 400 feet AGL, initiated a go around following an EGPWS warning and climbed straight ahead to safe altitude while crossing through the localizer. The aircraft… (avherald.com) Más...