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White House proposes to privatize Air Traffic Control

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President Donald Trump is proposing to shift oversight of the United States Air Traffic Control from the federal government to an independent group, according to budget documents released on Thursday, May 25, 2017. (www.reuters.com) Más...

Incident: Morningstar B757 enroute on May 24th 2017, jammed thrust lever

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A Morningstar Air Express Boeing 757-200 freighter, registration C-FMEP performing freight flight MAL-7070 from Calgary,AB to Winnipeg,MB (Canada) with 2 crew, was enroute at FL390 when the crew selected a lower speed due to light to moderate turbulence. Autothrust retarded the right hand thrust lever, the left thrust lever however did not move (avherald.com) Más...

Passengers vent over accommodation after Rarotonga-Auckland flight VA90 forced to turn back

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Kiwi travellers stranded in Rarotonga say they spent several hours in the dark on hard, metal benches before they were offered water or food after their flight was forced to return to the island early this morning. Virgin Australia flight VA90 was heading to Auckland from Rarotonga and had been in the air for about two hours when had to turn around because of a technical issue. The plane left the Cook Islands at 11.10pm on Thursday local time (9am Friday NZ time) and was scheduled to land in… (www.nzherald.co.nz) Más...

Israeli Air Force 707 arrives in Perth

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An Israeli Air Force Boeing 707 tanker has touched down at Perth on Monday morning. The otherwise unmarked aircraft wears the serial ‘272’, and arrived at Perth a little after 11am using the callsign ‘IAF401’. (australianaviation.com.au) Más...

Fog fears for several lower South Island airports tonight, after a blanket of fog caused a day of travel disruption in Auckland

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There are fresh fog warnings for parts of New Zealand tonight, after air travel was severely affected when fog blanketed our biggest city this morning. Air New Zealand put out a media statement late this afternoon warning forecast weather conditions were likely to affect flight operations in the lower South Island this evening. "Air New Zealand is advising customers booked to travel to or from ports such as Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown and Invercargill to consult the arrivals and… (www.nzherald.co.nz) Más...

New Airbus A330-300 joins Aer Lingus fleet as transatlantic routes grow

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Aer Lingus has welcomed a brand new Airbus A330-300 into its fleet. The new A330 aircraft, named Saint Carthage, registration EI-GAJ, has a total capacity of 313 seats, which is made up of 30 business class seats and 283 economy seats. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) Más...

Co-pilot convicted of operating plane while drunk

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A Michigan jury has convicted a Florida co-pilot of being drunk while preparing for a charter airline flight last summer. (www.mlive.com) Más...

Maybe these TOP 10 airplane videos are ones you don’t want to watch just before you fly (scary stuff)!

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But along those lines, as part of my research for the post I came across some most interesting scary airline videos from YouTube. Perhaps these may not be the best ones to watch if you are going to fly later today or are reading the blog on a Delta jet just now. 😉 (www.ondtravel.net) Más...

Pagani was the designer of an Airbus jet cabin

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It’s interesting to see how the tide can turn – Italian hypercar manufacturer Pagani has never made it a secret about drawing inspirations from aeronautics for its high-end machines, and now a plane manufacturer asked it to return the favor. (www.inautonews.com) Más...

Virgin Australia begins codeshare with Air Canada

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Virgin Australia has switched on its codeshare agreement with Air Canada, adding its VA airline code on flights from Los Angeles to Calgary, Montreal and Toronto. Similarly, Air Canada has added its AC airline code on Virgin domestic flights from Sydney and Brisbane to 10 destinations across Australia and New Zealand, including Adelaide, Canberra, Cairns, the Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. The codeshare flights became available for booking on Friday for… (australianaviation.com.au) Más...

British Airways cancels Heathrow, Gatwick flights after systems outage

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London (CNN)British Airways has canceled all flights from London's two biggest airports for several hours after experiencing "a major IT system failure that is causing very severe disruption to our flight operations worldwide," the airline said Saturday. (www.cnn.com) Más...

Incident: TAROM B737 near Brno on May 26th 2017, loss of cabin pressure

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A TAROM Boeing 737-700, registration YR-BGI performing flight RO-306 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Bucharest Otopeni (Romania) with 91 people on board, was enroute at FL390 about 20nm southwest of Brno (Czech Republic) when the crew initiated an emergency descent due to the loss of cabin pressure. (avherald.com) Más...

British Airways Forced to GROUND All Aircraft Worldwide as ‘Power Surge’ Leads to Computer Outage

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A power surge has taken down BA's computer system leading to the cancellation of all flights worldwide. The airline has already run out of hotel rooms for stranded passengers and the customer service response is said to be woeful. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Más...

British Airways computer systems down ‘across the world’ causing queue chaos at UK airports

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BRITISH Airways’ computer systems are “down worldwide” with the airlines customers taking to social media to complain. Passengers are saying that their flights aren’t taking off, that there are huge queues at check-in, and that they can’t use the app or website... (www.aviationfigures.com) Más...