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PICTURES: UPS Airlines First Boeing 747-8F in Full Paint

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UPS Airlines' First Boeing 747-8 Freighter aircraft has been fully painted and now awaiting flight (twitter.com) Más...

Delta aims to replace boarding passes with fingerprints

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Delta is expanding its biometric check-in feature that allows some customers to use their fingerprints instead of a boarding pass. The service was first launched at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in May and let Delta SkyMiles members enter the Delta Sky Club with their fingerprints rather than a physical ID. Now, those members can use their fingerprints to board their plane. Delta says the next step for its DCA fingerprint rollout is to allow passengers to use their prints for… (www.engadget.com) Más...

Incident: Condor B767 near Sondrestrom on Jul 20th 2017, smoke in cabin

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A Condor Boeing 767-300, registration D-ABUK performing flight DE-2064 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Las Vegas,NV (USA), was enroute at FL330 about 340nm north of Sondrestrom, Kangerlussuaq (Greenland) when the crew decided to divert to Sondrestrom due to smoke in the forward cabin (avherald.com) Más...

Emirates and flydubai Join Forces, Announce Extensive Partnership Agreement

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Emirates and flydubai today unveiled an extensive partnership which will see the two Dubai-based airlines join forces to offer customers unmatched travel options. Both airlines will continue to be managed independently, but will leverage each other’s network to scale up their operations and accelerate growth. (aviationtribune.com) Más...

Caution Overhangs Boeing 777X Program

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Lufthansa Airlines’ indications that it may reduce the order for 20 Boeing 777-9s underscores caution with which the program should be viewed. (leehamnews.com) Más...

Airlines charge you to bring on hand luggage as passengers told only paying extra guarantees it can come in cabin

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Passengers who fly with Jet2 have been told that they must pay an extra charge if they want to ensure that their hand luggage makes it on board the plane with them. Depending on the space available in the overhead lockers, those who have not paid the premium could be asked to put their cabin bags in the hold, rather than keep them with them for the flight . (www.airlineboarding.com) Más...

JetBlue plans new terminal at New York JFK

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JetBlue Airways is seeking a developer for a new terminal at New York JFK airport as the carrier targets expansion of its international facilities there. New York-based JetBlue has released a request for qualifications (RFQ) to developers. The terminal would be built in phases on the site of the former Terminal 6 and possibly the existing Terminal 7 at JFK, says the airline. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

Delta Proceeds With New York's LaGuardia Airport's $4 Billion Project Without Goldman

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Transportation officials on Thursday approved a revised $4 billion plan from Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) to renovate its terminal at New York's LaGuardia Airport after Goldman, Sachs & Co (GS.N), a financial partner in the project, exited the deal. (www.reuters.com) Más...

NASA Uploads Hundreds of Rare Aircraft Films to YouTube

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NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center is currently in the process of uploading hundreds of extremely rare films to YouTube. The center has uploaded roughly 300 of the planned 500 films that it will continue to put up over the coming months. They have everything from 1950s experimental aircraft like the X-3 Stiletto to 1960s Lunar Landing Research Vehicle tests to videos of the time that they intentionally crashed a Boeing 720 in 1984. (motherboard.vice.com) Más...

Qatar to begin daily Boeing 777-300ER Canberra-Sydney-Doha flights from Feb 2018

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Qatar Airways will begin daily flights to Canberra via Sydney from mid-February 2018, in a move which will also see Gulf carrier's Sydney-Doha route increase to a double-daily service. (www.ausbt.com.au) Más...

JetBlue Issues Request for Qualifications to Developers for JFK Airport Terminal Project

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JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU), New York’s Hometown Airline®, today released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the development of a terminal at New York’s JFK Airport. This development initiative is aligned with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s vision plan to transform JFK International Airport into an airport equipped to meet the demands of the 21st century. In coordination with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s master plan process, JetBlue is seeking to lead the development of the… (otp.investis.com) Más...

AirBaltic's Sixth CS300 Sets A New World Record

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Today, on July 21, 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic has set a new world record as its newest CS300 turnaround for the first commercial flight took only 50 minutes after delivery from Canada. (50skyshades.com) Más...

SriLankan Airlines lands in Hong Kong for first time

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SriLankan Airlines has launched five times weekly non-stop flights between Hong Kong and Colombo. The opening of the non-stop flight to Hong Kong is an important step in the national carrier of Sri Lanka’s expansion strategy in the Asia-Pacific region. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) Más...

American, Delta and Frontier airlines all slapped with fines for consumer rule violations — nothing for United

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Frontier Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines have been fined for violating U.S. Transportation Department airline consumer protection rules, the department said on Friday. Frontier Airlines was fined $400,000 for violating oversales and disability rules, American Airlines $250,000 for failing to make timely refunds to passengers, and Delta Air Lines $200,000 for filing inaccurate baggage reports, the department said in a statement. (www.aviationrepublic.com) Más...

Benjamin Franklin to Be the First American Tailfin Hero on Norwegian Air Shuttle's Boeing 737 MAX

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Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian.com) has started the process of “Americanizing” the tails of some of its newest aircraft despite the on-going pushback by U.S. majors and unions of their expanding lower-cost service to the United States. Norwegian issued this statement and image: (worldairlinenews.com) Más...

Trig Avionics unveils new VHF radios with 25 kHz spacing

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Trig Avionics has announced the release of the TY96A and TY97A 760-channel VHF radios with 25-kHz spacing, the latest addition to its radio range. The Edinburgh, Scotland-based company will be located in Hangar C, Booth 3130 next week at EAA Airventure 2017. The new slimline radios have no cooling fans, making them easier to install in older radio stacks, Trig Avionics says. (www.ainonline.com) Más...

S7 Airlines takes delivery of its first A320neo

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S7 Airlines, one of Russia’s leading carriers, member of Oneworld global airline alliance, has taken delivery of its’ first A320neo which is on lease from BOC Aviation. The aircraft is the first Airbus to feature the airline’s new livery and is also the first NEO to be operated in Russia. (www.webwire.com) Más...

Delta to expand trans-Pacific service with nonstop Shanghai-Atlanta flight

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Delta Air Lines is expanding in Asia with new service between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport starting in July 2018. (aviationtribune.com) Más...

Scoot-Tigerair Merger Set for Launch

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Singapore Airlines’ low-cost subsidiaries Scoot and Tigerair will merge on July 25, operating as a single entity under the Scoot namesake. Under the new framework, Scoot will take over Tigerair’s 23 Airbus A320. The airline has begun repainting the airplanes in Scoot’s livery and expects to complete the process by the middle of next year. However, Scoot will adopt Tigerair’s ‘TR’ IATA designator code. (www.ainonline.com) Más...

MiG-35 debuts at MAKS 2017

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Once an flourishing Russian fighter aircraft manufacturer, post Soviet era was hard for MiG as it lost local and export market to homegrown rival Sukhoi's Su-27 Flanker family. (www.reddit.com) Más...

Boeing rolls out first KC-46A for USAF

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Boeing has rolled out the first KC-46A tanker/transport aircraft intended for delivery to U.S. Air Force from its Everett, Washington facility. (www.reddit.com) Más...