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Boeing Lands $11 Billion 787 Dreamliner Deal From Resurgent Turkish Air

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Turkish Airlines said it intends to purchase 40 of Boeing Co.’s 787-9 Dreamliners, a long-awaited deal that signals the carrier’s rebound following a terrorist attack on its Istanbul hub last year. (www.bloomberg.com) Más...

Farewell Boeing 747: Why it's the end for this double-deck, wide-bodied jet

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irst flown commercially by Pan Am in January 1970, the 747 ushered in a new era of intercontinental travel, and generated plenty of excitement. When Pan Am's Clipper Flying Cloud became the first Boeing 747 to touch down at Sydney Airport in October 1970, crowds turned out to see the new jumbo jet. Qantas was an early adopter. The airline acquired its first 747 in September 1971. After the airline abandoned its Boeing 707s and its Norfolk Island flights it was the only large network carrier with… (www.msn.com) Más...

LAX Ranked Near Worst In Passenger Satisfaction; John Wayne Named Best Large Airport

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COSTA MESA (CBSLA) — Los Angeles International Airport, the second-busiest in the nation, ranked near dead last among 19 mega airports in a study released Thursday, while Orange County’s John Wayne Airport topped the large airport list. In the “Mega Airport” category, LAX ranked No. 17 in the JD Power survey, which measures traveler satisfaction based on responses from 34,695 travelers, who evaluated terminal facilities, airport accessibility, security check, baggage claim, check-in/baggage… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Más...

Turkish Airlines to order "up to 40" Boeing 787-9s

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Turkish Airlines is expected to sign up for at least 10 Boeing 787-9s this weekend, with options for up to 30 more, and plans to finally start flights from Istanbul to Australia. (www.ausbt.com.au) Más...

West Star ALN Receives Full Embraer Line Mx Nod

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West Star Aviation’s MRO facility at St. Louis Regional Airport (ALN) in East Alton, Illinois, has been named an authorized service center for the Embraer Legacy series, encompassing the Model 450, 500, 600 and 650, as well as the Lineage 1000 and 1000E bizliners. (www.ainonline.com) Más...

Boeing to Test a New Technology That Could End Turbulent Flights for Good

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Turbulence is an annoyance travelers have simply had to put up with in order to get to their final destination. But Boeing is looking to change all that with a new laser system that can detect unexpected turbulence. (www.travelandleisure.com) Más...

Three Boeing 747s Offered For Public Auction On China's eBay-Like Website

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Ever wanted to own your own private jet? That may now be possible, given that a number are now up for auction in China, it's reported. Three Boeing 747s have landed on the auction arm of Taobao, China's leading eBay-like service. (www.bbc.com) Más...

Probe Opens Into Emirates Airbus A380 Descent Below Glideslope

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United Arab Emirates investigators are probing a serious incident during which an Emirates Airbus A380 descended below the glideslope during an approach to Moscow Domodedovo. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

Airbus Foresees More China Airbus A330 Orders

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Airbus expects Chinese carriers to place orders for more A330 aircraft as a result of domestic capacity upgauging, says its chief operating officer and president of commercial aircraft Fabrice Bregier. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

Azul Leases Five Airbus A330-900neos From Avolon

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Brazil's Azul has agreed to lease five Airbus A330-900neos from Avolon, to further expand the airline's network to the USA and Europe. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

Lufthansa CEO's focus is on 38 leased planes in Air Berlin battle

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Lufthansa is interested in acquiring as many as 80 planes from rival Air Berlin with its priority on securing planes it already leases, the group’s chief executive said. (www.reuters.com) Más...

Alaska Airlines Unveils Its New Premium Seating

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Flyers aboard the future Alaska Airlines’ domestic first class cabin are in for an upgrade, after the carrier announced new seating coming in 2018. (www.flyertalk.com) Más...

Pilot union BALPA urges Ryanair to improve working conditions

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BALPA has declared its willingness to help Ryanair improve working conditions in order to facilitate recruitment and retention of pilots, after a lack of available flightcrew led to the budget carrier's cancellation of 2,100 flights over the next six weeks. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

Bombardier workers rally in solidarity ahead of U.S. trade spat decision

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Boeing has accused Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) of selling its CSeries passenger jets to American-based Delta at an unfairly low price with help from government subsidies. (www.news1130.com) Más...

Ryanair to delay pilot leave as carrier battles cancellations

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The low-cost carrier said last week it would cancel as many as 50 flights a day until the end of October after misallocating pilot holiday until the end of the year. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) Más...

RAF scrambles Typhoon fighter jets as ‘two Russian military aircraft’ approached UK airspace

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Russian aircraft frequently fly in to British airspace and have increased the frequency of this over the last few years. (www.londonlovesbusiness.com) Más...

Temperature error behind Sunwing B737's near-overrun

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Preliminary analysis indicates that a temperature data-entry error introduced during take-off calculations resulted in a Sunwing Airlines Boeing 737-800's almost failing to become airborne during departure from Belfast. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

First Qantas 787-9 Emerges from the Paint Shop

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VH-ZNA emerges from the Boeing Paint shop as Qantas's first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. (australianaviation.com.au) Más...

Qantas uses 747 to deliver extra fuel to Auckland

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Qantas has ferried extra fuel from Sydney to Auckland on a Boeing 747-400 as part of efforts to minimise disruption due to fuel shortages at the airport. (australianaviation.com.au) Más...

The world’s largest aircraft had a successful engine test

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Back in May, we reported that the world's largest aircraft, the Stratolaunch, had finally left its (giant) hanger and was preparing for tests. This week, the first of those was completed. All six of the massive rocket-launching plane's turbofan engines were turned on and tested. There were three phases involved in this test run. First, they used a supplementary power source to charge the engines, which they termed a "dry motor." Second, they progressed to a "wet motor" by… (www.engadget.com) Más...

PICTURE: First Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Breaks Cover

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Qantas’s first Boeing 787-9 has emerged from the manufacturer’s paint shop, resplendent in the carrier’s new ‘Silveroo’ livery. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

Japan Airlines Announce Order for Four Additional Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Japan Airlines (JAL) announced an order today for four 787-8 Dreamliners. The order, which was previously listed on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, attributed to an unidentified customer, is valued at more than $900 million at current list prices and will expand JAL's Dreamliner fleet to 49 airplanes. (boeing.mediaroom.com) Más...

Qatar Airways becomes the world’s first airline to offer passengers a double bed – but there’s a catch

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We all know the struggle of trying to sleep during a flight, and when you’re on a long-haul journey it can be frustrating when you can’t get some decent shut-eye. However, Qatar Airways has just unveiled a new feature that could be a game-changer for frequent travellers; a double bed... (www.aviationfigures.com) Más...

Video: The Death and Life of Helicopter Commuting

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Fifty years ago, a helicopter company called New York Airways whisked passengers from the rooftop of the iconic Pan Am Building in midtown Manhattan to any city airport in just 10 minutes. (www.youtube.com) Más...