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Emirates & FlyDubai Likely To Merge Within 18 Months

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he Gulf carriers are certainly evolving the past few years, as they’re under increased financial pressures from their respective governments. So while we’ve seen rational cost cutting, I think it’s inevitable that we’ll eventually see mergers as well. For example, the prevailing theory out there is that Emirates and Etihad will eventually merge and move to Dubai World Central Airport. Not in the next year or two, but rather in the next decade or two. (www.airlineboarding.com) Más...

The Separation of Church and Sky

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In Ask the Pilot: The Separation of Church and Sky. A Pilot Asks Passengers to Pray. It's Not The First Time. And Where It Happened Before Might Surprise You... (www.askthepilot.com) Más...

A summary of Airbus, ATR, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer during the Paris Air Show 2017

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The fair held during the third week of June brought news to the aviation industry and a good volume of negotiations and presentations of new aircraft... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Más...

Amtrak Names Transportation Veteran Richard Anderson President and CEO

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WASHINGTON – Amtrak announced that it has named Richard Anderson, a 25-year veteran of the aviation industry, as its next president and chief executive officer. Anderson, former chief executive officer of both Delta and Northwest Airlines, will begin his role on July 12. (media.amtrak.com) Más...

Allegiant flight to Florida leaves passengers stranded at Pittsburgh airport

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Passengers waiting to take an Allegiant flight to Punta Gorda, Florida on Sunday are not happy after having their flight delayed for several hours and then canceled altogether. Passengers who live close by were told to go home and those from out of town were advised to get a hotel room. (wkbn.com) Más...

Pratt & Whitney to replace engines in A320neo jets as turbofan glitches persist

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India has the largest fleet of A320neos, and the country’s aviation regulator has ordered two operators to inspect power plants with over 1,000 hours of service. Pratt & Whitney plans to reserve roughly 13% of this year’s production of its geared turbofan engines to replace faulty units as the manufacturer rushes to deal with a series of glitches. (www.livemint.com) Más...

Navi Mumbai airport could start by 2020, says Jayant Sinha

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New Delhi: The civil aviation ministry expects the first phase of the much delayed Navi Mumbai airport to take off by 2020, reducing some of the pressure on the Mumbai airport Minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha said on Friday that a runway and terminal building should come up at the Navi Mumbai airport by 2020. (www.livemint.com) Más...

Man Arrested After TSA Caught Him with Firearm at BWI Airport

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A Pennsylvania resident was arrested at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) early this morning after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers caught him carrying a firearm at a security checkpoint. The man, a resident of Wrightsville in York County, Pennsylvania, was found to have an unloaded 9 mm handgun in his carry-on bag alongside a magazine that was loaded with six bullets. (aviationtribune.com) Más...

FAA Proposes $435,000 Civil Penalty Against United Airlines

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $435,000 civil penalty against United Airlines for allegedly operating an aircraft that was not in an airworthy condition. The FAA alleges that on June 9, 2014, United mechanics replaced a fuel pump pressure switch on a Boeing 787 in response to a problem that a flight crew had documented two days before. However, the airline failed to perform a required inspection of the work before returning the aircraft… (aviationtribune.com) Más...

Ethiopian Airlines Orders Ten Additional A350-900 Aircraft

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Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, has placed an order for 10 additional Airbus A350-900 aircraft, enabling further development of its fast expanding long-haul route network. Last June, Ethiopian Airlines became the first African carrier to operate the A350 when it took delivery of the first of 12 aircraft in order. Today the carrier operates a fleet of four A350s, two of which are on lease. Today’s order tops-up the Addis Ababa-based carrier’s fleet, enabling it to pursue its… (aviationtribune.com) Más...

Bombardier Signs a Letter of Intent with SpiceJet for up to 50 Q400 Aircraft

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Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today from the International Paris Air Show, that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with SpiceJet of Gurgaon, India for up to 50 Q400 turboprop airliners. The LOI includes 25 Q400 turboprops and purchase rights on an additional 25 aircraft. Based on the Q400 turboprop list price, an order could be valued at up to US $ 1.7 billion. (aviationtribune.com) Más...

Delta expands Comfort+ to regional flights

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Aligning with Delta’s focus on improving choice for customers and enhancing the on-board experience, the airline is now continuing to expand Delta Comfort+ on some of its regional aircraft, adding more Delta Comfort+ seats on its E-175, E-170, CRJ-900 and CRJ-700 aircraft. (www.airguideonline.com) Más...

Boeing is Reevaluating SST, Blended-Wing Designs for Future Potential

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On Wednesday morning at the 52nd Paris Air Show, Boeing Commercial Airplanes VP Product Development, Mike Sinnett provided an update on the projects Boeing is currently putting attention toward, and what we may see in the future. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

United updates transcontinental service

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United Airlines announced updates to its transcontinental service beginning July 1 including (www.airguideonline.com) Más...

Breaking: Southwest Airlines flight forced to land after unstable woman tries to open emergency exit door

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A HOUSTON-bound flight was forced to make an emergency landing after a passenger reportedly attempted to open an emergency exit. The Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles was diverted to Corpus Christi International Airport, where it was delayed for more than five hours, after a female passenger became unstable. (www.airlineboarding.com) Más...

Embraer expects demand for commercial aviation over the next 20 years

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The worldwide jet fleet in service in the segment of 70 to 130+ seats will increase in operation in 2016 to... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Más...

Passengers’ backlash after British Airways forces families to pay £20 fee to guarantee they sit together on a flight

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British Airways is facing a backlash from passengers after forcing them to pay extra to guarantee sitting with their family on flights. Furious travellers complain that they are being split up from loved ones as they head off on holiday. Worst affected are passengers who have bought the cheapest deals... (www.aviationfigures.com) Más...

Air Force May Replace "Doomsday" E-4, E-6 and "Air Force Two" C-32 with Single Type

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Consolidating the E-4B NAOC and E-6B Mercury missions into one common aircraft while also sharing platform commonality with a C-32A replacement makes a ton of sense. (www.thedrive.com) Más...

Photos: The Commercial Planes of the 2017 Paris Air Show

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Throughout the week, the Airways team has faithfully and dutifully brought you all of the big news from this year’s Paris Air Show. Having spent countless hours in meeting rooms and at our computers, we felt it’s time to take a step back and enjoy some eye candy! (airwaysmag.com) Más...

Ryanair Boeing 737-800 near Milan on Jun 23rd 2017, smoke in cabin

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Updated: 2017-06-25 13:59:52 GMT A Ryanair Boeing 737-800, registration EI-FON performing flight FR-8886 from Brindisi to Milan Bergamo (Italy), was descending towards Milan Orio al Serio Airport when the crew declared emergency reporting smoke in the cabin (www.aeroinside.com) Más...

British Airways to lease in Qatari A320s to cover strike

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British Airways (BA, London Heathrow) is looking to wet-lease nine A320 and/or A321 aircraft from Qatar Airways (QR, Doha Hamad Int'l) to offset the impact of an impending crew strike set for July 1 to 16. An application filed with the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) indicates the contracts may be extended beyond July 16 for a maximum of two months. (www.ch-aviation.com) Más...

Pilot urges prayers as 'technical issue' forces turnaround

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An AirAsia X flight to Malaysia from Perth, Australia, was forced to turn back Sunday after the A330 aircraft began shaking due to what the airline called a "technical issue." (www.cnn.com) Más...

New Nigerian carrier jetWest looks to become Africa’s “easyJet”

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New Nigerian airline jetWest aims to start domestic operations in Nigeria in December this year. Nigeria, a country of nearly 200 million, has faced a lot of problems with its air industry lately. Bad airport infrastructure and the partial collapse of its largest airline has made the accessibility to air travel quite bad in the country lately (theworldofaviationblog.wordpress.com) Más...

12 New Airlines Commit to Fight Illegal Animal Trafficking – Sign Up to ‘United for Wildlife’ Initiative

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If you've ever seen the special Emirates aircraft livery that supports United for Wildlife then you might know what the initiative is about - this is great news that 12 more airlines have signed up to the Buckingham Palace Declaration. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Más...

It was terrifying: Passengers tell of ‘engine bang, shuddering’ after AirAsia engine failure

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PASSENGER jet with more than 350 people on board has been forced to make an emergency landing in Perth after an engine failure shortly after takeoff. The Air Asia flight was reportedly en route to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, when it experienced difficulties. The twin-engine A330 airbus suffered a ‘technical issue’ that caused one of its engines to fail shortly before 9am AEDT (7am Perth time) this morning, causing some concern among passengers it may have had to ditch in the ocean. (www.aviationfigure.com) Más...

Lufthansa wants to help, not take over, Air Berlin: Bild

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Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) sees no limit to the number of planes and crews it could lease from Air Berlin (AB1.DE), its chief executive told German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, amid criticism that support for its ailing rival is a stealth takeover attempt. "We already support Air Berlin, in that we have leased 38 planes and set them on our routes. I can imagine, however, that we would expand this cooperation and lease further Air Berlin planes and crew," Carsten Spohr said. (uk.reuters.com) Más...

Wizz Air opens first UK base at Luton Airport

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Wizz Air has opened its first UK base at London Luton Airport. Wizz will base one of its new Airbus A320 aircraft at the airport, increasing operations to 42 routes from Luton, including three new services to Tel Aviv, Prishtina and Kutaisi. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) Más...

Incident: Delta B767 near Boston on Jun 22nd 2017, problem with minimum/maximum speed indications

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A Delta Airlines Boeing 767-400, registration N834MH performing flight DL-174 from Atlanta,GA (USA) to Milan Malpensa (Italy), was enroute at FL330 about 190nm southwest of Boston,MA, almost over New York City, when the crew descended the aircraft to FL250 and then FL230 due to problems with the maximum and minimum operating speed indications (avherald.com) Más...

Photo of Russian Fighter buzzing US RC-135

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The U.S. has released a photo of when a Russian fighter jet flew within five feet of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance plane earlier this week over the Baltic Sea in an unsafe maneuver. The move came just after Russia announced it would begin targeting the U.S. west of the Euphrates in an escalation of tensions in the Syrian conflict. (www.axios.com) Más...

Delta orders additional A321 aircrafts

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For all you Delta fans out there that hadn't heard the news yet, Delta is adding an additional 10 aircrafts announced on Tuesday of last week. This brings the total number of orders to 122. Delta began the order in 2013, with 30 domestic narrowbody aircrafts, then again ordered additional aircrafts in 2014, and 2016 of last year. Just recently, Delta added 30 additional orders last month in May, and in Tuesday of last week ordered an additional 10 aircrafts to the order. Delta currently operates… (www.ajc.com) Más...

Video: Delta Air Lines Says Gulf Carriers Coming for American Jobs – Tells Employees to Fight for Their Future

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A new internal, staff video from Delta Air Line is urging all 80,000 employees of the carrier to oppose the expansion of Middle East airlines in the U.S. Delta is asking its staff to write to Congress and the White House and use the hashtag #OurFutureOurFight on social media. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Más...

Boeing to reveal more insight about its plan to fly commercial planes without pilots or with less experienced pilots

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Boeing is serious about flying commercial planes via artificial intelligence algorithms without human intervention. The US giant aircraft manufacturer gave some insight about its bold plans at Paris Air Show. (www.airlinerpulse.com) Más...

DOT Decides To Develop Long Underused Clark (CRK) Field

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Over the years, one domestic and three international terminals have been built at NAIA but the number of plane arrivals and departures have been limited to 40 an hour, because NAIA has only... (news.mb.com.ph) Más...

Airbus A400M Atlas Tactical Transport Completes Beach Landing Trials

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Interesting Exercise Demonstrates A400M Unimproved Takeoff/Landing Capabilities. (theaviationist.com) Más...

Air Force 'doomsday' planes damaged in tornado

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Washington (CNN)Ten US Air Force planes, including two E-4B "doomsday" aircraft, were damaged when a tornado hit near Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska last week, the service told CNN on Friday. Nicknamed the Air Force's "doomsday" plane, the Boeing-made E-4B serves as an aerial command center in case of national emergency or destruction of ground bases. (www.cnn.com) Más...

Delta and Korean Air Launch Joint Venture

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Delta Air Lines and fellow SkyTeam partner Korean Air officially signed a joint venture agreement in Los Angeles Friday afternoon, which will become a major contender in the trans-pacific market against longstanding joint ventures of similar size and scale, such as American Airlines and Japan Airlines (JAL) and United Airlines and All Nippon Airways (ANA). (airwaysmag.com) Más...

Boeing wins the battle of orders at Le Bourget

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During the Paris Air Show 2017 The US manufacturer Boeing recorded 571 new orders or order commitments for $ 74.8 billion at list prices, winning the race in front of its European competitor Airbus. (www.airlinerpulse.com) Más...

AOPA Backs New Senate FAA Bill

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The U.S. Senate released a draft FAA reauthorization bill June 22, the day after a controversial bill to continue FAA operations was introduced in the House of Representatives. Unlike the proposed House bill, the Senate version would keep air traffic control in the hands of the FAA. (www.aopa.org) Más...

Thunderbird F-16 flips at Dayton, Ohio

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Reports are coming in that one of the Thunderbird's F-16s flipped after landing at Dayton, Ohio and trapped the two occupants inside. This is a developing story. (www.daytondailynews.com) Más...

The Polish Air Force Takes Delivery Of Its First Gulfstream G550 VIP Aircraft

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The first of the new Polish Air Force’s G550 VIP jets (with the second one expected to be received in mid July, and with the first operational flights to take place in the autumn) has landed at the Warsaw Chopin International Airport on Jun. 21. The delivery of the aircraft is a tangible effect of the effort made by the Polish government to replace the aging VIP transport fleet, until now consisting of Tu-154M and Yak-40 post-soviet jets. The introduction of the G550 paves the way for this… (theaviationist.com) Más...

Russian jet buzzes US recon jet: Pictures released of 'unsafe' incident

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Striking photos released Friday show just how dangerously close a Russian fighter jet came to a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance aircraft in a Monday interaction deemed "provocative" by a U.S. official. (www.foxnews.com) Más...

Incident: United B777 near Baker Lake on Jun 20th 2017, lavatory woes

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A United Boeing 777-200, registration N218UA performing flight UA-851 from Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) to Beijing (China), was enroute at FL310 about 250nm southwest of Baker Lake,NU (Canada) when the crew requested to divert to San Francisco,CA (USA) reporting a lavatory problem (avherald.com) Más...

Boeing Surges Ahead of Airbus at 2017 Paris Air Show with 737MAX-10 Launch

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The 2017 Paris Air Show (PAS) is in the books for global aircraft manufacturing giants Boeing and Airbus, and transaction volume at the show exceeded even that of the most optimistic pre-show prognostications. Airbus and Boeing together announced 937 new orders and commitments (including memoranda of understanding [MoU] but excluding purchase options) for aircraft during the show, more than tripling their year-to-date sales figures through the end of May (205 for Boeing, 73 for Airbus). In all,… (airwaysmag.com) Más...

Airbus to Introduce Deployable Black Boxes

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Airbus will fit deployable flight data and cockpit voice recorders on new A350 XWB aircraft beginning in 2019 and on the rest of its long-range fleet soon thereafter. A deployable flight data recorder is designed to separate itself from the aircraft in a crash. They are particularly useful for crashes over water where accessing or even finding aircraft wreckage may be difficult or impossible. Although exotic in the commercial market, they have a multi-decade history in the military market. The… (www.avweb.com) Más...

New Airbus A320 Airspace interior set to debut in 2020

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European airframer Airbus has developed a new cabin concept for its best-selling narrow body A320 family of jetliners called Airspace. Just as its competitor Boeing borrowed cabin concepts from the 787 Dreamliner and incorporated it in to the 737, Airbus has borrowed concepts from the A350 and the A330neo for the Airspace interior to offer similar designs in both the cockpit and the passenger cabin, along with the latest technology. (www.bangaloreaviation.com) Más...

Airbus unveils A380plus, an enhanced version of the superjumbo

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European airframer Airbus unveiled a development study for an enhanced version of the A380 superjumbo, the “A380plus”. The study is a bid by the company to re-engergise sales of the world’s largest passenger aircraft that have been stagnant for over a year. It also appears to be an effort to bridge the requests of the largest A380 customer, Emirates airline, for an A380neo with newer engines and a re-designed wing. Airbus has already spent over $25 billion on developing the A380 and given the… (www.bangaloreaviation.com) Más...

Etihad Airways eliminates free chauffeur service for premium passengers

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Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is eliminating its complimentary chauffeur service for its business and first class passengers at all its international destinations. A paid option “at specially negotiated rates” will replace the free service. Economy class passengers can also avail the new paid service, and Etihad Guest members will accrue frequent flier points. The cutback is part of a series changes the airline says are “designed to offer increased value and flexibility based on customer… (www.bangaloreaviation.com) Más...