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Dutch King Reveals He Has Been a First Officer for KLM for 21 Years

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King Willem-Alexander, 50, said he has ended his role as a regular First Officer after 21 years on KLM's fleet of Fokker 70 planes. He will now retrain to fly Boeing 737s as the Fokkers are being phased out of service. (dailym.ai) Más...

Robot lands a 737 by hand, on a dare from DARPA

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Building a bot for the co-pilot's seat may be cheaper than adding automation software (www.theregister.co.uk) Más...

LEARJET 35 CRASH Teterboro NJ

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A Learjet 35 just crashed on approach to KTEB - Tail # N452DA http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N452DA (www.reuters.com) Más...

Pilot Confesses Secret Just Moments before Takeoff. Hands Woman Envelope 21 Years in the Making

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With all the airline horror stories of late, sometimes the happy ones need to be posted. Here is a video of a Southwest captain celebrating his one millionth passenger....classy. (www.liftable.com) Más...

Court ruling nullifies US requirement that hobbyists register drones

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A federal appeals court on Friday struck down a regulation requiring the public to register drones. The US Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia found that the Federal Aviation Administration did not have the authority to regulate so-called "model aircraft." If it stands, the decision means that the public does not have to abide by the FAA requirement established in 2015. The ruling is not yet enforceable, however, as the court gave the FAA seven days (PDF) to consider… (arstechnica.com) Más...

Why the Future Air Force One needs to be a 747

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Despite the fact four-engine passenger jets are not the most economical to operate anymore, the United States Air Force requirements for presidential transport dictates that it needs to be a four-engine jet mainly for redundancy and to be able to carry the necessary amount of people and personnel. (www.popularmechanics.com) Más...

Luxury Terminal at LAX

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Only at LAX, we would expect a luxury terminal for the wealthy as well as Hollywood celebrities. Membership is $7,500 per year plus fees for every flight up to four people per entourage; $2,700 for a domestic flight and $3,000 for an international flight. (www.yahoo.com) Más...

Singapore Changi Airport Terminal Reopened after Fire

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Singapore Changi Airport's Terminal 2 reopened five hours after a fire broke out, which prevented its use and affected flight operations. (www.bloomberg.com) Más...

Teterboro’s Circling Approach to Runway 1 Can Be Tricky

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With strong winds out of the west, conditions that existed at the time of Monday’s Learjet crash, starting the turn to the runway early is crucial. (www.flyingmag.com) Más...

Why planes don’t want to share airspace with A380s

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THE world’s biggest passenger planes may get more room in the skies to improve safety for other aircraft after a terrifying wake turbulence drama. Germany’s Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation (BFU) has strongly recommended an “urgent review” of spacing between heavy aircraft and smaller jets after a dramatic midair incident involving a Sydney-bound Emirates A380 and a Bombardier Challenger jet in January. (www.ondtravel.net) Más...

Richard Branson Hints at Starting New U.S. Airline

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With Alaska dropping the Virgin America brand in 2019 and following disputes regarding royalty paymeents to use the Virgin brand, Richard Branson hints at a possibility of starting up a new Virgin-branded airline in the U.S. (www.bloomberg.com) Más...

Four reasons to opt for executive aviation

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Understand why private aircraft are part of the routine of successful professionals... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Más...

Mechanic says he was fired for refusing to sign off on faulty jet

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Bosses at charter-jet service Pro Pilots LLC didn’t want to hear mechanic Dennis Portalatin’s concerns about the nine-seat Dassault Falcon 20, which had eight “discrepancies,” including a leak in a wing and the fuselage, he charges in New Jersey federal court. (nypost.com) Más...

JetBlue paints Airbus A320 in colors of New York City police

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JetBlue rolled out its newest special paint scheme Monday, unveiling a livery honoring the New York City Police Department. The Airbus A320 will begin flying through JetBlue’s 101-city network after Monday’s unveiling at New York’s JFK Airport, the carrier’s busiest base. (www.airlineboarding.com) Más...

PICTURES: Air Baltic deploys CS300 on Moscow route

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Latvia's Air Baltic has started deploying the Bombardier CS300 for flights to Moscow. The Riga-based carrier says it yesterday operated its first commercial CS300 flight to the Russian capital's Sheremetyevo airport, having previously assigned Boeing 737s to the route. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

Air Force One damages blamed on Boeing mechanics

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Boeing reimbursed the US government $4 million after three company mechanics damaged the oxygen system for a VC-25A, a modified VIP 747-200 also known as Air Force One, the US Air Force says in a new accident investigation report. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

Incident: Air Canada plane diverted after passenger tries to open door

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An Air Canada flight from Jamaica to Toronto was diverted to Orlando, Florida, after authorities say a passenger became aggressive, attacked the crew with coffee pots and tried to open the cabin door. (www.montrealgazette.com) Más...

Airlines make it tougher to find frequent flyer seats

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CarTrawler's annual Reward Seat Availability Survey found frequent-flyer seats available on 72.4 percent of the flights it checked, down from 76.6 percent last year. (www.cnbc.com) Más...

Plane spotters boost airport security in Montreal

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Montreal airport recognizes the fact that plane spotters improve airport security. (www.cbc.ca) Más...

WOW Air To Start Offering Flights To Israel From LAX In September

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Icelandic low-cost carrier WOW Air announced Tuesday that it will begin offering flights to Israel’s Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport from eight U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, beginning Sept. 12. One-way tickets went on sale Tuesday, with prices starting at $149 from Boston, New York, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Chicago, and $199 from LAX, San Francisco and Miami. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Más...

Talks on planned laptop ban for European-US flights end with no deal

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Discussions over keeping laptops and large electronics out of more US-bound flight cabins ended yesterday without an agreement to widen the ban. In March, the US Department of Homeland Security barred US-bound passengers from 10 airports from taking any electronics larger than a cell phone onto planes. The UK instituted a similar ban, but it covered whole countries rather than specific airports. Earlier this month, CBS News reported talks were underway about expanding the laptop ban to cover… (arstechnica.com) Más...

The New A350-1000. Virgin Atlantic Cabin Crew Embark on a 12-Hour Flight to Nowhere

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How about flying a 12-hour flight to nowhere? That's exactly what 13 Virgin Atlantic Cabin Crew did last Thursday when they tested the new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft. And get this, 350 other 'passengers' even volunteered for the flight from Toulouse - back to Toulouse! (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Más...

Canada Calls Boeing's Trade Challenge ‘Lousy Customer Relations’

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Boeing Co.’s pursuit of a trade complaint against Canadian rival Bombardier Inc. at a time it’s negotiating with the government on a major sale of military aircraft is “lousy customer relations,” Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. said. (www.bloomberg.com) Más...

"Pop-Up Hold" Idea Wins the Airbus 2017 Fly Your Ideas Contest

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A team of inventors from the University of Hong Kong has won the Airbus 2017 Fly Your Ideas contest with a new and revolutionary idea for cabin-accessible storage for passengers. (www.dailymail.co.uk) Más...

Avianca Brasil received its second A330-200 and is ready to operate with flights to Miami

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Airline will begin operations between Brazil in the United States; Aircraft is configured in two classes of service, with a high standard of comfort... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Más...

Canada says it may drop $2B Boeing fighter deal over CSeries subsidy dispute

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Boeing must be very worried about the C-Series for this would just be a starter in the dispute. WestJet and Air Canada are buying a lot of Boeing products which could be made subject to duty giving Airbus a foot back into the market of which they have been out for the foreseeable future. (www.seattletimes.com) Más...

Singapore Airlines Is Retiring 5 A380 Aircraft — Will They Find A New Home?

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I don’t think there’s an airline that takes more pride in operating a new fleet than Singapore Airlines. Nowadays planes can be operated for several decades as long as they’re properly maintained, and often passengers won’t even know the difference. However, Singapore Airlines takes a lot of pride in their fleet, and often retires planes after just a decade in service. (www.aviationfigure.com) Más...

Iberia implants third cabin on flights to Brazil until the end of the year

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The forecast was announced by the President of the Spanish airline, Luis Gallego, during a visit to Brazil. (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Más...

Incident: Canada B787 near Iqaluit on May 13th 2017, floating spoiler

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The crew decided to divert to Toronto,ON (Canada), where the aircraft landed safely about 2:45 hours later. (avherald.com) Más...

Etihad Airways To Launch Airbus A380 Flights to Paris

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The twice daily service to begin on July 1, will replace one of the two Boeing 777-300ER services to Charles de Gaulle Airport with the A380, and it will feature the carrier’s acclaimed The Residence first class product, the world’s first three-room suite on a commercial airliner. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

LAX : Collision camion - avion

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Les autorités font état de huit blessés, à la suite d'une collision entre un Boeing 737 et un camion d'entretien à l'aéroport international de Los Angeles. Le porte-parole des pompiers souligne que deux personnes à bord du camion sont blessées gravement et que six autres, qui étaient aussi à bord du véhicule, souffrent de blessures mineures. L'avion, en provenance de Mexico, transportait 146 personnes. Il s'agissait du vol 642 d'Aeromexico. (ici.radio-canada.ca) Más...

Incident: Westjet B737 near Denver on May 14th 2017, engine flamed out and restarted

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A Westjet Boeing 737-800, registration C-GJWS performing flight WS-1119 from Las Vegas,NV (USA) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 163 people on board, was enroute at FL350 near Denver,CO (USA) when the left hand engine (CFM56) rolled back to about 50% N1 and flamed out. (avherald.com) Más...

Delta Air Lines Links Its Rewards Program to Lyft

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Delta Air Lines customers can now earn award miles traveling by car, part of an agreement announced Wednesday with the car-sharing service Lyft. The airline suggested that its fliers preferred Lyft over the much larger Uber, which has been engaged in public disputes with drivers and employees. When Delta frequent fliers link their Lyft and SkyMiles accounts, they will earn one point for every dollar spent on all Lyft rides, not just those to the airport. (www.nytimes.com) Más...

Delta Eyes Big Late Summer Order; Analysts Don't Like Boeing's Chances

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Delta Air Lines may issue a request for proposals in August or September as it weighs 74 orders for either Airbus A320neo or Boeing 737 Max jets, plus an extra 75 options on more planes. (www.bizjournals.com) Más...

Emirates Opens Up a Slew of New A380 Routes – Beijing, Shanghai and Birmingham Get Upgraded

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Good news Birmingham, Beijing and Shanghai – you’re about to enjoy the Emirates’ flagship aircraft on all services to and from Dubai. That’s what we found out Monday when the Dubai-based airline announced the three destinations would go all A380 – replacing the current Boeing 777-300 aircraft used on these services. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Más...

Pop-up hold wins Airbus' Fly Your Ideas 2017 contest

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We've all endured the stress of not being able to cram our hand luggage into the plane's overhead lockers. But a new invention could change everything, in the shape of a pop-up compartment which sits under the seat in front, giving each passenger their own personal storage hold. The concept was designed by a team of students at the University of Hong Kong, and won a contest held by aircraft manufacturer Airbus. (www.aviationfigure.com) Más...

Wow Air to serve Tel Aviv

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Low cost carrier WOW air will connect Tel Aviv with Montreal and Toronto, offering four flights each week starting September 12, 2017. The new service will be available for booking starting on May 16, 2017. “We are thrilled to add Tel Aviv to our growing list of overseas destinations for Canadians,” says Skúli Mogensen, CEO of WOW air (www.breakingtravelnews.com) Más...

Elvis Presley's Lockheed JetStar Going up for Auction

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After sitting on the Roswell tarmac for 30 years, Elvis' red Lockheed JetStar is going to be auctioned off on May 27. Even though it's not airworthy at this time, the airframe is estimated to be worth between $2 million and $3.5 million; the starting bid was at $10,000 and there's already one bidder. (www.charlotteobserver.com) Más...

S7 Airlines launches first international service from St. Petersburg

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Russia’s S7 Airlines began international flights from St. Petersburg Pulkovo International Airport May 9, with 3X-weekly Airbus A319 services to Berlin Tegel. The carrier’s network from Pulkovo now includes seven destinations, comprising Berlin, Bryansk, Kaliningrad, Kaluga, Moscow, Novosibirsk and Yaroslavl. (atwonline.com) Más...

Boeing unit seeks talks with Canada over jets threat: source

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Boeing Co.’s defence unit wants talks with Canadian officials as it tries to fend off a government threat to scrap the purchase of 18 Super Hornet jets, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday. Canada suggested on Thursday it could ditch its plans to buy the jets if the United States backed Boeing’s claims that Canadian plane maker Bombardier Inc. dumped jetliners in the U.S. market. (www.theglobeandmail.com) Más...

Guy Tries to Prove Earth is Flat with a Level on a Plane -- Gets Owned on Social Media

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A flat-earth conspiracy theorist took a spirit level on a plane to “prove” the earth is flat. He also filmed it... Presumably in the name of science? (www.indy100.com) Más...

Sorry, you can’t protest security screening by getting naked for the TSA

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An Oregon man who stripped naked at an airport security screening checkpoint must pay a $500 fine after a federal appeals court ruled that the First Amendment does not protect this method of protest. The nude protest at Portland International Airport (PDX) by a traveler named John Brennan prompted legal action by both the federal government and the state of Oregon. Portland prosecutors charged him with indecent exposure. A local judge acquitted him, saying that Oregon cannot "punish"… (arstechnica.com) Más...

New Ejection Seat Allows USAF to Lift F-35 Pilot Weight Restriction

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The United States Air Force has announced the removal of a weight restriction for F-35 pilots with the advent of a new ejection seat. Pilots that weighed less than 136 lbs were previously prohibited from flying the F-35 because of concerns that the ejection system could cause neck injuries during deployment and opening of the parachutes should a punch-out needed to occur. (www.upi.com) Más...

Man Removed From Flight After Threatening Crew, Attempting To Open Cabin Door

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Video of an incident that forced Air Canada flight 1805 to make an emergency landing at Orlando International Airport Monday was released Wednesday. The video captures the moment that officials forcibly removed an aggressive passenger from the plane after he threatened flight crew and passengers with coffee pots and attempted to open the cabin door midway through the flight. The Canadian man, later identified as Brandon Courneyea, was arrested upon arrival at the Florida airport following the… (www.ibtimes.com) Más...

Seventh annual Discover Aviation Day scheduled Saturday

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NEW RUSSIA TWP. — A local organization is hoping to spark an interest in aviation for area youths this weekend. Saturday marks the seventh annual Discover Aviation Day at the Lorain County Regional Airport, 44050 Russia Road. The event will feature several aviation-themed activities for children and adults alike. (www.chroniclet.com) Más...