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Man claims airline forced him to move seats over prosthetic leg

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The Federal Aviation Administration’s guidelines say that “presence of the prosthesis would not be the determinant” for performing exit seat duties, but rather physical ability. (nypost.com) Más...

Indian Fighter Jet Missing in Region Claimed by China

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The Sukhoi SU-30 aircraft had taken off on a routine training mission when radar and radio contact was lost roughly 60 kilometers north of an air force base in Tezpur, the official said, declining to be named. Contact has yet to be established with the aircraft, this person said. Details released so far indicate "that something catastrophic happened," distinguished fellow at the New Delhi-based Centre for Air Power Studies, Manmohan Bahadur. (www.bloomberg.com) Más...

Embraer enters critical phase in KC-390 programme, analyst says

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Embraer is entering a critical period for its KC-390 tanker transport aircraft as the programme could use a shot-in-the-arm from converting letters of interest (LOI) into firm orders, according to a prominent aerospace analyst. (www.janes.com) Más...

Embraer Executive Jets Expands Service in Russia

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Embraer Executive Jets announced the appointment of JF Service as its new authorized service center for Legacy 450s and 500s in Russia. The Moscow-based company will support operators of Embraer midsize jets with local and EASA registrations. This partnership follows the growth of Embraer’s business jet fleet in the region. Presently, more than 220 Embraer business jets are based in Europe and Africa, and Embraer recently delivered its first Legacy 500 to a Russian customer. (www.ainonline.com) Más...

The Airbus A380 superjumbo is the next big thing in private jets

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The Airbus A380 has officially found a new lease on life as an ultraluxurious private jet. On Monday, Sparfell & Partners announced at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition that it would sell secondhand Airbus superjumbos as head-of-state aircraft. The Geneva-based firm also announced that it would work with London's Winch Design to create the A380 private jet's opulent interior. (finance.yahoo.com) Más...

London City first in UK to get remote air traffic control

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London City is to become the first UK airport to replace its air traffic control tower with a remotely operated digital system. Instead of sitting in a tower overlooking the runway, controllers will be 120 miles away, watching live footage from high-definition cameras. (www.bbc.com) Más...