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Airbus A321LR Completes First Transatlantic Flight

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On Tuesday, the newest product of the Airbus A320 family, the A321LR, completed the first transatlantic flight, from Le Bourget Airport in Paris, France, to New York’s JFK. The trip was made by a test aircraft, with registration D-AVZO, in 8-hours and 44-minutes. (airlinegeeks.com) Más...

LATAM Chile is In Trouble With Its Boeing 787 Dreamliners

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Santiago - A Boeing 787 of LATAM Chile is proving to be the most affected aircraft by the problems of Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines, needing urgent repairs. (airlinerwatch.com) Más...

(Video) This Is What It's Like To Fly Over The Super Bowl In An Air Force F-16

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MINNEAPOLIS — There are few things as “USA, USA” as the jets screaming overhead at the start of the Super Bowl. But making that happen at exactly the climax of the national anthem is a pretty complex logistical challenge, particularly when the formation has three generations of air power flying together: an F-16, an A-10, and a World War II-era P-51. I wanted to find out how this works first hand, so we headed to Minneapolis and linked up with the Air Force team getting ready to do the flyover… (www.youtube.com) Más...

A380 Production Will Create 'Digestible' Losses: Airbus

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Airbus intends to reduce A380 output to six units a year from 2020 in a bid to sustain its flagship programme while keeping losses from the aircraft's production at a "digestible" level. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

American Airlines agent saves 2 girls from alleged human trafficking suspect

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SACRAMENTO, California (KTRK) -- A man is accused of trying to lure two underage girls to New York with the promise of jobs in entertainment and modeling. But a quick-thinking American Airlines ticketing agent is being credited with keeping the girls safe after they were just one free flight away from meeting a suspected human trafficker. (abc13.com) Más...

Officials probe first possible drone-related aircraft crash in the US

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US authorities have started investigating what could be the first drone-related aircraft crash in the US, according to Bloomberg. Pilots have been reporting more and more drone sightings these past few years based on data from the FAA, but most of those incidents have been harmless. That might not be the case this time around. The pilot and student flying the helicopter that crashed in South Carolina on Wednesday told investigators they saw a small drone appear in front of them while practicing… (www.engadget.com) Más...

FAA Tapes From That Oregon UFO Incident That Sent F-15s Scrambling

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Last November, The War Zone posted an exclusive story detailing a bizarre incident involving an unidentified aircraft that transited the skies of the Pacific Northwest in the early evening of October 25th, 2017. What started as a radar target moving at very high speed over Northern California turned into a series of eyewitness accounts made by nearby airline pilots traveling northward over Oregon. Even F-15 fighters were launched to intercept the mysterious intruder that quickly became invisible… (www.thedrive.com) Más...

Inside the Painting Hangars of Airbus

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Toulouse - The design and colors of an aircraft are the key aspects in the development of identity of a company that will operate it, and to ensure that they are applied correctly, Airbus has a center in Toulouse in which more than 400 people work. (airlinerwatch.com) Más...

The Boeing 777X And Its Unmatched Foldable Wings

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An unusual scene may become commonplace at airports in a few years if Boeing succeeds in making a new system safe for commercial operation. (airlinerwatch.com) Más...

Boeing Receives 787-10 Production Certificate

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Moving a step closer to first delivery next month, the US Federal Aviation Administration awarded Boeing a production certificate for the 787-10 on 15 February, the manufacturer says. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

Airbus in Talks on Further Hike in Single-Aisle Production

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PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus said it was in talks with suppliers to increase the production rate of its best-selling single aisle jet further, with its chief executive also calling on engine makers to deliver on their commitments after high-profile delays. (www.reuters.com) Más...

Norwegian Reveals Major London-Gatwick Expansion

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Norwegian Air will expand its network with more long-haul flights from London-Gatwick (LGW)—as its largest global base—to Latin America and Asia. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

An airline pilot reveals a major reason why flights today are less comfortable and frequently delayed

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It's weird, when you think about it. More people are flying than ever before, but they're doing so in smaller and smaller planes. The average commercial jet holds about a third fewer passengers than it did thirty years ago. (www.businessinsider.com) Más...

Antonov An-148 Simulations to Check Warning System Effectiveness

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Russia's federal air transport regulator is to use a full-flight Antonov An-148 simulator to examine whether the type's warning systems on in-flight upset are adequate. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

Airbus Chief Hails A400M Contract Review As 'Breakthrough'

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Airbus foresees a charge worth €1.3 billion ($1.6 billion) associated with the A400M programme for 2018, after the manufacturer reached a tentative agreement with its launch customers to revise their contracts for the tactical transport. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

Delta to take Canadian made C Series jets until U.S. facility opens

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Delta Air Lines said Thursday it will take delivery of Canadian-made C Series jets this year after Bombardier Inc. scored a big trade victory in the United States against Boeing. The U.S. airline said it will accept the first of the 75 CS100s it ordered later this year until the Airbus/Bombardier facility in Alabama is up and running. (www.canadianbusiness.com) Más...

Philippine Airlines Plans to Extend Its Wide-Body Fleet With Airbus A350-1000

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Already a customer of the Airbus A350-900, Philippine Airlines might add to its fleet the elongated version of the type. On February 15, the Asian carrier announced its interest to the A350-1000. (airlinerwatch.com) Más...

Private Jet-Setters Against Better Air Travel

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President Trump’s 2019 budget proposal again includes a good idea to improve American air travel: separating air-traffic control from the Federal Aviation Administration. But oddly the idea wasn’t part of Mr. Trump’s infrastructure plan this week, and one reason may be implacable opposition from the lobbyists for the paupers known as the corporate jet lobby. (www.wsj.com) Más...

Bombardier May Begin CSeries Deliveries to Delta in 2018

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Bombardier suggests that it could deliver CS100s to Delta Air Lines from its Montreal Mirabel facility this year, despite earlier comments from the airline that it wanted the aircraft to come from the airframer's proposed Alabama assembly site. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

Sichuan Airlines Signs for 10 Airbus A350-900s

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China’s Sichuan Airlines has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 10 Airbus A350-900s. The deal, still subject to government approval and valued at 200 billion yuan ($31.56 billion), amounts to the largest aircraft signing ever by the Chengdu-based airline. (www.ainonline.com) Más...

Airbus Delivers Its First A350-1000 to Launch Customer Qatar Airways

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Airbus has delivered the world’s first A350-1000 widebody airliner to launch customer Qatar Airways at a delivery event in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is the first of 37 A350-1000s ordered by the carrier and is the first ever Airbus aircraft fitted with the revolutionary new Qsuite seats, offering the first ever double bed in Business class. Qatar Airways is the world’s largest A350 XWB family customer with 76 aircraft on order and the largest A350-1000 customer. (www.airbus.com) Más...

Airbus Readies A350-1000 For Delivery, Dismisses Boeing 777-9

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Airbus will deliver its first A350-1000 to launch customer Qatar Airways within hours, making the end to a nearly two-month wait for the ceremonial handover (leehamnews.com) Más...

Emirates to Operate First Ever Airbus A380 to Beirut

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Today, Emirates announced that it will operate a special one-off Airbus A380 service to Beirut on March 29, becoming the carrier’s first-ever scheduled A380 service to the Lebanese capital. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

Copa Airlines Enhances Alliance With Lufthansa

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Copa Airlines (CM) and Lufthansa (LH), as members of the Star Alliance, reached an agreement that increases their commercial relations. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

Inside Airbus’ Latest Long-Range Aircraft Design at JFK

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The Airbus A321LR — long range, has the ability to fly up to 4,000 nm nonstop. Two weeks into the flight testing phase, Airbus sent the future single-aisle aircraft across the Atlantic to show off its long-range capabilities. (airlinegeeks.com) Más...

Qatar Airways to Put First Airbus A350-1000 On London-Heathrow Route

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Qatar Airways is set to operate its first Airbus A350-1000 service to London Heathrow as it prepares to receive the aircraft at a ceremony in Toulouse. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America Cabin Crew Reach Key Step In Merger

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Just over a month after Alaska Airlines and Virgin America began flying under a single operating certificate, the Association of Flight Attendants declared that it had reached an agreement with Alaska Airlines. The tentative merger agreement represents 5,400 flight attendants working for the newly merged Seattle-based carrier under a labor union that represents over 50,000 different cabin crew members for various U.S. carriers. (airlinegeeks.com) Más...

Leaping elk crashes low-flying research helicopter

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An elk leaped into the tail rotor of a research helicopter that was trying to capture it and brought down the helicopter in a collision that also killed the elk, authorities said Tuesday. (kutv.com) Más...

Hawaiian Airlines to Launch ATR 72 Freighter Operations in March 2018

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Hawaiian Airlines plans to launch full-freighter operations from Honolulu to the cities Kahului and Hilo with its newly delivered ATR 72-200(F)s (airlinerwatch.com) Más...

Lufthansa and Munich Airport Introduce Humanoid Robot

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Lufthansa and Munich Airport have started testing of a humanoid robot in Terminal 2 of the airport. The robot, given the name “Josie Pepper,” is there to provide information and answer questions for passengers in Terminal 2. Passengers can ask for directions to their gate or certain shops or restaurants, and Josie Pepper will give them a prompt response. The robot itself is 120 cm (3.9ft.) tall and speaks English. (airlinegeeks.com) Más...

Plane lands in Toronto after severe turbulence injures multiple people

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A passenger flight was forced to land in Toronto after a severe spell of turbulence caused multiple people on board to sustain injuries. (www.ctvnews.ca) Más...

Why the B-52 bomber will fly for 100 years

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The Air Force jusIn the world of heavy bombers, none has prevailed as long as the B-52 Stratofortress. The Cold Warrior joined the U.S. arsenal in 1954, eventually becoming part of a nuclear triad that, along with strategic missiles and submarines, was aimed at giving the Soviet Union pause. After the Berlin Wall fell, it slowly became an aerial jack of all trades. With its long range, minimal operating cost and ability to handle a wider array of weapons than any other aircraft, it just didn’t… (www.msn.com) Más...

Breaking News: The wreck of Iran Aseman's ATR 72 was found

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Tehran - The wreckage of Aseman Airlines' ATR 72, which crashed on February 18 with about 60 people on board, was located today (February 20) in a mountainous area in southwestern Iran. (airlinerwatch.com) Más...

DELTA obligée d'acheter des avions de la C-Series

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La compagnie pourrait attendre que Bombardier s'installe en Alabama. (ici.radio-canada.ca) Más...

VIDEO: Happy 36th Birthday to the Boeing 757!

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Happy Birthday to the Boeing 757 which is 36 years old today! This video is the first flight of the first Boeing 757 ever built! (www.youtube.com) Más...

Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

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Bombardier expects to begin delivering CSeries aircraft to Delta Air Lines this year, saying there is no longer any impediment to delivering CS100s straight from its Mirabel, Canada, final assembly line to the Atlanta-based airline. (atwonline.com) Más...

United Airlines CEO Munoz’s Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

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With its new Polaris business class service, United Airlines has learned a powerful lesson: Sometimes, in the airline business, simple is best. (skift.com) Más...

Boeing Aims to Keep Increasing Its Record Pace of Commercial Aircraft Production

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Boeing will produce over 900 planes per year at the end of the decade, Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg told CNBC. Boeing completes the production of its planes at a record pace and aims to maintain climbing. Last year Boeing delivered a record level of commercial aircraft. When you divide the 763 aircraft to the whole year, it makes one new plane every 11,5 hours, and Muilenburg says the company's production speed is going to continue rising. (airlinerwatch.com) Más...

United Boeing 777 lands in Honolulu after losing engine cover

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Passengers on a United Airlines flight got a jolt Tuesday when an engine cover came off their Boeing 777 as it was en route to Honolulu from San Francisco. (www.usatoday.com) Más...

Boeing Partners With Oerlikon to Speed Up Adoption of 3D Printing

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Boeing is co-operating with Swiss engineering group Oerlikon to jointly develop additive manufacturing processes in a bid to accelerate the technology's wider employment. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

Saratov Airlines to Restore Antonov An-148 Operations

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Saratov Airlines is to resume operations with Antonov An-148s, days after suspending flights with the type in the wake of the fatal accident in Moscow. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

The A350-1000 spreads its wings on a globe-trotting demonstration tour

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Twelve stopovers in three weeks provides high visibility for the latest A350 XWB jetliner version (www.airbus.com) Más...

Raging woman kicked off Delta Air Lines flight after throwing a tantrum when she was sat next to a mum and baby

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FOOTAGE shows a raging woman being kicked off a flight after complaining about sitting next to a mum and baby and threatening to have cabin crew fired. The incident is said to have taken place on board a Delta Airlines aircraft which was about to take off from New York’s JFK airport. (www.thesun.co.uk) Más...

Ukraine International Airlines Expands Its Long-Haul Fleet With A Boeing 777-200ER

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On Feb 16, 2018, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) expanded its long-haul fleet with a Boeing 777-200ER. The press service of the Kiev-based airline operator reported that the plane is enrolled in Ukraine as UR-GOA. UIA will configure the new 777-200ER with 361 seats in three classes, Business, Premium, and Economy. (airlinerwatch.com) Más...

South African Airways will fly Airbus A330-300 on Heathrow-Johannesburg route

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South African Airways has announced plans to operate its newest A330-300 aircraft between Heathrow and Johannesburg, but in turn will cut frequency on the route to just one flight per day. (www.airguideonline.com) Más...

Southwest Airlines to expand cargo business to Mexico

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Three and a half years after launching its first international flights, Southwest Airlines is looking abroad again with plans to add cargo service to several Mexican cities later this year, the company announced Monday. (www.chron.com) Más...

Singapore Airlines announces its first Boeing 787-10 route

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Singapore Airlines is the delivery customer of Boeing’s next-generation 787-10 Dreamliner. The airline will receive the first of the new planes, out of a total order of 49 of them, from the aircraft manufacturer in March. (www.airguideonline.com) Más...

Washington’s three largest airports handling 10 million more passengers than in 2008

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Southwest Airlines can rightly claim to be the most important airline serving Washington. Offering 28% more seats than second-placed United Airlines, 56% more than American Airlines and being nearly four times larger than Delta Air Lines in the market, Southwest’s capital capacity easily outstrips all of the USB3. (www.airguideonline.com) Más...

Iranian airline covertly bought parts from U.S. suppliers

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The U.S. has suspended the export privileges of a Turkish national and three related companies it says obtained American-made aircraft parts for Iranian airlines, violating U.S. sanctions. (www.cbsnews.com) Más...

UPS doubles future 747-8F fleet with new order for 14

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UPS Airlines has ordered 14 more Boeing 747-8Fs to double its future fleet of the re-engined jumbo freighter and add vital months, perhaps even years, to the type's backlog. The cargo airline has also ordered four more 767 freighters, it disclosed in separate announcements on Twitter today. The orders were revealed as UPS released annual earnings showing strong growth in 2017 and expectations of higher demand this year. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

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