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Boeing Guidance on 737 Max Stall Protection System Under Fire

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Boeing failed to communicate with 737 Max operators new procedures for addressing cases in which the airplane’s automatic stall prevention system commands the nose of the airplane downward, potentially resulting the kind of steep dive that appears to have led to the fatal crash of Lion Air Flight 610, according to pilot union officials quoted by the Wall Street Journal. Meant to improve pitch response at high angles of attack and prevent pilots from raising the airplane’s nose too high, the… (www.ainonline.com) Más...

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No cause found yet for Leicester City helicopter crash

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UK investigators have so far been unable to discover why a Leonardo Helicopters AW169 lost control and crashed shortly after take-off, killing all five on board. In its initial report into the 27 October incident, the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch says that the "cause of the apparent loss of yaw control has yet to be determined". "Investigation of the tail rotor control system is being carried out as a priority," it says. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

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Pilot gender imbalance will take time to fix: EasyJet

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A global imbalance in the number of female compared with male pilots is going to take "some time to change", believes EasyJet’s chief operating officer Chris Browne. Speaking at the Accelerate Aviation conference in London today, Browne says that worldwide only 5% of pilots are female and that "until recently" they could all fit on board a single Airbus A380. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

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Aerial Support Key to Fighting Southern California Fires

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As a resident of Agoura Hills, one of the communities evacuated as a result of the devastating Woolsey Fire, I was closely watching the progression of the fire as it quickly ravaged the hillsides surrounding our neighborhood. The fire flared up on Thursday afternoon and within less than 30 hours had burned through 70,000 acres, fueled by raging Santa Ana winds topping 50 mph. The strong winds prevented aerial firefighters from attacking the flames. The only reason few homes in Oak Park, Agoura… (www.flyingmag.com) Más...

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Gulfstream G600 approaching the finishing line

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Gulfstream has almost wrapped up certification tests on its G600, with flight into known icing, and function and reliability trials the only evaluations remaining before US approval is granted for the super-large-cabin, long-range business jet later this year. The five aircraft in the flight-test fleet have accumulated more than 2,700h across 715 sorties, and the aircraft remains on track for service entry in early 2019, the US airframer says. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

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Japan Airlines pilots failed alcohol tests 19 times since since August 2017 causing 12 flight delays

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Japan Airlines pilots have failed breathalyzer alcohol tests on 19 occasions since August 2017, causing 12 domestic flight delays due to pilot switches, JAL officials have revealed to the Mainichi Shimbun. The major airline introduced a new type of detector for in-house checks that month. The revelation comes on the heels of the arrest of a JAL co-pilot in London by British police in October this year for allegedly arriving for duty on a flight to Haneda Airport in Tokyo with alcohol levels… (www.airlive.net) Más...

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China Southern to leave SkyTeam

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China Southern has announced that it will leave the SkyTeam alliance next year as it pursues new partnerships with carriers around the world. In disclosures to the Hong Kong and Shanghai stock exchanges, the carrier says it will not renew its SkyTeam membership from 1 January 2019, and that it will complete the transition arrangements within the year. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

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Spirit Penetrates Into Austin With Nine Destinations

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The Texan Capital City, Austin (AUS), will get a massive Spirit expansion starting February 14, 2019. The Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier will be coming in hot from nine destinations: Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Orlando, New Orleans, and Los Angeles. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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Boeing, FAA weigh software fix on 737 Max plane after crash

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At issue is a software fix for the aircraft type involved in a deadly crash in Indonesia last month, to ensure that the plane won’t dive aggressively without pilot commands. (www.chicagobusiness.com) Más...

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Yakutia eyes IL-114-300 for fleet renewal

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Yakutia Airlines is considering modernizing the Russian carrier’s regional fleet with Ilyushin IL-114-300 aircraft as the company plans to retire the Antonov An-24RV. Airline and Ilyushin representatives met Nov. 14 to discuss the potential purchase. “Yakutia will retire its Antonov An-24RV fleet in near future as these aircraft lifetime is coming to an end. (www.atwonline.com) Más...

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Manufacturer had concerns about engine part that led to woman's death on Southwest flight

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(CNN)The design of an engine fan blade that snapped on a Southwest flight in April, breaking an airplane window and partially sucking a woman out of it, has been a concern since the engine's earliest days, the manufacturer told investigators at a hearing Wednesday. The hearing before the National Transportation Safety Board and an NTSB report also revealed frightening new details about the chaotic scene aboard Flight 1380, when pilots heard a loud bang, wind roared into the cabin through… (www.cnn.com) Más...

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Delta Airline Tells Passenger They Didn’t Know He Was on Flight From Atlanta to San Antonio

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The passenger, who asked not to be identified, told Channel 2’s Justin Wilfon he became suspicious that something was wrong when he went to check in online for his flight home and the system wouldn’t let him. That’s when he called Delta. The airline told the man that he was a no-show on his flight to San Antonio, so they canceled his return flight. Delta eventually rebooked the man. (www.aviationrepublic.com) Más...

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Prankster posing as ATC, uses walkie-talkie to order Argentinian aircraft to takeoff

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As part of a prank, a private pilot in Argentina used a handheld communication device to give instructions to active aircraft at the Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP) in Buenos Aires. (www.gatechecked.com) Más...

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Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

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U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines has emerged as the probable buyer for 10 Airbus A330neo jets worth $3 billion, industry sources said, in a boost for the becalmed European model. Airbus announced an order for 10 of the 300-seat aircraft in its latest monthly order update on Friday, but withheld the name of the buyer for the Oct. 30 deal. Two industry sources, asking not to be named, said Delta was the buyer. A third said Delta had been looking to expand an existing order for 25 A330neo aircraft.… (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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AAIB investigation AgustaWestland AW169 "did not respond to Pilot commands"

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Link includes previously unscene video that may be upsetting to some viewers The helicopter that crashed outside Leicester City's stadium, killing five people, did not respond to the pilot's command, initial findings show. Club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others died when the aircraft came down after a match on 27 October. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said the helicopter started to turn right "contrary to the pilot's left pedal command".… (www.bbc.com) Más...

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Pilots says Boeing didn't disclose jet's new control feature

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Boeing didn't tell airline pilots about features of a new flight-control system in its 737 MAX that reportedly is a focus of the investigation into last month's deadly crash in Indonesia, according to pilots who fly the jet in the U.S. (finance.yahoo.com) Más...

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Airbus indicates A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW

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Airbus is looking at taking the maximum take-off weight of the A321neo above 100t in order to extend the range of the type beyond that of the new A321LR. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

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United Airlines announces Boeing 787-10 aircraft will operate between Newark and six European destinations

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United Airlines today announced it will operate its newest Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on six trans-Atlantic routes from its Newark hub beginning in March 2019. United was the first North American airline to take delivery of the 787-10, and is also the first airline in the world to have the entire family of Boeing’s 787-8, 787-9 and 787-10 Dreamliners in its fleet. United’s 787-10 features 44 United Polaris® business class seats, 21 United® Premium Plus seats, 54 Economy Plus seats and 199 standard… (worldairlinenews.com) Más...

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American takes the next step for new uniforms: Field test begins

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merican Airlines made this announcement: After much anticipation and excitement, today more than 1,000 American Airlines team members from Flight Service, Airport Customer Service and Premium Customer Services will begin field testing their new uniform. The six-month field test is the next step in delivering an industry-leading uniform program designed in collaboration with frontline team members, ensuring the highest levels of textile safety, comfort, durability and brand integrity. Over the… (worldairlinenews.com) Más...

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Brussels Airlines retires an Airbus A330-300 (OO-SFN) after 25 years of service

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Brussels Airlines has retired its first Airbus A330-300. The pictured A330-301 OO-SFN (msn 037) departed Brussels on November 13 for storage at the Pinal Airpark, Arizona. OO-SFN was originally delivered to SABENA on July 30, 1997 and later served with SN Brussels Airlines and at the end, Brussels Airlines. At one time it carried “Music our freedom” special markings. (worldairlinenews.com) Más...

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Allegiant to add 9 new routes from Sarasota/Bradenton

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Allegiant Air is adding 9 new routes from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport for this winter/spring season. Allegiant Air is also adding a new nonstop seasonal service between Louisville (Louisville International Airport – SDF) and New Orleans (Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport). Starting on February 22, 2019 Sarasota-Bradenton passengers will be able to fly nonstop to Asheville, North Carolina, and Baltimore, Maryland. Starting in April, 2019, the carrier will offer… (worldairlinenews.com) Más...

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Boy, 4, died on flight #WY672 despite emergency landing in Abu Dhabi

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The body of a boy, 4, has been repatriated to India on an Etihad flight after he died on board a flight from Saudi Arabia. The flight had to make an emergency landing in Abu Dhabi on Monday after the boy, Yahya Puthiyapurayil, suffered an epileptic seizure. The seizure happened 45 minutes after the Oman Air flight took off from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (www.airlive.net) Más...

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