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Southwest Airlines suddenly grounds scores of planes due to aircraft weight issues

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Southwest Airlines abruptly grounded 66 Boeing 737 aircraft in its fleet last Wednesday after issues with the carrier’s aircraft weight records were discovered. In an internal memo to employees on the matter that was obtained by the Chicago Business Journal, Southwest said: “Today (Wednesday) we discovered the weights being sent to our Dispatch Operation did not match our other weight records for a number of aircraft in the fleet. As a result, and out of an abundance of caution, we have stopped… (www.bizjournals.com) Más...

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VIDEO: Dash 8's Prop Wash Blows Baggage Dolly into United 737 at LAX

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On July 25, 2018 while taxiing for departure at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), California, prop wash from a preceding Bombardier Dash 8 blew a baggage dolly into the right engine of a United Airlines Boeing 737, tail number N62892, at 16:04 hours local time. As can be seen in this video, the Dash 8 is just beginning to move at the time its prop wash blows the baggage dolly free. Generally, the amount of thrust needed to initiate movement from a standstill ("breakaway thrust")… (www.youtube.com) Más...

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VIDEO: Runway Incursion: Near-Disaster at Springfield Branson National Airport

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On Wednesday June 27, 2018, about 12:51 central daylight time, a runway incursion occurred at Springfield-Branson National Airport, Springfield, Missouri when an airport operations vehicle ("VAN 7") crossed runway 14 while an Embraer 145, operated by Envoy Air as flight ENY 3660, was on its takeoff roll with 57 passengers aboard. This video reveals the circumstances surrounding the incursion, and the audio (courtesy of LiveATC.net) appears to unambiguously pin this incident squarely on… (www.youtube.com) Más...

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Stratolaunch set to fly

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Stratolaunch, the launch venture created by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, took the world’s biggest airplane out of its hangar this weekend (www.geekwire.com) Más...

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How FlightAware Turned into SharkAware Last Month

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When Southwest Airlines’ Brand Partnerships & Entertainment PR Team reached out to FlightAware about their plans to launch five aircraft with special shark insignia, we knew there was the potential to do something really fun and creative. The sky was the limit both literally and figuratively... (www.southwestaircommunity.com) Más...

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Airbus launches pilot training programme for high school graduates

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Airbus predicted that a total of 540,000 new pilots will be needed over the next two decades., and to help meet this demand, it is launching the Airbus Pilot Cadet Training Programme to include ab initio training. The programme is being launched in partnership with Escuela de Aviacion Mexico (EAM), located near to the Airbus Mexico Training Centre. After completing their initial training with EAM, cadets will qualify at the Airbus Mexico Training centre to become Airbus A320 pilots. (newsinflight.com) Más...

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No injuries reported after 2 planes collide at Chicago O'Hare Airport

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Two planes collided on the ground at Chicago O’Hare Airport on Wednesday. (www.accuweather.com) Más...

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A koala became an unlikely plane passenger this week on board an Eurowings flight from Dusseldorf to Edinburgh

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Tanami was travelling 700 miles from Duisburg Zoo in Dusseldorf, Germany to Scotland to join Edinburgh Zoo. (www.airlive.net) Más...

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London-Gatwick IT Meltdown: Whiteboards Used For Flight Display Information

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A massive IT outage from provider Vodafone shut down all flight information display boards in London-Gatwick Airport’s (LGW) North and South terminals. Staff at LGW had to think quickly and revert to quite an old method—the Whiteboard. Gatwick Airport said, “We are sorry, but due to an IT issue our flight information is not displaying correctly. Please use the temporary flight boards in the departure lounges or listen for airline flight announcements. We are expecting to resolve the issue soon… (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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Man flies employers Cessna 525 (N526CP) out of KSPK into his own home

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Investigators believe the twin-engine Cessna 525 belonged to Youd’s employer and that he intentionally flew into his own house; Sandoval said he was an experienced pilot. It wasn’t immediately clear who employed Youd or whether he was authorized to take the plane. (heavy.com) Más...

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Airlines are using these 5 planes to replace the Boeing 747 jumbo jet

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The jumbo jet's days as a passenger plane are numbered. The Boeing 747, once the go-to passenger jet for airlines around the world, is destined to live out its days as a cargo jet. "The future of the 747 is in the cargo business," Boeing vice president of marketing Randy Tinseth told Business Insider at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. (www.businessinsider.com) Más...

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Breaking: Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 Skids Off Runway in Manila (+Photos)

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A Xiamen Airlines Boeing 737-800 has skidded off the runway at Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport. According to local news, weather conditions in the area prevented the aircraft from landing on its first attempt. Flight MF8667 “had descended to FL180 towards Manila. It entered a holding pattern to the north-east of the airport for about 14 minutes before positioning for an approach to runway 24.” “The approach was aborted at 23:40 and the aircraft position for another approach. The… (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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Lufthansa tests water-scavenger additive for fuel decontamination

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Lufthansa is trialling use of a kerosene additive to remove water from fuel tanks on board aircraft. The "water scavenger" additive disperses water within the fuel, enabling removal of the contaminant from the system via the engine's combustion process. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

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Dexter, the emotional support peacock United Airlines wouldn't let fly, dies unexpectedly

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Dexter, the emotional support peacock who captured the public’s attention when he was denied entry on a United flight earlier this year, died unexpectedly in his “favorite human’s arms,” his owner announced Tuesday. The peacock’s owner, New York City-based artist Ventiko, revealed on an Instagram account specifically created for Dexter that the peafowl died around 1 p.m. on July 22. (www.foxnews.com) Más...

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PenAir Ordered To Liquidate Over 'Quickly Deteriorating Cash Position'

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A year after filing for bankruptcy, PenAir has been ordered by a federal judge to sell off its assets in order to avoid a complete shutdown. The Anchorage-based airline owes at least $10 million to more than 200 creditors, including the State of Alaska, the City of Unalaska, and Alaska Airlines. (www.kucb.org) Más...

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California Pacific Airlines Starts Service on November 1st

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Following a delay due to issues with lease and environmental review applications with San Diego County, California Pacific Airlines is officially scheduled to begin service out of Carlsbad on November 1, 2018. The airline appears to be putting priority emphasis on routes to Phoenix and San Jose first for business travelers while additional routes to Las Vegas, Oakland and Cabo San Lucas planned for roll-out in May 2019. San Diego County hopes to see success with both California Pacific as well… (www.thecoastnews.com) Más...

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Boeing 737 Deliveries Tumble to Lowest Since 2012 on Factory Jam

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Boeing Co. delivered only 29 single-aisle jetliners last month, the lowest tally since January 2012, as the planemaker dealt with supplier constraints that left dozens of unfinished 737 aircraft parked around a Seattle-area factory. The manufacturer recorded just 39 total commercial-jet deliveries last month, down from 82 in June, according to data posted on the company’s website Tuesday. While it’s not unusual for jet shipments to vary from month to month, Boeing’s slow July raises concern… (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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KLM welcomes its thirteen Dreamliner

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Amsterdam - On August 17, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines received its 13th Boeing 787-9 registered PH-BHP and baptized "Tulip". KLM’s Dreamliners are so far named after flowers or flowering plants. Other 787s in the KLM's fleet are called such as Orchid, Sunflower, Carnation, Lavender, and Marguerite, so the name for the latest Dreamliner is not a surprise. (airlinerwatch.com) Más...

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Horizon Air worker takes plane from Sea-Tac Airport, crashes on island in south Puget Sound

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A Horizon Air worker took off Friday night in one of the airline’s Q400 turboprops at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and crashed on an island in south Puget Sound after being coaxed by air-traffic control to try to land and trailed by two fighter jets, officials said. (www.seattletimes.com) Más...

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Drone Overflights Could Be Labeled 'Aerial Trespass'

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Regular drone flights could be defined as “aerial trespass” under a proposal discussed by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) in July, warns one aviation lawyer. The ULC provides draft legislation for independent adoption by state lawmakers and floated the idea last month at its annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, said Mark Dombroff, co-leader of the aviation practice of national law firm LeClairRyan. (www.ainonline.com) Más...

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Air Force 1 refurbished

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The big question since February has been, how is that $1.4 billion being calculated? Here, at last, is the Air Force’s answer. (www.defenseone.com) Más...

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Boeing foresees more single-aisle delivery delays in the 3rd quarter

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Seattle - Last week Boeing said that it foresees more delivery setbacks of its best-selling single-aisle due to the delays of fuselages and engines from suppliers. (airlinerwatch.com) Más...

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Delta Goes Against Trend, Continues Seatback Entertainment Push

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The future of inflight entertainment (IFE) — or more specifically, the hardware that comes with it — has become increasingly uncertain in recent years. As many airlines around the world — ranging from low-cost carriers to full-service behemoths — get rid of seat back televisions in favor of allowing passengers to stream entertainment on their own devices, the trend has continued to spread. (airlinegeeks.com) Más...

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Airline passenger convicted of sexually abusing a woman on a plane

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A man accused of undressing and fondling a Spirit Airlines passenger while she was asleep could spend the rest of his life behind bars. Prabhu Ramamoorthy, 35, was convicted of sexual abuse on board an aircraft for digitally penetrating the victim, the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Michigan said. (www.cnn.com) Más...

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Air France-KLM: Benjamin Smith, no 2 d'Air Canada, nommé DG.

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Benjamin Smith, numéro 2 d'Air Canada, a été nommé jeudi directeur général d'Air France-KLM, un choix qualifié par le gouvernement de «chance» pour le groupe aérien en pleine crise, mais accueilli avec méfiance par des syndicats. Cette nomination intervient après plus de trois mois de recherches ardues de l'homme providentiel qui pourrait donner un nouvel élan au groupe après le départ fracassant le 4 mai de son PDG Jean-Marc Janaillac, désavoué par le personnel consulté au sujet d'un accord… (www.lapresse.ca) Más...

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Ethiopian Airlines Defers Airbus A220 Decision Following Airbus Acquisition

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Ethiopian Airlines has suspended its planned order for at least 20 examples of the former Bombardier C Series following Airbus’s acquisition and renaming of the program now known as the A220. The airline engaged in an evaluation of the former Bombardier program for more than two years. However, now that the European airframer controls the program’s marketing, Ethiopian has decided to wait to gain a better understanding of Airbus’s plans. (www.ainonline.com) Más...

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PICTURE: Airbus prepares to fly first ACJ320neo

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Airbus has unveiled the first corporate version of its re-engined A320neo, which is due to be delivered to operator Acropolis Aviation. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

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Nordwind becomes the first airline to operate the Boeing 737-900 in Russia

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Moscow - Turkey-backed Pegas Touristik subsidiary Nordwind Airlines becomes the first operator of the Boeing 737-900 in Russia, the largest member of the 737NG family. Nordwind becomes the first airline to operate the Boeing 737-900. (airlinerwatch.com) Más...

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Opinion: Why It’s Important to Look at Aviation from a Big Picture Perspective

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Let’s face it; the vast majority of people don’t enjoy flying. From tight seats to surprising fees, the whole experience of hopping on an airplane can prove to be tedious. Despite this, there are several common denominators that make aviation one of the most integral and prosperous industries of our time. (airlinegeeks.com) Más...

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Dassault Falcon announces attractions at LABACE 2018

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Manufacturer confirms presence with two aircraft including the newest launch that will be in virtual tour in the brand new Falcon 6X in the 15th edition of LABACE, in São Paulo, Brazil... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Más...

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Pilot-training improvements in limbo: Russian investigators

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Russian investigators are claiming that several recommendations intended to enhance and reinforce pilot training have yet to be introduced. The Interstate Aviation Committee says it has previously noted “shortcomings” in the training of crews during inquiries into several accidents. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

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Washington: l'aéroport Ronald Reagan plongé dans le noir.

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L'aéroport Ronald Reagan de Washington a annoncé mercredi soir sur Twitter qu'il était affecté par une vaste coupure de courant, mais que les vols étaient toujours opérés malgré des ralentissements. « Nous sommes au courant d'une coupure de courant affectant tout l'aéroport et nous enquêtons. Mises à jour à suivre », a indiqué le compte officiel de l'aéroport. « Les vols sont opérés, toutefois les systèmes mécaniques sans électricité ralentissent l'embarquement et le débarquement », a ajouté… (www.lapresse.ca) Más...

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Get an Up-Close Look at Boeing's New CST-100 Starliner Spaceship (Photos)

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Tucked inside a former space shuttle parking garage is Boeing's CST-100 Starliner capsule. It's one of two new private space taxis that NASA has commissioned to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS). (www.space.com) Más...

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Delta and WestJet create cross-border joint venture

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Joint venture between the United States and Canada will provide more travel options between both countries... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Más...

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FAA workgroup urges low-speed rejected takeoff guidance

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An FAA-sponsored working group has recommended the US agency develop guidance requiring demonstrations that aircraft can be controlled when an engine suddenly loses thrust during the low-speed portion of a takeoff run, as well as training recommendations for pilots on how to respond to the rare but potentially tricky events. (www.atwonline.com) Más...

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Comment sont réchauffés les plats servis en vol?

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Première chose à savoir: les plats sont congelés lorsqu'ils sont transportés à bord des appareils «pour éviter toute contamination», explique Merveille Uwonkunda, administratrice, Approvisionnement en vol et commissariat, chez Air Transat. Les plats sont ensuite réchauffés à bord, pendant le vol, dans des fours installés dans les cuisines de l'avion. Ces derniers n'ont rien à voir avec des fours à micro-ondes et «ressemblent davantage à des fours métalliques traditionnels», explique Mme… (www.lapresse.ca) Más...

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Washington DC’s Ronald Reagan airport suffered power outage

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Ronald Reagan National Airport, one of the primary airports serving the Washington DC area, registered a power outage beginning at approximately 9:45 pm ET, forcing the airport to put at least some flight takeoffs on hold, and divert others, with many computer systems down. (www.airlive.net) Más...

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Transatlantic In A 737: The New Trend Of Narrowbody Airliners Flying Long Haul

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More often than not, short flights within Europe and the United States involve narrowbody twin-engine airliners such as the Airbus A320 or Boeing 737, as well as a myriad of smaller regional types. Long haul trips of 4,500 kilometers or more differ significantly in that the aircraft on the route is generally larger with workhorses such as the Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 hauling passengers huge distances. That's starting to change, however, with passengers increasingly finding themselves on board… (www.forbes.com) Más...

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