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In 2005, Helios flight 522 crashed into a Greek hillside. Was it because one man forgot to flip a switch?

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Early on the morning of 14 August 2005, Alan Irwin, then 44, was with his partner, Donna, and their two young children in an apartment in Larnaca, Cyprus. It was a convenient base, only minutes from the airport. Irwin was an aircraft engineer; he had become obsessed with the technical aspects of planes as a young man in the Royal Air Force, following in the footsteps of his father, also an aircraft engineer and pilot. “I enjoy being around machines,” Irwin says. “If they’re broken, they’re… (www.theguardian.com) Altro...

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Heart Unveils Electric Propulsion System for ES-19 Airliner

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Heart Aerospace on Wednesday unveiled the electric propulsion system that will power the ES-19 regional airliner it claims will be ready to enter commercial service in the summer of 2026. The Swedish company, which is backed by EQT Ventures, also announced that it has secured €2.5 million ($2.9 million) in financial support from the European Innovation Council Green Deal Accelerator Program. The 19-seat ES-19 features four propellers powered by electric motors. The preliminary design for the… (www.ainonline.com) Altro...

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NTSB: Pilot's actions likely caused Earnhardt plane crash

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A pilot's inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew's decision to continue an unstable approach and landing likely caused the crash of a small plane carrying race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family in 2019, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report released Wednesday. The NTSB's final accident report points to actions by the pilot and co-pilot in the Aug. 15, 2019 plane crash at an airport in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Earnhardt was with… (www.yahoo.com) Altro...

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Last ever Airbus A380 superjumbo assembled in France

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Bye bye big bird, No more A380's being built in France (www.cnn.com) Altro...

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FAA Clears Harrison Ford In Hawthorne Runway Mishap

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HAWTHORNE (CBSLA) – Actor Harrison Ford has been cleared following an investigation into a piloting incident which occurred Hawthorne Municipal Airport in April. The Federal Aviation Administration has closed the case after requiring that the 78-year-old Ford take a “remedial runway incursion training course,” an FAA spokesperson told CBSLA in a statement Thursday. On the afternoon of April 24, the “Indiana Jones” star was landing a small plane known as an Aviat Husky when he crossed an airplane… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Altro...

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FlightAware Predictive Technology Added to The United Airlines Operational Toolset

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FlightAware announced today that United Airlines has integrated its predictive data tool into the airline's operational toolset to help decrease the instance of preventable delays; reduce missed passenger connections; and help prevent flight cancellations. FlightAware operates the world's largest flight tracking and data platform, fusing thousands of data sources around the world to provide the most accurate and comprehensive flight tracking intelligence. Over half of all estimated… (flightaware.com) Altro...

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Military plane carrying cadets crashes near Kharkiv (Photo, video)

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A military transport plane, an An-26, has crashed in Chuhuiv, Kharkiv region, in eastern Ukraine. (www.unian.info) Altro...

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Air Force 2 Reports Bird Strike and Returns - C-17 Becomes Air Force 2

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Air Force 2 Hit By Bird Strike After Takeoff From New Hampshire. Vice President Mike Pence, who attended a rally in Gilford Tuesday, returned to Washington via cargo jet after Air Force 2 was grounded (patch.com) Altro...

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Boeing's 737 Max jet to be piloted by FAA Administrator Dickson next week

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Boeing's 737 Max jet to be piloted by FAA Administrator Dickson next week (www.foxbusiness.com) Altro...

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JetBlue Releases First Photos Of “Streamers” Tail on A321LR For London Flights

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JetBlue has lifted the veil on a new and special tail livery, dubbed “streamers”. (www.gatechecked.com) Altro...

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Beach landing for airbus A400M

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Huge Airbus A400M Atlas makes spectacular beach landing (www.youtube.com) Altro...

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Peak shipping season for air cargo heats up to full boil

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Tight capacity for cargo shippers, extreme competition to reserve aircraft space are translating into very high rates, especially out of Asia to the U.S. and Europe. Lots of market forces are all at play now. Freighter aircraft are in extremely high demand. (www.freightwaves.com) Altro...

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Sydney Airport COVID-19 slowdown hands hobby pilots bucket list take-off experience

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Hobby pilots have been landing and taking off from Sydney Airport during the coronavirus period. Restrictions on air travel mean commercial jets are barely using the airport's runways. Recreational pilot Mark Keech said landing at the airport was a unique opportunity he had to take. (www.abc.net.au) Altro...

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FAA Recommends Airlines Warn Pilots About Boeing 787 ILS Issue

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin for owners and operators of Boeing’s Dreamliner on Thursday (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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Boeing Clocks New Orders For Converted 737 Freighters

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Boeing announced it had received two firm orders for converted 737-800 freighters. This means the manufacturer now has a total of 134 orders. With such strong demand, Boeing will open two new conversion lines in Asia to meet its customer’s needs. One line will open in Singapore, and another will open in Guangzhou, China. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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Fiji Airways retires its only Boeing 737-700

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Fiji Airways announced on social media the retirement and end of lease of its only Boeing 737-700 (DQ-FJF) on September 18, 2020: The aircraft, named “Island of Koro”, was ferried to Teesside Airport. (worldairlinenews.com) Altro...

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U.N. aviation agency ICAO advises Pakistan to suspend issuance of new pilot licenses

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The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has advised Pakistan to undertake "immediate corrective actions" and suspend the issuance of any new pilot licenses in the wake of a scandal over falsified licenses, according to an official and a document seen by Reuters. The recommendations from ICAO, a specialized agency of the United Nations that works to ensure safety in international air transport, come days after Pakistan opened a criminal probe into 50 pilots and five civil… (www.yahoo.com) Altro...

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