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  • 34

Air charter entrepeneur, F1 race driver, Niki Lauda passes away.

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Austrian air charter founder, retired F1 champion, Niki Lauda passed away at age 70. (www.msn.com) Altro...

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FAA will meet today with air safety authorities from 53 countries to talk about clearing Boeing 737MAX for flight

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The Federal Aviation Administration is gathering dozens of the world’s top aviation officials in Fort Worth for a day-long conclave Thursday to talk about the Boeing 737 Max. The gathering in Fort Worth, Texas is expected to provide clues as to whether the aviation safety authorities will be willing to set aside any skepticism about the FAA, which has not yet given the green light for the 737 MAX to fly again. (www.airlive.net) Altro...

  • 29

Airbus Delivers 12,000th Aircraft: A220 For Delta (+Photos)

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Airbus has celebrated an important milestone with the delivery of its 12,000th commercial aircraft. The plane, however, was not built at the manufacturer's plants in Toulouse, Hamburg, Mobile or Tianjin, but in Mirabel, Canada. Delta Air Lines welcomed the delivery of its 12th A220-100, celebrating with Airbus the tremendous accomplishment of the 12,000th plane manufactured under the Airbus brand. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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Airbus Confirms A350-1000 As Flagship, Worries About Market Response To 737 MAX Grounding

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Airbus confirms that the A350-1000 is now the "company's flagship aircraft," calling the Boeing 777-X a “re-engined Hummer.” The European manufacturer could not escape from the inevitable Boeing 737 MAX questioning. “After the MAX situation, the FAA will probably become stricter and will double and triple check on us even more,” said Michael Schöllhorn, Airbus COO. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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Reuters: FAA chief has no timetable for ungrounding Boeing 737 MAX

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The acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday he does not have a specific timetable for when the agency may unground the Boeing 737 MAX that has been involved in two fatal crashes since October. “I’m not tied to a timetable,” Dan Elwell told reporters ahead of a meeting planned for Thursday with more than 30 international air regulators including China, the European Union and Canada. He said he plans to share the FAA’s safety analysis to date on Thursday, but said the… (worldairlinenews.com) Altro...

  • 23

airBaltic tentatively schedules the last Boeing 737 revenue flights

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airBaltic, which had been aggressively replacing its older Boeing 737s with new Airbus A220-300s, has tentatively scheduled the last Boeing 737 revenue flights in the fall. According to Airline Route, the last Boeing 737-300 revenue flight is tentatively scheduled for October 26, 2019. (worldairlinenews.com) Altro...

  • 23

Boeing sold no new commercial aircraft in April

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Boeing landed no new commercial aircraft orders in April and slashed its 737 backlog by 171 aircraft amid the collapse of Indian carrier Jet Airways. Chicago-based Boeing’s April deliveries also slowed to a trickle as the 737 Max remains grounded. Boeing took 207 737s off its books in the first four months of 2019, though 36 737 orders equate to a net reduction of 171 737s in the four-month period, according to Boeing's figures. Boeing also took 10 787s off its backlog in April. (www.flightglobal.com) Altro...

  • 23

Wizz Air celebrates 200 million passengers flown in 15 years

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Wizz Air, the fastest growing airline in Europe, celebrated the 15th anniversary of its first flight as well as a remarkable milestone of 200 million carried passengers. The very first Wizz Air flight took off on May 19, 2004 from Katowice to London Luton. Since then the airline has grown its fleet to 112 Airbus aircraft, including the modern state-of-the-art A321neo aircraft powered by two Pratt & Whitney geared turbofan engines, representing the most efficient single-aisle aircraft in the… (worldairlinenews.com) Altro...

  • 23

Fat Albert is retiring

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After more than 30,000 flight hours, the C-130T known as "Fat Albert" is being retired. (www.pnj.com) Altro...

  • 23

Boeing's troubled 787 sees South Carolina VP leave

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The executive in charge of Boeing’s troubled 787 Dreamliner factory in North Charleston, S.C., is leaving the company, according to an internal company memo reviewed by The New York Times on Wednesday. (www.nytimes.com) Altro...

  • 22

More Boeing lawsuits..newest one is $276 Million

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I assume we will see alot of these in the future as they rack up. I know Boeing said in SEC filing possible liability of upwards of $800M (www.cnn.com) Altro...

  • 21

US aviation officials think a bird strike was factor in 737 Max crash

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U.S. aviation officials believe a bird strike may have led to the deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max in March, according to a person familiar with the matter. Boeing shares were up 1.3% in morning trading. The fast-selling Boeing 737 Max airplanes have been grounded since shortly after that accident, which came less than five months after a similar crash in Indonesia. Together, the two crashes killed 346 people. Crash investigators have indicated that bad sensor data triggered… (www.cnbc.com) Altro...

  • 20

Niki Lauda’s Lasting Aviation Legacy

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Niki Lauda may have been more famous as a Formula One racing driver, but he left a lasting impression on the European aviation industry. “Running an airline is the most difficult job in the world. Racing was more dangerous for my life,” motorsport driver and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda, said in a 2009 interview. Lauda, who died on Monday at 70, was a rare example of someone who managed to succeed in two very different industries. Not only was he a three-time Formula One world champion — two… (skift.com) Altro...

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Air New Zealand Picks Boeing for Widebody Jet Order

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Boeing Co has won a hard-fought contest to sell wide-body aircraft to Air New Zealand Ltd, beating a challenge from Europe’s Airbus, industry sources said on Monday. The carrier, which currently operates only Boeing wide-body jets on long-haul routes and Airbus single-aisle jets on shorter ones, has been weighing a purchase of new wide-body jets to replace eight Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. (www.reuters.com) Altro...

  • 19

“We will not simply accept FAA’s word on MAX’s safety….” says European Pilots’ Group

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“Simply accepting the FAA’s word on the Max’s safety won’t be enough,” the European Cockpit Association said in a statement. The European pilots’ group (ECA) urged the EASA to conduct its own thorough and independent review of the Boeing 737 Max before allowing the planes to fly again. “we will rely heavily on the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to scrutinise and explain the certification and the potential return to service of the MAX.” (newsinflight.com) Altro...

  • 19

Airlines want the next Boeing jet with one pilot in the cockpit

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**Chicago, Illinois - Research suggests the airlines would like to see the next Boeing aircraft to be designed for only one pilot in the cockpit.** Last year, rumors surged around that Boeing manufacturer would announce its new aircraft program intended for MoM (Middle of Market) at the Paris Air Show this year. (airlinerwatch.com) Altro...

  • 18

Garuda closes routes, reduces flight frequencies in response to new airfare policy

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Flag carrier Garuda Indonesia plans to close a number of routes and reduce the flight frequencies to less lucrative destinations to cut losses after the government lowered the price ceiling by 12 to 16 percent on the highest ticket prices for economic class tickets for domestic flights. Garuda Indonesia commerce director Pikri Ilham Kurniansyah said recently that the fuel cost for flights to remote areas, which had low occupancy rates, was about 80 percent higher than flights to lucrative areas.… (www.thejakartapost.com) Altro...

  • 18

75 Years After D-Day, Planes Fly Off for ‘Never Seen Before’ World War II Commemoration

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The historic aircraft are part of the “D-Day Squadron” that left Sunday for a weeklong, trans-Atlantic flight in preparation for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. (www.nytimes.com) Altro...

  • 18

Ethiopian Airlines pushes back on criticism of its pilots, states the Boeing 737 MAX has a problem

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Ethiopian Airlines is pushing back strongly against criticism that its pilots were to blame for the tragic MAX accident. (worldairlinenews.com) Altro...

  • 17

Two killed in small jet crash in Hancock County (Indiana)

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Two people are dead after a fatal plane crash in Hancock County Wednesday afternoon. Several people witnessed the crash near Indianapolis Regional Airport, including a driver who eventually pulled out his cell phone. (www.wthr.com) Altro...

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European pilots call for overhaul of MAX certification process

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The MAX groundings began after the March 10 crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, the type’s second fatal accident in five months—call into question the system for certifying aircraft. (atwonline.com) Altro...

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Airbus Announces A220 Enhancements: Increased Payload, Range

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Airbus has increased both the maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of the A220 aircraft, as well as its range by an additional 450 nautical miles. The A220 will see an increase of 2,268 kg (2.3 metric tonnes) in its MTOW, which Airbus says will now enhance the A220-100 and A220-300 aircraft with a new range of 3,400 and 3,350 nautical miles, respectively. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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TAP Air Portugal reaches 100 aircraft

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Portugal's flag carrier TAP Air Portugal achieved a historic milestone today with the delivery of a new Airbus A320neo. The numbers of aircraft in the airline's fleet reached 100 for the first time in the 74-year company history. The Portuguese flag carrier follows a comprehensive fleet renewal program of 71 aircraft, which will be completed by 2025. A significant part of the airline’s modernization plan relies on the latest generation aircraft, offering more seats and lower operating… (airlinerwatch.com) Altro...

  • 30

Boeing says it has completed 737 MAX software fix

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(CNN) Boeing says it has finished the development of a software fix to its troubled 737 Max, in a statement released Thursday. The plane maker says it has flown the aircraft with the updated software on 207 flights for more than 360 hours. This is the next step in what Boeing hopes will result in the Federal Aviation Administration allowing the plane to resume commercial service. (www.cnn.com) Altro...

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The radio navigation planes use to land safely is insecure and can be hacked

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Like many technologies built in earlier decades, the ILS was never designed to be secure from hacking. Radio signals, for instance, aren’t encrypted or authenticated. Using a $600 software defined radio, the researchers can spoof airport signals in a way that causes a pilot’s navigation instruments to falsely indicate a plane is off course. (arstechnica.com) Altro...

  • 15

Financial Times: Boeing admits flaw in 737 MAX flight simulator

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Boeing has now admitted it has been forced to correct a flaw in the software of the Boeing 737 MAX stimulators according to this article by the Financial Times. Read the full story. (worldairlinenews.com) Altro...

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40 years ago, America's deadliest plane crash killed 273 people at Chicago, O'Hare Airport

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40 years ago, American Airlines Flight 191 crashed at O'Hare. After losing an engine on the runway, the DC-10 banked sharply after takeoff. Seconds later it slammed into the ground and burst into flames. All 271 on board, along with 2 on the ground, were killed. (graphics.chicagotribune.com) Altro...

  • 14

Second Ketchikan float crash in a week

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Two people died Monday afternoon when the plane they were in crashed into Metlakatla Harbor, Alaska, a week after another deadly crash nearby involving the same operator. (www.msn.com) Altro...

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Observation decks

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Where they are and when they are open. Obviously only the user friendly airports appear on this list. (www.stuff.co.nz) Altro...

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Airbus celebrates 50 years

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In 1969, European aerospace was in the doldrums. The sector’s once-illustrious names had faded and, competing against each other, lagged far behind the Americans, who commanded more than 80% of the market for commercial aircraft. Against this backdrop, on 29th May 1969, ministers from Germany and France agreed a new approach: a partnership between European nations, later joined by Spain and the UK, to develop the first Airbus aircraft, the twin-aisle A300. Frankly, few people gave this… (worldairlinenews.com) Altro...

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Confessions of a TSA Agent

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I hated it from the beginning. It was a job that had me patting down the crotches of children, the elderly and even infants as part of the post-9/11 airport security show. Once, in 2008, I had to confiscate a bottle of alcohol from a group of Marines coming home from Afghanistan. It was celebration champagne intended for one of the men in the group—a young, decorated soldier. He was in a wheelchair, both legs lost to an I.E.D., and it fell to me to tell this kid who would never walk again that… (www.politico.com) Altro...

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Photos: First Airbus A350 For Japan Airline Takes Off

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The first Airbus A350-900 for Japan Airlines (JAL) has taken off on its maiden flight from Toulouse. The delivery of the first factory-fresh Airbus commercial airplane for the Japanese carrier is now imminent. Currently, JAL operates an all-Boeing fleet, with an average age of 10.4 years. However, the airline previously operated a fleet of 22 Airbus A300-600Rs, inherited from the merger of Japan Air System. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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Air Canada in Exclusive Talks to buy Air Transat

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Air Canada is in exclusive negotiations to buy the company that owns Air Transat, the two companies say. The proposed deal would value Transat at $13 per share, a 22 per cent premium from the $10.58 a share the company was valued at on Wednesday. At $13, Transat is being valued at roughly $520 million. (www.cbc.ca) Altro...

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Spirit CEO says airline soaring past reputation of bad service

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Despite getting a bad rap from customers for its service over the years, Spirit Airlines CEO Ted Christie said the carrier’s recent spike in passengers is proof it’s getting past that reputation. (www.reviewjournal.com) Altro...

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Two 737's smack wings in Prague

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The planes were from the same carrier, Smartwings. Guess the pilots couldn't get out of the way of their own wings. Wonder if the pilots in question still work for the airline. (airlinerwatch.com) Altro...

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Ryanair full year profit down 29% to €1.02 billion, will delay the delivery of its first MAX 8

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Ryanair today (May 20, 2019) reported a full year profit of €1.02 billion (excluding Lauda). Strong traffic growth, up 7% to 139m, was offset by a 6% decline in fares. Strong ancillary growth (+19%) was offset by higher fuel, staff and EU261 costs. Read More - (worldairlinenews.com) Altro...

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Amazon to build major hub in Cinncinnati

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Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky - American e-commerce giant Amazon is building a cargo facility at Cincinnati International Airport with a USD1.5 billion investment. The company plans to make Cincinnati a hub for its freighter operations. The facility will be built on 3 million square feet (280,000 square meters) field in total and will be completed in 2021. Amazon's new base at Cincinnati International will have parking places for up 100 freighter aircraft when completed. Amazon has leased… (airlinerwatch.com) Altro...

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Long Awaited TWA Hotel Debuts at JFK Airport

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The long anticipated TWAHotel is an #AvGeek curated paradise, but the hotel operations were turbulent at best. On its inaugural night, it dazzled and disappointed. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

  • 11

Landing Gear Fire--Turkish Airlines

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A sudden fire in the landing gear, taxing toward take-off? Probably a whole lot more to this story than published. Since the fire was only on the right side, wonder if the co-pilot had problems. (airlinerwatch.com) Altro...

  • 11

WestJet pilot's eyes burned by laser on flight from Newfoundland to Florida

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A WestJet pilot flying from Newfoundland to Orlando International Airport had his eyes burned by a green laser light, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration officials said Wednesday. Spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said in an email that the WestJet Airlines aircraft was about 40 kilometres from the airport when the laser light hit the pilot. The flight landed safely a short time later, and the pilot was placed on medical leave, which is routine in such cases. (www.cbc.ca) Altro...

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737 MAX lawsuit suggests parallels to 1990s crashes

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“A lawsuit filed by the former inspector general of the Department of Transportation accuses Boeing in a new lawsuit of repeatedly concealing design flaws in its aircraft and blaming pilots in the aftermath of crashes. The suit, filed in federal court by former DOT inspector general Mary Schiavo on behalf of the estate of one of the victims in the Ethiopian Airlines crash, draws parallels between Boeing’s responses in the aftermath of the 737 MAX crashes in October and March and two crashes… (edition.cnn.com) Altro...

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PICTURES: Albatross inspires Airbus flexible-tip demonstrator

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Airbus has commenced testing of a scale model demonstrator intended to explore the benefits of hinged wing-tips to alleviate gust loads and consequently reduce aircraft structural weight. (www.flightglobal.com) Altro...

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Photos: Delta Welcomes First Airbus A330neo In Atlanta

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Delta Air Lines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-900neo aircraft, which departed Toulouse last night arriving into Atlanta at 02:00 am UTC. It is the first of 35 A330neo aircraft that the Atlanta-based carrier is expected to receive, and it marks a special occasion as the airline becomes the U.S launch customer of the re-engined variant. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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People Express airline founder indicted on fraud charges in Newport News airport scandal

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The former CEO of the defunct airline People Express, which briefly operated thanks to $4.5 million in secret financing from the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport, has been indicted on 18 charges of fraud and tax evasion. Michael D. Morisi, founder of the airline, was charged with defrauding creditors of nearly $448,000, with most of that going to pay himself and other senior executives of the startup airline in the months after it ceased operations — while he was telling creditors… (www.dailypress.com) Altro...

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The Endeavour has Landed: A View from the Tower

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While we've seen various pictures of Space Shuttle Endeavour on its final flight into LAX, we really haven't seen things from the Air Traffic Controller's perspective... Until now. (fromthecontroltower.blogspot.com) Altro...

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Engineers say Boeing pushed to limit safety testing in race to certify planes, including 737 MAX

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In 2016, as Boeing raced to get the 737 MAX certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a senior company engineer whose job was to act on behalf of the FAA balked at Boeing management demands for less stringent testing of the fire-suppression system around the jet’s new LEAP engines... (www.seattletimes.com) Altro...

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Reuters: Air New Zealand to go with Boeing for its 777-200ER replacements

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“Air New Zealand Ltd has decided to buy wide-body planes from Boeing Co, people with direct knowledge of the matter said, ending an 18 month battle between the U.S. aircraft maker and European rival Airbus SE. The carrier has been considering replacing eight Boeing 777-200ER aircraft (top) in a deal worth over $2 billion at list prices, though carriers typically receive steep discounts. Air New Zealand already uses Boeing wide-bodies exclusively on long-haul flights, and Airbus single-aisle jets… (worldairlinenews.com) Altro...

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Everything You Need To Know About Air France’s New A350’s

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Air France will be introducing a brand new aircraft into their fleet this coming September. The A350-900 will first operate on routes to Africa before being introduced across the Atlantic. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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Fortune: At Boeing, the flap over one tiny light indicates much larger flaws

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“Are Boeing planes really “pilot’s planes” anymore? The aerospace giant has long enjoyed a reputation for building “pilot’s planes,” where nothing got between a pilot and their ability to fully control their aircraft. That’s why a failed cockpit warning light and a flawed avionics software program in their new 737-Max aircraft has received so much condemnation in recent days from aviation experts. It showed that Boeing was not only sloppy, but that they had quietly reneged on their long-running… (worldairlinenews.com) Altro...

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Lockheed Martin, in a dogfight with Boeing, puts the F-35 on sale

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The aerospace giant is hoping to offer its cutting-edge technology at a price similar to older models. (www.ibtimes.co.uk) Altro...

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