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  • 55

New video shows that not one but two Iranian missiles has hit the Ukrainian Boeing 737

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Security camera video shows for the first time that Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 was struck by two missiles fired from an Iranian military site about eight miles away, according to a report. The New York Times reported that it has verified the footage, which helps explain why the Boeing 737-800’s transponder stopped working seconds before it was struck by a second missile. (www.airlive.net) Altro...

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UIA Flight 752 is the fifth airliner shot down since 1983

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UIA Flight 752 became the fifth airliner that has been shot down since 1983. In the past, several incidents occurred by mistaking an airliner for a warplane during high military tensions between countries. (airlinerwatch.com) Altro...

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Boeing Mocked Lion Air "Idiots" For Requesting Extra Training For 737 MAX

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Lawmakers have finally followed up last week's bombshell release of internal Boeing communications with more extremely damning internal messages exchanged by employees. (www.zerohedge.com) Altro...

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Heathrow Airport installs anti-drone system that can locate UAV pilots

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The UK knows first-hand how disruptive drones can be to major airports. Last March, it introduced legislation to widen the drone no-fly zone around airports to five kilometers. Now, to enforce the new rules, London's Heathrow Airport has installed a system to detect and identify unauthorized UAVs. (www.engadget.com) Altro...

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Southwest Airlines to suspend Boeing 737 MAX flights until June

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Southwest, the Dallas based airline recently announced that they would be suspending flights operated by the Boeing 737 MAX until early June. Southwest says that once the aircraft have been certified by the FAA, that they will resume service on the MAX. (www.flightglobal.com) Altro...

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Students Treated for Skin Irritation After Apparent Fuel-Dump From Plane Over School

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About 20 students were treated by firefighter Tuesday after a plane that was approaching Los Angeles International Airport dumped fuel over a nearby community. (www.nbclosangeles.com) Altro...

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Boeing discovers issue with 737 Max flight computers, source says

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Boeing's troubled 737 Max has run into a new glitch. During a recent technical review involving the Max, Boeing observed an issue with the plane's flight computers, according to a source familiar with the matter. The source said the issue is not related to the software revisions Boeing made to address the cause of two fatal crashes that killed 346 people, and would not occur during flight. The Max has been grounded since March following the second of those crashes. (www.cnn.com) Altro...

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China's Xiamen Airlines, a Boeing operator, looks to bring Airbus jets in its fleet

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China’s Xiamen Airlines, a long-time Boeing (BA.N) operator, is looking to bring 10 Airbus (AIR.PA) A321neo aircraft to its fleet, as the carrier grapples with the financial impact from the 737 MAX grounding and persistent trade uncertainties. (uk.reuters.com) Altro...

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Toyota invests $349 million in flying taxi startup Joby Aviation

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Toyota just invested $349 million in the flying taxi startup Joby Aviation. The two companies say they will work together, Joby sharing its all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) expertise and Toyota lending its knowledge of manufacturing, quality and cost controls to the development and production of Joby's future aircraft. (www.engadget.com) Altro...

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Air Canada Inaugurates First A220-300 In Montreal (+Video)

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Air Canada has officially become North America’s launch operator of the Airbus A220-300. The Canadian flag carrier unveiled the new single-aisle jet to the public before its planned entry into service on January 16 on the busy Montreal-Calgary route. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

  • 18

Transatlantic Airbus A220-300 Crossing

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Follow along with Air Baltic as they take delivery of their 18th A220-300 and ferry it across the pond to Riga. Incredibly professional and informative crew! (www.youtube.com) Altro...

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Why Interjet Is Paying For Aircraft It No Longer Operates

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The 2012 purchase of 22 Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) constrains the Mexican carrier Interjet even today. As of January 2020, only four of these aircrafts are used commercially but the airline still pays for all of them. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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Malaysia Airlines To Suspend Boeing 737 MAX Deliveries

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“In view of the production stoppage and the delayed return to service of the 737-MAX, Malaysia Airlines has suspended the delivery of its orders,” the airline shared in an email (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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Boeing seeks to borrow $10 billion or more as 737 Max crisis wears on

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Boeing Co (BA.N) is in talks with banks about borrowing $10 billion (£7.7 billion) or more amid rising costs after the two fatal 737 Max crashes, CNBC reported on Monday citing people familiar with the matter. (www.cnbc.com) Altro...

  • 14

Aviation executive urges Boeing to ditch ‘MAX’ name for future planes

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The chairman of a large aircraft leasing firm wants Boeing to ditch the MAX moniker for its long-grounded fleet of planes. (nypost.com) Altro...

  • 14

Now THAT'S a slalom! Airbus A321 and F-5E Tiger fighter jets weave between mountains during Alpine Ski-ing World Cup training session in Switzerland

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Ski fans were treated to a spectacular air display over the Alps today ahead of the Alpine Ski-ing World Cup (www.dailymail.co.uk) Altro...

  • 13

Boeing Releases Painful Delivery Numbers For 2019

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Boeing has released its 4th Quarter and 2019 year-end aircraft deliveries numbers, which were tremendously hurt by the ongoing 737 MAX crisis that has forced the grounding and halted its production. As seen in Boeing's official tally below, it is clear that the North American planemaker has severely suffered from the grounding of its 737 MAX program, with only delivering a total of 380 planes for the whole year. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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Flight 752: How easy to target a civil plane as hostile?

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Tehran, Iran - The Iranian government has admitted that UIA Boeing 737-800 was shot down by an anti-aircraft missile. On Jan. 8, the Ukranian International Airlines Flight PS752 crashed shortly after Iran hit the American bases in Iraq with ballistic missiles, a period when the Iranian Air Defense forces could be on high-alert status. (airlinerwatch.com) Altro...

  • 13

Certification process for 777X is another hurdle for Boeing

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Certification of the Boeing 777X is far off. The airplane’s first flight hasn’t occurred. There is no date announced when it will, but sources suggest it could be this month. (leehamnews.com) Altro...

  • 12

How Boeing’s Responsibility in a Deadly Crash ‘Got Buried’

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After a Boeing 737 crashed near Amsterdam more than a decade ago, the Dutch investigators focused blame on the pilots for failing to react properly when an automated system malfunctioned and caused the plane to plummet into a field, killing nine people. (www.msn.com) Altro...

  • 12

A350-1000 demonstrates vision-based automatic take-off

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Airbus has demonstrated a fully-automated A350-1000 take-off using a vision-based system which tracks the runway centreline and rotates the aircraft without side-stick input from the pilot. (www.flightglobal.com) Altro...

  • 12

Boeing offers discounts and bulk-buy deals in wake of 737 Max crashes

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Boeing is offering huge discounts, bulk-buy deals and maintenance packages to airlines as it fights to hold onto 737 Max orders after the aircraft was grounded following two crashes. (www.telegraph.co.uk) Altro...

  • 11

BelugaXL Enters Service For Airbus

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Aircraft manufacturing juggernaut Airbus announced this week that its new BelugaXL has entered service. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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United Airlines starts DC/NYC shuttle service using Bombardier CRJ-550 jets

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United Airlines has started a new hourly shuttle service between Washington's Reagan National Airport and New York/Newark Liberty International Airport. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Altro...

  • 10

Air Greenland orders A330-800 neo

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Air Greenland has chosen the Airbus A330-800 to replace its 21-year-old A300-200. The outgoing aircraft is the jet in the airline's fleet and necessary to connect Greenland with Denmark. It was purchased in 2002 after its original operator, SABENA, entered bankruptcy. The A330-800 has had trouble accumulating orders thus far. However, it was designed to replace the A330-200 fleet and as such this one-unit order is indicative of its intended purpose. (www.flightglobal.com) Altro...

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No Technical Problem, No Flight Path Deviation: Ukraine Airlines Vindicated In Iran Tragedy

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While foreign governments were concluding a missile was likely responsible, Ukraine Airlines continued to refute Iran’s theories, ranging from abstract technical problems or pilot handling to specific mentions of engine failure. (www.forbes.com) Altro...

  • 10

Aero Air/LifeMed Alaska Plane sinks after crashing on takeoff from Unalaska

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Chartered medevac airplane sinks after crashing on takeoff from Unalaska (www.kucb.org) Altro...

  • 10

LAUSD Teachers Affected By Jet Fuel Dump To File Lawsuit With Gloria Allred

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Teachers with the Los Angeles Unified School District who were impacted by Tuesday’s jet fuel dump have hired celebrity attorney Gloria Allred to file a lawsuit against Delta Airlines. Allred announced that she will be holding a news conference late Friday morning with the teachers to announce the details of the lawsuit. Just before noon Tuesday, Delta Flight No. 89 bound from L.A. International Airport to Shanghai was forced to turn back and make an emergency landing due… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Altro...

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Trump urges Boeing to move fast on resolving 737 MAX issues

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged Boeing Co (BA.N) to move quickly to resolve issues with the grounded 737 MAX, noting the planemaker’s significant impact on the U.S. economy. (uk.reuters.com) Altro...

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Airline Cabin Waste Is Aviation’s Other Environmental Crisis

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Huge amounts of plastic and food waste end up in landfill or incinerated. Some airlines are trying to tackle the problem, but it's complicated. Boarding a plane, you settle into a seat, perhaps pulling a blanket and pillow from plastic wrapping to get more comfortable. (www.huffpost.com) Altro...

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CALC Orders 40 Additional Airbus A321neo Aircraft

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China’s first aircraft operating lessor, headquartered in Hong Kong, China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (CALC), has placed a large order with Airbus for 40 additional A321neo aircraft. CALC has previously placed an order for 11 Airbus A321neos and, as part of this new deal, has converted 15 of its A320neo backlog to A321neo aircraft. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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New Boeing CEO gets $7million bonus to get Max flying

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Boeing's new CEO, Dave Calhoun, has a daunting to-do list when he takes the reins at the company's Chicago headquarters on Monday: improving the plane-maker's strained relationships with regulators and airline customers, winning back public trust and getting the 737 Max — grounded for almost a year after two deadly crashes — flying again. (www.cnbc.com) Altro...

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SoCal Air Pollution Regulator Issues Violation To Delta Airlines For Jet Fuel Release Over Schools

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DIAMOND BAR (CBSLA) – Delta Airlines has been issued a violation for Southern California’s air pollution control agency for its jet fuel dump over several Los Angeles-area schools. The South Coast Air Quality Management (AQMD) District’s Notice of Violation (NOV) to Delta alleges the airline created a “public nuisance” after the agency received complaints regarding the jet fuel exposure at multiple schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District, the Cudahy Public Library, and two schools… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Altro...

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Airbus BelugaXL enters service

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The aircraft, which is an integral part of Airbus’ industrial system, made its first operational flight on 9 January (www.airbus.com) Altro...

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Swoop Is Now Adding $2.56 Surcharge To Offset Costs For Air Passenger Rights Rules

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Over the course of 2019, Canada put into effect a series of new air passenger rights rules, but one of the concerns was that airlines would push back by increasing tickets prices. So said, so done. (www.gatechecked.com) Altro...

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Boeing Orders from China Could Resume Now that Trade Deal is Signed

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The “phase one” trade deal signed by the U.S. and China Wednesday is expected to unblock an informal halt to Chinese orders for Boeing jets that had begun to affect the manufacturer’s long-term production plans, and it could lead to big orders in 2020 and 2021. The last Chinese order for a Boeing jet was in November 2017. In the more than two years since, the Chinese government has blocked further transactions, reserving the prospect of large jet orders as a card to play in the trade talks. (www.seattletimes.com) Altro...

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Colombian airline defers remaining jets in Boeing Dreamliner 787 order indefinitely

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Colombian airline Avianca has reached a deal with Boeing to defer the delivery of the final 787 Dreamliner jets that were part of a large prior order. Avianca said the financially-struggling airline agreed with the Chicago-based jet maker to defer delivery of two 787 widebody jets, slated for 2021, "indefinitely." Avianca said nothing else about the deal, which it disclosed in a filing with the Bogota Stock Exchange last week. (www.bizjournals.com) Altro...

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South African Airlines puts 9 aircraft up for Sale

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State-owned airline South African Airways has run up losses of R28bn over the last 13 years and is now selling nine commercial airliners, 15 spare engines and four auxiliary power units. The aircraft concerned are five A340-300 and four A340-600 - whether these will be snapped up is debatable due to their age, with the A340-300 especially said to only have about 6 months left. (www.dailymaverick.co.za) Altro...

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US airports begin screening passengers for Chinese coronavirus

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Travelers from Wuhan, China, flying through airports in New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles will be screened for the virus. (thehill.com) Altro...

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Israeli Air Force’s F-16s Damaged By Flooding

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Last week Israel was hit by heavy rains which caused widespread flooding in several cities. Military installations weren’t spared by the rain either, notably damaging eight F-16C/D “Baraks” in the hangars at Hatzor Airbase. (theaviationist.com) Altro...

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New Air Show in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada - Volaria!

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New Air Show in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada... sounds interesting (www.fliegerfaust.com) Altro...

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PHOTOS: Aeroflot’s First A350 Rolls Out In Revised Livery

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At Airbus’ manufacturing plant in Toulouse, France, Russian flag carrier Aeroflot has rolled out their first Airbus A350 XWB sporting a revised livery. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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WestJet seasonal flight service between Charlottetown and Calgary

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WestJet is bridging new domestic connections between the east and the west with the introduction of new non-stop seasonal service between Charlottetown, P.E.I., and Calgary beginning June 25. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Altro...

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A man took over an airport monitor to play video games until officials told him 'game over'

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(CNN) Most airport travelers with time on their hands will open a book, browse their phone or take a nap. Others will take things a level further. A man traveling through Oregon's Portland International Airport on Thursday was caught playing a video game on one of the airport's video monitors. "I couldn't believe it. You've got all these monitors there and he's playing a video game," said Stefan Dietz, who captured the moment and tweeted it. The gamer even… (www.cnn.com) Altro...

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Carbon nanotube film produces aerospace-grade composites with no need for huge ovens or autoclaves

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Using carbon nanotubes, an MIT team has produced aerospace-grade components without the need for building-sized vessels and using only 1% of the energy. (news.mit.edu) Altro...

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Allegiant announces largest service expansion in company history

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Allegiant Air today announced 44 new nonstop routes, including 14 routes to three new cities: Chicago, Boston and Houston. (worldairlinenews.com) Altro...

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The New York Times has obtained video of the moment the Ukrainian Boeing 737 was hit minutes after takeoff from Tehran

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Video verified by The New York Times appears to show an Iranian missile hitting a plane above Parand, near Tehran’s airport, the area where a Ukrainian airliner stopped transmitting its signal before it crashed on Wednesday. Ukraine International Boeing 737-800 #PS752 could have shot down by Iran’s anti-aircraft missile. US intelligence picked up signals of the radar being turned on & satellite detected infrared blips of 2 missile launches, probably SA-15s, followed shortly by another… (www.airlive.net) Altro...

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Air Canada unveils first Airbus A220. What does it mean for travellers?

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The 137-seat aircraft is the first of an eventual 45 the airline aims to have flying by 2022. (globalnews.ca) Altro...

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Scariest runways in the World

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The Weather Channel chose these as the scariest runways in the world. A couple have closed since this was published. Any airports that should have been on this list? (weather.com) Altro...

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Flybe In Desperate Talks To Prevent Collapse, 2,000 Jobs At Risk...

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UK regional carrier Flybe has been in talks over the weekend to prevent a collapse of the airline following declining finances. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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