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British Airways pushes planes with remote-controlled vehicles

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From renewable fuels to eco-friendly airplane tugs -- British Airways is interested in decreasing its ecological footprint. The airline has just announced the roll out of five new Molotok remote-controlled electric vehicles that can push back aircraft from the gate. These eco-friendly vehicles replace the standard diesel tugs that you typically see at airports so that a single ramp agent can push an aircraft out with a little control device worn on their belt. British Airways claims that it is… (www.engadget.com) さらに...

In-flight Netflix will be available on more airlines in 2018

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Netflix's in-flight streaming is available through a few carriers around the world, but it's far from a staple of air travel. More often than not, technological limitations will force you to download that new show before you leave home. It could be far more common going forward, though. Netflix is launching an initiative that will use its mobile device encoding technology to make Netflix accessible on aircraft that don't always have the luxury of fast satellite internet access. (www.engadget.com) さらに...

In pursuing trade case, Boeing is willing to risk defense orders

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Even in the sometimes illogical world of trade law, Boeing’s complaint against Canada’s Bombardier is quirky. (www.stltoday.com) さらに...

Picture: Badr B737 at Khartoum on Sep 24th 2017, bird strike

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A Badr Airlines Boeing 737-500, registration C5-BDB performing flight J4-341 from Damazin to Khartoum (Sudan), was on final approach to Khartoum when a falcon impacted the aircraft's radome with the remains coming to rest inside the aircraft's nose causing internal structural damage. (avherald.com) さらに...

Incident: Atlas B747 at Hong Kong on Sep 24th 2017, immediate wrong turn after takeoff

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An Atlas Air Boeing 747-800 freighter on behalf of Cathay Pacific, registration N856GT performing freight flight CX-86 from Hong Kong (China) to Anchorage,AK (USA), was in the initial climb out of Hong Kong's runway 07R around 23:45L (15:45Z) being handed off from tower to departure when the crew initiated a premature right hand turn (avherald.com) さらに...

Qatar Airways has ordered two Boeing 747-8 Freighters, and added another four Boeing 777-300ERs to its orderbook

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Qatar Airways has ordered two Boeing 747-8 Freighters, and added another four Boeing 777-300ERs to its orderbook. The Oneworld carrier's chief executive Akbar Al Baker hinted during a 25 September press conference that the airline could potentially order a third 747-8F, citing strong demand in its cargo business. (www.flightglobal.com) さらに...

Allegiant MD-80 - Fresno - Smoke in the cockpit

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An Allegiant MD-80 - LAS to FAT declared an emergency due to smoke in the cockpit and loss of hydraulics. I thought that Allegiant had retired all of their MD-80s in the last couple of months. I've been seeing them flying the A319 in and out of Fresno (FAT) recently. (kmph.com) さらに...

No More Flying With Reindeer: Alaska Airlines Set to Retire Its Boeing 737 Combi

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Alaska Airlines is retiring its last four combi planes, special Boeing 737-400s designed to carry cargo in the middle of the plane and 72 passengers in the rear, company vice president Marilyn Romano told The Associated Press ahead of this week’s unveiling of the first of three new cargo planes for the state. (www.seattletimes.com) さらに...

JetBlue defends Bombardier in spat with Boeing

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New York's JetBlue Airways has rallied behind Bombardier in the Canadian airframer's trade dispute with Boeing, as the airline continues to evaluate the CSeries for its fleet. (www.flightglobal.com) さらに...

Saudi Arabia's flyadeal commences operations

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flyadeal (FAD, Jeddah) has commenced operations with its inaugural commercial service - Jeddah-Riyadh - having taken place on Saturday, September 23. Operations are on-board the budget carrier's growing fleet of A320-200s. (www.ch-aviation.com) さらに...

Air Canada and AAR Announce Signing a Five-Year MRO Contract with Air Canada for Boeing 767 Maintenance

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Global aviation services leader AAR (NYSE: AIR) and Air Canada (TSX: AC) today announced they have signed a 5-year agreement to provide airframe maintenance for the airline's fleet of 34 Boeing 767 at AAR's Miami MRO facility. (markets.businessinsider.com) さらに...

Rolls-Royce to continue sustainment support for USAF’s C-130J aircraft

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Rolls-Royce has agreed to continue providing sustainment support for the US Air Force’s (USAF) C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft fleet. (www.airforce-technology.com) さらに...

North American Airports Effectively Navigating Construction, Capacity Challenges, J.D. Power Finds

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Overall passenger satisfaction with North American airports has reached an all-time high, as airports of every size have found creative ways to address the challenges of constant construction projects and increased passenger capacity demand. That’s the finding of the J.D. Power 2017 North America Airport Satisfaction Study,SM released today. (www.jdpower.com) さらに...

The FAA was warned in 2009

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The FAA was warned in 2009 that people with terrorist ties were licensed to fly and repair aircraft. Eight years later, it is, incredibly, still the case. (apps.bostonglobe.com) さらに...

Holowesko Partners Ltd. Has $70.06 Million Position in Embraer

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Holowesko Partners Ltd. grew its position in shares of Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica (NYSE:ERJ) by 20.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. (ledgergazette.com) さらに...

Hundreds of girls take part in Girls in Aviation Day at NAS Pensacola

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It was all about the girls at the National Flight Academy. Saturday was Girls in Aviation Day where more than 200 girls from 3rd to 12th grade were flown to Pensacola by Delta to learn about flight. Girls were trained by other women in the industry. They learned about forces of flight, how to navigate through a drone obstacle course, and they got to fly simulators and get a taste of life up high. (weartv.com) さらに...

Incident: 60 cm Panel Falls from KLM 777 onto Car on Departure from Osaka, Japan

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A panel weighing around 4 kg fell off a plane shortly after takeoff Saturday at Kansai International Airport and hit a car on a road in Osaka, the transport ministry said. No one was injured by the object. The ministry will send safety inspectors to look into the cause of the mishap, officials said. The panel, about 60 cm long and 1 meter wide, fell from a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines plane that took off at 10:40 a.m. Saturday for Amsterdam, according to the Osaka bureau of the Land, Infrastructure,… (www.timesofisrael.com) さらに...

UK hotel refuses rooms to Pakistan airliner’s male crew for bugging female guests

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Male crew of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) can’t rent rooms at a UK hotel anymore after they pestered the hotel’s female guests. The persistent men even asked for phone numbers of the women... (www.aviationfigures.com) さらに...

Stratolaunch tests all six engines on its massive rocket-launching plane

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This week, private spaceflight company Stratolaunch tested out the turbofan engines on its behemoth aircraft for the first time — all six of them. (www.theverge.com) さらに...

Airbus, Coast Guard celebrate 100,000 hours in the air

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An eight-year-old partnership between Airbus and the U.S. Coast Guard has racked up 100,000 hours in the air, which breaks down into thousands of missions and hundreds of lives saved. (www.al.com) さらに...

Airbus says North American airlines now flying 1,500 of its jets

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European plane-maker Airbus announced this week that 1,500 of its airplanes were now in service for U.S. and Canadian airlines. The milestone was celebrated at the company's Mobile, Ala., assembly line with a brand new American Airlines A321 jet. (www.usatoday.com) さらに...

China's new seaplane

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China has started production on the world's largest seaplane. Known in China as the Jiaolong, or Water Dragon, the AG-600 is built by Chinese aviation giant AVIC, who held ceremony to start up the aircraft assembly line on July 23. (www.popularmechanics.com) さらに...

President Trump thanks American Airlines for ‘fantastic’ hurricane response

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President Trump thanked American Airlines and its CEO Doug Parker on Friday for its efforts in providing flights for those impacted by deadly hurricanes that have struck various parts of the country in recent weeks... (www.daviationnews.com) さらに...

USAF provides new detail on KC-46 issues

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The US Air Force’s Boeing KC-46 tanker is facing three outstanding issues as it moves through testing, including a boom scraping problem that could pose serious risk to the tanker’s aircrew. (www.flightglobal.com) さらに...

Wizz Air launches Trip Planner to inspire passengers

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Wizz Air has launched Trip Planner, a new website search tool, designed to inspire passengers who are undecided on the destination of their next holiday. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) さらに...

Air Mauritius’ first state of the art A350-900 performs maiden flight

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Airbus has confirmed that Air Mauritius’ first A350-900 has taken to the skies to perform the maiden flight over the Mediterranean to check out systems and evaluate performance. (wolfganghthome.wordpress.com) さらに...

Incident: Thomson B757 near London on Sep 21st 2017, engine problem

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A Thomson Airways Boeing 757-200, registration G-OOBD performing flight BY-4406 from London Gatwick,EN (UK) to Malaga,SP (Spain), was climbing out of London when the crew stopped the climb at FL230 and decided to return to Gatwick (avherald.com) さらに...

Emirates A388 go around from about 400 feet AGL 8nm before runway

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An Emirates Airbus A380-800, registration A6-EEZ performing flight EK-131 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Moscow Domodedovo (Russia) with 420 passengers and 26 crew, was positioning for an approach to Domodedovo's runway 14R about to intercept the localizer about 8nm before the runway threshold when the aircraft descended to about 400 feet AGL, initiated a go around following an EGPWS warning and climbed straight ahead to safe altitude while crossing through the localizer. The aircraft… (avherald.com) さらに...

Teen Posing as Singapore Airlines Pilot Scams 50 People, Molests 15-Year-Old Girl

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A 19-year-old boy who pretended to be a Singapore Airlines pilot has been arrested for molesting a 15-year-old girl in Hong Kong. According to The Independent, the boy, surnamed Sit, met the victim at a cafe on September 10. Inside, he claimed that his phone ran out of battery and needed to get his charger from the airport; he asked her to accompany him and she agreed. They boarded a bus, where Sit started to grab her breasts but reportedly stopped when the girl scolded him out loud. She then… (www.airlineboarding.net) さらに...

Airbus expects China airlines to need 60-100 A380s over 5 years

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The French plane maker expects Chinese airlines to need between 60-100 of its A380 jets over the next five years, amid question marks over future global demand for the superjumbo. (www.businessinsider.com) さらに...

Accident: China Eastern B737 at Wenzhou on Sep 4th 2017, tail strike on landing

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A China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration B-7031 performing flight MU-2655 from Chengdu to Wenzhou (China), struck its tail onto the runway while landing in Wenzhou at about 17:34L (09:34Z). There are no reports of injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage however. (avherald.com) さらに...

Ryanair crisis exposes low-cost scramble for senior pilots

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Ryanair blames an internal “cock up”, but its cancellation of 2,000 flights exposes the struggle that low-cost carriers face as they risk growing faster than their ability to recruit experienced pilots. (uk.reuters.com) さらに...

Accident: Delta B737 enroute on Sep 21st 2017, turbulence injures 2

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A Delta Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration N855DN performing flight DL-1843 (dep Sep 20th) from Salt Lake City,UT to Boston,MA (USA), was enroute at FL330 about 60nm northeast of Kansas City,MO (USA) when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing an altitude deviation injuries to a passenger and a flight attendant (avherald.com) さらに...

Drone hits military chopper over Staten Island

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An army black hawk helicopter was struck by a drone at approximately 500 feet over a residential neighborhood on Staten Island. The helicopter, based out of Fort Bragg, N.C., was in New York City for the United Nation patrol. A piece of the drone bounced off the rotor and became lodged in the aircraft. (abc7ny.com) さらに...

Delta ending Moscow, Stockholm flights; beefs up other European routes

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Delta is rolling out a bevy of new routes to Europe – but also dropping two destinations altogether – as it tweaks its schedule across the Atlantic. Delta’s seasonal service between New York JFK and both Moscow and Stockholm will not resume next year, Delta said in a Thursday memo to employees that was obtained by Today in the Sky. The move will end Delta-operated service to both cities. (www.usatoday.com) さらに...

Boeing Expects Strong Demand From Southeast Asia to Continue

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Boeing forecasts Southeast Asia's demand for passenger aircraft to reach 4,210 units over the next 20 years, with a value of $650 billion. (www.flightglobal.com) さらに...

OPINION: ATR and Bombardier Should Heed Embraer's Turboprop Warning

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Bombardier could be forgiven for thinking the world is against it. With Boeing’s anti-dumping claims still ringing in its ears, there comes a strong hint from regional jet rival Embraer that it is serious about a return to the turboprop market. (www.flightglobal.com) さらに...

House to vote on short-term aviation bill with flood provisions

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The measure, which is needed to keep the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) running, would reauthorize the agency for six months. The FAA’s current legal authority expires next Saturday. (thehill.com) さらに...

Heathrow Airport urges UK Government to scrap domestic aviation tax

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London Heathrow Airport has urged the UK Government to abolish domestic air passenger duty (APD) on all UK flights. The proposal is based on a new research carried out by Frontier Economics that revealed UK passengers pay an extra £225m in aviation tax on domestic flights compared to passengers from many other European countries. (www.airport-technology.com) さらに...

Boeing Boosts Market Outlook for Southeast Asia

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Spurred by a growing middle class, strong low-cost-carrier (LCC) market and appreciating currencies, Boeing now projects a demand for 4,210 airliners valued at $650 billion in its latest Southeast Asia market outlook. The new forecast reflects an increase of 460 aircraft worth $90 billion compared with last year’s projection, already the highest of any region. (www.ainonline.com) さらに...

New Jet Biofuel Derived from Oil-producing Sugarcane

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A new jet biofuel feedstock developed by researchers at the University of Illinois could produce up to 15 times more jet fuel per hectare than soybeans, according to the scientists. If grown on 23 million acres of now-marginal land in the U.S. Southeast, it could supply 65 percent of U.S. jet-A consumption, they said. (www.ainonline.com) さらに...

Associated Air Center To Shut Its Doors at Year-end

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Associated Air Center (AAC), a pioneer in the VIP airliner completions business, is closing at the end of this year, just shy of its 70th anniversary. AAC parent StandardAero announced the plans late yesterday, saying current and future volumes of work aren’t sufficient to support the costs necessary to run the facility. (www.ainonline.com) さらに...

Boeing seeks quick legal fix to stop Bombardier

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Unlike Boeing’s prolonged WTO dispute with Airbus, a subsidy case against Bombardier is on a much faster track. Straining U.S.-Canada trade ties, a U.S. Department of Commerce preliminary ruling coming Monday is expected to impose tariffs on imports of Bombardier CSeries jets. (www.seattletimes.com) さらに...

Incident: Cargo Global B747 at Hong Kong on Sep 22nd 2017, runway incursion forces rejected takeoff

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An ACG Air Cargo Global Boeing 747-400 freighter, registration OM-ACB performing freight flight CW-831 from Prague (Czech Republic) to Hong Kong (China), had landed on Hong Kong's runway 07L and was taxiing towards the cargo apron. The crew reported on ground frequency they were holding short of runway 07R and received clearance to "taxi K, L2 to C12". (avherald.com) さらに...

COS on an upward trend?

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COS seemed to always play a distant second to DEN. Are they finding their niche? (www.avgeekery.com) さらに...

United's CEO explains why he refused to blame his employees for the passenger dragging incident

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United Airlines made headlines for all the wrong reasons in April, when a passenger was forcibly removed from an overbooked flight. United's CEO explains why he refused to blame his employees. (www.businessinsider.com) さらに...

easyJet and Lufthansa in talks to buy Air Berlin’s aviation business

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Air Berlin’s creditors have picked German flagship carrier Lufthansa and Britain’s easyJet as possible buyers for the insolvent carrier’s aviation business and will negotiate with them for the next three weeks. (www.independent.co.uk) さらに...