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    Taiwan TransAsia pilot shut wrong engine, data confirms

    (AFP) – The pilot of a passenger plane that crashed into a river in Taiwan killing 43 people shut down the plane’s only working engine after the other failed, a new report confirmed Thursday. TransAsia Airways Flight GE235 plunged shortly after take-off from Taipei’s Songshan airport in February with 53 passengers and five crew on […]

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    Boeing raises jetliner list prices by 2.9 percent – Reuters

    (Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N) raised list prices for its jetliners by 2.9 percent on Wednesday, citing a range of costs that go into making the planes. The price of the company’s forthcoming 777X, due for delivery by 2020, rose to $400 million in Boeing’s new price list, posted on its website on Wednesday. That […]

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    WestJet flight diverted to Calgary over bomb threat

    A WestJet flight from Vancouver to Toronto was diverted to Calgary Wednesday night after a bomb threat, the fourth such incident targeting the airline in the past five days. The affected flight was WestJet 722, which took off from Vancouver at 5:14 p.m. PT, confirmed WestJet spokesman Robert Palmer. “Yes, we’ve been hit again,” he […]

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    Bell 525 Relentless Makes Successful First Flight

    Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the successful first flight of the Bell 525 Relentless. The maiden flight of the super-medium helicopter took place at the company’s aircraft assembly center in Amarillo, Texas. “The Bell 525 was announced at Heli-Expo in 2012, and we are proud to have achieved this milestone. […]

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    Aero-engine makers seek boost from major Airbus China deal

    (Reuters) – After Airbus’s (AIR.PA) success it was the turn of engine makers to seek a boost from China’s spending power on Tuesday as a major plane order generates lucrative follow-on opportunities. China placed an order for 45 A330 wide-body passenger jets on Tuesday, with plans for a possible further 30 aircraft in a deal […]

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    US Probing Possible Airline Collusion to Keep Fares High

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. The civil antitrust investigation by the Justice Department appears to focus on whether airlines illegally signaled to each other how quickly they would add new […]

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    Delta plane hit by HAILSTORM while flying from Detroit to Seoul

    (Daily Mail) – Photographs have emerged showing the alarming damage a hailstorm can have on a plane. Hundreds of passengers on board the Delta Air Lines flight from Detroit to Seoul experienced a frightening ride as they flew through Chinese airspace last month. Pictures posted online show how the hail battered the nose of Boeing […]

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    CityJet Announces 18 Flights Weekly On New Cork to London City

    CityJet today announced that it is to fly 18 times weekly between Cork Airport and London City Airport, commencing on October 1st. The airline said it will fly three times daily on weekdays with its first flight from Cork to London City Airport (LCY) departing at 07.40am. It will also offer one flight on Saturdays […]

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    Two Pilots Sacked After Letting Playboy Model Into Cockpit To Fly Plane

    TWO pilots have been sacked after allowing a Playboy playmate to fly their plane. Victoria Xipolitakis was invited into the cockpit of the Embraer jet and briefly took the controls during the one-hour flight from Buenos Aires to Rosario. The Argentinian airline learned about the incident when she posted video and photos of the event […]

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    Fast growth of air freight through Dubai bucks global trend

    (The National, UAE) – The “build it and they will come” approach helped to transform the Dubai skyline. Now it is doing the same for its air cargo industry as the region’s rapidly expanding hubs attract surging volumes of freight. The International Air Transport Association (Iata) released data yesterday which showed the Middle East to […]

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    Ryanair’s Danish staff may strike over Irish pay

    (rte.ie) – Ryanair could face strike action in Denmark after a court ruled that Copenhagen airport staff had the right to refuse to service its flights in a dispute over workers’ rights. The budget airline’s policy of employing people in countries such as Denmark under the less generous terms of Ireland, rather than local rules, […]

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    As death toll rises to 135, Indonesia crash raises concerns over aging fleet

    MEDAN, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesia’s president promised a review of the country’s ageing air force fleet and a defense modernization drive on Wednesday, as the death toll from the crash of a military transport plane in the north of the country climbed to around 140. The Hercules C-130B aircraft, which went into service half a […]

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    Lufthansa eyes sale of Luxair stake

    (Reuters) – Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) is considering selling its 13 percent stake in Luxair and has been in touch with other shareholders, including the Luxembourg government, to discuss the matter. Lufthansa, which has held a 13 percent stake in flag carrier Luxair since 1993, sounded out the possibility of a sale of its stake with the […]

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    First C-27J Spartan Delivered to Australia

    (Defense News) – RAAF Base Richmond, Australia — The first Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan airlifter for the Royal Australian Air Force was handed over in a ceremony Tuesday at Richmond, west of Sydney. The aircraft is one of 10 on order for the RAAF, which are built as “green” airframes by Alenia Aermacchi in Italy […]

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    RAF Sea King Lands For The Last Time

    Squadron Leader Rob Hurcomb (Officer Commanding, C Flight, 22 Squadron) accompanied by his fellow duty crew members lands and switches off the rotor blades for the last time as the crews stand down and officially hand over responsibility for Search and Rescue to the Maritime and Coast Guard Agency at 0900hrs this morning. It was […]

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    Qatar Airways Celebrates First Anniversary With Dallas/Fort Worth

    Today, Qatar Airways celebrates one full year of daily, non-stop service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar. The airline’s anniversary comes at the heels of the 2015 Skytrax awards, where Qatar Airways was honored with the top prize of “Airline of the Year.” “Dallas/Forth Worth has been an excellent […]

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    Report backs third Heathrow runway

    (BBC)- he Airports Commission has backed a third Heathrow runway, saying it will add £147bn in economic growth and 70,000 jobs by 2050. It would also connect Britain to over 40 new destinations around the world. Sir Howard Davies’s report said that the new runway should come with severe restrictions to reduce the environmental and […]

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    Another WestJet flight receives a bomb threat, lands in Saskatoon

    For the fourth time in less than a week, a Canadian passenger jet has had to make an emergency landing because of a threat made against it. On Tuesday night, WestJet took once again to Twitter to say one of its planes had received a bomb threat. Flight WS323 was travelling from Toronto to Saskatoon […]

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    Airbus plans to open A330 China plant, upbeat on output -CEO

    Airbus (AIR.PA) plans to build a second plant in China after winning an order for at least 45 jets that underpins its production goals for the wide-body A330, chief executive Fabrice Bregier said on Tuesday. Airbus has been negotiating for about 18 months to establish an A330 ‘cabin completion centre’ in China alongside an existing […]

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    Emirates reveals fuel contract details in US airline subsidy claim riposte

    Dubai’s Emirates airline [EMIRA.UL] on Tuesday denied claims its parent company absorbed fuel hedge losses from the carrier, giving its most detailed response yet to allegations it has violated the U.S. Open Skies agreement with the United Arab Emirates. U.S. airlines have charged Emirates received at least $5 billion in subsidies since 2004, including hedge […]

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    Questions hover over Air Canada subsidiary Rouge on second anniversary

    (Canadian Press) – MONTREAL — In its short life, Rouge has been credited with giving Air Canada a financial boost and shaking up the country’s airline industry, but at least one analyst says the parent company may be digging itself into a hole with its expansion strategy. By stuffing its planes with more seats and […]

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    RAF Lossiemouth aircraft in near miss

    (BBC) – The crews of an RAF Tornado jet and Tucano turboprop training aircraft came within half a mile of each other as they avoided a midair collision. The incident involving aircraft flying out of RAF Lossiemouth happened near Inverness Airport on 5 February. Investigators rated the near miss at B, their second highest category […]

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    IndiGo owner says terms of 250-jet Airbus order have expired

    (Reuters) – The owner of Indian airline IndiGo said on Tuesday that the terms of a provisional order to buy 250 aircraft from Airbus (AIR.PA) had expired, but that the two companies remained in talks about acquiring a “significant” number of A320neo jets. Budget airline Indigo, India’s biggest carrier by market share, signed a provisional […]

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    JetBlue Airways adds $20 checked bag fee per one-way trip

    June 30 (Reuters) – JetBlue Airways Corp on Tuesday began charging its lowest-fare customers for checked bags, an anticipated move that leaves Southwest Airlines Co as the only U.S. carrier to let all travelers check a bag for free. The New York-based carrier said travelers who book the lowest “Blue” fare can check a bag […]

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    Lufthansa Makes Germanwings Compensation Offer

    BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa on Tuesday offered financial compensation to relatives of people killed in the Germanwings crash three months ago — a proposal that a lawyer representing many German families immediately described as inadequate. Lufthansa, which owns Germanwings, is offering 25,000 euros ($27,740) in compensation per victim in all cases that fall under German […]

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  1. Safety & Training

    Taiwan TransAsia pilot shut wrong engine, data confirms

    (AFP) – The pilot of a passenger plane that crashed into a river in Taiwan killing 43 people shut down the plane’s only working engine after the other failed, a new report confirmed Thursday. TransAsia Airways Flight GE235 plunged shortly after take-off from Taipei’s Songshan airport in February with 53 passengers and five crew on […]

  2. Manufacturer

    Boeing raises jetliner list prices by 2.9 percent – Reuters

    (Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N) raised list prices for its jetliners by 2.9 percent on Wednesday, citing a range of costs that go into making the planes. The price of the company’s forthcoming 777X, due for delivery by 2020, rose to $400 million in Boeing’s new price list, posted on its website on Wednesday. That […]

  3. Safety & Training

    WestJet flight diverted to Calgary over bomb threat

    A WestJet flight from Vancouver to Toronto was diverted to Calgary Wednesday night after a bomb threat, the fourth such incident targeting the airline in the past five days. The affected flight was WestJet 722, which took off from Vancouver at 5:14 p.m. PT, confirmed WestJet spokesman Robert Palmer. “Yes, we’ve been hit again,” he […]

  4. Technology & Engine

    Mactan Cebu International Airport implements Rockwell Collins’ ARINC vMUSE for improved passenger processing

    CEBU CITY, Philippines (July 2, 2015) – Mactan Cebu International Airport has selected Rockwell Collins’ ARINC airport solutions to improve its passengers’ travel experiences. The airport is currently using ARINC vMUSE™ common-use passenger processing system (CUPPS) as well as ARINC SelfServ™ common-use self-service (CUSS) kiosks, and will soon implement many of the company’s other solutions […]

  5. On the Radar

    Has the Dreamliner been ruined by some airlines that fly it?

    Will Air NZ provides us with another 787 economy cabin photo full of All Blacks? There is, at the very least, a note of caution for Qantas in one of those listicles in which a web site has provided 10 illustrated reasons for avoiding flying in economy on Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Qantas is considered highly […]

  6. Manufacturer

    Bell 525 Relentless Makes Successful First Flight

    Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the successful first flight of the Bell 525 Relentless. The maiden flight of the super-medium helicopter took place at the company’s aircraft assembly center in Amarillo, Texas. “The Bell 525 was announced at Heli-Expo in 2012, and we are proud to have achieved this milestone. […]

  7. Manufacturer

    Aero-engine makers seek boost from major Airbus China deal

    (Reuters) – After Airbus’s (AIR.PA) success it was the turn of engine makers to seek a boost from China’s spending power on Tuesday as a major plane order generates lucrative follow-on opportunities. China placed an order for 45 A330 wide-body passenger jets on Tuesday, with plans for a possible further 30 aircraft in a deal […]

  8. On the Radar

    Alaska Airlines Flights Connect Oklahoma City, Seattle

    news9.com KWTVAlaska Airlines is starting a new daily flight that connects Oklahoma City and Seattle. Officials at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City say the non-stop service began Wednesday with daily flights departing from Seattle to Oklahoma City each …Alaska Airlines, Boeing team up to reduce carbon emissions at Sea-TacPuget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)Alaska […]

  9. On the Radar

    This fake Delta Air Lines Facebook page went viral after promising $5000

    Business Insiderdelta airlines passenger REUTERS/Carlos Garcia RawlinsThousands of people were taken in by a fake Delta Air Lines travel promotion on Facebook. A fake Delta Air Lines Facebook page went viral on Tuesday after promising $5,000 and 5 first class tickets …Is Southwest Airlines Co A Better Buy Than Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) ?Bidness […]

  10. Air Transport

    US Probing Possible Airline Collusion to Keep Fares High

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. The civil antitrust investigation by the Justice Department appears to focus on whether airlines illegally signaled to each other how quickly they would add new […]

  11. Air Transport

    Delta plane hit by HAILSTORM while flying from Detroit to Seoul

    (Daily Mail) – Photographs have emerged showing the alarming damage a hailstorm can have on a plane. Hundreds of passengers on board the Delta Air Lines flight from Detroit to Seoul experienced a frightening ride as they flew through Chinese airspace last month. Pictures posted online show how the hail battered the nose of Boeing […]

  12. Air Transport

    CityJet Announces 18 Flights Weekly On New Cork to London City

    CityJet today announced that it is to fly 18 times weekly between Cork Airport and London City Airport, commencing on October 1st. The airline said it will fly three times daily on weekdays with its first flight from Cork to London City Airport (LCY) departing at 07.40am. It will also offer one flight on Saturdays […]

  13. Air Transport

    Two Pilots Sacked After Letting Playboy Model Into Cockpit To Fly Plane

    TWO pilots have been sacked after allowing a Playboy playmate to fly their plane. Victoria Xipolitakis was invited into the cockpit of the Embraer jet and briefly took the controls during the one-hour flight from Buenos Aires to Rosario. The Argentinian airline learned about the incident when she posted video and photos of the event […]

  14. Airports

    Fast growth of air freight through Dubai bucks global trend

    (The National, UAE) – The “build it and they will come” approach helped to transform the Dubai skyline. Now it is doing the same for its air cargo industry as the region’s rapidly expanding hubs attract surging volumes of freight. The International Air Transport Association (Iata) released data yesterday which showed the Middle East to […]

  15. Air Transport

    Ryanair’s Danish staff may strike over Irish pay

    (rte.ie) – Ryanair could face strike action in Denmark after a court ruled that Copenhagen airport staff had the right to refuse to service its flights in a dispute over workers’ rights. The budget airline’s policy of employing people in countries such as Denmark under the less generous terms of Ireland, rather than local rules, […]

  16. Safety & Training

    As death toll rises to 135, Indonesia crash raises concerns over aging fleet

    MEDAN, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesia’s president promised a review of the country’s ageing air force fleet and a defense modernization drive on Wednesday, as the death toll from the crash of a military transport plane in the north of the country climbed to around 140. The Hercules C-130B aircraft, which went into service half a […]

  17. Air Transport

    Lufthansa eyes sale of Luxair stake

    (Reuters) – Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) is considering selling its 13 percent stake in Luxair and has been in touch with other shareholders, including the Luxembourg government, to discuss the matter. Lufthansa, which has held a 13 percent stake in flag carrier Luxair since 1993, sounded out the possibility of a sale of its stake with the […]

  18. Manufacturer

    Boeing to Release Second-Quarter Results on July 22

    The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will release its financial results for the second quarter of 2015 on Wednesday, July 22. President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg; Executive Vice President, Business Development & Strategy and Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith; and Chairman Jim McNerney will discuss the results and company outlook during a conference call that day […]

  19. On the Radar

    How Much Does a Boeing 747-8 Cost?

    24/7 Wall St.The latest 747 passenger jet competes against the Airbus A380 for a small part of the global commercial fleet. The A380 can carry as many as 555 passengers, nearly 90 more than the 747-8. Dual-engine planes like Boeing’s 787 and the Airbus A350 are …

  20. Military

    First C-27J Spartan Delivered to Australia

    (Defense News) – RAAF Base Richmond, Australia — The first Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan airlifter for the Royal Australian Air Force was handed over in a ceremony Tuesday at Richmond, west of Sydney. The aircraft is one of 10 on order for the RAAF, which are built as “green” airframes by Alenia Aermacchi in Italy […]

  21. Military

    RAF Sea King Lands For The Last Time

    Squadron Leader Rob Hurcomb (Officer Commanding, C Flight, 22 Squadron) accompanied by his fellow duty crew members lands and switches off the rotor blades for the last time as the crews stand down and officially hand over responsibility for Search and Rescue to the Maritime and Coast Guard Agency at 0900hrs this morning. It was […]

  22. Air Transport

    Qatar Airways Celebrates First Anniversary With Dallas/Fort Worth

    Today, Qatar Airways celebrates one full year of daily, non-stop service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar. The airline’s anniversary comes at the heels of the 2015 Skytrax awards, where Qatar Airways was honored with the top prize of “Airline of the Year.” “Dallas/Forth Worth has been an excellent […]

  23. Air Transport

    Alaska Airlines starts service between Seattle and Milwaukee, Seattle and Oklahoma City, and Portland and St. Louis

    Alaska Airlines today inaugurates service between Seattle and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Seattle and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Portland, Oregon and St. Louis. “We’re excited to provide increased service breadth for our Northwest customers to the great cities of Milwaukee, Oklahoma City and St. Louis,” said John Kirby, Alaska’s vice president of capacity planning. “The E175 is […]

  24. Air Transport

    Cargolux adds Turkmenbashi to its network

    On 29 June 2015, the first Cargolux aircraft touched down at Turkmenbashi Airport in Turkmenistan. With this flight, Cargolux began to operate four weekly flights to Turkmenbashi, two from Luxembourg and two from Hong Kong. Turkmenbashi becomes Cargolux’s fifth destination in Central Asia, together with Baku, Novosibirsk, Almaty and Tbilisi. The new commercial Cargolux services […]

  25. Air Transport

    Satellite facility for Munich Airport’s Terminal 2 to open in April 2016

    Three years and two months after breaking ground for the satellite terminal, Munich Airport has now announced the time frame for the opening of the new facility. The responsible executive committees of Munich Airport (FMG) and Lufthansa have now narrowed down the official opening date to April 2016, with the exact day to be announced […]

  26. Airports

    Report backs third Heathrow runway

    (BBC)- he Airports Commission has backed a third Heathrow runway, saying it will add £147bn in economic growth and 70,000 jobs by 2050. It would also connect Britain to over 40 new destinations around the world. Sir Howard Davies’s report said that the new runway should come with severe restrictions to reduce the environmental and […]

  27. Safety & Training

    Another WestJet flight receives a bomb threat, lands in Saskatoon

    For the fourth time in less than a week, a Canadian passenger jet has had to make an emergency landing because of a threat made against it. On Tuesday night, WestJet took once again to Twitter to say one of its planes had received a bomb threat. Flight WS323 was travelling from Toronto to Saskatoon […]

  28. Air Transport

    Airbus plans to open A330 China plant, upbeat on output -CEO

    Airbus (AIR.PA) plans to build a second plant in China after winning an order for at least 45 jets that underpins its production goals for the wide-body A330, chief executive Fabrice Bregier said on Tuesday. Airbus has been negotiating for about 18 months to establish an A330 ‘cabin completion centre’ in China alongside an existing […]

  29. Air Transport

    Questions hover over Air Canada subsidiary Rouge on second anniversary

    (Canadian Press) – MONTREAL — In its short life, Rouge has been credited with giving Air Canada a financial boost and shaking up the country’s airline industry, but at least one analyst says the parent company may be digging itself into a hole with its expansion strategy. By stuffing its planes with more seats and […]

  30. Air Transport

    Emirates reveals fuel contract details in US airline subsidy claim riposte

    Dubai’s Emirates airline [EMIRA.UL] on Tuesday denied claims its parent company absorbed fuel hedge losses from the carrier, giving its most detailed response yet to allegations it has violated the U.S. Open Skies agreement with the United Arab Emirates. U.S. airlines have charged Emirates received at least $5 billion in subsidies since 2004, including hedge […]

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    US Probing Possible Airline Collusion to Keep Fares High

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. The civil antitrust investigation by the Justice Department appears to focus on whether airlines illegally signaled to each other how quickly they would add new […]