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05-21-2019 08:46
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.
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05-21-2019 07:32
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 an anti-stall system aboard the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max that went down shortly after takeoff in March, a similar scenario to…
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05-21-2019 06:29
Airbus has secured two new customers for its Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ) program—the German government and Four Seasons Hotels for the A350 and A321 luxury planes, respectively. The first order came from the German Government, who opted for three ACJ350-900XWBs, making it the first official customer of the type. The second order came from travel company Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, who have opted for just the one ACJ321LR.
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05-21-2019 06:08
Ryanair has publicly announced that its profits have suffered a decline of 29% to €1.02 billion despite traffic growth, together with the imminent delay in upcoming Boeing 737 MAX 200 deliveries. According to the ultra-low-cost carrier, to counter the traffic increase, fares suffered a declined of 6%, whereas higher fuel and staff costs forced the airline to report a drop in profits.
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05-21-2019 05:54
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.
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05-21-2019 04:24
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.
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05-21-2019 03:32
Austrian air charter founder, retired F1 champion, Niki Lauda passed away at age 70.
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05-20-2019 17:03
“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 on shorter routes.
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05-20-2019 17:02
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 -
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05-20-2019 17:00
Dallas-Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport and American Airlines have announced plans to develop a sixth terminal, providing a long-term commitment from the airline and opportunities for businesses and customers in the fastest growing region in the United States.The plans call for DFW to invest up to $3 to $3.5 billion in terminal improvements, including the construction of Terminal F and enhancements to Terminal C. The identified site south of Terminal D provides significant flexibility for phasing in the number of gates for Terminal F, with a long-term projection of up to 24 gates, as demand for additional facilities is warranted.
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