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Cessna Citation X+ business jet sets coast-to-coast speed record

Cessna Citation X+ business jet sets coast-to-coast speed record

0 / October 20, 2014 07:16

Cessna Aircraft Company announced on Oct. 20 at the annual National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention & Exhibition that the recently certified Citation X+ has set several city-to-city speed records for its weight class including Seattle to Miami, making the […]

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Lufthansa cancels 1,450 flights due to pilots union strike

0 / October 19, 2014 08:20

Lufthansa cancelled 1,450 flights after a pilots union called for a strike on Monday and Tuesday Oct. 21, after millions were left stranded by a weekend-long train drivers’ stoppage. Lufthansa said late on Sunday more than 200,000 passengers and two […]

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Frontier passengers may have been exposed to Ebola virus

0 / October 19, 2014 07:16

CDC Expands Passenger Notification A nurse who had treated the first US Ebola patient was exposed to the Ebola virus and later contracted the disease. Before she was hospitalized, she had taken the following two airline flights in early October […]

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X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully completes 3rd Flight

X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully completes 3rd Flight

0 / October 17, 2014 07:21

The Boeing X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) successfully de-orbited and landed on Oct. 17 at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 9:24 a.m. PDT, concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office. The X-37B was […]

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Ebola and air travel update

0 / October 17, 2014 07:18

The recent news that a nurse, Amber Joy Vinson, who was both infected by the Ebola virus and showing Ebola-related symptoms, was on an airline flight with 132 other passengers (and at least five crew members) was disturbing for a […]

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Germanwings pilots will strike this week

0 / October 15, 2014 16:38

The pilots of Lufthansa’s low-cost unit Germanwings are to go on strike on Thursday Oct. 16 as a dispute over an early retirement scheme drags on. The strike, the seventh at Lufthansa this year, will last for 12 hours from […]

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The Airbus A350-900 gets ETOPS approval

0 / October 15, 2014 12:20

Airbus has won European safety approval for Extended Operations (ETOPS) that would allow the A350 to fly almost any commercial route. The European Aviation Safety Agency has officially granted the twin-engined jet Extended Operations of “beyond 180 minutes”, but will […]

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IndiGo orders 250 Airbus A320s

0 / October 15, 2014 10:26

Indian budget airline IndiGo has agreed to buy 250 Airbus A320s, a purchase that could be worth nearly USD$26 billion and rank as the largest single order of jets from the European plane maker. IndiGo is expanding aggressively as it […]

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AirAsia X could defer Airbus A350 delivery

AirAsia X could defer Airbus A350 delivery

0 / October 14, 2014 10:14

Malaysia’s AirAsia X could defer the delivery of its Airbus A350s if European economies fail to recover by the time it receives the first aircraft in 2018 or 2019. “You can’t really pinpoint it until the first one enters into […]

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American Airlines Boeing 757 makes emergency landing in San Francisco

0 / October 14, 2014 07:47

An American Airlines Boeing 757 made an emergency landing in San Francisco on Monday Oct. 13 after a number of interior wall panels came loose in mid-flight. The plane, carrying 184 passengers and six crew, was en route for Dallas […]

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Emergency services started recovering personal belongings from the crash site of Malaysia flight MH17

0 / October 13, 2014 11:23

Four Dutch experts and local emergency services made a start on Monday Oct. 13 recovering personal belongings from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in east Ukraine, despite fighting nearby. But the leader of the Dutch team coordinating […]

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Aviation accounts for two percent of man-made greenhouse gas emissions, according to the ICAO

0 / October 13, 2014 10:20

Aviation accounts for two percent of man-made greenhouse gas emissions, according to the ICAO, which agreed last year to create the world’s first global market-based scheme by 2020 to rein in carbon emissions. Norwegian Air’s chief executive Bjørn Kjos disputed […]

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Norwegian Air’s younger aircraft is key to cutting fuel bills and limiting climate change

Norwegian Air’s younger aircraft is key to cutting fuel bills and limiting climate change

0 / October 13, 2014 10:16

Norwegian Air will cut the average age of its fleet to less than four years, seeing younger aircraft as the key both to cutting fuel bills and limiting climate change. Huge aircraft orders in 2012 will help Norwegian, Europe’s number […]

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Gulfstream Aerospace launches two new business jets with 70 orders

0 / October 13, 2014 10:08

Gulfstream Aerospace has launched two new business jets, the G500 and G600, with orders of up to 70 aircraft from Flexjet and Qatar Airways, just a week before NBAA air show in Orlando. The new planes, available from 2018 and […]

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Full operation restored at the Chicago-area ATC center

0 / October 13, 2014 10:04

Full operation was restored on Monday Oct. 13 at the Chicago-area air traffic control site that was shut down in September by a fire, forcing extensive flight delays and cancellations. The fire forced the evacuation of the FAA control facility […]

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Advisory panel recommends tightening restrictions on shipments of lithium batteries on commercial aircraft

0 / October 13, 2014 09:11

An advisory panel has recommended tightening restrictions on bulk shipments of lithium batteries via commercial aircraft, after a crash that pointed to the risks of the volatile batteries onboard aircraft. The group, which advises the ICAO, suggested among other measures […]

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Are the new Ebola screening measures likely to be effective?

0 / October 10, 2014 18:24

The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), along with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), announced a series of new screening measures on Oct. 8 at selected US airports. These measures, which will focus on travelers arriving from the west […]

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Malaysia flight MH370 location update

Malaysia flight MH370 location update

0 / October 10, 2014 18:20

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) released on Oct. 8 an update detailing their best estimate of the current location of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. The location of this 777, which went missing on 8 March 2014 with 227 passengers […]

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