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- (Reuters) - European aviation safety regulators introduced new training requirements on Monday to help prevent accidents by pilots losing control of planes in-flight, such as during a stall or in bad weather. The International Air Transport Association said that while these incidents were rare, they were deadly. In one such accident, an Air France jet flying between Rio de Janeiro and Paris plunged into the Atlantic Ocean during a storm in June, 2009, killing all 228 people on board. The…
- Island Air (USA) (WP, Honolulu) says it will discontinue its six daily Honolulu to Lihue services as it pushes to consolidate and streamline its operations following a string of recent financial losses. In a letter to employees, CEO Dave Pflieger said the airline had lost more than USD21 million ...
- Jakarta has reiterated its commitment as a partner in South Korea's KFX indigenous fighter programme.
- The Chairman of the Jazeera Airways (J9, Kuwait) Group, Marwan Boodai, says his company is close to finalizing a deal with the Kuwaiti government to build a dedicated terminal at Kuwait International Airport. First announced some three years ago, the budget carrier has already held talks with ...
- Malaysia Airlines (MH, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) says it is in preliminary discussions with several parties insofar as its A380-800 fleet plans are concerned. Last week, international media reported the carrier would either sell off or lease out its six A380s as part of parent Khazanah's restructuring ...
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- A fully powered non-gliding approach by a 787 Dreamliner In a you-just-can't-be-too-careful story America's FAA has formalised Boeing's advice to 787 users to power them down at regular intervals to prevent them, well, falling out of the air! The possibility that this might have actually happened in real life was remote, as outlined by this report in ATW. But once…
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- What exactly caused Mr Albanese to decide to cripple Badgerys Creek? Labor's infrastructure spokesman Anthony Albanese has written a withering critique of the Greens' 2nd Sydney Airport lunatic policies in The Australian today. But he has remained silent on his withdrawal of support for a curfew free Badgerys Creek, which would cripple the project. That about face makes a nonsense…
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- India's defence minister said Monday that final negotiations to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France would start this month and end as soon as possible, after leaders of the two nations announced the deal last month.
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- Saudi-led airstrikes against rebels in Yemen have destroyed much of their military capabilities, but almost six weeks into the campaign the situation on the ground remains unchanged, analysts said.
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- French President Francois Hollande sought to boost ties in the Gulf Monday as he oversaw the signing of a warplanes deal with Qatar and arrived in Saudi Arabia for a summit.
- A new request for information about armed unmanned air systems (UAS) for the Turkish Air Force could draw responses from AUVSI exhibitors.
- Southwest Airlines (WN, Dallas Love Field) is in talks with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) about the possible amendment of its B737-700 order book Chief Operating Officer Mike Van de Ven told Bloomberg news in an interview recently. The airline's 700-strong fleet is currently dominated by the -700 of ...
- Adria Airways (JP, Ljubljana) is planning to ramp up its Tirana, Albania and Maribor, Slovenia operations next year CEO Mark Anžur has disclosed. According to EX-YU Aviation News, Anžur told local media outlet Sierra5 that his airline would base an aircraft out of the Albanian capital next year to ...
- ​The Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme's concurrency cost has ticked up by $40 million since last year's estimate by the Pentagon to $1.69 billion, according to a report recently sent to US lawmakers.
- #MxMonday The Cirrus Perspective™ Integrated Avionics System Pilots Guide is a very valuable resource… instagram.com/p/2Rm1jETEC5/
- Australian firm Heliwest has employed a Lockheed Martin Indago quadrotor in damage assessment operations in Vanuatu – the South Pacific island nation that recently suffered an earthquake, volcano and cyclone within the span of a few weeks.
- ST. LOUIS, May 4, 2015 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] will update two maintenance trainers for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) so they better support the RAAF’s F/A-18F and EA-18G aircraft. Australia is the only nation other than the United States flying F/A-18 Super Hornet fighters and EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack aircraft. While it operates the two-seat F variant…
- The US Government Accountability Office has warned that unless the US Navy carefully considers its requirements for the service's future unmanned, carrier-launched surveillance and strike (UCLASS) programme it risks rendering redundant any research carried out so far.
- Chorus Aviation, parent to Canadian operator Jazz Air (QK, Halifax), says it has completed its acquisition of 519222 Ontario Limited, the holding company that owns Voyageur Airways (VC, Sudbury) and its related companies, for CAD80 million (USD63 million). "Utilizing cash on hand, Chorus paid ...
- Online retailer Amazon has disclosed full details of a concept for delivering packages with unmanned air vehicles in a US patent application published on 30 April.
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