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United Airlines Warns Pilots After Review Shows Mistakes in Cockpit

United Airlines has issued a stern warning to its pilots after mistakes in the cockpit put passenger planes in potential danger. A review of United flight operations data, which details safety incidents involving United pilots and aircraft, prompted the warning, according to an airline official. The safety memo was sent to United Airlines pilots on Jan. 9th, and was first report by The Wall Street Journal. "The language was strong, stronger than usual," said United Airlines spokesman Charlie Hobart. The tone of the memo was used to "get pilots' attention," Hobart added. A … [Read More...]

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Boeing Well Positioned To Grow Through The End Of This Decade – Forbes

Boeing has grown at an impressive pace since the start of this decade. The company entered this decade with annual revenue of about $64 billion, and it posted annual revenue of nearly $91 billion last year. The company’s annual profit has also increased from $3.3 billion to $5.4 billion over this period. Higher production rates […]

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Airbus To Deliver 30 Commercial Aircraft To UAE Airlines In 2015

Aircraft manufacturing firm Airbus is looking to deliver 30 commercial aircraft to three UAE carriers including Etihad Airways, Emirates Airlines, and Air Arabia this year, a senior official confirmed. Speaking to official news agency WAM, Marwan Lahoud, chief Strategy and Marketing officer for Airbus Group, said that the UAE is an important market for the […]

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Boeing Lining Up Buyers for Early Overweight Dreamliners

Boeing Co. has lined up buyers for 10 of the early, overweight 787 Dreamliners whose years in storage made them emblems of the jet’s factory woes and a drag on profit, people with knowledge of the plans said. The planes, dubbed “terrible teens” for their assembly struggles and their places near the start of the […]

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Dassault rolling out long-range Falcon 8X

Test pilots Eric Gérard and Hervé Laverne took Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 8X on its first flight earlier this month, rising into a hazy sky above the company’s Mérignac plant near Bordeaux, France. During the one-hour-and-45-minute test, they took the sleek-bodied jet up to 15,000 feet and put it through a regimen of maneuvers and systems […]

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Spicejet’s B737 MAX 8 order still on says Boeing

Spicejet has not changed the status of its order for forty-two B737 MAX 8 jets the President of Boeing India, Pratyush Kumar, has said. Placed in March 2014, deliveries are still expected to commence in 2018 as the carrier seeks to return to profitability through an increase in its overall available seat capacity. Immediate plans […]

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Allegiant Announces the Purchase of Six A319 Aircraft

Allegiant Travel Company today announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase six additional A319 aircraft. The aircraft are currently being operated by Cebu Pacific Air and are scheduled to enter the Allegiant operating fleet from the end of 2015 through 2017. “We continue to be able to find high quality, used A319s […]

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Boeing 747 and Airbus A380: Emirates Could Have an Answer for Their Future

Boeing has struggled to sustain the 747 program within a rough market for the jumbo. An anemic number of orders have ground down to virtually zero in the last year. However, in a recent report, an unidentified third party is said to have pitched the 747-8 to Gulf airline Emirates in an effort to infuse […]

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Beverly Wyse to Lift Dreamliner Production to Record Rates

Beverly Wyse, who has orchestrated a production rate increase at Boeing’s Renton factory to a record 42 model 737 planes monthly, is the perfect person to take the North Charleston 787 Dreamliner factory to the next level. That was the takeaway by retiring North Charleston Site Manager Jack Jones, in a video published by the […]

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Business Jet Sales Soared in 2014

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association yesterday released worldwide 2014 year-end aircraft sales and delivery numbers, and not only are the figures encouraging for the future health of the industry, they very nearly shattered records. GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce reported that, for the year, total worldwide general aviation airplane shipments rose 4.3 percent, from […]

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Air Canada still interested in CSeries as Embraer replacement option

Program delays and cash concerns within Bombardier Inc.’s aerospace division won’t deter Air Canada from considering its new CSeries commercial aircraft, Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu said. The head of the country’s largest airline said the CSeries will definitely be in the running when Air Canada replaces its remaining 90-seat Embraer 190s single-aisle planes after […]

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Spring Airlines in Talks With Airbus, Boeing on 30-Plane Order

Spring Airlines Co., the Chinese budget airline owned by billionaire Wang Zhenghua, is in discussions with Airbus Group NV and Boeing Co. to buy as many as 30 planes as travel demand surges in the country. The Shanghai-based carrier plans to place an order this year, Vice President Stephen Wang said in an interview in […]

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Alaska Airlines Orders Six Boeing Next-Generation 737-900ERs

Alaska Airlines’ fleet of fuel-efficient Boeing airplanes is growing again. Seattle’s hometown airline is purchasing six more Boeing next-generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) aircraft, valued at $594 million, Boeing’s current list price. The new planes, four scheduled for delivery in 2016 and two in 2017, bring Alaska’s total of locally manufactured jets on order to 79. […]

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Market for Boeing 757 too small to replace with new model: CEO

There’s no current business case for reviving the Boeing 757. Boeing CEO Jim McNerney said there isn’t sufficient need for that model plane when he was asked about the still-popular long-range single-aisle aircraft at the Barclays Industrial Select Conference in Miami Wednesday. The Boeing 757 is larger than any of the current 737s, but with […]

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Airlines Against Open Skies

In the last 30 years, the United States has signed more than 100 open skies agreements with other countries to remove restrictions on international air travel — a policy that has been great for travelers because it has lowered fares and increased service. Now, three large airlines — Delta, United and American — are asking […]

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Arkia Israeli Airlines Signs Commitment for Four A330-900neos

Arkia Israeli Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for up to four A330-900neo widebodies. The commitment makes Arkia the first Airbus widebody customer in Israel and the first customer for the Airbus A330nee family in the Middle East. On February 18, 2015, Arkia Israeli Airlines signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus […]

Plane Spotting: 30 Airplanes in 3 Minutes!

Over 30 airplanes in 3 minutes. A must see for anyone interested in airplanes. Great shots of Early Flight, WWI, The Golden Age, WWII, modern era and spacecraft, demonstrate the breadth and depth of FLYING.

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Airlines cancel flights: More snow and subzero temperatures

Travelers are bracing for another round of travel woes this Presidents’ Day, as many parts of the country battle through snow and subzero temperatures. On Monday, airlines cancelled thousands of flights as winter storm warnings were posted from Oklahoma to New Jersey and from Illinois to the Deep South as a band of snow and […]

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The Coming U.S. Pilot Shortage Is Real

U.S. Pilot Shortage With upward of 20,000 cockpit seats expected to open up at U.S. airlines over the next seven years due to FAA-mandated age-65 retirements, the scene should be set for the pilot pipeline to work as designed: Regional pilots working for low wages finally get their chance to move quickly up to the […]