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Air Canada Airbus A320 Crash Lands At Stanfield International Airport

In the early hours of Sunday morning, an Air Canada Airbus A320, flying from Toronto, Ontario, to Halifax, Nova Scotia, had a rough landing at Halifax’s Stanfield Airport, as it skidded off the runway during a snowstorm. Power outages at the airport were reported, leading some to believe that the Airbus hit a power line […]

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Fatal Descent of Germanwings Plane Was ‘Deliberate,’ French Authorities Say

Andreas Lubitz was breathing, steady and calm, in the final moments of Germanwings Flight 9525. It was the only sound from within the cockpit that the voice recorder detected as Mr. Lubitz, the co-pilot, sent the plane into its descent. The sounds coming from outside the cockpit door on Tuesday were something else altogether: knocking […]

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Co-Pilot in Germanwings Crash Hid Medical Condition From Employer, Prosecutors Say

Andreas Lubitz, the pilot who flew a Germanwings jetliner into the French Alps on Tuesday, had been given a mental health diagnosis but kept the condition hidden from his employer, the authorities said Friday. A psychiatric diagnosis might explain why Mr. Lubitz, a 27-year-old German, did not disclose his full medical record to Germanwings and […]

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Germanwings Plane Crash: Glide to Destruction ‘took 18 minutes not 8′

Evidence emerged today that the unexplained, gradual dive to destruction of Germanwings Flight 9525 took at least 18 minutes, not eight. The French environment and transport minister, Ségolène Royal, said that the crew of the Airbus A320 had stopped responding on radio at 10.30am yesterday when the aircraft was over the Mediterranean. The aircraft slammed […]

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Bombardier Inc to upgrade CRJ regional jets after ‘so much focus on the CSeries’

Bombardier Inc. plans to upgrade the regional jets that have been neglected during the company’s struggle to build its biggest-ever plane, the CSeries. Design changes such as new winglets and a modified wing are under development that would cut the jets’ fuel burn by at least 4.5% by 2020, said executives including Jean-Francois Tessier, director […]

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Tragic France Crash: Germanwings Plane Data Recorder Found

Latest Developments • 3:24 p.m. ET: Lufthansa Group said the company will look after the relatives of those on board Germanwings Flight 9525. “There will be a contact center established in France; relatives who would like to take advantage of this will be transferred to the contact center at no cost — and their accommodation […]

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Airbus delivers its 9,000th aircraft

Airbus celebrated the delivery of its 9,000 aircraft on Friday, with the milestone plane – an Airbus A321 – going to Vietnamese carrier VietJetAir. “The delivery of our 9000th aircraft comes as we enjoy ongoing strong demand for aircraft across our product line,” John Leahy, Airbus’ Chief Operating Officer, says in a statement commemorating the […]

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Why Boeing May Take Years To Replace The 757

Some Boeing customers see a hole in its lineup of passenger jets and are pushing for a new midsize model to fill it. But a $500 billion backlog and development of other planes may keep that idea from getting off the ground anytime soon. The world’s largest aerospace firm ended production of its 200- to […]

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Germanwings Airbus Carrying 150 Crashes in French Alps

Search and rescue teams were scrambling on Tuesday to reach a remote and rugged site in the southern French Alps where the French aviation authorities confirmed that a German plane carrying 144 passengers and six crew members had crashed while en route to Düsseldorf from Barcelona. It was feared that there were no survivors. The […]

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France, Germany Protest Gulf Carrier Encroachment

As U.S. airlines and labor unions launch their campaign against alleged subsidies for the “Big Three” Gulf carriers, the debate is already well underway in Europe. Key players in transport policy seek a new agreement with Gulf states to regulate subsidies, but Gulf countries and carriers are strongly resisting the effort. While the white paper […]

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Airbus Group Demands $700 Million Against Skymark Airlines Inc Cancelled Orders

AIRBUS GROUP has filed a request with the Tokyo District Court demanding $700 million from Japanese Skymark Airlines Inc, which was earlier unable to pay the installment fees of its order of 6 Airbus A380 super jumbos in July 2014. The airline has liabilities of over 200 billion Yen ($1.7 billion), which it has to […]

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Lufthansa airliner nearly crashed in November, airline admits

Photo Source An Airbus A321 plane operated by Lufthansa nearly crashed four months ago after some of its outside sensors iced over, German news magazine Der Spiegel reported Friday. Lufthansa confirmed Friday to dpa that there had been an incident which was not made public at the time of the November 5 flight from Bilbao, […]

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Air India Held A Job Fair And No One Showed Up

Air India hosted a job fair earlier this week in hopes of filling at least some of the 197 vacant pilot spots for its Airbus fleet, alone. Not a single applicant showed up. Not. One. Air India’s shortage of cabin crew is well known. The problem is so severe that it’s faced frequent flight delays […]

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The HondaJet’s Brand-New Engine Is Finally Approved For Flight

Honda Aircraft recently debuted their first production HondaJet, and the over-the-wing aircraft design is anticipated to revolutionize the light jet market. The engines are also new and so is the company created specifically to build them. Honda Aero is the first new company approved to build jet engines in 23 years. The majority of the […]

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Has Bombardier Inc. Finally Found its Mojo?

Since Bombardier Inc. cancelled its dividend and announced it would be taking on more debt, investors have been clamouring for any good news about the company. The CSeries, which has become the bane of most Bombardier investors, has fallen two years behind schedule and its price has ballooned by over US$1.5 billion. It now seems […]

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Why the World Loves the Boeing 737

The single-aisle 737 has been Boeing Co.’s best-selling model for years and makes up for three-fourth of its total backlog. The successful run has only gotten better with the newly launched 737 Max as Boeing has promised the aircraft’s operating cost would be lower than its competitors. The past year saw amazing demand for the […]

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Superduperjumbo: Airbus Markets a Higher Seat Count on Its A380 Jet

The Airbus A380 superjumbo plane has just gotten bigger—at least on paper. Airbus Group NV has upped the advertised average seat count on its flagship plane in a bid to convince airlines the double-decker jetliner is a money maker. Until recently promoted as a plane carrying on average 525 passengers, Airbus now markets the plane […]