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2 hrs ago | Telegram

WestJet to charge for first checked bag in economy

The cost of flying will soon increase for millions of Canadian passengers each year with the announcement by WestJet Airlines that it will start charging some economy fare customers a fee to check their first bag on flights within Canada and to the United States. A pilot taxis a Westjet Boeing 737-700 plane to a gate after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in on February 3, 2014.

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6 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Southwest flight out of San Jose diverted to Oakland due to emergency

A Southwest Airlines flight en route to Phoenix was diverted to Oakland International Airport on Monday after a problem was found with the flight controls. A Southwest Airlines flight en route to Phoenix was diverted to Oakland International Airport on Monday after a problem was found with the flight controls.

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8 hrs ago | Business Journal

U.S. airlines accomplish accident-free 2013 despite global difficulties

Just-released data f rom the National Transportation Safety Board show that not a single person died in North American air crashes last year, despite carriers carrying a record 744 million people. The crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport isn't counted in these statistics because the company is a foreign carrier, even though the crash did occur on U.S. soil.

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9 hrs ago | Manawatu Evening Standard

Passenger films flames shooting out of plane engine

Seats over the wing of an aeroplane are said to be the safest, but what if the engine is shooting flames? A passenger on board this flight from Spain heading towards Russia said shortly after takeoff the engine emitted a loud bang, then she noticed flames bursting from the plane's wing. She said the Transaero Boeing 767 began to shake immediately, and was forced to turn around and make an emergency landing at Barcelona Airport.

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10 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Air Canada approaches pilots for early discussions leading to longer contract

Air Canada is moving to begin contract negotiations with its pilots union early in hopes of avoiding the acrimony that marked the last round talks that ended up being eventually settled by a federal arbitrator. "We are in talks to determine if there is basis for achieving an early renewal of the pilots' collective agreement," Air Canada spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur wrote in an email.

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12 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Strike cancels Air France Detroit-Paris flights

This Boeing 747 is part of the Air France fleet. An estimated 60% of pilots are on strike this week, disrupting service around the globe.

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13 hrs ago | KSBW-TV

The richest middle class ... that isn't near NY, DC

It's not surprising that middle-class Americans living just outside New York City and Washington, D.C., are pretty well off. But how did a Denver suburb wind up at the top of the list of counties with the highest median income? Douglas County, which lies on the southern edge of the Denver metro area, had a median household income just shy of $100,000 last year, ranking it sixth in the United States, according to Sentier Research.

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17 hrs ago | USA Today

British Airways to fly its Airbus A380s to San Francisco

British Airways will begin using its Airbus A380 superjumbo jets on some of its flights between San Francisco and London Heathrow. British Airways currently flies twice daily on the route using Boeing 747-400 British Airways to fly its Airbus A380s to San Francisco British Airways will begin using its Airbus A380 superjumbo jets on some of its flights between San Francisco and London Heathrow.

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21 hrs ago | Malaysia Chronicle

BOMBSHELL: Indonesia's top cop says he has spoken with M'sian police & knows what happened to MH370

Indonesian media has reported the claimed made by the Chief of the Indonesian Police Force regarding what actually happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared with 239 people on March 2014. As reported by Kompas.com, Police Chief General Sutarman said that he knows what had actually happened to the flight and had spoken to the Head of the Malaysian Police.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Post and Courier

China assembly line idea didn't fly for Boeing

In a reassuring move for the company's U.S. aircraft manufac- turing sites, including North Charleston, an executive said the aerospace giant won't be setting up a final assembly line in China, an emerging air-travel giant. Ian Thomas, president of Boeing China, told Flightglobal in Beijing last week that the planemaker studied the idea but made a strategic decision not to proceed.

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Ars Technica

A closer look at the space shuttle that never got to space

Space Shuttle Enterprise : namesake of the Star Trek spaceship, and one of NASA's greatest, and biggest, behind-the-scenes testing tools. NEW YORK-The space shuttle Enterprise has been ensconced aboard the USS Intrepid for just over two years.

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Daily Star

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Airline boss Ewan Wilson also believes there have been five other suicide tragedies involving commercial jetliners which aren't linked to terrorism in the last 30 years. Ill-fated flight MH370 disappeared with its 227 passengers from 15 nations and 12 Malaysian crew members while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8 this year.

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Forbes.com

MH370: Sonar Reveals Secrets Of Sea Floor

I've been a working journalist for more than a quarter of a century, much of it freelance, with a particular interest in science, technology and medicine. My experience includes writing for The Economist's science section, The Independent on Sunday, The Telegraph and New Statesman, as well as papers in Canada and Jamaica.

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DNA India

Jet pilots bash media for 'misreporting', launch own technical cell for analysis

Criticising sections of the media for misreporting on a recent incident involving loss of altitude by a plane, the pilots' union of private carrier Jet Airways today said it is forming a 'technical cell' to provide the right perspective on civil aviation issues. The National Aviation Guild , the Jet pilots' union, said a 2,900 ft drop in altitude by a Jet Airways Boeing 777 last month was erroneously reported as a 5,000 ft plunge by the media.

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The Times of India

MH370 mystery: 58 'hard objects' found in Indian Ocean

Origami paper cranes hang on a board offering prayers and condolences to the Malaysia Airlines MH370 and MH17 victims and their families at a Chinese bereavement centre in Kuala Lumpur, on September 9, 2014. KUALA LUMPUR: The Australia-led search team for the missing Malaysian Flight MH370 has discovered 58 hard objects inconsistent with the Indian Ocean seabed, raising hopes of solving the over six months-long aviation mystery.

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Outlook

AI Set to Send Pilots to Fill Shortfall in Express Service

The Air India board has cleared a proposal for sending its pilots on deputation to its budget arm, Air India Express, which has been facing shortage of commanders for some time now, airline sources said today. The move would help Air India, which may face the problem of having excess pilots as the airline's Boeing 777-200 LR fleet is being phased out and shrinking, they said.

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The Daily Star

Travolta owns 2 runways in home for his private planes

Hollywood superstar John Travolta is a certified private pilot who owns five aircraft, so it is only fitting that the 60-year-old actor's Florida home has two runways that lead directly to his front door. "We designed the house for the jets and to have at our access the world at a moment's notice, and we succeeded at that," a bearded Travolta said during an interview Thursday on Australia's "Today", reports Business Insider.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Pilot turns Malaysia Airlines flight around after defect

A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to turn around due to an autopilot defect, landing safely early Sunday , said the carrier already reeling from the loss of two planes this year. KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to turn around due to an autopilot defect, landing safely early Sunday , said the carrier already reeling from the loss of two planes this year.

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South China Morning Post

Long road to justice for relatives of MH17 victims

The preliminary report of an investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 falls well short of bringing closure to those mourning the deaths of the 298 people on board. It found the Boeing 777 aircraft was likely penetrated from the outside by multiple "high energy objects" before breaking up in flight over war-torn eastern Ukraine, which is consistent with a missile strike.

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The Motley Fool

Meet the Newest Planes From Boeing, Airbus, and Bombardier

With the airline industry posting big profits, there's big money to be made in commercial aerospace manufacturing. As Boeing A major technological shift is happening in the automotive industry.

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