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3 hrs ago | International Business Times

Apple Ships iPhones Out of China Consignment Reached Destination

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple event announcing the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, September 9, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam The website also confirms through their sources as well as their staff who have ordered the device that it is on its way.

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7 hrs ago | MilitaryCity.com

First flight delayed for KC-46A test aircraft

A Boeing KC-46A prepares to refuel a B-1B bomber in flight in this artist's conception. The first flight of the KC-46 test aircraft has been pushed back to November.

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9 hrs ago | Check-in.aero

Leisure carrier Thomas Cook unveils new long-haul premium cabin

The new-look Economy cabin onboard the A330 will be rolled out from December 2014, with passengers departing from Manchester able to take advantage of the Premium offer from May 2015. British charter carrier Thomas Cook Airlines has unveiled its all-new Airbus A330, which includes a Premium cabin for the first time.

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13 hrs ago | Laughing Squid

Newly Discovered Dinosaur 'Dreadnoughtus Schrani' Compared to Other Dinosaurs and a Boeing 737

The recently discovered sauropod dinosaur Dreadnoughtus schrani is one of the most complete skeletons ever found of such a large animal. As more research is being done its true scale is coming into focus.

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17 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

The 'world's strangest-looking airplane' turns 20The 'world's...

Airbus celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first flight of its distinctive "Beluga" aircraft this weekend. The Airbus A300-600ST, a transport aircraft that's usually referred to as "the Beluga" for its The 'world's strangest-looking airplane' turns 20 Airbus celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first flight of its distinctive "Beluga" aircraft this weekend.

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Related Topix: Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A300, Airbus A350, Airbus A340, Airbus SAS, Aerospace-Defense, World News, Germany, France,

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Northern Territory News

'I know what happened to MH370'

Indonesia's police chief General Sutarman reportedly told a meeting of airline officials and senior police, "I spoke to the Malaysian Police Chief, Tun Mohammed Hanif Omar. I actually know what had actually happened with MH370."

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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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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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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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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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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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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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USA Today

Frontier launches first of 7 O'Hare routes with $29 fares

Frontier Airlines launches service Monday from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, giving the carrier a presence at both of Chicago's major airports. As for its O'Hare launch, Frontier's first Frontier launches first of 7 O'Hare routes with $29 fares Frontier Airlines launches service Monday from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, giving the carrier a presence at both of Chicago's major airports.

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Al Bawaba

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The first group of Etihad Airways' unique inflight Butler trainees has departed Abu Dhabi for specialist training at the Savoy Butler Academy in London The first group of Etihad Airways' unique inflight Butler trainees has departed Abu Dhabi for specialist training at the Savoy Butler Academy in London. The 13 men and women, all In-Flight Chefs or Food & Beverage Managers, were carefully chosen to fulfil the coveted role of Butler, which combines the skills of both Concierge and Maitre d'hotel to provide superior service to the discerning guests of The Residence by Etihad.

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West Australian

Lufthansa pilots to strike in Frankfurt on Tuesday

Lufthansa pilots will hold an eight-hour strike on Tuesday, wiping out flights from its Frankfurt hub, union Vereinigung Cockpit said on Monday, announcing the fourth strike by the pilots to hit the German airline within three weeks. The proposed strike on Tuesday will run from 0800-1600 BST, the union said.

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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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Sun Sep 14, 2014

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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Sydney Morning Herald

Sun and wind Alter German's energy landscape, leaving utilities behind

Of all the developed nations, few have pushed harder than Germany to find a solution to global warming. And towering symbols of that drive are appearing in the middle of the North Sea.

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SFGate

John Travolta's House Is A Functional Airport With 2 Runways For His Private Planes

John Travolta is a certified private pilot who owns five aircraft , so it's 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."

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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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