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38 min ago | 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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1 hr ago | 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.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Boeing 747, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 787, Charleston, SC, North Charleston, SC

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.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Activism, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus A380, Airbus Aircraft, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy


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."


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Flying, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 707, Movies, Entertainment

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, 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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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.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Origami, World News, Malaysia, Australia, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777


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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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Age

A Malaysia Airlines B737-800. A similar aircraft was involved in the latest incident

Flight MH198 from Kuala Lumpur to Hyderabad, India, departed late on Saturday, but the Boeing 737-800 turned back due to an auto-pilot defect. "The defect did not have any impact on the safety of the aircraft or passengers.


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Knco radio

Dog Bar Fire Update 7pm

The BAe-146 was originally manufactured by BAe Systems . This aircraft, which is considered a prototype next generation airtanker, is turbine powered; can carry approximately 3,000 gallons of retardant; and has a cruising speed in excess of 330 knots.


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Thanh Nein News

Japanese agency supports Vietnam's north-south straight flight path

The Japan International Cooperation Agency has encouraged the Vietnamese aviation authorities to replace the current north-south flight path with a straight shot through the airspace of Laos and Cambodia, VnExpress reported. In its reply to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam , the Japanese business consortium said that it had reviewd flight simulations for the straight north-south route provided by CAAV and concurred with its findings.

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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 Daily Star

Regent Airways to invest $100m in expansion

Regent Airways plans to invest $100 million in expansion in the next two years to grab the growing aviation market of Bangladesh. The private carrier will add five new aircraft to its fleet and launch 13 new international routes during the period.


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Business Journal

Boeing to offer modified 737-700 planes for Air Force contract

The Boeing Co. plans to offer up a variant of 737-700 for the U.S. Air Force as a replacement for its Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft.


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Plane Pull 9 to be held rain or shine on Saturday

Teams of up to 20 people at a time will pull a First Air, Boeing 737 plane, weighing in a 70,000 lbs, a total of 12 feet as fast as they can. The team with the best time wins! But it's not all about winning as all the money raised at the annual event will go to Project Clear Skies , which also supports a number of local charities and the event will also support the Ottawa Senators Foundation .


Related Topix: Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Aircraft

Fri Sep 12, 2014


New Routes News from Cathay Pacific, Icelandair, and Virgin Atlantic

Sometimes it's hard to stay on top of all the new route announcements that come our way, so we've complied a little bit of a rundown below. As long as you can afford the fares, this should definitely help add to your passport stamp collection.


Related Topix: Banking, Cathay Bancorp, Financial Services, Fox Filmed Entertainment, Media, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777, Travel

Business Journal

Jetstar to fly Boeing 787 Dreamliner on Australia-Honolulu route

Boeing Dreamliner #3 touches down at Sydney International Airport in May 2012, in the final leg of the Dreamtour, in this file photo. Jetstar plans to begin using the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on flights between Australia and Hawaii.


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Boeing to open new Operations Center in Seal Beach

The facility will be dedicated to providing customer service for airlines by corralling the customer support resources for its Commercial Aviation Services under one roof. By the end of 2015, the new center will provide support for the next generation of 737, 747, 767 and 777 planes, as well as support for out-of-production airplane models.


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Last Air NZ Boeing 747-400 flies into history

Air New Zealand's last Boeing 747-400 affectionately referred to by pilots as "Daddy's yacht" completed its final flight in teal livery today, as the airline ushers in a new generation of long-haul aircraft. The 16-year-old aircraft registered as ZK-NBV, also named Christchurch, made its final touchdown with Air New Zealand this morning on a flight from San Francisco to Auckland.


Related Topix: Boeing 747, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Transportation, Airlines, Air New Zealand, Boeing 777, Boeing 767, Boeing 787, Civil Aircraft, Airbus A380, Airbus Aircraft, Travel

The Lebanon Daily News

Shooting down of MH17 'most likely' scenario

The chief Dutch prosecutor overseeing the criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 says that the plane being shot down from the ground is the "most likely" scenario being probed by dozens of investigators. Fred Westerbeke of the Dutch National Prosecutors Office told reporters Friday that the shooting-down scenario "is the one getting the most attention now" in the international criminal investigation into the July 17 downing of the Boeing 777 over eastern Ukraine.


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