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2 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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3 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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4 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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5 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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8 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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12 hrs ago | 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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12 hrs ago | 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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16 hrs 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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17 hrs 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.

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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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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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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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