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4 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

Business-class beds at the pointy end

The world's top airlines are questioning the need for first-class cabins as flat-bed seats cradle corporate customers in once-unimaginable comfort, making the premium on front-row seats harder to justify.

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8 hrs ago | AVweb

Malaysian Crew Members 'Afraid To Fly'

Last week, my wife and I heard this radio exchange while flying across Texas: ... San Angelo Approach: "Cardinal XXX, you got time for a... The aviation industry has been warned about the possibility of flight disruptions caused by activity at Iceland's largest volcano system.

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10 hrs ago | Newsday

FAA says metal panel fell from jet as Stewart Manor grapples with noise

Lee Ackerman in his Stewart Manor yard on Friday Aug. 22, 2014, where he said he found a piece of metal that had been shed by a jumbo airliner.

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11 hrs ago | Jaunted

More International Airlines Join the Gate-to-Gate Gadget Club

Living the "airplane mode" life is so nice and so smooth, that it's incredible to think that the FAA only allowed gate-to-gate electronic use less than one year ago, on November 1, 2013.

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15 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

End of an era as 747's number is up

The figures aren't adding up for Boeing's "Queen of the Skies". Go to any airport in the world and count the engines on planes.

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18 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Bomb hoax hits Thai AirAsia flight

A hoax bomb threat directed at a Phuket-bound Thai AirAsia flight prompted an emergency response on the southern resort island.

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19 hrs ago | CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV

United Airlines Airbus A320. Photo credit: Tony Hisgett via WikiMedia Commons

A United Airlines flight from New Jersey to Denver was diverted Sunday after two passengers got into a heated argument over the ability to recline a seat.

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23 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Rising North American plane demand boosts leasing market: BOC Aviation

A pick-up in North America's aviation market is providing a boost for the leasing industry as demand from Southeast Asian airlines starts to slow, according to the head of BOC Aviation, Asia's second-biggest aircraft lessor.

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Yesterday | South China Morning Post

China Aircraft Leasing to buy four Airbus A320s for US$375.6m

China Aircraft Leasing will buy four Airbus A320 aircraft for an aggregate basic price of about US$375.6 million .

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Rediff.com

With 18 days of operations, AirAsia India sees Rs 26-cr loss

The losses are primarily because the venture operated only for 18 days in June, with only two flights.

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AVHerald

Finnair A321 near Paris on Aug 25th 2014, loss of cabin pressure

A Finnair Airbus A321-200, registration OH-LZC performing flight AY-3184 from Madrid,SP to Helsinki , was enroute at FL360 about 70nm southwest of Paris Charles de Gaulle when the crew initiated an emergency descent to FL100 due to the loss of cabin pressure and diverted to Charles de Gaulle Airport for a safe landing on runway 27R about 25 minutes ... (more)

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Jalopnik

Airlines Are Spending More Than $1 Billion Per Month To Make You Happy

Gone are the days of no-frills flying. Even Southwest, who once embraced "no frills," now offers WiFi and streaming TV on most of its planes.

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Reuters

UPDATE 1-BOC Aviation places order for over 80 Boeing 737 series planes

BOC Aviation, the Singapore-based leasing subsidiary of Bank of China, said on Monday it has placed an order for 82 Boeing Co 737 series aircraft, worth $8.8 billion at list prices, for delivery from 2016 to 2021.

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The Nation

THAI's loss estimated at Bt12bn

Thai Airways International Acting President ACM Siwakiat Jayema expects this year's loss would be limited at Bt12 billion, thanks to a rehabilitation plan.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

AVweb

Flight Training Picks Up

The aviation industry has been warned about the possibility of flight disruptions caused by activity at Iceland's largest volcano system.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Bluffton Today

Ga. governor visits Gulfstream

Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News - Gulfstream G650 planes under construction are the background for Georgia Governor Nathan Deal's speech.

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AVHerald

TAM A320 at Belem on Aug 23rd 2014, bird strike

A TAM Linhas Aereas Airbus A320-200, registration PR-MHM performing flight JJ-3741 from Manaus,AM to Belem,PA , was on final approach to Belem's runway 06 when the crew reported a bird strike and requested emergency services on stand by.

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Hindustan Times

Only 9 of 28 air mishapnbspinvestigations completed since 2012

The country's air mishap probing agency has completed probes in only nine of the 28 cases sent to them for investigation since 2012.

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AVHerald

Lufthansa A388 enroute on Aug 20th 2014, generator failure

A Lufthansa Airbus A380-800, registration D-AIMI performing flight LH-572 from Frankfurt/Main to Johannesburg , was enroute over Africa when a generator failed.

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AVHerald

Air India A319 near Jaipur on Aug 22nd 2014, engine shut down in flight

An Air India Airbus A319-100, registration VT-SCJ performing flight AI-19 from Delhi to Ahmedabad with 104 passengers, was enroute at FL320 about 10nm east of Jaipur when the crew needed to shut the left hand engine down and diverted to Jaipur for a safe landing about 30 minutes later.

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