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2 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

Questions Remain About First Flight Of A320neo With Pratt Engine

Europe's Airbus has lifted a stumbling block to delivery of the world's largest jetliner to Qatar but faces the growing prospect of delays for the first flight of its newest small jet, the A320neo, several people familiar with the matter said. After a three-month dispute that had blocked the delivery of the first of 10 A380 superjumbos ordered by Qatar Airways, the Gulf airline has agreed to take the new jet, they said.

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Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A320, Airbus A350, Airbus A380, Ansonia, CT

6 hrs ago | AVHerald

Astana A320 at St. Petersburg on Sep 7th 2014, bird strike

An Air Astana Airbus A320-200, registration P4-KBG performing flight KC-135 from Almaty to Saint Petersburg , landed on Saint Petersburg's runway 28R but received a bird strike hitting the right hand engine . The aircraft rolled out safely.

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Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A320, Aircraft

10 hrs ago | AVHerald

Austrian A319 at Amsterdam on Sep 13th 2014, rejected takeoff

An Austrian Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration OE-LDB performing flight OS-378 from Amsterdam to Vienna , was accelerating for takeoff from Amsterdam's runway 36L when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed reporting a bird strike. The aircraft slowed safely, continued to taxi on the runway to vacate the runway at the next right exit and returned to the apron.

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Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A319, Aircraft

15 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

Portuguese state airline honors WWII diplomat

Aristides de Sousa Mendes, the Portuguese diplomat who saved some 30,000 Jews during WWII. Portugal's national airline named its newest plane in honor of a diplomat who saved approximately about 30,000 Jews from the Holocaust.

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Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Airbus A319, Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, France,

19 hrs ago | Express India

Airbus to maintain Vistara fleet; AirWorks may bag MRO deal

The Tata-Singapore Airlines venture Vistara has outsourced its engineering support services to original equipment maker Airbus and is also negotiating with homegrown AirWorks for maintenance, repair and overhaul of its fleet, sources close to the development said today. The full service carrier, which was earlier expected to take wings by the middle of next month, may now take a couple of months to launch its operations due to pending technical regulatory approvals.

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Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A320, World News, India, Asia

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Massive renewable energy project alters German landscape

And towering symbols of that drive are appearing in the middle of the North Sea. They are wind turbines, standing as far as 60 miles from the mainland, stretching as high as 60-story buildings and costing up to $30 million apiece.

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

NorthJersey.com

Ervolino: The first time I flew I didn't land with the plane

Last week, a radio station posted a poll question on its social media site that I later reposted on Facebook: "Where did you go the first time you flew?" I traveled from New York to Fort Lauderdale in 1978, when I was not quite 23 and in desperate need of a tan. My first plane trip! But as I was typing this into my post, it suddenly occurred to me that this wasn't the correct answer to the question.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Cessna 150, Aircraft, Cessna Aircraft, Opinion

The Wichita Eagle

Manufacturers making progress with diesel-powered airplane engines

When it comes to the next big thing for general aviation airplanes, aviation experts are looking toward diesel engines that run on jet fuel. Several major aircraft and engine makers have announced the development of diesel engines suited for aircraft, including Wichita's Cessna Aircraft, in part because of a need for alternative fuel sources.

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Related Topix: Flying, Life, Hobbies, Alternative Energy, Energy, Aircraft, Cessna 172, Cessna Aircraft, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

The Motley Fool

How Much Life Is Left in the Airbus A380?

Airbus was so confident about the aircraft's potential that it boldly asserted, "It takes an A380 to compete with an A380." However, seven years later, with fuel prices soaring and plenty of fuel-efficient planes on offer, demand for the iconic A380 is falling.

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Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus A380, Airbus Aircraft, Boeing 747, Boeing Aircraft

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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Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Aircraft, Airbus A350, Airbus Aircraft, Boeing 787, Boeing 777, Airbus A380, Airbus A320

AVHerald

Ural A321 at Ekaterinburg on Sep 11th 2014, could not retract landing gear

An Ural Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration VQ-BOF performing flight U6-219 from Ekaterinburg to Sochi with 169 passengers and 7 crew, was climbing out of Ekaterinburg's runway 26L when the crew could not fully retract the landing gear, stopped the climb at FL060 and entered a hold for about 70 minutes to burn off fuel. The aircraft landed safely back on Ekaterinburg's runway 26L about 90 minutes after departure.

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Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus A321, Airbus A320

AndhraNews

WheelTug to Host Airlines at World Low Cost Airlines Congress

WheelTug is pleased to follow presentations at IATA and ICAO over recent weeks with two working group sessions with airlines attending the World Low Cost Airlines Congress in London, 16 and 17 September. "Our current order book of 985 aircraft, across 23 airlines, has shown extremely strong market demand for WheelTug," says CEO Isaiah Cox.

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Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A320, Aircraft

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Jalopnik

Cheap Plane Of The Week: 1963 Cessna 172 Skyhawk For $15,000

Each week, Flight Club is going to highlight a plane that's for sale, for those who might be looking to buy. Here are the criteria: the plane must be complete and flyable, and under $30,000, which is roughly the average car price.

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Related Topix: Aircraft, Cessna Aircraft, Cessna 172, Autos

AVHerald

Germanwings A319 at Berlin on Sep 11th 2014, rejected takeoff

A Germanwings Airbus A319-100, registration D-AKNU performing flight 4U-2007 from Berlin Tegel to Stuttgart , was accelerating for takeoff when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed, returned to the holding point and departed about 10 minutes later. The aircraft landed safely in Stuttgart a few minutes past schedule.

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Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A319, Aircraft

Flying

Editors and Their First Airplane Loves

You never forget your first love, especially the first airplane that captured your heart and ignited a passion for aviation forever. Take a look at the Flying editors and the story of first airplane loves.

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Related Topix: Cessna 150, Aircraft, Piper Cherokee, Cessna Aircraft, Piper Aircraft

Battle Creek Enquirer

Fly-in breakfast' to mark aviation school's 75th year - Fly-in...

'Fly-in breakfast' to mark aviation school's 75th year A high-soaring gathering at Battle Creek's airport will mark 75 years of aviation history. Check out this story on battlecreekenquirer.com: http://bcene.ws/1rYqkLM An amphibious "Rubber Ducky" Piper Super Cub is parked beside a FedEx Boeing 727 during a past gathering at Western Michigan University's College of Aviation at W.K. Kellogg Airport.

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Related Topix: Boeing 727, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Western Michigan University, Battle Creek, MI, Kalamazoo, MI, Cirrus Aircraft, Cirrus SR20

The Star Online

Pimping their private planes as China's jet market takes off

When a Chinese customer asked for the interior of his new Bombardier Challenger 850 jet to be covered with pricey black carbon fibre, the designer was shocked but happy to oblige. "We'll do whatever you want, as long as it's within the realm of certification," says Sean Gillespie, executive vice president for sales of Flying Colours, a North American aviation services firm.

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Related Topix: Bombardier Aircraft, Aircraft, Bombardier Challenger 850, Alibaba

IcNorthWales

LOOK: Airbus UK Broughton site to celebrate 75th Anniversary with Royal visit

Prince Charles set to visit tomorrow to mark the site being fully operational since September 1939, playing a vital part in the war effort Seventy five years ago Wellington bombers started to roll off the production lines at Broughton to start three-quarters of a century of aerospace manufacturing. The site became fully operational in September 1939 under the name of Vickers-Chester helping play a vital part in the war effort.

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Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A300, Airbus A310, Airbus A320, World News, Prince Charles, Vickers Aircraft, Vickers Wellington, Military Aircraft, Avro Lancaster, Avro Aircraft

Thu Sep 11, 2014

West Australian

Boeing, Airbus seriously studying speeding factories

Boeing Co and European rival Airbus said on Thursday they are both considering seriously whether to make their best-selling narrow-body jetliners at faster rates, news that may cheer investors in the short term but could raise longer-term market concerns. Airbus is studying whether to increase production of its best-selling A320-family aircraft beyond the record level of 46 jets a month already targeted for 2016, and a decision could come by year-end, Airbus Americas President Barry Eccleston told the Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit in Washington.

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Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A320

Stuff.co.nz

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.

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

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