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3 hrs ago | CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV

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

The airline and the flight attendants' union have agreed to voluntary buyout packages worth up to $100,000 for the more senior flight attendants. The airline did not disclose how many buyouts will be paid out, or if there will be net reduction of staff at the carrier as a result.

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

6 hrs ago | Reuters

Honeywell to roll out hardware on Bombardier business jets

Bombardier Inc said Tuesday that it will be the first business jet manufacturer to outfit its planes with the latest hardware made by Honeywell International Inc to support speedy in-flight Internet. The deal highlights the growing demand among travelers for robust Internet connections worldwide on business jets.

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Related Topix: Honeywell International, Aerospace-Defense, Bombardier Aircraft, Aircraft, Bombardier, Bombardier Global 5000, Marketing

7 hrs ago | Jalopnik

Lockheed's Mini New Laser Super Turret Could Change Air Combat Forever

Defense giant Lockheed Martin, Notre Dame University, DARPA and the Air Force Research Lab have begun flight testing a streamlined and greatly miniaturized airborne laser turret that has the potential to totally transform air combat as we understand it today. Defense giant Lockheed Martin, Notre Dame University, DARPA and the Air Force Research Lab have begun flight testing a streamlined and greatly miniaturized airborne laser turret that has the potential to totally transform air combat as we understand it today.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Aircraft, Dassault Aircraft, Dassault Falcon 10, Autos

10 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

AccidentsPlane narrowly misses St. Petersburg condo towers, crashes in park

A small plane crashed into Vinoy Park about 10:30 a.m. Monday, near Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive. Four people - three men and a teen girl, all residents of Ireland - were reportedly in the single-engine Piper Cherokee plane when it crashed.

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Related Topix: St. Petersburg, FL, Air Accidents, Aircraft, Piper Cherokee, Piper Aircraft

Mon Sep 15, 2014

SavannahNow

Airport numbers continue to climb

As passenger numbers continue to climb at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, the airport commission on Monday approved the establishment of a $5-per-day "Super Saver" parking lot adjacent to its economy lot. The new low-cost option is designed to compete with existing $5 per day rates available off airport property at nearby hotels and motels and to attract new customers who may not be parking at the existing rates, said Lenard Robinson, director of landside facilities for the airport.

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Related Topix: Aircraft, Gulfstream 100, Gulfstream Aircraft

CNN

Ultimate first-class airline offerings

Clocking in at around $40,000 for a round-trip flight, Etihad's three-bedroom suites come with a butler, concierge, chauffeur and private chef. Emirates was the first to install first-class cabins with sliding doors for privacy.

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Related Topix: Passengers, Dining, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing 777, Airbus A380, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A340, Life, Food, Gourmet, Travel

Sys-Con Media

Memorial Wall at Kahului Airport Answers the Mystery of 'OGG'

They need only spend a few minutes at a new wall paying tribute to Capt. The 8-foot tall, 42-foot wide wall at Gate 19 was presented this morning by Hawaiian Airlines, the State Department of Transportation and the Transportation Security Administration , which coordinated efforts to honor the "We were approached with the idea of sharing the story of Captain Hogg's life and career by TSA employees in , president and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines, Hawai'i's oldest and largest commercial airline.

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Related Topix: Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Commercial Aircraft, Aircraft, ATR 42, ATR Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 767, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A321, Airbus A330

ABS-CBN News

Tan gets back PAL for 1.3 B

The group of taipan Lucio Tan yesterday officially took back full control of national flag carrier Philippine Airlines Inc. after paying as much as $1.3 billion to diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp. . The Tan Group celebrated the successful buyback by holding a party at the headquarters of Philippine National Bank on Macapagal Boulevard in Pasay City.

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Related Topix: Beverages, San Miguel, Commercial Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A321, Airbus A330, Airbus A320

CBS Local

MIA Announces New Flights For Fall & Winter

Carrier American Airlines will launch daily nonstop service to Cap-Haitien, Haiti on October 2 and new nonstop service to Campinas, Brazil on December 2. American will also increase Miami-London service during the winter season from 14 to 17 weekly roundtrips, with three daily flights on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Beginning October 27, Swiss International Air Lines will increase frequencies on its popular daily Miami-Zurich route to 14 flights per week Qatar Airways, which provides Florida's only direct service to the Middle East from MIA, will add a fifth weekly flight to Doha, Qatar beginning Monday, November 17. On December 1, Air France will join Lufthansa as the second airline to operate the massive Airbus A380 aircraft at MIA.

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Related Topix: Haiti, World News, Brazil, Qatar, Middle East, Commercial Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus A380, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A330

Daily Kos

Vermont's largest city now using 100% renewable energy sources

Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass. With little fanfare, the Burlington Electric Department crossed the threshold this month with the purchase of the 7.4-megawatt Winooski 1 hydroelectric project on the Winooski River at the city's edge.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Biomass, Winooski, VT, Environment, Science, Commercial Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus A380, Airbus Aircraft

AVHerald

THY B738 near Antalya on Sep 13th 2014, loss of cabin pressure

A THY Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration TC-JFP performing flight TK-970 from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen to Ercan with 135 people on board, was climbing through FL330 when the crew initiated an emergency descent to FL110 due to the loss of cabin pressure, the passenger oxygen masks deployed. The aircraft diverted to Antalya for a safe landing on runway 36C about 25 minutes later.

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Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Aircraft, Turkey, World News, Middle East, Cyprus, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A321

Forbes.com

One Classy Airplane: Global 7000

Business Aviation curates the latest industry information from a panel of trusted experts, examines the wide range of business and private aircraft, describes the latest technologies and highlights affordable access options that open the skies to businesses of all sizes. Under the leadership of industry expert Tony Velocci, Business Aviation provides top executives and highly mobile business and leisure travelers with accurate, in-depth information on business aircraft benefits, fractional share ownership, jet cards, charter opportunities and more in order to meet today's productivity challenges and create tomorrow's opportunities.

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Related Topix: Bombardier Aircraft, Bombardier Global 7000, Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Bombardier Global 8000, Business News

Silicon Alley Insider

French Aviation Goes On Strike Again, Air France Forced To Cancel Half Of Its Flights

Pilots for Air France have forced the country's national carrier to scrap half of its flights on Monday, reports the AFP . Should the strike continue into Tuesday, the Airline expects to cancel as much as 60% of its scheduled service.

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

Al Bawaba

First Etihad Airways Butlers depart for Savoy Academy Training

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

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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Related Topix: Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Transportation, Trenton, NJ, Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A320, Commercial Aircraft

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

Sun Sep 14, 2014

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

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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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

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