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Chapecoense Crash: Operated Without Mandatory Fuel Reserves

Colombia’s Civil Aviation Authority has officially confirmed that the Bolivian BAe Avro RJ85 operated by Lamia crashed near Medellin with empty fuel tanks. During a press conference held on 30 November, Aerocivil’s Secretary of Aviation Safety Freddy Bonilla assures that “the aircraft did not operate with the mandatory fuel reserves mandated by international regulations”. He […]

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Emirates Lands in Doha With World’s Shortest A380 Flight

Emirates today launched the world’s shortest scheduled A380 service, flying a distance of 379 kilometres with a total travel time of 1 hour and 20 minutes from Dubai to Doha, and 1 hour 10 minutes on the return journey. The A380 flight touched down this morning at Hamad International Airport, taxiing in to a water […]

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Lufthansa Makes New Offer to VC Pilots’ Union

Deutsche Lufthansa AG has made the Vereinigung Cockpit pilots’ union (VC) a new offer to resolve the present industrial dispute. The company is now offering a two-step 4.4% increase in remuneration plus a one-off payment. Remuneration would be increased by 2.4% for 2016 and by a further 2.0% for 2017. This latest offer is not […]

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Airbus Group to Cut Net Total of 934 Jobs

European planemaker Airbus is to cut a net total of 934 jobs as part of a previously announced restructuring aimed at stripping out bureaucracy and simplifying its brand. Airbus Group said it would be cutting 1,164 jobs while also creating around 230 positions in other areas – confirming details released earlier by a French trade […]

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Finnair Prepares for Possible Flight Cancellations

Finnair is preparing for possible individual flight cancellations due to working restrictions set by the Finnish Pilots’ Association. In unforeseen cases, Finnair might not have enough pilots to operate certain flights due to the restrictions placed by the Finnish Pilots’ Association. These restrictions include a ban on pilots working additional flights and pilot roster changes […]

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UPDATED: Plane with 72 Onboard Crashes in Colombia

An aircraft with 81 people aboard, including a Brazilian football team, crashed in central Colombia, and rescuers are moving survivors from the site, the country’s civil aviation association said on Tuesday. “Six people were rescued alive, but unfortunately one died. The rest of the occupants unfortunately died. The tragic toll is 76 victims,” Jose Gerardo […]

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The Helmet That Gives Air Force Pilots X-Ray Vision

When Major Will Andreotta began flying for the Air Force in 2006, he had to do a lot of work. He was training on the F-16, a fighter jet first deployed in 1978, and almost everything was analog. “I would tell my wingman to target something, then call over: ‘Confirm your this, because I’m seeing […]

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First A350-1000 Successfully Completes First Flight

The first of three A350-1000 development aircraft to fly – MSN059 – has landed at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport France at 15.00hrs local time after successfully completing its first flight which lasted four hours and 18 minutes. The crew in the cockpit on board this flight comprised: Hugues van der Stichel, Experimental Test Pilot; Frank Chapman, Experimental […]

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Lufthansa Faces One-Day Pilot Strike

Hundreds of Lufthansa flights may be delayed as Lufthansa’s pilots will be going on strike for 24 hours in support of a current pay dispute. Other Lufthansa-group airlines such as Lufthansa CityLine, Germanwings, Eurowings, Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, SWISS and Brussels Airlines will not be affected by the pilots’ action. The 24-hour action will start […]

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Watch a Su-33 Blast Off From Admiral Kuznetsov in 360 Video

A video, produced by RT, offers you a unique opportunity to watch a Sukhoi Su-33 multirole fighter take off from the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, the flagship of the Russian Navy. Shot using a panoramic camera, it provides 360-degree visibility for a truly immersive experience. The spherical video shows a flight crew hauling a Su-33 […]