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United Launches Program to Hire Active Military Pilots

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CHICAGO —United has launched an innovative initiative, the United Military Pilot Program, tailored to U.S. military pilots. This groundbreaking program assures them a position as a First Officer with the airline, contingent on meeting all hiring criteria. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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San Carlos Tower Has An ATC Problem

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The repercussions of contracted controllers being overworked and underpaid seem to be spilling onto the radio waves, and is a sign of a bigger problem with the system. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Video: 767-300 sunset takeoff at Heathrow

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United 767-300ER sunset takeoff at London Heathrow (www.youtube.com) More...

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Pictures: Baggage Loading Vehicle Hits a Brand-New Condor A330neo at Frankfurt International

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FRANKFURT — A baggage loading vehicle collided with a Condor Airbus A330-900 type passenger plane at Frankfurt Aiport. Serious damage occurred to the body of the German carrier's brand-new plane. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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This high school aviation class is setting the course for aerospace employment

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More than a third of all aerospace employees in the state of Florida work in Brevard County, according to Career Source Brevard. This week’s Getting Results Award winner has a track record of providing aerospace companies with qualified workers, and he’s doing it from a one-of-a-kind high school classroom. On the campus of Eau Gallie High School you’ll find a few things no other high school can offer: a 7,500-square-foot airplane hangar with a Mitsubishi Diamond 1A business jet and a Piper PA-28… (www.clickorlando.com) More...

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Steelers' team plane forced to make emergency landing on way home from Las Vegas

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The Delta Airlines charter from Las Vegas to Pittsburgh touched down at Kansas City International Airport at 3:57 a.m. CT. A person on the plane told Pittsburgh TV station WTAE an oil pressure light went off, prompting the plane to land. (www.usatoday.com) More...

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Air India acquires India's first Airbus A350-900 aircraft through GIFT City

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Air India on Friday said it successfully acquired India's first Airbus A350-900 aircraft through a finance lease transaction with HSBC. It is the airline'sfirst financing transaction from its record-setting orders for 470 aircraft. According to the statement issued by the airline, Air India is the country's first scheduled carrier to have acquired an aircraft from an entity registered in Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City). Air India’s first A350-900 is also the… (www.msn.com) More...

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New York airports socked with delays because of heavy rain

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Torrential rain affecting most of New York City is having an effect on area air travel. The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a ground stop for New York’s LaGuardia airport, holding departing flights because of flooding and heavy rain. As of 12:30 pm ET, there are about 110 cancellations, or 18% of its daily schedule, and 108 delays, amounting to 18% of its schedule, according to FlightAware. Passengers from LaGuardia’s Terminal A, which is currently closed due to flooding, are being… (www.cnn.com) More...

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From Start To Finish: A Day In The Life Of An Aviation Power Plant Engineer

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Aviation power plant engineers are vital to a jet engine program’s success and the engines’ continued operability. Whether in the design, manufacturing, testing, or maintenance phase, power plant engineers ensure that engines run within their design limits while complying with aviation safety guidelines. The roles and responsibilities of power plant engineers differ based on the area of work. This article shadows a day in the life of aviation power plant engineers while also covering how some… (simpleflying.com) More...

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Fatal 2021 jet crash was likely caused by parking brake left on during takeoff, NTSB says

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Asmall jet that crashed into a building in Connecticut in 2021, killing four people, was going slower than usual as it took off because the pilot had left a parking brake on, according to a report released Thursday. The failure to release the brake was the probable cause of the accident, according to the report from the National Transportation Safety Board, which also said a lack of equipment on the jet to notify the pilots of such a problem contributed to the crash. (www.msn.com) More...

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Cathay Pacific Group Orders 32 More Airbus A321neos

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In early August 2023, Cathay Pacific Group announced its intention to double its Airbus A321neo order. There’s now an update, as this order has been finalized. (onemileatatime.com) More...

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