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Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Ultra Long Range A350 XWB Completes First Flight

Singapore Airlines To Resume World’s Longest Commercial Flights

The Ultra Long Range version of the A350 XWB, MSN 216,  has successfully completed its first flight. The latest variant of the best-selling A350 XWB Family will be able to fly further than any other commercial airliner and will enter service with launch operator Singapore Airlines in second half 2018.

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Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Norway's Widerøe Completes First Revenue Flight Of An E190-E2

Marks Official Entry Into Service Of The New Regional Jet

Scandinavian regional carrier Widerøe has completed the first scheduled passenger flight of an Embraer E190-E2 this morning. The aircraft, registered LN-WEA and operating as flight WF622, departed Bergen Airport on time at 7:35 AM and arrived at Tromsø Airport two hours later at 9:35 AM local time. The flight was sold out.

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Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Silver Airways Acquires Seaborne Airlines

Creates An Independent Airline Serving The Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida, And Beyond

Silver Airways has acquired Seaborne Airlines' business and assets, creating a leading independent airline to serve the Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida, and beyond.

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Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Inaugural JetBlue ‘Gateway Select’ Pilot Trainees Closer To ATP Certificate

Candidates Will Now Work As Flight Instructors At CAE Phoenix To Gain The Required Hours

The first class of candidates has graduated from the training portion of Gateway Select, JetBlue's pilot recruiting pathway. The first group of pilots has completed their primary classroom, technical and flight training and will now continue on a path to receiving their Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate by earning their FAA-mandated 1,500 hours of flying time as flight instructors. After instructing for two years, they will begin flying as first officers at JetBlue, as early as 2020.

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Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Drukair Opts For The A320neo

Cites Performance For High-Altitude Airports

Drukair, the flag carrier of the Eastern Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, has signed a purchase agreement for one Airbus A320neo to support its growth plans and complement its existing fleet of three A319s. The aircraft will be powered by CFM LEAP-1A26E1 engines optimized for high-altitude operations and will become the largest aircraft operating out of Drukair’s base in Paro.

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Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Pacific Flying Club Joins Air Georgian's SOAR Program

Becomes 15th Partner In The Pilot Pathway Program

Air Georgian's SOAR program for aviation career awareness, recruitment and retention has grown with the addition of their 15th partner, Pacific Flying Club. The partnership provides a career pathway for instructors and students of Pacific Flying Club to join Air Georgian as First Officers, giving them an entry point into the Air Canada network.

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Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Magellan Aerospace Secures Airbus A330 Wing Rib Contract

Will Supply The Component For Five Years

Magellan Aerospace ("Magellan") has secured a 5-year agreement with Airbus to supply wing ribs for the A330 aircraft. Magellan will manufacture ribs 2 through 5, the largest ribs in the skeletal structure of the aircraft wing.

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Wed, Apr 25, 2018

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AD NUMBER: 2018-08-02

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Tue, Apr 24, 2018

FAA Issues Emergency AD For CFM56-7B Engines

Follows Uncontained Engine Failure On SWA 1380

As expected, the FAA has released an emergency AD 2018-09-51 for CFM International S.A. (CFM) Model CFM56-7B engines. The emergency AD was prompted by a recent event in which a Boeing Model 737-700 airplane powered by CFM56-7B model engines experienced an engine failure due to a fractured fan blade, resulting in the engine inlet cowl disintegrating.

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Tue, Apr 24, 2018

Southwest Gives Each Passenger On Flight 1380 A $5,000 Check

Adds $1,000 Travel Voucher As Apology For The Flight

Southwest has compensated every passenger aboard Flight 1380, which suffered an uncontained engine failure last week, a check for $5,000 and a $1,000 travel voucher in an effort to retain their business.

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