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Pictures: First landing gear for Boeing 777X

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Boeing unveiled images of the first landing gear of the future 777X, whose inaugural flight is scheduled for next year. After the folding wing and the fuselage, Boeing now released images of the landing gear of the world's largest twin-engine widebody aircraft. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Air India Express B737 suffers belly gash after striking wall

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An Air India Express Boeing 737-800 was diverted to Mumbai Chhtrapati Shivaji International airport after one of its wheels hit the boundary wall of Tiruchirappalli International Airport (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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TSA outlines its plans for facial recognition on domestic flights

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The Transportation Security Administration is determined to make facial recognition and other biometrics a regular part of the airport experience, and it now has a roadmap for that expansion. The effort will start by teaming with Customs and Border Protection on biometric security for international travel, followed by putting the technology into use for TSA Precheck travelers to speed up their boarding process. After that, it would both devise an "opt-in" biometric system for ordinary… (www.engadget.com) More...

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Technician Accidentally Sets off an F-16 Cannon Blows Up Another F-16

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A technician Accidentally Sets off an F-16 Cannon Blows Up Another F-16 at the Florennes Air Base on October 11. A technician in one of the F-16s accidentally hit the metaphorical big red button and activated its six-barreled Vulcan M16A-1 cannon. A F-16 had recently been fully fueled for a training run, and the bullets hit the gas tank. (jalopnik.com) More...

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JFK Airport To Undergo Expansion

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LONDON – New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport is to undergo a major expansion, valued at around $13 billion. $12 billion of that price tag will come from private funds and will be used to construct two new terminal complexes. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Scientists able to scare away birds around airport with googly eyes

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It's no secret that birds and airplanes do not mix, and scientists may have finally found a way to keep these two within safe distances of each other. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Southwest balks at American's new idea for Cuba routes

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Southwest ripped American's proposed rule change that would alter how U.S. airlines handle their routes to Cuba, calling the idea "unprecedented" in an Oct. 10 regulatory filing. The U.S. opened up the Cuban market a few years ago and allowed airlines to apply for routes. Only 20 daily routes to Havana were allocated to U.S. airlines. Both American Airlines Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) and Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) were granted routes. When an airline is awarded a route, it's… (www.bizjournals.com) More...

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Wind to blow ash off Mount St. Helens, could affect aviation

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Weather forecasters say strong winds are expected to blow volcanic ash that's on Mount St. Helens to nearby Washington state communities and that the blowing ash could affect aviation. (abcnews.go.com) More...

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‘We’ve had a really good year.’ Here’s what’s ahead for Cessna’s newest, biggest planes

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A chunk of Textron’s 9,000 employees are immersed in developing the single-engine turboprop Denali and twin-turboprop SkyCourier, and certifying the Citation Longitude, its biggest business jet to date. (amp.kansas.com) More...

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G150's pressurised door fatally struck captain

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Finnish investigators have determined that a Gulfstream G150 captain was killed when explosive depressurisation blasted open the aircraft’s door as he attempted to enter the jet at Kittila. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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KLM Boeing 747-400 engine badly damaged by high-loader

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KLM Boeing 747-400 took serious damage to its #4 engine cowling when it was hit by a high-loader during parking at Amsterdam Schiphol. (flip.it) More...

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