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A Dynamic Airways Boeing 767-200 caught fire on a Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (Florida) International Airport (FLL) taxiway as it was holding for takeoff to Caracas, Venezuela.
CFM delivers first 737 MAX LEAP-1B engines to Boeing
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CFM International has delivered the first LEAP-1B engines to Boeing to power the 737 MAX. The first 737 MAX with mounted LEAP-1B engines is expected to be rolled out by Boeing in December, and the re-engined aircraft’s first flight is slated for early 2016.
Saab remote tower technology
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The 360 degree video display of Leesburg Executive Airport’s airfield in Saab’s remote tower, mimicking the view out of a tower window.
Transaero AOC canceled as of Oct. 26
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Transaero Airlines air operator's certificate (AOC) will be canceled from Oct. 26. Pictured is a Transaero 744 with a Tiger scheme to promote saving the siberian Tiger.
O'Hare opens pet relief area
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Indoor service animal/pet relief room at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Located past security checkpoints in the Rotunda area of Terminal 3, the room is specially designed to accommodate passengers traveling with service animals or pets. The room has two, 2-foot by 4-foot pet relief areas complete with artificial grass covering, miniature fire hydrants and pop-up sprinkler systems to wash away liquid waste into a drain. In addition, a mounted hose bib and reel is available for manual spraying and plastic bags are provided for clean-up. The room is enclosed, has a door with a glass pane that opens and closes automatically, and is designed for wheelchair access. The room also includes two sinks for passenger use.
EVA Airways places Boeing widebody order
Taipei-based EVA Airways will buy up to 24 Boeing 787-10s and two additional 777-300ER aircraft, in an order valued at more than $8 billion at list prices. Photo: Rendering of 787-10 in EVA Airways' livery
Bombardier is 100% committed to CSeries
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Bombardier has reiterated its commitment to the CSeries, which is 90% through certification, after recently disclosing that partnership talks with Airbus had been called off. Photo: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft VP-business acquisition Ross Mitchell and Bombardier VP-commercial aircraft sales Ryan DeBrusk
Singapore Airlines' first A350-900 rolls out of Airbus paint shop
Official report: Surface-to-air missle downed MH17
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The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in July 2014 was definitively caused by a BUK surface-to-air missile, according to the final report of the Dutch Safety Board (DSB) issued Oct 13.
The report into the tragedy, in which all 298 passengers and crew were killed on board the Boeing 777-200 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, did not attribute blame or responsibility for the incident. That will be disclosed in a criminal investigation report due next year.
Oman Air takes delivery of first 787
Oman Air has taken delivery of the first of six Boeing 787-8s from a November 2011 order.
Frontier Airlines welcomes first A321ceo
Colorado-based Frontier Airlines has taken delivery of the first Airbus A321ceo to join its fleet.
Congress is pushing for a simple and quick solution to illegal incursions by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) into airspace around airports at a hearing Oct. 7. Some ideas it is proposing range from forcing buyers to register their drones to mandatory jail sentences for reckless operators.
Finnair takes delivery of first A350 XWB
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Finnair has taken delivery of its first of 19 Airbus A350 XWBs, flying the aircraft from the Toulouse factory where it was made to Helsinki and becoming the world’s third and Europe’s first airline to operate the new widebody.
Finnair intends to differentiate its onboard service with an all-new cabin interior designed for its Airbus A350 XWB fleet by a Helsinki-based design company that has made its mark with restaurants and cruise ships. Photo: Business class
Air China takes delivery of 50th A330
Air China has taken delivery of its 50th Airbus A330 in Toulouse, France. The aircraft, an A330-300 is the first 242 ton maximum take-off-weight (MTOW) version to be operated by a Chinese airline.
British Airways takes delivery of first 787-9
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British Airways (BA) took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 on Sept. 30 and, on the same day, operated its final 737 flight. The initial 787-9, registered G-ZBKA, touched down at London Heathrow at 0850 local time following its delivery flight from Seattle.
Linda Blachly is Senior Associate Editor for Air Transport World and Aviation Week. She joined the company in July 2010 and is responsible for producing features for Air Transport World’s monthly magazine and engaging content for the aviationweek.com. She is based in the Washington DC office.