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Twin Otter Accident in Papua New Guinea.

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A Hevilift Twin Otter, on a flight from Woitape in Goilala district to Port Moresby, carrying nine people crashed today near Mount Lawes, about 20 kilometres north of the capital Port Moresby, PNG. Hevilift has confirmed the pilot, of australian nationality, his co-pilot and one passenger, both of whom were … Continue reading

Moscow wants report on UN role in probing MH17 crash

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Russia’s U.N. ambassador says Ukrainian rebels and the Russian government were blamed for involvement in the crash of a Malaysian Airlines jet in July without any proof as part of “an information war.” Vitaly Churkin told the U.N. Security Council Friday that the only way a transparent and objective international … Continue reading

FAA – Mitigating the Risks of a Runway Overrun.

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released last Thursday an advisory circular directed to point the necessity of focused training of flight crews to prevent runway overrun events. Information gathered by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reveals that runway overruns during the landing phase of flight … Continue reading

Jet Blue A320 Fire Indication and Smoke in Cabin

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A Jetblue Airbus A320-200, flight B6-1416 from Long Beach,CA to Austin,TX (USA) with 142 passengers and 5 crew, was climbing out of Long Beach’s runway 30 when the crew reported a fire indication for the right engine, stopped the climb at 9000 feet and returned to Long Beach for landing … Continue reading

ICAO Joint Statement on Ebola Virus Disease

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18 August 2014 – The current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak began in Guinea in December 2013. This outbreak now involves community transmission in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and recently an ill traveler from Liberia infected a small number of people in Nigeria with whom he had direct contact. … Continue reading

Migrate to Asia? Boeing Projects Asia-Pacific Region To Lead the Need to Pilots and Technicians

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Boeing projects the Asia Pacific region’s demand for new commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians over the next 20 years will be 39 percent of the global need for new airline personnel. The manufacturer projects a requirement for 216,000 new commercial airline pilots and 224,000 new technicians in the Asia … Continue reading

MH370 Pilot Depressurized the Cabin to Kill Himself, Claims Kiwi Airlines Boss

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The pilot of the missing MH370 flight killed himself and his passengers by switching off the oxygen supply in what is the sixth example of such a suicide, according to an aviation expert. Ewan Wilson, head of Kiwi Airlines, believes Zaharie Ahmad Shah planned mass murder – locking his co-pilot … Continue reading

Russian airlines hire 200 foreign pilots

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The appointments were made possible thanks to a recent change in the rules. Analysts believe this decision will allow airlines to cut spending on training pilots, who have not accumulated the required amount of flight hours. Major Russian airlines have taken advantage of a change in legislation to hire 200 … Continue reading

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