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    ANALYSIS: Accident reports published in the second half of 2016Synopses of accident reports published in the last six months of 2016
    Wideroe turns to jets with Embraer 190-E2 orderScandinavian regional carrier Wideroe is to step up to jet operation, having opted to take up to 15 Embraer 190-E2 re-engined aircraft.
    Kyrgyz prosecutor opens probe into 747F crashKrygyzstan s general prosecutor has opened a routine criminal case into the fatal crash at Bishkek involving a Turkish-operated Boeing 747-400F.
    Iridium Announces Successful 1st Launch of Iridium NEXT SatellitesMCLEAN, Va. -  Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) announced today the successful launch of its first ten Iridium NEXT satellites. The satellites were delivered into low-Earth orbit approximately one hour after the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lif…
    Hubble Captures 'Shadow Play' Caused by Possible PlanetSearching for planets around other stars is a tricky business. They’re so small and faint that it’s hard to spot them. But a possible planet in a nearby stellar system may be betraying its presence in a unique way: by a shadow that is sweeping ac…
    Agreement With the Italian MoD for M-345 Trainer AircraftLeonardo has signed, with the Italian National Armaments Directorate of the Italian Defence Ministry, two contracts for an initial batch of five Aermacchi M-345 trainer aircraft and for the first phase of development and delivery programme of the new…
    Climbing EgyptAir A300 involved in serious Belgian airproxFrench investigators have detailed a serious airprox incident in which an EgyptAir Airbus A300-600 freighter climbed through its assigned altitude.
    DEVELOPING STORY: Turkish 747F crashes in Kyrgyzstan
    A Turkish Airlines Boeing 747 freighter has crashed near Manas airport in Kyrgyzstan, it was reported late evening US eastern time Jan. 15.

    ACT 747F crashes in KyrgyzstanUpdated: Corrected to reflect correct aircraft registration number, TC-MCL. A previous version of this story erroneously reported the registration as TC-ACJ, and that the aircraft was operated by Turkish Airlines. The aircraft was operated by Turkey'…
    Margareta Vrablova joins Atlantic Aviation GroupAtlantic Aviation Group are delighted to welcome Margareta Vrablova to the sales team as the International Sales Executive. She joins the company with extensive knowledge of the global aviation industry having worked with Comtech Aviation Services an…
    Directed Energy Atmospheric Lens Could Revolutionise Future BattlefieldsWithin the next fifty years, scientists at BAE Systems believe that battlefield commanders could deploy a new type of directed energy laser and lens system, called a Laser Developed Atmospheric Lens which is capable of enhancing commanders' ability t…
    Aireon Announces Successful 1st Launch For Space-Based ADS-B NetworkAireon announced today the successful launch and deployment of the first ten satellites hosting its space-based automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) system. Part of the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation, Aireon's space-based ADS-B n…
    Qatar Airways Confirms Its Ambitions For France In 2017PARIS, France - Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, officially opened the new and luxurious Qatar Airways Premium Lounge at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, on Thursday 12 January in the presence of honoured VIP gu…
    ISIS arranges lease of additional Go2Sky Boeing 737-800NG aircraftGo2Sky of Slovakia has leased one Boeing 737-800 aircraft MSN 28070 from a Dublin-based lessor. The aircraft is in 189Y configuration and was previously operated by Air Berlin and SunExpress Deutschland. It was delivered in Istanbul on 13 January aft…
    KC-46 schedule unlikely to go as plannedIf past performance is any indication of future schedules, the Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker programme won t go as planned, according to the Pentagon s top weapons tester.
    Flynas on verge of major A320neo order announcement
    Saudi Arabian hybrid carrier flynas is expected to announce a major order for Airbus A320neo family aircraft on Monday, Jan. 16.

    NASA Awards Engineering Contract for Earth, Space Science MissionsNASA has awarded a contract to KBRwyle Technology Solutions, LLC of Columbia, Maryland, for engineering services to support more than 20 NASA exploration missions. The Ground Systems and Missions Operations-2 contract is cost-plus-award fee, indefin…
    AirBaltic: CS300 performance ‘exceeding expectations’
    Latvian carrier airBaltic reported its Bombardier CS300 operation performance is exceeding expectations since launching scheduled flights in December.

    IATA: Global air freight continued growth trend in November
    Worldwide air freight traffic increased 6.8% year-over year (YOY) in November 2016, moderating from October’s 8.4% YOY growth, which was a 20-month high, according to IATA’s November Air Freight Market analys…
    Mozambique authorities: No UAV collision with LAM Mozambique 737
    A LAM Mozambique Boeing 737-700 that landed in Tete, Mozambique, Jan. 5 with nose damage was not hit by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), authorities in Mozambique have concluded.

    Russia, Finland increase St. Petersburg-Helsinki frequencies
    Russian and Finland aviation authorities have agreed to increase flight frequencies from 14X- to 21-X per week for designated carriers on Saint Petersburg-Helsinki services.

    Embraer delivers 108 commercial aircraft in 2016, up 6.9%
    Embraer delivered 108 commercial aircraft in 2016, up 6.9% over 101 commercial aircraft delivered in 2015.

    Eurowings: Wet lease of airberlin A320s a challenging task
    Eurowings Europe, which is adding 33 wet-leased airberlin Airbus A320s to its fleet by the end of April, said the additional aircraft will create operational challenges for the Lufthansa Group low-cost subsidiary…
    Alitalia scraps proposed Air Malta stake
    Italian flag carrier Alitalia has terminated plans to take a major stake in neighboring national airline Air Malta.

    ​Hundreds of deficiencies could push F-35 tests to 2019Plagued by a delayed delivery of crucial software and shortfalls with its automated maintenance system, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will begin initial operational test and evaluation more than a year after its planned August 2017 da…


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