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First U.S.-Built Phenom 300 Makes Inaugural Flight

First U.S.-Built Phenom 300 Makes Inaugural Flight

Embraer Executive Jets’ first made-in-the-USA Phenom 300 was rolled out and made its first flight yesterday. The aircraft joined the production line in September and Wednesday’s flight marks the anniversary of the maiden flight of the first Phenom 100 to be produced in the U.S. Delivery of the light Phenom 300, which seats up to […]
Boeing 787 Makes Emergency Landing as Inspections Ordered

Boeing 787 Makes Emergency Landing as Inspections Ordered

On the same day one of its new Dreamliners made an emergency landing because of a mechanical problem, Boeing said U.S. regulators had ordered the entire fleet of 787 jets to be inspected for a possible fuel line problem. The twin mechanical issues, while not necessarily uncommon, were yet another headache for Boeing, a company still […]

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Snake Bites Man Aboard Airliner, Forces Landing

Snake Bites Man Aboard Airliner, Forces Landing

An EgyptAir flight was forced to divert yesterday after a passenger’s hand was bitten by a snake he had smuggled on board. The pilots decided to perform an emergency landing at a nearby airport after hearing the terrifying screams of the victim and travelers who saw the deadly Egyptian cobra crawling under their seats. The Jordanian passenger, named […]
Work Resumes on Spirit of St. Louis Reproduction

Work Resumes on Spirit of St. Louis Reproduction

The Old Rhinebeck (N.Y.) Aerodrome Museum announced today it will continue work on its Ryan NYP – Spirit of St. Louis reproduction through its off-season. The plan for this winter is to finish the 46-foot-long, single-piece wing and ready the aircraft for display. Upon completion of the reproduction, the aerodrome will have built its first […]

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WW II First Dogfights

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Chinese Fighter Crashes into House

Chinese Fighter Crashes into House

A military jet on a routine training flight crashed into a house in southern China on Tuesday, setting the building on fire and injuring several people inside, state media reported. China Central Television said the pilot ejected and parachuted to safety before the crash in Shantou city in Guangdong province. It said one of the […]
U.S. Denies Iran’s Reports of Captured Drone

U.S. Denies Iran’s Reports of Captured Drone

Iran said on Tuesday it had captured a U.S. intelligence drone in its airspace over the Gulf in the last few days, but the U.S. military quickly denied having lost any unmanned aircraft in the Middle East. The incident highlighted tensions in the Gulf as the Islamic Republic and the United States demonstrate their military capabilities in […]

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In the Viper: A Reporter Rides the F-16

In the Viper: A Reporter Rides the F-16

Editor’s note: Aviation Week reporter Amy Butler recently flew a Lockheed Martin F-16D Fighting Falcon, the iconic fighter its pilots refer to as the Viper. The U.S. Air Force’s D model she rode is the latest in a long line of attack jets equipped to suppress and kill enemy radar sites. Butler’s report takes a […]
Flights Rerouted Ahead of North Korean Rocket Launch

Flights Rerouted Ahead of North Korean Rocket Launch

South Korea said today it plans to reroute passenger flights over the Yellow Sea to avoid possible collisions with debris from a long-range rocket that North Korea plans to launch this month. The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs said it made the decision after learning that North Korea had informed China and Singapore of […]

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Saudi F-15 Crashes in Persian Gulf

Saudi F-15 Crashes in Persian Gulf

A Royal Saudi Air Force F-15 fighter with only the pilot on board crashed into the Persian Gulf while on a training mission in the kingdom’s Eastern Province, the defence ministry announced on Monday. The jet fell into “Saudi territorial waters and the search for the pilot is still ongoing,” the ministry said, adding that an […]
70 Planes in 30 Seconds

70 Planes in 30 Seconds

Want to catch 70 planes flying into San Diego International Airport but don’t want to sit four hours while they do it? Then you’ll enjoy this short video by professional filmmaker Cy Kuckenbaker shot a few weeks ago on Black Friday. It’s a fascinating look at just some of the numerous arrivals typical at SAN, […]
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