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Airbus Agrees To Take Majority Stake in C Series

Oct 17, 2017 - 6:59 AM - by -el-
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Airbus has agreed to take a majority stake in the Bombardier C Series program under the terms of a contract signed Monday. Under the deal, Airbus will take a 51.1 percent stake in the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP), while Bombardier and the Quebec provincial government retain 31 percent and 19 percent, respectively.

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Transport Canada Reports First Collision of Drone, Airplane

Oct 17, 2017 - 6:59 AM - by -el-
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A drone struck a Skyjet airplane approaching a Québec City airport on October 12, marking the first such collision between a drone and a commercial aircraft in Canada, according to regulatory agency Transport Canada.

The Skyjet airplane—a Beechcraft King Air 100, according to flight tracking site FlightAware—sustained minor damage
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Emirates bill-board @ Windhoek airport

Oct 16, 2017 - 5:06 PM - by 4Holer
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New advertising bill-board at Windhoek.

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They must have gone for the lowest bidder.
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Angola receives maritime surveillance aircraft from Israel

Oct 16, 2017 - 4:00 PM - by howie
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The Angolan Air Force is operating a Cessna Citation jet configured by Israel’s BIRD Aerosystems for the maritime surveillance role.

IHS Jane's Defence Weekly reports that the Citation has been fitted with Leonardo's SeaSpray active electronically scanned array (AESA) multimode surveillance radar and a Controp electro-optical (EO) sensor in a belly fairing. The aircraft also has an automatic identification system (AIS) receiver and satellite communications systems.

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Weather: cruise phase

Oct 16, 2017 - 2:25 PM - by flyingwxsa
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Good day.

Here in SA the pilot's greatest weather threat is encountering unexpected cloud in the cruise phase. We saw that again near Chrissiesmeer this past weekend. For years the METAR and TAF and other ICAO goodies have been supplying reasonable surface data. This surface data is the easy data to find/supply. The enroute weather is the challenge - low resolution, old fashioned weather charts, poor telephonic briefing, etc. Since 2013 I have been addressing the shortfalls,... [Read More]
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