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Pilot Who Became Incapacitated During American Airlines Flight Dies

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An airline pilot who became incapacitated during a flight from Chicago to Columbus, Ohio, on November 19 has died. The pilot, whose name has not been released, was required flight crew aboard Envoy Air Flight 3556, an Embraer E175 operated as American Eagle, with service from Chicago O’Hare (KORD) to John Glenn International Airport (KCMH). According to LiveATC.com, approximately 30 minutes into the flight, the pilot flying as first officer notified air traffic control: “Need to return, the… (www.flyingmag.com) More...

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FAA: Pilots should be capable of flying aircraft manually when needed

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WASHINGTON — According to Federal Aviation Administration, airlines need to provide more extensive pilot training to avoid potential accidents when pilots are forced to take manual control during emergencies or become confused due to erroneous flight data provided by automated systems. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Airbus is building a hydrogen fuel-cell engine for aircraft

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As part of its goal to have zero-emission aircraft enter service by 2035, Airbus has announced the development of a hydrogen fuel-cell engine designed for airplanes. Unlike Rolls-Royce's recently announced jet engine that burns hydrogen directly, it would use an electric motor just like fuel-cell cars, while emitting only H20. It could eventually be employed in commercial aircraft that could carry up to 100 passengers around 1,000 nautical miles (1,150 miles), the company said. (www.engadget.com) More...

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Back in the saddle: Air Canada relaunches equine service

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Air Canada once upon a time transported horses. The airline is now operating all-cargo jets and horses are back in the product portfolio. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Airbus says to decouple from Russian titanium 'in months'

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Airbus will halt its reliance on Russia for titanium supplies within months, a senior executive said on Thursday. (uk.news.yahoo.com) More...

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