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          Air Cargo Development Forum

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), in partnership with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and the People’s Government of the Henan Province, will convene an air cargo development forum at the Zhengzhou International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Zhengzhou, China, from 2 to 5 September 2014. The event will be jointly hosted by the International Cooperation and Service Center, CAAC and the People’s Government of Zhengzhou. ...more

          Finnair to roll out 'economy comfort' product by year-end

Oneworld carrier Finnair is to launch a new product offering additional legroom and amenities, dubbed "economy comfort", on its long-haul flights by the end of this year. ...more

          U.S. Senator Joins NY-NJ Residents to Reduce Helicopter Noise

A helicopter tour of Manhattan is a must-do activity for many visitors to New York City. But residents who live along the Hudson River, which runs between New Jersey and the most scenic parts of the city, are renewing their decades-long attempt to bring a halt to such tours. ...more

          Brazil presidential candidate Campos dies in air crash

On approach to Santos Air Base, State of São Paulo, crew decided to abandon the approach and started a go around procedure when he lost control of the aircraft that crashed in flames in the center of the city, some 4 km short of runway. ...more

          CUPE Challenges Air Canada’s Plan to Reduce Flight Attendants

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is challenging a Transport Canada decision to exempt Air Canada from maintaining the current ratio of one flight attendant for every 40 passenger seats on commercial flights. ...more

          Malaysia Airlines Face Serious Information Sharing Challenges

Malaysia Airlines (MAS)’s Chief Commercial Officer Hugh Dunleavy underlined the need for the industry to improve information sharing about where it is safe to fly and where it isn’t. ...more

          Malta Receives First AgustaWestland AW139

The Armed Forces of Malta has received their first AgustaWestland AW139 to be used primarily in maritime border control missions. A second helicopter is scheduled for delivery in December 2014. ...more

          Chinese Seeing Familiar Obstacles To Budget Aviation

For about a decade after the low-cost airline revolution began to sweep across Southeast Asia, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) was not interested. Then, a year ago, the industry’s overseer quite suddenly began to push the idea. ...more

          Crash: Sepahan A140 at Tehran on Aug 10th 2014, lost height after takeoff

A Sepahan Airlines Hesa IrAn-140-100, registration EP-GPA performing flight SPN-5915 from Tehran Mehrabad to Tabas (Iran) with 42 passengers and 6 crew, departed Tehran Mehrabad Airport's runway 29L when the aircraft lost height and crashed into a residential area near the Liberty/Azadi Stadium about 1.6km/0.85nm northwest of the runway end at about 09:18L (04:48Z), the tail of the aircraft, the only still recognizable part, came to rest at approximate position N35.7074 E51.2850. 11 occuptants were taken to hospitals with serious injuries, 37 occupants died in the crash. There were no injuries or casualties on the ground.  ... more

          AgustaWestland Offers AW169 Derivative To KAI

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and AgustaWestland would jointly develop a derivative of the AW169 if the Italian-British manufacturer is chosen for South Korea’s LCH-LAH helicopter program. ...more

          Cessna to deliver four Skyhawks to University of Dubuque

Cessna announced at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh that it has received an order for four 172S Skyhawks from the University of Dubuque in Iowa. Delivery of the aircraft in September will complete the transition to an all Garmin G1000-equipped training fleet for the school’s aviation degree programs. ...more

           Boeing Partners with South African Airways to Turn New Tobacco Plant into Jet Fuel

South African Airways (SAA) and SkyNRG announced today they are collaborating to make sustainable aviation biofuel from a new type of tobacco plant. This initiative broadens cooperation between Boeing and SAA to develop renewable jet fuel in ways that support South Africa's goals for public health as well as economic and rural development. ...more

           Airbus’s A320neo Validates Early Dreams

Contrary to what most public relations firms recommend, Airbus has chosen to downplay the debut of the A320neo (New Engine Option). No official ceremony was staged, unlike the presentation—with Hollywood-style hoopla—for the debut of the A320 in 1987. Of course the A320neo is not an all-new commercial transport, but it does mark the first time that the European manufacturer has secured more than 3,000 firm orders for an aircraft—before it even takes to the air. ...more

           First production HondaJet debuts at Oshkosh

OSHKOSH — The first production HondaJet made its public debut this week at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. ...more

           United converts majority of 787-8 orders to -10 variant

United Airlines has converted seven of its eight remaining Boeing 787-8 orders to the larger 787-10, as it prepares to take its first 787-9. ...more