New Zealand Woman dies after being knocked to the ground by jet blast at St Maarten

A 57 year old woman from New Zealand has died from her serious injuries after she was knocked over by the jet blast from a departing Boeing 737 at Princess Juliana Int’l Airport, on the island of St Maarten.

A Delta Airlines Boeing 757 arriving over Maho Beach ©SELZERE Christophe

The woman was witnessed clinging to the chain link airport perimeter fence along the famous Maho Beach, before she was blown backwards by the power of two CFM International CFM56-7B turbofan engines.

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Delta takes delivery of first A350 to become first North American operator of the type

Yesterday, July 13th 2017, Delta has become the first operator of the Airbus A350 in North America, following the delivery of N501DL (MSN 115).

Delta’s first A350-900, N501DL, in Toulouse. Copyright: Airbus

A ceremony will be held tomorrow (15th July), but the delivery flight to Atlanta is expected to be on the 4th of August due to the installation of 2Ku wifi.

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Live Coverage of the Royal International Air Tattoo 2017

The Royal International Air Tattoo is arguably the world’s biggest military airshow. It is hosted each year, at RAF Fairford in the United Kingdom. This year, it runs from the 14-16th of July.

However, as aircraft arrive from around the world, and depart after the show, we will provide live updates on aircraft movements and important information relating to the show.

In addition to this, our author Avineesh Suppiah will be attending the airshow over the coming weekend, to provide us with up to date reports. We hope you enjoy our live coverage 🙂

©Royal International Air Tattoo

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Airbus signs General Terms Agreement for 140 aircraft with Chinese lessor

On July 5th, China Aviation Suppliers Holding Company (CASHC) has signed a General Terms Agreement (GTA) with Airbus for the purchase of 140 aircraft, 100 A320 Family aircraft and 40 A350s.

The signing ceremony in Berlin, July 5, 2017. On the right: Airbus’ CEO Tom Enders and Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel. On the left: CASHC’s VP Sun Bo and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo by Reuters.

The agreement was signed in Berlin by Airbus’ CEO Tom Enders and CASHC’s Executive VP Sun Bo.

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