9 kg of gold, F-16 crash and goodbye to Virgin America | AeroTime

DAILY NEWSLETTER | 24 April 2018

9 kg of gold, F-16 crash and goodbye to Virgin America | AeroTime

US Air Force F-16 crashes during training

An F-16C fighter of the United States Air Force crashed on April 25, 2018, at Lake Havasu City airport (HII), a small civilian airport 216 km from Luke Air Force Base (LUF) where it is deployed. The pilot managed to eject and is unharmed.

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Virgin America disappears

Sixteen months after its fusion with Alaska Airlines, Virgin America vanished during the night between April 24 and 25, 2018. Boarding desks, gates… nothing remains of the brand in the 29 airports it was serving.

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Lost and found: 9 kilograms of gold on a flight from Dubai

The customs of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM) found nine kilograms of gold worth $400.000 under a seat of a Jet Airways flight from Dubai, UAE to Mumbai, India. That gold was seized as it is suspected to be part of a smuggling operation.

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Airbus, Dassault to collaborate for next-gen European fighter

Airbus and Dassault Aviation have decided to join forces for the development and production of Europe’s Future Combat Air System (FCAS), which is slated to complement and eventually replace current generation of Eurofighter and Rafale fighter aircraft between 2035 and 2040.

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