Government Backs Expansion of London’s Heathrow Airport

LONDON (AP) — A third runway at Heathrow Airport was approved Tuesday by Prime Minister Theresa May’s Cabinet, setting the stage for a parliamentary vote on the matter after years of debate over how to increase airport capacity around London.

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Air Canada Makes Another Mistake at SFO, FAA to Investigate

Three months after an Air Canada flight narrowly avoided causing the “greatest aviation disaster in history,” a second Air Canada jet ignored a San Francisco air traffic controller’s repeated orders to abort a landing at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), sparking an investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Air Canada (Ramiel Migue / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

China Looks to Israel to Get Its Civil Aviation Industry Off the Ground

The Times of Israel reports: Just a few days after the Technion broke ground on a research center in Guangdong, a second Israeli institution — Israel Aerospace Industries — announced that it, too, was establishing one in the southeastern Chinese province.

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Top Secret “Dreamland Resort” Ramping $500 Billion B-3 Stealth Bomber

With the aging B-2 Stealth Bomber’s design dating back to the 1970 disco days of the Carter Administration, the Air Force just opened a competition to build the next strategic bomber. The “B-3” pits teams from Northrop Grumman that built the B-2 versus Boeing and Lockheed Martin, which built the B-52 bomber and F-35 strike aircraft. No matter who wins the bid, the plane will be designed in California’s Antelope Valley.

B-2 Bomber (Northrup Grumman)