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USA Raises Tariffs on New Airbus Aircraft to 15%

The European Commission has yet to reveal its next move in response to the USA government’s decision. To raise tariffs from the current 10% rate to 15% on new airbus aircraft imported from the European Union (EU), effective March 18. “We take note of the U.S....

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Five Travel Startups That Improve Passenger Experience

Startups are emerging in every industry, disrupting the status quo with new ideas and innovations. The aviation industry has seen a flurry of activity in this area. With a number of startups striving to develop technologies to enhance the passenger experience. Let's...

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MAVERIC A New Jet Designed To Reduce Fuel Consumption

Airbus has revealed MAVERIC (Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls) its “blended wing body” scale model technological demonstrator. The new model is a jet with rear-mounted twin engines that would look at home in “Star Wars”...

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How IoT optimize airport operations

With 9 billion passengers travel every year and the outlook of doubling that number by 2040. Many airports are running out of capacity and facing congestion. If we add to that a growing air cargo volume, capacity is a problem airports ought to tackle today. In...

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A Day in the life of an Airport FireFighters

Airport firefighters in many countries are specially trained in hot fire emergency response in which increasingly sophisticated specialist training rigs are used. The sight to be seen at the training facility of Munich Airport’s fire department is like one out of a...

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The 777x, World’s largest twin-engine jet

Boeing has successfully completed the first test flight of the world's largest twin-engined plane, the 777X. It comes as the firm attempts to boost its image after its 737 Max plane was grounded last year following two fatal crashes that killed 346 people. The flight...

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How Airlines Plan For New Route?

Airlines around the world are constantly trying to add new destinations to their route network. They perform multiple route evaluations in order to know if a route will be profitable in the long term or not. Airliners use several programs and tools to perform their...

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One ID: IATA’s plan to end paper travel documents

IATA is presently working on the development of one ID, and that would eliminate the use of paper-based travel documents with the help of biometric technology. However, with so many stakeholders involved in its implementation, will it ever come to fruition? Facial...

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Heathrow Airport Installing An Anti-Drone System

The UK’s London Heathrow airport has installed an anti-drone system. Designed to block drones getting into its airspace once a slew of attempts threatened the country’s busiest travel hub. The anti-drone solution, which is also used at Paris Charles de...

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EgyptAir Launch Direct Service Between Cairo & Dublin

EgyptAir is to launch a brand new year-round direct Dublin-Cairo service from this summer. The new route, which commences on June 5th, will operate four times per week and will be Ireland’s first regular air service to Egypt. A representative for DAA, which operates...

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Four Aircraft That Shaped Private Jet Travel

Business jets have created a world of opportunity for businesses and high wealth individuals around the world. Permitting them the ability to fly themselves or send predominant employees to places that commercial flights can’t reach. They allowed these executives to...

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Civilian Airliner shootdown incidents

Civilian Airliner shootdown incidents In the history of civilian airliner (commercial aviation),there have been many airliner shootdown incidents which have been caused intentionally or by accident. This is a chronologically ordered list meant to document instances...

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Airbus Evolution: Spotting the difference?

When the first version of the Airbus A350 entered service in 2015, it had been in development for eleven years. It was designed by the brightest minds and most sophisticated computer programs. This is all backed up by a rigorous testing and certification program. The...

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FAA restricts US flights over Iran, Iraq

FAA restricts US flights over Iran, Iraq US pilots and carriers have been barred from flying in areas of Iraqi, Iranian and some Persian Gulf airspace after Iranian missile strikes on Iraqi bases. America's Federal Aviation Administration is barring US pilots and...

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Explaining Pivotal Altitude

is a sophisticated training maneuver required to earn commercial pilot and flight instructor certificates. The purpose of this maneuver is to further develop piloting skills and to provide a flight test maneuver worthy of advanced pilots. To get started, the student...

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Some of the best moments in 2019 for aviation

The year 2019 was another year of high drama in the world of aviation. It was a record year for bankruptcies, as travel giant Thomas Cook went bust, and close to 20 other airlines besides. There were dangerous times for Boeing, with its 737 max grounded since March...

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Tips for Planning Air Ambulance Flights

Most air ambulance flights are short-notice charter (non-scheduled commercial) operations. Because of the nature of these flights, civil aviation authorities are usually very cooperative and accommodating in terms of permits and operational needs. Still, potential...

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New Strategies To Improve Airport Safety

The aviation industry takes airport safety and security very seriously. However, this mindset can result in excessive wait times and significant frustration for travelers. As luck would have it, there are several changes in the works, as technology advances aim to...

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IATA Latest Program The SFOC

IATA has launched a brand new program aiming to raise global standards in cargo handling operations. SFOC (Smart Facility Operational Capacity) is a new program that aims to cut back audit complexity and duplication for cargo handling facilities. This new IATA...

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Emirates Engineers Efficiencies with RFID

To solve the challenge of tracking emergency equipment on-board aircraft Emirates has turned to RFID technology. RFID Scans While other airlines have also been using similar technology, Emirates completes the largest number of RFID scans for inflight emergency...

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AIRCRAFT TUGS TYPES & EVOLUTION

Tow bars, towbarless tractors or electric aircraft tugs – the number of various ways to tow your aircraft appears almost infinite. A number of these vehicles have been around for a long time, some are simply getting started and might turn the way we think about ground...

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Private Aviation What The Future Hold For It

Presents trends in the private aviation business market are constantly tied with the digitalization of the business. The increase in aircraft accessibility and how customers are shifting how they relate to this service. With cost-efficiency as the main driver rather...

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Emirates first On-Board for Bio-Metric boarding

Emirates has become the first airline outside America to receive approval for bio-metric boarding from the US Customs Border Protection (CBP). Facial Recognition Technology Soon, customers flying from Dubai to any of Emirates’ 12 destinations in the U.S. will be able...

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Airbus showcases its technology during BIDEC

Airbus is showcasing its portfolio of mission-critical offerings at the second edition of Bahrain International Defense Exhibition & Conference. The Event Being held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and endorsed by the Bahrain...

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SpiceJet Launches First International Hub In UAE

Indian low-cost airline, SpiceJet, has launched a new international hub in the UAE, which will begin operating as soon as December. New Hub The new hub at Ras Al Khaimah International Airport is SpiceJet’s first overseas and poses new competition to local low-cost...

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UK Lifts Ban on Flights to Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt

Uk lifts ban from direct flights to Sharm el-Sheikh are to resume after the government ended a ban imposed in 2015. After 224 individuals died in the bombing of a Russian airliner, linked to the Islamic State group. Egyptian officials have since admitted the airport...

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Dubai Airshow 2019

Organizers of this year's Dubai Airshow have announced that they are anticipating it to be bigger than ever. About Dubai AirShow The Dubai Airshow is a biennial air show held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al...

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Emirates to Add A Second Daily Flight to London

United Arab Emirates announced the launch of a second daily flight from Dubai to London. Additional Flight The additional flight means that Emirates customers will now have 11 daily flight options to and from three London airports. Second Daily Flight As with the...

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Emirates Grapples With Fallout From Thomas Cook Collapse

Thomas Cook’s demise weighs heavily on Emirates’ European markets and in particular its airport services division dnata, Emirates has been impacted ‘in no small amount’ by the demise of Thomas Cook, which went into liquidation last month. Tim Clark The airline's...

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Saudia Cargo Adds Capacity to Europe and Africa

Saudia Cargo is enhancing its presence in the African and the European continents by adding new freighter flights. That is alongside extra belly-capacity on board Saudia passenger flights during the high season aiming to increase its network capabilities starting this...

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These Are The Main Moments Which Redefined Aviation

There is no doubt aviation has come a long way since the first powered flights made in the early 1900s. But what are the key moments in this over a century of history? We take a look at some of the main events that have shaped aviation. There are many more of course...

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Why You Can’t be able Drink Airplane Tap Water?

Flying low-cost often means that in-flight refreshments come at a price, and a healthy price at that. For those who do not want to pay exorbitant amounts of money, being thirsty at the start of the flight can lead to discomfort. The temptation to quench this thirst...

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United Arab Emirates wins at Aviation 100 Awards

Emirates has won the Aviation one hundred 'Middle East Airline of the Year', awarded by Airline economics magazine. Aviation 100 Awards The Aviation one hundred recognizes the year’s biggest performers within the aerospace industry. The Aviation one hundred awards...

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Could Airlines Replace Overhead Bins With Beds?

Long-haul flying comes in many different flavors. On one hand, some airlines offer excellent first and business class products. On the other, economy class can be a grueling long-haul experience. But, what if airlines took out overhead bins and instead added mounted...

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Aviation Emissions Could Be Recycled into Jet Fuel

Emissions from aircraft could soon be captured and reused as jet fuel. Engineering companies around the world are developing systems that can turn potentially harmful gases into useful energy. BBC News reports that green aviation specialists, SkyNRG are working with...

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When Will Berlin’s Brandenburg Airport Finally Open?

The seemingly doomed Brandenburg Airport may finally be ready to open, following a meeting of its management company. The Supervisory Board of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH, tasked with overseeing construction of the hugely delayed airport, held a meeting on...

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Only 3% Of Emirates’ Workforce Is Emirati

If you have got ever flown on Dubai’s Emirates Airline you'll have noticed a distinct lack of locals operating as cabin crew. Emirates has small percentage of Emirati staff. Just 3% are Emirati Despite being the region’s largest airline with around 100,000 employees,...

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Saudi Arabia Receives Its First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

The national flag carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (SAUDIA) has just welcomed home it’s first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner. Saudi Fleet As the largest aircraft in Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner family of jets, the new 787-10 will complete SAUDIA’s fleet of 13 Boeing...

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Emirates Provides Boeing 777 Fleet Update

In 2019, Emirates completed the reconfiguration of its last Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. Investment The airline invested USD $150 million in converting the 10 Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in its fleet from three to two class cabins featuring wider Business class seats in a...

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What can you do if you have a booking with Thomas Cook?

Few days ago, Thomas Cook declared Bankruptcy. As a result, a big number of flights and holidays were cancelled. If are going to take action you may be asking what can I do? It depends on what you have booked, also how you’ve booked it. The ATOL Protection If you’ve...

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Aircraft ground handling in Egypt

Many airlines that are heading to Egypt subcontract ground handling to Egyptian airports, Egyptian handling agents or even to another airline. According to the International air transport Association (IATA), conservative estimates indicate airlines outsource more than...

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Bold Visions for the Future of Flying

If the aviation industry was a country, it'd rank among the world’s top 10 emitters of carbon dioxide (CO₂). Aviation emissions have risen by 70% since 2005 and as demand increases in wealthy and poorer countries, they’re forecast to increase by between 300% and 700%...

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Why is reducing noise pollution crucial for aviation?

There is no denying that aviation has come very far technology-wise. In its early infancy, commercial aviation was an expensive and rather uncomfortable endeavor, because the turboprops that powered aircraft were loud, produced a lot of vibration and were limited in...

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Top 5 Facts About the Wright Brothers

Before they built the world’s first powered, heavier-than-air, and controllable aircraft. Wilbur and Orville Wright were two ordinary brothers from the Midwest who possessed nothing more than natural talent, ambition, and imagination. To honor the Wright brothers, we...

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Are Driverless Vehicles The Future At Airports?

In an age where everything from baggage systems to check-in desks is becoming automated. What might come next? it's like the answer could be driverless vehicles to drive aircraft on the runways. British Airways is already using driverless Vehicles to push their...

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NATIONAL AVIATION DAY

The National Aviation Day is a United States national observation that celebrates the development of aviation. is observed each year on August 19th.  This day is dedicated by Presidential Proclamation to those who helped pioneer aviation in the United States. It...

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A Step Towards Air Traffic Control Digitalisation

The aviation industry is currently facing extreme growth in air traffic. In European airspace, for example, 33,000 flights per day are being recorded on average. per EUROCONTROL, there'll be virtually twice as many flights by 2030. The tasks of the players involved in...

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Will there ever be a triple-decker plane ?

There is something special regarding large flying aircraft. The Boeing 747 captured and the world’s imagination with its large wingspan and the Airbus A380 cemented the love of a double-decker aircraft. however, could we see a triple-decked aircraft sometime in our...

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Safety alert from NTSB to prevent jet fuel contamination

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued on Wednesday a Safety Alert SA-079 warning providers of jet fuel to take measures to prevent contamination of jet fuel by diesel exhaust fluid. Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) is required for all new on- and off-road,...

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IATA priorities RFID for baggage tracking across the industry

The webinar was an introduction to the IATA Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) priority, including RFID benefits, the IATA RFID roadmap and the IATA standard for RFID. It covered why IATA decided to move forward with RFID as the best mechanism for airlines to adopt...

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British Airways pilots set to go on strike

British Airways pilots set to go on strike British Airways (BA) pilots have voted in favour of strike action over the amount of pay. Talks between British Airways and its pilots have broken down. The airline and its pilots have been in talks since June. The British...

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How to Extend Your Gear in an Emergency Manually

Complex airplanes can be a large variety of different types of planes. Federal Aviation Regulations in the airplane Flying handbook outline a complex aircraft to be "an airplane that includes retractable landing gear, flaps, and a controllable pitch propeller." So,...

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Boeing Take $4.9 Billion Hit in Q2 Due to 737 Max Grounding

The financial costs related to the ongoing Boeing 737 max grounding are starting to be disclosed. Boeing has just declared that it's recording an after-tax charge of USD$4.9 billion in the second quarter of 2019 to account for costs related to the grounding. That...

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IATA Coordinated Effort to Safely Return 737 MAX to Service

IATA urged state aviation safety regulators to continue to align on technical validation requirements and timelines for the safe re-entry into service of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Montreal - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged state aviation...

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Airlines Cut Airbus A340 Takeoff Length With Mathematics

Aviation geeks will know that the Airbus A340 has a long takeoff length. Not only does this diminish the number of airports that the A340 can serve. But it also can cause dangerous overruns on takeoff. some incidents with long takeoff rolls have now led airlines to...

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British Airways Faces Fine over Data Breach

British Airways Faces Fine over Data Breach The UK’s data protection authority plans to levy a £183.4 million ($230 million) fine on British Airways over the theft of passenger data in 2018, the largest ever penalty proposed by the country’s Information Commissioner’s...

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Boeing’s EcoDemonstrator Phase With 777

The latest iteration of Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator program will use a 777 airliner to serve as a flying test bed for some 50 projects this year, the company announced Monday. During this latest phase of the ecoDemonstrator program. Boeing plans to test technologies...

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Pilot Shortage & How Can We Fix It ?

4 billion plane passengers took to the skies. By 2036, this number is predicted to almost double. You’d assume with all this business growth, the number of pilots would be growing to meet the demand. However, over the past few decades, the number of commercial,...

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Explanation of Aircraft leasing

Some of us may not even have heard of leasing corporations before. Some, who have explored the intricacies of aviation, understand that airlines sometimes lease aircraft, rather than buying them. in addition, terms like wet lease, dry lease or damp lease agreement...

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Libya says it will impose a ban on Turkish flights

The Libyan National Army (LNA) forces led by commander Khalifa Haftar will ban any commercial flights from Libya to Turkey and Turkish ships from docking in the country. Reuters quoted LNA spokesman Ahmed Mismari as saying on Friday. Ankara supports the...

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10 THINGS YOU CAN ONLY DO ON A PRIVATE JET

Private jet charter is the ultimate in tailored traveling. And while a luxury travel experience is definitely part of the charm, it’s the flexibleness and personalization that drives most customers to fly privately. Our new clients are generally unclear regarding the...

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FLIGHT OPERATIONS MIGHT NOT BE AS SECURE AS YOU THINK

Your business, home, cars, and airplanes all have security systems in place. But how secure are your plane and flight operations? That’s the question that was asked at a recent National Business Aviation Association Security Council session. “We fly and we work now in...

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American Airlines Ends Los Angeles To Boston Experiment

American Airlines flagship A321T has disappeared from flight schedules between Boston and Los Angeles. Previously operating twice a day, the route will change to regular domestic planes from the 4th of September. There’s not much you can do to make transcontinental...

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A Look At Chinese Investments In African Airports

As part of the wider trend of increasing Sino-African aviation ties, Chinese Airlines has invested heavily in African Airports. In part two of our three-part series, we focus on the importance of infrastructure for development, the African airport infrastructure...

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The Guide to Business Class Products of Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines is known for being the primary American airline to put in suites with doors in their business class, branded as Delta One. However, unless you’re flying a get a few crafts, you’ll realize some variation in product across Delta Air Lines fleet. to...

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Who Won the Paris Air Show? Airbus vs Boeing

Both Airbus and Boeing walked away from the Paris Air Show with substantial orders to add to their books. Although the industry was predicting a downturn in order placements this year, it turned out to be a respectable forum for business deals overall. But who did...

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Runway Lights Color & Spacing Explained

If you've been to any major airport at night, you may have noticed on the runway there are a lot of different kinds of lights, ranging from flashing white or pulsating yellow to steady red and even blue. And the lights are spaced at defined intervals. Runway lighting...

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Why And How Was IAG Created?

International Consolidated Airlines Group, S.A., or IAG as they are better known, are one of the most recognizable and powerful airline conglomerates in the world today. But who are they really, and why were they created? IAG was formed following a merger between the...

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Ice Runway Registered & Approved by FAA

Looking for a winter adventure in your airplane? how about landing on the sole ice runway charted by the Federal Aviation Agency in the lower 48? Here's what you need to know... The Airport During the winter months, the Alton Bay Ice Runway and Seaplane Base (B18) in...

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Boeing 737 is So Low to the Ground, Why?

The Boeing 737 is one of the most iconic narrowbodies in the sky. Since the late 1960s, the aircraft has flown for an incredible number of airlines and has seen many subsequent generations. However, despite numerous technological and comfort improvements, the 737 has...

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Welcome to The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, known as the Total 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, is scheduled to be the 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations. The biennial international men's football championship of Africa organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF)....

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Why Airlines Aren’t Ordering the Airbus A330-800neo?

Airbus has one aircraft in its lineup that just isn’t selling, and here we will answer why Airlines Aren’t Ordering the Airbus A330-800neo. The A320 is the golden child with record sales; the A220 the new shiny new toy in the toy box; the A380 a beast retiring from a...

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What is the Best Airport in New York to Fly into?

New York is a bustling metropolitan city, with three major airports servicing the area but which airport of them is considered to be the best to fly into? Two are international airports while the third operates primarily short- and medium-haul flights. These airports...

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Emirates’ Financial Performance “An Analysis“

Emirates is considered to be one of the pioneer countries in the middle east in the aviation field, which would increase clearly its financial performance. In 2018-19 Emirates profits have tumbled 69% in comparison with the year before, to AED 871m ($237m). The...

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The Future of Aviation Is Gas Turbine Engines

The future of aviation is gas turbine engines. While attractive to many, the electrification of large aircraft is not just around the Riverbend. While there's clearly a keen specialize in electrical craft, unfortunately, they're still many generations away. Indeed,...

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Airbus Commits To Ensuring A220 Meets Full Potential

Airbus’s A220 program continues to evolve into a major market force as improvements such as a 5,000-pound increase in maximum takeoff weight (mtow) and 180-minute Etops approval further express the company’s commitment to reinforcing the former Bombardier C Series’...

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From London to Paris – By Train OR By Plane Or By Bus

London to Paris is an incredibly popular route, being served daily by train, bus, and plane. However, each mode of transport is completely different, with completely different pros and cons to each. We’ll take a glance at what’s sensible and what’s to not build a...

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Is Airport Parking Expensive?

There are few things more infuriating than being charged an airport parking fee more expensive than the flight you have just come off. It’s the ancillary fees around traveling – bag fees, booking fees, and seat fees, that leave a bad taste in people’s mouths. Whilst...

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Different Type of Aircraft for Different Region?

Most probably there won’t be any better time to become a pilot than it's now. “Global air transportation network doubles in size at least once every fifteen years, and it’s expected to do so once more by 2030” says The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)....

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No Max Effect on Boeing Deal!

The events surrounding the Boeing 737 Max will not influence “in any way, shape or form” Boeing’s commitment and resources to close the transaction with Embraer on the joint venture for the commercial aviation business, according to Embraer Commercial Aviation...

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Differences Between Passenger pilot and Cargo Pilot

Probably, once you think about the pilot, the first image appearing in your mind could be a pilot stepping onto the aircraft to perform a flight. And somewhere in this image there are always passengers concerned. however what concerning those pilots who don’t carry...

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What Are the Best Seats you may book On a Qantas A380?

If you’re flying long haul on Qantas, chances are high that you may end up on associate airliner A380 so it will be so good for you to book the best seats on Qantas A380. Grabbing an honest seat will build an enormous distinction to the standard of your flight. Its...

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The Airbus A320 vs A320neo – What’s The Difference?

The Airbus A320 is not only the most popular Airbus aircraft ever made. It is rapidly approaching (and may soon take over) the number one most sold aircraft spot in the world, a spot currently held by the Boeing 737. But unlike Boeing, who has moved 737 productions...

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More than 300 Boeing 737 jets may have faulty wing parts

FAA says more than 300 Boeing 737 jets may have faulty wing parts Boeing has informed the FAA that certain 737NG and 737MAX leading edge slat tracks may have been improperly manufactured and may not meet all applicable regulatory requirements for strength and...

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Panasonic’s Waterfront seat

Panasonic’s Waterfront concept suite lets passengers customize their in-flight experience with their smartphone In a time when the personal device (smartphone, tablet) is becoming the digital controller of just about every surrounding device (think Sonos, Google...

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Why We Are Excited For The Boeing 777X

With the first Boeing 777X now rumored to be taking a test flight on June 26th. The aviation industry is becoming more excited by the minute about this latest release by Boeing. But what’s so good about the plane. Last week, Boeing said that the first test flight of...

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Future of Aviation

Airline cabins of the future: A new golden age of travel? Future of Aviation explores the next leaps forward in the world of air travel, from jet technology to passenger experiences. Air travel photos from the 1960s show smartly dressed, champagne-sipping passengers...

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What Is The Anti-Flying Movement?

The anti-flying movement was begun across Europe. The movement sees individuals shunning air travel in the name of the environment. The anti-flying movement is pretty much as the name seems to be. A movement against flying. But who are these people, and should we care...

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Emirates is about to retire Airbus A380s by Mid 2030s

The world’s biggest operator of the A380 is planning for their retirement in the 2030s as Emirates is about to retire Airbus A380s. Emirates has 110 of the aircraft in service and a further 14 on order. The Emirates A380 is a common sight at airports around the world,...

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Flight Dispatcher Vs Air Traffic Controller

People often think there is no difference between flight dispatcher and air traffic controller, but the two jobs are not the same. Although they both deal with air traffic, the aircraft dispatcher and air traffic controller differences are quite substantial. We all...

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What’s After the Boeing 797?

It’s so interesting to look at current trends and think about where we may be 20 years from now. Of course, half the fun is the unpredictability of the industry and emerging technologies. Once thought to be the future of aviation, who could have guessed that the...

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How Does “In Flight WIFI” Work?

How Does In-Flight Wi-Fi work on 35,000 feet and why do not all airlines provide it? Travel has continuously offered a short digital service– a precious few hours of emails, messages, and app notifications, But what about WIFI in flight? To modify, there square...

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International Flight Attendant Day 2019

May 31, is the International Flight Attendant Day that recognizes the dedicated members of the flight crew. Who rise early, stay late and remain alert throughout the flight providing comfort, care and reassurance of the safest travel. Crisscrossing the country and...

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Next-Generation Evolution Seat

Next-Generation Evolution Seat from Collins Aerospace Offers Increased Cabin Room, Comfort for Business Aviation Passengers. The new offering builds upon the industry-leading success of the first generation Evolution seat with increased living space and comfort....

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Remove Before Flight Tags What are they for?

If you like observing the ground handling processes around the aircraft while awaiting your flight, you may have noticed red “Remove before flight” tags on numerous aircraft parts. Do you understand why they {are|they're} there and what these tags are for? “Remove...

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Cell Phone Precautions

Randy Bisgard, senior vice president of Tampa-based Airport Business Solutions, has more than 35 years experience at airport-related and fixed base operations. Based in Denver, Bisgard has worked in safety, security, and training. He cautions that with the...

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What Will African Aviation Look Like In 2050?

With low-cost airlines regularly challenging legacy carriers in Europe, not to mention routine reports of awful crew-passenger interactions in the United States, it can be easy to overlook developments in the African aviation world. Today we’ll examine African...

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Pilot in Command :Responsibilities and Authorities

The pilot in command (PIC) is the person aboard the aircraft who is responsible for its operation and safety throughout the flight. This would be the captain in a typical two- or three-pilot air crew, or "pilot" if there's just one certified and qualified pilot at the...

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FAA Warns Airlines Not to Fly Over the Arabian Gulf

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is advising US carriers and commercial operators not to fly over the Arabian (Persian) Gulf. The warning, which was relayed by US diplomatic posts, is due to concerns that the US troops operating in and around the Arabian Gulf...

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What Will the American Aviation seem like In 2050?

The U.S. is one in every of the biggest airline markets within the world. The four largest airlines by inject fleet within the world area unit primarily based within u. s. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported that U.S. airlines served a complete of over...

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History of Flights

History of flight, development of heavier air flying machines. Great events along the long way to the invention of the first airplane include the understanding of the idea of the dynamic reaction of lifting surfaces, building absolutely reliable engines that produced...

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Happy Aviation Maintenance Technician Day 2019

Aviation Maintenance Technician Day The world of aviation is an exciting aspect of man’s history towards the skies. So, Aviation Maintenance Technician Day exists to give recognition for their efforts in keeping flight a possibility. This holiday was created to thank...

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Top 7 interesting facts about aviation

There are no people who would deny how the aviation is so important in our today’s fast moving world.., The real question is how much do we really know about aviation? Have you ever asked of how many parts the aircraft that you are traveling with is made of? Or what...

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Aircraft De-Icing How It Works ?

It looks like your plane goes through a car wash, a soothing experience. The flying field operations groups deploy a large super-soaker spraying out orange or green misty fluid. You’re inside, warm and guarded from the weather. The light sound of de-icing fluid drips...

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What Is Aircraft Marshalling ?

A person trained to direct by visual or different means the movement of the airplane on the ground, into and out of landing, parking or hovering points. Also called aircraft guide. We believe that a number of you were curious how pilots acknowledge where to park the...

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The world’s smallest jets: BD-5 or FLS Microjet

Everyone is so passionate about huge aviation machines. We have already reviewed The World’s Largest Plane, introduced you to The Largest Aircraft in the World and How Does A Turbofan Engine Work?. What about the smallest inventions? Did you know what the smallest jet...

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How Much Fuel the Aeroplane Needs?

Have you ever realized how pilots know how much fuel they need for an aeroplane? It is not as simple as it sounds. A lot of people think that it is the same as with the car, you put fuel nozzle into a car and just load the full tank with fuel, but, actually, the...

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Honda Jet Elite HA-420 coolest features

The Honda HA-420 HondaJet is one of the most capable small private jets in the world. Also, it's faster, quieter, and more luxurious than before. The original HondaJet, which entered production in 2015, was the Japanese industrial giant's foray into the world of...

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The Growing Role of Plastics in Aerospace Applications

As new types of high-strength, high-quality plastics and polymers are developed, the use of plastic parts in aerospace applications continues to rise. While metal materials are still required in many situations, plastics are often used to make aircraft more...

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MIT engineers fly first-ever plane with no moving parts

A new MIT plane is propelled via ionic wind. Batteries in the fuselage (tan compartment in front of the plane) supply voltage to electrodes (blue/white horizontal lines) strung along the length of the plane, generating a wind of ions that propels the plane forward....

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Egypt airports celebrate 89th Civil Aviation Day

All Egypt Airports and Egypt Air and AN Aviation Services Company are celebrating the 89th Egyptian Civil Aviation Day. Which falls on January 26 yearly, In line with the operation of Egypt Air flights from the newly opened Sphinx international Airport. The...

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How to calculate flight times across time zones

Time is an essential element of flight planning: What’s the fastest way of getting there? How long is the flight? And what time will it be on arrival? For many clients, this can also include consideration of the time zones in their points of origin and arrival – and...

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Cloud types and what they mean for pilots

It is important for pilots to have a good knowledge of meteorology and existing weather conditions. Cloud formations will give pilots a clear indication of weather, so it’s important to know how to identify the various types. To help you become a meteorological...

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Aviation Enthusiasts

Christmas, New Years and the holiday season is upon us! For some, finding the perfect gift is easy but for the majority of us,  the season of frustration. What do you get a pilot or aviation enthusiast? How is it that in a digital age we have countless options...

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How To Handle A Radio Failure Mid-flight

How do you know your’e facing a radio failure mid-flight. You’ve taken to the skies and things are going well, until the radio seems too quiet for too long and you’re potentially facing a radio failure mid-flight. Among the many questions which begin running through...

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How Aircraft Ice Protection Works

Ice protection systems are designed to keep atmospheric ice from accumulating on aircraft surfaces, such as wings, propellers, rotor blades, engine intakes, and environmental control intakes. Beacause the combination of flying aircraft and icing conditions can be bad...

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15 Things Every Pilot Should Have On Their Bucket List

He hurriedly recorded his conversation in a black book with a sweaty pen. Oh, just do it. Now, go to those trash cans, stay there and direct 200-125 pdf the traffic until the entire street is CISSP certification clear. Did you hear Best IT Certification Training...

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How Does A Turbofan Engine Work?

He stood there for a long time. ExamGuidePdf: Latest IT Certification Training Material, The fastest way to pass your IT exam Tami Joan and John desperately retreated until they reached the other side of the door, holding two sweaty bodies tightly together. The...

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Meet the Guppy and the Largest Aircraft in the World

He stood there for a long time. Tami Joan and John 70-483 questions and answers pdf desperately retreated until they reached the other side 300-135 dump of the door, holding two sweaty bodies tightly together. The drivers hand bent into the Best IT Certification...

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What Are You Flying Over? This App Will Tell You

ExamGuidePdf: Latest IT Certification Training Material, The fastest way to pass your IT exam Further report. Criminal case found near railroad between 38th and 11th Street. Homicide. SY0-401 pdf Completed. SY0-401 pdf Criminal police, forensics, ambulance and...

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A day in the life of an aircraft mechanic

As one might imagine, the life of an aircraft mechanic is not a glamorous one. Earlier, I passed along a few memorable tales of my time as a mechanic for a larger regional airline. This time, I would like to elaborate on what a typical day is like for an airline...

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Super Connie plane: Rebirth of an Australian legend

The Lockheed Super Constellation is a beautiful aircraft -- a classic US model from the 1950s that's all smooth curves and powerful propellers leading out to an elegant triple tail fin. So it's little wonder that, even when one particular "Super Connie" was left to...

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Nine reasons why it’s cool to be a pilot

There are those who are content to sit on the ground and watch aircraft soar overhead. Many of us are excited to be passengers, modern-day jetsetters who travel the globe. But for some, the passion for flight is overwhelming, and the need to fly becomes a lifelong...

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The world’s highest-earning airline routes

AIRLINE tickets don’t come cheap but have you ever wondered exactly how much airlines make from your travels? According to new data from air travel intelligence company OGA, some airlines are making billion-dollar profits on specific routes. British Airways’ flight...

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Most luxurious private jet in the world 

Inside the world's luxurious private jet: $72MILLION aircraft with four living areas and an ensuite master bedroom can fly 19 passengers in total luxury If you thought a private jet was the ultimate accessory to aspire to, get ready to raise your aspirations even...

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THE BEST FREQUENT FLYER PROGRAMS

What are frequent flyer programs? Frequent flyer programs are the loyalty cards of the air travel industry. Your supermarket points card or your 10th-coffee-free stamp collection work in exactly the same way. You fly with the same airline, or an alternative airline in...

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ABOARD VICTOR, THE UBER OF PRIVATE JETS

Flying back to London from Nice we encounter some turbulence that sends champagne into the air. Instinctively, automatically by this point, everyone lifts their flutes accordingly, catching it and bringing it back to safety in what resembles a financially hazardous...

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From Stewardess to Flight Attendant

Although flight attendant nowadays are predominantly female, the world's first flight attendant was actually a German man, Heinrich Kubis, who is credited with assisting passengers on the DELAG Zeppelin LZ 10 Schwaben. (Kubis was also aboard the LZ 129 Hindenburg, and...

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HOW TO BECOME AN AIRCRAFT MECHANIC

Major aircraft manufacturers are predicting a need for thousands of aircraft mechanic s every year over the next several years as more and more airplanes are produced. So the career as an aircraft mechanic is still up-and-coming. There is the answer of how to become...

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Aviation Safety: Evolution of Airplane Interiors

Accidents involving the current generation of commercial airplanes are rare but offer important insights into advancements in the safety and crashworthiness of airplane design. These advancements reflect decades of innovation and targeted efforts to improve...

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Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS)

Guide to ACAS Description Airborne Collision Avoidance SystemAirborne Collision Avoidance System ACAS II is an aircraft system based on Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR) transponder signals. ACAS II interrogates the Mode C and Mode S transponders of nearby aircraft...

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Aircraft Bird Strikes: A Growing Hazard

Issue As Old As Aviation Itself Bird strikes are a growing hazard for aircraft operators and pilots. According to the FAA, there have been 142,000 wildlife strikes (97 percent of which were the result of birds) with aircraft in the United States between 1990 and 2013,...

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Jet fuel from sugarcane? It’s not a flight of fancy

The aviation industry produces 2 percent of global human-induced carbon dioxide emissions. This share may seem relatively small – for perspective, electricity generation and home heating account for more than 40 percent – but aviation is one of the...

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The Digital Passport — Concept

The elegant All-In-One Identity solution for every Citizen. One  Digital Card Replacement for Passport Booklet,National ID, Driver’s License, Voter ID card, Government National ID, Car Registrations, Bank Debit/Credit Card and every other Personal ID. Have you ever...

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7 Airline Innovation That Will Change the Way We Fly

Solar powered airplanes? Screens on your tray table? In-flight bowling alleys? The future of flying looks pretty wild. Here are a few ideas that may, or may not, take off. There was a day not too long ago when seatback TVs on planes looked space-aged, the concept of a...

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Airbus 2050 concept aircraft

Designed in response to user surveys about the future of air travel, the airbus 2050 concept craft houses replaces first, business, and economy classes with lifestyle ‘zones’, all housed in a panoramic transparent body designed for both more comfortable travel and...

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Boeing 727 Hotel Suite Jjets Out of The Jungle in Costa Rica

For $260 a night, you can stay in this Boeing 727 airplane-turned-hotel suite perched 50 feet high in Costa Rica — take a look inside Cruising over the costa rican jungle’s lush landscape, the ‘phoenix’ suite at the costa verde hotel offers guests a private stay...

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HOW MUCH FUEL ARE AIRCRAFT REQUIRED TO CARRY?

How much fuel are aircraft required to carry? The refueling process is a bit different at every airport. The types and frequency of aircraft served, proximity to fuel delivery systems, environmental considerations, and--most importantly--safety all determine the...

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3 Ways Connectivity Improves Your Flight

How many times have you boarded a plane, been all ready to pull away from the gate. And the pilot comes on the intercom to glumly alert everyone of a maintenance issue? When you think about in-flight Wi-Fi. It’s likely you’re wondering if you’re able to stream a movie...

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New technologies for safer flight​​​

EASY II, The Next Generation of Dassault's Advanced Flight Deck The latest generation of our award-winning EASy avionics suite represents a major upgrade. Based on improvements in technologies, as well as feedback from operators. It now includes new features and...

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Unusual Flight Attendant Requirements

The Good, The Bad & The Beautiful The flight attendant industry has undergone a raft of changes in its history, from a dizzying array of uniforms to an evolution of the exact specifications applicants must meet. While traditionally considered a role for women,...

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The world’s best aviation museum s

Aviation Museums Aviation museums showcase the monumental achievements of engineers and pilots through history. From the first aircraft and fighter jets to present-day satellites and Russian-made rockets, join us to explore the world's best aviation museums to explore...

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What does the future of aviation mean for you?

A quieter neighborhood is just one benefit of aviation innovation If you live near an airport, you’ve probably thought about the noise generated by the aircraft arriving and departing every day. This noise could affect your quality of life and possibly your property...

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Weird Things Found by Airport Security

The crews who work for airport security come in contact with thousands of people on a daily basis. Most of those people are carrying totally mundane things in their carry-ons. However, the security team occasionally crosses paths with people trying to smuggle...

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A New World of Airline Travel

The world of airline travel has changed dramatically over the years. From the first commercial flights in 1914 until now air travel has expanded on a massive scale creating larger jets. Extensive routes and changes from more luxurious during the glamorous heyday of...

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THREE TYPES OF AIRCRAFT ELEVATION

Height, Altitude and Flight Level You might have heard the word altitude many times when travelling, either from the captain’s announcements during a flight or you might have seen it on the in-flight entertainment screen. But is altitude the only aircraft elevation...

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Which Private Jet is right for you?

Types of Private Jets and their amenities Have you found yourself asking ‘what private jet should I choose?’ If so, we have the answers for you. From very light jets (VLJs) up to heavy jets and executive airliners, there are plenty of different jets to choose from....

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Flying train’s could be coming your way

It sounds like something Q, the tech guy in James bond movies, would create. A plane that lands on a runway shrug its wings off, turns into a train and rolls on to rails to drop you off at your local station. Akka "Link & Fly" flying train concept That's what a...

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Why Your Airplane Should Have a Flight Path Map

When you get in a car to take a long road trip, what is one of the first things you do? You likely turn on your navigational system to get the fastest, most direct route to your destination. So, when you decide to travel by plane – why would you think it would be any...

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Why Your Airplane Needs IFE

When was the last time you took a flight and could sit back, put your feet up, and watch the baseball game on the flat screen while remaining in touch with your office on the ground? You receive reports and pull them up on the projection screen in front of you and...

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The Good, Bad & Ugly of Airline Food

The Meal High Club Over the past decade of air travel, food waste from airlines has increased significantly as they work hard to improve their culinary offerings. Join us as we delve into the culinary world of commercial airline food and gourmet private jet charter...

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How does a black box work?

If you want to establish why a plane crashed, you need to retrieve the black box. This virtually indestructible orange device records all relevant flight data and conversations in the cockpit. For specialists at the German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident...

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The World’s 9 Best Business Class Seats

We’ve seen a significant amount of innovation when it comes to business class seats over the past several months. And I’d argue that we’ve just seen two of the three best business class seats introduced within the past year. However, it’s worth acknowledging that this...

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Whisper it – jet engines are getting quieter

Quiet aircraft This is a remarkable technical achievement – a 95% reduction in the sound power generated by aircraftjet engines since their introduction. ... The issue then is not whether aircraft are getting quieter, but whether they are doing so sufficiently quickly...

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Behold the Bell Concept Helicopter of the Future

The Future of Vertical Lift Bell Helicopter showed its hometown pride at the Heli-Expo, held this week in Dallas Convention Center. From the new helicopters on display to a slick tech demo that "serves as a roadmap for the future of rotary flight," the Fort...

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The Very Best Light Jets in the Sky Today

Very Light Jets A decade ago, very light jets (VLJs) were a buzzword in the aviation world as plane manufacturers saw the huge potential for small, efficient, and simple jets. A number of canceled and troubled endeavors have dampened that enthusiasm. Even so, there...

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TIMELINE INTO THE FUTURE OF AVIATION

From hybrid to hydrogen powered planes….100 years of greener flight In April 1979, the first manned aircraft to fly on solar power set off for a three minute journey, reaching 40ft (12m) and flying 0.5 miles (0.8 km). The aircraft’s pilot and creator, Larry Mauro,...

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The Price of 9 Airplane(s) Including the BBJ

How Much Do Airplanes Cost There are numerous types of aircraft in the world today, ranging from light sport airplane to double-decker passenger planes and from a few thousand dollars to billions of dollars. The price tag on an airplane depends on the type of...

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Boeing vs Airbus: And The Winner Is?

The Rivalry between Boeing and Airbus The competition between Boeing and Airbus has been characterised as a duopoly in the large jet airliner market since the 1990’s. This resulted from a series of mergers within the global aerospace industry, with Airbus beginning as...

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10 Ways Pilots Can Build Flight Time

So you've earned your certificates and ratings in record time — maybe in as little as 350 hours — and you have your sights set on an airline job. But many of these pilot jobs require at least 1,000 hours of flight time, and others require multi-engine and turbine...

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Pilots Share What It’s Like to Work in the Sky

From Thunderstorms to the Northern Lights: It’s hard to imagine that some people go to work alongside breathtaking sunrises, puffy clouds, and even The Northern Lights on a daily basis. But that’s what you admire at work if you’re a pilot. Also, it turns out that this...

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Weird and wonderful concept planes that history forgot

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? To gaze up at the sky and see an airplane is to witness an engineer’s masterpiece in action. But while we can often tell a Boeing planes from an Airbus planes. Many of would be at a loss for words if we encountered some of the...

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How Things Work: Flying Upside Down

Gravity and other forces conspire against conventional flight, but they are positively Machiavellian about inverted flight. Pity the first pilot who rolled inverted and sailed blithely along. Only to hear the engine cough and die of fuel starvation. When the gas...

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Self-flying planes and the future of air travel

The Future Of Travel May Arrive Sooner Than You Think Self-flying aircraft could be taking off sooner than you think, with artificial intelligence and other innovative technologies set to make human pilots a thing of the past within years. But not everyone is onboard...

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The secret codes airlines don’t want you to know!

You might want to sit back, relax and zone out on your next flight. But if you’re eager to know if the pilot is expecting delays, if your plane has been hijacked or even if a member of cabin crew is being rude. Listen for these key phrases. Pilotspeak is used by all...

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10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Ask for on a Plane

Though you probably know a few hacks for upgrading to a better seat before you hop a plane, not everyone is of everything you can ask for while in the air. Every plane has different amenities and what you’re offered on a 7-hour flight across the Atlantic might not be...

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The Problem With Flight Training

A catchall phrase, pilot error, is assigned either as a broad cause or a factor in upwards of 90 percent of general aviation accidents. But pilot error comes in two distinctly different flavors: tactical errors, which can be attributed directly to a pilot’s chosen...

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Saving The Cessna Caravan

There’s virtually no substitute for Cessna’s Model 208 Caravan as an economical, high-volume utility airplane. That’s why it was a shock to the industry when the FAA considered revoking the Caravan’s "known ice" certification. After becoming indispensable as a...

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10 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Flight Attendants

Flying can be a nightmare for passengers. But imagine what a nightmare it can be for the flight attendants. While you’re sitting there in the cramped comfort of your airplane seat. There’s a team of flight attendants hard at work keeping everyone safe, cleaning up...

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20 Things You Never Knew About Flying Commercial!

It doesn’t matter if being up in the air feels like a second home to you and you’re practically an honorary pilot at this point for how much you jet set - there’s a lot you probably never knew about commercial flight s. 1---> You’re probably flying with dead bodies...

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Austrian Airlines To Launch A Premium Economy Cabin!

A Premium Economy Cabin Launched by Austrian Airlines The first Austrian aircraft to be retrofitted is a Boeing 767-300ER, with the process beginning today. Over time, all 11 long haul jets in Austrian’s fleet (6 767-300ERs and 5 777-200ERs) will be retrofitted with...

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Boeing Confirms The Inevitable!

Boeing Confirms The Inevitable End Of An Era. We've all seen them, you've probably even flown in one of them, it's the world’s most iconic jet: the Boeing 747. Just about anybody can recognize this aircraft as it flies overhead, carrying passengers and cargo. For...

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10 things air hostesses hate about passengers

They might be at their politest best in spite of your arrogance and that’s only because it is their job. While we don’t give it much thought, they are the lifeline of the aviation industry. Yes, we are talking about air hostesses on board. Can you imagine a...

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New a380 cabin squeezes 11 seats into each row in economy

 Don't get stuck in the middle, middle seat! airbus reveals a new a380 cabin layout. That would squeeze eleven passengers into every row in the economy to boost profits. if an airline adopts the seating plan, the economy class would be realigned to add a middle seat...

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Why is fuel stored in the wings of aircraft?!

Aviation fuel is an important aspect, as it accounts to the aircraft's performance during lift or take-off and also contributes to the additional weight of the aircraft that changes throughout the flight course of an aircraft. For these reasons, it is essential to pay...

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How does the control joystick in Airbus aircraft work?

What an easy intuitive and great way to fly that robust joystick is, called sidestick on the Airbus 320/330/340/350 and 380 models and submodels. The best thing is that it’s not in the way to install a stowable table in front of the pilots, which makes eating and...

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This is why most aircraft are painted white

Why are airplanes commonly painted white? It doesn’t just have scientific advantages, but it also costs quite a bit less. As they say, white goes with everything, right? Commercial planes are generally white because of these reasons: white color provides a thermal...

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Aileron Definition, Meaning & Explanation

An aileron (French for 'little wing') is a hinged flight control surface usually forming part of the trailing edge of each wing of a fixed-wing aircraft. Also refers to the extremities of a bird's wings used to control their flight. Ailerons are used in pairs to...

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Air Cargo

Air cargo is any property carried or to be carried in an aircraft. Air cargo comprises air freight, air express and air mail. Aircraft types Different cargo can be transported by passenger, cargo or combi aircraft: Passenger aircraft use the spare volume in the...

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What is Aerodynamics

Aerodynamics Definition Aerodynamics the study of the motion of air, particularly its interaction with a solid object, such as an airplane wing. Aerodynamics is a sub-field of fluid dynamics and gas dynamics, and many aspects of aerodynamics theory are common to these...

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Aviation Fuel Overview

Aviation fuel is a specialized type of petroleum-based fuel used to power aircraft. It is generally of a higher quality than fuels used in less critical applications. Such as heating or road transport, and often contains additives to reduce the risk of icing or...

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Why Airplanes Are Safe

Your airplane ride may be the safest part of your day. Frequent fliers, you may have heard the legend of the pilot who bid passengers farewell after landing with these words: “The safest part of your trip is now over.” That isn’t just one pilot’s boast, it’s a truth...

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Vertical stabilizer

The vertical stabilizer, or fins, of aircraft, missiles or bombs are typically found on the aft end of the fuselage or body, and are intended to reduce aerodynamic side slip and provide direction stability. It is analogous to a skeg on boats and ships. On aircraft,...

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Heroic Chinese pilot who saved 439 lives in near-miss

Heroic Chinese pilot who saved 439 lives in near-miss drama by steering his plane out of danger is awarded £360k... as video shows just how close the incident was China Eastern Airlines rewarded a heroic captain with £360,000 today He saved hundreds of lives from a...

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25 INTERESTING AND FUN AVIATION FACTS YOU NEVER KNEW

Look up the hashtag #avgeek on Twitter or Instagram and you'll see that there's a world filled with airline and aviation enthusiasts. Call it a hobby, an obsession or anything in between, but this is one interest group whose reach has swelled beyond the borders for a...

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This Is What A 900 Knot Closure Rate Looks Like

Aircraft flying in RVSM airspace have 1,000 feet of vertical separation, which can look really close. Especially when your closure rate to another aircraft is over 900 knots. Here's what it looks like from the flight deck. Quoted

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Boeing Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Friday marks the 100th anniversary of the date when one of the most influential aircraft manufacturers in the history of the world — The Boeing Company — was born. Since July 15, 1916, the Seattle-based aircraft giant has had its ups and downs. But managed to weather...

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Piper Delivers First M600

Piper Aircraft delivered the first M600 single-engine turboprop yesterday, handing over the keys to the airplane to its new owners a day after Flying had a chance to put the model through its paces. Which was closely followed by the FAA’s final validation flight...

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Solar Impulse: Zero fuel plane lands in Cairo

The Sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse (Zero fuel plane) has finished its penultimate flight, landing in Egypt's capital, Cairo. It took off from the Spanish city of Seville at 04:20 GMT on Monday, taking just over 48 hours to make the trip. The zero fuel plane is now...

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Three things no pilot wants to hear

Pilots have many popular sayings we share among ourselves and with others. They result from a desire to impress non-pilots with our “daredevil” spirit and how we “conquer” the mystique of flying, sprinkled with a certain fatalism. I’m thinking of things like, “The...

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Landing In Aspen With A 16 Knot Tailwind

This should have been an easy flight. As scenic trip through the mountains on a gorgeous day. And then this: So how did we get here? Aspen's a short flight from our home base of Denver Centennial. Driving takes 4 or 5 hours, depending on traffic. Flying only takes 45...

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11 Things That Frustrate Pilots

1) A marshall directing you to park 300 yards away from the FBO door. (Find out why they did that here.) Boldmethod 2) When you ask how much a passenger weighs for weight and balance and they give you a number from 20 years ago in college. Jason Pineau 3) When pilots...

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The One Seat You Need To Avoid on a Plane

Everyone agrees that legroom is a huge deal. But it’s not the only way that airplane seats come up short. Others are constantly bombarded with the scent of the airplane lavatory. Point is, there are many ways your seat can disappoint. Fortunately, you can steer clear...

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6 Things You Need To Remember During Soft Field Landings

So you think you're ready to land on grass? Landing on a soft-surfaced runway can be a ton of fun, but requires a few different steps compared to a conventional hard-surfaced landing. Here are a few tips to remember during soft field landings 1) The difference between...

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Boeing 777 300 Aircraft Demolition

See hyperlapsed video of a Boeing 777-300 teardown by Aircraft Demolition, including dismantling of the center-section, wing and cockpit removal. All video by Aircraft Demolition Edited by Jen Deglmann Song: Go On Then by  Jim Rooster

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Tips for grounding an aircraft while refueling

Lately, I have received a number of questions concerning grounding or bonding an aircraft during the refueling process. The reason for using a bonding strap during refueling is that when an electrically, non-conductive fluid-like Jet A or 100LL is transferred, these...

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Tomorrow’s Wings

The airfoils and flight control surfaces of the future might be very different than what we’re used to. Think engines, lots of them, and bird wings. If you’ve been around aviation for any length of time, you know a few stories about so-called revolutionary aircraft...

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AN AVIATION CELEBRATES COMPANY’S 25 TH ANNIVERSARY

“AN AVIATION SERVICES CO” CELEBRATES COMPANY’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY AND ROLE IN SHAPING THE AVIATION REVOLUTION “AN Aviation Services Co” INNOVATIONS AND LEADERSHIP CONTINUE TO TRANSFORM GROUND HANDLING. “AN AVIATION SERVICES CO” EMPLOYEES CELEBRATE MILESTONE THROUGH...

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Here’s the simple reason planes have winglets

Ever look out the window of a plane or watch as it pulls up to the gate? Have you ever wondered why some planes have pointy bits at the ends of the wings? What you see are "winglets," and they have essentially become standard equipment on all new airliners. Why are...

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13 Things you didn’t know about the Boeing 747

Introduced in the 1970s with Pan Am, nothing has ever screamed “American prosperity” quite like a double-decker plane, the Boeing 747. Large enough to destroy even the most claustrophobic passenger’s fears, these airborne islands—with penthouse apartments for business...

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You May Check In To Your Next Flight On Facebook

Facebook’s popular chat app Messenger has signed on its first airline, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, as the social network aims to turn the app into a one-stop shop for commerce, transportation, customer service, and more. KLM flyers will be able to automatically receive...

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12 Things You Need to Stop Doing on a Plane

With over four.3 billion people flying every year, it’s inevitable to run into issues with fellow passengers that may flip your few hours of flying into a living nightmare. However, we’ve to stay in mind that we are all packed into a confined house that we can’t...

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13 Things You Never Knew About the Boeing 737

The Boeing 737 is a short- to medium-range twinjet narrow-body airliner developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes in the United States. Originally developed as a shorter, lower-cost twin-engine airliner derived from the 707 and 727, the 737 has...

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9 Flying Experiences Every Pilot Should Have

There are some experiences that no pilot should miss out on. Here are a few things to check off on your pilot bucket list. (Remember to ALWAYS fly with an instructor if you are not properly licensed, rated, trained, or comfortable with a flight activity!) 1) Aerobatic...

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The 4 Steps Of Spin Recovery, Explained

Have you ever practiced a spin? If you have (and even if you haven't), you've probably heard the recovery acronym "PARE". But do you know what each step is for? First Off, What Exactly Is A Spin? Before we jump into the spin recovery steps, let's take a quick look at...

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The 11 Ugliest Aircraft Ever Built

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but these aircraft leave a little to be desired... 11) Airbus Beluga The Beluga was developed to transport Airbus parts to the final assembly plant in Toulouse, France. And while it's very good at doing its job, it isn't...

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Malaysia Airlines Retiring Their Cursed 777s

The Boeing 777 has been one of the most reliable aircraft of the past couple of decades, and has really shaped many airlines’ route networks. Routes which weren’t previously feasible on the 747 (either due to demand or distance) became feasible with the 777. While the...

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Boeing developed Lightest metal ever ..!

A metal microlattice developed by Boeing and HRL Laboratories has just been awarded the Guinness World Record for lightest metal. Made from nickel phosphorus, the microlattice emulates human cell structure, reaching a density and surface area similar to lung tissue....

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The World’s Smallest Personal Helicopter ..!

The company Hirobo is specialized in electric unmanned helicopters, they decided to use their expertise to present, the first one-person electric helicopter, the Hirobo BIT.  Unveiled on 2012 at a local Airshow, but looking for a papularity . the Hirobo BIT has two...

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Could this pilot selfie be real?

For avgeeks it’s simple to understand but many people asked me about this and other pics so let me explain to non geeks out there! Let me show you the source. This is the Real Picture Then, He cropped that selfie & airplane and pasted it on picture of clouds. (Yes...

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Engine Failure On Takeoff: Do You Stop Or Go??

How do you handle an engine failure during takeoff in a 737 – or any other large multi-engine jet? The answer usually comes down to a V-speed we don’t use in light aircraft –V1. V1 – It’s Time To Make A Decision V1 is often called the “takeoff decision speed”, or the...

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HOW LUFTHANSA CARES FOR PASSENGERS MEDICAL NEEDS

Let's face it, nobody wants to need medical care while on board a plane. And yet, with a huge number of people traveling by air every day, it’s inevitable that it will happen with some regularity. In fact, if you travel by air regularly, you have probably heard the...

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World’s 15 most scenic airport runways..!

The airport is unique, being the only one in the world where scheduled flights use a beach as the runway. The runway is underwater once each day. The airport is operated by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited, which owns most of the regional airports in mainland...

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Why Do Airplane Windows Have A Tiny Hole In Them?

Looking out the window of a airplane – with many hours to burn and a god-like perspective of the world – can get you pondering some of life’s big questions: Are we alone in the universe? How did it all begin? Is there purpose to our existence? Wait, what are those...

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Pilot Comedy in a Simulator 🙂

An interview with diffrent pilots about there tranning in a level D simulator and what it takes to be a commerical pilot with a lit bit of comdey. httpss://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE1rE2vxUyM

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EPS diesel engine logs 100+ hours

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. — Engineered Propulsion Systems (EPS) reports it is making steady progress in its push toward FAA certification. The company, which completed ground and flight tests on two concept engines last spring, has incorporated a number of refinements in the...

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FAA updates DC-area unmanned aircraft procedures

The FAA  has updated its conditions for flying unmanned aircraft in the area between 15 and 30 miles from Washington, D.C. To clarify differences for various types of unmanned aircraft, also known as remotely piloted aircraft (RPA). The operating procedures will allow...

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Crew Fistfight Diverts Flight: Report

A Delta Air Lines flight from LAX to MSP last week diverted to Salt Lake City. After what is reported to have been a crew fistfight -- involving at least two flight attendants. The Aviation Herald is reporting the captain of Flight 2598 headed the Boeing 757 for Salt...

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Passenger Jet Lands With Hole In Fuselage

A hole in fuselage in the side of an Airbus A321 jet operated by Daallo Airlines, shortly after it departed from the Mogadishu airport in Somalia this morning, headed for Djibouti. Early reports said there was a loud noise, just minutes after takeoff, and at least two...

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How much does it cost to buy an Airbus Aircraft ..?!

Price adjustment for Airbus’ modern, fuel-efficient aircraft Family . Airbus has increased the average list prices of its aircraft by 1.1 per cent across the product line. The new pricing is effective from January 1st 2016. The 1.1 per cent price increase has been...

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The Boeing 737 MAX Makes First Flight

Boeing has successfully conducted the maiden flight of its 737 MAX in Seattle, taking the program a step closer to its Entry Into Service (EIS). The fourth generation of this family aircraft comes to compete directly against the Airbus A320neo family aircraft. In an...

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25 INTERESTING AND FUN AVIATION FACTS YOU NEVER KNEW

25 INTERESTING AND FUN AVIATION FACTS YOU NEVER KNEW Look up the hash tag #avgeek on Twitter or Instragram and you’ll see that there’s a world filled with airline and fun aviation facts. Call it a hobby, an obsession or anything in between, but this is one interest...

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Plane passengers allowed to buy seat for spirit dolls

It's time to board the plane., don't forget your spirit dolls You cross your fingers, hoping you're not going to be seated next to a child. No such luck. But this is no ordinary kid. She doesn't cry, move or kick seats. That's because she's actually a Luk Thep -- or...

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Did you forget where you left your Boeing 747 -200F?

Someone abandoned not one, not two, but three of the massive Boeing 747 cargo jets at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Malaysia. Airport officials, eager to clear the massive clutter, took out ads in Malaysia's The Star and Sin Chew Daily newspapers....

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Concorde may fly again. Seriously

The aviation world is abuzz with reports that a group of Concorde fans may have raised enough money to get the historic supersonic jet back in the skies once again. According to the Telegraph newspaper, "Club Concorde" has raised £120 million ($186 million) for its...

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What are the world’s worst airports for 2015?

(CNN)Traveling through Nigeria's Port Harcourt International Airport any time soon? Sorry for your luck. The African terminal received the unfortunate distinction of being named "world's worst airport" in 2015 by travel website The Guide to Sleeping in Airports. This...

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European company is hiring cabin crew and pilots in 2016?

BRITISH AIRWAYS REACHES FOR THE SKIES WITH RECORD CREW NUMBERS British Airways has announced plans to recruit a record number of flying crew in 2016. The airline wants to hire more than 350 pilots and 1,600 cabin crew. This will be the largest intake in a single year...

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ISAQ AVIATION UK TO LAUNCH EGYPTIAN BRANCH TO TRAIN PILOTS

ISAQ Aviation UK intends to open a branch in Egypt for flight training, according to ISAQ Aviation Egypt Chairperson Ali Baiyoumi. The branch aims to train approximately 200 people annually through seven aviation companies in Europe and Asia contracting with ISAQ UK....

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Airlines Often Waste Millions on Each Aircraft Redelivery

Airlines could collectively be spending an extra $2 billion on lease return costs by failing to scrutinize aircraft redelivery conditions and processes. According to a new International Bureau of Aviation (IBA) white paper on redelivery expenditures.IBA analyzed...

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