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An airline pilot reveals a major reason why flights today are less comfortable and frequently delayed

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It's weird, when you think about it. More people are flying than ever before, but they're doing so in smaller and smaller planes. The average commercial jet holds about a third fewer passengers than it did thirty years ago. (www.businessinsider.com) Plus d'info...

The Boeing 777X And Its Unmatched Foldable Wings

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An unusual scene may become commonplace at airports in a few years if Boeing succeeds in making a new system safe for commercial operation. (airlinerwatch.com) Plus d'info...

Sichuan Airlines Signs for 10 Airbus A350-900s

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China’s Sichuan Airlines has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 10 Airbus A350-900s. The deal, still subject to government approval and valued at 200 billion yuan ($31.56 billion), amounts to the largest aircraft signing ever by the Chengdu-based airline. (www.ainonline.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus Delivers Its First A350-1000 to Launch Customer Qatar Airways

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Airbus has delivered the world’s first A350-1000 widebody airliner to launch customer Qatar Airways at a delivery event in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is the first of 37 A350-1000s ordered by the carrier and is the first ever Airbus aircraft fitted with the revolutionary new Qsuite seats, offering the first ever double bed in Business class. Qatar Airways is the world’s largest A350 XWB family customer with 76 aircraft on order and the largest A350-1000 customer. (www.airbus.com) Plus d'info...

Boeing Partners With Oerlikon to Speed Up Adoption of 3D Printing

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Boeing is co-operating with Swiss engineering group Oerlikon to jointly develop additive manufacturing processes in a bid to accelerate the technology's wider employment. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

Boeing Aims to Keep Increasing Its Record Pace of Commercial Aircraft Production

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Boeing will produce over 900 planes per year at the end of the decade, Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg told CNBC. Boeing completes the production of its planes at a record pace and aims to maintain climbing. Last year Boeing delivered a record level of commercial aircraft. When you divide the 763 aircraft to the whole year, it makes one new plane every 11,5 hours, and Muilenburg says the company's production speed is going to continue rising. (airlinerwatch.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus Readies A350-1000 For Delivery, Dismisses Boeing 777-9

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Airbus will deliver its first A350-1000 to launch customer Qatar Airways within hours, making the end to a nearly two-month wait for the ceremonial handover (leehamnews.com) Plus d'info...

Lufthansa and Munich Airport Introduce Humanoid Robot

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Lufthansa and Munich Airport have started testing of a humanoid robot in Terminal 2 of the airport. The robot, given the name “Josie Pepper,” is there to provide information and answer questions for passengers in Terminal 2. Passengers can ask for directions to their gate or certain shops or restaurants, and Josie Pepper will give them a prompt response. The robot itself is 120 cm (3.9ft.) tall and speaks English. (airlinegeeks.com) Plus d'info...

Ukraine International Airlines Expands Its Long-Haul Fleet With A Boeing 777-200ER

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On Feb 16, 2018, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) expanded its long-haul fleet with a Boeing 777-200ER. The press service of the Kiev-based airline operator reported that the plane is enrolled in Ukraine as UR-GOA. UIA will configure the new 777-200ER with 361 seats in three classes, Business, Premium, and Economy. (airlinerwatch.com) Plus d'info...

Emirates to Operate First Ever Airbus A380 to Beirut

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Today, Emirates announced that it will operate a special one-off Airbus A380 service to Beirut on March 29, becoming the carrier’s first-ever scheduled A380 service to the Lebanese capital. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

FAA Tapes From That Oregon UFO Incident That Sent F-15s Scrambling

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Last November, The War Zone posted an exclusive story detailing a bizarre incident involving an unidentified aircraft that transited the skies of the Pacific Northwest in the early evening of October 25th, 2017. What started as a radar target moving at very high speed over Northern California turned into a series of eyewitness accounts made by nearby airline pilots traveling northward over Oregon. Even F-15 fighters were launched to intercept the mysterious intruder that quickly became invisible… (www.thedrive.com) Plus d'info...

The A350-1000 spreads its wings on a globe-trotting demonstration tour

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Twelve stopovers in three weeks provides high visibility for the latest A350 XWB jetliner version (www.airbus.com) Plus d'info...

Qatar Airways to Put First Airbus A350-1000 On London-Heathrow Route

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Qatar Airways is set to operate its first Airbus A350-1000 service to London Heathrow as it prepares to receive the aircraft at a ceremony in Toulouse. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

Air Europa Receives Its First Boeing 787-9

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The Spanish airline operator Air Europa welcomed the first of its sixteen Boeing 787-9 ordered, crossing a new stage in the modernization of its fleet. On February 17, The 787-9 registered EC-MSZ landed at Madrid-Barajas airport at 6:14 am local time following a ferry flight from the Boeing plant in North Charleston, South Carolina. (airlinerwatch.com) Plus d'info...

Iranian airline covertly bought parts from U.S. suppliers

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The U.S. has suspended the export privileges of a Turkish national and three related companies it says obtained American-made aircraft parts for Iranian airlines, violating U.S. sanctions. (www.cbsnews.com) Plus d'info...

VIDEO: Happy 36th Birthday to the Boeing 757!

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Happy Birthday to the Boeing 757 which is 36 years old today! This video is the first flight of the first Boeing 757 ever built! (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

Air Malta announces new routes from Southend

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Air Malta (Luqa) has announced it wii introduce four new routes, including from Malta to Southend, Malta to Cagliari and flights between Southend, Catania and Cagliari. (worldairlinenews.com) Plus d'info...

Red Notice to Airlines on the Pacific as Volcano erupts

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Darwin - Roaring Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra started to spew columns of ash over 16,400 feet into the atmosphere and on its slopes on Monday, February 19. (airlinerwatch.com) Plus d'info...

Spirit of '67: How Boeing's 'Baby' Jetliner Fuselage Made Its Journey West

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The company’s bold plan was to transport the finished fuselage units in two sections 2,000 miles across six states to Renton by rail. (aviationweek.com) Plus d'info...

airBaltic boosts its international brand as it becomes the CSeries posterchild

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One of Europe’s smaller flag carriers has gained international brand recognition over the past year as it has showcased the new Bombardier CSeries aircraft at three major air shows over the last seven months (blueswandaily.com) Plus d'info...

Chinese Comac C919 Delayed Again?

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News from Singapore suggests that the C919 might be delayed again. Tracking, using Flightradar24, of the flight test aircraft show that B-001A last had activity on December 19 and there is nothing on B-001C. (www.fliegerfaust.com) Plus d'info...

Qatar Airways interested in supersonic potential: Al Baker

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atar Airways has expressed strong interest in the potential of supersonic flight, and would even be prepared to act as a launch customer. Start-up supersonic aircraft developer Boom Aerospace has been working on a programme for a small airliner, around 45 seats, capable of speeds of M2.2. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

Fifty-five days left to find MH370, but is there a twist?

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On January 11 the Ocean Infinity marine survey firm signed a deal with Malaysia to resume the search for missing jetliner MH370. For whatever reason the “contract” is for 90 days, on a “no find, no fee” basis. (www.nationmultimedia.com) Plus d'info...

Copa Airlines Launches Service to Barbados

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Copa Airlines this week opened reservation for its planned Panama City – Bridgetown route, announced by the airline earlier this month. Service to Barbados is subject to Government Approval, which sees the airline operating 2 weekly flights with Embraer E190 aircraft, effective 17JUL18. (www.routesonline.com) Plus d'info...

Breaking News: The wreck of Iran Aseman's ATR 72 was found

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Tehran - The wreckage of Aseman Airlines' ATR 72, which crashed on February 18 with about 60 people on board, was located today (February 20) in a mountainous area in southwestern Iran. (airlinerwatch.com) Plus d'info...

Beth Evans, 24, was kicked off an Emirates flight because she had period pains

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A WOMAN and her boyfriend have blasted airline Emirates for booting them off a plane because she had period pains. Beth Evans, 24, and Joshua Moran, 26, were ordered to leave a £400 flight to Dubai just minutes before take-off. (www.aviationfigure.net) Plus d'info...

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