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World's longest commercial non-stop flights - both from Singapore to the U.S.

World's longest commercial non-stop flights - both from Singapore to the U.S. | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The world's longest commercial flight - from Singapore to Newark, New Jersey - is being cancelled, it emerged today.
Singapore Airlines has announced it will end its non-stop flight, which covered a distance of about 9,500 miles (15,300km).
A slightly shorter route between Singapore and Los Angeles, holds the record for the longest by duration, will also end. The two routes were flown on gas-guzzling Airbus A340-500s.

Furthest by distance is 9,500-mile route from Singapore to New Jersey. Longest journey by duration, which travels to LA, takes 18hrs 30mins. Singapore Airlines flew routes using gas-guzzling Airbus A340-500s. Company could only make profit by configuring planes with 98 business class seats at $8,000 each

 

 

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How Airline Workers Learn to Deal With You

How Airline Workers Learn to Deal With You | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
A class in “verbal judo” offers a window on how flight crews are taught to defuse situations with naughty, uncooperative or tipsy passengers.
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Up to 8,000 new jobs and improved salaries in aviation industry

Up to 8,000 new jobs and improved salaries in aviation industry | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Minister for Education (Schools) and Second Minister for Transport Ng Chee Meng said that up to 8,000 new jobs will be created or redesigned to enhance productivity by about 40 percent over the next eight years. Speaking at the 2017 Aviation Community Reception hosted by Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) on 20 April, Minister Ng assured industry workers that new roles would be created and salaries would be improved.

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Aviation analyst isn’t buying the dream of ‘disruptive’ new flying machines

Aviation analyst isn’t buying the dream of ‘disruptive’ new flying machines | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Veteran industry analyst Richard Aboulafia doesn’t believe that a bunch of aviation startups will revolutionize the industry, Silicon Valley-style, with personal octocopters or electric intra-urban miniplanes.
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How airlines can find an innovation mindset

How airlines can find an innovation mindset | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

We live in an age of technological acceleration where new ideas, new channels and disruptive technologies appear to be coming at us exponentially faster. The two most commonly cited answers to the challenge of dealing with the resulting shortened product and technological life cycles is to “disrupt yourself” or to “innovate more”. Both are two sides of the same coin called “innovation”.

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Home Away From Home: Trends in Airplane Cabin Design | APEX Media

Home Away From Home: Trends in Airplane Cabin Design | APEX Media | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

When passengers climb aboard, airlines hope the textile choices remind them of home.
Think of the airplane cabin as a home away from home. That’s the effect airlines are trying to create with fabric and other furnishings, according to design experts.

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Printed titanium parts expected to save millions in Boeing Dreamliner costs

Printed titanium parts expected to save millions in Boeing Dreamliner costs | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Boeing Co hired Norsk Titanium AS to print the first structural titanium parts for its 787 Dreamliner, a shift that the Norwegian 3-D printing company said would eventually shave $2 million to $3 million off the cost of each plane.
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AMC, industry partner to enhance virtual training

AMC, industry partner to enhance virtual training | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Canadian Aviation Electronics USA, the primary contractor for the KC-135 Stratotanker aircrew training system, recently received authorization to operate on the Air Force’s Distributed Training Center Network.
KC-135 Stratotanker simulators will now be connected to other Air Force mobility platforms allowing for live, virtual-constructive training between different bases.

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Airport Security: How Eye Scans Could Be the Future

Airport Security: How Eye Scans Could Be the Future | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
The airport of the future sounds like a godsend. Instead of a series of stress-inducing lines, ­travelers will glide from bag drop to security to the gate without even a boarding pass. Meanwhile, airports will have new opportunities to redesign terminal shops, restaurants, and lounges.
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The British airliner that changed the world

The British airliner that changed the world | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
On 7 April 1954, Peter Duffey co-piloted the sleek, four-engined de Havilland Comet G-ALYY into Heathrow Airport. It was the last leg of the new scheduled British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) jet passenger flight between London and Johannesburg.
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The kitchen where 58 million plane meals are cooked every year

The kitchen where 58 million plane meals are cooked every year | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

It began with breakfast service on a flight out of Sydney and today it's become known as "Croissant-gate".
Joost Heymeijer, responsible for everything that goes on board Emirates flights from the headsets to the blankets and menus, wanted to know why a pastry that should be buttery, flaky and full-of-air, was "crushed and inedible" when served.

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The ridiculous story of airline food and why so much ends up in landfill

The ridiculous story of airline food and why so much ends up in landfill | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

You probably know about the waste problem in our oceans. But how about the one in our skies? Airline passengers generated 5.2m tonnes of waste in 2016, most of which went to landfill or incineration, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates. That’s the weight of about 2.6m cars. And it’s a figure set to double over the next 15 years.

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Airbus and Boeing debuted new jets on the same day

Airbus and Boeing debuted new jets on the same day | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The Boeing 787-10 took off for the first time from the company's North Charleston, South Carolina, facility just after 9:30 a.m. for a four-hour test flight.
Earlier in the day, the Airbus A319neo also made its maiden test flight from the company's factory in Hamburg, Germany, to its headquarters in Toulouse, France.

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Zhengzhou Aerotropolis - Airport Economic Zone

Image result for aerotropolis definition An aerotropolis is a metropolitan subregion where the layout, infrastructure, and economy are centered on an airport which serves as a multimodal "airport city" commercial core.
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India becomes fourth largest aviation market in the world

India becomes fourth largest aviation market in the world | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its first 20-year passenger growth forecast, projecting that passenger numbers are expected to reach 7.3 billion by 2034. IATA also unveiled the air traffic ranking, where India has gained the fourth position.
According to International Air Transport Association (IATA), India has moved up two places to become the fourth largest aviation market in terms of passenger number. India saw the fourth highest number of passengers taking off in 2016, up two places from the previous year overtaking the UK and Brazil. The top three markets – the US, China and Japan – remain unchanged.
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Modernize air traffic, ditch clunky control, make skies safer: John Mica

Modernize air traffic, ditch clunky control, make skies safer: John Mica | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

With a cost of more than $16 billion and more than 15,000 air-traffic controllers, the Federal Aviation Administration and our air traffic-control operations cost a great deal, but play a vital role in keeping our nation’s airspace safe and orderly for civil aviation.

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Three charts that show why airlines overbook flights

Three charts that show why airlines overbook flights | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Airlines engage in overbooking to make up for customers who do not show up, trying to ensure that their flights are as close to full capacity as possible.

Overbooking flights is fairly standard in the airline industry and completely legal. Airlines often engage in this practice to make up for customers who do not show up for their scheduled flight, trying to ensure that their flights are as close to full capacity as possible.

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14 Genius Tips for Keeping Kids Happy on Long Flights, From a Cabin Crew

14 Genius Tips for Keeping Kids Happy on Long Flights, From a Cabin Crew | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
It's hard enough keeping yourself entertained and comfortable on a long-haul flight (though it definitely helps to fly in a premium cabin with a full-service bar and shower spa). And for travelers with small children, the task can feel nearly impossible.
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Grâce à l’impression 3D, Boeing va économiser 3 millions de dollars par avion

Grâce à l’impression 3D, Boeing va économiser 3 millions de dollars par avion | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Pour la première fois, des parties structurelles en titane construites en impression 3D ont été validées par l’administration américaine. La promesse de l'imprimante 3D d'être une solution industrielle devient de plus en plus une réalité. Déjà présente dans plusieurs domaines, notamment dans les prototypes et de plus en plus dans l'automobile, cette méthode commence à toucher l'aéronautique. 

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A tribute to TWA, a dead airline, features flight attendant uniforms, planes and a voodoo doll

A tribute to TWA, a dead airline, features flight attendant uniforms, planes and a voodoo doll | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

When Art Lujin tells people what he did for the last 25 years and eight months of his professional life, he braces for the question. It’s nearly automatic.
"Oh, yeah,” they say, blanking for a moment. “Whatever happened to them?”
“Them” is TWA. The answer is here, on a few thousand acres in southern Kansas City, where in 1930, two passenger and mail carriers merged to form the first airline promising travel across the continental United States.

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Aviation group has program to entice youth into the air

Aviation group has program to entice youth into the air | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
A bend in a strip of sheet metal and a click of a riveting tool could be a spark for a lifelong passion for aviation with thousands of rivets to follow. So the Experimental Aircraft Association hopes as it has its Mobile Marketing Unit at the Sun ’n Fun Fly-In for the first time this year.
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Zunum Aero, an Electric Airplane Startup Backed by Boeing and JetBlue Ventures, Unstealths

Zunum Aero, an Electric Airplane Startup Backed by Boeing and JetBlue Ventures, Unstealths | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Elon Musk often says he thinks all transportation will go electric, with the exception of rocket ships. Will it one day be commonplace to take electric airline flights? A startup called Zunum Aero hopes so. On Wednesday the company -- founded in 2013 and based in Kirkland, Washington -- is talking about its plans for the first time. The company has a goal to build an electric hybrid aircraft in the early 2020s, and its first prototype within the next two years.

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7 really unusual airlines and in-flight services around the world

7 really unusual airlines and in-flight services around the world | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Taking a flight these days might have been quite common means to reach your destination in a short time, owing to our busy and fast lives. But there are loads of services that are associated with this means of travelling, and few can be quite exotic and opulent. It’s a well-known fact that flights from the middle-east like Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airlines provide the best of luxuries on their planes, from fine dining facilities to air-showers.
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Aviation, autopilot, and the science of human-centered design

Aviation, autopilot, and the science of human-centered design | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The art of aviation is less about sky-high stunts than it is about trust and instinct in the plane itself.
They used to say, 'you know, real men aren't afraid to let a car shift for you,'" said Captain Dave Powell, the Dean of the College of Aviation at Western Michigan University. "Well a real aviator doesn't mind having the help of a computer to help them be better. That's really what we teach here, how to manage the automation."

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‘Grassoline’ to power future aircraft developed

‘Grassoline’ to power future aircraft developed | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

In the quest of more sustainable energy sources, scientists have developed ‘grassoline’ – a biofuel derived from grass that could one day power aircraft. Researchers investigated methods that can disintegrate and treat grass until it can be used as a fuel. “Until now, grass has mainly served as feed for animals. But apart from that, grass can also be used as biofuel. Due to its vast abundance, grass is the perfect source of energy,” said Way Cern Khor from Ghent University in Belgium.

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Airbus Drops Electric Light Aircraft For Larger E-Fan X

Airbus Drops Electric Light Aircraft For Larger E-Fan X | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Citing the rapid progress in electric propulsion, Airbus is now working on a larger and more powerful aircraft, dubbed E-Fan X, that could fly within three years.
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