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Another Humilation for Boeing

Another Humilation for Boeing | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The humiliation of ongoing delays in the delivery of the Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) 787 continues to dog the huge manufacturer. It has decided to adopt a marketing campaign that might turn investor and public eyes away from its troubles, like the setback it announced for a delivery to United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE: UAL). But the trick will not work.

The delay, while short, is another missed date for the 787 program which was delayed for nearly 3-1/2 years to address quality problems with the jet that uses substantial amounts of lightweight composite materials to replace aluminum in the fuselage and wings.

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These Airport Dining Rooms Are So Fancy Not Even Business Class Can Get a Table

These Airport Dining Rooms Are So Fancy Not Even Business Class Can Get a Table | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
The dining room highlights American Airlines' effort to maintain a distinction between first and business class.
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Meet 'Joon,' Air France's new airline for Millennials

Meet 'Joon,' Air France's new airline for Millennials | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Air France-KLM announced plans for a new stand-alone carrier last year. Now, we know the name: “Joon.” It's meant to battle encroaching competitors.
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VIDEO: Air Traffic with heavies in Paris #3

Some heavy air traffic in Paris at Roissy CDG Airport (except photo of the Airbus A300-600ST Beluga taken at Airport Albert-Picardie). All photos by Pol Bacquet

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No passports, more turbulence and standing cabins – 18 ways flying is going to change

No passports, more turbulence and standing cabins – 18 ways flying is going to change | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Flying could be very different in the future... here's what you could expect to see in 5, 10 and 50 years time.
Now that driverless trains are on their way, tests for pilotless planes are being scheduled. Boeing has reportedly made plans to test artificial intelligence technology in a cockpit simulator in 2017 and then use it to fly an aeroplane next year....
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Air France Airbus A380 heading Runway for takeoff in Paris

Air France Airbus A380 heading Runway for takeoff in Paris | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Air France Airbus A380 F-HPJH heading up to Runway for takeoff at Roissy CDGH Airport in Paris on August 1st 2017
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Airbus Needs Emirates Airlines to Buy More of Its A380s

Airbus Needs Emirates Airlines to Buy More of Its A380s | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Airbus SE is working on vital sales campaigns aimed at extending the life of its flagship A380 superjumbo, with outgoing marketing chief John Leahy seeking to secure orders by the Dubai Air Show in November, people familiar with the matter said.

The Airbus A380 is not cheaper to run than other aircraft on a per-seat basis. Fortunately, well-funded Emirates Airline sees a recovery in demand and may decide to splurge on the superjumbos anyway.

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Photo: Airbus A300-600ST Beluga

Photo: Airbus A300-600ST Beluga | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Airbus A300-600ST "Beluga" #1 just landed at Airport Albert-Picardie in Meaulte France for loading noses of new A350's.
Photo by Pol Bacquet (www.polbacquet-photo.com)
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Brexit raises questions about the future of EU aviation

Brexit raises questions about the future of EU aviation | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

A family trip from Milan to Paris in 1992 would have cost 25 times more than it does today, with the minimum price for a ticket on the route dropping from more than €400 to about €15 today.

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How to Make the Airport Experience More Traveler-Friendly

How to Make the Airport Experience More Traveler-Friendly | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

New technology could streamline the whole process, from arrival at the airport to departure.

Airports, airlines and their technology providers are as frustrated as passengers are with the current state of affairs—a frustration that will only rise as more rules are put in place designed to enhance security, such as the Trump administration’s suggestion that it might ban laptops from cabins on all international flights in and out of the U.S.

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Developing renewable fuels as a solution for the future of aviation

Developing renewable fuels as a solution for the future of aviation | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
John Pitts, MD and Founder of UK-based global aviation fuel specialist eJet International, looks at the industry’s current stance on renewable fuels and discusses its potential uptake as a sustainable solution for cutting emissions.
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Designing an Airline Seat From Scratch and 2 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Designing an Airline Seat From Scratch and 2 Other Aviation Trends This Week | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

This week, airlines split the difference between profitability and customer satisfaction. SAS competes with both low-cost and legacy carriers, and Skift gets an inside look at designing a new coach seat.

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Which airline is best—and worst—for noise and pollution levels?

Which airline is best—and worst—for noise and pollution levels? | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

U.K. airline British Airways ranked the best on noise and fuel pollution levels, and Israel’s El Al ranked the worst. That’s according to a new list by London’s Heathrow Airport aimed at naming and shaming airlines in the hope they will improve their environmental standards.

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Lufthansa Provides Cabin Staff with iPads

Lufthansa Provides Cabin Staff with iPads | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

A gentle push on the home button and the digital world opens up to the user. A finger swipes the surface and navigates to a yellow app. With the “Lufthansa crewFlight” apps, the seating plan is quickly opened, providing the cabin crew with a plenty of information on the guests of their next flight.

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Exclusive: SFO makes changes for pilots, air traffic controllers after Air Canada close call

Exclusive: SFO makes changes for pilots, air traffic controllers after Air Canada close call | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

SAN FRANCISCO — In the wake of last month’s near-collision at San Francisco International Airport, federal officials have made significant changes to how pilots land at the airport and how many air traffic controllers must be working in the tower during nighttime hours, the Bay Area News Group has learned.

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Air France brings 3D movies onboard with virtual reality headsets

Air France brings 3D movies onboard with virtual reality headsets | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Air France has been handing out virtual reality headsets to some of their business class passengers this month, in a pilot program aimed at recreating the cinematic experience 35,000 feet in the air.
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Aviation insurance: why the cost of claims is soaring

Aviation insurance: why the cost of claims is soaring | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Aviation has a huge presence in America. The industry supports more than 10.5 million jobs in the US annually and there are almost 40,000 US, private or public airports across the country, catering to more than 2.5 million domestic and international flight passengers every day. Expert explains how to fly high in the aviation industry

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Where does all the airport garbage go? | Provided By Port of Seattle

Where does all the airport garbage go? | Provided By Port of Seattle | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Every day an average of 1,045 flights arrive at and depart from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Every day an average of 125,000 travelers fly through Sea-Tac – many of them grabbing a quick drink or bite to eat along the way. To manage the mountain of garbage left behind by all those people, the airport has been working for nearly 25 years to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

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Aviation regulators ordered to reconsider in 'the case of the incredible shrinking airline seat'

Aviation regulators ordered to reconsider in 'the case of the incredible shrinking airline seat' | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

If you think the government should do something about the cramped legroom on airplanes, you've got a friend in a federal court. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., on Friday ordered aviation regulators to consider setting minimum standards for the space airlines give passengers.

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The Airports of the Future Are Taking Shape

The Airports of the Future Are Taking Shape | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
No matter how well-regarded a particular airport happens to be, the slog from curb to cabin is pretty much the same wherever you go. A decades-old paradigm
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Boeing Forecasts 1.2M Pilots & Technicians Needed by 2036 (Video) - American Security Today

Boeing Forecasts 1.2M Pilots & Technicians Needed by 2036 (Video) - American Security Today | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Boeing Global Services has released its 2017 Pilot and Technician Outlook today, at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and projects a demand for more than 1.2 million pilots and technicians over the next 20 years. Now in its eighth year, the outlook is a respected industry study that forecasts the 20 year demand for crews to support the world’s …
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NASA Just Released Hundreds of Historic Space and Aviation Videos

NASA Just Released Hundreds of Historic Space and Aviation Videos | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Experimental aircraft aren't an unusual sight over the Mojave Desert in Southern California. NASA, and the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics before it, have been pushing the aeronautical envelope at the Edwards Air Force Base since 1946. Now, thanks to a bunch of archival footage just posted to YouTube, you can see some important moments in space and aviation history for yourself.

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Taking a flight on the best Boeing 757

Taking a flight on the best Boeing 757 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

... Externally this 757, which was only the fifth of its type to roll off Boeing's production line, looks fairly normal—until you spot a giant bracket on the side of the fuselage where an optional third engine can be mounted. That pylon isn't for redundancy or extra power, though: it's for field-testing new jet engines.

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On the verge of an aviation revolution

On the verge of an aviation revolution | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Drones represent only the beginning of industry disruption. The world is now on the edge of a technological revolution in aviation. This revolution includes, for example, autonomous or flying cars — with Airbus planning to test a prototype this year with a view to completing short-haul trips by 2021. Pilotless commercial aircraft may not be too far behind.
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Fly me to the world: Aviation innovates for a sustainable future

Fly me to the world: Aviation innovates for a sustainable future | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

About 10 million people around the world fly on commercial airplanes every day to conduct business, visit friends and family, study and discover new places and people. Airplanes also carry one-third of global trade by value. Commercial aviation, which supported nearly 12 million European jobs and contributed €707 billion to EU GDP in 2014, is the physical worldwide web that connects us and is an essential part of modern life.

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F-35 Demo Pilot: Paris Performance Will ‘Crush Years Of Misinformation'

F-35 Demo Pilot: Paris Performance Will ‘Crush Years Of Misinformation' | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Lockheed Martin test pilot Billie Flynn says the flight demonstration is carefully scripted to highlight the kinematic capabilities of the F-35A, particularly its slow-speed handling qualities.
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