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World's worst airline, Air Koryo of North Korea, launches online booking service

World's worst airline, Air Koryo of North Korea, launches online booking service | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
The website for the carrier, banned from flying in European airspace, offers flights to Beijing and Shenyang in China, and Vladivostok in Russia, but does not accept credit cards.

The world's worst airline, North Korea's Air Koryo, has opened an online booking service.

The carrier — the only airline to have the one-star Skytrax rating — is banned from flying in European airspace, and flies only a handful of flights each week to neighboring China and Russia.

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Interview with Pol Bacquet, Spotter at Roissy CDG Airport

Interview with Pol Bacquet, Spotter at Roissy CDG Airport | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The Interview is in French. For English please to use GoogleTranslate for the entire site.

Rencontre et échanges passionnants avec Pol Bacquet, Spotter passionné par l'aviation, pour la sortie de son livre de photos "Heure de pointe à Roissy-CDG".

Nous accueillons ce mois-ci Pol BACQUET avec beaucoup de plaisir et de curiosité. Vivant entre la France et les États-Unis, il publie actuellement son livre « Heure de pointe à Roissy CDG ». C’est d’ailleurs depuis les hauteurs de San Francisco en Californie que ce photographe passionné d’Aviation a bien accepté de répondre à nos questions.

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Emirates to launch first A380 service to Brazil | The National

Emirates to launch first A380 service to Brazil | The National | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Brazil’s vibrant financial centre – and one of the world’s most populous cities – is set to receive Emirates airline’s first scheduled Airbus A380 passenger service to South America, starting on March 26.
Emirates announced on Monday that it will operate the A380 superjumbo flight to the country when it upgrades its Dubai (DXB) to São Paulo (GRU) service.

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Air France, c’était proche… avec un EgyptAir sourd aux instructions 

Air France, c’était proche… avec un EgyptAir sourd aux instructions  | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Air France n’est pas passée loin d’un drame le 01  janvier 2017. Le Bureau Enquête Analyse et été informé par son équivalent belge, l’Air Accident Investigation Unit, d’un incident qualifié comme grave survenu dans le ciel belge. Cela concerne un Airbus A320 d’Air France et un Airbus A300 Cargo d’EgyptAir.
Selon les premières analyse de l’enquête en cours c’est l’Airbus A300 qui se serrait dangereusement rapproché de l’Airbus Air France en ignorant les consignes du control aérien et les alertes du système TCAS (Traffic Collision Avoidance System).

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How safe is flying? Take the aviation safety quiz

How safe is flying? Take the aviation safety quiz | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
If you're reading this, you're probably interested in aviation or at least riding a commercial aircraft safely from Point A to Point B. Airplane accidents tend to get hyped in the media, generating more anxiety about flying than the facts warrant. Is it safest to fly in the front or back of an airliner? Are some airlines safer than others? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of aviation safety.
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Pourquoi Lufthansa investit 500 millions d'euros dans sa transformation digitale

Pourquoi Lufthansa investit 500 millions d'euros dans sa transformation digitale | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
La bonne résolution de Lufthansa en 2017 ? Devenir le groupe d'aviation le plus digital du monde pour tenter de maintenenir une position de leader sur un marché extrêmement concurrentiel et proposer à ses clients une expérience digitale sans couture. Pour relever cet ambitieux challenge, le groupe allemand ne lésigne pas sur les moyens. Il prévoit d'injecter 500 millions d'euros dans sa transformation digitale jusqu'en 2020 et expérimente d'ores et déjà 300 projets digitaux. A l'occasion de son digital forum, organisé mardi 10 janvier à Francfort, la rédaction a pu prendre le pouls de ces nombreuses initiatives.
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Video: Taking a Ride Onboard Air France's Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Video: Taking a Ride Onboard Air France's Boeing 787 Dreamliner | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
The airline organized four special flights around Corsica and The Mediterranean, Southwest France, Brittany, and a full tour of France. Each flight was numbered as AF789 or AF787.
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Aviation in 2017: Supersonic jets and premium economy - BBC News

Aviation in 2017: Supersonic jets and premium economy - BBC News | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

From supersonic passenger jets to the world's longest flights, here are some aviation trends to watch out for in 2017.

It has been a tough few years for the aviation industry and 2016 proved no different. Carriers had to navigate the collapse in oil prices and multiple plane tragedies including EgyptAir in May and the Chapecoense crash in Colombia, as well as fire-prone Samsung phones. However, it is worth noting that last year was actually one of the safest in modern aviation history. So what does 2017 hold in store? Here are some trends to watch out for.

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The future of the A380

The future of the A380 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

At the world’s major airports, plane-spotters often spend days waiting for the world’s largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380, to make an appearance. The nerds at Dubai International Airport are spoilt for choice. It is home to Emirates, an airline that owns 86 of the monster aircraft, almost half of the global A380 fleet. These planes have propelled Emirates from insignificance a decade ago to its position as the world’s biggest carrier (measured by international passenger mileage in 2015).

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New business models can improve efficiency in aviation sector: Report

New business models can improve efficiency in aviation sector: Report | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

New business and process models will help the aviation sector in optimising cost and improving efficiency, says a report. Titled 'Impact of ICT on Indian Aviation', the report said digital solutions could also revolutionise the way talent is skilled and groomed to enter the sector. Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/56050855.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

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Boeing starts final assembly of first 787-10

Boeing starts final assembly of first 787-10 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Boeing has begun final assembly in North Charleston, S.C., of the first 787-10. This third and largest version of its Dreamliner jet family will be built exclusively in South Carolina and should fly for the first time next year.
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Airbus to Slash More Than 1,100 Jobs in Cost-Cutting Drive

Airbus to Slash More Than 1,100 Jobs in Cost-Cutting Drive | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Airbus Group said it would shed as many as 1,164 positions in a companywide belt-tightening that will merge its corporate headquarters with that of its commercial jetliner unit.
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2016 set to be the safest year in aviation history

2016 set to be the safest year in aviation history | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
The crash of LaMia Airlines Flight 2933 near the Colombian city of Medellín will do little to allay the fears of nervous fliers. But, though it will come as no consolation to the friends and families of the 71 who perished this week, 2016 is set to be one of the safest years in aviation history.
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Boeing faces $9bn hit as subsidy battle with Airbus rages on

Boeing faces $9bn hit as subsidy battle with Airbus rages on | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Boeing faces a $9bn hit for illegal subsidies in the latest battle in a long-running transatlantic trade war.
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Beluga XL: Airbus' next-generation cargo airlifter

The first Beluga XL has entered the final assembly process. In celebration of this key production milestone, achieved in December 2016, Airbus highlight
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Ask the Captain: Automation in aviation

Ask the Captain: Automation in aviation | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Is over-reliance on automation increasing the number of commercial airline accidents?
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'CONGESTED' SKIES: Private aviation is safer, but still carries risks, experts say

'CONGESTED' SKIES: Private aviation is safer, but still carries risks, experts say | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

As a rare sea fog lingered over the Atlantic Ocean, Darlene Mazur called her two sons to tell them to return home early. The pair had taken out the family’s navy and white Cessna 172 Skyhawk, a four-seat, single-engine plane that when not in use — like most of the 600 aircraft at Spruce Creek Fly-In — is parked in a hangar abutting the family’s house.
The plane landed on the 4,000-foot private airstrip an hour before the fog scudded in around dusk.

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United Airlines to Push Up Boeing 747 Retirement to 2017 - Airways Magazine

United Airlines to Push Up Boeing 747 Retirement to 2017 - Airways Magazine | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

United Airlines has prompted the phase-out of its Boeing 747-400s, now set to leave the fleet in the last quarter of 2017, as announced today in the morning by Scott Kirby, president of the Chicago-based carrier. “As deeply connected as we all are to this iconic aircraft, the time has come to retire our 747 fleet from scheduled service. Last March, we announced that this would occur by the end of 2018; now we plan to operate our last 747 flight in the fourth quarter of this year,” Kirby said in a statement.

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6 technologies that will revolutionise the aviation industry in 2017

6 technologies that will revolutionise the aviation industry in 2017 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

As we enter 2017, the future seems at once both exciting and worrying. As the technology sector moves forward faster than other industries can keep up, issues such as cyber security become more and more challenging at a faster and faster rate. To look into which technologies will come to affect most the aviation industry in 2017, we hear an excellent insight from IATA‘s Houman Goudarzi.

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3 Aviation Stories You May Have Missed Over the Holidays

3 Aviation Stories You May Have Missed Over the Holidays | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

When an airline — or any corporation — makes a big announcement over the holiday season, there’s often a good reason for the timing. The company may be figuring that no one is paying attention. This year, several airlines and manufacturers took advantage of the holiday period to release news. None of it was ground-breaking, but it tended to receive less coverage than it might have in any other month, which might have been what the companies wanted.

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Supersonic Is Coming Back. Will the Airlines Buy It?

Supersonic Is Coming Back. Will the Airlines Buy It? | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

An upstart jet maker faces a daunting array of challenges—many of the same ones that killed the Concorde.

Ask a harried air traveler about the basics of modern flight, and you’ll probably elicit surprise when they discover commercial airplanes fly only as fast as they did in the 1950s. Given the range of aerospace advances in the past half-century, plus the technological leaps in almost every other area of human endeavor, it seems reasonable to ask: Why can’t we fly faster?

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Depression Symptoms Are Common Among Active Airline Pilots | Sci-Tech Today

Depression Symptoms Are Common Among Active Airline Pilots | Sci-Tech Today | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Behind the self-confident gait, the friendly greeting and the air of superb competence, as many as 13% of the nation's commercial airline pilots may be suffering from depression, and roughly 4 in 100 report they've had suicidal thoughts in the last two weeks, new research says.
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Air France Highlights Big Plans for Its Boeing 787 Dreamliner Fleet

Air France Highlights Big Plans for Its Boeing 787 Dreamliner Fleet | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Air France decided to buy its first Boeing 787 in 2013 with its delivery and arrival taking place last Friday, featuring the traditional water canon salute at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. The new Dreamliner arrived from Boeing’s facility in Everett.
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Air France Celebrates Its New Boeing 787-9 with Four Welcome Flights

Air France Celebrates Its New Boeing 787-9 with Four Welcome Flights | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Air France has been anxiously awaiting its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which will officially join the carrier’s fleet on Dec. 2. To celebrate the arrival of the new aircraft, the company is organizing four inaugural flights from Paris over regions of France from January 7 – 8 of early 2017. The new Boeing 787-9 will join the Air France fleet after traveling directly from the Boeing manufacturing facility in Everett to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG).
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United May Amend $12.4 Billion Airbus Deal to Take Smaller Jets

United May Amend $12.4 Billion Airbus Deal to Take Smaller Jets | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
United Continental Holdings Inc. may convert a $12.4 billion order for Airbus Group SE’s largest twin-engine jet to smaller long-range models. It’s also interested in a new Boeing Co. 737 Max that’s still on the drawing board.
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An airline pilot reveals why a plane Boeing discarded 12 years ago is the one they desperately need

An airline pilot reveals why a plane Boeing discarded 12 years ago is the one they desperately need | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Twelve years after Boeing discontinued the 757, the long-time 'tweener in the company's lineup is still popular among U.S. airlines.
American, Delta, and United all operate large fleets of the airplane.

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