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Airbus enregistre deux fois moins de commandes que Boeing

L'avionneur européen Airbus a annoncé lundi qu'il avait enregistré 403 commandes du début de l'année à fin octobre, moitié moins que Boeing qui, lui, reprend le titre de premier avionneur mondial perdu en 2006. Les 23 commandes enregistrées pour le seul mois d'octobre comprennent une commande de quatre gros porteurs A350-900 par la compagnie libyenne Afriqiya, annoncée quelques instants plus tôt par Airbus.

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Air Traffic in Paris 2

This video is about Air Traffic in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Pictures showing a large variety of planes landing and taking-off during December 2015 and January 2016. Latest flights of the Air France Boeing 747-400's before being retired on the 14th of January. All photos by Pol Bacquet

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The flight attendant uniforms that have stirred up controversy

The flight attendant uniforms that have stirred up controversy | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

If you think you’re uncomfortable when you’re buckled into a seat at 35,000ft, spare a thought for the flight attendants in full uniform.

While male cabin crew members are usually dressed in a suit, the outfits worn by their female colleagues can be tight, revealing, scratchy creations that rival the tackiness of a bridesmaid’s dress.

Not all uniforms are created equal for women as standards vary from airline to airline, and female staff even train in their outfits so that in case of emergency they can carry out their duties while wearing their skirts and heels.

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Airplane food: Economy vs. First class meals on 16 airlines

Airplane food: Economy vs. First class meals on 16 airlines | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Here’s how the food that is served to you looks on 16 airlines around the world, of course depending on where you opt to sit.
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Photos: Boeing 747-430 Aircraft Pictures | Airliners.net

Photos: Boeing 747-430 Aircraft Pictures | Airliners.net | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Picture of the Lufthansa Boeing 747-430 and Airbus 380-800 aircraft

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Boeing wins contract to build new Air Force One presidential jets

Boeing wins contract to build new Air Force One presidential jets | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Boeing Co (BA.N) has won a contract to start preliminary work on a new fleet of Air Force One presidential aircraft based on its 747-8 jumbo jet, the Pentagon said on Friday.

The Air Force decision was widely expected since the only other suitable four-engine jet is the A380 built by Airbus in Toulouse, France.

The 747-8 is the only four-engine commercial jet Boeing makes, providing an extra margin of flight safety over the more standard twin-engine planes.

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Le futur de l'aviation : l'avion électrique

Le futur de l'aviation : l'avion électrique | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

En ces temps de réchauffement climatique, alors que la voiture électrique est louée pour ses vertus, l’aéronautique se trouve également à la veille d’une nouvelle révolution avec l’avion électrique. Ce fascinant documentaire relate la minutieuse préparation, en vue de la traversée de la Méditerranée, du prototype conçu par l'ingénieur Calin Gologan.

Mais si vous souhaitez aller encore plus encore + loin alors visitez l'avenir avec Solar Impulse sur: www.solarimpulse.com

 

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Air attendants' uniforms reflect our changing relationship with flight

Air attendants' uniforms reflect our changing relationship with flight | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Flight attendants' uniforms are drip-dry and crease-resistant, designed to withstand wear and tear, multiple washes and multiple flights. Not exactly a fashion fantasy. That hasn't prevented various designers being been drafted in to design uniforms, with varying degrees of success. From Cristóbal Balenciaga in 1968, who created a chic clutch of them for Air France, through to New York designer Zac Posen, whose Delta Airlines designs will be unveiled in 2018.
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Boeing’s 737 MAX takes wing with new engines, high hopes

Boeing’s 737 MAX takes wing with new engines, high hopes | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
The latest Renton-built version of Boeing’s narrowbody jet is the company’s contender in the competition with Airbus for the crucial short-haul market. Watch the first flight

Just over seven weeks after it rolled out of the paint hangar, the first 737 MAX — the “Spirit of Renton” — had a smooth first flight Friday, proclaiming Boeing’s ambition to stay competitive against Airbus for the next decade in the crucial short-haul airliner market.

As rain closed in, bringing the threat that low clouds might delay the flight, the jet took off slightly earlier than expected from its namesake city at 9:48 a.m. piloted by Capt. Ed Wilson, 737 chief pilot.

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WELCOME SWISS B777-300ER AT ZÜRICH KLOTEN 29.1.2016


Swiss International welcomes its new flagship to Zurich LSZH with a water salute by the fire brigade. 
A total of 9 B777-300ER's will be delivered until end of next year and replace our a340-300's.

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Boeing will halve jumbo jet production - BBC News

Boeing will halve jumbo jet production - BBC News | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The world's biggest plane maker, Boeing, will cut production of its 747-8 jumbo jet in half and take a charge of $569m (£397m) in its fourth quarter.

Starting in September Boeing will slow the production rate to six planes a year from twelve.

The four-engined plane is being overtaken in popularity by twin-engined craft which are more fuel efficient.

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First A320neo delivery opens new era in commercial aviation

First A320neo delivery opens new era in commercial aviation | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The Lufthansa Group, Airbus’ largest airline customer and operator, marks a major step in aviation history today by taking delivery of the first A320neo, the world’s best-selling and most fuel efficient single aisle aircraft.

Equipped with all new technology Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ engines, the A320neo sets a new, even higher standard in aircraft efficiency, reducing emissions and noise as well as burning 15% less fuel than current generation aircraft from day one and 20% less by 2020.

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Solar Impulse 2: Around the World without Fuel or Fear – from Davos | The National

Solar Impulse 2: Around the World without Fuel or Fear – from Davos | The National | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Learn how breakthroughs in clean technology can take us to new heights with the explorers who are set to break the record for the world’s longest solo flight using only solar energy. André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard took off from Abu Dhabi in March and aim to complete the circumnavigation of the Earth by returning to the UAE. Watch them speak live at the World Economic Forum in Davos at 12.45pm.
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✈ [HD] Air France dit adieu au 747, un Avion Mythique

L’ère 747 touche à sa fin chez Air France. Son dernier Jumbo Jet, F-GITJ, vient d’atterrir à Paris après un ultime vol commercial au service de la compagnie ...
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Airbus Switches Engine Type for First A321neo Flight

Airbus Switches Engine Type for First A321neo Flight | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

If you think you’re uncomfortable when you’re buckled into a seat at 35,000ft, spare a thought for the flight attendants in full uniform.

While male cabin crew members are usually dressed in a suit, the outfits worn by their female colleagues can be tight, revealing, scratchy creations that rival the tackiness of a bridesmaid’s dress.

Not all uniforms are created equal for women as standards vary from airline to airline, and female staff even train in their outfits so that in case of emergency they can carry out their duties while wearing their skirts and heels.

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Relive the glamour and glory of flying during the swinging 1960s

Relive the glamour and glory of flying during the swinging 1960s | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Here's what it was like to fly in the 1960s.

n recent weeks we’ve booked an around-the-world ticket in a digital time machine, touching down in the groundbreaking 1930s, the explosive 1940s, and the golden 1950s of the commercial airline industry to see what it was really like to fly during each decade. Now we turn our attention to the swinging sixties.

‘The Incredibles’ present…the 747 jumbo jet! Long before Disney’s super-powered family beat up bad guys and made audiences giggle, the original Incredibles embarked on a mission that would change the face of air travel forever: 50,000 employees of Boeing, dubbed The Incredibles, conceived and created the 747 jumbo jet in less than 16 months.

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Leave It to the French to Make Airplane Food Appetizing

Leave It to the French to Make Airplane Food Appetizing | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Air France has recruited a 'Top Chef' to create à la carte meals, starting April 1.

With effortless style, the uncanny ability to eat chocolate and cheese without gaining weight, and cultural clout that draws millions of travelers annually, the French really do seem to have it all. Good news: They'll soon add gourmet airline food to this repertoire of je ne sais quoi—and you don't have to be Parisian to enjoy it.

Come April 1, Air France will begin serving a menu curated by 2012 Top Chef France winner Jean Imbert on long-haul flights departing from Paris: think a cold starter with organic quinoa, a poached egg and tarragon; or hot stew and a fruit-filled pastry for dessert.

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Why the sun is setting on the Boeing 747 - CNN.com

Why the sun is setting on the Boeing 747  - CNN.com | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
After changing aviation and the entire tourism industry, the venerable Boeing 747 may be nearing the end of its production life.

It's difficult to imagine now, in the age of mass global travel, that building an airplane to carry hundreds of people at a time was once seen as a huge risk. 

But as the world's first wide-body airliner, the Boeing 747 went on to change not only aviation but the entire tourism industry. 

Its economic design did much to move international travelwithin reach of middle-class vacationers rather than just the privileged few.

However, the venerable Boeing 747 may be nearing the end of its production life -- its manufacturing rate is to be halved to six a year.

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Air France 747 Forever - Le rendez-vous dans le ciel de deux fleurons de l'aéronautique française

On 27 January, over the Camargue region of France, twelve aircraft, jewels of French aviation, met in the air: eleven Alphajet from the Patrouille de France and Air France's last Boeing 747. 

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Lufthansa to use drones, but not for cargo | Air Cargo World

Lufthansa to use drones, but not for cargo | Air Cargo World | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

It’s no surprise anymore when another carrier or logistics firm decides to experiment with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones. DHL and Swiss WorldCargo are both preparing to test quad-copters with an actual payload in the next couple of months. 

Lufthansa’s subsidiary, Lufthansa Aerial Services, said it plans to use DJI drones and software to monitor customers’ infrastructure. Equipped with thermal imaging sensors, these commercial drones can perform inspections quickly and accurately, the carrier said.

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100 Years Of Attention To Safety in Aviation Brings Results

100 Years Of Attention To Safety in Aviation Brings Results | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
With 1962 fatal accident rates coupled with today’s rate of departures, there would be a major jet crash every other day, but there were only two in 2015.

The air safety process has been neither linear nor organized, and there’s no one single factor involved. Comedian George Carlin once asked, “If the black box flight recorder is never damaged during a plane crash, why isn’t the whole airplane made out of that stuff?” Not only has there not been a technological breakthrough of that kind, but one of today’s most widely produced airliners is an evolved version of an airplane designed in 1965.

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United Airlines reliera San Francisco à Singapour en 787-9

United Airlines reliera San Francisco à Singapour en 787-9 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

La compagnie aérienne United Airlines lancera en juin une nouvelle liaison directe entre San Francisco et Singapour, la route la plus longue pour un Dreamliner. A partir du 1er juin 2016, la compagnie américaine proposera un vol quotidien entre sa base de San Francisco et l’aéroport de Singapour-Changi, opéré en Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner pouvant accueillir 48 passagers en classe Affaires, 88 en Premium et 116 en Economie. Les départs de Californie sont programmés à 23h25 pour arriver deux jours plus tard à 6h45), les vols retour décollant à 8h45 pour se poser le même jour à 9h15 (passage de la ligne de changement de date oblige, durée de vol moyenne 15h55).

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The Remaining Boeing 747-8 Orders Re-Visited

The Remaining Boeing 747-8 Orders Re-Visited | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Boeing has less than two dozen confirmed 747-8 aircraft orders left to fill, and there has been little change to the order books over the past year, although in a report by Bloomberg, Randy Tinseth, Vice President of Marketing for Boeing, did say that there are some “near term opportunities” for the 747-8.

Boeing offers both passenger and freighter versions of the 747-8, but close to 60% of the orders have been for the 747-8F. Industry analysts predict that the world’s air cargo market’s growth rate will need to increase quite a bit to cause airlines to place more orders for the 747-8 in order for 747 production to continue.

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Inside Look: Crew Rest Areas on Different Airliners - AirlineReporter

Inside Look: Crew Rest Areas on Different Airliners - AirlineReporter | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Often passengers on long-haul flights do not stop and think about the need for the flight crew to rest. Pilots and flight attendants only have a certain number of hours that they can work, and then they need their time to rest.

Some airlines opt for crew rest areas either above or below the passenger cabin of the aircraft, while others will have crew just use your standard passenger seat.

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40 ans après son premier vol commercial, le Concorde toujours adulé

40 ans après son premier vol commercial, le Concorde toujours adulé | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Quarante ans après son premier vol commercial, le Concorde, légendaire supersonique franco-britannique alliant esprit glamour et prouesses technologiques, est une pièce de musée qui inspire nostalgie et même fantasmes de résurrection à une famille de passionnés."C'était un avion superbe qui se pilotait comme un avion de chasse. Ca a été pour moi formidable", se souvient auprès de l'AFP Pierre Dudal.
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Le Concorde, l'avion commercial supersonique - Documentaire complet

Si le 29 novembre 1962 la France et la Grande-Bretagne signent un accord de coopération pour la production d'un avion commercial supersonique, ce qui était une première mondiale, ce n'est que le 2 mai 1969 que André Turcat fait décoller le prototype 001.

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