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Aeroflot takes delivery of its 100th Airbus aircraft, an A330

Aeroflot takes delivery of its 100th Airbus aircraft, an A330 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Aeroflot, the Russian national carrier, has taken delivery of another A330-300, which will become the 100th Airbus aircraft to enter service with the airline.
Powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, Aeroflot’s A330-300 features a spacious and comfortable two-class cabin layout seating 296 passengers (28 in business and 268 in economy class). Aeroflot plans to deploy the aircraft on numerous routes on its medium and long-haul network.
Aeroflot was the first airline in Russia to operate the A310, with an entry into service in 1992, as well as the first to operate the A320 Family (in 2003) and the A330 Family (in 2008). Currently the airline operates a fleet of 79 A320 Family aircraft and with today’s delivery 21 A330 Family aircraft.

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Would airliners be safer without pilots? No, says NTSB chairman

Would airliners be safer without pilots? No, says NTSB chairman | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

In aviation circles, there is a running debate about a proposal that sounds radical, but—beyond the public perception problems that would be associated with it—isn’t so far-fetched: remove the pilots from the cockpit of airliners.
After all, the thinking goes, pilot error is the leading cause of aircraft crashes. Take the humans off the flight deck and human error is no longer a factor. In any case, the argument for pilotless cockpits goes, computers are already flying the aircraft most of the time a modern airliner is in the air.

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Air France Airbus A380 in Paris

Air France Airbus A380 in Paris | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Close-up of the nose of this Air France Airbus A380 F-HPJJ in Paris CDG
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An Air France Boeing 777-300 in Paris

An Air France Boeing 777-300 in Paris | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Air France Boeing 777-300ER F-GSQJ just landed in Paris CDG and heading her Gateway
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VIDEO. Le plus gros aéronef du monde, l'Airlander 10, se rate à l'atterrissage

VIDEO. Le plus gros aéronef du monde, l'Airlander 10, se rate à l'atterrissage | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Lors de son second vol d'essai, le dirigeable a heurté la piste à l'aérodrome de Cardington au Royaume-Uni, ce mercredi. Le poste de pilotage a été endommagé mais il n'y a aucun blessé.
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VIDEO: Airliner 10, World's Largest Aircraft Takes Maiden Voyage In Front Of Hundreds

VIDEO: Airliner 10, World's Largest Aircraft Takes Maiden Voyage In Front Of Hundreds | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

 It is thought to be the world’s largest aircraft. Airlander 10, a giant blimp shaped helium-filled airship, made its maiden voyage in front of hundreds of spectators, taking off from a field in central England.

It has been nicknamed the “flying bum” because of its bulbous front end. “Well this is a piece of aviation history. I see a lot of vintage aircraft flying around, and find them fascinating. So to see something that is at the cutting edge of aviation technology, I wasn’t going to miss that for the world,” said one spectator.

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After 50 Years, Boeing Plans to Terminate Its Masterpiece, the 747

After 50 Years, Boeing Plans to Terminate Its Masterpiece, the 747 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
As epoch-ending statements go, this one was stealthy and carefully modulated: “It is reasonably possible that we could decide to end production of the 747.”
And so it slipped out, in a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission, first reported by Aviation Week, that Boeing foresees the moment when the single most consequential airplane it ever built will come to the end of its viable life—probably around 2020, which would give the aircraft 50 years in production.
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An Air France Airbus A380 landing on foggy morning

An Air France Airbus A380 landing on foggy morning | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
An Air France Airbus A380 landing in Paris CDG Airport on a foggy morning.
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Un Boeing 737 de DHL sort de piste à Bergame

Un Boeing 737 de DHL sort de piste à Bergame | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Un Boeing 737 400 affrété par la société DHL est sorti de piste en atterrissant à Bergame, dans le nord de l’Italie.
L’avion venait de Paris. L’incident à eu lieu a 4 heures du matin et n’a fait aucun blessé, les deux personnes aux commandes de l’appareil sont sorties indemnes de l’avion qui s’est immobilisé le nez sur la rambarde de sécurité d’une voie rapide aux abords du tarmac.

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Emirates plane crash-lands at Dubai airport - BBC News

Emirates plane crash-lands at Dubai airport - BBC News | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
An Emirates plane has crash-landed at Dubai International Airport and caught fire.
All 300 people on board were able to escape from the burning aircraft, but a firefighter was killed tackling the blaze.
The Boeing 777 appeared to have landed on its belly, and images showed thick black smoke rising into the sky.
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An Air France Airbus 380 landing in Paris

An Air France Airbus 380 landing in Paris | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Air France Airbus 380 F-HPJA landing in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport on a rainy day on August 2nd 2016
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Future Technology Innovations On The Horizon

Future Technology Innovations On The Horizon | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

: Technology developments will continue to transform every field of aerospace, just as they have the over the last 100 years: Ubiquitous Drones, Autonomy Unleashed, New Shapes, Electric Dreams,..

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Airbus et DeDrone vont sécuriser les aéroports contre les drones

Airbus et DeDrone vont sécuriser les aéroports contre les drones | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Pour sécuriser les aéroports, la filiale Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security s'est payé les services de DeDrone, une start-up de sécurité anti-drones.

Les UAV ne sont pas simplement des caméras volantes, ce sont de véritable plate-forme multi-fonctions. A chacun d’y trouver sa fonction en y apportant des modifications plus ou moins substantielles. Certains archéologues s’en sont servis pour scanner le site antique de Palmyre, étudier les vestiges de la cité d’Angkor, d’autres les utilisent pour livrer des colis, comme Amazon et 7-eleven qui ont récemment fait preuve d’avancées significatives.

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Espace : Airbus passe aux mini-satellites

Espace : Airbus passe aux mini-satellites | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Moins haut, moins cher. » Le slogan semble peu ambitieux, mais c'est une réalité qui chamboule actuellement le marché des satellites. Le grand public associe Airbus aux avions. Airbus Defense and Space est pourtant numéro un européen et numéro deux mondial de l'industrie spatiale, spécialisé dans la construction de satellites (télécoms et observation de la Terre). L'assemblage des précieux engins est effectué à Toulouse, où phosphorent 3 000 salariés. Jusqu'à il y a peu, moins d'une dizaine de ces bijoux de technologie, capables de résister aux terribles conditions de l'espace, sortaient d'usine chaque année.

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New Aviation Rules May Make Drones More Popular

New Aviation Rules May Make Drones More Popular | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — On Monday the Federal Aviation Administration will be loosening up restrictions on who can operate commercial drones.
The new rules, officially known as Part 107, are being welcomed by news agencies, who have relied heavily on helicopters for aerial views for years. Matt Taylor is owner and operator of MT Drone Solutions in Lumberton, Burlington County.

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Airbus : sortie du premier A350 China Airlines (photos) -AeroWeb-fr.net

Airbus : sortie du premier A350 China Airlines (photos) -AeroWeb-fr.net | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Le premier Airbus A350 pour China Airlines est sortie de son hangar, avec sa peinture définitive, sa cabine et ses deux moteurs. L'appareil va maintenant débuter ses essais au sol puis en vol. Ce premier A350 pour la compagnie chinoise porte le numéro de série 049 et sera immatriculé B-18901.

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KLM Boeing 737-700 in Paris

KLM Boeing 737-700 in Paris | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
KLM PH-BGO, Boeing 737-700 in Paris Charles de Gaulle ready to depart for Amsterdam
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An Air France Airbus A318 in Paris

An Air France Airbus A318 in Paris | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Air France Airbus A318 taking off in Paris CDG Airport
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The world's largest helicopter can lift an airliner with remarkable ease

The world's largest helicopter can lift an airliner with remarkable ease | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Even against the backdrop of a clear blue sky, there is no doubting the sheer size of the Russian-built Mi-26 helicopter.
But it's only when the aircraft lands that observers are truly able to appreciate the magnitude of the helicopter, the world's largest.

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Airbus offers overtime to workers as it battles to get A350 back on track

Airbus offers overtime to workers as it battles to get A350 back on track | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

As well as its wine and cheese, France is also famed for its traditional August month off, when much of the workforce simply shuts down and heads to the beach.
It’s a brave – or perhaps desperate – company that’s willing to challenge French workers’ assumption that they get to spend a month en vacances but now Airbus, one of the country’s most high-profile businesses, is taking a stand. 

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Celebrate National Aviation Day Aug 19

Celebrate National Aviation Day Aug 19 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 set aside the August date to be known as National Aviation Day. Past celebrations have included free admission to U.S. aviation museums, special aviation-themed movie screenings, and other aviation events to commemorate the occasion.
celebrates the work of the famous brothers with a dedicated website that has collected documents, teaching materials and an overview of the story of the world's first powered aircraft test pilots.
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Airbus Reveals Urban Air-Transport Projects

Airbus Reveals Urban Air-Transport Projects | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Airbus Group has provided a glimpse into its research on air taxis as an answer to growing surface gridlock in the world’s largest cities.
This includes prototyping an autonomous air vehicle for individual passenger and cargo transport, and studies of a multi-passenger CityAirbus concept. The single-passenger vehicle is being developed by A3, Airbus’s Silicon Valley outpost, under Project Vahana, launched in February.
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An Air France Airbus 380 on final approach in Paris

An Air France Airbus 380 on final approach in Paris | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Air France Airbus 380 F-HPJA on final approach in Paris CDG on July 2nd 2016
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Texas hot air balloon crash that killed 16 among worst in aviation history

Texas hot air balloon crash that killed 16 among worst in aviation history | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it


Though authorities had not publicly identified the pilot, Alan Lirette told the AP that it was Skip Nichols – his best friend, boss and roommate. Nichols, 49, identifies himself on his Facebook page as the chief pilot of Heart of Texas. Authorities confirm 16 people killed in fiery crash near Lockhart, Texas while friend identifies Skip Nichols as ‘great pilot’ of balloon involved.

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Aviation : vers la fin du mythique Boeing 747

Aviation : vers la fin du mythique Boeing 747 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

C'est peut-être l'un des plus grands symboles de l'aviation commerciale qui pourrait disparaître. Près d’un demi-siècle après avoir livré le premier exemplaire de Boeing 747, le plus gros avion de ligne, caractéristique à sa «bosse» à l'avant, et qui pendant 37 ans a détenu le record de la capacité de passagers embarqués avant l'arrivée de l'Airbus A380, l'avionneur américain de Seattle pourrait tourner la page. Si Boeing, qui a fêté en 2016 son 100e anniversaire a enregistré au dernier salon aéronautique de Farnborough une commande de 20 appareils 747 du groupe Volga Dnepr, le compte n'y est plus.

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Pol Bacquet's comment, July 29, 11:02 AM
Vraiment dommage...un avion magnifique !
absentarrange's comment, July 30, 12:34 AM
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Sunlight powers an aviation milestone

Sunlight powers an aviation milestone | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

A remarkable aircraft is "winging it" this morning . . . completing its first round-the-world flight. As our David Pogue of Yahoo Tech explains, it's a LIGHT aircraft in more ways than one:
Some achievements are considered impossible -- right up until the moment someone does them, like building a flying machine, or walking on the Moon ... or building an airplane powered only by the Sun.
The Solar Impulse is on an impossible mission flying around the world without using a single drop of fuel. Not exactly nonstop, and not without a hitch. But it's only one flight away from completing its journey.

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