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FAA grounds 787 Dreamliners

FAA grounds 787 Dreamliners | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Action comes after a series of malfunctions plaguing the new line of aircraft
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This is now "Hot" for Boeing.... but Safety is First so it is the right decision

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Solar Impulse on its 4th day non-stop flight to Hawaï

Solar Impulse on its 4th day non-stop flight to Hawaï | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Solar Impulse latest news - 

5am André is tired. With turbulence at 8'000 feet and a cold front close it is not possible for him tosleep tonight, and accumulated fatigue during the past 93 hours is making the situation challenging. 

Team in the MCC is working hard to find solutions quickly, and help André during this very stressful period. He is really tired, and needs his whole team's attention and support, on the other side of the world.

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Solar Impulse leaves Japan on delayed Pacific flight (Update)

Solar Impulse leaves Japan on delayed Pacific flight (Update) | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
The revolutionary Solar Impulse 2 aircraft passed 'the point of no return' Monday after it left Japan bound for Hawaii, the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun.

Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg, 62, left the city of Nagoya around 3:00 am (1800 GMT), five days after weather problems forced the organisers to cancel an earlier attempt.

"No Way Back! This is a one way ticket to Hawaii," tweeted @solarimpulse. "Andre Borschberg has passed the point of no return and must now see this 5 days 5 nights flight through to the end."

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Bye Bye Boeing 747

Bye Bye Boeing 747 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Il est beau, il représente toute une histoire et est parfaitement adapté aux pilotes Air France avec sa bosse au-dessus du cockpit pour que ces derniers puissent garder leur portefeuille dans la poche arrière de leur pantalon en vol (humour)… Un bel oiseau qui a fait le boulot depuis 1970 quand il a été mis sur la ligne Paris – New York d’Air France va définitivement quitter la compagnie aérienne Air France le 10 janvier 2016.

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Everything You Need to Know About Solar Impulse

Everything You Need to Know About Solar Impulse | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The Solar Impulse 2, a plane attempting to fly around the world using solar power, was forced to land Monday in Nagoya, Japan due to inclement weather.

The experimental aircraft — flown and financed by Swiss businessman and pilot André Borschberg — is now two months into its quest to become the first solar-powered plane to circumnavigate the Earth.

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I think this requires some precision. The idea came from Bertrand Piccard and André is his Partner. Many financial Partners have joined this extraordinary adventure and should not be neglected as Solvay, Omega, Schindler, ABB, Google,...and so many others (even small ones naming solar cells on the plane by their names !)

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Solar Impulse diverted to Japan

Solar Impulse diverted to Japan | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
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Solar Impulse flying above the Sea of Japan

Solar Impulse flying above the Sea of Japan | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Solar Impulse now heading to Japan.

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Sun-powered Solar Impulse plane to begin Pacific flight - CNN.com

Sun-powered Solar Impulse plane to begin Pacific flight - CNN.com | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

(CNN)Five days, five nights, one pilot -- and no fuel; Solar Impulse, the plane aiming to fly around the world powered only by the sun, has taken off on the toughest leg of its round-the-world voyage.

The 8,000-kilometer (4,971-mile) journey from Nanjing, China, to Hawaii -- dubbed the "moment of truth" by alternating pilots Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard --was delayed several times because of poor conditions over the Pacific.

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Erreur de saisie de poids pour un avion de Air France Cargo

Erreur de saisie de poids pour un avion de Air France Cargo | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Paris (France) - Un avion-cargo de la compagnie aérienne française Air France Cargo a bien failli ne pas pouvoir décoller de l'aéroport international Roissy de Paris (France) après que l'équipage se soit trompé dans la saisie du poids de l'appareil dans le système informatique et n'ait alors pas accélérer suffisamment.
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Mercedes-Benz and Lufthansa are designing the ultimate luxury private-jet interior

Mercedes-Benz and Lufthansa are designing the ultimate luxury private-jet interior | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Mercedes-Benz and Lufthansa have teamed up to create this awesome futuristic private jet interior.

The German automaker is stepping to another kind of luxury by teaming up with Lufthansa Technik — the aviation engineer arm of the Lufthansa Group — to design a ultra-posh cabin for private jets.

The concept created by the two companies eliminates the traditional delineation between ceiling, wall, and floor designs. Instead, the interior concept deploys what the companies refer to as a "spiral layout," which melds the three design elements into a continuous, flowing feature.

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Airbus to open Silicon Valley innovation centre

Airbus to open Silicon Valley innovation centre | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Airbus plans to open an innovation centre in Silicon Valley, in the latest evidence of efforts by plane makers to woo technologists as potential partners. The move comes weeks after chief executive Tom Enders took Airbus’s top management team to California to see what lessons could be learned from the digital revolution.

“I think we see some promising avenues going forward. We have also decided to open a new innovation centre in Silicon Valley,” Enders told the Airbus annual meeting on Wednesday.

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Singapore Airlines plane plunges 13,000ft after both engines fail

Singapore Airlines plane plunges 13,000ft after both engines fail | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
As the Airbus A330-300 made an unexpected descent the pilots followed 'operational procedures' and managed to restore power to both Rolls-Royce Trent 772 engines, the airline said.
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Aviation Week Pilot Report: Airbus A350 - YouTube

Aviation Week chief aircraft evaluation editor Fred George flew left seat in Airbus’s new big twin, the A350, with Airbus chief test pilot Peter Chandler in the right seat and Christian Norden on the jump seat as safety pilot.

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Un nouvel itinéraire pour «Solar Impulse»?

Un nouvel itinéraire pour «Solar Impulse»? | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Solar Impulse, bloqué depuis le 5 mai en Chine, pourrait changer d’itinéraire. Selon la RTS, l'équipe de l’avion solaire envisagerait de passer par le Japon pour rejoindre Hawaï.

La septième étape du tour du monde de Solar Impulse doit relier la ville de Nankin, en Chine, à Hawaï. Un survol du Pacifique attendu dont le départ a été repoussé plusieurs fois en raison des mauvaises conditions météorologiques.

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Solar Impulse Airplane - Altran's simulation from the cold front to Hawaii - YouTube

In the final stretch of one of the most innovative projects of this new century, Altran’s role focuses on the Mission Control Center. Pilot safety during such long periods depends largely on the route defined by Altran and its simulation team: http://www.altran.com/about-us/altran...
Get more information about this flight on the logbook: http://www.solarimpulse.com/leg-8-fro...

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Solar Impulse could be stuck in Japan for a year

Solar Impulse could be stuck in Japan for a year | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

A solar-powered plane attempting to fly around the world must cross the Pacific within a few weeks or it could remain stuck in Japan for a year, Bertrand Piccard said in an interview published Thursday. Solar Impulse 2, which has been stranded in Japan for three weeks and had to postpone a planned take off this week due to bad weather over the Pacific, only has a short window for making the next leg of its journey.

"Before August 5, we must have crossed the Pacific or the Atlantic," Piccard said, adding that if the team is unable to do so they will have to find a permanent hangar where the fragile aircraft can pass the winter.

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Solar Impulse 2 resumes Pacific crossing today

Solar Impulse 2 resumes Pacific crossing today | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
A solar-powered plane delayed by weather and repair work is ready to resume its around-the-world journey, set to leave central Japan for Hawaii today if conditions permit.

Solar Impulse 2 is scheduled to take off at 1:30 p.m. ET (17:30 UTC), which is early Wednesday morning in Japan.

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Japan airport readies for Solar Impulse unscheduled stop

Japan airport readies for Solar Impulse unscheduled stop | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
An airport in Japan was readying Monday to welcome Solar Impulse 2 on an unscheduled stop after mission controllers decided the weather was not right for the sun-powered plane to cross the vast Pacific Ocean. The record-breaking aircraft was set to touch down in central Japan around 1400 GMT, the team said on its website. "On my way to Nagoya disappointed for not continuing but very thankful to the Japanese authorities for their support," pilot Andre Borschberg Tweeted.
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«Solar Impulse 2» tente un nouveau record

«Solar Impulse 2» tente un nouveau record | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
L'avion à énergie solaire a décollé samedi de Chine, en direction d'Hawaï. Un vol de 8 500 kilomètres qui doit durer cinq jours, une performance jamais atteinte par un pilote seul à bord et sans escale.
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Solar Impulse crossing the Pacific - 10 hours after take-off

Solar Impulse crossing the Pacific - 10 hours after take-off | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Already 10 hours since André Borschberg left Nanjing. Solar Impulse is now flying above the ocean, in the South Korean airspace, on its route to the north of Japan.

HEALTH: some fatigue, as he could only rest 60minutes so far during the night, but the mood is good and no sign of nervousness. He could eat a breakfast already, prepared by Nestle (specific cereals, yoghourt). O2 mask is now necessary in the unpressurized cabin, as #Si2 is above 12 000ft. Temperature is getting cold, close to 0°C inside the cockpit.

TECH: batteries have been charging since Solar Impulse passed Shanghai, and are now at 100% state of charge, providing a surplus of energy as we are still ascending at around 25kts (indicated airspeed)

Follow this epic flight on: www.solarimpulse.com

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Solar Impulse took off from Nanjing to Hawaii for its transpacific flight

Solar Impulse took off from Nanjing to Hawaii for its transpacific flight | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Solar Impulse took off for its seventh flight from Nanjing to Hawaii on Saturday May 30th at 18:39 UTC. André Borschberg will attempt to cross the Pacific on solarenergy only

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Salon du Bourget – 15/21 juin 2015

Salon du Bourget – 15/21 juin 2015 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Vous pouvez dès maintenant commander votre billet d'entrée pour le prochain Salon International de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace.
Pour rappel, le Salon est ouvert au Grand Public du vendredi 19 juin au dimanche 21 juin 2015, de 8h30 à 18h.
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Boeing aims for human spaceflight | eNCA

Boeing aims for human spaceflight | eNCA | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

HOUSTON, US - Nasa has awarded Boeing a commercial human spaceflight mission.

It marks the first time in human spaceflight history Nasa has contracted with a commercial company for a human spaceflight mission.

Nasa issued the task order as part of Boeing’s $4.2bn commercial crew transportation capability contract to include the company’s first-ever service flight to the International Space Station.

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Delta gets first '242-ton' variant of the Airbus A330

Delta gets first '242-ton' variant of the Airbus A330 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

BLAGNAC, France -- Airbus delivered its first 242-ton variant of the A330-300 to Delta Air Lines Thursday evening at the jetmaker's headquarters in southern France.

The plane is Airbus' latest version of its A330 long-haul widebody jet, capable of flying farther and taking off with more weight than prior versions of the jet. Delta is the launch customer.

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Air France flight number 22 was escorted to John F. Kennedy airport by U.S. Air Force fighter jets

Air France flight number 22 was escorted to John F. Kennedy airport by U.S. Air Force fighter jets | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The FBI says in one instance U.S. military jets escorted an Air France flight into New York City after someone claimed a chemical weapon was aboard. The Maryland State Police Fusion Center received an anonymous call at about 6:45 a.m. of a "chemical weapons threat" aboard the flight.
A senior federal official said the caller did not identify himself and the number was untraceable. The caller said four flights had devices on board but specified only the Air France flight. The airliner landed safely and a search turned up no weapons.

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Flying The A350: Airbus’s Most Technologically Advanced Airliner

Flying The A350: Airbus’s Most Technologically Advanced Airliner | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The A350 is Airbus’s largest, longest-range, highest-flying and fastest-cruising twin. The A350-900, the first version now entering service withQatar Airways and other carriers, is a larger aircraft than Boeing’s 787. With nine-abreast economy seating, the A350 can fly 315 passengers 7,750 nm at Mach 0.85. The 787-9 seats 280 and has a maximum range of 8,300 nm.

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