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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The entire ordeal of booking cheap flights can, at times, feel like entering the matrix. With so many sites to choose from, and countless 'hacks' being circulated, it's hard to ever know if you're really scoring the best deal. But as travel expert Gilbert Ott reveals, you can at least save yourself the bother of falling for the most common following myths around air ticketing. Here he debunks the top five.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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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