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Solar Impulse flies day and night without a drop of fuel

Solar Impulse flies day and night without a drop of fuel | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Solar Impulse has demonstrated that a solar-powered airplane can fly day and night without fuel

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This is just showing how challenges can be overcomed with the so short and courageous statement "I Will Make it to happen !".... and Happens !

This approach is just what we need to stimulate our future generations !

 

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This is just showing how challenges can be overcomed with the so short and courageous statement "I Will Make it to happen !".... and Happens !

This approach is just what we need to stimulate our future generations !

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Air France - Le service à bord d'hier à aujourd'hui // In-flight service past and present

L'art du service fait intimement partie de l'histoire d'Air France. Au fil des années et des évolutions de la société, découvrez en vidéo toutes le.

The art of in-flight service has always been an integral part of Air France's history. Discover on video the changing face of service on board Air France over the years.

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Ryanair, la plus rentable des compagnies aériennes en 2015

Ryanair, la plus rentable des compagnies aériennes en 2015 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Avec une marge nette de 19 % sur l’exercice 2015-2016, la compagnie low cost européenne est devenue la plus rentable des grandes compagnies aériennes.
Championne incontestée des profits dans le ciel européen, Ryanair est probablement devenue la compagnie aérienne la plus rentable au monde en 2015.

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Boeing Wins $11.3 Billion Order for 100 Planes From VietJet

Boeing Wins $11.3 Billion Order for 100 Planes From VietJet | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Boeing Co. won an order for 100 jets from VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Co., a Vietnamese carrier, in a deal valued at $11.3 billion based on list price, according to a statement from the airline.
VietJet will sign the agreement later today in Hanoi during President Barack Obama’s visit to Vietnam. Delivery of the planes will run for four years beginning in 2019 and will help the carrier expand its fleet to 200 by the end of 2023, the company said in a statement. The airline will purchase the Boeing 737 Max 200 planes.
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Are solar-powered airplanes the future? | KSL.com

Are solar-powered airplanes the future? | KSL.com | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

SALT LAKE CITY — It sounds like a technological advancement ripped from the pages of a sci-fi novel: a plane, powered completely by the sun, making a three-day flight across the Pacific.
“It's a new era. It's not science fiction. It's today,” Swiss explorer and psychiatrist Bertrand Piccard told CNN. He co-pilots such a plane with André Borschberg, a Swiss engineer and former Swiss Air Force pilot.

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An Air France Airbus A380 taking-off from Paris

An Air France Airbus A380 taking-off from Paris | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
An Air France Airbus A380 taking-off today May 20th from Paris CDG to New York.
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Alitalia dévoile ses nouveaux uniformes (photos, vidéo)

Alitalia dévoile ses nouveaux uniformes (photos, vidéo) | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

La compagnie aérienne Alitalia a dévoilé hier les nouveaux uniformes de ses PNC et de son personnel au sol, ainsi qu’une nouvelle campagne de publicité télévisuelle mondiale.
Lors d’une cérémonie à Rome le 18 mai 2016 présentant les progrès accomplis dans depuis sa restructuration, la compagnie nationale a dévoilé les nouveaux uniformes que porteront les hôtesses de l’air, les stewards et le personnel au sol.

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China Airlines fête les 100 ans de Boeing

China Airlines fête les 100 ans de Boeing | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

China Airlines vient de dévoiler une livrée spéciale sur ses B777-300ER pour fêter les 100 ans de Boeing.
L'avion s'est posé sur le tarmac de l'aéroport de Taoyuan International Aircraft le 17 mai 2016. Ce B777-300ER, le 10ème reçu par China Airlines, doit desservir Francfort et l'Amérique du Nord à partir de la fin mai 2016.

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United Airlines is taking a second look at its uniforms - Chicago Business Journal

United Airlines is taking a second look at its uniforms - Chicago Business Journal | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Another irritant from the Jeff Smisek era at United Airlines is being addressed at the Chicago-based carrier. Three years ago, at the height of Smisek's extraordinarily rocky reign as United CEO, the carrier introduced new uniforms created by a down-market uniform provider Cincinnati-based Cintas (NASDAQ: CTAS). At the time, some viewed United's "fashion" statement, like that made with the coffee United served on board, as another effort by Smisek and his management team to cut corners and, of course, costs.
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Solar Impulse 2 is now flying to Tulsa with Bertrand Piccard

Solar Impulse 2 is now flying to Tulsa with Bertrand Piccard | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Solar Impulse 2 took off at 3:05am local time, with Bertrand Piccard at the controls for its 11th flight from Phoenix (Arizona) to Tulsa (Oklahoma). Si2 spent a little over one week in Phoenix Goodyear Airport until we found a clear weather window. The flight is expected to take 17 hours and 50 minutes. Estimated arrival in Tulsa: 10:50PM local time on May 12th (03:50AM UTC, 05:50AM CET on May 13th).
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Air France B773 and A320 collided in fog at Paris CDG » JACDEC

Air France B773 and A320 collided in fog at Paris CDG » JACDEC | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Whilst taxiing from and to the departure runway at Paris CDG Airport, both aircraft collided on a taxiway resulting in substantial damage to the A320. All on board remained unhurt.
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Le Perlan 2, l'aéronef sans moteur, embarque le patron d'Airbus lors d'un vol d'essai - L'Usine de l'Aéro

Le Perlan 2, l'aéronef sans moteur, embarque le patron d'Airbus lors d'un vol d'essai - L'Usine de l'Aéro | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Le Perlan 2, le planeur d’Airbus, a réalisé la deuxième partie de ses tests au Nevada ce 7 mai. L'aéronef sans moteur n’a pas pu... - L'Usine de l'Aéro
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If you’re dreaming about a career change, chances are you’ve got your heart set on Aviation.

If you’re dreaming about a career change, chances are you’ve got your heart set on Aviation. | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
IF YOU’RE staring off into space dreaming about a career change, chances are you’ve got your heart set on an aviation job.
The industry’s biggest players have topped the list of Australia’s most sought after employers, with Virgin on top and Qantas coming in a close second.
And it seems that many workers have itchy feet; 84 per cent of those surveyed believed travelling for work added value to their job, and 55 per cent would like a job that involves international travel — yet only 24 per cent currently do.
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Come discover Solar Impulse in Phoenix!

Come discover Solar Impulse in Phoenix! | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Come discover Solar Impulse in Phoenix! After receiving an email from our mission director saying we wouldn’t be flying before next Monday, the first thing we did was set up a public visit da
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Solar Impulse 2 - Flight to Lehigh Valley Postponed

Solar Impulse 2 - Flight to Lehigh Valley Postponed | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Solar Impulse with Bertrand Piccard at the controls was planned to fly from Dayton towards Lehigh Valley KABE on Tuesday morning (Dayton Time) May 24 Th.
We experienced a brief cabinet failure which distributes the fan power needed to keep the mobile hangar inflated.
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Bertrand Piccard will takeoff to Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania on May 24th

Bertrand Piccard will takeoff to Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania on May 24th | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Si2 will takeoff for the fifth leg of the crossing of the United States with Si2 from Dayton International Airport to Lehigh Valley International Airport on May 24th at 10:00AM UTC, 12:00PM CET, 6:00AM EDT. We are ready to continue the adventure after our two-day stay in Dayton, Ohio, the home of the famous Wright Brothers. The flight is expected to last 17 hours in order to reach Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.
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Solar Impulse in hometown of aviation pioneers - SWI swissinfo.ch

Solar Impulse in hometown of aviation pioneers - SWI swissinfo.ch | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
An experimental airplane powered solely by energy from the sun has landed in Ohio on the latest stage of its historic bid by Swiss pilots and developers to fly around the globe without a drop of fuel.
The single-seat Solar Impulse 2 aircraft arrived in Dayton shortly before 10pm local time on Saturday, the project team said.
It took the aircraft, piloted by André Borschberg, 16 hours and 34 minutes to cover the more than 1,110km (692 miles) between Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Dayton, Ohio - hometown of two of America's most well-known aviation pioneers - Wilbur and Orville Wright.
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Solar Impulse aeroplane heads for Dayton, Ohio - BBC News

Solar Impulse aeroplane heads for Dayton, Ohio - BBC News | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
The zero-fuel aeroplane left Tulsa, Oklahoma, at 04:22 local time (09:22 GMT), bound for Dayton, Ohio.
The 1,100km journey should take pilot Andre Borschberg about 18 hours to complete - a relatively short hop for the solar-powered aircraft.
But he will have to contend with steady, strong winds from the northwest as he flies northeast across the US.
Solar Impulse is aiming to get to New York in the next couple of weeks before it crosses the Atlantic - the last big leg in its global endeavour.
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An Air France Airbus A318 landing in Paris

An Air France Airbus A318 landing in Paris | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
An Air France Airbus A318 landing in Paris CDG Airport today May 20th with all flaps deployed and full reverse.
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EgyptAir missing plane MS804: Live updates

EgyptAir missing plane MS804: Live updates | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

(CNN)EgyptAir Flight 804 from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar Thursday morning over the Mediterranean Sea with 66 people on board. Here's what we know so far:
-- The plane's wreckage has been found, EgyptAir Vice President Ahmed Adel said in an exclusive interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour.
-- The cause of the plane's disappearance is more likely terrorism than a technical issue, Egypt's civil aviation minister said.

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Airbus and Boeing contend with headwinds - FT.com

Airbus and Boeing contend with headwinds - FT.com | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
he commercial aerospace industry has long been cyclical, flying in close formation with the rise and fall of economic growth. But not any more, according to Dennis Muilenburg, chief executive of Boeing.
Speaking at an investor conference last week in Seattle, the head of the US aircraft maker insisted his aim was to break out of that pattern. “We want to build a long-term sustained growth business,” he said. “That’s our headset, not a cyclical business.”
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Tulsa spectators gather as a modern marvel, Solar Impulse 2, makes a stop at Tulsa Intl. Airport

Tulsa spectators gather as a modern marvel, Solar Impulse 2, makes a stop at Tulsa Intl. Airport | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

TULSA - Spectators from all over Tulsa visited Solar Impulse 2 as the aircraft remained housed at Tulsa International Airport Sunday.
The solar-powered aircraft slated with the goal to fly around the world made it's latest appearance in Tulsa.

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Solar Impulse voyage continues with flight from Phoenix to Tulsa

Solar Impulse voyage continues with flight from Phoenix to Tulsa | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 plane will to continue its around-the-world voyage Thursday with a flight from Phoenix to Tulsa, Okla.
The plane is scheduled to take off at 3:00 a.m. local time (5:00 a.m. ET). It marks the second Solar Impulse 2 flight across the North American continent. The first was last week, from the San Francisco area to Phoenix.

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A Qatar Airways Airbus A380 in Paris

A Qatar Airways Airbus A380 in Paris | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
A Qatar Airways Airbus A380 just landed in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
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Photo: A Thai Airbus A380 in Paris

Photo: A Thai Airbus A380 in Paris | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
A THAI Airbus A380 during its pushing back in Paris CDG Airport
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Découvrez le billet d'avion le plus cher du monde

Découvrez le billet d'avion le plus cher du monde | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Service en gants blancs et à l'assiette, lit king size, écran géant, douche privée, salon personnalisé... la compagnie Etihad, basée à Abou Dhabi, propose un luxe inouï pour son vol Bombay-New York (avec une escale à Abou Dhabi). En première classe, évidemment. Et il vous en coûtera pas moins de 33 000 euros par personne... l'aller simple.
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