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MH370 search becomes most expensive aviation hunt in history, yet still no clues - Telegraph

MH370 search becomes most expensive aviation hunt in history, yet still no clues - Telegraph | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has been described as a “tangled mess” as experts predicted costs could reach hundreds of millions of pounds and authorities admitted they had been looking in the wrong area.

Angry families of the 239 onboard described the decision to move the search as a “slap in the face” after authorities in Australia said they has found no wreckage in the targeted zone.

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An Air France Airbus A318 in Paris

An Air France Airbus A318 in Paris | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
An Air France Airbus A318 landed in Paris Charles de Gaulle
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Boeing et Airbus obtiennent le feu vert américain pour vendre des avions à l'Iran

Boeing et Airbus obtiennent le feu vert américain pour vendre des avions à l'Iran | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
L'accord donné par les Etats-Unis à la vente d'Airbus et de Boeing à l'Iran lui permet non seulement de moderniser sa flotte aérienne, mais aussi de rassurer les grandes banques et sociétés étrangères qui veulent y travailler. Une première licence a été accordée à Airbus pour la vente de 17 moyen-courriers A320 et des long-courriers A330. L'avionneur européen espère obtenir une seconde licence prochainement. De son côté, l'avionneur américain Boeing a annoncé avoir obtenu le feu vert des Etats-Unis pour vendre des avions neufs à l'Iran, une première depuis la Révolution islamique de 1979.
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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol 1916 - 2016

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol 1916 - 2016 Onderzoek: Stadsarchief Amsterdam Productie: THING.nl Muziek: Ronald Schmitz Copyright Stadsarchief Amsterdam
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Autonomous cars? How about airliners?

Autonomous cars? How about airliners? | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Imagine if US Airways Flight 1549 out of New York – operating without a pilot -- had hit the same flock of birds, landed itself on the Hudson River, and saved the lives of 153 passengers and flight attendants.
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How to collect vintage airline posters; Air France deals on Europe flights

How to collect vintage airline posters; Air France deals on Europe flights | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The colourful and nostalgic world of vintage airline posters, and how to collect them, is explained by a German graphic designer known only as Michael on his attractive and easy-to-navigate website, Propeller Propaganda. Featuring a couple of hundred posters from his personal compilation – dating mainly from the 1930s to 60s, a time before bland uniformity overtook airline marketing – the site also offers advice on assembling collections by airline, aircraft type, poster artist, destination, artistic style and so on.

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Photo: Airbus A340 and A380 in Paris

Photo: Airbus A340 and A380 in Paris | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Encounter in Paris of an Air France Airbus 340 that just landed with an Airbus 380 heading Runway27L for taking-off
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A Delta Airlines Airbus A330 landing in Paris

A Delta Airlines Airbus A330 landing in Paris | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Very early in the morning before sun rises Delta Airlines Airbus A330 N827NW lands in Paris Charles de Gaulle (Sep. 9 2016)
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Air France-KLM to Try a Different Way to Transform Its Airlines

Air France-KLM to Try a Different Way to Transform Its Airlines | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Air France-KLM Group will overhaul its restructuring efforts, moving away from the previous chief executive’s strategy that strained relations with pilots, to a more conciliatory approach called “Trust Together,” said a person familiar with the plans. Jean-Marc Janaillac, who became CEO in July, will unveil the program in November that seeks to lower costs as well as rebuild trust between management and labor, and between the group’s sister airlines, said the person, who asked for anonymity because the program isn’t public.

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Swiss Taste: Fine Dining At 35,000 Feet

Swiss Taste: Fine Dining At 35,000 Feet | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

For most frequent travelers, airline meals are an aspect of flying that is more endured than enjoyed. In fact, the late Julia Child was famous for bringing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on transatlantic flights, proclaiming, “They even stay good for a day or two if you don’t eat them all on the plane.”
One notable exception has always been the airline of Switzerland, first Swissair (March 1931 to March 2002), and its reincarnation on April 1, 2002 as SWISS International Air Lines (www.swiss.com). Like its predecessor, SWISS has carried on the tradition of Swiss hospitality, as practiced in the country’s luxury hotels, in the air.

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Five New Ideas to be Explored by NASA Aeronautics Teams

Five New Ideas to be Explored by NASA Aeronautics Teams | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

They might not work, but no one will know for sure unless they’re given a chance.
That’s the general idea behind the recent selection of five aviation-related technologies for vigorous study as part of NASA’s ongoing Convergent Aeronautics Solutions project during the next two years of so, which itself is now in its second year.
Researchers will study a new kind of fuel cell, increasing electric motor output with the help of 3D printing, use of Lithium-Air batteries to store energy, new mechanisms for changing the shape of a wing in flight and basing a new antenna design on the use of lightweight aerogel.

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VIDEO. Festival Burning Man: Un Boeing 747 transformé en boîte de nuit

VIDEO. Festival Burning Man: Un Boeing 747 transformé en boîte de nuit | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Un Boeing 747-300 Jumbo Jet de 1985 cloué au sol a été transformé en club dans le cadre du festival Burning Man, organisé du 28 août au 5 septembre dernier dans le désert du Nevada (Etats-Unis). Tiré par un véhicule de remorquage à travers le site du festival Plus qu’une boîte de nuit improvisée dans un environnement indéniablement original, les membres de la Big Imagination Foundation, à l’origine du « 747 project », ont voulu offrir aux plus curieux des festivaliers « la plus grande expérience d’art mobile jamais réalisée » en travaillant sur l’avion tout au long de la semaine.

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Photo: An Air France Airbus A380 ready for Take-Off

Photo: An Air France Airbus A380 ready for Take-Off | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
An Air France Airbus A380 ready to enter Runway 27L for Take-Off in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
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Photo: An Eva Air Boeing 777-300 landing in Paris

Photo: An Eva Air Boeing 777-300 landing in Paris | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
An Eva Air Boeing 777-300 approaching Runway 27R in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
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Boeing Still Studying Larger 737 Max 10 to Enter Service After 2019

Boeing Still Studying Larger 737 Max 10 to Enter Service After 2019 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The new aircraft would compete with the Airbus A321neo.
Boeing is still studying whether to build a larger version of its best-selling 737 aircraft to counter runaway sales by rival Airbus of a large version of its competing plane, a senior executive said.
The company has not made a decision yet to build the larger jet, dubbed the 737 MAX 10, said Michael Teal, vice president and chief project engineer of the 737 MAX program.

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Histoire du logo Air France

Histoire du logo Air France | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Voici l’histoire du logo de la principale compagnie aérienne française, Air France. Alors que le célèbre hippocampe ou « Pégase à queue de dragon » fait partie intégrante du logo depuis sa création, il a subi de multiples mutations. Fondée en 1933, la compagnie fait aujourd’hui partie du groupe Air France-KLM.
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Air France to introduce its first 787 in January

Air France to introduce its first 787 in January | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Air France will put its first Boeing 787 into service at the beginning of next year. The carrier says the aircraft will be deployed on the Paris-Cairo route from 9 January 2017. It will be equipped with 30 business, 21 premium economy and 225 economy seats. Ahead of serving the Egyptian capital with the Dreamliner, Air France will use the jet to operate four "welcome flights" around Paris on 7 and 8 January.

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Airbus Beluga

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Airbus Beluga A300-600ST number 4 F-GSTD taking off from Airport Albert Picardie in France
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Boeing Unveils T-X Advanced Trainer Aircraft | DefenseNews

Boeing Unveils T-X Advanced Trainer Aircraft | DefenseNews | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

ST. LOUIS — Boeing on Tuesday revealed its candidate for the Air Force’s next trainer: a single-engine, twin-tailed aircraft made in a partnership with Swedish firm Saab.
After a dramatic rollout ceremony punctuated with dubstep music, flashing lights and a dropcloth unveiling of the plane, company executives dropped another bombshell: Boeing has already manufactured two of the jets.

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Early arrival of an Air France A380 in Paris

Early arrival of an Air France A380 in Paris | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Air France Airbus A380 F-HPJC landing in Paris CDG today early in the morning
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These Experimental Models Might Bring Hybrid Technology To Aviation - Forbes

These Experimental Models Might Bring Hybrid Technology To Aviation - Forbes | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Can the aircraft engines be made hybrid like a Prius? This question was originally answered on Quora by Tom Farrier.
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Under Concorde F-BTSD in Paris

Under Concorde F-BTSD in Paris | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Air France Concorde F-BTSD at the Air & Space Museum Le Bourget in Paris facing the Prototype number 1 F-WTSS
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AirAsia flight aborted after navigational error

AirAsia flight aborted after navigational error | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

(CNN)A flight to Malaysia from Sydney was diverted to Melbourne after its pilot entered incorrect coordinates of the plane's starting position, an Australian aviation investigation report has found.
Carrying 212 passengers, the AirAsia flight bound for Kuala Lumpur on March 10, 2015, was flying in the wrong direction after takeoff from Sydney, because the pilot had manually entered the wrong coordinates of the plane's position into the flight's onboard navigation

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Boeing Control Tests Target Short-Takeoff Blended Wing Body

Boeing Control Tests Target Short-Takeoff Blended Wing Body | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Testing that could pave the way for a short-takeoff version of Boeing’s blended wing body (BWB) is underway at NASA Langley Research Center as part of work to calibrate the facility’s refurbished 14 X-22-ft. subsonic wind tunnel. For Boeing, the tests could be a small but important stepping-stone toward further development of the BWB concept as a military tanker-transport
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A Boeing 747 is being transformed into a club at Burning Man 2016

A Boeing 747 is being transformed into a club at Burning Man 2016 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The extraordinary universe of Burning Man goes from strength to strength with each passing year. 
Project 747, led by the Big Imagination Foundation, has been in preparation for several months now. The team behind the mammoth undertaking have transformed a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet weighing in at 50 tonnes into “what might be the largest moving art experience ever created”, as Dancing Astronaut reports.

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Accord ukraino-chinois pour relancer l'Antonov 225, le plus gros avion cargo au monde

Accord ukraino-chinois pour relancer l'Antonov 225, le plus gros avion cargo au monde | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

L'avionneur ukrainien Antonov a conclu avec la société chinoise Aerospace Industry Corporation of China (AICC) un accord sur la production en Chine du plus gros avion cargo au monde, l'An-225 Mriya, a annoncé Antonov.
Cet accord a été signé le 30 août, a précisé le constructeur d'Etat ukrainien dans un communiqué daté de mercredi.
Il prévoit que le deuxième An-225 - dont la construction avait été arrêtée après l'écroulement de l'Union soviétique - soit finalement assemblé par Antonov dans son usine de Kiev, avant sa livraison dans une première phase à AICC, puis la production en série de l'appareil en Chine, sous licence, dans un second temps.

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