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Airbus Thinks Big With Small Electric Plane

Airbus Thinks Big With Small Electric Plane | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Airbus Group, the international consortium that makes huge jetliners, has debuted a new kind of aircraft: a tiny, electrically powered plane called the E-Fan.

The experimental plane is a two-seater and measures a mere 19 feet in length, with a wingspan of just over 31 feet. The twin-engine E-Fan’s power comes from 120 250-volt lithium-ion polymer batteries that can move the craft at speeds up to 136 mph.

“It's a very different way of flying,” said Jean Botti, chief technical and innovation officer at Airbus Group. “Absolutely no noise, no emissions.”

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Boeing 787-10 And Its Primary Competitors

Boeing 787-10 And Its Primary Competitors | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The 787-10 is the newest and largest 787 model. It appears to be a natural 777-200ER replacement. But the market is competitive when comparing competing models. Airbus subsequently updated its A330 with new wings, state of the art engines and other tweaks, to deliver 14% improved economics.

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Incident: Jet Airways B773 near Cologne on Feb 16th 2017, loss of communication leads to intercept

Incident: Jet Airways B773 near Cologne on Feb 16th 2017, loss of communication leads to intercept | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

A Jet Airways Boeing 777-300, registration VT-JEX performing flight 9W-118 from Mumbai (India) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 330 passengers and 15 crew, was enroute at FL360 being handed over from Bratislava (Slovakia) to Prague (Czech Republic) Center when radio contact was lost with the aircraft, that continued along its planned/cleared flight track. Germany dispatched two Eurofighters to intercept the aircraft, the fighter aircraft were already airborne when radio contact with 9W-118 was restored via the emergency frequency about 60nm north of Nuremberg (Germany).

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48 Years Later: Honoring America's Iconic Boeing 747 Passenger Fleets

48 Years Later: Honoring America's Iconic Boeing 747 Passenger Fleets | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” reads a historic quote stemming from Charles Dickens’ famous novel, A Tale of Two Cities, that applies in many respects to the fate of Boeing’s iconic 747.
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Aviation Photo: Bombardier CSeries CS100 (BD-500-1A10) - Swiss International Air Lines

Aviation Photo: Bombardier CSeries CS100 (BD-500-1A10) - Swiss International Air Lines | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
SWISS CS100 in action over St. Moritz during the Ski World Championships 2017 - Photo taken at St. Moritz [OFF AIRPORT] in Switzerland on February 11, 2017.
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11 Technologies for Creating the Ultimate Airport of the Future

11 Technologies for Creating the Ultimate Airport of the Future | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
If you’re lucky, an airport does one thing really well. Maybe it has painless security. Or robot assistants. Even just free Wi-Fi. Now imagine if every part of the experience was optimized for ultimate efficiency. We searched terminals around the world for the smartest innovations and mashed them all up into one. At this Frankenport, you might even want to show up early.
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Boeing's 747 to fly off the production line for the foreseeable future

Boeing's 747 to fly off the production line for the foreseeable future | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

oeing's iconic 747 looks safe for a few years yet, thanks in part to the internet. Last year Boeing warned that slow sales and unsold aircraft meant it was “reasonably possible that we could decide to end production of the 747”, a foreshadowing that saddened aviation enthusiasts who honour the aircraft's role as a harbinger of affordable international travel. But the four-engine 747 is a tricky proposition these days, as it is handily out-performed by twin-engine planes that can match it for capacity and range. 

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So Airbus Is Kinda Serious About Plane Interiors With Spas and Cafes

So Airbus Is Kinda Serious About Plane Interiors With Spas and Cafes | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

THE GOOD PEOPLE of A3, the California-flavored startup-within-a-multinational-corporation at Airbus, calls it a “low fidelity aircraft,” but I’ll level with you: Its latest experiment went down in a tent in an airplane hangar.
Still, Airbus had loftier goals than the locale might suggest. Researchers armed with Ikea furniture, board games, and plastic-wrapped meals, wanted to know how people would handle themselves if airlines swapped those cramped rows of miserable seats for something more imaginative. They tested something A3 calls “Transpose”—a conceptual modular cabin that offers a bevy of in-flight activities: a facial over here, a latte over there, a spin class up front.

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World’s longest flight: Qatar Airways launches Auckland service with Boeing 777 | The National

World’s longest flight: Qatar Airways launches Auckland service with Boeing 777 | The National | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Qatar Airways has launched its first service to Auckland, New Zealand with the return leg set to be the longest scheduled commercial flight by flying time, according to the airline’s website.
Flight QR920 departed Doha’s Hamed International Airport today, a spokeswoman confirmed, and was scheduled to arrive in Auckland tomorrow at 07.30am local time.

For its inaugural flight, the carrier used an Airbus A380 but regular routes use the Boeing 777.

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Aviation's Highest-Paying Jobs

Aviation's Highest-Paying Jobs | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Directors of aerospace program management lead major product and project-development programs, from satellite and communications systems to aircraft and avionics platforms. They work for aircraft or engine manufacturers, or defense, telecom or other aerospace-related employers. Directors are responsible for developing budgets and timetables and ensuring programs meet both.
A bachelor’s degree in astrophysics, aerospace engineering or a related field is typically required, as are professional engineer qualifications. A director’s average salary is about $145,000 per year (currently ranging from roughly $118,000 to $183,500), and is often boosted by bonuses and profit-sharing opportunities. 

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Air France swaps two cancelled A380s for smaller A350 jets

Air France swaps two cancelled A380s for smaller A350 jets | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Air France has swapped its remaining orders for two Airbus A380 superjumbos for three of the smaller A350s, Airbus data showed on Friday, highlighting a switch towards lighter twinjets. Removing the A380 order from its order book in a monthly update, Airbus said the French network of Air France-KLM

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Transport : Air France déploie son Dreamliner entre Paris et Barcelone

Transport : Air France déploie son Dreamliner entre Paris et Barcelone | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Pendant toute la durée du salon international « Mobile World Congress », réunissant toute l’industrie du téléphone mobile à Barcelone du 27 février au 2 mars 2017, Air France déploiera exceptionnellement sur deux rotations au départ de Paris-Roissy son nouveau Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Ce magnifique avion peut accueillir 30 passagers en classe Business, 21 en Premium et 225 en Economie. Au total, l’offre d’Air France entre les deux villes sera en hausse de plus de 75% pendant la durée du salon, avec 37 vols supplémentaires pour un total de 118 entre le 26 février et le 3 mars : le premier dimanche, 15 départs vers Barcelone lui permettront de transporter jusqu’à 2700 clients sur cet axe où elle est en concurrence avec les low cost easyJet, Transavia et Vueling (plus Ryanair depuis Beauvais).

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Finnair ends A340 operations

Finnair ends A340 operations | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Finnair (AY, Helsinki Vantaa) has confirmed the end of regular A340 operations. The Finnish carrier said via social media its last remaining A340-300 OH-LQE (msn 938) conducted its last scheduled commercial flight - AY74 Tokyo Narita-Helsinki Vantaa - on Tuesday, January 31.
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Le Boeing 787 plus vendu que le 767

Le Boeing 787 plus vendu que le 767 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Chez Boeing, le vice-président marketing Randy Tinseth a annoncé hier que la famille 787 Dreamliner avait dépassé le nombre de ventes enregistrées par les 767, grâce à cinq nouvelles commandes attribuées à un client anonyme. Le type de Dreamliner n’est pas précisé, mais au 21 février Boeing affiche 1207 commandes pour les 787 (par 67 clients) – un total atteint en treize ans seulement.
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[Diaporama] Quelles sont les compagnies aériennes les plus sûres ? - Aéronautique

[Diaporama] Quelles sont les compagnies aériennes les plus sûres ? - Aéronautique | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
632 incidents sur des avions ont été recensés par le JACDEC (Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre) en 2016. L’organisation utilise toutes ces données pour effectuer un classement des compagnies aériennes les plus sûres. Cette année encore ce classement ne change pas beaucoup. Seule la compagnie australienne Qantas fait son entrée dans le Top 10 des compagnies les plus sûres.
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Why It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Boeing's Iconic 747

Why It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Boeing's Iconic 747 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

We’ve already lost the beautiful Concorde to excessive cost and tragedy, but now another one of world’s most iconic airline designs is due to follow. The Boeing 747, an icon that harkens back to another time of flying (think the Pan Am glory days), is set to fade away. Cathay Pacific flew their last 747 flight back in October, and United and Delta are phasing the aircraft out this year. I flew on one of the final Cathay flights, and the magic of ascending upstairs into the bubble for one of the last times will be a fond part of my traveling memories.

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What’s the Real Cost of Flying on an Airliner Instead of a Private Jet?

What’s the Real Cost of Flying on an Airliner Instead of a Private Jet? | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
A new online tool lets you calculate the price of being an unproductive airline passenger…
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Two A380s among four Airbus testbeds heading to museums

Two A380s among four Airbus testbeds heading to museums | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Two of Airbus’s A380 test aircraft are to be transferred to museums, along with two other testbeds including the first A320.
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The Friendly Skies: A History of the Stewardess

The Friendly Skies: A History of the Stewardess | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
At a time when women were expected to stay home with the kids, the 1950s airline stewardess was in a unique position. On the one hand, she doted on her male passengers, upholding America’s conservative gender values; but on the other hand, she was literally a jet-setting career woman, idolized by girls everywhere. The stewardess deftly bridged the gap between the ’50s homemaker and the ’60s career woman.
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3 Airlines Serving In-Flight Food You Actually Want to Eat

3 Airlines Serving In-Flight Food You Actually Want to Eat | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Airplane food has been, since the dawn of time, literally a joke. Perhaps it just goes against nature that anything of culinary value could come from a tiny range-free kitchen 36,000ft in the sky. And yet, here I am, waiting to board a red-eye to Milan at JFK, trying my best to ignore the rumbling in my stomach that beckons me to Shake Shack or Panda Express. No, I must be strong; I will hold out for the in-flight meal, as counterintuitive as it may be.

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Pan Am: A photographic history of the world's most iconic airline

Pan Am: A photographic history of the world's most iconic airline | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

These days, mass air travel is far from a glamorous affair. 
But we can only imagine how exciting it would have been when it first broke onto the scene in the late 1920s - and no carrier was more pivotal to its development than Pan American Airways.
From its modest beginnings at a time when flying was still absurdly expensive (and considered far from safe), Pan Am refused to consider anything impossible and single-handedly revolutionized air travel - in part thanks to its highly effective publicity campaigns.

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VIDEO: Un ciel signé Concorde

Superbe Vidéo des derniers vols du Concorde avec Air France... l'avion qui nous fait toujours rêver !
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Airbus vs. Boeing: Which Company is Better Positioned for the Future? -- The Motley Fool

Airbus vs. Boeing: Which Company is Better Positioned for the Future? --  The Motley Fool | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

When it comes to plane manufacturers, two companies come to mind: Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Airbus. But which one is a better buy? In this week's episode of Industry Focus: Industrials, Sean O'Reilly has special guest host Adam Levine-Weinberg on to answer that question. Find out which company sells more planes, which comes out on top for customer comfort, which has the lead in fuel efficiency, which are the most important models for each company and what they specialize in, how the companies strategies have started to drift and what that means for the future, which makes a better buy for investors, and more.

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Crowdfunding: Le Livre enfin !  "Heure de Pointe à Roissy CDG" de Pol Bacquet

Crowdfunding: Le Livre enfin !  "Heure de Pointe à Roissy CDG" de Pol Bacquet | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

A « crowdfunding » project to finance the printing of 200 units of my latest Book with gorgeous Photos of planes at Roissy CDG in Paris (and be able to make them available for an affordable price). Contributions can be as low as 10 euros … and there are attractive gifts !... 

I suggest you have a look on the crowdfunding site at: https://www.kisskissbankbank.com/fr/projects/heure-de-pointe-a-roissy-cdg

KissKissBankBank is a collaborative platform for funding innovative and creative projects.

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Etihad, Lufthansa sign catering, maintenance deals

Etihad, Lufthansa sign catering, maintenance deals | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
ABU DHABI: Etihad Aviation Group and Lufthansa German Airlines announced on Wednesday a new commercial partnership that includes a four-year $100 million (Dh367 million) catering agreement and another deal on maintenance, repair, and overhaul.
The deals mark the beginning of more partnerships between both airlines, with a joint venture possibly being the next step. The two airlines are also looking into boosting cooperation in sectors like freight operations, procurement, and passenger services.
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