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Photos: Qantas Airbus A380-842 taking-off from Sidney

Photos: Qantas Airbus A380-842 taking-off from Sidney | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

VH-OQF (cn 029) QF11 to LAX getting underway on a beautiful autumn afternoon here in Sydney from runway 34L (Nikon D3)

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Airbus starts final assembly of first A350-1000 aircraft

Airbus starts final assembly of first A350-1000 aircraft | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Airbus has started final assembly of its first ever A350-1000 aeroplane.

The firm has received 181 orders for the brand new jet from 10 customers, with deliveries expected to start in mid-2017.

But the first A350-1000, which is currently on the final assembly line, is one of three flight test aircraft being built, and will take to the skies for its maiden flight before the end of this year.

The A350-1000 measures nearly 74m from nose to tail and is the longest fuselage version of Airbus’ all-new family of wide body jetliners.

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Etihad wins prestigious award for innovation

Etihad wins prestigious award for innovation | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
UAE’s Etihad Airways won the prestigious ‘Innovation in Travel Award’ at the Travel Weekly Globe Travel Awards held at The Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane in the UK.

The Innovation in Travel Award is presented to a company which has launched an innovation or development that has had a clear impact in the market. The award, which was judged by a panel of industry experts, was presented to Etihad Airways for The Residence – the world’s only private three-room cabin on a commercial aircraft. The revolutionary cabin is the result of a seven-year research and development programme at the airline’s Innovation Centre in Abu Dhabi, led by the Etihad Design Consortium.

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3 ways to play Boeing's turbulence

3 ways to play Boeing's turbulence | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

It's been a challenging week for leading airplane maker Boeing. But CNBC's "Fast Money" traders possess a long-term view on the stock. 

Shares of Boeing fell 12 percent this week after the company reported Thursday it was the target of a regulatory investigation into the program accounting of its 787 Dreamliner and 747 jumbo aircraft.

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Boeing to Cut Jobs, Starting With Management

Boeing to Cut Jobs, Starting With Management | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The proposed cuts were announced by Boeing Commercial Airplanes Chief Executive Ray Conner during a wide-ranging internal presentation, according to two people who attended the Wednesday morning webcast event.

Mr. Conner spoke candidly to employees during the event about his concerns regarding Boeing’s loss of market share to rival Airbus Group SE and emerging players, the people said.

As a path back to regaining lost share to Airbus, Mr. Conner told the attendees that he wanted the company to make a decision about developing an all-new jetliner as early as this year.

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Airbus Switches Engine Type for First A321neo Flight

Airbus Switches Engine Type for First A321neo Flight | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

If you think you’re uncomfortable when you’re buckled into a seat at 35,000ft, spare a thought for the flight attendants in full uniform.

While male cabin crew members are usually dressed in a suit, the outfits worn by their female colleagues can be tight, revealing, scratchy creations that rival the tackiness of a bridesmaid’s dress.

Not all uniforms are created equal for women as standards vary from airline to airline, and female staff even train in their outfits so that in case of emergency they can carry out their duties while wearing their skirts and heels.

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Relive the glamour and glory of flying during the swinging 1960s

Relive the glamour and glory of flying during the swinging 1960s | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Here's what it was like to fly in the 1960s.

n recent weeks we’ve booked an around-the-world ticket in a digital time machine, touching down in the groundbreaking 1930s, the explosive 1940s, and the golden 1950s of the commercial airline industry to see what it was really like to fly during each decade. Now we turn our attention to the swinging sixties.

‘The Incredibles’ present…the 747 jumbo jet! Long before Disney’s super-powered family beat up bad guys and made audiences giggle, the original Incredibles embarked on a mission that would change the face of air travel forever: 50,000 employees of Boeing, dubbed The Incredibles, conceived and created the 747 jumbo jet in less than 16 months.

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Leave It to the French to Make Airplane Food Appetizing

Leave It to the French to Make Airplane Food Appetizing | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Air France has recruited a 'Top Chef' to create à la carte meals, starting April 1.

With effortless style, the uncanny ability to eat chocolate and cheese without gaining weight, and cultural clout that draws millions of travelers annually, the French really do seem to have it all. Good news: They'll soon add gourmet airline food to this repertoire of je ne sais quoi—and you don't have to be Parisian to enjoy it.

Come April 1, Air France will begin serving a menu curated by 2012 Top Chef France winner Jean Imbert on long-haul flights departing from Paris: think a cold starter with organic quinoa, a poached egg and tarragon; or hot stew and a fruit-filled pastry for dessert.

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Why the sun is setting on the Boeing 747 - CNN.com

Why the sun is setting on the Boeing 747  - CNN.com | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
After changing aviation and the entire tourism industry, the venerable Boeing 747 may be nearing the end of its production life.

It's difficult to imagine now, in the age of mass global travel, that building an airplane to carry hundreds of people at a time was once seen as a huge risk. 

But as the world's first wide-body airliner, the Boeing 747 went on to change not only aviation but the entire tourism industry. 

Its economic design did much to move international travelwithin reach of middle-class vacationers rather than just the privileged few.

However, the venerable Boeing 747 may be nearing the end of its production life -- its manufacturing rate is to be halved to six a year.

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Air France 747 Forever - Le rendez-vous dans le ciel de deux fleurons de l'aéronautique française

On 27 January, over the Camargue region of France, twelve aircraft, jewels of French aviation, met in the air: eleven Alphajet from the Patrouille de France and Air France's last Boeing 747. 

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Lufthansa to use drones, but not for cargo | Air Cargo World

Lufthansa to use drones, but not for cargo | Air Cargo World | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

It’s no surprise anymore when another carrier or logistics firm decides to experiment with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones. DHL and Swiss WorldCargo are both preparing to test quad-copters with an actual payload in the next couple of months. 

Lufthansa’s subsidiary, Lufthansa Aerial Services, said it plans to use DJI drones and software to monitor customers’ infrastructure. Equipped with thermal imaging sensors, these commercial drones can perform inspections quickly and accurately, the carrier said.

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100 Years Of Attention To Safety in Aviation Brings Results

100 Years Of Attention To Safety in Aviation Brings Results | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
With 1962 fatal accident rates coupled with today’s rate of departures, there would be a major jet crash every other day, but there were only two in 2015.

The air safety process has been neither linear nor organized, and there’s no one single factor involved. Comedian George Carlin once asked, “If the black box flight recorder is never damaged during a plane crash, why isn’t the whole airplane made out of that stuff?” Not only has there not been a technological breakthrough of that kind, but one of today’s most widely produced airliners is an evolved version of an airplane designed in 1965.

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United Airlines reliera San Francisco à Singapour en 787-9

United Airlines reliera San Francisco à Singapour en 787-9 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

La compagnie aérienne United Airlines lancera en juin une nouvelle liaison directe entre San Francisco et Singapour, la route la plus longue pour un Dreamliner. A partir du 1er juin 2016, la compagnie américaine proposera un vol quotidien entre sa base de San Francisco et l’aéroport de Singapour-Changi, opéré en Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner pouvant accueillir 48 passagers en classe Affaires, 88 en Premium et 116 en Economie. Les départs de Californie sont programmés à 23h25 pour arriver deux jours plus tard à 6h45), les vols retour décollant à 8h45 pour se poser le même jour à 9h15 (passage de la ligne de changement de date oblige, durée de vol moyenne 15h55).

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The Remaining Boeing 747-8 Orders Re-Visited

The Remaining Boeing 747-8 Orders Re-Visited | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Boeing has less than two dozen confirmed 747-8 aircraft orders left to fill, and there has been little change to the order books over the past year, although in a report by Bloomberg, Randy Tinseth, Vice President of Marketing for Boeing, did say that there are some “near term opportunities” for the 747-8.

Boeing offers both passenger and freighter versions of the 747-8, but close to 60% of the orders have been for the 747-8F. Industry analysts predict that the world’s air cargo market’s growth rate will need to increase quite a bit to cause airlines to place more orders for the 747-8 in order for 747 production to continue.

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Is this the future of aviation?

Is this the future of aviation? | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
How is technology transforming aviation?

In a little over a century powered flight has moved from the miraculous to the everyday. Now, the aviation industry is planning for the next step.

As the 21st century progresses, a new era of aviation seems to be upon us, with flights powered by solar and biofuels no longer seeming like science fiction. 

Last year, Solar Impulse 2, the solar-powered aircraft, completed a record breaking non-stop flight from Nagoya in Japan to Hawaii, which lasted over 117 hours.

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How does your favorite airline rank safety-wise?

How does your favorite airline rank safety-wise? | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

While many business owners travel by air either domestically or internationally, many may not know how their regular airline fares safety-wise compared to other airlines.

AirlineRatings.com, a safety and product rating website launched in June 2013, has announced its top twenty safest airlines and top ten safest low cost airlines for 2016 from the 407 it monitors.

Top of the list for the third year is Australia’s Qantas, which has a fatality free record in the jet era – an extraordinary record.

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A321neo takes to the sky for the first time

A321neo takes to the sky for the first time | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Largest of Airbus’ best-selling single aisle with new engine option starts flight tests

The first A321neo equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines completed its maiden flight on February 9th from Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft, registration D-AVXB, was flown by Experimental Test Pilots Martin Scheuermann and Bernardo Saez Benito Hernandez. Accompanying them in the cockpit was Test-Flight Engineer Gérard Leskerpit and monitoring the flight’s progress were Flight-Test Engineers Sandra Bour Schaeffer and Emiliano Requena Esteban.

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Air Traffic in Paris 2

This video is about Air Traffic in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Pictures showing a large variety of planes landing and taking-off during December 2015 and January 2016. Latest flights of the Air France Boeing 747-400's before being retired on the 14th of January. All photos by Pol Bacquet

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The flight attendant uniforms that have stirred up controversy

The flight attendant uniforms that have stirred up controversy | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

If you think you’re uncomfortable when you’re buckled into a seat at 35,000ft, spare a thought for the flight attendants in full uniform.

While male cabin crew members are usually dressed in a suit, the outfits worn by their female colleagues can be tight, revealing, scratchy creations that rival the tackiness of a bridesmaid’s dress.

Not all uniforms are created equal for women as standards vary from airline to airline, and female staff even train in their outfits so that in case of emergency they can carry out their duties while wearing their skirts and heels.

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Airplane food: Economy vs. First class meals on 16 airlines

Airplane food: Economy vs. First class meals on 16 airlines | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Here’s how the food that is served to you looks on 16 airlines around the world, of course depending on where you opt to sit.
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Photos: Boeing 747-430 Aircraft Pictures | Airliners.net

Photos: Boeing 747-430 Aircraft Pictures | Airliners.net | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Picture of the Lufthansa Boeing 747-430 and Airbus 380-800 aircraft

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Boeing wins contract to build new Air Force One presidential jets

Boeing wins contract to build new Air Force One presidential jets | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Boeing Co (BA.N) has won a contract to start preliminary work on a new fleet of Air Force One presidential aircraft based on its 747-8 jumbo jet, the Pentagon said on Friday.

The Air Force decision was widely expected since the only other suitable four-engine jet is the A380 built by Airbus in Toulouse, France.

The 747-8 is the only four-engine commercial jet Boeing makes, providing an extra margin of flight safety over the more standard twin-engine planes.

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Le futur de l'aviation : l'avion électrique

Le futur de l'aviation : l'avion électrique | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

En ces temps de réchauffement climatique, alors que la voiture électrique est louée pour ses vertus, l’aéronautique se trouve également à la veille d’une nouvelle révolution avec l’avion électrique. Ce fascinant documentaire relate la minutieuse préparation, en vue de la traversée de la Méditerranée, du prototype conçu par l'ingénieur Calin Gologan.

Mais si vous souhaitez aller encore plus encore + loin alors visitez l'avenir avec Solar Impulse sur: www.solarimpulse.com

 

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Air attendants' uniforms reflect our changing relationship with flight

Air attendants' uniforms reflect our changing relationship with flight | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Flight attendants' uniforms are drip-dry and crease-resistant, designed to withstand wear and tear, multiple washes and multiple flights. Not exactly a fashion fantasy. That hasn't prevented various designers being been drafted in to design uniforms, with varying degrees of success. From Cristóbal Balenciaga in 1968, who created a chic clutch of them for Air France, through to New York designer Zac Posen, whose Delta Airlines designs will be unveiled in 2018.
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Boeing’s 737 MAX takes wing with new engines, high hopes

Boeing’s 737 MAX takes wing with new engines, high hopes | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
The latest Renton-built version of Boeing’s narrowbody jet is the company’s contender in the competition with Airbus for the crucial short-haul market. Watch the first flight

Just over seven weeks after it rolled out of the paint hangar, the first 737 MAX — the “Spirit of Renton” — had a smooth first flight Friday, proclaiming Boeing’s ambition to stay competitive against Airbus for the next decade in the crucial short-haul airliner market.

As rain closed in, bringing the threat that low clouds might delay the flight, the jet took off slightly earlier than expected from its namesake city at 9:48 a.m. piloted by Capt. Ed Wilson, 737 chief pilot.

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WELCOME SWISS B777-300ER AT ZÜRICH KLOTEN 29.1.2016


Swiss International welcomes its new flagship to Zurich LSZH with a water salute by the fire brigade. 
A total of 9 B777-300ER's will be delivered until end of next year and replace our a340-300's.

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