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Lufthansa tests new continuous descent operation at Munich Airport

Lufthansa tests new continuous descent operation at Munich Airport | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Lufthansa is currently testing a new continuous descent operation at Munich Airport, which it has developed together with German Air Traffic Control in Munich. It will thereby help all airline companies to save fuel and protect the environment.
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How to Make the Airport Experience More Traveler-Friendly

How to Make the Airport Experience More Traveler-Friendly | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

New technology could streamline the whole process, from arrival at the airport to departure.

Airports, airlines and their technology providers are as frustrated as passengers are with the current state of affairs—a frustration that will only rise as more rules are put in place designed to enhance security, such as the Trump administration’s suggestion that it might ban laptops from cabins on all international flights in and out of the U.S.

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Developing renewable fuels as a solution for the future of aviation

Developing renewable fuels as a solution for the future of aviation | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
John Pitts, MD and Founder of UK-based global aviation fuel specialist eJet International, looks at the industry’s current stance on renewable fuels and discusses its potential uptake as a sustainable solution for cutting emissions.
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Designing an Airline Seat From Scratch and 2 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Designing an Airline Seat From Scratch and 2 Other Aviation Trends This Week | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

This week, airlines split the difference between profitability and customer satisfaction. SAS competes with both low-cost and legacy carriers, and Skift gets an inside look at designing a new coach seat.

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Which airline is best—and worst—for noise and pollution levels?

Which airline is best—and worst—for noise and pollution levels? | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

U.K. airline British Airways ranked the best on noise and fuel pollution levels, and Israel’s El Al ranked the worst. That’s according to a new list by London’s Heathrow Airport aimed at naming and shaming airlines in the hope they will improve their environmental standards.

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Lufthansa Provides Cabin Staff with iPads

Lufthansa Provides Cabin Staff with iPads | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

A gentle push on the home button and the digital world opens up to the user. A finger swipes the surface and navigates to a yellow app. With the “Lufthansa crewFlight” apps, the seating plan is quickly opened, providing the cabin crew with a plenty of information on the guests of their next flight.

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Paris Airshow Inspires Unique Airbus Formation

Paris Airshow Inspires Unique Airbus Formation | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Airbus flew this unique formation a few weeks before the Paris Air Show.
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Imagining the Future of Aviation: Eagle Flight Research Center Director Receives Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize

Imagining the Future of Aviation: Eagle Flight Research Center Director Receives Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
On May 20, the anniversary of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh’s historic transatlantic flight from New York to Paris, Richard “Pat” Anderson, a professor of aerospace engineering and director of the Eagle Flight Research Center at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, received the Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize (LEAP).
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What the green airplane of the future could look like

What the green airplane of the future could look like | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The green airplane of the future will tackle some of aviation’s biggest environmental challenges including fuel efficiency, noise and plane washing. New developments in technology will make it quieter, cleaner and cheaper, allowing it to fly more frequently and burn less fuel.

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Air France: Pilots in control of Boost future

Air France: Pilots in control of Boost future | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Air France-KLM’s new subsidiary Boost project is on track, but pilots will ultimately control the destiny of the company’s proposed new long-haul operation.

The Boost project was unveiled as part of an Air France strategic plan in November 2016 in a bid to regain the offensive in the face of strong Gulf carrier competition and to stem losses on Air France’s weakest long-haul routes.

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A Visual History of Air Force One

A Visual History of Air Force One | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Air Force One isn't a specific plane, it's the air traffic control designation given to any Air Force aircraft with the President of the United States on board. The designation was first used when an Eastern Airlines commercial flight entered the same airspace as a plane carrying President Eisenhower, and both planes had the same call sign.

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Carbon nanotube 'stitches' make stronger, lighter composites: Method to reinforce these materials could help make airplane frames lighter, more damage-resistant

Carbon nanotube 'stitches' make stronger, lighter composites: Method to reinforce these materials could help make airplane frames lighter, more damage-resistant | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Aerospace engineers have designed carbon nanotube 'stitches' that strongly bind composites, which could produce lighter, more damage-resistant airplanes.

The newest Airbus and Boeing passenger jets flying today are made primarily from advanced composite materials such as carbon fiber reinforced plastic -- extremely light, durable materials that reduce the overall weight of the plane by as much as 20 percent compared to aluminum-bodied planes.

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Highest aviation alert level issued after Alaskan volcano erupts

Highest aviation alert level issued after Alaskan volcano erupts | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

A volcanic eruption Sunday prompted the temporary raising of the highest aviation alert, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) said Sunday. The event, which took place on Alaska’s Bogoslof Island, part of the Aleutian island chain, caused the issuance of a code “red” aviation alert, which was subsequently downgraded to “orange.”

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Invention could fix overhead locker problems

Invention could fix overhead locker problems | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Retrieving carry-on luggage on a plane could be about to get a lot easier thanks to the winning idea in a global innovation contest.

The private stowage compartment is designed to squeeze more space out of an aircraft — and could eventually become a standard feature in Airbus aircraft.

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Taking a flight on the best Boeing 757

Taking a flight on the best Boeing 757 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

... Externally this 757, which was only the fifth of its type to roll off Boeing's production line, looks fairly normal—until you spot a giant bracket on the side of the fuselage where an optional third engine can be mounted. That pylon isn't for redundancy or extra power, though: it's for field-testing new jet engines.

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On the verge of an aviation revolution

On the verge of an aviation revolution | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Drones represent only the beginning of industry disruption. The world is now on the edge of a technological revolution in aviation. This revolution includes, for example, autonomous or flying cars — with Airbus planning to test a prototype this year with a view to completing short-haul trips by 2021. Pilotless commercial aircraft may not be too far behind.
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Fly me to the world: Aviation innovates for a sustainable future

Fly me to the world: Aviation innovates for a sustainable future | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

About 10 million people around the world fly on commercial airplanes every day to conduct business, visit friends and family, study and discover new places and people. Airplanes also carry one-third of global trade by value. Commercial aviation, which supported nearly 12 million European jobs and contributed €707 billion to EU GDP in 2014, is the physical worldwide web that connects us and is an essential part of modern life.

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F-35 Demo Pilot: Paris Performance Will ‘Crush Years Of Misinformation'

F-35 Demo Pilot: Paris Performance Will ‘Crush Years Of Misinformation' | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Lockheed Martin test pilot Billie Flynn says the flight demonstration is carefully scripted to highlight the kinematic capabilities of the F-35A, particularly its slow-speed handling qualities.
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The Data Science Revolution Transforming Aviation

The Data Science Revolution Transforming Aviation | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Twenty-first century aircraft will be producing exponentially more data than their twentieth century counterparts. The question is whether airlines and airports will have the data storage and advanced analytics capabilities to take advantage of it all.
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Boeing studying pilotless airplanes

Boeing studying pilotless airplanes | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
The Boeing Company is studying the idea that pilotless airplanes might one day be possible, and perhaps even necessary if aviation is going to continue to grow.
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Part of engine on China Eastern jet tears away after takeoff

Part of engine on China Eastern jet tears away after takeoff | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

After the airplane landed safely back in Sydney, emergency crews found a gaping hole in the front part of the engine nacelle's structural casing, known as the nose cowl.A China Eastern Airlines jet suffered a major engine failure shortly after taking off out of Sydney for Shanghai on Sunday. 

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Future of aviation up in the air

Future of aviation up in the air | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
The future of flying is up in the air after President Trump made a move to privatize air traffic control from the Federal Aviation Administration, in favor of a non-profit with a board overseeing its operation.
But some worry about what the move means for smaller, more rural airports.
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Wheels Up: A Look at How U.S. Airports Manage Waste and Recycling

Wheels Up: A Look at How U.S. Airports Manage Waste and Recycling | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

While a large number of U.S. airports have waste and recycling programs in place, they vary greatly depending on tenant agreements, hauler contracts and more.

Millions of passengers flood U.S. airports each year, leaving behind waste, recycling and compostable items in bins scattered throughout airport facilities.

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These Aviation Innovations Will Someday Make Flying Economy (Mostly) Better

These Aviation Innovations Will Someday Make Flying Economy (Mostly) Better | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Even economy class will someday feel a bit softer, a bit warmer, a bit faster, a bit easier to sleep in. Mostly.

It's tempting to envision the vehicles of the future the way Passengers does—luminous, spacious, expertly designed. But in reality, you’d probably settle for an air travel experience that’s even slightly better than what you get today—or at least, not worse. In which case, you’re in luck. 

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The Connected Aircraft: Four Airlines, Four Views - From our archives - Via Satellite -

In this article from our archives we talked to Air France/KLM, Emirates, Lufthansa and JetBlue about their in-flight connectivity strategies. In anticipation to our Global Connected Aircraft Summit happening in Arlington, VA June 7-9, 2017, we bring you this story published in our September 2013 issue of Via Satellite.
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An Aeromexico Boeing 737 collides with truck at LAX, injuring 8

An Aeromexico Boeing 737 collides with truck at LAX, injuring 8 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
A passenger jet taxing to its gate at Los Angeles International Airport collided with a utility truck Saturday afternoon, leaving eight people on the truck with non-life-threatening injuries.
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