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Virgin Galactic Space Tourists Shed Pounds (and Fears) on Zero-G Flight - NBC News

Virgin Galactic Space Tourists Shed Pounds (and Fears) on Zero-G Flight - NBC News | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

NEWARK, N.J. — Flying on a zero-gravity airplane makes anyone feel like an astronaut — and for Virgin Galactic's future space tourists, there's the chance to prepare for the even bigger doses of weightlessness ahead.

Most people who go into zero-G experience a sense of disorientation and even nausea — a phenomenon known as "space motion sickness." Anti-nausea medications can help. But as much as New Zealand entrepreneurDerek Handley was looking forward to the flight, he had a nagging worry about how he'd feel afterward.

More than 700 people have signed up for Virgin Galactic's suborbital space rides, with tickets currently going for $250,000 a seat.

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Airbus reconnaît des erreurs sur l'A400M

Airbus reconnaît des erreurs sur l'A400M | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Le président de l'avionneur Airbus, Tom Enders, a reconnu des "erreurs énormes" suite aux différents retards et problèmes techniques liés à l'avion de transport militaire A400M , tout en rejetant une part de responsabilité sur les gouvernements européens."Nous avons sous-estimé les problèmes de moteur et sommes rattrapés par ce péché originel", a-t-il déclaré dans une interview publiée dimanche par l'édition dominicale du quotidien Bild.
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Boeing made a 'major mistake' 12 years ago that left its customers in the lurch

Boeing made a 'major mistake' 12 years ago that left its customers in the lurch | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The 757 was always a bit of an odd duck for Boeing.
It's a twin-engine narrow-body airliner that's larger than the run-of-the-mill 737, but smaller than wide-body jets like the 787 Dreamliner.
It's a true tweener in Boeing's lineup.

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End Of The Boeing-Airbus Global Duopoly Is Here: Moody’s

End Of The Boeing-Airbus Global Duopoly Is Here: Moody’s | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

With a major order from Delta Air Lines (DAL), Canada’s Bombardier is ready to disrupt the Boeing (BA)–Airbus (EADSY) duopoly, according to a report Tuesday from Moody’s.
Earlier this year, Bombardier scored an order for 75 narrow-body CS100 jets from Delta, with an option for 50 more. It was the largest-ever order for Bombardier’s commercial aircraft business, and Delta is expected to become the biggest C Series customer, Moody’s said.

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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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The 10 cushiest first class plane cabins in the world

The 10 cushiest first class plane cabins in the world | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Flying might consist of long hours, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a miserable experience.
AirlineRatings.com rates airlines on everything from the level of comfort they provide to passengers to how safe their carriers are, and they recently ranked the top ten airlines with the best first class cabins. 
With lavish amenities that include multi-room apartments, double beds, and plush bedding, passengers can kick back and relax on their next flight.

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Korean Air plane catches on fire before take off in Japan

Korean Air plane catches on fire before take off in Japan | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Scared passengers and crew were evacuated from a Korean Air Boeing 777 on Friday after an apparent engine fire.
Smoke was seen coming from the left engine, with 302 passengers and 17 crew members were evacuated onto the tarmac at Haneda Airport in Toyko.

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Airbus et Lufthansa dévoilent des versions "luxe" de l'A350

Airbus et Lufthansa dévoilent des versions "luxe" de l'A350 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Découvrez l'A350 d'Airbus sous un autre jour avec de nouveaux équipements luxueux destinés à l'aviation d'affaire.
Airbus a présenté aujourd'hui au salon EBACE 2016 de Genève de nouveaux équipements de luxe pour son A350. Ce dernier équipé du système "Easyfit" se révèle particulièrement adaptable et permet de transformer les espaces intérieurs de l'avion avec facilité. L'avion de ligne se transforme ainsi en un jet d'affaire confortable et spacieux. Avec ce nouvel équipement, l'A350 rebaptisé ACJ350 XWB (pour "Xtra Widebody") peut accueillir jusqu'à 25 passagers sur une surface de 270 m2.

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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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