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PIA flights can be disrupted after damage to Boeing 777

PIA flights can be disrupted after damage to Boeing 777 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

At least three PIA aircraft were damaged in the Sunday night terrorist attack, including a Boeing-777, an Airbus-310 and a Jumbo 747, which could seriously hamper PIA operations but more serious questions are being raised about dozens of workers who were allowed access without security clearance.

 The damage to the aircraft was confirmed by the Interior Minister Choudhry Nisar Ali Khan, but a PIA spokesman insisted that he could not go beyond the claim of the DG ISPR that no damage was done to any aircraft. The extent of the damage was not yet known or confirmed.

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Breakthroughs seen driving aviation over next decade

Breakthroughs seen driving aviation over next decade | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Breakthroughs will drive the aviation market in the next 10 years for the nation's airlines — and the competition is on for discovering that next breakthrough

Mike Boyd, president and CEO of Evergreen, Colo.-based Boyd Group International, kicked off his 20th annual International Aviation Forecast Summit on Monday at Bellagio. More than 400 airport, airline and aircraft manufacturing executives have gathered in Las Vegas to discuss industry trends and what they mean to their markets.

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Who Benefits from Airline Baggage Fees?

Who Benefits from Airline Baggage Fees? | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
By charging baggage fees—and encouraging customers to avoid checked bags—operating costs for the airlines fall, since they need fewer check-in staff and luggage handlers, and their planes use less fuel. This synergy creates lower ticket prices for the customer, meaning that more people can afford to fly, which is good for the airlines. In other words, baggage fees harmonize the airlines’ interests with those of passengers, lowering costs on both sides.
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Secrets of Airline Catering Kitchens Serving 100,000 Meals Per Day

Secrets of Airline Catering Kitchens Serving 100,000 Meals Per Day | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

How do you offer quality meals to tens of thousands every day, when those meals will be eaten hours later, after being re-heated and served at altitudes that numb the tastebuds so the richest foods taste like oatmeal?

Can you produce meals, in hundreds of varieties, addressing special dietary needs, and the food preparation requirements of the world’s religions, in time for hundreds of flights scheduled to depart day after day.

How do you ensure consistency, quality, variety and food safety?

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The secret world of airline meals

The secret world of airline meals | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Can you bear the sight of one airline meal? No? How about 150,000 of them? There might not be quite that many on the production line at once, but at the Emirates Flight Catering facility on the outskirts of Dubai airport, I’m looking at quite a few. Teriyaki salmon fillets, mounds of rice and rows of green beans are neatly placed into little white dishes by hair-netted, white-coated staff. Foil lids are stamped on and the meals are boxed up, ready for the flight to Tokyo.

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ICON A5: Brilliant aircraft innovation - "...they shall mount up with wings as eagles."

ICON A5: Brilliant aircraft innovation - "...they shall mount up with wings as eagles." | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The ICON A5 is a brilliantly engineered new airplane for those who would love to learn to fly and own their own plane but thought that it was beyond reach. This is an amphibious Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) that can land on water as well as a normal runway. The design features of this marvel of engineering include folding wings so that it can be carried on a trailer and stored in a garage.

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The ICON A5 is quite an elegant, yet sporty feat in avionic engineering one that AQT Solutions admires. 

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This Air France ad is the top travel brand video of 2015, so far, says Google - Tnooz

This Air France ad is the top travel brand video of 2015, so far, says Google - Tnooz | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Air France for having created a video that has been more viewed than any other promotional video by any other travel company so far in 2015, says Google.

Congratulations (or, we should say, félicitations ) to Air France for having created an advertisement that has been more popular than any other video from any other travel company so far in 2015, according to Google. A review of YouTube clips by Think with Google, the search giant’s market research arm, finds that Air France’s promotional video “France is in the Air” was the most popular video created by a travel brand and shared online so far in 2015. 

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Humour: Turbulences before take-off

Humour: Turbulences before take-off | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Passenger leg-room fights increasing

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Airline to Begin Weighing Passengers for 'Flight Safety'

Airline to Begin Weighing Passengers for 'Flight Safety' | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Airline to set up a “special weighing machine” at the departure gate.

Uzbekistan Airlines announced a new policy that involves weighing passengers shortly before take off.

A statement by the airline announced a decision to install a “special weighing machine” at departure gates, where passengers would be weighed along with their luggage.

“According to the rules of International Air Transport Association, airlines are obliged to carry out the regular procedures of preflight control passengers weighing with hand baggage to observe requirements for ensuring flight safety,”

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First Boeing 727 readied for final flight

First Boeing 727 readied for final flight | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

EVERETT, Wash. - At the Museum of Flights's restoration center at Paine Field, engineers and mechanics are preparing a plane that hasn't flown in nearly 25 years ready for one last flight.

They've nearly finished restoring it for its move to the Museum of Flight's main campus at Boeing Field.

The plane is Boeing's very first 727, which rolled out of the company's Renton factory in late November of 1962. By the time production ended, more than 1,800 had been built.

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The 10 Most Beautiful Airliners of All Time

The 10 Most Beautiful Airliners of All Time | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Sleek, streamlined and sexy, these are 10 of the most aesthetically pleasing machines ever created.
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Déjeuner sur Lufthansa comme au restaurant

Déjeuner sur Lufthansa comme au restaurant | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Lufthansa a décidé de franchir un nouveau pas dans le service en classe affaires. La compagnie allemande propose désormais, depuis le 1er août et uniquement sur A380, un service à table au moment du repas, les plats étant servis directement depuis le galley et non plus transportés sur chariot. 

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Airbus just patented a jet that could fly from London to New York in 1 hour

Airbus just patented a jet that could fly from London to New York in 1 hour | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
In July, Airbus engineers patented a hypersonic jet capable of flying at 4 1/2 times the speed of sound.

In other words, Airbus just patented a hypersonic jet.

Airbus expects the jet to reach speeds as high as Mach 4.5 — or 4 1/2 times the speed of sound.

According to PatentYogi's Deepak Gupta, this means the Airbus jet could make the trip from London to New York in just one hour. That's a significant improvement over the 3 1/2 hours it took for the now retired Mach 2 Concorde to make the same trip. The Concorde was a joint venture between Airbus' two predecessors, France's Aerospatiale and British Aerospace.

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You might be staring fellow passengers in the face on future flights if you fly economy - Pocket-lint

You might be staring fellow passengers in the face on future flights if you fly economy - Pocket-lint | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

French airline chair manufacturer Zodiac Seats has come up with a seating design that it believes will help its customers get more economy passengers onto its flights.

Called the "economy class cabin hexagon" collection, or "Project HD31", the new seating plan faces the middle seat of a row of three backwards, so passengers look at each other while flying. This optimises space on single aisle airplanes and therefore increases the number of available seats.

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British Airways owner invests in tech to improve customer experience

British Airways owner invests in tech to improve customer experience | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
International Airlines Group is pushing to improve customer experience across its subsidiaries with digital start-ups based in San Francisco and Israel.

The team examines how new technologies implemented by rival airlines could be taken further and push boundaries of customer experience.

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7 Airline Innovations That Will Change the Way We Fly

7 Airline Innovations That Will Change the Way We Fly | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
There was a day not too long ago when seatback TVs on planes looked space-aged, the concept of a call from 30,000 feet seemed impossible, and the idea of WiFi—let alone on a plane—was completely out of the question.

Airline innovation has come a long way—and companies now have a new tech-savvy consumer to please. Experts are busy figuring out how to do just that. Many—from internationally renowned design firms to NASA scientists—have a hand in trying to turn big ideas into future plans. 

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Sustainable, green aviation and the pursuit of fuel alternatives - IPWatchdog.com

Sustainable, green aviation and the pursuit of fuel alternatives - IPWatchdog.com | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Green aviation innovation is alive both at major industry players as well as smaller firms that have moved into this sector of research and development.

Today, we wanted to recognize a collection of innovators who are making strides forward in the race to develop cleaner jet fuels and greener modes of transportation. In the coming years, many of our readers may be airborne on planes operating on no fossil fuel whatsoever, or if they do, it’s likely produced from a biomass feedstock that does not require dipping into the world’s oil reserves.

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Singapore Airlines pushes Boeing, Airbus for 18-hour flights - Runway Girl

Singapore Airlines pushes Boeing, Airbus for 18-hour flights - Runway Girl | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Will an airline ever again fly nonstop between the US and southeast Asia? Singapore Airlines would certainly like to bring back the all-business flights it decided to cut in 2013, from its Changi hub to Newark and Los Angeles. The carrier has this summer been pushing Boeing and Airbus to offer long-range premium cabin configurations of the 787 and A350, and earlier this month Airbus’ Kiran Rao spoke to Bloomberg about Airbus’ work to do so.

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Les plus beaux uniformes d'hôtesses de l'air

Les plus beaux uniformes d'hôtesses de l'air | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Balmain, Westwood, Nina Ricci... Quand il s'agit d'habiller leurs hôtesses et stewards, les compagnies aériennes n'hésitent pas à sortir le grand jeu ! Voici une sélection des uniformes les plus élégants et originaux.
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Fleets in Russia & CIS to more than double by 2034

Fleets in Russia & CIS to more than double by 2034 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
According to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF), the Russia & CIS air passenger market will more than double in the next 20 years, with over 2,000 aircraft needed by 2034, compared to the 922 in operation today to meet the countries’ growing demand for air travel. Airbus’ forecast shows that over 1,280 of these aircraft will be new deliveries, valued at US$150 billion, comprising 1,100 single-aisles, 160 twin-aisles and 24 very large aircraft. These additional aircraft will satisfy both fleet replacement needs and future growth for the intra-regional CIS and international market.
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This Is the Safest Place to Sit on a Plane

This Is the Safest Place to Sit on a Plane | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Where you should sit next time you get onboard.

Statistics show that the middle seats in the rear of an aircraft historically have the highest survival rates.

This is based on a study of aircraft accidents in the last 35 years. TIME went through the Federal Aviation Administration’s CSRTG Aircraft Accident Database looking for accidents with both fatalities and survivors. We found 17 with seating charts that could be analyzed. The oldest accident that fit our criteria was in 1985; the most recent was in 2000.

The analysis found that the seats in the back third of the aircraft had a 32% fatality rate, compared with 39% in the middle third and 38% in the front third.

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Airbus Has a Tech Accelerator That Could Make Flying Better for Everyone

Airbus Has a Tech Accelerator That Could Make Flying Better for Everyone | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Airbus’ new BizLab technology accelerator program has announced its selection for the first five start-ups which will participate in a six month mentoring program to grow ideas into businesses.

Among the five companies selected is James Lee’s seat design firm, Paperclip Design, Hong Kong which has developed a number of clever solutions to the sticky issues of cabin crowding.

We’ve written about Lee’s elbow-friendly PaperClip armrest, the passenger-friendly economy Meerkat seat, and the convertible business class Butterfly seat design. Lee’s seating innovations have won design awards, but remained in a hold-pattern waiting for backing by an industry manufacturer.

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Boeing sees strong jetliner demand; focus on cost-cutting

Boeing sees strong jetliner demand; focus on cost-cutting | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Boeing Co is still seeing strong demand for civilian aircraft and pressure to increase its production rates, despite concerns about slowing growth in China and several years of record aircraft orders.

Cutting production costs on the 787 Dreamliner is a top priority at the Chicago-based company. The 787, which costs about $260 million at list prices, is Boeing's most recent commercial jet. It is loaded with high-tech features, but continues to lose money.

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NASA: 10 Favorite Ways To Celebrate National Aviation Day |

NASA: 10 Favorite Ways To Celebrate National Aviation Day | | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Whether it’s because you received an overnight shipment, travelled by air to visit friends or relatives, or your job is part of the multi-trillion-dollar global aerospace industry, aviation touches all of our lives every day.

It’s something worth celebrating. In fact, long before there were commercial jet airliners, President Franklin D. Roosevelt thought so too. In 1939 he issued the first presidential proclamation designating Aug. 19 as National Aviation Day.


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Voici le successeur du Concorde imaginé par Airbus

Voici le successeur du Concorde imaginé par Airbus | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Le constructeur aéronautique européen vient de déposer aux Etats-Unis un brevet décrivant le fonctionnement et le design de cet avion supersonique capable de traverser l'Atlantique en... 60 minutes.

Airbus a déposé le 14 juillet dernier aux Etats-Unis, un brevet qui fera date. Le constructeur aéronautique européen y décrit la technologie et le design d'un avion qui battrait le Concorde à plate couture. Une fois atteint son altitude de croisière, il volerait à la vitesse de Mach 4,5. Autrement dit, quatre fois et demi la vitesse du son, ce qui équivaut à près de 5.500 km/h.

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Solar plane damaged by heat, won't fly until August

Solar plane damaged by heat, won't fly until August | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

A record-setting trip across the Pacific overheated the batteries, forcing the Solar Impulse team to ground the plane.

The Solar Impulse 2's team says the batteries were over-insulated and became overheated on day one of the Japan-Hawaii leg.

The team said Saturday that it monitored the situation throughout the flight. But in a statement, the organizers said there was no way to decrease the temperature for the remaining duration of the flight, since each day the plane was required to ascend 28,000 feet and descend as part of its energy management plan.

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