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Stratolaunch Fires Up Its Engines

Stratolaunch Fires Up Its Engines | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Stratolaunch, which is on track to be the world’s largest airplane, with a wingspan of 385 feet, has completed its first phase of engine testing, the company has announced. This puts the aircraft “one step closer to providing convenient, reliable, and routine access to low Earth orbit,” the company said.

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6 ways the future of flying will be amazing

6 ways the future of flying will be amazing | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Air travel is in a period of great change. With the rapid pace of innovation, airlines and airplane makers are working hard to keep up. For the most part, the airlines and the companies that make their planes are not all that well equipped to react quickly to change. A new plane takes more than a decade to put into service and its designed to keep flying for several subsequent decades.

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A Glimpse into Aviation’s Possible Future? - AIM Blog

A Glimpse into Aviation’s Possible Future? - AIM Blog | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
What will the aviation industry look like in 2030?  2040? You can bet it won’t be what we’re used to today.  Sir Richard Branson, president of Virgin Atlantic Airways, put it this way: “I have no doubt that during my lifetime we will be able to fly from London to Sydney in under two hours, …
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Aviation industry hits turbulence as Airbus buys into Bombardier’s new jetplanes

Aviation industry hits turbulence as Airbus buys into Bombardier’s new jetplanes | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Airbus has struck a deal to buy a majority stake in Canadian plane-maker Bombardier's C Series Aircraft in a deal that will mean a shakeup for the global aviation market. Bombardier's C Series are regional jets with between 100 and 150 seats. Neither Airbus nor its main rival Boeing currently compete in this market. Airbus hasn't sold an A318 for years. Boeing's 717 is coveted by some carriers, but production of the type ended in 2006.

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6 ways business intelligence can save the aviation industry

6 ways business intelligence can save the aviation industry | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Is there hope for the future of the aviation industry? Thanks to solutions and innovations made possible by big data and business intelligence (BI), the answer is yes.

Outdated technologies plague aviation today, as well as cumbersome FAA rules and complexities, infrastructure questionability and airport issues. Dirty, unhygienic planes with uncomfortable seats don’t help much, either.

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United Airlines is Retiring its Last Boeing 747 in Retro Style

United Airlines is Retiring its Last Boeing 747 in Retro Style | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

After the Wright Brothers’ early success at Kitty Hawk, no plane made more of a mark on aviation history like Boeing’s 747. However, with the advent of bigger, better, faster, more efficient aircraft, the iconic jet’s days are numbered. For the send-off of its last in-service Boeing 747, United Airlines is recreating the aircraft’s maiden 1972 flight in beautiful, retro style.

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Emirates named new launch operator for 777-9

Emirates named new launch operator for 777-9 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Emirates has jumped to the front of the line when Boeing begins deliveries of the 777-9 in less than three years, the manufacturer confirms.

Emirates accounts for the largest of the eight airline orders placed so far for the 777X family, which includes the longer range 777-8.

Photo by Boeing

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Supersonic or Even Hypersonic Flights Could Be Aviation's Next Frontier

Supersonic or Even Hypersonic Flights Could Be Aviation's Next Frontier | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The bigger hurdle for both hypersonic and supersonic may well be the financial underpinnings of these ventures—determining how to make the technology profitable and not just the tiniest of niche transport options for the 1 percent, according to several experts in the aerospace industry.

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Amid SR-72 Rumors, Skunk Works Ramps Up Hypersonics

Amid SR-72 Rumors, Skunk Works Ramps Up Hypersonics | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Lockheed Martin is ramping up development of hypersonic system technology as observers report the first sightings of a demonstrator vehicle believed to be linked to the Skunk Works’ planned SR-72 high-speed aircraft project.
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Boeing will give $2 million to anyone who can build a functional jetpack

Boeing will give $2 million to anyone who can build a functional jetpack | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

A new two-year, $2 million global competition called the Go Fly Prize was introduced today at an aerospace industry conference in Texas with the goal of producing “an easy-to-use, personal flying device.” The organizers of the contest, which is being sponsored by aerospace giant Boeing, say they want to incentivize teams of students, engineers, and inventors to develop a vertical take-off and landing device

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How World War One observer planes paved the way for modern aviation

How World War One observer planes paved the way for modern aviation | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

“Does this plane go any faster?” The pilot pushes the stick in front of him, and we start to nosedive. “

No, stop, please, I was just wondering…” I am in the passenger seat of a Miles Messenger, a Second World War observer plane, doing 85 knots (approx 100 mph) somewhere above Sywell Aerodrome in Northamptonshire.

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New 'mini-copter' drone able to supply kilos of cargo to battlefields

New 'mini-copter' drone able to supply kilos of cargo to battlefields | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The new drone, developed by Aeronautics, is capable of vertical propulsion with its hybrid battery-petrol engine; it can carry up to 90 kilos in payloads, from supplies and ammo to photography equipment for intelligence gathering.

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Streaming Now: The New Era of In-Flight Connectivity

Streaming Now: The New Era of In-Flight Connectivity | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Satellite communications service providers and hardware manufacturers are partnering with IFEC content and hardware providers to create innovative cabin-based experiences for business jet passengers.
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Exposition Photos Aéronautiques par Pol Bacquet à Paris

Exposition Photos Aéronautiques par Pol Bacquet à Paris | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Le Photographe #AVgeek Pol Bacquet expose actuellement une sélection de photos à la Galerie "Photo-Originale à Paris. Photos de magnifiques avions Boeing et Airbus prises à l'Aéroport Roissy Charles de Gaulle.

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Boeing pitches 777-8X for Qantas’s Project Sunrise

Boeing pitches 777-8X for Qantas’s Project Sunrise | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Project Sunrise – the name is a nod to the “Double Sunrise” flights Qantas operated between Perth and Sri Lanka using Catalinas in WW2 – pits Boeing’s 777-8X against the A350-900ULR from Airbus in a two-horse race for Qantas’s plans to serve New York and London, among other destinations, nonstop from Australia’s east coast.

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Aviation Industry’s Uptake of Biofuels Could Spur Mass Deforestation, Critics Say | Sustainable Brands

Aviation Industry’s Uptake of Biofuels Could Spur Mass Deforestation, Critics Say | Sustainable Brands | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
The International Civil Aviation Organization (Icao) has proposed a roadmap to carbon neutral growth for the aviation industry by 2020, one built upon the promise of biofuels. If approved, Icao’s Vision on Aviation Alternative Fuels plans to deliver five mega-tons of biofuels per year by 2025 and 285 mega-tons per year by 2050 — half of total demand for international aviation fuel. It sounds good on paper, but the proposal would require a three-fold increase in biofuel production — a concept that has environmental groups up in arms.
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The pond scum that could fuel jet planes

The pond scum that could fuel jet planes | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

“Our method paves the way for rapid, cost-effective, energy-efficient production of biofuel,” Professor Goda says. He explains that at the moment algae-based biofuels are 10 times more expensive than petroleum. But, if his team is able to execute a 10-fold improvement in the efficiency of euglena lipid production, it would bring the cost down an equivalent number of times.

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Fate of Italy's troubled air carrier Alitalia to be decided

Fate of Italy's troubled air carrier Alitalia to be decided | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
ROME, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Italy's beleaguered flagship air carrier Alitalia is waiting for its fate to be decided as the deadline is nearing in this month. The cash-strapped airline has struggled for more than a decade, but amid declining passenger numbers, low employee moral, an aging fleet, and operating under bankruptcy laws since May, this month's asset sale could be Alitalia's last chance to stay alive as a viable carrier.
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Explore Aircraft Fuel Cells Market: Latest Trends and Future Outlook by 2025 |

Explore Aircraft Fuel Cells Market: Latest Trends and Future Outlook by 2025 | | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Fuel cells are a type of electrochemical cell which helps to convert chemical energy into electricity through electrochemical reaction. Fuel cells require continuous flow of fuel and oxygen to operate the electrochemical reaction. These type of fuel cells witness growing demand in different types of aircrafts specified for commercial and military operations.
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Boeing Planes Could Fire Lasers From Their Noses to Spot Turbulence

Boeing Planes Could Fire Lasers From Their Noses to Spot Turbulence | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The system, created by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency could give aircraft a 60-second warning before turbulence strikes.

It’s part of a new system that Boeing hopes could spot brutal turbulence that can damage aircraft and toss passengers around the cabin—and give crews enough time to hunker down before the going gets tough.

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Air France Airbus A380 engine fails mid-flight

Air France Airbus A380 engine fails mid-flight | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

An Air France flight from Paris to Los Angeles was forced to make a sudden diversion when it lost part of an engine over the Atlantic. One of the four engines on the Airbus A380 flight AF66 failed west of Greenland on Saturday. No-one was injured in the incident, but passengers remained on board hours after the landing at 15:42 GMT.

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Delta's Second Farewell To The Boeing 747

Delta's Second Farewell To The Boeing 747 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Delta is saying goodbye to the Boeing 747 later this year, but this farewell is Delta's second for the iconic aircraft having already disposed of the type once before in 1977. According to Aviation Week Intelligence Network's Fleet Discovery, Delta ordered three 747-100s in 1967 then two more in 1968.
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The Flight That Saved Commercial Aviation

The Flight That Saved Commercial Aviation | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

A decade away from the 100th anniversary of Lindbergh’s non-stop transatlantic flight, it’s hard not to enjoy the view from this left bank Paris café and marvel at how far we’ve come. When compared to long-haul non-stop routes like Doha to Auckland; San Francisco to Singapore; or Atlanta to Johannesburg, flying the North Atlantic now seems like a walk across the pond

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Ryanair is preparing takeover bid for Alitalia, says Michael O'Leary

Ryanair is preparing takeover bid for Alitalia, says Michael O'Leary | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it


Alitalia’s brand and long-haul operations would survive the takeover but Ryanair, which prefers to own its aircraft, would jettison Alitalia’s model of leasing planes. “We would have to order new planes, whether Boeing or Airbus,” said O’Leary.Chief executive says Irish firm is finalising details of deal for bankrupt airline, but has no interest in German carrier Air Berlin.

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A Test Version of One Aviation’s Project Canada Takes Flight

A Test Version of One Aviation’s Project Canada Takes Flight | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The aircraft known as Project Canada will be more capable and slightly larger than the Eclipse 550.

One Aviation has begun test-flying an experimental version of the new twin-engine, six-seat light jet that it’s developing, the EA700, also known as Project Canada. The test aircraft retains the fuselage, engines, and stabilizers of the company’s current model, the Eclipse 550, but it includes the extra 4 feet of wingspan that the EA700 will feature.

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