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American Airlines flight attendant arrested - Gun in bag

American Airlines flight attendant arrested - Gun in bag | GBJ Aviation and Insurance News | Scoop.it
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Ryanair on major expansion drive in Italy | Travel Daily UK

Ryanair on major expansion drive in Italy | Travel Daily UK | GBJ Aviation and Insurance News | Scoop.it
Ryanair has unveiled plans for a major expansion of its operations in Italy. Having reversed the decision…
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GKN aims to fly high in China's growing aerospace industry

GKN aims to fly high in China's growing aerospace industry | GBJ Aviation and Insurance News | Scoop.it
Engineering group GKN is hoping to leverage its recent acquisition of Fokker to build a foothold in China’
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Ex-Willis broker sentenced 5 years in multi million pound fraud

Ex-Willis broker sentenced 5 years in multi million pound fraud | GBJ Aviation and Insurance News | Scoop.it
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Air Transat pilots accused of being too drunk to fly Glasgow-Toronto flight - CityNews

Air Transat pilots accused of being too drunk to fly Glasgow-Toronto flight - CityNews | GBJ Aviation and Insurance News | Scoop.it
The Air Transat flight, which was heading to Toronto, was due to leave Glasgow around 1 p.m. local time on Monday.
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Alessandro Borns's curator insight, July 23, 6:36 PM

The authorities that govern aviation in their respective global jurisdictions all have stringent rules about drug and alcohol taking by flight crew and have a zero tolerance policy given the possible consequences any lapses in judgement this could cause. Every commercial aviation organisation, be they operators of single engine piston aircraft with 2-8 seats, through to airline operations transporting tens of thousands of people every day are required by law to have a Drug and Alcohol Management Plan (DAMP) in place. Having held the position as the designated DAMP Supervisor within several companies I have worked for it was my job to ensure every person that had any involvement in the operation adhered to our policies.

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Boeing CEO: If we can't sell to Iran, no US aircraft maker should either

Boeing CEO: If we can't sell to Iran, no US aircraft maker should either | GBJ Aviation and Insurance News | Scoop.it
Boeing Dennis Muilenburg sees "significant opportunity" in selling aircraft to Iran, but noted that the company must follow the U.S. government's lead
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ICAO amends procedures relating to international conflict zone repository

ICAO amends procedures relating to international conflict zone repository | GBJ Aviation and Insurance News | Scoop.it
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) amended the Conflict Zone Information Repository (CZIR) procedures following a scheduled one-year review of the CZIR.
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Asia-Pacific region saw highest passenger traffic on annual basis - Dubai Chronicle

Asia-Pacific region saw highest passenger traffic on annual basis - Dubai Chronicle | GBJ Aviation and Insurance News | Scoop.it
Airlines in the Asia-Pacific region once again carried the largest number of passengers. The regional ranking based on total passengers carried
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Alessandro Borns's curator insight, July 26, 6:31 PM

With an impressive 18.6% annual growth in passenger numbers in the asia-pacific region it goes to show that safe and affordable travel, married with a growing wanderlust and economic ties between the regions with the asian pacific area have only increased. This does beg the question, who will fly and maintain these aircraft given the present pilot and engineering shortages experienced globally.

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Clip-Air's Rail-to-Sky Technology Could Revolutionize Air Travel

Clip-Air's Rail-to-Sky Technology Could Revolutionize Air Travel | GBJ Aviation and Insurance News | Scoop.it
Clip-Air "pod planes" take inspiration from the latest in modular technology—and shipping containers.
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Flexible, Slender, Active Wings Lie Ahead For Airliners

Flexible, Slender, Active Wings Lie Ahead For Airliners | GBJ Aviation and Insurance News | Scoop.it
NASA, industry look at different ways to build and control high-aspect-ratio, low-drag wings for future commercial aircraft
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Top 50 Business Aviation Airports Worldwide in July 2016

Top 50 Business Aviation Airports Worldwide in July 2016 | GBJ Aviation and Insurance News | Scoop.it
In July 2016, Teterboro Airport was the business aviation airport viewed the most by acukwik.com users, according to a review of site metrics. Of the top 10 airports, eight were in the United States. The third most searched airport, Paris Le Bourget Airport, was the top airport outside North America.
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Technologies That Will Shape The Future

Technologies That Will Shape The Future | GBJ Aviation and Insurance News | Scoop.it
With more than 100 years of dramatic technology advances behind it, what lies ahead for the aerospace industry— at least in the next 20-40 years? As its second century opens, Aviation Week & Space Technology identifies some of the more promising aerospace technologies already taking shape.
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Malaysia Airlines To Take Up to 50 Boeing 737 Max Narrobodies

Malaysia Airlines To Take Up to 50 Boeing 737 Max Narrobodies | GBJ Aviation and Insurance News | Scoop.it
Deliveries to start in third quarter of 2019
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Orient Thai's Hong Kong B747 in danger of being seized

Orient Thai's Hong Kong B747 in danger of being seized | GBJ Aviation and Insurance News | Scoop.it
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Russian billionaire linked to first H175 VIP variant

Russian billionaire linked to first H175 VIP variant | GBJ Aviation and Insurance News | Scoop.it
Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first VIP variant of its super-medium-class H175, but speculation surrounds the identity of the owner.
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Germania orders 25 Airbus A320neos

Germania orders 25 Airbus A320neos | GBJ Aviation and Insurance News | Scoop.it
German low-cost carrier Germania has placed a firm order for 25 Airbus A320neos and taken options on a further 15 aircraft, valued at $2.7 billion.
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Airlines To Boeing: 'Get Moving' On Middle Of The Market Aircraft

Airlines To Boeing: 'Get Moving' On Middle Of The Market Aircraft | GBJ Aviation and Insurance News | Scoop.it
Airlines around the world are eager to buy a new commercial middle-of-the-market (MOM) aircraft that Boeing is considering building.
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Irish Aviation Authority head Eamonn Brennan is in it for the long haul to the US

Irish Aviation Authority  head Eamonn Brennan is in it for the long haul to the US | GBJ Aviation and Insurance News | Scoop.it
Staff from the authority guide 2,200 overflights between Europe and the US daily
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House panel aiming to halt Boeing's sale of jets to Iran

House panel aiming to halt Boeing's sale of jets to Iran | GBJ Aviation and Insurance News | Scoop.it
A House subcommittee on Thursday will debate three bill aimed at halting Boeing’s sale of passenger jets to Iran.

The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade plans to debate the measures aimed at stopping the largest U.S. business transaction with Iran since the 1979.

“Tomorrow’s hearing will examine the Obama administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran and how it opened the door for the sale of American made aircraft to the world’s leading state sponsor of terror,” said Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.), the subcommittee’s chairman.

“I am extremely concerned that by relaxing the rules, the Obama administration has allowed U.S. companies to be complicit in weaponizing the Iranian regime,” Huizenga said.

Last month, Timothy Keating, senior vice president of government operations at Chicago-based Boeing, responded to a letter from committee leaders saying that Congress knew the sale was passenger jets was part of the negotiations of the nuclear agreement.

“It was made clear to us in those consultations that that the ability to provide Iranian airlines with U.S. and European replacement commercial passenger aircraft for their aging fleets was key and essential to reaching closure on the agreement,” Keating said in a letter.

The deal was announced at the end of June.

The subcommittee plans to discuss legislation to prevent certain transactions by U.S. financial institutions with Iran as well as prohibiting the Export-Import bank from financing projects in Iran.

Another bill would prohibit the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) from licensing the sale and lease of aircraft by Boeing.

The Ex-Im Bank and Boeing have each made clear that financing the deal through the agency is prohibited because the State Department has labeled Iran a state sponsor of terrorism.

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) and Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) wrote a letter to Boeing last month calling Iran “terrorism’s central supplier” and said “American companies should not be complicit in weaponizing the Iranian Regime.”

Witnesses scheduled to appear at Thursday’s hearing plan to voice similar concerns, according to their submitted testimony.

“Boeing and those banking this deal face a due diligence nightmare,” according to testimony by Mark Dubowitz of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

Boeing is expected to sell 80 airliners worth $17.6 billion with deliveries set to begin in 2017 and finish in 2025.

Iran Air also intends to lease 29 737s from Boeing. France-based Airbus also is expected to sell planes to Iran.

“[T]he sale of such aircraft to Iran, and in particular to Iran Air, raises serious concerns that such planes will be used to traffic illicit arms and militants to Syria in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, to Hezbollah in Lebanon and to militants in Yemen,” wrote Eric Lorber of the Financial Integrity Network in testimony sent to the committee.

“This fear is warranted: as recent research has shown, Iran Air — as well as still-designated entities like Mahan Air — regularly flies commercial aircraft to Syria and Lebanon that are known to — or suspected of — transporting arms, cash from illicit activities, or foreign militants,” Lorber wrote.

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Sale of Germany's Hahn airport to Chinese firm close to collapse

Sale of Germany's Hahn airport to Chinese firm close to collapse | GBJ Aviation and Insurance News | Scoop.it
The sale of loss-making German airport Frankfurt-Hahn to a Chinese investor appears close to collapse, the airport's local government owner said on Wednesday, after the buyer failed to make an initial payment last week.
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Ryanair pilots questioned in jobs probe | News | DW.COM | 06.07.2016

Ryanair pilots questioned in jobs probe | News | DW.COM | 06.07.2016 | GBJ Aviation and Insurance News | Scoop.it
Police and customs officials have visited Ryanair bases at six German airports to interview 'contract' pilots on hiring practices. Prosecutors say the probe relates to two British firms servicing the budget airline.
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Airbus plans cloud-connected black boxes to track jets, prevent disasters

Airbus plans cloud-connected black boxes to track jets, prevent disasters | GBJ Aviation and Insurance News | Scoop.it
Airbus is planning to install new cloud-based flight recorders that could transmit data in real time. The technology would replace the so-called black boxes
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Alessandro Borns's curator insight, July 26, 6:49 PM

Even though cloud connected devices are considered an everyday convenience, the flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders have made very little technological advances since moving to solid-state chips instead of tape based backup mediums. Since the disappearance of MH370 the need for such a device has become more evident as both position data and critical data pertinent to air crash investigators will be available even if wreckage cannot be found it is in an area which cannot be easily accessed. 

James Sheffield's curator insight, July 29, 7:31 AM
The inception of the CVR and FDR has enabled us to learn from those who can no longer speak, and in doing so has saved thousands of lives. Sending data to and from an aircraft is not a new technology; many operators currently employ an Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) that utilises satellite or radio bands to track or monitor their fleets. This new proposed system by Inmarsat is more of an enhancement of current capabilities available, capturing thousands of additional parameters, allowing lessons to be learnt quicker and ultimately mitigating against future adverse events.