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World's longest aircraft looks like a 'flying bum' but will have a posh interior

World's longest aircraft looks like a 'flying bum' but will have a posh interior | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Renderings show the interior designs of Airlander 10 airship, also dubbed the "Flying Bum," which will take tourists on luxury expeditions in the early 2020s.
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Aviation: Back to reality | Buying Business Travel

Aviation: Back to reality | Buying Business Travel | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it


The world’s major airlines have enjoyed robust profits in the past five years or so. Low fuel prices and soaring demand for air travel have kept their bottom lines very healthy. Faced with rising oil prices, Brexit and air traffic control strikes, the good times may soon be over for airlines, says Gary Noakes.

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La cote des "planespotters" décolle auprès de certains aéroports

La cote des "planespotters" décolle auprès de certains aéroports | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
FOCUS : Pour un nombre croissant de personnes, prendre l'avion est devenu pour une banalité. Mais pour certains, l'aviation, synonyme d'évasio
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Former airlines: 15 that no longer exist

Former airlines: 15 that no longer exist | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Remember Virgin America and Pan Am? We do, too. Let's take a fond look back at 15 former airlines that fly the skies only in our memories.

In the little more than 100 years of commercial air travel, thousands of airlines have come and gone as casualties of oil prices, politics, mismanagement or financial loss.

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Planes Of The Future Could Lack Windows, Yet Offer A Better View Of Outside

Planes Of The Future Could Lack Windows, Yet Offer A Better View Of Outside | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Planes of the future will be windowless. In their place, will be a series of touchscreens allowing you to see virtually everything outside the plane.
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4 aviation technologies currently in development

4 aviation technologies currently in development | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
The aviation industry spends big bucks in research and development every year. The goal is to make flights safer, affordable and more efficient. Moreover, it helps reduce their operating costs while avoiding terrible accidents.
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Four Marketing Approaches to Drive Value for Travelers Whilst Increasing Revenue | CustomerThink

Four Marketing Approaches to Drive Value for Travelers Whilst Increasing Revenue | CustomerThink | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Travelers are ludicrously price-conscious. Thanks to the proliferation of online comparison services, there’s a very strong consumer-driven demand for value. And so, people are spending more time shopping around in search of the best deal. As a result, they are also far more likely to abandon a booking in the middle of the process, if a better deal emerges. Therefore, while it’s difficult to stand out in a crowded market, it’s even more difficult for travel providers to keep a customer’s attention through the booking journey and convert it into a sale.
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JetBlue's founder reveals tips for success in the airline business

JetBlue's founder reveals tips for success in the airline business | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
David Neeleman is one of the most prolific and successful entrepreneurs in recent memory. He's the founder of JetBlue and Azul as well as a co-founder of Morris Air and WestJet. He's also a co-owner of TAP Air Portugal.
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Singapore Airlines receives first Airbus A350-900ULR to fly world's longest route

Singapore Airlines receives first Airbus A350-900ULR to fly world's longest route | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Singapore Airlines took delivery on Sunday of the Airbus A350-900 ultra long range aircraft to start a non-stop service to New York, a journey of about 19 hours that will become the world's longest. 

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Le livre "AFGEEK - Une affaire de passion" en vente exclusivement sur le site du Photographe

Le livre "AFGEEK - Une affaire de passion" en vente exclusivement sur le site du Photographe | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Des clichés inédits d'avions du groupe Air France au décollage, à l'atterrissage et en manoeuvres sur le tarmac de l'aéroport Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle sous des angles qui capturent l'âme de chaque appareil.

Site du Photographe Pol Bacquet: www.polbacquet-photo.com

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Photo Exhibition of Air France planes by Pol Bacquet at Palais des Congrès in Paris

Photo Exhibition of Air France planes by Pol Bacquet at Palais des Congrès in Paris | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
On the occasion of the release of the book "AF Geek, a matter of passion", Air France & The Palais des Congrès in Paris pay tribute to the photographic work of Pol Bacquet, an avid aviation architect and photographer turned "Plane Spotter ". Thus, from March 20 to December 2018, the Air France Porte Maillot agency and the shops of the Palais des Congrès in Paris, will dress their windows and exhibit 33 photographs from the book, inviting the public to discover the world of aviation under a new look. Unprecedented shots of Air France group aircraft taking off, landing and manoeuvring on the tarmac at Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport, where the style and "close-up" technique so dear to Pol Bacquet capture the soul of each plane.
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British air taxi firm takes flight, inspired by F1 racing advances | Reuters

British air taxi firm takes flight, inspired by F1 racing advances | Reuters | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
A British energy entrepreneur and one-time Formula 1 racing team owner is entering the race to build new inter-city "flying taxi" services that tap recent aerospace advances while steering clear of more fanciful blue-sky visions touted by tech-focused rivals.
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Virgin Galactic’s Rocket Man

Virgin Galactic’s Rocket Man | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Nicholas Schmidle writes about the ace pilot risking his life to fulfill Richard Branson’s billion-dollar quest to make commercial space travel a reality.
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Beta Technologies Races to Develop Electric Aviation 

Beta Technologies Races to Develop Electric Aviation  | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The future of human flight is soaring in a clear direction: electric aviation. That's the assertion of the experts at Beta Technologies, a South Burlington startup that's built what could be one of the most innovative aircraft ever to take to New England skies.

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Taking off: Why planespotters are being welcomed by some airports

Taking off: Why planespotters are being welcomed by some airports | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
FOCUS : Brussels Airport has spent a whopping €650,000 to build viewing platforms and facilities for plane spotting enthusiasts. It says i
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Groupe ADP to open innovation hub at Paris-Orly Airport

French airport operator Groupe ADP is planning to open a new Innovation Hub at Paris-Orly Airport in 2020. The hub will build on the success of Groupe ADP’s existing Innovation Hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. Launched in 2017, the Innovation Hub aims to make expertise and financing available to innovative startups and businesses. TheRead More
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Wearable HUD Offers High-tech Retrofits | Business Aviation News

Wearable HUD Offers High-tech Retrofits | Business Aviation News | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Universal Avionics has unveiled a new wearable head-up display (HUD) for business aircraft at NBAA-BACE 2018. It integrates Universal’s InSight display system avionics suite with parent company Elbit Systems’s SkyLens wearable HUD. This new technology is a direct result of Elbit’s acquisition of Universal Avionics in April.

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This is why your airplane bathroom feels so small

This is why your airplane bathroom feels so small | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The good news is that tiny airline bathrooms aren’t functionally smaller. The bad news is that extra space is just sold back to us.

Imagine a product that 30% to 40% of the market chose, every time. That product would be phenomenally successful–nearly twice as successful as the iPhone by marketshare. That product exists, but it’s probably not what you’d expect. It’s a new, tinier, economy class airline bathroom called the 737 Advanced Lavatory, which you’ll find on up to 40% of new orders for the popular planes.

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Jet Refueling Going Digital, And Saving Money For Airlines | Future of Services for Airlines

Jet Refueling Going Digital, And Saving Money For Airlines | Future of Services for Airlines | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Digital innovation is about to change the image of the entire jet refueling process. It is becoming paperless, more efficient and cheaper too, allowing everyone involved to benefit.
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200 Flights Canceled as Ryanair Workers Go on Strike

200 Flights Canceled as Ryanair Workers Go on Strike | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

A major work stoppage by Ryanair employees symbolizes the frustrations felt by the continent’s working class for the bureaucrats in Brussels.

Seven unions representing flight attendants from five different countries—Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain—have backed the walkout. In anticipation, Ryanair has already canceled 8 percent of its 2,400 scheduled flights on Friday, affecting 30,000 passengers.

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Yet Another Reminder on Why Airline Competition Is a Beautiful Thing –

Yet Another Reminder on Why Airline Competition Is a Beautiful Thing – | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

When Frontier Airlines switched to an ultra-low-cost model roughly four years ago, it began using the tagline “Low Fares Done Right,” a not-so-gentle jab at what was then its biggest competitor, Spirit Airlines.

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Modular, adaptable crew rest compartment set for launch

Modular, adaptable crew rest compartment set for launch | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Two aircraft cabin interior companies, ACM Aircraft Cabin Modification and Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), have been busy over the past 12 months, developing what they claim to be the largest flight crew rest compartment in a cargo aircraft
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Air France awarded for biometric boarding | Planet Biometrics News

Air France awarded for biometric boarding | Planet Biometrics News | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Air France won the award at the Future Travel Experience (FTE) Global Awards in Las Vegas. The airline said a partnership between Air France and Idemia has allowed to develop a totally innovative Biometric Boarding Pass solution, which greatly improves and simplifies the customer’s baggage drop-off and boarding process, in strict compliance with personal data protection laws and regulatory requirements (matching of passengers’ passports and boarding passes). The decision to combine the “customer journey” and “facilitation / security” procedures made this innovative solution possible.

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Airbus launches competition to inspire innovative ideas, solutions - China.org.cn

Airbus launches competition to inspire innovative ideas, solutions - China.org.cn | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Airbus on Friday launched its 2018 Fly Your Ideas global competition for the China region, encouraging young Chinese innovators to come up with unique ideas and solutions for the future aerospace industry. The launch ceremony was held in Civil Aviation University of China (CAUC) in north China's Tianjin, also the home of one of the final assembly lines of the A320 aircraft family.
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Russia's next fighter might have radio-photonic radar to shoot down U.S. F-22s and F-35s

Russia's next fighter might have radio-photonic radar to shoot down U.S. F-22s and F-35s | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Russia’s future sixth-generation jet fighter as well as its next generation unmanned aircraft could be equipped with what is described as a radio-photonic radar.
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