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Boeing unveils design for hypersonic passenger plane

Boeing unveils design for hypersonic passenger plane | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Boeing has revealed a concept design for a hypersonic aircraft it says would reach most locations in the world within one to three hours.

The company clarified that it does not currently have plans to build hypersonic aircraft; rather, it is working on the enabling technology. The research would position the company to make the aircraft "when customers and markets are ready to reap the benefits of hypersonic flight".

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Dubai plans revolutionary retractable aircraft cabin project | United Arab Emirates | Aviation

Dubai plans revolutionary retractable aircraft cabin project | United Arab Emirates | Aviation | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects also working on the multi-mode super port as part of Dubai 10X initiative. The project will provide passengers with a number of options for customised aeroplane cabins-on-demand for entertainment and business, a statement said, adding that the plan is part of the Dubai 10X initiative which aims to put Dubai 10 years ahead of other cities around the world.

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The elegant Airbus penthouse cabin offering 'world above the world' - Daily Post

The elegant Airbus penthouse cabin offering 'world above the world' - Daily Post | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Airbus has unveiled its ‘penthouse class’ cabin for high fliers – complete with holographic globe, master bedroom, lounge, showers and a conference table. Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) is aiming to elevate the long haul flight experience for customers with a new luxury concept which aims to go beyond business class.

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Airbus A330neo En Route to Function and Reliability Tests | Air Transport News

Airbus A330neo En Route to Function and Reliability Tests | Air Transport News | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

An Airbus A330neo in the colors of launch customer TAP Air Portugal has embarked on a worldwide tour to demonstrate its readiness for airline operations, Airbus announced Monday. As a final step in the aircraft certification phase, function and reliability tests planned during the tour include ETOPS missions, landing at diversion airports, and testing airport handling services.

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How planes have changed: everything you need to know about aviation from 1930s to today | Post Magazine

How planes have changed: everything you need to know about aviation from 1930s to today | Post Magazine | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
American pilot’s account of flying a Douglas DC-2 in the 1930s recalls the early days of commercial aviation, while 50 Airliners That Changed Flying takes a look at notable planes from the past and present
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Airbus A300-600ST Beluga 3 turning on engines

Airbus Beluga 3 F-GSTC turning on engines at Airport Albert-Picardie (LFAQ) in Méaulte, France. by Pol Bacquet
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Going Beyond the Basic Connected Aircraft and Understanding the Future of Connectivity

Going Beyond the Basic Connected Aircraft and Understanding the Future of Connectivity | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
During the Global Connected Aircraft Summit, executives from the world’s largest airlines and aerospace and avionics industry leaders came together to assess the current state of the aviation industry.
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German firm to strip two A380s returned by Singapore Airlines

German firm to strip two A380s returned by Singapore Airlines | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it


A German investment company said on Tuesday it would strip two unwanted Airbus A380 superjumbo passenger jets for parts after failing to find an airline willing to keep them flying following a decision by Singapore Airlines not to keep them in service.


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Exclusive Interview With Véronique Jeanclerc, Chief Of The Architecture & Design Department, Air France

Exclusive Interview With Véronique Jeanclerc, Chief Of The Architecture & Design Department, Air France | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Air France has – for many years – been a bastion of design detail. From uniforms, the ever changing menu card designs, amenity kits, safety videos and now new CDG lounges featuring digital art installations, every design choice is carefully considered, which allows the carrier to exude a very French design aesthetic to the passenger…
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VR in airports: Driving sales, beyond entertainment

VR in airports: Driving sales, beyond entertainment | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

In early 2015, the Australian flag carrier Qantas Airways, in partnership with Samsung, brought Virtual Reality (VR) to its first-class cabins and lounges. This event — which was the first of its kind in the industry back then — enabled the passengers to land on Hamilton Island, dive the Great Barrier Reef, and climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge; all while sitting in their seats comfortably.

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Singapore Airlines: Singapore to New York flight won’t have economy seats

Singapore Airlines: Singapore to New York flight won’t have economy seats | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

TICKETS will go on sale today for what will be the world’s longest commercial flight — a whopping 18 hour, 45 minute marathon from Singapore to New York. Singapore Airlines has revealed more details about the record-breaking flight ahead of its launch on October 11. And in a bold omission, the airline said there will be no economy seats on the flight, with only premium economy and business class seats available to passengers.

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Is There a Doctor on the Plane? Airlines Often Hope Not - Bloomberg

Is There a Doctor on the Plane? Airlines Often Hope Not - Bloomberg | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

A medical emergency sets in motion a high-altitude calculation with human lives in the balance. While pilots are the ultimate decision-makers, airlines have earth-bound medical consultants that help bypass on-board volunteers -- reducing expensive emergency landings, but with the potential of providing expert decisions in real time.

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High-Altitude UV Exposure: Little-Recognized Risk For Flight Crews | Business Aviation content from Aviation Week

High-Altitude UV Exposure: Little-Recognized Risk For Flight Crews | Business Aviation content from Aviation Week | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements reports that flight crews get the largest annual effective dose of radiation while on the job. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is invisible to the human eye but can burn the skin and cause skin cancer including melanoma as well as damage to one’s eyes.

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Qantas asks passengers to design future flight

Qantas asks passengers to design future flight | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Qantas wants to know if passengers would like an exercise zone, an on-board crèche, an in-flight bar or perhaps a downstairs bed. These are some of the concepts being floated in a survey being sent out this week to more than 12,000 Qantas Frequent Flyers as part of the airline’s ongoing “Project Sunrise” research into ultra-long haul flying.

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French transport minister says Air France-KLM CEO should be air transport expert, Transport - THE BUSINESS TIMES

French transport minister says Air France-KLM CEO should be air transport expert, Transport - THE BUSINESS TIMES | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

France's transport minister on Thursday said it was important that Air France-KLM's new CEO be a specialist of air transport. Minister Elisabeth Borne also told Radio Classique that it would be good to appoint the new CEO in July.

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797 Announcement Will Increase Boeing Stock Price - The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA)

797 Announcement Will Increase Boeing Stock Price - The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

 A successful 797 would lead to a 737 replacement in 2030 using the enhanced technology in a different configuration.Boeing CEO Denis Muilenburg expects the Boeing 797 will be announced by early 2019. The 797 like all big programs will lower earnings and cash in the next decad.

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Small Jets — The Best Very Light Jet Airplanes

Small Jets — The Best Very Light Jet Airplanes | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
A decade ago, very light jets (VLJs) were a buzzword in the aviation world as plane manufacturers saw the huge potential for small, efficient, and simple jets. A number of canceled and troubled endeavors have dampened that enthusiasm. Even so, there are several excellent light jets on the market today. Here are the coolest and the best.
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BBC - Future - The best innovation in aviation

BBC - Future - The best innovation in aviation | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
The cleverest advances in air travel are sometimes the small touches – changes within the cabin that you might not have even noticed, says William Cook
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Emirates Airline introduces virtual windows for first class passengers

Emirates Airline introduces virtual windows for first class passengers | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Emirates has introduced virtual windows for some first class passengers on board its latest aircraft. As The Independent reported in November, the Dubai-based airline has launched enhanced first class "suites" in some of its new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

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These 5 planes are trying to end Airbus and Boeing's dominance in the skies

These 5 planes are trying to end Airbus and Boeing's dominance in the skies | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Airbus and Boeing have a big target on their backs.

Boeing and Airbus have dominated the commercial airliner market in recent years — effectively turning it into a duopoly. However, a slew of new rivals from China, Russia, and Japan are set to challenge Airbus and Boeing for supremacy. Bombardier and Embraer were once thought to be potential rivals for the dominant duo, but that hasn't quite materialized.

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Emirates looks to windowless planes

Emirates looks to windowless planes | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Emirates Airline has unveiled a new first class suite on board its latest aircraft that features virtual windows. Instead of being able to see directly outside, passengers view images projected in from outside the aircraft using fibre-optic cameras. The airline says it paves the way for removing all windows from future planes, making them lighter and faster.

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The rising need for plastics in aerospace

The rising need for plastics in aerospace | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Much like its mounting use in automotive innovation and assembly, plastics applications in aircraft construction is experiencing a mounting increase in demand and use. Within three years, nearly 800 pounds of any contemporary car on the road will be plastic, and now that the material is being used for structural loads, safety, and fuel efficiency in the air, the sky’s the limit, right?

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June/July 2018 - Avionics for 2020s eVTOL and Supersonic Aircraft

June/July 2018 - Avionics for 2020s eVTOL and Supersonic Aircraft | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

A look at the technologies that will power the aircraft of tomorrow. According to AHS International, more than 50 companies around the world are in the process of researching and developing electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The majority of these concepts are designed to travel at lower altitudes for a fraction of the cost of operating a fixed-wing aircraft.

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Visite à l'Exposition de photos Air France de Pol Bacquet par Henri Borie (Comme Un Avion)

Visite à l'Exposition de photos Air France de Pol Bacquet par Henri Borie (Comme Un Avion) | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

On vous avait déjà parlé du spotter Pol Bacquet au sein de notre rubrique « Paroles d’Avgeek » en 2017. En plus de nous régaler avec ces clichés sur son site internet, Pol nous propose actuellement de découvrir son univers via une exposition exceptionnelle : AFGeek, une affaire de passion.

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Aviation security and safety standards - Lexology

Aviation security and safety standards - Lexology | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Aviation security covers the techniques and methods used to protect the safety of passengers at airports, airport personnel and the aviation industry in general against: accidental or malicious harm; unlawful intrusion; and other threats.

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