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Ciao, Alitalia! Abu Dhabi's Etihad 'Rescue' Only Delays Demise

Ciao, Alitalia! Abu Dhabi's Etihad 'Rescue' Only Delays Demise | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Etihad, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is about to clinch a deal to rescue Italy’s long-suffering flag carrier Alitalia. Etihad could put some 500 million euro in the Italian firm in exchange for a 49 percent stake, provided the debt level is cut and operating costs reduced mainly through a wave of redundancies.

Existing shareholders will see their stakes cut. This includes the Italian post operator, the Atlantia toll road operator, banks Intesa Sanpaolo and Unicredit and former white-knight, airline Air France KLM. The banks have to give twice as they lose part of an equity stake and have to take a debt haircut.

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Flight 1549 3D Reconstruction, Hudson River Ditching Jan 15, 2009

View in 360! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaHFDb7mGGo Full info:: http://www.exosphere3d.com/pubwww/pages/project_gallery/cactus_1549_hudson_river.htm
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United sees potential new Boeing jet available in 8-10 years | Reuters

United sees potential new Boeing jet available in 8-10 years | Reuters | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

A potential new mid-sized aircraft being studied by Boeing could reach the marketin eight to 10 years, a senior United Airlines executive said onTuesday.

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Air France Boeing 787-9 in Paris CDG

Air France Boeing 787-9 in Paris CDG | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Air France Boeing 787-9 F-HRBC taxiing to its assigned Runway for takeoff at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
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Airbus' Vahana Makes Its First Flight—And Now Must Defeat Bureaucracy

Airbus' Vahana Makes Its First Flight—And Now Must Defeat Bureaucracy | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

For aircraft like Airbus' Vahana, the FAA's outdated rules pose a more serious threat than gravity.

“The revolution of aviation we see today is comparable to the jet age,” says Jim Gregory, director of the Aerospace Research Center at The Ohio State University.

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Decarbonizing the aviation system using bio-jet fuel

Decarbonizing the aviation system using bio-jet fuel | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Unlike automobiles and other light transport vehicles, airplanes face technical, safety and infrastructure challenges for being powered by electricity derived from renewable sources such as wind and power, hydrogen or fuel cell technology and will need a more energy-dense renewable fuel (i.e. bio-jet fuel). 

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Air Traffic in Paris 2

This video is about Air Traffic in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Pictures showing a large variety of planes landing and taking-off 

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Air Traffic Control Enters the 21st Century | Flight Today

Air Traffic Control Enters the 21st Century | Flight Today | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

NextGen looks to overhaul navigation and communication in U.S. airspace.

The future of air traffic control may hold more exotic technologies, including remote control towers, which allow controllers to monitor multiple airports from a single location, and even augmented-reality displays that would let pilots and controllers see through bad weather.  

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Boeing’s biggest trade fight could spark a U.S. confrontation with Europe

Boeing’s biggest trade fight could spark a U.S. confrontation with Europe | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Despite its loss in U.S. trade court against Bombardier, Boeing believes 2018 will be a turning point in its lengthy WTO challenge to Airbus over government subsidies. The threat of hefty tariffs could redraw the playing field — or trigger a trade war among traditional allies.
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Drone/Aircraft Encounters Prompt Call For Tighter Regulations | Air Transport News

Drone/Aircraft Encounters Prompt Call For Tighter Regulations | Air Transport News | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Airlines, pilots, and air traffic controllers are calling on Congress to give the FAA full authority to regulate so-called hobby unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, following a highly publicized incident earlier this month in which a drone flew above a Frontier Airlines Airbus A320 on approach to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) and recorded the encounter.

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The Jet Engine is a Futuristic Technology Stuck in the Past

The Jet Engine is a Futuristic Technology Stuck in the Past | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Rockets and turbofans have promised to realize dreams of transportation progress—for decades. An Object Lesson.

...Turbofans propel both bodies and boxes around the globe. Yet here’s what’s weird: The same technologies that quite literally thrust people and things into space and the future are also the very things that might be holding humans back from truly radical, forward-looking innovations.

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Do Russian airlines still have a safety problem?

Do Russian airlines still have a safety problem? | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Such is the concern surrounding flight safety in Russia that, Airline Ratings, one of the world’s leading authorities on measuring airline safety, automatically marks a carrier down if they use only Russian-built aircraft.
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Cargo planes: They're how you get the things you want

Cargo planes: They're how you get the things you want | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
From small turboprops to cavernous 747 freighters, cargo planes are how you get the goods you want and need. Here's how they look and work.
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Lufthansa's New Livery Receives Critical Review From The Aviation Community

Lufthansa's New Livery Receives Critical Review From The Aviation Community | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Lufthansa, Germany's flag carrier, has a new brand and aircraft design as of last week. But not everyone likes the updates.

Against the backdrop of digitalization and changing customer requirements, Lufthansa recognized that the company needed to modernize the aircraft appearance in order to remain up to date," the company said in the official remarks released with the unveiling. Many in the airline community, however, disagree.

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Sacramento boasts largest airport solar array in California 

Sacramento boasts largest airport solar array in California  | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The 7.9 MW array will supply 30% of the airport's electricity needs at a price 2 cents lower than the going utility rate.

The project was made possible through a partnership between airport officials, Borrego Solar (which built the project) and NRG Energy (which will purchase the electricity produced over a 25-year period under a power-purchase agreement (PPA)).

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The project was made possible through a partnership between airport officials, Borrego Solar (which built the project) and NRG Energy (which will purchase the electricity produced over a 25-year period under a power-purchase agreement (PPA)).
 
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World's first blockchain-based airline loyalty digital wallet

World's first blockchain-based airline loyalty digital wallet | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Keeping pace with the latest technological revolutions, Singapore Airlines has announced a world first by bringing blockchain into its loyalty scheme. The first-of-its-kind lifestyle digital wallet app for an airline loyalty programme will be enabled through blockchain technology, using an SIA-owned private blockchain involving only merchants and partners.

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Boeing 737 Max 9 Cleared for Service | Air Transport News

Boeing 737 Max 9 Cleared for Service | Air Transport News | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The Boeing 737 Max 9 has received its U.S. Federal Aviation Administration amended type certificate, clearing it for commercial service with launch customer Lion Air of Indonesia, Boeing announced Friday. The certification marks the culmination of an 11-month flight-test program involving two airplanes.

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Airbus takes $1.6 billion charge on A400M military plane

Airbus takes $1.6 billion charge on A400M military plane | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Airbus on Thursday took a new 1.3 billion euro ($1.6 billion) hit on its A400M military transport plane, lifting charges on Europe's troubled defense project above 8 billion euros and clouding higher-than-expected underlying profits.

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A Thai Airbus A380 in Paris

A giant THAI Airbus A380 turning on its powerful engines in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Video by Pol Bacquet
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Future passenger planes: What will they look like in 2068?

Future passenger planes: What will they look like in 2068? | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Will passenger planes of the future continue the look of the past 50 years or will there be whole new designs?

If time travelers from 1968 found themselves in an airport today, there might be plenty of changes that surprise them. But the planes would look reassuringly familiar. While there have been vast improvements in materials, engines and avionics -- helping 2017 become the safest year in aviation history -- commercial aircraft remain structurally similar to those of the 1960s.

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United Boeing 777 lands in Honolulu after losing engine cover

United Boeing 777 lands in Honolulu after losing engine cover | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Passengers on a United Airlines flight got a jolt Tuesday when the engine cover came off their Boeing 777 as it was en route to Honolulu from San Francisco.
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By 2036, Civil Aviation will Need More than 600,000 Pilots - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

By 2036, Civil Aviation will Need More than 600,000 Pilots - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Air traffic growth will force airlines worldwide to appoint more than 600,000 pilots by 2036. However, this emerges as a challenge in terms of aging of the population, the International Civil Aviation Organization (IAEA) said.
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Worst Place To Be A Pilot - Season 1 Episode 2

Personally one of the most epic short series to be aired on public television. Worst Place to be a Pilot tells the stories of young British pilots flying small turboprop aircraft in the wild jungles and mountains of Indonesia. Enjoy!

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Experimental Supersonic Plane Gets Full Funding Under Trump's NASA Budget Proposal

Experimental Supersonic Plane Gets Full Funding Under Trump's NASA Budget Proposal | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
The Trump administration's fiscal year 2019 budget proposal for NASA fully funds the development of a new supersonic airplane that could transport commercial-airline passengers faster than the speed of sound.
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Sky’s the limit for airlines as more passengers take flight

Sky’s the limit for airlines as more passengers take flight | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The popularity of air travel is soaring on the back of resurging economies and lower airfares and the two giant airframe suppliers are delivering planes in record numbers to meet demand.

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Airline review: Qatar Airways Airbus A380-800 business class, Doha to Sydney

Airline review: Qatar Airways Airbus A380-800 business class, Doha to Sydney | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

With a class-leading cabin and service, it's obvious why this was voted world's best by Skytrax in 2017.

Airbus A380-800. Qatar run this in a three-cabin format with eight first-class seats, 48 business and 461 economy. 

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