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Meet America MEET AMERICA'S NEW AND IMPROVED AIR-LAND WAR PLAN

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Apr 22, 2019

The Army and the Air Force are crafting a new combined air-ground combat attack strategy to improve warfare networks, perform long-range sensing of targets, strike enemies more effectively and strengthen defenses across multiple domains in real-time.The Army-Air Force collaboration, called "Mul...

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DECK 7 WEBINAR BENCHMARKS AND BEST PRACTICES REPORT DECK 7 WEBINAR BENCHMARKS AND BEST PRACTICES REPORT

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Read the Deck 7 Webinar Benchmarks & Best Practices Report to see how your webinars measure against market benchmarks. And learn about the best practices

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Fixing South African Airways – What Needs To Be Done? FIXING SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS – WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE?

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Apr 03, 2020

South Africa Airways is in a dire position, and was long before the current aviation crisis. Can an armchair airline expert come up with a solution to get it back on the world stage and perhaps even thrive? Let us find out.

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The Top 5 Head Of State Aircraft In The World THE TOP 5 HEAD OF STATE AIRCRAFT IN THE WORLD

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Apr 01, 2020

Flying first class can be very luxurious. Flying in your own private jet is a whole other level of luxury though. But of these world leaders, their transport is a step up again. Many countries use their own private jets to move leaders around, but which are the best, most luxurious aircraft used by ...

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The Boeing 737 MAX – What Needs To Be Fixed? THE BOEING 737 MAX – WHAT NEEDS TO BE FIXED?

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Mar 26, 2020

The Boeing 737 MAX is one of the most praised and also the criticized aircraft ever built. On one hand, it has been popular with airlines with plenty of orders for the American planemaker. However, since being grounded many airlines have become nervous about utilizing the type. How can Boeing move f...

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Which Airlines Are Still Operating The Airbus A380? WHICH AIRLINES ARE STILL OPERATING THE AIRBUS A380?

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Mar 20, 2020

Many airlines that operate the A380 have said that they plan to halt flights until after the current crisis is over. But looking online, many of these airlines are, in fact, still operating A380 flights. Which airlines have grounded them and which are still flying? The Airbus A380 is a fantastic air...

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Which Aircraft Have The Longest Range? WHICH AIRCRAFT HAVE THE LONGEST RANGE?

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Mar 20, 2020

Aircraft are built to travel vast distances quickly. But just how far can an aircraft fly, and which aircraft can fly the longest? Have a guess and see how right you are. As to make this a fair comparison, there are a few caveats as to ‘which aircraft can fly the furthest’. The first is ...

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Is Supersonic Travel Compatible With The Environment? IS SUPERSONIC TRAVEL COMPATIBLE WITH THE ENVIRONMENT?

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Mar 12, 2020

New technologies are helping supersonic flying make a comeback. While the aviation industry has been under scrutiny for its role in climate change over the years, Aerion is looking to maintain sustainable supersonic travel with the AS2. This plane will be the first privately built supersonic commerc...

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Is British Airways Eyeing A350 Flights To Melbourne Australia? IS BRITISH AIRWAYS EYEING A350 FLIGHTS TO MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA?

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Mar 09, 2020

The aviation world is abuzz with a rumor that British Airways is at least contemplating a return to the capital of Victoria. The UK flag carrier hasn’t flown to Melbourne since 2006, but inside information is suggesting that it’s a destination that is on the table for future network expa...

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Lufthansa To Ground Airbus A380s LUFTHANSA TO GROUND AIRBUS A380S

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Mar 09, 2020

Lufthansa looks set to ground its Airbus A380s following a major drop off in load factors across the board. In today's video, I take a look at the situation!

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Who Owns the Airline Messaging System? WHO OWNS THE AIRLINE MESSAGING SYSTEM?

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Mar 05, 2020

Airline messaging is a crucial component of the connected aviation ecosystem, supporting two of the most important elements of the industry: passenger safety and passenger experience. In fact, the data that travels back and forth in the connected aviation ecosystem enables everything from catering t...

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Flybe Ceases All Operations FLYBE CEASES ALL OPERATIONS

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Mar 05, 2020

Flybe has today ceased all operations following it entering into administration. In today's video, I take a look at the fall of Flybe and the impact on smaller regional U.K airports!

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The Boeing 797 – Here Are The Clues We Have So Far THE BOEING 797 – HERE ARE THE CLUES WE HAVE SO FAR

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Mar 04, 2020

Like all things at Boeing, the 797 program has had a turbulent year. Less than a year ago the airframe builder was rumored to be announcing a new airframe at the Paris Air Show and now the Boeing 797 plans have been scrapped. What do we know about the 797 and how did we get here? The Boeing 797 was ...

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Inflight Connectivity Continues Making Global Strides INFLIGHT CONNECTIVITY CONTINUES MAKING GLOBAL STRIDES

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Mar 03, 2020

With our 2020 predictions series wrapped up, one common theme we saw across different thought leaders was the increasing presence of inflight connectivity (IFC) in the aviation ecosystem. In addition to contributing to the passenger experience, IFC enables a more robust and higher value proposition ...

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Where Will Vistara Fly Its New Boeing 787 Dreamliners? WHERE WILL VISTARA FLY ITS NEW BOEING 787 DREAMLINERS?

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Mar 03, 2020

Vistara’s stunning new Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been officially unveiled in Delhi this week. While we’ve all enjoyed looking at the beautiful livery and new cabin products on board, the one question we all want answering is “where and when can we fly it?”. Vistara is being s...

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Could smaller airports benefit from electric aviation? COULD SMALLER AIRPORTS BENEFIT FROM ELECTRIC AVIATION?

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Mar 02, 2020

Recent developments in electric aircraft have lent fresh hope that the aviation industry can cut its carbon footprint. Smaller airports could facilitate the accommodation of battery-powered, short-haul flights in the future, but they might have a wait on their hands. Ever since the British engineer ...

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Eco travel: What are our current options for green aviation ECO TRAVEL: WHAT ARE OUR CURRENT OPTIONS FOR GREEN AVIATION

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Feb 28, 2020

When the first commercial flight took off on 1 January 1914, the carbon emissions contributing to air pollution were probably not the highest priority. More than a century later, in 2019, the actions of young environmental activist Greta Thunberg helped raise awareness of the Swedish term flygskam &...

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London Heathrow Expansion Major Update LONDON HEATHROW EXPANSION MAJOR UPDATE

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Feb 27, 2020

Expansion for London's Heathrow has today been blocked. In today's video, I take a look at all details, the falling out and ultimate reaction from the news.

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Good drones: the UAVs changing airport operations for the better GOOD DRONES: THE UAVS CHANGING AIRPORT OPERATIONS FOR THE BETTER

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Feb 27, 2020

Drones may be the source of groans in the aviation industry, with many causing delayed flights and safety hazards. But what about the vast potential for UAVs to provide assistance and even improve safety? Here's a look at how drones could help rather than hinder airports. The global commercial d...

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Can Viva Aerobus Extend Its Good Fortune Into 2020? CAN VIVA AEROBUS EXTEND ITS GOOD FORTUNE INTO 2020?

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Feb 25, 2020

Viva Aerobus had a great 2019. It had record numbers in almost every financial and operative indicator. The biggest them of all was an increase of 27.8% in its annual earnings, posting a total of $675 million USD. During 2019, Viva Aerobus also posted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, a...

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American Airlines Eyes Direct Doha Flights – What To Expect AMERICAN AIRLINES EYES DIRECT DOHA FLIGHTS – WHAT TO EXPECT

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Feb 25, 2020

On top of today’s announcement that American Airlines and Qatar Airways would launch a codeshare agreement, American also announced that it was exploring options for adding flights to Qatar Airways’ hub in Doha. What should passengers expect from this announcement? Launching a long-haul ...

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New Boeing 787 Order Announced NEW BOEING 787 ORDER ANNOUNCED

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Feb 25, 2020

Boeing has announced a new order for their 787! In today's video, I take a look at the order, customer and more.

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New 737 MAX Order Coming Soon? NEW 737 MAX ORDER COMING SOON?

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Feb 23, 2020

Is a brand new order for the Boeing 737 MAX coming shortly from a major carrier? In today's video, I take a look at the news, the options and much more!

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Which Airlines Should Order The Airbus A330-800neo? WHICH AIRLINES SHOULD ORDER THE AIRBUS A330-800NEO?

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Feb 22, 2020

Last week, we received news that the Airbus A330-800 has finally achieved joint Type Certification from European and American civil aviation regulators. With this milestone achieved, airlines can feel even more confident adding the aircraft to their fleets. However, this smaller variant of the A330n...

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Could Altitude Hold The Key To Reducing Aviation Emissions? COULD ALTITUDE HOLD THE KEY TO REDUCING AVIATION EMISSIONS?

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Feb 22, 2020

According to a new study, aircraft altitude could hold the key to drastically reducing global warming. Research shows that a lower flying altitude could help the aviation industry reduce its carbon footprint. That’s despite the fuel inefficiency of low altitude flights. When it comes to the cl...

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Why Has Airbus Built The A321XLR? WHY HAS AIRBUS BUILT THE A321XLR?

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Feb 21, 2020

Why did Airbus build the A321XLR? Why did they look at the market and decide that it needed an aircraft that could fly 4,700 nautical miles non-stop with passengers in a single-aisle? And why have airlines fallen in love with the aircraft? Let’s discuss why Airbus saw a need for this aircraft,...

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The A350 Vs 787 – What’s Better For Condor’s Fleet Replacement? THE A350 VS 787 – WHAT’S BETTER FOR CONDOR’S FLEET REPLACEMENT?

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Feb 19, 2020

Frankfurt-based Condor has been going through some changes lately. Until recently, the airline operated under the Thomas Cook umbrella. Following their bankruptcy last year, ownership of Condor passed to the Polish Aviation Group, owner of LOT Polish Airlines. This has set the scene for some decisio...

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What To Expect From SWISS’ First Airbus A320neo WHAT TO EXPECT FROM SWISS’ FIRST AIRBUS A320NEO

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Feb 19, 2020

On Thursday the 20th of February, SWISS will welcome its first Airbus A320neo. Here’s what to expect from the Lufthansa subsidiary’s new aircraft. SWISS is preparing for its new Airbus A320neo to enter into service. The first A320neo made its inaugural flight from the Airbus factory in H...

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Boeing 737 MAX New Problem BOEING 737 MAX NEW PROBLEM

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Feb 19, 2020

Debris have been found inside the fuel tanks of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX. In today's video, I take a look at what was found, what it means and more!

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What 2019 Taught Us About the U.S. Airline Industry WHAT 2019 TAUGHT US ABOUT THE U.S. AIRLINE INDUSTRY

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Feb 18, 2020

For U.S. airlines, the fourth earnings season is now complete. And as is customary these days, all players produced solid profits. Collectively, Delta, American, United, Southwest, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Spirit, and Allegiant reached a double-digit operating margin, topping 10 percent on nearly ...

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What’s Interesting About 2019’s Busiest International Routes? WHAT’S INTERESTING ABOUT 2019’S BUSIEST INTERNATIONAL ROUTES?

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Feb 17, 2020

Have you ever thought about which routes around the world see the most traffic? What would your guesses be? Every year, the organization OAG (Official Airline Guide) puts out a publication detailing the world’s busiest routes. Their 2019 report had some interesting findings. Here’s what ...

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Major Airline Partnership Revealed MAJOR AIRLINE PARTNERSHIP REVEALED

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Feb 13, 2020

American and Alaska Airlines have announced a brand new major partnership! In today's video, I take a look at the move, what it means for the future and so much more!

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Why The Airbus A220 Is The Plane Of The Future WHY THE AIRBUS A220 IS THE PLANE OF THE FUTURE

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Feb 11, 2020

The Airbus A220 isn’t really a new aircraft. Bombardier first flew the CSeries in September 2013, with its entry into service in July 2016. And yet, the A220 seems to be answering problems that we’re not quite having yet. Airbus predicts a need for 7,000 A220s over the next two decades, ...

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America AMERICA'S NEWEST AIRLINE REVEALED

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Feb 10, 2020

The latest airline in the aviation industry has been revealed, Breeze Airways! In today's video, I take a look at the carrier in-depth and discuss what their future plans are!

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Why Does Aegean Want To Buy Croatia Airlines? WHY DOES AEGEAN WANT TO BUY CROATIA AIRLINES?

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Feb 10, 2020

Croatia Airlines is on sale, and Aegean Airlines expressed an interest to buy it. Why did the Greek flag carrier do this, and what plans could it have for Croatia Airlines? For several years now, the government of Croatia has been trying to sell Croatia Airlines. The national airline is loss-making ...

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The Airbus A321XLR Vs Boeing 787-8 – Narrowbody vs Widebody THE AIRBUS A321XLR VS BOEING 787-8 – NARROWBODY VS WIDEBODY

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Feb 06, 2020

Airlines looking to operate low-density medium-haul routes are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing aircraft. On one hand, they can choose the narrowbody Airbus A321XLR, a new aircraft that offers a fantastic fuel economy, or the bigger widebody Boeing 787-8 which has more capacity. But whic...

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Here’s How Airlines Use Social Media To Reduce The Impact of Travel Disruptions HERE’S HOW AIRLINES USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO REDUCE THE IMPACT OF TRAVEL DISRUPTIONS

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Feb 06, 2020

Travel disruptions are not only inconvenient for passengers. For airlines, they present a period of increased pressure when policy and expectation management really matter. Soft costs can be a big financial burden on airlines around busy travel times, but social media can help. To better understand ...

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Kuwait Airways vs Etihad – Which Airline Is Better In Economy? KUWAIT AIRWAYS VS ETIHAD – WHICH AIRLINE IS BETTER IN ECONOMY?

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Feb 05, 2020

Full-service airlines in the Middle East offer some of the best service in economy, as far as I’m concerned. Whether its the big ME3 (Qatar, Etihad, Emirates) or smaller players like Saudia and Kuwait Airways, most passengers will have a fairly enjoyable long-haul experience in economy. Today ...

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Etihad Airways Sells Aircraft ETIHAD AIRWAYS SELLS AIRCRAFT

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Feb 04, 2020

Etihad Airways has agreed to sell a large number of its aircraft in a new major deal, with a few twists. In today's video, I take a look at what is included in the deal and what exactly it means!

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Flight Shame Is Yet To Hit Latin America – Here’s Why FLIGHT SHAME IS YET TO HIT LATIN AMERICA – HERE’S WHY

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Feb 04, 2020

The flight shame movement, or flygskam, is still a very European thing. Maybe it is starting to appear in the USA. But, in Latin America, the Greta effect is still a distant problem. Let’s see why. At the moment, domestic flights are booming in Latin America. People in the region aren’t ...

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What Plane Could Bulgaria Air Choose For Fleet Modernization? WHAT PLANE COULD BULGARIA AIR CHOOSE FOR FLEET MODERNIZATION?

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Feb 03, 2020

As spring fast approaches, Bulgaria Air is pondering the next steps it needs to take as a part of its fleet modernization. According to the Bulgarian national flag carrier’s CEO Yanko Georgiev, a decision on which aircraft Bulgaria Air wants to buy could happen before the summer. While talking...

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Could Alaska Airlines Ever Fly Widebody Aircraft? COULD ALASKA AIRLINES EVER FLY WIDEBODY AIRCRAFT?

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Feb 01, 2020

At the moment, Alaska Airlines flies a mix of Airbus, Boeing, Embraer and Dash 8 aircraft. It has already seen a natural progression in expanding on its regional operations across North America. However, could it be enticed to take on widebodies and fulfill long haul expansions?Currently, the Seattl...

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Could Airbus Build An A322? A New 250 Seat Passenger Plane COULD AIRBUS BUILD AN A322? A NEW 250 SEAT PASSENGER PLANE

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Jan 28, 2020

Airbus could build a new aircraft, the A322, to fix the ‘middle of the market’ problem. It would be based on the A320 platform, with the improvements developed during the A321XLR program and better designed for medium-haul routes. Essentially, the middle of the market is a gap between sh...

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Has Flight Shame Taken A Transatlantic Flight To The US? HAS FLIGHT SHAME TAKEN A TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT TO THE US?

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Jan 28, 2020

Flight shame, or flygskam as it was originally called, is a very European thing. Conceived in Scandinavia, the movement has spread, with individuals, businesses and governments all taking steps to avoid all but the most essential air travel. Scratch the surface, however, and you’ll find that t...

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What’s up for aviation industry in 2020? WHAT’S UP FOR AVIATION INDUSTRY IN 2020?

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Jan 24, 2020

Last year was a challenging one for the aviation industry. The Boeing Max grounding, the “flight shame” movement, airline bankruptcies and other events had a huge impact on annual results. However, positive news like the fact that 2019 was the safest in the last five years brightened the...

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Why Don’t The Big 3 US Carriers Operate Low Cost Subsidiaries? WHY DON’T THE BIG 3 US CARRIERS OPERATE LOW COST SUBSIDIARIES?

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Jan 23, 2020

United, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines don’t operate low-cost subsidiary airlines and have chosen instead to unbundle and discount their tickets. Why don’t they operate an LCC and keep their various flagship products premium? You only need to look at the success that Qantas has ha...

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Aviation sustainability: how effective is carbon offsetting? AVIATION SUSTAINABILITY: HOW EFFECTIVE IS CARBON OFFSETTING?

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Jan 23, 2020

As scrutiny and criticism of the global aviation industry continues to grow, JetBlue Airways’ recent declaration that its US domestic flights will be carbon neutral in 2020 is the latest declaration by an airline that it is taking climate change seriously. Airlines need to continue their work ...

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Top 30 Busiest Airports In The World By Passenger Traffic TOP 30 BUSIEST AIRPORTS IN THE WORLD BY PASSENGER TRAFFIC

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Jan 23, 2020

A look at some of the facts and statistics around aviation industry including a look at the busiest airports in the world.

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Why Does It Take Longer To Fly West? WHY DOES IT TAKE LONGER TO FLY WEST?

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Jan 22, 2020

Have you ever wondered why a westbound flight takes longer than the same route eastbound? It’s all to do with the rotation of the earth, but not as simple as it might sound. This article takes a quick look at why this happens. There are many factors influencing flight duration, but in general,...

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Advancing Cyber Resilience in Aviation: An Industry Analysis ADVANCING CYBER RESILIENCE IN AVIATION: AN INDUSTRY ANALYSIS

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Jan 22, 2020

Civil aviation is an incredibly safe mode of transport. Year-on-year statistics referenced by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual Safety Report demonstrate this. Considering the forecast of double-digit growth over the next 20 years and the new infrastructure needed to manage c...

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How to service digital airport passengers HOW TO SERVICE DIGITAL AIRPORT PASSENGERS

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Jan 22, 2020

An overwhelming majority of travellers today want access to digital services to improve their journey. Airports are meeting passenger demands with varying degrees of success. For most, the biggest barrier is infrastructure. This paper examines what changes an airport can make to upgrade its cable an...

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The Benefits of Tracking Aviation Assets Within Airports THE BENEFITS OF TRACKING AVIATION ASSETS WITHIN AIRPORTS

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Jan 21, 2020

The importance of tracking aviation assets can play a key role in effective airport asset management. And, with the use of real-time tracking technologies, such as Real-time Location System (RTLS), these huge organisations have the ability to locate and track all critical assets that keep airport op...

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Boeing 777X First Flight Revealed BOEING 777X FIRST FLIGHT REVEALED

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Jan 21, 2020

Exclusive news as Boeing's first flight date and time for the 777X flight is revealed. In today's video, I go over the full plans of Boeing in regards to their first and highly anticipated 777X flight!

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Allegiant Vs Southwest? What Airline Is Best? ALLEGIANT VS SOUTHWEST? WHAT AIRLINE IS BEST?

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Jan 21, 2020

Allegiant Air and Southwest are both popular airlines operating in the US domestic market (with only Southwest flying internationally) and, at first, look very similar. But both have different business models, aircraft fit-outs and even have an opposite fleet (Allegiant is entirely Airbus whilst Sou...

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Enhancing airport resilience and runway capacity with Intelligent Approach ENHANCING AIRPORT RESILIENCE AND RUNWAY CAPACITY WITH INTELLIGENT APPROACH

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Jan 20, 2020

NATS, the UK’s leading air navigation services provider and Leidos, a leading technology provider, developed a ground-breaking airport solution called Intelligent Approach. With Intelligent Approach, air traffic controllers around the world have the tools to safely optimise arrival spacing in ...

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Where Could United Airlines Fly Its Airbus A321XLRs? WHERE COULD UNITED AIRLINES FLY ITS AIRBUS A321XLRS?

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Jan 20, 2020

United Airlines ordered 50 Airbus A321XLR aircraft from Airbus just last month. The aircraft will allow the carrier to open narrow but long-haul routes, potentially offering unique connections to smaller cities. But where will these routes fly? Let us explore. The A321XLR will be also be used to fly...

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Why Emirates Has Won With The Airbus A380 WHY EMIRATES HAS WON WITH THE AIRBUS A380

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Jan 16, 2020

No airline in the world is quite so synonymous with the A380 as Emirates. While other airlines fly a handful, Emirates flies more than 100. Even now, as Airbus prepares to end the production of the giant jumbo, Emirates still sings its praises. How has Emirates done so well with the biggest plane in...

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What Is American Airlines Project Kodiak? What It Means For You WHAT IS AMERICAN AIRLINES PROJECT KODIAK? WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU

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Jan 16, 2020

American Airlines is planning to refit its refit, to fix some of the mistakes that it made with Project Oasis. Before you get too excited, it’s only domestic first set to benefit from the changes, and not all that much even then. Here’s what you need to know about Project Kodiak. When Am...

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Offsetting carbon emissions is soaring in air travel - but is it effective? OFFSETTING CARBON EMISSIONS IS SOARING IN AIR TRAVEL - BUT IS IT EFFECTIVE?

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Jan 15, 2020

As airlines - and travelers - reckon with the environmental impact of air travel, carbon offsetting has become a popular practice in the aviation industry. Numerous airlines allow passengers to voluntarily donate to environmental organizations in an effort to alleviate the effects associated with ca...

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Introducing The Airbus Beluga XL INTRODUCING THE AIRBUS BELUGA XL

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Jan 14, 2020

The Airbus Beluga XL has officially been certified to fly by the EASA! In today's video, I take a look at the aircraft and what the future holds for it as well as why it is a better option to the current flying Beluga ST!

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The Truth Behind Hi Fly THE TRUTH BEHIND HI FLY'S AIRBUS A380

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Jan 14, 2020

Simple Flying recently caught up with CEO and chairman of Hi Fly, Dr. Paulo Mirpuri, to find out what the airline thinks of its A380. The specialist wet lease airline regularly comes under fire for investing in an unpopular plane, but the truth is actually quite far from this perception.

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Could Airbus Build An Ultra Long Stretch Of The A220? COULD AIRBUS BUILD AN ULTRA LONG STRETCH OF THE A220?

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Jan 14, 2020

The potential for a stretched version of the popular A220 has been regularly discussed on Simple Flying. The A220-500 is seen as a natural development of the type, and it seems it is a case of when rather than if the variant will be announced. But what about a further stretch? An A220-900? How far c...

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Security standards in business aviation SECURITY STANDARDS IN BUSINESS AVIATION

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Jan 14, 2020

Business aviation has to meet the same high security standards as commercial air transport but no comprehensive public picture of the sector’s performance exists. FBOs providing business aviation services from airports are required to follow stringent rules and procedures, just like their comm...

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Emirates Airbus A380 vs Boeing 777 – What Plane Is More Comfortable? EMIRATES AIRBUS A380 VS BOEING 777 – WHAT PLANE IS MORE COMFORTABLE?

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Jan 13, 2020

Emirates operates only two types of aircraft, the Boeing 777 and the Airbus A380. Emirates does have new aircraft on the way, such as the Boeing 787 (30 orders), the Boeing 777X (115 orders) and Airbus A350 (50 orders), but right now if you booked an Emirates ticket you are guaranteed to ride in eit...

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Which Country’s Laws Are Enforced During International Flights? WHICH COUNTRY’S LAWS ARE ENFORCED DURING INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS?

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Jan 12, 2020

Which laws apply to aircraft on international flights? This is an issue that regularly comes up when incidents occur during a flight, and of course, is one that affects any of us that travel! Is it the country the aircraft is flying over, the country where it is registered or where it lands? The sit...

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How The 737 MAX Will Fly Again! HOW THE 737 MAX WILL FLY AGAIN!

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Jan 10, 2020

The Boeing 737 MAX has been grounded for nearly a year now. To fly now it needs to pass a number of key tests, however, Boeing is now recommending something else that would need to be done to see the type fly again. In today's video, I take a look at what Boeing is recommending.

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How Many Variants Of The Boeing 747 Have Been Made? HOW MANY VARIANTS OF THE BOEING 747 HAVE BEEN MADE?

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Jan 09, 2020

The Boeing 747 is more than just an aircraft. To Boeing, it was a platform that could be modified to solve airlines’ distinct and unique problems, from a short-haul carrier to a long-distance cargo aircraft. But what type of Boeing 747s were actually built? And how did it solve airlines’...

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Everything You Need To Know About The New Eastern Airlines EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW EASTERN AIRLINES

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Jan 08, 2020

With Eastern Airlines about to rise like a phoenix from the ashes, we thought that now would be a good time to give you the low down on how they plan to operate the airline. Back when I was a young boy and the Apollo space program was in full swing the, distinctive hockey stick-shaped Caribbean Blue...

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New 737 MAX Problem Found NEW 737 MAX PROBLEM FOUND

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Jan 06, 2020

A new finding has uncovered another fault with the currently grounded Boeing 737 MAX. In today's video, I take a look at the issue, where it was discovered, what it means and more!

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Will There Ever Be A Bigger Passenger Plane Than The Airbus A380? WILL THERE EVER BE A BIGGER PASSENGER PLANE THAN THE AIRBUS A380?

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Jan 06, 2020

Will there ever be a bigger plane than the A380? Or has the world moved onto smaller aircraft forever? Before we jump into our predictions, we need to cover the background and motivations as to why the A380 exists. The A380 was built to serve multiple different airline needs. The first was to solve ...

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Airports Are Becoming More Like Tourist Destinations AIRPORTS ARE BECOMING MORE LIKE TOURIST DESTINATIONS

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Jan 05, 2020

There must be only a handful of people who want to spend more of their precious holiday time at the airport. But a select few establishments around the world are making it so. Some of the world’s airports have undergone revamps to become tourist destinations in themselves. Starting your holida...

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The Boeing 777X Future THE BOEING 777X FUTURE

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Jan 04, 2020

What is the future of the Boeing 777X in 2020? In today's video, I take a look at flight testing, engine issues, aircraft orders and so much more as I outline what 2020 could potentially hold for Boeing's latest jet!

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The Boeing 797 Future THE BOEING 797 FUTURE

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Jan 03, 2020

What is the future of the Boeing 797 in 2020? Will it launch? How will the 737 MAX impact it? How will the A321XLR impact it? In today's video, I explore all those things and discuss why 2020 is an important year for the Boeing NMA, dubbed to be the 797!

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What Will 2020 Bring To The Aviation Industry? WHAT WILL 2020 BRING TO THE AVIATION INDUSTRY?

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Jan 02, 2020

2020 will be a landmark year for many reasons, not least the symmetry of the digits involved. And it’s definitely set to be an intriguing year for aviation, with the industry currently going through a paradigm shift on many levels. One trend that we can expect to see becoming more pronounced i...

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Which Airlines Are The World’s Safest? WHICH AIRLINES ARE THE WORLD’S SAFEST?

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Jan 02, 2020

As we move into 2020, aviation safety is still a hot topic thanks to the continued coverage of the Boeing 737 MAX groundings. If you’re a nervous flyer then worry no more, a list of the top safety-rated airlines in the world has just been published. Airlineratings.com has released its official...

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Which Airlines Fly The Boeing 787-10? WHICH AIRLINES FLY THE BOEING 787-10?

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Dec 29, 2019

The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner is the stretch version of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which is itself a stretched version of the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The 787-10 has only been in commercial service for just over a year-and-a-half, and there aren’t many airlines that can boast to have one in t...

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Should Airlines Be Allowed To Split Families On A Flight? SHOULD AIRLINES BE ALLOWED TO SPLIT FAMILIES ON A FLIGHT?

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Dec 29, 2019

Paying an extra charge for a seat allocation is something that many passengers are not too preoccupied with. However, when traveling as a family, especially with young children, seats need to be chosen or there’s a risk of being split up. There is no strict one-rule-fits-all when it comes to s...

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The Situation at South African Airways THE SITUATION AT SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS

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Dec 28, 2019

South African Airways recently collapsed, however, what is their actual current status and situation? In today's video, I take a detailed look at the process currently unfolding with the carrier.

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Heathrow Expansion Delayed Again HEATHROW EXPANSION DELAYED AGAIN

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Dec 27, 2019

London Heathrow's highly anticipated expansion which will include the 3rd runway has once again been delayed. In today's video, I take a look at the key reason as to why this decision has been made!

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10 Things To Watch Out For In Aviation During 2020 10 THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN AVIATION DURING 2020

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Dec 26, 2019

The new year is less than a week away, and with it will come a new decade. Before we take a stroll back down memory, we decided to take a look at 20 things to watch out for in 2020! Around a year ago it was announced that Royal Air Maroc would join the oneworld alliance. However, this was just an an...

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What Are Open Skies Agreements And Why Should I Care? WHAT ARE OPEN SKIES AGREEMENTS AND WHY SHOULD I CARE?

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Dec 26, 2019

Reports that the Trump administration is considering withdrawing the United States from certain Open Skies agreements have made headline news in recent months. The treaty in question came into force in 2002, and currently has 34 signatories. But what are Open Skies agreements? Open Skies agreements ...

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Would Allowing Phone Calls On Flights Cause Cabin Chaos? WOULD ALLOWING PHONE CALLS ON FLIGHTS CAUSE CABIN CHAOS?

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Dec 24, 2019

With the technology now in place to allow seamless mobile phone communication, would opening up the aircraft to voice calls be an innovation or throw the cabin experience into chaos? With WIFI onboard aircraft becoming more and more common (I had consistent WIFI on my Singapore Germany to Asia fligh...

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The Emirates Fleet THE EMIRATES FLEET

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Dec 23, 2019

The Fleet of Emirates! What aircraft does the major carrier fly and what aircraft do they plan on flying in the future? In today's video, I take a look at their entire fleet including some of their most recent aircraft we might not see anytime soon.

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What is Fuel Hedging and Why Do Airlines Do It? WHAT IS FUEL HEDGING AND WHY DO AIRLINES DO IT?

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Dec 23, 2019

Airlines’ profitability is more than a little bit dependent on jet fuel prices, and yet there are limited resources available to mitigate the risks of a volatile oil market. The most widely used tool for this purpose is fuel hedging, which is when airlines agree to purchase oil in the future a...

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What To Expect From Mongolian Airlines’ First Boeing 787 WHAT TO EXPECT FROM MONGOLIAN AIRLINES’ FIRST BOEING 787

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Dec 20, 2019

MIAT Mongolian Airlines is set to receive its first Boeing 787-9 aircraft. It will enable the Ulaanbaatar based airline to fly to European and North American cities, opening up a whole raft of new possibilities for intrepid travellers. The aircraft will join MIAT Mongolian Airlines through a lease a...

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Why A Competitor Is Unhappy With Lufthansa’s New Livery WHY A COMPETITOR IS UNHAPPY WITH LUFTHANSA’S NEW LIVERY

blog article

Dec 20, 2019

Polish carrier LOT has taken offense to Lufthansa’s new fleet-wide livery, exclaiming that passengers will get confused between the two rival airlines and that their reputation may be damaged! Airlines change livery all the time, sometimes to too much fanfare and praise, other times slammed an...

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Should Europe Embrace Capacity Purchase Agreements? SHOULD EUROPE EMBRACE CAPACITY PURCHASE AGREEMENTS?

blog article

Dec 18, 2019

Capacity purchase agreements are big business in the USA. They make regional connections work for the big airlines, removing the risk of operating regional routes and allowing a greater degree of flexibility too. However, in Europe, the idea of buying-in capacity has not taken off, at least not on t...

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Are we running out of time to fix aviation cyber security? ARE WE RUNNING OUT OF TIME TO FIX AVIATION CYBER SECURITY?

blog article

Dec 18, 2019

Shipping giant Maersk suffered close to half a billion dollars in losses in 2017 when it was infected by the NotPetya sabotageware. Maersk was not even a target of that attack. Could the same thing happen in aviation? The realisation is beginning to dawn on the aviation sector that, yes, it could. I...

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737 MAX Production Suspended 737 MAX PRODUCTION SUSPENDED

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Dec 17, 2019

Boeing has suspended production on its currently grounded Boeing 737 MAX from January 2020. In today's video, I take a look at what their plan is going forward and update you all on the situation!

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Ten Years Of The Boeing 787: A Look Back TEN YEARS OF THE BOEING 787: A LOOK BACK

blog article

Dec 16, 2019

It’s been 10 years since the first Boeing 787 made its very first flight. Already behind schedule, the flight would be followed by a turbulent journey of manufacturing problems and defects, leading to lengthy delays. However, with these problems being resolved, the 787 has greatly changed the ...

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Shipping Aircraft Tire Assemblies by Air SHIPPING AIRCRAFT TIRE ASSEMBLIES BY AIR

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Dec 15, 2019

Serviceable tire assemblies are considered dangerous since they are typically inflated to high pressure. Essentially, when tire assemblies are shipped by air, the pressure inside the tire increases once the plane reaches altitude. This rise in pressure could cause an over-inflated tire to explode in...

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Facial Recognition Technology Is Growing In Airports – Should Passengers Be Worried? FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY IS GROWING IN AIRPORTS – SHOULD PASSENGERS BE WORRIED?

blog article

Dec 15, 2019

With many airports opting for efficiency-enhancing technology, facial recognition systems are on the rise. Beijing Daxing has become the latest airport to employ the technology behind Los Angeles International Airport and Madrid-Barajas, to name but a few. But what concerns does this technology prod...

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Qantas Selects A350-1000 for Project Sunrise QANTAS SELECTS A350-1000 FOR PROJECT SUNRISE

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Dec 13, 2019

Qantas has announced that it has selected the Airbus A350-1000 over the Boeing 777X for its Project Sunrise flights. In today's video, I take a look at this brand new development, what it means, when the flights will start, how many they'll potentially order and so on!

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Why Low-Cost Competition Is Heating Up In The Middle East WHY LOW-COST COMPETITION IS HEATING UP IN THE MIDDLE EAST

blog article

Dec 13, 2019

In the Middle East, low-cost competition is heating up in 2019 more than ever before. 2020 might be just as intense. Spicejet, Air Arabia, and Jazeera Airways have been making moves that will expand their fleets or networks, increasing air traffic in the region. So what’s behind all of this gr...

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These Are The World’s Greenest Airlines THESE ARE THE WORLD’S GREENEST AIRLINES

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Dec 12, 2019

The aviation industry is starting to fight back as the climate emergency provokes an ever more serious threat to our future. From plastic-free flights to environmental pledges, modern aviation is awash with proposals to keep passengers flying whilst tackling CO2 emissions. But which airlines are cur...

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2020 Will Be The Year European Inflight WiFi Goes Crazy 2020 WILL BE THE YEAR EUROPEAN INFLIGHT WIFI GOES CRAZY

blog article

Dec 11, 2019

Getting WiFi on a plane is a massive bonus for any passenger. But the availability of such services is still very variable between carriers, and the quality of the connectivity provided can be somewhat unpredictable too. For passengers in Europe, however, the future is looking bright, as the Europea...

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What Happened To Mesa Airlines’ Dash 8 Aircraft? WHAT HAPPENED TO MESA AIRLINES’ DASH 8 AIRCRAFT?

blog article

Dec 10, 2019

Mesa Airlines used to operate 17 De Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8s, but what happened to them? And where did they end up? You may have never heard of Mesa Airlines, but if you have flown regionally on American Eagle or United Express then very likely you have traveled onboard their aircraft.

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The next generation mobile connectivity set to transform aviation THE NEXT GENERATION MOBILE CONNECTIVITY SET TO TRANSFORM AVIATION

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Dec 09, 2019

The world is flying more. In the next 20 years, the global fleet is expected to double to 48,000 aircraft, while annual passenger numbers are set to hit 7.2 billion. At the same time, passenger habits are changing quicker than anticipated. Not only are most of us glued to our smartphones and consumi...

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Why Aircraft Don’t Offer Free WiFi WHY AIRCRAFT DON’T OFFER FREE WIFI

blog article

Dec 09, 2019

In an age where we take internet connectivity for granted, we thought we would take a look at why most aircraft do not offer free WiFi. It wasn’t all that long ago that boarding a commercial airliner meant cutting yourself off from the outside world communications wise, but now more and more a...

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How Boeing Could Dominate In 2020 HOW BOEING COULD DOMINATE IN 2020

blog article

Dec 08, 2019

Boeing will surely be glad for some positive press when the new year comes around. It’s had a particularly harrowing 2019, but as the year draws to a close the airframer seems to be pulling out the stops for a positive 2020. We take a look at how 2020 could change the game for Boeing. 2019 has...

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New Airline Routes Are Worth Huge Amounts To Destinations NEW AIRLINE ROUTES ARE WORTH HUGE AMOUNTS TO DESTINATIONS

blog article

Dec 06, 2019

It’s easy to overlook the massive economic impact that one airline route can have on the local destination. You might think that one airline bringing a couple of flights a week to a place can’t be that important. However, when you start to look into it, every single route brings a huge a...

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How To Be Concious Of The Environment While Flying HOW TO BE CONCIOUS OF THE ENVIRONMENT WHILE FLYING

blog article

Dec 05, 2019

The IATA is preparing to combat the negativity brought on by the flight shaming movement. The aviation industry has been active in stepping towards becoming more environmentally-friendly of late and that’s great. But the responsibility to fly eco-friendly is an individual choice, not just an i...

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United Orders A321XLR UNITED ORDERS A321XLR

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Dec 04, 2019

United Airlines has today announced an order for the A321XLR. In this video, I take a look at what aircraft it'll be replacing, Boeing's NMA and of course where United will look at deploying their XLR once delivered!

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Reduced Crew Flights – Would Safety Be Compromised? REDUCED CREW FLIGHTS – WOULD SAFETY BE COMPROMISED?

blog article

Dec 04, 2019

Over the years of aviation’s development, we’ve seen massive leaps in automation of various things, from the introduction of fly-by-wire to enhanced navigation and piloting aids. But how much automation is too much? At the recent IATA Wings of Change Europe conference, industry experts d...

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Introducing The 737 MAX 10 INTRODUCING THE 737 MAX 10

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Dec 03, 2019

Boeing's latest 737 MAX variant was recently unveiled. In today's video, I take a look at the Boeing 737 MAX 10, its orders, the main competitor and the state of the NMA market currently!

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First Air France A380 Retired FIRST AIR FRANCE A380 RETIRED

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Dec 02, 2019

The first Airbus A380 with Air France has been retired. In today's video, I take a look at the reasoning as to why and what the future holds for these Airbus A380s potentially!

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What To Expect From Starlux Airlines January Launch WHAT TO EXPECT FROM STARLUX AIRLINES JANUARY LAUNCH

blog article

Dec 02, 2019

Taiwan’s newest carrier, Starlux Airlines, is set to take off next month, jetting from Taipei to Da Nang, Macau and Penang. Well, big deal, you might say – another day, another airline start-up. But this isn’t another post-millennium ‘where’s my legroom’ low-cost ...

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Is This The New Golden Age Of Aviation? IS THIS THE NEW GOLDEN AGE OF AVIATION?

blog article

Dec 01, 2019

Older generations who are still young enough to travel and fly frequently might be lamenting about the state of travel these days. Seats are smaller, service isn’t what it used to be, the elegance of air travel is dead. This might be one point of view. However, we would like to assert that thi...

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Boeing 787 Engine Problems Continue BOEING 787 ENGINE PROBLEMS CONTINUE

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Nov 29, 2019

Rolls Royce and their Trent 1000 is continuing to see problems that are impacting their future business, the Boeing 787 and in addition, their overall spending. In today's video, I take a look at the current situation!

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Will SpiceJet’s New UAE Carrier Be A Success? WILL SPICEJET’S NEW UAE CARRIER BE A SUCCESS?

blog article

Nov 29, 2019

At the end of October, Indian low-cost carrier SpiceJet issued an announcement that it would launch a new airline based out of Ras Al-Khaimah International Airport (RKT) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Since then, SpiceJet chairman and managing director Ajay Singh has confirmed this plan with the...

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Project Sunrise Major Order Update PROJECT SUNRISE MAJOR ORDER UPDATE

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Nov 28, 2019

There's been a brand new update regarding the order situation with Project Sunrise for either the Airbus A350 or 777X. In today's video, I take a look at the update and what it means!

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Unruly airline passengers: Are issues getting worse? UNRULY AIRLINE PASSENGERS: ARE ISSUES GETTING WORSE?

blog article

Nov 28, 2019

Air journey will be arduous work, whether or not it is navigating super-long safety traces, dropping the seat lottery and ending up jammed in the course of the row, or discovering your self on a airplane grounded on the runway, delayed and unmoving for the foreseeable future. In these stress-inducin...

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Electric Planes Or Bust: The Challenge Facing Norway’s Widerøe ELECTRIC PLANES OR BUST: THE CHALLENGE FACING NORWAY’S WIDERØE

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Nov 28, 2019

Norway’s regional airline Widerøe has a unique and hugely challenging problem on its hands. Its fleet of small turboprops are in desperate need of replacement, but no direct replacement exists. To add fuel to the fire, the Norwegian government is looking to them to make a step-change in...

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Why Emirates Has No Plans To Expand In Germany WHY EMIRATES HAS NO PLANS TO EXPAND IN GERMANY

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Nov 27, 2019

Emirates currently flies from its Dubai hub to four cities in Germany, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, and Munich. However, as the airline is limited to serving four cities in Germany, further expansion is not possible. This means that if the UAE giant wanted to serve Berlin, it would have to g...

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Will United Airlines Get JetBlue’s Mexico City Slots? WILL UNITED AIRLINES GET JETBLUE’S MEXICO CITY SLOTS?

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Nov 27, 2019

United Airlines could be set to gain JetBlue’s Mexico City slots as the smaller airline pulls out of the city. With 24 slot pairs up for grabs, United has made a move to operate a third daily service between San Fransisco and Mexico City with the upcoming available slots. JetBlue was awarded f...

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LUMADA VIDEO INSIGHTS FOR SMARTER AIRPORT AND PORT OPERATIONS LUMADA VIDEO INSIGHTS FOR SMARTER AIRPORT AND PORT OPERATIONS

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Nov 27, 2019

Look through this infographic to learn how video intelligence and analytics, part of Hitachi Smart Spaces solutions, can help airports and ports become safer, more secure, and provide improved customer experience.

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Using technology to deliver the ultimate airport experience USING TECHNOLOGY TO DELIVER THE ULTIMATE AIRPORT EXPERIENCE

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Nov 26, 2019

Moving passengers through airports as quickly and smoothly as possible is a priority for airlines; helping not only to reduce costs and enhance efficiency levels, but also to deliver the optimum customer experience to every traveller. Over recent years, technology has played an increasingly importan...

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Airbus A350 Neo Major Update AIRBUS A350 NEO MAJOR UPDATE

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Nov 26, 2019

The Airbus A350neo is a heavily rumoured aircraft and some reports have indicated that it could be arriving sooner than expected. Thanks to the airbus Chief executive we've been given a pretty major update. In today's video, I go over what that is!

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How Milan Bergamo Airport Grew 1,300% In Two Decades HOW MILAN BERGAMO AIRPORT GREW 1,300% IN TWO DECADES

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Nov 26, 2019

Milan’s Orio al Serio International Airport, also known as Milan Bergamo, has experienced astounding growth over the past 10 years. Handling one million passengers for the first time in 1999, the airport this year expects to surpass 14m. Here’s how Bergamo has expanded, and what’s ...

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Why Does The UAE Have Two Flag Carriers? WHY DOES THE UAE HAVE TWO FLAG CARRIERS?

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Nov 26, 2019

Did you know that the United Arab Emirates technically has two flag carriers? Both Abu Dhabi-based Etihad and Dubai-based Emirates can legitimately claim to be flag carriers of the United Arab Emirates. So why does the UAE have two flag carriers? Let’s find out. Historically, flag carriers wer...

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First Airbus A380 Scrapped FIRST AIRBUS A380 SCRAPPED

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Nov 25, 2019

The first retired Airbus A380 has been scrapped! In today's video, I go over the news for you all as well as taking a look at the second-hand market.

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Could There Ever Be A European Low Cost Airline Alliance? COULD THERE EVER BE A EUROPEAN LOW COST AIRLINE ALLIANCE?

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Nov 25, 2019

Could Europe’s budget airlines get together and form their own alliances with each other? This was an interesting question brought up by one of our readers recently that we thought we would like to take a look at. In some respects, basic alliances are already being formed. Norwegian Air Shuttl...

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How Do Airlines Decide On A New Route? HOW DO AIRLINES DECIDE ON A NEW ROUTE?

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Nov 25, 2019

Airlines have all sorts of sophisticated tools at their disposal to help them plan where to fly next. These tools crunch the numbers, spit out the results, and show whether a route is likely to be profitable. However, that’s not always the whole picture. At AviaDev Europe last month, we discus...

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No Airbus A380 Replacement Planned NO AIRBUS A380 REPLACEMENT PLANNED

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Nov 22, 2019

Airbus has no plans at the moment to launch a replacement to its A380, the world's largest passenger plane! In today's video, I discuss why and take a look at some of the implications that could have on carriers like Emirates.

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Should Airline Passengers Be Able To Control Their Own Window Blinds? SHOULD AIRLINE PASSENGERS BE ABLE TO CONTROL THEIR OWN WINDOW BLINDS?

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Nov 22, 2019

When you have a few hundred passengers crammed tightly into a flying tin can, issues of etiquette come to the fore. Examples like passengers who feel the need to fully recline their seat on a short-haul flight. Or others who hit the FA call button four times in ninety minutes because they need more ...

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Why Ancillary Revenue Is Crucial For Airlines WHY ANCILLARY REVENUE IS CRUCIAL FOR AIRLINES

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Nov 22, 2019

Global airline ancillary revenue is due to exceed USD$100 billion in 2019. It’s a river of gold that has come from nowhere in the space of a generation. In the last ten years, airline ancillary revenue has increased fivefold. It is having a significant impact on how airlines operate and market...

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6 Reasons why charters should add Wi-Fi 6 REASONS WHY CHARTERS SHOULD ADD WI-FI

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Nov 21, 2019

Discover the compelling truths driving demand for inflight Wi-Fi on chartered aircraft

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What Will Dubai World Central Airport Look Like Once Complete? WHAT WILL DUBAI WORLD CENTRAL AIRPORT LOOK LIKE ONCE COMPLETE?

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Nov 21, 2019

Future passengers got a glimpse of what Dubai’s World Central Airport will look like when fully completed at the Dubai Air Show this week. The mammoth USD$36 billion expansion has suffered some setbacks but when finished, it will be one of the biggest airports in the world. World Central Airpo...

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Why United Is Against Philippine Airlines Expansion In Guam WHY UNITED IS AGAINST PHILIPPINE AIRLINES EXPANSION IN GUAM

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Nov 21, 2019

United Airlines has lodged a submission with the US Department of Transport regarding Philippine Airlines and its low-cost subsidiary, PAL Express, who are proposing to codeshare on some flights between Manila and Guam. Philippine Airlines flies its own aircraft daily between Manila and Guam. It wou...

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Emirates Orders Boeing 787-9 EMIRATES ORDERS BOEING 787-9

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Nov 20, 2019

Emirates has today announced plans to order the Boeing 787-9 after dropping its MoU for the Boeing 787-10. In today's video, I discuss the recent order news!

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New A330neo & A321XLR Order NEW A330NEO & A321XLR ORDER

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Nov 20, 2019

Airbus has secured a new order at the 2019 Dubai Airshow for the A330neo and A321XLR. In today's video, I discuss the new order, the customer and just what they do!

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Could The Virgin Group Beat Qantas To Project Sunrise? COULD THE VIRGIN GROUP BEAT QANTAS TO PROJECT SUNRISE?

blog article

Nov 20, 2019

Could Qantas be beaten to realizing Project Sunrise by an aggressive Virgin airline? The Virgin Group has the means and the motivation, but are they able to move fast enough? Let’s explore. Project Sunrise is the goal to launch direct routes from London and New York to the east coast cities of...

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Why We’re Excited For Emirates’ New Premium Economy Cabin WHY WE’RE EXCITED FOR EMIRATES’ NEW PREMIUM ECONOMY CABIN

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Nov 20, 2019

They’ve resisted the trend for quite a while now, but Emirates will start rolling out premium economy class seating on some of its aircraft from 2020. In what is a case of getting inboard or missing the flight, the Dubai based airline will start installing the seats in its A380s, Boeing 777-30...

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Is inflight Wi-Fi worth it? IS INFLIGHT WI-FI WORTH IT?

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Nov 19, 2019

Inflight internet is shifting from an amenity to a must-have for business travelers and pilots alike. Staying connected in the air means a more productive passenger experience, enhanced cockpit capabilities, and reinforced safety – all of which make Wi-Fi enabled planes more valuable to prospe...

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Airbus Wins New Orders AIRBUS WINS NEW ORDERS

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Nov 19, 2019

During the 2019 Dubai Airshow, Airbus has secured multiple new orders, MoU's and more from customers around the globe. In today's video, I go over the recent orders and news in a recap type video.

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From Desert To Riches: The History Of Emirates FROM DESERT TO RICHES: THE HISTORY OF EMIRATES

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Nov 19, 2019

In celebration on the Dubai Air Show, Simple Flying is going to look at Emirates. What began as the small gulf carrier with ambitions, it became one of the world’s most luxurious and far-reaching airlines operating in the world today. Oddly enough, Emirates’ humble beginning is far diffe...

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Emirates Orders Airbus A350 EMIRATES ORDERS AIRBUS A350

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Nov 18, 2019

Emirates has announced an order for 50 Airbus A350s, the decision comes following an earlier announcement in February for 30 of the type. In today's video, I take a look at the order and executive comments.

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WOW: This Private Airbus A220 Concept Has An Observation Deck WOW: THIS PRIVATE AIRBUS A220 CONCEPT HAS AN OBSERVATION DECK

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Nov 18, 2019

Lufthansa Technik’s Airbus A220 SkyRetreat concept offers a brand-new take on the private jet, with an open-plan cabin layout and a forward-facing observation deck. Lufthansa is testing the waters at the Dubai Air Show because it believes there may be enough demand to turn the concept into rea...

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A look at the world’s most innovative airports A LOOK AT THE WORLD’S MOST INNOVATIVE AIRPORTS

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Nov 18, 2019

Today, the worst part of traveling happens before and after boarding a plane — but it doesn’t have to be this way. Some airports are taking a different approach, looking how they can innovate and make real changes in order to create a better user experience. In this article, we’ll ...

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Airbus Secures Huge 100+ Order AIRBUS SECURES HUGE 100+ ORDER

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Nov 18, 2019

Airbus has secured a major order for 100+ aircraft in the A320neo family. In today's video, I take a look at the order, who it's from, what's included and more!

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A SIMPLE GUIDE TO CORPORATE AIRLINE REWARD SCHEMES A SIMPLE GUIDE TO CORPORATE AIRLINE REWARD SCHEMES

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Nov 17, 2019

If you travel a lot for work, then you’ll know about airline reward schemes. These programmes encourage travellers to book again and again with the same airline, collect loyalty points and exchange them for benefits such as discounted fares and free upgrades. But did you also know that in addi...

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Why Do Aircraft Make Technical Stops? WHY DO AIRCRAFT MAKE TECHNICAL STOPS?

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Nov 16, 2019

If you’ve ever had the opportunity to fly on Ethiopian Airlines from Addis Ababa “direct” to one of their North American destinations, you’ll know that the flight isn’t truly direct. In fact, some of these flights make an additional stop to refuel. This is just one exam...

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4 Myths every executive needs to know about inflight Wi-Fi 4 MYTHS EVERY EXECUTIVE NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT INFLIGHT WI-FI

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Nov 15, 2019

Executives and upper management flying on corporate aircraft need to be connected to stay on top of it all. And companies increasingly expect employees to always be reachable. After all, no office on the ground would be functional without connectivity. Download this infographic to discover some comm...

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WHY DO AIRPORTS NEED TO LEVERAGE SMART CYBERSECURITY? WHY DO AIRPORTS NEED TO LEVERAGE SMART CYBERSECURITY?

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Nov 15, 2019

In recent times, airports are at the forefront of technological innovation, majorly owing to the exponential increase in the number of air travel passengers year-over-year. This augmentation led to advance airport security and offer an enjoyable travel experience to passengers. Today, airports are e...

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The Boeing 747-400D – The Jumbo Jet Designed For Shorthaul THE BOEING 747-400D – THE JUMBO JET DESIGNED FOR SHORTHAUL

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Nov 15, 2019

Did you know that Boeing developed and built a short-haul version of the Boeing 747? Designed to fly around 660 passengers in a single configuration only a short distance, this Boeing design found a place operating for high-density routes in Asia. Meet the Boeing 747-400D. Boeing was on a roll with ...

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AIRCRAFT ORDERS - ROLLOUTS AIRCRAFT ORDERS - ROLLOUTS

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Nov 14, 2019

Airbus in the past few weeks has seen a number of orders come in and also rolled out key future aircraft.

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How Kuwait Airlines Started Life As A BOAC Subsidiary HOW KUWAIT AIRLINES STARTED LIFE AS A BOAC SUBSIDIARY

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Nov 14, 2019

Back in 1954, Kuwait Airways was officially born under the name Kuwait National Airways Company. The airline would be the flag carrier for the tiny country of Kuwait – a British protectorate from 1899 until 1961. With strong ties to its colonial power, much of Kuwait has a British influence. T...

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Why Very Few Flights Operate In The Antarctic Circle WHY VERY FEW FLIGHTS OPERATE IN THE ANTARCTIC CIRCLE

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Nov 14, 2019

In the last generation or so, as new long-range aircraft were introduced and Russia began to relax, flights that skirted the Arctic became common. It is often the quickest way to get from the USA to Asia or the Middle East. But spin the globe and there is one aviation dark spot left – Antarcti...

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Perils of the open office PERILS OF THE OPEN OFFICE

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Nov 13, 2019

Open offices are often loud, chaotic, and full of distractions that keep your team from getting work done. That’s where we come in, with solutions that avert open office perils. Open offices are often loud, chaotic, and full of distractions that keep your team from getting work done. That&rsqu...

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Boeing 737 MAX Grounded for 1 Year? BOEING 737 MAX GROUNDED FOR 1 YEAR?

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Nov 13, 2019

Airlines have adjusted their schedules for the 737 MAX as the groundings approach a year. In today's video, I discuss the latest updates and the possibility of the type being on the ground for 365 days!

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The 5 Best Airline First Class Seats 2019 THE 5 BEST AIRLINE FIRST CLASS SEATS 2019

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Nov 12, 2019

A common problem for most billionaires is sometimes your private jet needs to go in for an oil change. But how will you visit your private island on the other side of the world? Surely not commercial! You will be surprised how luxurious first class can be on these top carriers. Here’s our pick...

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Qatar Airways Delays 777 Retirement QATAR AIRWAYS DELAYS 777 RETIREMENT

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Nov 12, 2019

Qatar Airways has announced that it'll be delaying the retirement of its Boeing 777-300ER, in today's video, I take a look at the reasoning behind it as well as a potential order change.

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The three biggest tech-led trends for airlines right now THE THREE BIGGEST TECH-LED TRENDS FOR AIRLINES RIGHT NOW

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Nov 12, 2019

Two weeks ago in Bangkok, IATA’s 2019 Airline Industry Retailing Symposium conference was packed with incredible speakers and breakthrough presentations coming from 12 airlines, 12 suppliers/aggregators and a whole cohort of experts and disruptors. Too often in the industry, travel retailing i...

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POLY HELPS EMPOWER CONTACT CENTER WORKERS POLY HELPS EMPOWER CONTACT CENTER WORKERS

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Nov 11, 2019

It’s a well-documented trend that the rise of digital channels such as webchat, apps, FAQs, etc., has led to a change in the way contact centers handle interactions. The routine, “easy” interactions are now handled by self-service channels. Deflecting these low-value interactions h...

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How Western Sydney Airport Could Change Australian Aviation HOW WESTERN SYDNEY AIRPORT COULD CHANGE AUSTRALIAN AVIATION

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Nov 11, 2019

After several decades of procrastination and countless taxpayer dollars squandered on pointless reviews and consultations, groundworks have commenced at Sydney’s second commercial airport. Like big infrastructure projects everywhere, the multi-billion dollar project looks slick and glossy on t...

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Which Airlines Are Considering Renaming The Boeing 737 MAX? WHICH AIRLINES ARE CONSIDERING RENAMING THE BOEING 737 MAX?

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Nov 11, 2019

As we inch closer to the return of the Boeing 737 MAX in our skies, some airlines are considering changing the name of the aircraft. This is a marketing move, and one that is hoped won’t carry the associations of the past aircraft crashes. Ever since the two Boeing 737 MAX aircraft crashed, ki...

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Lufthansa Changes 777X Order LUFTHANSA CHANGES 777X ORDER

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Nov 11, 2019

Lufthansa will be adjusting its order for the Boeing 777X. In today's video, I take a look at the changes that the carrier has made and just why it's made the decision!

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The Future Of Ultra Long Haul Flying: What Routes Are Next? THE FUTURE OF ULTRA LONG HAUL FLYING: WHAT ROUTES ARE NEXT?

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Nov 10, 2019

Now all of the hype surrounding Qantas’ “Project Sunrise” has died down a bit, we thought that we would take a look at the future of ultra-long-haul travel and come up with what routes could be next. Lucrative routes, such as the 10,573-mile journey from Sydney to London, would sup...

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Why Don’t More Narrowbody Planes Use Multiple Doors To Board? WHY DON’T MORE NARROWBODY PLANES USE MULTIPLE DOORS TO BOARD?

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Nov 10, 2019

Boarding is a messy process. Some airlines go for an incredibly systemized process with multiple “zones”, while other airlines break it up into fewer distinct categories. However, most airlines only use the forward door for boarding. What if airlines were to use two doors for boarding th...

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Connecting the Skies CONNECTING THE SKIES

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Nov 08, 2019

The use cases for Inflight Connectivity are manifold. Market research suggests that 90% of passengers would like to connect, but less than 10% do so, as fees are high, and performance is poor. In the cabin, online credit card verification would eliminate fraud, and qualified medical assistance from ...

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Which Airline Groups Are The Biggest In Europe? WHICH AIRLINE GROUPS ARE THE BIGGEST IN EUROPE?

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Nov 08, 2019

When it comes to airline groups, U.S. airlines like American Airlines, Delta and Southwest come out as some of the largest. But within those world rankings are some of Europe’s largest airline groups. We take a look at the biggest airline groups by passenger traffic. Unsurprisingly, the Luftha...

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How Airline Distribution Works HOW AIRLINE DISTRIBUTION WORKS

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Nov 08, 2019

Ticket distribution and airline management are complex. The interaction between a user and a traditional airline may entail involvement of about four middlemen companies. However, there are new and streamlined distribution approaches emerging. In our new infographic, we describe the general trends a...

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Will A Lufthansa Investment Cause Alitalia To Leave SkyTeam? WILL A LUFTHANSA INVESTMENT CAUSE ALITALIA TO LEAVE SKYTEAM?

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Nov 08, 2019

At the beginning of this month we were reminded of Lufthansa’s interest in a restructured Alitalia. According to Reuters, the German flag carrier is ready to invest as much as €200 million into the struggling Italian airline. As far as alliances go, much of the Lufthansa Group is part of ...

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Air France A380 Replacement AIR FRANCE A380 REPLACEMENT

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Nov 07, 2019

Air France is currently planning a new major order for aircraft that'll replace their Airbus A380s. In today's video, I take a look at their plans!

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How Airport Hotels Are Adapting To Increased Passenger Demand HOW AIRPORT HOTELS ARE ADAPTING TO INCREASED PASSENGER DEMAND

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Nov 07, 2019

Airline expansion rates and growing passenger numbers are having an impact on airport hotel operations. Not only is there an increased demand for rooms, but the type of accommodation is also needing to be diversified. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts that there will be 8....

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What Happened To Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 757 Fleet? WHAT HAPPENED TO ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES’ BOEING 757 FLEET?

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Nov 07, 2019

Ethiopian Airlines is a Boeing dominated carrier. However, at one time, its Boeing fleet was even larger because it once flew a modest fleet of Boeing 757. Let’s take a look at when it operated those aircraft and where they all ended up. The Boeing 757 aircraft started coming to Ethiopian Airl...

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World WORLD'S BUSIEST AIRPORTS

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Nov 06, 2019

These are the major hubs from which people travel the globe. Welcome to MojoTravels, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the World's Busiest Airports.

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What Happened To Failed Carrier FlyBMI Regional’s Fleet? WHAT HAPPENED TO FAILED CARRIER FLYBMI REGIONAL’S FLEET?

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Nov 06, 2019

FlyBMI, previously BMI Regional, is just one of the airlines that we said goodbye to in 2019. Over its lifetime it had operated 32 aircraft, according to Air Fleets. However, at the time it ceased operations, the airline had just 17 aircraft. We take a look at what happened to its fleet…

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Textile restraint solutions for the aerospace industry TEXTILE RESTRAINT SOLUTIONS FOR THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY

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Nov 05, 2019

Forankra offers products and customized solutions in cargo securing, lifting and cargo optimization through the whole logistic chain – from straps and lashings to technically advanced cargo securing systems for all kinds of road, air and sea transports. With our knowledge and expertise, we hel...

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The Future Of Qantas’ Fleet THE FUTURE OF QANTAS’ FLEET

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Nov 05, 2019

Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia is one of the world’s leading airlines. But they don’t have a very young fleet when compared to Singapore, British Airways or Qatar. They currently heavily use the Boeing 737-800, the Airbus A330 and the A380, and are only now retiring the 747 for th...

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What Aircraft Will Qantas Order Next? WHAT AIRCRAFT WILL QANTAS ORDER NEXT?

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Nov 05, 2019

Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia is one of the world’s leading airlines. But they don’t have a very young fleet when compared to Singapore, British Airways or Qatar. They currently heavily use the Boeing 737-800, the Airbus A330, a380 and are only now retiring the 747 for the 787 Dr...

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How Madrid Could Become Europe’s Mega Hub For South America HOW MADRID COULD BECOME EUROPE’S MEGA HUB FOR SOUTH AMERICA

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Nov 05, 2019

Air Europa’s sale to International Airlines Group (IAG) could immensely shake up services at Madrid Barajas International Airport. With an existing stronghold on operations to South America, the Spanish capital could become a major hub for the continent.

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Here’s How The Boeing 737 MAX Could Create An Aircraft Surplus HERE’S HOW THE BOEING 737 MAX COULD CREATE AN AIRCRAFT SURPLUS

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Nov 04, 2019

The reintroduction of the Boeing 737 MAX cannot come soon enough for those airlines struggling with the loss of capacity. However, some analysts are warning that the reinstatement of the type could lead to a glut of aircraft, and an oversupply by the time next summer arrives.

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Qatar Airways Ups A350 Flights To The UK – Why This Is Good For You QATAR AIRWAYS UPS A350 FLIGHTS TO THE UK – WHY THIS IS GOOD FOR YOU

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Nov 04, 2019

Qatar Airways will be changing the aircraft operated on routes to London and Birmingham from Doha. During December 2019, two Boeing airliners will be replaced by the carrier’s A350s, in a positive move for the United Kingdom.

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Why Do Airlines Join Alliances? What Are The Benefits? WHY DO AIRLINES JOIN ALLIANCES? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

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Nov 03, 2019

Some of the most famous airline benefits include airline alliances. However, a number of carriers, from Delta Air Lines to Qatar Airways, have expressed some concerns with alliances. With the expansion of joint ventures, it seems that perhaps alliances are losing their importance. However, alliances...

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GUIDE TO GETTING THE BEST AIRFARES GUIDE TO GETTING THE BEST AIRFARES

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Nov 02, 2019

At Flight Centre Business Travel, our consultants and bookers are the heart and soul of the company; they know everything there is to know about business travel, which is why we’ve named them our Travel Experts. As experts, one question they get asked frequently by clients is: “how do I ...

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777X Delays Impacting Emirates 777X DELAYS IMPACTING EMIRATES

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Nov 02, 2019

The Boeing 777X delay in delivery is currently impacting customers greatly, today I take a look at Emirates and their situation with the delays diving into new comments made by Tim Clark!

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Bombardier Connectivity Solutions provided by GE BOMBARDIER CONNECTIVITY SOLUTIONS PROVIDED BY GE

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Nov 01, 2019

GE is the Preferred Service Provider for connectivity services for Bombardier aircraft. We're helping aircraft owners, maintenance crews, pilots, and operators connect to data-enabled applications in one digital ecosystem, able to leverage key insights from the Bombardier fleet.

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Airbus Wins Huge A320neo Family Order AIRBUS WINS HUGE A320NEO FAMILY ORDER

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Nov 01, 2019

Airbus in recent days has secured a HUGE order for 300 of the A320neo family aircraft. In today's video, I go over who ordered the aircraft, where they could be used and comments made by airline executives.

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Which Airlines Have Ordered The Airbus A321XLR WHICH AIRLINES HAVE ORDERED THE AIRBUS A321XLR

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Nov 01, 2019

The Airbus A321XLR has proven a remarkably popular choice with airlines since it was announced at this year’s Paris Air Show. Let’s take a look at some of the major airlines which have ordered the extra-long-range variant of the Airbus A321neo, and what they’re planning to use it f...

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Does unmanned civil aviation have a place in current international legislation? DOES UNMANNED CIVIL AVIATION HAVE A PLACE IN CURRENT INTERNATIONAL LEGISLATION?

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Nov 01, 2019

It is projected that in ten years time, ten percent of global civil aviation operations will be unmanned. Are the current international aviation laws and regulations up to these technological developments? Fernando Fiallos will defend his dissertation on 14 November 2019. The emergence of unmanned a...

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Perimeter protection for airports with intelligent video surveillance PERIMETER PROTECTION FOR AIRPORTS WITH INTELLIGENT VIDEO SURVEILLANCE

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Oct 31, 2019

The security of a critical site rests on two pillars: design and protection. Airports are commonly considered part of a nation’s critical infrastructure and are required to limit intrusion risks by implementing suitable security solutions, often as part of a structured and layered approach inc...

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LOW COST AIRLINES TIPS AND TRICKS LOW COST AIRLINES TIPS AND TRICKS

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Oct 31, 2019

There was once a time when low cost airlines were not part of the business travel picture, with travel bookers wary of their hidden costs, confusing luggage allowances and perceived lower levels of service. But then, one by one, the low cost carriers started jumping on the corporate bandwagon, and t...

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Here are the Most Exciting Aircraft from the NBAA-BACE Static Display HERE ARE THE MOST EXCITING AIRCRAFT FROM THE NBAA-BACE STATIC DISPLAY

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Oct 31, 2019

NBAA-BACE 2019 was full of exciting aircraft at the static display. We take a look at some of the stars of the show.

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The Evolution Of Transatlantic Flight THE EVOLUTION OF TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT

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Oct 31, 2019

Crossing the Atlantic has always been a magical experience, since the dawn of the age of exploration till today, made much easier with a quick hop across the pond in an aircraft. But what we consider today to be simple was not always easy, with the story to get to this point quite fascinating.

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What today’s airlines need to lead tomorrow’s marketTop of Form WHAT TODAY’S AIRLINES NEED TO LEAD TOMORROW’S MARKETTOP OF FORM

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Oct 30, 2019

With the huge stream of data that comes in every day, it’s mathematically difficult for airlines to optimize such a large puzzle. This is where accurate decision support plays a crucial role, in the form of an intelligent system that extracts valuable information from raw data. So decision mak...

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What If Virgin Atlantic Had Operated The Concorde? WHAT IF VIRGIN ATLANTIC HAD OPERATED THE CONCORDE?

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Oct 30, 2019

DID YOU KNOW? Back in 2003, Virgin Atlantic had offered British Airways £5m each for their retired Concorde aircraft? It’s true. Sir Richard Branson put forward the offer which was rejected by British Airways’ Lord Marshall – the CEO. The rejection was indicative of the uneas...

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How Could Qantas Use The Airbus A220? HOW COULD QANTAS USE THE AIRBUS A220?

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Oct 30, 2019

Airbus brought its A220 downunder this week for what they are calling a demonstration tour. Airbus knows the nimble little aircraft could be perfect for some of the region’s long skinny routes and the airlines that fly them. Airbus has borrowed an AirBaltic all economy class A220 for the whist...

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Could Emirates Further Expand Into The UK Market? COULD EMIRATES FURTHER EXPAND INTO THE UK MARKET?

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Oct 30, 2019

As the juggernaut airline Emirates has been expanding around the world, many are starting to consider the possibility that they might move deeper into the British Isles. But how big is their UK operation, and how might they expand it? Emirates is a global airline with a huge fleet of 256 aircraft an...

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Southwest Considering Airbus Again? SOUTHWEST CONSIDERING AIRBUS AGAIN?

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Oct 29, 2019

Southwest eyeing a switch to Airbus again? In today's video, I take a look at comments made by their current CEO in relation to the 737 MAX and potentially eyeing up Airbus for future aircraft!

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These Are The Issues With Ultra Long Haul Flights THESE ARE THE ISSUES WITH ULTRA LONG HAUL FLIGHTS

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Oct 29, 2019

There is nothing more frustrating than traveling across the world, only to have a layover in a country you can’t even pronounce. The solution? Skip the refueling and jump onboard an Ultra Long Haul flight. But these journeys are not without issues, several of which need to be solved before the...

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Virgin Atlantic Actively Supports An Inconsistent Fleet – Here’s Why VIRGIN ATLANTIC ACTIVELY SUPPORTS AN INCONSISTENT FLEET – HERE’S WHY

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Oct 28, 2019

Virgin Atlantic’s fleet is one of the more inconsistent around. The A350-1000 has a game-changing Upper Class and is pretty good through its other two cabins also. However, the 787s are almost due for renewal (and are quite different from the A350) and the A340s are different again. Yet, Virgi...

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Boeing Cuts 787 Production BOEING CUTS 787 PRODUCTION

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Oct 26, 2019

Boeing has announced it'll cut production on its Boeing 787. In today's video, I explore why Boeing made the decision and how the type has been performing of late!

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Here’s Why A Russian Aircraft Is Surveying The United States HERE’S WHY A RUSSIAN AIRCRAFT IS SURVEYING THE UNITED STATES

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Oct 25, 2019

A Tupolev 154 sounds like an odd aircraft to see gracing the skies above the United States. However, one belonging to the Russian government is a regular aircraft in the skies above the US. The unarmed aircraft is taking part in open skies observation flights.The open skies treaty allows members fro...

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How Business Aircraft Crew and Passengers Can Stay Safe on the Road HOW BUSINESS AIRCRAFT CREW AND PASSENGERS CAN STAY SAFE ON THE ROAD

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Oct 24, 2019

Aircraft operators and their customers face all sorts of security risks when traveling, and not only in the most visible hotspots around the world. AIN talk to an industry security expert to find out how they can better understand the risks and protect themselves from them.

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16 Years After The Last Concorde Flight – What Is Supersonic Flight’s Future? 16 YEARS AFTER THE LAST CONCORDE FLIGHT – WHAT IS SUPERSONIC FLIGHT’S FUTURE?

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Oct 24, 2019

16 years ago today, the final passenger flight of a Concorde touched down at London Heathrow Airport. Part of the reason for the aircraft’s demise was the unpopularity of the aircraft’s sonic boom. However, 16 years later, the interest in supersonic flight has been reignited. Concorde wa...

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Boeing Major Leadership Shakeup BOEING MAJOR LEADERSHIP SHAKEUP

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Oct 24, 2019

Boeing has announced major changes to its overall board structure following pressure coming from the 737 MAX Crisis which has now been ongoing for a year.

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BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVITY INTO OUR HEADSETS WITH AMAZON ALEXA AND TILE BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVITY INTO OUR HEADSETS WITH AMAZON ALEXA AND TILE

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Oct 23, 2019

If you’re like me, one of the first things you do when you leave the house in the morning is put on your headset. I may be joining a meeting, calling a friend, getting coffee – sometimes all three – before I even set foot in the office. When I get to work, I’m collaborating w...

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Boeing’s Profits Have Fallen By 53% – Here’s Why BOEING’S PROFITS HAVE FALLEN BY 53% – HERE’S WHY

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Oct 23, 2019

In today’s third-quarter results Boeing recorded net earnings of $1,167 million, versus $2,363 million in the same period a year ago. Lower 737 deliveries was the main impact on such reduction, however, they were partially offset by higher defense and services volume.

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How To Fly On An Airbus A220 In 2019 – A Complete Guide HOW TO FLY ON AN AIRBUS A220 IN 2019 – A COMPLETE GUIDE

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Oct 23, 2019

The Airbus A220 is a narrow-body aircraft that was first introduced 2016. Three years on, a select group of airlines currently operate the medium-range jet. Here is a look at which operators use the A220 and which routes they serve.The Bombardier-produced aircraft comes in two variants – the A...

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Why Airlines Are Ditching Four Engines In Favour Of Two Engines WHY AIRLINES ARE DITCHING FOUR ENGINES IN FAVOUR OF TWO ENGINES

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Oct 23, 2019

With the end of production of the Airbus A380 and the ongoing retirement of Boeing 747s, are we seeing the end of four engine aircraft? In this article, we take a look at the story of four versus two engines, and why it seems airlines are switching to two.

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Could Thai Airways Be The Next Casualty Of 2019? COULD THAI AIRWAYS BE THE NEXT CASUALTY OF 2019?

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Oct 23, 2019

Thai Airways is in a spot of bother after losing lucrative revenue routes to low-cost-carriers. Now, even the airline president is saying that the carrier might close if the employees don’t band together to keep it alive.

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POLY STUDIO IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS POLY STUDIO IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS

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Oct 22, 2019

It seems like every photo shown of a business in action these days features a bunch of people in a huddle room, looking productive – just like our own Poly beauty shot below. But the technology that is IN the room really matters most to the people who are joining remotely – the people NO...

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How Effective Data Management Lets You Get the Most from Your Aircraft HOW EFFECTIVE DATA MANAGEMENT LETS YOU GET THE MOST FROM YOUR AIRCRAFT

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Oct 22, 2019

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Lola.com - Profanity Free Travel Management LOLA.COM - PROFANITY FREE TRAVEL MANAGEMENT

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Oct 22, 2019

Lola.com helps you stop wasting time and start saving money when managing corporate travel. Keep travelers happy with guidelines that both managers and employees love, and get full visibility into your team's travel spend, so you always know where your money is going.

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INTEGRATING EYE-TRACKING & HEAD-UP DISPLAY IN PILOT TRAINING FOR IMPROVED OPERATIONAL & ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES INTEGRATING EYE-TRACKING & HEAD-UP DISPLAY IN PILOT TRAINING FOR IMPROVED OPERATIONAL & ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

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Oct 21, 2019

Head-Up Displays (HUDs) and Head-Up Guidance Systems (HGS) introduce value beyond real-time gaze tracking. When integrated with eye-tracking solutions during training, guided by instructor and pilot input, and supported by visual and instructional learning tools, these systems can build up additiona...

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Does Britain Actually Need Two Flag Carriers? DOES BRITAIN ACTUALLY NEED TWO FLAG CARRIERS?

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Oct 21, 2019

Virgin Atlantic has often touted the idea of becoming the UK’s second flag carrying airline behind British Airways. While Virgin certainly doesn’t fit the traditional model of being a national airline, it does tick some boxes and the idea of having some stiff competition for BA is appeal...

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How Qantas Could Celebrate Its Centenary Next Year HOW QANTAS COULD CELEBRATE ITS CENTENARY NEXT YEAR

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Oct 21, 2019

Given the role modern aviation plays in our lives, how we just take it for granted, it’s kind of amazing aviation has been around for a mere nanosecond in the greater scheme of things. Like the internet, it’s hard to imagine life without it. But it’s only very recently that the fir...

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737 MAX Problems Existed in 2016 737 MAX PROBLEMS EXISTED IN 2016

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Oct 21, 2019

A text message chat-log has appeared revealing problems existing with the 737 MAX back in 2016, before it's certification! In today's video, I take a look at the report by Reuters and The New York Times!

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How Do Pilots Prepare For A Flight? HOW DO PILOTS PREPARE FOR A FLIGHT?

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Oct 21, 2019

A pilot has an important and difficult job to do, especially when he has the added responsibility of passengers’ and crew members’ safety. Needless to say, flight preparation is crucial to a successful journey. Read on if you have ever wondered how pilots prepare for a flight.

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How The Lufthansa Group Works HOW THE LUFTHANSA GROUP WORKS

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Oct 20, 2019

The Lufthansa Group is a European airline group consisting of a conglomerate of airlines and segments. Recently, it has hinted at a structural shift, but let’s take a look at how the group works today.

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Why Boeing Should Build The 767X WHY BOEING SHOULD BUILD THE 767X

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Oct 17, 2019

With delays to the Boeing 777X and no 797 on the horizon, Boeing is considering a possible 767X variant. But why should they build it and why would it be such a good deal for airlines?

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Preparing for the future of aviation PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE OF AVIATION

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Oct 17, 2019

The future of air travel is here, but how should the community prepare for it, asks Tim Ferris, APAC president and senior vice president for Public Security and Identity, Idemia. Last year, the air transport sector witnessed unprecedented growth, as airlines carried some 4.3 billion passengers on sc...

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Measuring the True ROI of Marketing Events MEASURING THE TRUE ROI OF MARKETING EVENTS

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Oct 16, 2019

When measuring the ROI of a marketing event, most companies look only at the exhibition cost. But in order to get a true understanding of the investment and the value it’s provided, you also need to look at the travel and expense spending for everyone attending from your company. Unfortunately...

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Airbus A220s Grounded Temporarily AIRBUS A220S GROUNDED TEMPORARILY

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Oct 16, 2019

Airlines around the world that operate the Airbus A220 are currently conducting inspections following the grounding of the type with Swiss. In today's video, I explain the situation, overall impact with Swiss and how their checks are going!

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The worst UK airports for security queues THE WORST UK AIRPORTS FOR SECURITY QUEUES

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Oct 15, 2019

One of the biggest stress factors for a lot of air travellers is the unpredictability of the airport security check - an essential part of the journey, but often a frustrating one nevertheless, with long queues and (justifiably) painstaking processes leading to a raised heart rate for many trying to...

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Airbus Beluga Vs Boeing Dreamlifter – Which Fuselage Transporter Is Better? AIRBUS BELUGA VS BOEING DREAMLIFTER – WHICH FUSELAGE TRANSPORTER IS BETTER?

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Oct 15, 2019

Both Airbus and Boeing employ their own freighter aircraft designed to transport aircraft components. But of the Beluga and the Dreamlifter, which is better? Who got it right? Let’s find out.

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The Real ID Transition: Everything You Need to Know THE REAL ID TRANSITION: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Oct 14, 2019

By October 2020, all domestic travelers planning to use a driver’s license for ID will need to update to the new, most secure option. Getting the new ‘Real ID’ requires some extra steps and further documents, so it’s probably a smart idea to start getting your ducks in a row ...

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Building a corporate travel policy. BUILDING A CORPORATE TRAVEL POLICY.

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Oct 14, 2019

A corporate travel policy is a tool designed to help both employees and company executives make effective decisions. It explains what you expect from traveling employees and what they can expect in return. Some types of corporate policies are simple. For example, your company allows X number of sick...

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How to Manage Travel Costs with an Affordable Business Travel Agency HOW TO MANAGE TRAVEL COSTS WITH AN AFFORDABLE BUSINESS TRAVEL AGENCY

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Oct 14, 2019

Well, your company might be more inclined to tackle corporate travel management if you knew how much time and money growing companies are already saving using more efficient travel management solutions. The upfront cost of outsourcing business travel management can actually end up helping you save h...

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How Airlines Are Able To Fly The Boeing 737 MAX During Its Grounding HOW AIRLINES ARE ABLE TO FLY THE BOEING 737 MAX DURING ITS GROUNDING

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Oct 14, 2019

Airlines are moving their grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft around the world, to escape harsh winter conditions, perform maintenance and move them into long term storage. However, many have asked how an airline can conceivably even be allowed to fly a ‘grounded’ plane, let alone one that ...

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Qantas Confident In 737 MAX QANTAS CONFIDENT IN 737 MAX

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Oct 14, 2019

Qantas is looking at ordering 75 additional narrow-body jets in the coming year with the 737 MAX being a candidate. CEO Alan Joyce has come out and openly shared his praise for the type. In today's video, I take a look at what he said, how an order could benefit them and the controversy surround...

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90 Years Of Cubana – How The Cuban Airline Still Stands Tall Today 90 YEARS OF CUBANA – HOW THE CUBAN AIRLINE STILL STANDS TALL TODAY

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Oct 14, 2019

Last week, Cubana de Aviación celebrated its 90th birthday. The flag carrier of Cuba has gone on to have a colorful journey since being founded on October 8, 1929. The company started under the moniker of Compañía Nacional Cubana de Aviación Curtiss S.A. This was initiall...

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Boeing 737s Grounded BOEING 737S GROUNDED

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Oct 13, 2019

Following further inspections to the Pickle Fork on the Boeing 737NGs some of the type have been grounded across the world. In today's video, I go over who has had the type grounded!

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How To Always Save Money On Booking Flights HOW TO ALWAYS SAVE MONEY ON BOOKING FLIGHTS

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Oct 13, 2019

As a Simple Flying reader, it’s almost a given that you love to travel as much as we do. Well, if you’re thinking about booking a flight or holiday anywhere in the world, you have to check out Mighty Travels Premium, an easy to use, intuitive platform that almost always saves money on bo...

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Top Trends in Aerospace & Aviation Manufacturing TOP TRENDS IN AEROSPACE & AVIATION MANUFACTURING

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Oct 12, 2019

The aerospace and aviation industries are primed for another strong year. In fact, the percentage of U.S. marketshare held by aircraft manufacturing as of 2017 was 52.9%. Demand for commercial aircraft is so high there is an order backlog of more than 14,000 planes — with an expected 38,000 ai...

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Embracing digital transformation to enrich customer experience in the airline industry EMBRACING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION TO ENRICH CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE IN THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY

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Oct 11, 2019

As customer reliance on technology increases, the expectations of airlines to meet newer demands are growing rapidly as well. ONE ID can empower 64% of passengers who want to use a single biometric identity token for all their travel interactions. Besides, 80% of passenger journeys are expected to b...

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How The DC-3 Changed Air Travel Forever HOW THE DC-3 CHANGED AIR TRAVEL FOREVER

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Oct 11, 2019

The Douglas DC-3 is widely regarded as one of the most important developments in commercial passenger aviation. Entering service way back in 1936, the Douglas DC-3 immediately showed its capabilities as a passenger aircraft. Alongside its military counterpart, the C-47 Skytrain/C-53 Skytrooper, the ...

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Airport Guardian: Intelligent airport badging and access management AIRPORT GUARDIAN: INTELLIGENT AIRPORT BADGING AND ACCESS MANAGEMENT

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Oct 10, 2019

Airport badging offices are moving to fully electronic identity management to reduce badging time, improve data quality and compliance, and enhance security operations. Airport Guardian software is built to address current inefficiencies and enables airports to adapt to ever-changing needs in airpor...

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Which Airlines Operate The Boeing 747-8? WHICH AIRLINES OPERATE THE BOEING 747-8?

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Oct 10, 2019

The Boeing 747, also known as the Queen of the skies, is an aviation icon. The aircraft with two passenger decks is instantly recognizable thanks to its hump at the front. However, in the latest quarter Boeing delivered just one Boeing 747. The Boeing 747 is idolized around the world. However, as th...

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Here’s Why Aircraft Don’t Have A Row 13 HERE’S WHY AIRCRAFT DON’T HAVE A ROW 13

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Oct 10, 2019

Frequent Ryanair travellers may have noticed the absence of row 13 on Ryanair flights. It’s not just a mistake, there is no row 13 on any Ryanair aircraft for a reason. It’s the same reason you also won’t find a row 17 on Lufthansa flights. There’s something about flying whic...

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Where Will Air Astana Fly Its Shiny New Airbus A321? WHERE WILL AIR ASTANA FLY ITS SHINY NEW AIRBUS A321?

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Oct 10, 2019

Air Astana officially welcomed its first A321neoLR yesterday in a ceremony at its home airport. The airline has become the first in the CIS to operate the type, and the first in the world to operate it with a premium configuration. Over the next couple of years, its due to receive a further six of t...

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Etihad Airways Eyes Profitability ETIHAD AIRWAYS EYES PROFITABILITY

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Oct 09, 2019

Etihad Airways is currently eyeing a return to profitability date following three consecutive years of posting over US $1 billion in losses. In today's video, I take a look when they hope to become profitable again as well as how it might work!

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Wizzing From Bristol To Katowice On An Airbus A320 WIZZING FROM BRISTOL TO KATOWICE ON AN AIRBUS A320

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Oct 09, 2019

Needing to find a way across Europe I stumbled upon an ultra-low fare from Wizz Air onboard their A320 from regional airport Bristol to Polish southern airport Katowice. Flying from 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM, would I be game to try the midnight low-cost-carrier express?

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Airport Perimeter Security AIRPORT PERIMETER SECURITY

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Oct 08, 2019

Axis understands that an enormous coordinated effort across multiple functions is required within an airport to deliver the desired passenger experience, and that security is pivotal. In many cases, physical security within an airport starts at the perimeter. There are many ways in which an airport ...

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These Airlines Rely Most Heavily on the Boeing 737 Max THESE AIRLINES RELY MOST HEAVILY ON THE BOEING 737 MAX

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Oct 08, 2019

After two Boeing 737 Max airplanes tragically crashed in short succession in October 2018 and March 2019, Boeing grounded the entire global fleet of the model. While the fly ban is entering its seventh month, pilots of the U.S. airline Southwest are now suing Boeing over more than $100 million in lo...

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PRODUCT READY INNOVATION PRODUCT READY INNOVATION

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Oct 08, 2019

After decades of declined defense budgets from the US Department of Defense, instability among several countries is creating a stronger future for defense contractors. This is partly due to increased tension between the Middle East, North Korea, Eastern Europe and the United States over nuclear powe...

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How An Alaska Boeing 737 Was Given A Toy Story Makeover HOW AN ALASKA BOEING 737 WAS GIVEN A TOY STORY MAKEOVER

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Oct 08, 2019

This year has been a year of amazing liveries. From British Airways’ BOAC Boeing 747 livery to ANA’s Flying Honu we’ve seen it all. Or so we thought, until Alaska Airlines revealed its new Toy Story livery promoting Disney’s California Adventures’ Pixar Pier. No matter ...

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These Are The Moments Which Redefined Aviation THESE ARE THE MOMENTS WHICH REDEFINED AVIATION

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Oct 08, 2019

There is no doubt aviation has come a long way since the first powered flights made in the early 1900s. But what are the key moments in this over a century of history? We take a look at some of the main events that have shaped aviation. There are many more of course that could be included here, thes...

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The future of Air Travel in a new age of technology THE FUTURE OF AIR TRAVEL IN A NEW AGE OF TECHNOLOGY

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Oct 07, 2019

The aviation industry is not untouched from the effects of the digital wave, which has created a ripple effect across industries and organizations. However, it is not among the pioneers of the digital revolution. Instead, it is simply reacting to the new wave of technology and following the trends t...

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Why We’re Excited About The Launch Of Starlux Airlines WHY WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT THE LAUNCH OF STARLUX AIRLINES

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Oct 06, 2019

Taiwanese start-up Starlux Airlines is gearing itself for launch in January 2020. Having recently received its first route rights, we can’t wait to see this airline take-off. Here’s why…

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Why Airliners Don’t Usually Fly At 43,000 Feet Unless Empty WHY AIRLINERS DON’T USUALLY FLY AT 43,000 FEET UNLESS EMPTY

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Oct 04, 2019

Modern airliners are usually built with the ability to function when flying over 40,000 feet. Despite these capabilities, pilots don’t usually hit these levels when there are passengers are on board. According to USA Today, a Boeing 767 has a service ceiling of 43,000 feet. The service ceiling...

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WANTED AIRSPACE GUARDIAN OF THE FUTURE WANTED AIRSPACE GUARDIAN OF THE FUTURE

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Oct 03, 2019

At times, it can feel like aviation is a slow-moving industry. But we’ve come a long way since the first powered flight in 1903. Consumerism, globalisation and advances in technology have all contributed to an industry now enjoyed by almost 12 million fliers on any given day. If anything, the ...

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Bournemouth Blueprint Gives Gama Aviation a ‘Platform To Perform’ BOURNEMOUTH BLUEPRINT GIVES GAMA AVIATION A ‘PLATFORM TO PERFORM’

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Oct 03, 2019

Gama Aviation’s state-of-the-art facility at Bournemouth Airport, which was officially opened earlier this summer, marks a major milestone in the history and development of the 36-year-old company. Honeywell Aerospace innovates and integrates thousands of products and services to advance and e...

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Can You Fly For Free If You Work For An Airline? CAN YOU FLY FOR FREE IF YOU WORK FOR AN AIRLINE?

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Oct 03, 2019

Have you ever thought to yourself how great it would be to work for an airline and be able to travel for free? Well, I am sure that is the main reason why anyone other than senior management and pilots ever decide they want to work in aviation.Imagine flying around the world and visiting places you ...

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London To Sydney in 4 Hours? LONDON TO SYDNEY IN 4 HOURS?

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Oct 03, 2019

Flying from London to Sydney in 4 Hours!? Possible? Thanks to a new partnership work has already begun on new rocket-powered engines to make this dream a reality. In today's video, I share my thoughts and go over this new type we could see flying!

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The Boeing 797 Could Revolutionize Air Travel – If It Gets Built THE BOEING 797 COULD REVOLUTIONIZE AIR TRAVEL – IF IT GETS BUILT

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Oct 02, 2019

The proposed new midsize airplane (NMA) from Boeing, also known as the Boeing 797, promises to bring new capabilities and new benefits to air travel. From its potential one pilot operation to short haul twin aisle comfort, the 797 could be just what aviation needs. But questions remain over when it ...

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How Will Alaska Air Be Affected By Delta’s LATAM Investment? HOW WILL ALASKA AIR BE AFFECTED BY DELTA’S LATAM INVESTMENT?

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Oct 02, 2019

Will LATAM cut ties with Alaska Air following Delta Air Lines’ recent acquisition of a 20% stake in the Chilean giant? Delta’s Ed Bastian strikes at the heart of the “global alliance”, but to what end? Delta’s announcement (26/09/19) of its spending $1.9Bn for a bite of...

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Collaboration Is Key: Why Tourism Boards Should Be Working With Airports COLLABORATION IS KEY: WHY TOURISM BOARDS SHOULD BE WORKING WITH AIRPORTS

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Oct 01, 2019

The expansion of route networks is always a key goal of any airline, but unless aircraft can be filled with passengers, that route will never be a success. We take a look at how airlines, airports and local tourism boards can and should be working together to develop healthy routes that really stimu...

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The Boeing 787 vs The Airbus A350 – What Plane Is Best? THE BOEING 787 VS THE AIRBUS A350 – WHAT PLANE IS BEST?

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Oct 01, 2019

When you think flagship aircraft, you think non-other than the Boeing 787 Dreamliner or the Airbus A350 XWB (eXtra Wide Body). Both represent the very best in ideas, cutting edge technology and commercial know-how from their respective companies, and one could even say represent the better firm out ...

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The real challenge in the skies is on the ground THE REAL CHALLENGE IN THE SKIES IS ON THE GROUND

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Sep 30, 2019

One of the biggest challenges in aviation is making sure that both passengers and employees are satisfied while keeping costs low. Passengers don’t want to spend their time at an airport waiting in long queues and employees would like to see their shift preferences taken care of – or at ...

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Location Data: Key To Understanding Airline Customer Behavior LOCATION DATA: KEY TO UNDERSTANDING AIRLINE CUSTOMER BEHAVIOR

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Sep 30, 2019

In order to remain competitive in today’s world, airlines need to embrace and adapt to the vastly evolving marketplace and invest in a digital future. Airlines are learning more about the value of data analytics and location intelligence in order to stay ahead and gain a competitive advantage....

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5 Things Boeing 5 THINGS BOEING'S CEO THINKS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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Sep 30, 2019

CEO Dennis Muilenburg recently spoke at an investor conference, and what he had to say is worth following closely. Largely, the update was positive, but there were some warnings signs that suggest Boeing and the aviation industry -- a strong point in the industrial sector this year -- might not be i...

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Why Is The Percentage Of Women Pilots So Low? WHY IS THE PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN PILOTS SO LOW?

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Sep 30, 2019

Most people, when they think about a pilot, will imagine a male figure. Indeed, more males than females dominate the pilot industry. Although every year, the number of female pilots keeps increasing, there still is a significant gap between the number of male and female pilots. And, in the upper ech...

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First Air France A350 Delivered FIRST AIR FRANCE A350 DELIVERED

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Sep 27, 2019

Air France has welcomed on its first Airbus A350. In today's video, I take a look at the delivery, how the A350 will be used and in addition the delivery schedule for future Airbus A350s with the carrier!

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A Look At 40 Years Of Flybe’s History A LOOK AT 40 YEARS OF FLYBE’S HISTORY

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Sep 27, 2019

After a year of uncertainty, Flybe is preparing to celebrate its 40th birthday. The British outfit was taken over by Connect Airways in February 2019, in a bid to utilize the carrier’s assets. Despite the recent troubles, the firm has created a legacy in British low-cost travel since its incep...

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What Happened To S7 Airlines’ Airbus A310 Aircraft? WHAT HAPPENED TO S7 AIRLINES’ AIRBUS A310 AIRCRAFT?

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Sep 26, 2019

S7 Airlines is Russia’s leading domestic airline with a fleet made of solely narrow-bodied aircraft. Its current fleet stands at 101 strong, with a mixture of Airbus, Boeing and Embraer 170 aircraft. Among it’s Airbus fleet was once the A310, but like many other airlines, it no longer fl...

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Boeing 787s Groundings Stretch Into 2020 BOEING 787S GROUNDINGS STRETCH INTO 2020

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Sep 26, 2019

Some Boeing 787s with the Trent 1000 engines attached will be grounded well into 2020 with Rolls Royce struggling to get the re-occurring blade issue fixed for customers. In today's video, I take a look at the situation and in addition assess how the Norwegian 787 engine failure last month has t...

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AI: Why Aviation Needs it More than Ever AI: WHY AVIATION NEEDS IT MORE THAN EVER

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Sep 26, 2019

Safety first, yes, but profits a close second: many current approaches to aircraft maintenance also having a significant impact on the revenue streams of airline operators. In 2017, for example, airlines spent a combined $76 billion on maintenance, repair and overhaul, representing around 11 percent...

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Could The Airbus A220 Ever Fly Passengers Across The Atlantic? COULD THE AIRBUS A220 EVER FLY PASSENGERS ACROSS THE ATLANTIC?

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Sep 25, 2019

With narrowbody aircraft already comfortably undertaking medium-haul missions, it’s only a matter of time before these small, efficient jets begin branching out into true long haul ops too. Aside of the 737 MAX and the A321XLR, there’s one other aircraft that seems to have all the necess...

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GE90 - Handcranking For Boroscope - GE Aviation Maintenance Minute GE90 - HANDCRANKING FOR BOROSCOPE - GE AVIATION MAINTENANCE MINUTE

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Sep 25, 2019

This video demonstrates a maintenance tip for the proper method of handcranking for boroscope on a GE90 engine. This video is for reference only. Always use the approved aircraft or engine manuals, as well as proper safety equipment, when performing engine maintenance.

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Why American Airlines Has No Use For A 100 Seater Aircraft WHY AMERICAN AIRLINES HAS NO USE FOR A 100 SEATER AIRCRAFT

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Sep 25, 2019

The A220 has been selling like the proverbial hotcake. From Latvia to Africa, the A220 is proving a popular aircraft for regional ops, and is doing well in the US too. However, a couple of large carriers have been notably absent from the Airbus order books. Here’s why American Airlines (and Un...

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Can drone technology make aviation safer? CAN DRONE TECHNOLOGY MAKE AVIATION SAFER?

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Sep 25, 2019

There is no doubt that technology is impacting several aspects of the aviation industry. From the use of biometrics and blockchains to artificial intelligence and drones, new technology is a hotly debated subject. The use of drones to increase the efficiency and safety of aircraft inspections, howev...

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Airlines Are Paying More for Fuel AIRLINES ARE PAYING MORE FOR FUEL

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Sep 24, 2019

Fuel has historically been the largest expense at most airlines. While kerosene was getting cheaper for airlines between 2014 and 2016, cost of airplane fuel has been on the rise since 2017 and is projected to surpass 200 billion U.S. dollars again in 2019. Fuel consumption by airlines has been risi...

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What Went Wrong At Thomas Cook? WHAT WENT WRONG AT THOMAS COOK?

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Sep 24, 2019

Where did it all go wrong for Thomas Cook? In today's video, I take a look at the reasoning behind the collapse of one of the biggest and most well-known tour companies on the globe!

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What Happened To Frontier Airline’s Airbus A318 Fleet? WHAT HAPPENED TO FRONTIER AIRLINE’S AIRBUS A318 FLEET?

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Sep 24, 2019

Did you know that Frontier was one of two launch customers for the Airbus A318 back in 2003? In fact, once upon a time Frontier had a fleet of 11 A318s according to Wikipedia. They’ve since been retired, replaced by larger, higher-capacity jets. So what happened to the baby of the Airbus A320 ...

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The History Of Thomas Cook – 178 Years Of Travel THE HISTORY OF THOMAS COOK – 178 YEARS OF TRAVEL

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Sep 24, 2019

After efforts to seek a £200 million bailout failed, Thomas Cook fell into liquidation. The British organization is no longer operating after serving travelers for 178 years. There have been reports that up to 600,000 Thomas Cook passengers were left stranded since the firm announced their ban...

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The future of air travel in Africa THE FUTURE OF AIR TRAVEL IN AFRICA

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Sep 23, 2019

The skies are getting busier and busier in Africa, according to a new forecast report by Airbus.Global Market Forecast: Cities, Airport and Aircraft 2019 - 2038 had a look at the expected growth for the industry, new routes and which regions will be needing more planes.

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100 Years Of Avianca – A Look At The Colorful Journey Of The Colombian Airline 100 YEARS OF AVIANCA – A LOOK AT THE COLORFUL JOURNEY OF THE COLOMBIAN AIRLINE

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Sep 23, 2019

Bogota will be preparing for festivities as Avianca will celebrate its 100th birthday on December 5 2019. The Colombian firm is the second oldest airline in the world with a rich history that dates back to the early 20th century. Avianca was founded in the form of SCADTA at the end of 1919. This com...

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What Happened To Condor’s Boeing 747 Aircraft? WHAT HAPPENED TO CONDOR’S BOEING 747 AIRCRAFT?

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Sep 22, 2019

Condor has been around for a long time, 63 years to be precise. It’s operated a number of different aircraft throughout the years, the biggest of which was the Boeing 747. Condor’s Jumbo Jets have faded into history and it hasn’t operated one in more than 20 years, but for old time...

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IS RYANAIR REALLY THAT BAD? IS RYANAIR REALLY THAT BAD?

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Sep 21, 2019

In this Trip Report we will find out if Ryanair is really that bad as many people think. Come and join us on our journey from Prague to Bologna.

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2025: Air travel for a digital age 2025: AIR TRAVEL FOR A DIGITAL AGE

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Sep 20, 2019

We are in the midst of a significant demographic shift from a pre-digital to a post-digital age. Within 10 years, the majority of the global population will be post-digital generations – those that have grown up interacting with online technology and using it as a way to manage their lives.Thi...

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Why The Past Year Has Been A Struggle For Many Airlines WHY THE PAST YEAR HAS BEEN A STRUGGLE FOR MANY AIRLINES

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Sep 20, 2019

Many key commercial airlines have ceased operations over the last 12 months. Along with this, many carriers still operating are struggling to report positive financial results. This downward trend has continued deep into 2019, proving the last year to be a struggle for many airlines. There are vario...

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Are Aviation Taxes an Effective Answer To Climate Change? ARE AVIATION TAXES AN EFFECTIVE ANSWER TO CLIMATE CHANGE?

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Sep 20, 2019

A few days ago, Simple Flying reported that Germany’s government was considering doubling the country’s domestic aviation tax. With anti-flying movements and discussions on various aviation taxes all the rage these days, we must ask ourselves if fiscal tools are an effective answer to cl...

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Boeing 737 MAX Flies with Air Canada BOEING 737 MAX FLIES WITH AIR CANADA

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Sep 19, 2019

The Boeing 737 MAX has been flying (sort of). In today's video, I take a look at why an Air Canada 737 MAX has been spotted flying recently and discuss some FAA developments!

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How To Celebrate An A350 Arrival, Virgin Atlantic Style HOW TO CELEBRATE AN A350 ARRIVAL, VIRGIN ATLANTIC STYLE

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Sep 19, 2019

Some airlines throw press conferences, some bake cupcakes. Azul, as we recently saw, preferred an all-singing, all-dancing, drum and smoke-filled laser show. But some airlines go even further than that. When we were invited to a ‘party at 35,000 feet’ by Virgin Atlantic, we didn’t ...

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What Happened To Flybe’s Boeing 737s? WHAT HAPPENED TO FLYBE’S BOEING 737S?

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Sep 19, 2019

Flybe’s recent financial struggles lead to it being taken taken over at the beginning of this year. Before these issues, the airline had bolstered its fleet with fresh aircraft in the previous decade. This fleet included four Boeing 737s that the airline no longer holds on to.These four 737-30...

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Virgin Atlantic Major Expansion Plans VIRGIN ATLANTIC MAJOR EXPANSION PLANS

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Sep 18, 2019

Virgin Atlantic is planning a major expansion. In today's video, I take a look at how they're planning on growing to some 100 destinations in the coming years!

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Haneda Vs Narita – Which Tokyo Airport Is Best For Travellers? HANEDA VS NARITA – WHICH TOKYO AIRPORT IS BEST FOR TRAVELLERS?

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Sep 18, 2019

Flying to Tokyo? If you ever have, or have plans to in the future, you’ll know that Japan’s capital city has two airports for passengers to fly into: Haneda and Narita. Let’s compare the two airports to find out which one is best for travelers.

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When Will Airbus Deliver It’s 10,000th A320 Family Aircraft? WHEN WILL AIRBUS DELIVER IT’S 10,000TH A320 FAMILY AIRCRAFT?

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Sep 17, 2019

The two most ubiquitous narrowbody aircraft are the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737. Between the two aircraft manufacturers, there is a fierce rivalry as both try to capture a significant slice of the ever-so-important narrowbody market. Both models have held their own over the years. Airbus, recently, h...

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Is aviation market overheated and facing downturn? IS AVIATION MARKET OVERHEATED AND FACING DOWNTURN?

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Sep 17, 2019

The ever-increasing growth of airlines and their demand for new aircraft might point to the fact that the industry is boiling hot right now. But the bubble-burst of the airline financing market would affect a lot of airlines that are operating under tight margins or are already at a loss. However, w...

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How The Airbus A350 Is Revolutionizing Virgin Atlantic’s Operations HOW THE AIRBUS A350 IS REVOLUTIONIZING VIRGIN ATLANTIC’S OPERATIONS

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Sep 16, 2019

Virgin investment in the A350-1000 is already starting to pay off. The new plane has created quite a buzz about the UK carrier, as avgeeks and frequent fliers alike keep track of the stunning new arrival. But as well as expanding Virgin’s fan base, the A350 is set to revolutionize its operatio...

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How The Jet Engine Revolutionized Aviation HOW THE JET ENGINE REVOLUTIONIZED AVIATION

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Sep 16, 2019

The jet engine is one of the most important breakthroughs in aviation history, as it revolutionized the way people fly. From Boeing to Airbus, no matter where you travel, the aircraft you are in is most likely to be powered by this technology. However, this technology wasn’t used commercially ...

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Which Airlines Have Ordered Embraer’s 195-E2? WHICH AIRLINES HAVE ORDERED EMBRAER’S 195-E2?

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Sep 15, 2019

Brazilian aerospace conglomerate Embraer has been developing its range of jet airliners over the last six years. The latest variant, the 195-E2, was rolled out in 2017 and eventually received its certification in April this year. Designed to compete with the Airbus A320neo, this narrowbody jet aircr...

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Singapore Airlines FANTASTIC ECONOMY CLASS SINGAPORE AIRLINES FANTASTIC ECONOMY CLASS

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Sep 14, 2019

Singapore Airlines is offering an amazing Economy Class. The good hard product combined with the award winning world's best cabin crew makes every flight very enjoyable. Convince yourself in this Trip Report on board the Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900.

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Drones: a rising menace to UK aviation DRONES: A RISING MENACE TO UK AVIATION

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Sep 12, 2019

Heathrow could be set for a turbulent Friday after environmental protesters vowed to shut the airport down by flying drones within its 5km exclusion zone to highlight climate change. Even though they say nobody will be put at risk, the police disagree and stated they will take any opportunity to pre...

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Bigtincan Hub Overview BIGTINCAN HUB OVERVIEW

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Sep 12, 2019

Bigtincan is the industry's leading Sales Enablement Automation platform, empowering Sales teams to win more and be more productive every day, while providing Marketing the ability to establish ROI on content creation efforts.

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7 Ways Face Recognition Can Unlock A Secure, Frictionless and Personalized Travel Experience 7 WAYS FACE RECOGNITION CAN UNLOCK A SECURE, FRICTIONLESS AND PERSONALIZED TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

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Sep 10, 2019

Boarding a plane used to be the exciting start to any journey, even a business trip. But today’s airports are busier, more congested and stressful than ever. According to the International Air Transport Association over 4 billion passengers boarded airline flights worldwide in 2017. With deman...

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Implementing Buyer Enablement in Your Sales Enablement Strategy (2019) IMPLEMENTING BUYER ENABLEMENT IN YOUR SALES ENABLEMENT STRATEGY (2019)

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Sep 10, 2019

The majority of the time I only had access to two TV channels, three on a good weather day, and I vividly remember when I first saw a color television. At this time, products and services were limited, and buyer choices were almost non-existent. Fast-forward to 2019. Not only do I have access to hun...

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The Role of Sales in Sales Enablement THE ROLE OF SALES IN SALES ENABLEMENT

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Sep 10, 2019

However, with a regular commute time that consumes a couple of hours each day, I have shifted my focus to podcasts and audiobooks. One of my favorite podcasts is the Inside Sales Enablement series by Scott Santucci and Brian Lambert. In their last episode, they spent time reviewing their thoughts an...

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What Happened To easyJet’s Boeing 757 Aircraft? WHAT HAPPENED TO EASYJET’S BOEING 757 AIRCRAFT?

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Sep 09, 2019

We recently investigated what became of the easyJet fleet of 737s, but that wasn’t the only Boeing aircraft flown by the British LCC. At one time, easyJet had a small flotilla of Boeing 757s too, four in fact. Let’s take a look at what happened to them..

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Austrian Airlines relies on innovative drone technology AUSTRIAN AIRLINES RELIES ON INNOVATIVE DRONE TECHNOLOGY

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Sep 09, 2019

Since the middle of the year, Austrian Airlines has been testing a completely new technology for the purpose of carrying out technical inspections of its aircraft fleet. The aircraft are checked for paintwork or structural damage by means of autonomous drones developed by the French start-up Donecle...

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How Does An Airline Prepare For A New Route? HOW DOES AN AIRLINE PREPARE FOR A NEW ROUTE?

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Sep 06, 2019

Airlines launch new routes all the time. In fact, just this afternoon we reported about two new Alaska Airlines routes to San Luis Obispo in California. However, have you ever wondered what goes into launching a new route?

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Why Do Some Aircraft Have Winglets? WHY DO SOME AIRCRAFT HAVE WINGLETS?

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Sep 06, 2019

Aircraft manufacturers have been using additional bits on the ends of wings since the beginning of the 2000s. These small additions, commonly known as winglets, are designed to improve the efficiency of the aircraft by reducing drag. These special wingtips have aerodynamic benefits that come from na...

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Frequent Flyers EMBRACE FACIAL RECOGNITION FREQUENT FLYERS EMBRACE FACIAL RECOGNITION

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Sep 05, 2019

Airports, airlines and border control agencies are building the “airport of the future” using biometrics and facial recognition technology (FRT) to improve the passenger experience and enhance security. A recent survey of frequent flyers shows broad awareness and acceptance for these pro...

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Why Commercial Planes Could, But Rarely Do Fly Over Hurricanes WHY COMMERCIAL PLANES COULD, BUT RARELY DO FLY OVER HURRICANES

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Sep 04, 2019

With all the flight cancellations and disruption currently being caused by Hurricane Dorian off the US East Coast, it seems an apt time to address the question of whether aircraft could potentially fly above these weather events. Lets find out.

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Why Norway’s Widerøe Could Become An All Electric Airline WHY NORWAY’S WIDERØE COULD BECOME AN ALL ELECTRIC AIRLINE

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Sep 04, 2019

Announced on August 28th, Scandinavias largest regional airline Wideroe has gone into partnership with UK engineering firm Rolls Royce to develop an electric aircraft for the future. With an aging fleet of turboprop planes and a network of STOL airports, Widerøe says that Norway is the perfec...

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Unboxing Hi Fly UNBOXING HI FLY'S STUNNING NEW AIRBUS A330NEO AT THE AIRBUS FACTORY

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Sep 04, 2019

Unboxing a brand new plane and being the first passenger onboard! Come see what you can expect from Hi Fly's new aircraft, the amazing A330neo!

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Is Virgin Australia’s Economy X Worth It? IS VIRGIN AUSTRALIA’S ECONOMY X WORTH IT?

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Sep 04, 2019

Virgin Australia introduced Economy X in March 2017 as an upgrade to the standard economy seat. As well as the extra legroom, Economy X seats feature inclusions such as priority boarding and dedicated overhead locker space. Economy X seats can be selected for between AU$35 and AU$199, depending on t...

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What Happened To Aerolíneas Argentinas Boeing 747’s? WHAT HAPPENED TO AEROLÍNEAS ARGENTINAS BOEING 747’S?

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Sep 03, 2019

Back in 1979, Aerolineas Argentinas received a plane registered LV-MLO, a brand new Boeing 747-200. With this, it became the first Latin American airline to operate an aircraft of this type. During its history, Aerolíneas Argentinas operated a total of 12 747s. Seven years ago, the carrier re...

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Brussels Airlines A319 & A320 - An Ultimate Review BRUSSELS AIRLINES A319 & A320 - AN ULTIMATE REVIEW

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Sep 03, 2019

Finishing a little jaunt to the Greek islands, it was time to make our way to visit HiFly and Airbus in Toulouse.

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London Stansted Vs London Luton – Which Low Cost Airport Is Best? LONDON STANSTED VS LONDON LUTON – WHICH LOW COST AIRPORT IS BEST?

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Sep 03, 2019

Some see it as a blessing, some see it as a curse. Whichever way you look at it, London has a lot of airports. We have previously looked at London Heathrow vs London Gatwick. Today we investigate London Stansted vs London Luton.

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On the block: a look at airport sales around the world ON THE BLOCK: A LOOK AT AIRPORT SALES AROUND THE WORLD

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Sep 02, 2019

From Glasgow Prestwick Airports financial troubles to Indias privatisation plans, airports are sold for many reasons. Here is a look at some of the most notable airport sales of recent years and the fascinating stories behind them. Airports are often seen as lucrative money trees, capable of attract...

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How To Fly On The Qantas Airbus A380 HOW TO FLY ON THE QANTAS AIRBUS A380

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Aug 30, 2019

Qantas has a fleet of twelve A380s. The airline has only committed to flying them for another ten years. But right now, the fleet is still relatively young – the average age is less than ten years, and all 12 of the planes are being refurbished. The first refurbished Qantas A380 is taking flig...

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What Happened To Pan Am’s Boeing 747 Aircraft? WHAT HAPPENED TO PAN AM’S BOEING 747 AIRCRAFT?

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Aug 30, 2019

Pan American World Airways, better known as Pan Am, had a long and happy relationship with the Queen of the skies. Over its lifetime, the airline would own no less than 65 of the type, but where did they all end up? Let’s take a look.

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Why the New Madison Logic Oracle Eloqua Integration is so Exciting for Marketers WHY THE NEW MADISON LOGIC ORACLE ELOQUA INTEGRATION IS SO EXCITING FOR MARKETERS

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Aug 29, 2019

Madison Logic is excited to announce a bi-directional integration with Oracle Eloqua, combining best-in-class lead and campaign management skills with Madison Logic’s global reach and advanced targeting. Now Oracle Marketing Automation users are able to align their messaging and targeting thro...

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A Look At Qantas’ History – How The Airline Became The Australian Flag Carrier A LOOK AT QANTAS’ HISTORY – HOW THE AIRLINE BECAME THE AUSTRALIAN FLAG CARRIER

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Aug 29, 2019

As one of the oldest airlines in the world, and the largest in Australia, Qantas has a fascinating history. It is a story of growth starting with two small biplanes opening up the outback and expanding to become a major long haul operator of the 747 and A380. This article shares some of the highligh...

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Digitization in airports: evolution or revolution? DIGITIZATION IN AIRPORTS: EVOLUTION OR REVOLUTION?

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Aug 29, 2019

Both passenger and flight volumes are growing. To remain competitive, airport operators can choose to move in one of several directions – by physically expanding their airports, deploying digital solutions, or selecting a path somewhere between the two. Marius Gelžinis, CEO of Lithuanian Airpo...

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British Airways Vs Virgin Atlantic – Which Airline Has The Best WiFi Availability? BRITISH AIRWAYS VS VIRGIN ATLANTIC – WHICH AIRLINE HAS THE BEST WIFI AVAILABILITY?

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Aug 27, 2019

WiFi is becoming a huge driver of passenger loyalty on flights. Many airlines are introducing WiFi onto their fleets in response to this. British Airways and Virgin Atlantic are both in the process of breaking in their first Airbus A350s. These both have WiFi, however, we thought we’d see whic...

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Could Scrapping In Flight Magazines Cut Aviation Emissions? COULD SCRAPPING IN FLIGHT MAGAZINES CUT AVIATION EMISSIONS?

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Aug 27, 2019

Now, more than ever, we are seeing the aviation industry place a particular focus on its carbon footprint. In fact, it is responsible for around 2% of global emissions. While airlines are trying to cut their CO2 emissions, Simple Flying explores a simple idea that could be an easy win.

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Here’s Why Virgin Atlantic’s New Airbus A350 Wears An Eye Mask HERE’S WHY VIRGIN ATLANTIC’S NEW AIRBUS A350 WEARS AN EYE MASK

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Aug 27, 2019

Virgin Atlantics new A350-1000 is looking stunning, with its new flying icon applied and that incredible Upper Class product ready to fly. However, theres one thing we want to know about Red Velvet, and that’s why she’s wearing a mask? While pretty much every avgeek in the UK has been ea...

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UVU - Aerospace Technology Management UVU - AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

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Aug 26, 2019

The UVU Aerospace Technology Management program allows certified A&P mechanics to earn a bachelor degree, awarding credit for their earned certification and providing them with opportunities for career advancement.

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Which Airlines Have Ordered The Boeing 777X? WHICH AIRLINES HAVE ORDERED THE BOEING 777X?

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Aug 26, 2019

The Boeing 777X is in the news a fair bit at the moment. The aircraft, due to be delivered from next year, has yet to take its first flight. A total of 344 aircraft are on order, with the most recent order coming from British Airways.The Boeing 777X is the latest iteration of the American manufactur...

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What Happened To Cathay Pacific’s Airbus A340 Aircraft? WHAT HAPPENED TO CATHAY PACIFIC’S AIRBUS A340 AIRCRAFT?

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Aug 25, 2019

Eight years after production stopped, many airlines are retiring their Airbus A340 aircraft, including Emirates and soon Virgin Atlantic. Hong Kong based airline, Cathay Pacific, retired its A340s back in 2012, but what happened to its aircraft?

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British Airways Turns 100 Years Old: An A To Z BRITISH AIRWAYS TURNS 100 YEARS OLD: AN A TO Z

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Aug 25, 2019

Today marks British Airways 100th birthday. That is to say, 100 years ago today Air Transport and Travel flew the first regular international air service. The service flew between London and Paris. To celebrate this occasion, Simple Flying has created an A to Z guide to the worlds oldest airline.

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What Are The World’s Longest Narrowbody Flights? WHAT ARE THE WORLD’S LONGEST NARROWBODY FLIGHTS?

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Aug 24, 2019

Around the world, widebody aircraft are typically used for long-haul flights. However, this is not always the case. While not often used for long-haul flights, narrowbody aircraft can travel quite a distance. Simple Flying decided to investigate.

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How Is Ryanair Able To Sell Such Cheap Fares? HOW IS RYANAIR ABLE TO SELL SUCH CHEAP FARES?

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Aug 22, 2019

Ryanair is known the world over for its success with the low-cost carrier model. The airline is able to offer prices as low as £9.99. However, with taxes, wages, and fuel to be considered, how does the airline manage to make a profit? Simple Flying investigates.

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When Will Delta Air Lines Retire Their Boeing 757s? WHEN WILL DELTA AIR LINES RETIRE THEIR BOEING 757S?

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Aug 22, 2019

With over 100 of the type in their fleet, the Boeing 757 is a very important aircraft to Delta Air Lines. Serving high-density short hauls and medium- to long-haul transatlantic services, the 757s versatility is prized by the carrier. However, these aging aircraft will soon need replacement. As of y...

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Anatomy of Today’s Global Traveler ANATOMY OF TODAY’S GLOBAL TRAVELER

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Aug 22, 2019

Where does the modern traveler come from? Where is s/he going? How does s/he get there? As the world grows ever-smaller, more and more people are traveling to a growing number of places each year. Increasingly, they’re getting there by leveraging digital tools. Savvy travel and hospitality bra...

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Why Is Avianca Brasil Leaving The Star Alliance? WHY IS AVIANCA BRASIL LEAVING THE STAR ALLIANCE?

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Aug 21, 2019

Avianca Brasil is officially leaving the Star Alliance on September 1st, 2019 after only four short years in the program. Also known officially as Oceanair Linhas Aereas S/A, Avianca Brasil started life in 1998 as an air taxi company flying workers from Sao Paulo to the Campos Basin oil fields. In 2...

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Creating Content That Improves CX: A Q&A with Lionbridge & Aprimo CREATING CONTENT THAT IMPROVES CX: A Q&A WITH LIONBRIDGE & APRIMO

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Aug 21, 2019

Today’s brands face numerous challenges. They need to create a customized, excellent experience for each and every customer worldwide. To do that, they need to create high-quality, on-target content. They need to create that content quickly, effectively, and for audiences who speak multiple la...

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Lionbridge Brand Video LIONBRIDGE BRAND VIDEO

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Aug 21, 2019

Our roots began in translation but what we do today goes well beyond – from content creation to linguistics, to artificial intelligence (AI). We create global relevance, driven by humanity and amplified by technology. Connecting our customers with their communities and driving brand awareness....

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Why Frankfurt Is The Aviation Capital Of Germany WHY FRANKFURT IS THE AVIATION CAPITAL OF GERMANY

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Aug 21, 2019

Frankfurt is Europe’s fourth busiest airport. However, Frankfurt is a good 400km from Berlin, the capital city of its host country. With this in mind, Simple Flying decided to look into what makes Frankfurt Airport Germany’s aviation capital.

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Is American Airlines Eyeing More Pacific Routes? IS AMERICAN AIRLINES EYEING MORE PACIFIC ROUTES?

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Aug 21, 2019

American Airlines has been on an eastward international expansion lately, adding flights to Casablanca, Krakow and many others. Rumor has it, however, the airline might be looking to add flights across the Pacific as well. Here, we examine that possibility and explore the competitive landscape.

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A BUYER’S GUIDE FOR LOCALIZATION SERVICES: A BUYER’S GUIDE FOR LOCALIZATION SERVICES:

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Aug 21, 2019

Your localization partner is going to do a deep-dive into your business—so start by diving deep into theirs. Are they an industry-leader with 20 years of experience or a relative newcomer? Will they speak Samoan, Uzbek, or Swahili (and all your customers’ languages)? Can they deliver on-...

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WHY AI? HOW LANGUAGE & AI SERVICES GO HAND-IN-HAND WHY AI? HOW LANGUAGE & AI SERVICES GO HAND-IN-HAND

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Aug 21, 2019

In practice, of course, things are more complicated. Effective translation necessitates a nuanced understanding of (at least) two languages and cultures, both source and target. It requires an understanding of the original content’s goals. It mandates a fluency in tone and subtext as well as v...

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Going Global 101: How Your Competition Can Be Your Best Resource GOING GLOBAL 101: HOW YOUR COMPETITION CAN BE YOUR BEST RESOURCE

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Aug 20, 2019

Lace-up your sneakers and step up to the starting line: you’re ready to reach countless customers in new markets. You’ve secured your spot in the Global Marketplace (whether by default or design). But before you sprint away, take a good look around you. You are not alone in this race. Yo...

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What Happened To American Airlines Airbus A300’s? WHAT HAPPENED TO AMERICAN AIRLINES AIRBUS A300’S?

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Aug 20, 2019

As part of a series of articles looking back on what happened to popular aircraft of the past, we decided to take a look at American Airlines A300s.As the worlds first-ever wide-body twin-engine jet, the Airbus A300 could carry as many as 266 passengers in a two-class layout. With a maximum range of...

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The Airbus A380 Vs Boeing 787 – Which Plane Is Best? THE AIRBUS A380 VS BOEING 787 – WHICH PLANE IS BEST?

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Aug 20, 2019

When Norweigans Boeing 787s were grounded due to engine issues, the international low-cost-carrier turned to the Airbus A380 as their perfect replacement aircraft (kindly supplied by wet-lease airline Hi Fly). If Norwegian was given the chance to permanently use an A380 in their fleet, would they? W...

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The Most Family-Friendly Airlines in 2019 THE MOST FAMILY-FRIENDLY AIRLINES IN 2019

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Aug 20, 2019

Flying can solo can be hard enough but taking to the skies as a large family with the little ones in tow can max out the stress levels. Fortunately, the folks at PlayLikeMum have analyzed as many as 20 major airlines across a wide range of factors, including seat comfort, pre-boarding for families a...

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What Happened To British Airways’ Concordes? WHAT HAPPENED TO BRITISH AIRWAYS’ CONCORDES?

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Aug 19, 2019

There's no doubt about it, the Concorde was one of the world's most iconic aircraft. But, what happened to the supersonic masterpiece once it was retired from British Airways?

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The Future of Travel is Airbus’ Smart Technology Aircrafts THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL IS AIRBUS’ SMART TECHNOLOGY AIRCRAFTS

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Aug 19, 2019

Smart technology is becoming more prevalent by the day. Its more than the apps on your phone, as technology has now infiltrated our homes and offices too. Airbus recognises the shift towards these conveniences in our everyday lives and answers to the growing demand in its inflight services. During A...

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How The Airbus A380 Redefined Luxury Travel HOW THE AIRBUS A380 REDEFINED LUXURY TRAVEL

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Aug 19, 2019

The A380 is a king among airplanes. Its the biggest commercial jet ever built and is operated by some of the most high profile airlines around the world. Whether it’s flying transatlantic, transpacific or on a 40-minute hop, a flight on the A380 brings us a new level of sky-high luxury that&rs...

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Why BA Does Not Fly The A380 To New York WHY BA DOES NOT FLY THE A380 TO NEW YORK

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Aug 16, 2019

We explore why British Airways chooses not to schedule A380 flights to New York.

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How Brisbane Airport Has Grown HOW BRISBANE AIRPORT HAS GROWN

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Aug 15, 2019

Brisbane Airport is the primary international airport serving Brisbane and South East Queensland. The airport services 31 airlines flying to 50 domestic and 29 international destinations, in total amounting in more than 22.7 million passengers who travelled through the airport in 2016.

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Why American Airlines’ Aircraft Change Is Bad News for Los Angeles Flyers WHY AMERICAN AIRLINES’ AIRCRAFT CHANGE IS BAD NEWS FOR LOS ANGELES FLYERS

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Aug 15, 2019

There is enough demand on the route between Los Angeles and London to justify a combined nine daily flights across five different airlines — American Airlines, United, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and even Air New Zealand. Given the strong premium-cabin demand, you’ll find some great...

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When Does An Aircraft Get Written Off? WHEN DOES AN AIRCRAFT GET WRITTEN OFF?

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Aug 14, 2019

Aircraft are expensive. With the cost of a new A380 coming in at $444 million USD list price, airlines are incredibly reluctant to ever take an aircraft out of service. But, throughout history, airlines have either been forced to write off an aircraft (sometimes even brand new) or in some special ca...

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Will data or collaboration solve aviation WILL DATA OR COLLABORATION SOLVE AVIATION'S CAPACITY CRUNCH?

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Aug 14, 2019

Data sharing has always been a hot topic in the air travel industry, and its easy to see why. With over 20 stakeholders involved in any given passenger journey, along with the competitive yet cooperative nature of industry, it’s no wonder data is often said to be siloed and disconnected. And t...

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2020 Content Marketing Spectrum 2020 CONTENT MARKETING SPECTRUM

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Aug 14, 2019

This is a video explainer of the difference between Content Marketing, Branded Content and Native Advertising - with examples to help put it all into context.Accompanying video that tried to separate signal from noise on the different approaches of content in the business.

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CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST? CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST?

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Aug 14, 2019

This is the third in a series of articles on creating, maintaining, and optimizing great customer experiences in the context of mounting concerns about privacy and increasingly strict regulations governing data processing. We address topics such as consent strategies, the role of trust, the elements...

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DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER

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Aug 14, 2019

What character appears in the most films and television programs? Dracula? God? Santa Claus? All of those make the top ten list, but none is the correct answer. Satan (or The Devil) is a character is more than 840 projects – more than any other character. If you limit the list to mortals, the ...

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The History of Content Marketing THE HISTORY OF CONTENT MARKETING

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Aug 14, 2019

If you want some insights into where the content marketing industry may be headed, it might just help to take a look at where it’s been. As we pointed out when CMI shared its History of Content Marketing infographic in 2012, brands have been telling their stories to audiences for hundreds of y...

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USING CONTENT MARKETING TO GENERATE DEMAND, CREATE NEW AUDIENCES USING CONTENT MARKETING TO GENERATE DEMAND, CREATE NEW AUDIENCES

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Aug 14, 2019

Content—and how brands use it to interact with buyers at all stages of the engagement journey—has fundamentally reshaped every business’ go-to-market strategy. This shift has been particularly challenging for “top-of-the-funnel” demand generation marketers, most of who ...

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Lufthansa Won LUFTHANSA WON'T RETIRE THEIR 747'S ANYTIME SOON - HERE'S WHY

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Aug 13, 2019

A common theme that we have reported on here at Simple Flying is the retirement of aging aircraft fleets, as airlines switch from the older Boeing 747s and A380s to newer planes like the Boeing 777 and Airbus A350. But Lufthansa, who operates a large fleet of Boeing 747s, won’t be retiring the...

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Airline or private jet pilot? AIRLINE OR PRIVATE JET PILOT?

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Aug 13, 2019

Have you ever considered which type of pilot you would like to be? In the aviation industry, there are two types of pilots among others, which are known as an airline pilot and commercial pilot. They both include flying commercially for reward, but they differ quite a bit regarding qualifications an...

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What Happened To Singapore Airlines’ Concorde? WHAT HAPPENED TO SINGAPORE AIRLINES’ CONCORDE?

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Aug 13, 2019

Singapore Airlines used to operate Concorde. Well, half of it anyway. We take a look at what Singapore Airlines were doing with Concorde, why it was in their fleet and where it’s ended up now. When you hear the story of Concorde, its always all about Air France and British Airways. But did you...

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Will Southwest Ever NOT Fly Boeing 737 WILL SOUTHWEST EVER NOT FLY BOEING 737'S?

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Aug 12, 2019

In late April, the internet was abuzz with speculation that Boeing-loyal-airline Southwest was considering aircraft from Airbus. The idea that an airline is shopping around for aircraft wouldn’t normally be big news, but because Southwest is an all-737 fleet – the world’s largest o...

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The Best Performing Airlines by Ancillary Revenue THE BEST PERFORMING AIRLINES BY ANCILLARY REVENUE

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Aug 12, 2019

Ancillaries are an increasingly important part of commercial aviation revenue streams. Our inaugural infographic breaks down data from IdeaWorksCompany to illustrate the top performing airlines.Historically, fare-based revenue has been the primary focus for airlines, but times are changing. The low-...

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Why Doesn’t British Airways Fly The Airbus A380 To New York? WHY DOESN’T BRITISH AIRWAYS FLY THE AIRBUS A380 TO NEW YORK?

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Aug 12, 2019

London to New York is one of British Airways most prestigious routes. Including codeshares with American Airlines, it operates around 16 times per day between the two cities. With this in mind, you may think Why doesnt BA Fly the Airbus A380 to New York?. Simple Flying investigates.

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How Brisbane Is Becoming A Top Airport HOW BRISBANE IS BECOMING A TOP AIRPORT

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Aug 12, 2019

Brisbane may not be the first airport you think of when flying in or out of Australia, but it is fast making a name for itself as a top airport to travel through. And the statistics back this up. Flights are increasing at a rate of knots and passenger numbers are booming. Ten years ago, 17.5 million...

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The Growing Demand for Fresh Produce via Air Cargo THE GROWING DEMAND FOR FRESH PRODUCE VIA AIR CARGO

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Aug 11, 2019

There are many planes in the sky that arent filled with passengers. There are many airlines whose sole existence is to ship cargo from one place to another. They can be seen at many airports across the world loading and unloading cargo that will eventually reach the far corners of the world. Even pa...

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Airline Bike Luggage Charge AIRLINE BIKE LUGGAGE CHARGE

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Aug 10, 2019

We all know how frustrating it is to have to pay to take your bike abroad. Every airline has a slightly different approach to handling bike luggage, with varying weight allowances and charges. It is worth nothing that the majority of airlines do not appear to allow the transit of E-bikes, as the lit...

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Why Doesn’t Qatar Fly To Brisbane? WHY DOESN’T QATAR FLY TO BRISBANE?

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Aug 10, 2019

Qatar Airways has one noticeable gap in their Australian service: Brisbane. Unfortunately for Qatar Airways, this is a result of a treaty between Qatar and Australia that limits service to major cities. In addition, flag carrier Qantas does not seem open to giving Qatar more flights to Australia.

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Could Emission Free, Slow Flying Be The Future? COULD EMISSION FREE, SLOW FLYING BE THE FUTURE?

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Aug 09, 2019

The modern trend in aviation is towards more fuel-efficient flying. Through advanced engine technology and aircraft design, the aim for increased fuel efficiency is clear. However, greater fuel efficiency does not entirely remove emissions from air travel. With multiple proposals out there, could em...

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British Airways Airbus A350 Inaugural Flight BRITISH AIRWAYS AIRBUS A350 INAUGURAL FLIGHT

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Aug 08, 2019

On Monday British Airways operated its inaugural Airbus A350 service. The flight flew from London to Madrid with a flight time of 1 hour and 50 minutes. Simple Flying was onboard the aircraft to report on it for you.

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The History of British Airways THE HISTORY OF BRITISH AIRWAYS

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Aug 08, 2019

British Airways is one of the oldest carriers flying today and is celebrating its 100th birthday this year! In today's video, I take a look at their history and how they got the name, British Airways!

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The Future of Biometrics at the Airport and Beyond THE FUTURE OF BIOMETRICS AT THE AIRPORT AND BEYOND

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Aug 08, 2019

Creating a seamless travel journey is the goal of future of passenger travel, and many in the aviation industry are looking to biometrics to create this experience. Biometrics at the airport enables passengers to use a single token to authenticate their identity when traveling through an airport, fr...

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What Happened To American Airlines Boeing 747’s? WHAT HAPPENED TO AMERICAN AIRLINES BOEING 747’S?

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Aug 08, 2019

The iconic ‘Jumbo Jet’ was once a common sight in airports around the world but, for a while now, the Boeing 747 has been conspicuous in its absence from US airports. US carriers like American Airlines were some of the first to use Boeing’s flagship passenger jet back in the 1970s....

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American and Southwest Airlines Plan to Upgrade Corporate Travel AMERICAN AND SOUTHWEST AIRLINES PLAN TO UPGRADE CORPORATE TRAVEL

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Aug 08, 2019

Recently, American and Southwest Airlines unveiled plans to upgrade corporate travel to lock in profitable business travelers, which was announced on Monday at the Global Business Travel Association 2019 Convention in Chicago. The announcement comes just two years after Southwest laid down the found...

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Could Ryanair LAUNCH Transatlantic Flights? COULD RYANAIR LAUNCH TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHTS?

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Aug 07, 2019

Ryanair has seen some amazing growth in the last decade and can take its passengers to some fairly exotic and distant destinations. Currently, Ryanair flies as far east as eastern Ukraine in the north and Lebanon, Jordan and Israel to the south. On the other side, in the west, we see the airline is ...

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British Airways Club Suite vs First Class – What’s The Difference? BRITISH AIRWAYS CLUB SUITE VS FIRST CLASS – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

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Aug 07, 2019

British Airways announced its new business class product in the first half of 2019. Now that the product has made it on to the aircraft, it seems right to evaluate the differences between this and its first class offering. British Airways new Club Suite is the airlines first new hard product in busi...

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How to Gain Access to American Airlines Admirals Clubs HOW TO GAIN ACCESS TO AMERICAN AIRLINES ADMIRALS CLUBS

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Aug 07, 2019

Navigating the airport can be one of the most stressful parts of any trip. Everyone is worried about getting to the gate on time, and the crowds can be endless.The best way to escape the airport madness besides traveling by train or car is by gaining access to an airport lounge. These premium spaces...

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IATA Supports Global RFID Baggage Initiative to Optimize the Passenger Journey IATA SUPPORTS GLOBAL RFID BAGGAGE INITIATIVE TO OPTIMIZE THE PASSENGER JOURNEY

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Aug 06, 2019

The aviation industry is focused on using innovative technologies to improve efficiencies, security, and enhance the passenger experience. From biometrics to self-bag drop to superior connectivity, emerging technologies are regularly being implemented by aviation industry leaders around the world to...

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Could Airbus Restart Airbus A380 Production? COULD AIRBUS RESTART AIRBUS A380 PRODUCTION?

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Aug 06, 2019

The Airbus A380 was a visionary aircraft that not only improved on the legacy of the mighty Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet but would also become a game-changer in the airline game. But it was an aircraft that simply didn’t fit the economics of our time, and found itself retired well before breaking any ...

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6 Things to Know About Cathay Pacific Airport Lounges 6 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CATHAY PACIFIC AIRPORT LOUNGES

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Aug 06, 2019

Cathay Pacific Group is an airline based in Hong Kong, with passenger and cargo flights to more than 200 destinations in Asia, North America, Australia, Europe, and Africa. The airline was founded in 1946 by two former Air Force pilots but is now known by savvy travelers as having some of the best a...

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EAA AirVenture showcases best of aviation EAA AIRVENTURE SHOWCASES BEST OF AVIATION

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Aug 05, 2019

More than 10,000 aircraft and 640,000 people arrived at Wittman Regional Airport for one of the world’s largest aviation events in Oshkosh, WI. Here were some of the highlights from EAA AirVenture 2019.

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What Plane Will Replace Air France’s A380’s WHAT PLANE WILL REPLACE AIR FRANCE’S A380’S

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Aug 05, 2019

Air France announced yesterday that the retirement of their A380 fleet will be completed by 2022. This is much sooner than previously expected and will leave the airline short on long haul capacity. So what’s the plan for the A380’s replacement?

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Digitize Aviation DIGITIZE AVIATION

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Aug 02, 2019

The organisation of aircraft design has changedconsiderably: for many years, manufacturershave developed aircrafts in-house and producedthem in their own factory. Suppliers producedcomponents and delivered them to the manufacturer’s specification. The main risk with theinnovation resided with ...

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How Southwest Changed Air Travel HOW SOUTHWEST CHANGED AIR TRAVEL

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Aug 02, 2019

They are the largest low-cost carrier in the world, and hold the record for consecutive profitable years, reporting 43 years of money-making success in a row. Clearly, they’re doing something right, but what is it that has made Southwest Airlines such a massive success?

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Should Washington keep aerospace tax incentives? SHOULD WASHINGTON KEEP AEROSPACE TAX INCENTIVES?

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Aug 02, 2019

In 2003, the state legislature approved a package of tax incentives related to the aerospace industry to ensure Boeing would produce its 787 in Washington. It later extended and expanded those tax incentives in 2013 to secure Boeing 777X production. A new preliminary Tax Preference Performance Revie...

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British Airways - BA2119 Flight of the Future BRITISH AIRWAYS - BA2119 FLIGHT OF THE FUTURE

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Aug 01, 2019

To celebrate its centenary British Airways is launching BA 2119: Flight of the Future, a first-of-its-kind exhibition looking ahead to the next 100 years of flying and imagining what that may look like.

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WHY AIRLINES SHOULD EMBRACE CHATBOTS TO IMPROVE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE WHY AIRLINES SHOULD EMBRACE CHATBOTS TO IMPROVE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Aug 01, 2019

Every day billions of people turn to chat platforms to stay in touch with their family and friends. Now they are also connecting with thousands of businesses worldwide. Airlines are no exception and have to constantly deal with an influx of consumer messages. When customers message an airline, they ...

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Why Southwest is Leaving Newark WHY SOUTHWEST IS LEAVING NEWARK

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Aug 01, 2019

When it announced its second quarter earnings, Southwest rightfully spent a fair bit of time talking about the 737 MAX g