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BOEING REVEALED THE QUEEN OF THE SKIES 50 YEARS AGO BOEING REVEALED THE QUEEN OF THE SKIES 50 YEARS AGO

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Feb 08, 2019

We’ve been blabbering about the most iconic jet aircraft for quite some time now. From the story of Concorde, the Soviets put up the middle finger to the West with its Tu-104, to the Boeing “If It ain’t Boeing, I ain’t going&r...

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Airplane Cessna 152 Take Off and Landing Video AIRPLANE CESSNA 152 TAKE OFF AND LANDING VIDEO

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Feb 07, 2019

Awesome airplane take off and landing video top Cessna 152. Video top of airplane.

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The Story Of Chevrolet Airplane Engines THE STORY OF CHEVROLET AIRPLANE ENGINES

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Feb 07, 2019

The role of Louis Chevrolet as a co-founder of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company is well-documented. Much less known, however, is Louis’ role in flight – and that there was such a thing as a Chevrolet airplane engine. In the 1920s, Louis be...

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TOP 10 AIRLINE ADVERTISEMENT POSTERS OF ALL TIME TOP 10 AIRLINE ADVERTISEMENT POSTERS OF ALL TIME

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Feb 07, 2019

As times change, various technologies and ways to announce yourself to the world also change. The internet and social media, in particular, has completely shifted the way marketing teams have to work today. Because of the current pace of the world, m...

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AIR INDIA SERVES A COCKROACH ON A FLIGHT TO MUMBAI AIR INDIA SERVES A COCKROACH ON A FLIGHT TO MUMBAI

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Feb 07, 2019

It’s one of the most commonly known aviation facts, that food tastes different while you’re 35.000 feet in the air. To sum up, lower temperatures in an aircraft and a pressurized cabin affect your senses. As a consequence, food is not as ...

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BOMB THREAT ON A NORWEGIAN FLIGHT DY4321 TO NICE BOMB THREAT ON A NORWEGIAN FLIGHT DY4321 TO NICE

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Feb 07, 2019

In the early hours of the afternoon in Sweden, a bomb threat has forced the Norwegian flight DY4321 to turn around and land in Arlanda airport. As the aircraft took off, somebody made a threat against the flight. Due to the safety of the passengers, ...

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The U.S. Air Force Flew Dozens of Captured Russian Fighter Jets THE U.S. AIR FORCE FLEW DOZENS OF CAPTURED RUSSIAN FIGHTER JETS

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Feb 06, 2019

From 1978 to 1988, a secret U.S. Air Force unit flew captured Russian MiG fighters in a dangerous effort to teach American pilots how to defeat the planes in combat. The 4477th Test & Evaluation Squadron, also known by its code name "Constan...

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RIP Russia RIP RUSSIA'S STEALTH FIGHTER: WHY THE SU-57 IS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE

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Feb 06, 2019

Combined with the dramatic collapse of the Russian economy in the wake of Western economic sanctions following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the inflexibility of UAC made the Su-57 impossible to realize.

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Why Deadly Southern California Cessna 414 Crash Is An Anomaly WHY DEADLY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CESSNA 414 CRASH IS AN ANOMALY

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Feb 05, 2019

The fiery crash of a Cessna 414 cabin class piston twin into a neighborhood in Orange County, California, on Sunday is horrifying. It was especially so to me, as I spent my college years and then some living right under the short path of the fated pl...

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ULTIMATE LIVERY CHALLENGE: THE ANSWERS – HOW DID YOU DO? ULTIMATE LIVERY CHALLENGE: THE ANSWERS – HOW DID YOU DO?

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Feb 05, 2019

Remember a few weeks ago when I posted the photos above and asked for you to guess the airline and aircraft type? Well, it is time for the answers. If you haven’t guessed already, feel free to head back to the original story and do your best, a...

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Who Cares About Stealth Fighters: This Is the Plane America Must Truly Fear WHO CARES ABOUT STEALTH FIGHTERS: THIS IS THE PLANE AMERICA MUST TRULY FEAR

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Feb 05, 2019

If Beijing wanted to, it could probably develop a carrier-based equivalent to the J-16D. The J-15 Flying Shark fighters on China’s two Type 001 carriers also share common heritage in the Flanker family of aircraft, and pursuing a similar upgrad...

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6 SUPER HEAVY Airbus A380 Takeoffs 6 SUPER HEAVY AIRBUS A380 TAKEOFFS

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Feb 05, 2019

Melbourne Airport punches well above its weight with A380 services and operators. For a city of only 5 million people, it rivals airports like Hong Kong and Beijing for A380 services. The airport has a loose 6 A380 carriers and all of them can be see...

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The Only Reason Japan THE ONLY REASON JAPAN'S NAVY DOESN'T HAVE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS

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Feb 04, 2019

To repeat: the only serious obstacles to Japan’s construction of fleet carriers are political. But political obstacles are still obstacles, and the appearance of Shokaku and Zuikaku would have significant repercussions at home and abroad. Indee...

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Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations INTERAGENCY STANDARDS FOR FIRE AND FIRE AVIATION OPERATIONS

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Feb 04, 2019

The National Response Framework presents the guiding principles that enable 5 all response partners to prepare for and provide a unified national response to 6 disasters and emergencies—from the smallest incident to the largest catastrophe.

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SHOULD AND WOULD YOU TIP FLIGHT ATTENDANTS? SHOULD AND WOULD YOU TIP FLIGHT ATTENDANTS?

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Feb 04, 2019

Just over a month ago a controversial article emerged. At the forefront of it was Frontier Airlines, an ultra-low-cost carrier based in Denver, Colorado. The American airline recently was critiqued by various aviation industry experts on their policy...

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Now France Wants Hypersonic Missiles by 2021 NOW FRANCE WANTS HYPERSONIC MISSILES BY 2021

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Feb 04, 2019

A few nations have fielded or are developing hypersonic weapons, notably the U.S., Russia and China. Russia’s Avangard nuclear-armed glider, boosted atop an ICBM high into the upper atmosphere, reportedly zooms down on its target at Mach 27, le...

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The U.S. Navy Tried to Sink This Aircraft Carrier for Weeks (And Failed) THE U.S. NAVY TRIED TO SINK THIS AIRCRAFT CARRIER FOR WEEKS (AND FAILED)

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Feb 04, 2019

To even try to sink an American flattop, you first must hit it. That's not easy, either. No carrier sails without an air wing with as many as 50 fighter aircraft plus several escorting destroyers, cruisers and submarines. A virtual wall of defens...

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How America Crafted the Plan To Avenge Pearl Harbor HOW AMERICA CRAFTED THE PLAN TO AVENGE PEARL HARBOR

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Feb 03, 2019

President Franklin D. Roosevelt sat in his White House study, an aging leader suddenly appearing older and wearier. Only moments before, the Secretary of the Navy, Frank Knox, had informed him that much of the Pacific Fleet stationed in Hawaii now re...

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The Advanced F-15: Ready for the Fight THE ADVANCED F-15: READY FOR THE FIGHT

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Feb 01, 2019

Boeing Advanced F-15 completes up successful flight tests in Palmdale, Calif. proving next-gen capabilities for the U.S. Air Force.

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The Significance of Application Performance Monitoring for the Aviation Industry THE SIGNIFICANCE OF APPLICATION PERFORMANCE MONITORING FOR THE AVIATION INDUSTRY

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Feb 01, 2019

A leading European airlines was recently in the news, as it averted disaster through the usage of application performance monitoring software, in its endeavor to expand its routes to cover North America. The recently released IDG Market Pulse Study o...

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Aviation Nation AVIATION NATION

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Feb 01, 2019

Textron Aviation's Cessna Citation X+ is the world’s fastest business jet. It has power and efficiency that competing jets just can’t reach. At least that's what the company's website says! It also asks this question, "Wh...

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HOW WILL BREXIT AFFECT AVIATION AND TRAVEL? HOW WILL BREXIT AFFECT AVIATION AND TRAVEL?

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Feb 01, 2019

One of the most talked about topic in the past few years is Brexit. A very bizarre decision is turning out to be diving people all around the British Isles, damaging the British economy and affecting business decisions all around the globe. As the un...

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Integrated controller working positions INTEGRATED CONTROLLER WORKING POSITIONS

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Feb 01, 2019

To solve the challenge, airports need to work more intelligently and efficiently within existing limitations. This will mean increasing the density of air traffic, thereby pushing up the complexity and time sensitivity of air traffic control (ATC) op...

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Single Engine Airplanes Taking Off and Landing SINGLE ENGINE AIRPLANES TAKING OFF AND LANDING

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Jan 31, 2019

Awesome video with single engine airplanes taking off and landing. A single-engine airplane is an aircraft equipped with only a single engine.

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Should the Air Force Buy More Stealth F-35s? SHOULD THE AIR FORCE BUY MORE STEALTH F-35S?

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Jan 31, 2019

While senior Air Force leaders are calling for a “fast” pursuit toward production and delivery of its stated F-35 objectives, there are some voices now raising the question as to whether the rates should be sped up even more -- potentiall...

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DELTA AIRLINES FLIGHT 47 CANCELED OVER DRUNK CO-PILOT DELTA AIRLINES FLIGHT 47 CANCELED OVER DRUNK CO-PILOT

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Jan 31, 2019

It seems like we almost had another Denzel Washington story come to life. The Dutch authorities have stopped Delta Airlines Flight 47 from taking off from Amsterdam Schiphol airport. The Boeing 767-400 was supposed to take off at 9:15 AM and land in ...

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Terrifying Alaska Airlines Upside Down Flight TERRIFYING ALASKA AIRLINES UPSIDE DOWN FLIGHT

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Jan 30, 2019

Incredible video of the Alaska Airlines Captain who was forced to invert the plane.

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This Fighter Jet Landed on a Navy Aircraft Carrier THIS FIGHTER JET LANDED ON A NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIER

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Jan 30, 2019

The Finnish air force operates some 62 Hornets, 62 F/A-18Cs and seven F/A-18Ds the latter a two-seat variant  for a total of three squadrons. That is the same type of fighter Jarvinen flew when he touched down onto the Abraham Lincoln.On March 1...

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WHICH FIGHTER JET IS THE FASTEST IN 2019? WHICH FIGHTER JET IS THE FASTEST IN 2019?

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Jan 30, 2019

In commercial aviation, speed is one of the most crucial factors. A lot of the profit airlines make depends on their ability to transfer passengers quickly. Especially low-cost airlines, which rely on making multiple flights per day to profit off the...

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Airplanes at Brasilia Airport Airbus A319 Latam and Embraer 190 Azul AIRPLANES AT BRASILIA AIRPORT AIRBUS A319 LATAM AND EMBRAER 190 AZUL

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Jan 29, 2019

Airplanes movement at Brasilia Airport Airbus A319 Latam and Embraer 190 Azul Video.

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How to Save the Aircraft Carrier from Becoming Obsolete HOW TO SAVE THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER FROM BECOMING OBSOLETE

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Jan 29, 2019

One of the great conceits of admirals in the interwar years was their dogmatic embrace of the nostrum that battleships won naval wars. Officers such as those of the Imperial Japanese navy proved particularly susceptible to this dogma, a thought proce...

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The F-15 Eagle: Why Russia, China or North Korea Fear This THE F-15 EAGLE: WHY RUSSIA, CHINA OR NORTH KOREA FEAR THIS 'OLD' FIGHTER

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Jan 29, 2019

For nearly three decades, the F-15 Eagle fighter was considered the undisputed king of the skies. Until the debut of its replacement, the F-22 Raptor, the F-15 was the U.S. Air Force’s frontline air superiority fighter. Even today, a modernized...

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TOP 10 TIPS WHEN FLYING WITH YOUR PETS TOP 10 TIPS WHEN FLYING WITH YOUR PETS

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Jan 29, 2019

I remember the multiple times in my childhood when I kept asking my mom for a dog or a cat. Who will walk the dog? Who will clip its nails? Who will clean out the litter box? And many other questions that I would always respond with an enthusiastic &...

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2 Studies Show Why the U.S. Air Force Is In Serious Trouble 2 STUDIES SHOW WHY THE U.S. AIR FORCE IS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE

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Jan 28, 2019

The estimates are dismaying: in a peacekeeping/no-fly zone scenario, the Air Force could only meet 29 percent of C3ISR requirements, 32 percent of tanker demand, 40 percent of special operations missions, and 46 percent of bomber missions. Like a tru...

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Why Canada Buying Old Australian F-18s Is A Bad Idea WHY CANADA BUYING OLD AUSTRALIAN F-18S IS A BAD IDEA

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Jan 28, 2019

With its own CF-18s the Canadian version of the U.S. F/A-18 Hornet becoming too old to fly, and mired for years in a politically-charged search for a new fighter jet, Canada has turned to the aviation second-hand store. It is buying twenty-five used ...

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IF IT AIN’T BOEING – I AIN’T GOING. THE ICONIC BOEING 707 STORY IF IT AIN’T BOEING – I AIN’T GOING. THE ICONIC BOEING 707 STORY

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Jan 28, 2019

If it ain’t Boeing – I ain’t going is quite a bold statement. However, consider the context at the time. This was the beginning of the jet age – with the de Havilland Comet becoming a synonym for “mid-air explosion&rdquo...

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Boeing’s autonomous passenger air vehicle makes maiden flight BOEING’S AUTONOMOUS PASSENGER AIR VEHICLE MAKES MAIDEN FLIGHT

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Jan 28, 2019

Designed by Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences, the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft measures 9.14 metres long and 8.53 metres wide. It is designed for fully autonomous flight from takeoff to landing and has an expected ra...

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IAF sees 29 aircraft crashes in last 4 years IAF SEES 29 AIRCRAFT CRASHES IN LAST 4 YEARS

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Jan 28, 2019

On January 28, 2019, a Jaguar fighter plane of the Indian Air Force crashed in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar. The aircraft was on a routine sortie where the crash took place.

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AIRBUS A330NEO RECEIVES GREATER ETOPS CAPABILITY AIRBUS A330NEO RECEIVES GREATER ETOPS CAPABILITY

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Jan 28, 2019

The Airbus A330neo has received greater capability with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approving ETOPS (Extended-range Twin-engine aircraft Operations) ‘beyond 180 minutes’ for the aircraft. Recently entering service with TAP ...

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FRIGHTENING LANDING ATTEMPTS AT MANCHESTER AIRPORT FRIGHTENING LANDING ATTEMPTS AT MANCHESTER AIRPORT

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Jan 28, 2019

Aviation relies heavily not only on the people that work in the industry but also on the weather. As extreme weather conditions, such as snowstorms or volcano eruptionsforce airlines to cancel, delay or divert flights. Heavy wind is a huge factor as ...

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The first delivery KC-46 tanker is headed for McConnell Air Force Base THE FIRST DELIVERY KC-46 TANKER IS HEADED FOR MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE

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Jan 25, 2019

This video was shown exclusively at the first delivery celebration. KC-46 is able to refuel 64 different aircraft and that includes all U.S., allied and coalition military aircraft compatible with international aerial refueling procedures.

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How Rwanda Built A Drone Delivery Service HOW RWANDA BUILT A DRONE DELIVERY SERVICE

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Jan 25, 2019

A portion of travel expenses were paid for by Zipline. This was a courtesy and we retained full creative control. Ryan is also a long term Patreon supporter.

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A380 Qatar Airways Got the Long and Hard Landing At Alaska Airport A380 QATAR AIRWAYS GOT THE LONG AND HARD LANDING AT ALASKA AIRPORT

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Jan 25, 2019

This situation is only in the flight simulation. This isn't a real situation.

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THE DAY THAT 4 AMERICAN LEGACY CARRIERS WENT BANKRUPT THE DAY THAT 4 AMERICAN LEGACY CARRIERS WENT BANKRUPT

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Jan 25, 2019

September 14th, 2005 was truly a unique day for the United States’ aviation industry. That day Delta and moments later Northwest filed for bankruptcy in court. This put the air space above America in an exceptional position – 4 airlines w...

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Circle to Land Life-Saving Tips CIRCLE TO LAND LIFE-SAVING TIPS

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Jan 24, 2019

Circle-to-land approaches get a bad rap. Granted, they earned it by breaking a bunch of aircraft, and they can lure the unprepared out of bounds in an eye-blink. Yet to say, “I never circle-to-land ...” can be just as dangerous as going c...

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Meeting the Challenges of Aerospace & Defense Supply Chain Management with Cloud ERP MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF AEROSPACE & DEFENSE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT WITH CLOUD ERP

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Jan 23, 2019

After several years of lackluster performance, the stars are aligned for the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) Industry which is now poised for strong growth. Rapidly rising affluence in developing countries, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, is...

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In pictures: Awe-inspiring aerial engineering from the Aerospace Museum of California IN PICTURES: AWE-INSPIRING AERIAL ENGINEERING FROM THE AEROSPACE MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA

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Jan 23, 2019

The military is always ahead of the civilian world when it comes to new technologies, and it's staggering to look back and see just how advanced aviation was as early as the 1950s and 60s, with supersonic jets, long-range remote-control helicopte...

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We Fly The Cirrus Vision Jet Generation 2 WE FLY THE CIRRUS VISION JET GENERATION 2

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Jan 22, 2019

I’ve flown a number of jets with autothrottles, Gulfstreams, Embraers, Falcons and Citations, and even though I didn’t fully understand the appeal of the technology before I flew with it 15 years ago now, I developed a deep appreciation o...

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VIGILAIR VIGILAIR

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Jan 22, 2019

As drones increasingly become an everyday part of our lives, the need to monitor and respond to rogue drones is becoming more and more urgent and challenging. Reports of unmanned aircraft (UAS) sightings from pilots, citizens and law enforcement have...

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TARGET DRONE MARKET : GLOBAL RISING TRENDS, ANALYSIS AND DEMANDS 2019 TO 2025 TARGET DRONE MARKET : GLOBAL RISING TRENDS, ANALYSIS AND DEMANDS 2019 TO 2025

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Jan 22, 2019

This is the latest offering from Fior Markets with the title Global Target Drone Market Research Report 2019 which gives us a high to bottom analysis of the industry according to the demand, production, top manufacturers, key regions, report product ...

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INTRODUCING GATS INTRODUCING GATS

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Jan 21, 2019

In an owner trust structure, the owner trustee (usually administered through a trust company e.g. Wilmington Trust) holds legal title to the aircraft on trust for the benefit of a third party, called the beneficial interest holder or owner participan...

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Crazy Cold Start BIG Old AIRPLANE ENGINES and LOUD CRAZY COLD START BIG OLD AIRPLANE ENGINES AND LOUD

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Jan 21, 2019

This video features Crazy Cold Start Old AIRPLANE ENGINES and LOUD Sound Compilation If you wanna see some Old AIRPLANE ENGINES Start-Up

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TOP 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL AIRLINE LIVERIES OF ALL TIME TOP 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL AIRLINE LIVERIES OF ALL TIME

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Jan 21, 2019

Sometimes it seems like the current liveries in the air are quite bland. A white fuselage with a colored tail and engine covers and winglets is the magic formula for airlines. And while there is a good reason why this is done, as paint can add quite ...

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Fly EVA Air Hello Kitty Jet to Taipei from S$369! FLY EVA AIR HELLO KITTY JET TO TAIPEI FROM S$369!

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Jan 19, 2019

VA Air - a SKYTRAX 5 Star Airline is offering round-trip Economy Class fares to Taipei for just S$369!
Be glad to know that this is an ALL-IN price! his amazing 2019 Taipei Spring Promotion runs from 16 January to 15 February 2019, with travel...

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Why Can WHY CAN'T AN AIRPLANE PUSH BACK USING A REVERSE THRUST?

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Jan 18, 2019

This video will provide you with some more information to explain the reason why an airplane can't push back using reverse thrust.

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4 Reasons to Start Collecting American Airlines AAdvantage Miles 4 REASONS TO START COLLECTING AMERICAN AIRLINES AADVANTAGE MILES

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Jan 18, 2019

When comparing frequent flyer programs, NerdWallet’s research shows American Airlines AAdvantage points have an average value of 2.6 cents per mile earned, making them the most valuable among all U.S.-based carriers. But is this loyalty program...

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TOP 10 MOST PUNCTUAL AIRLINES OF 2018 TOP 10 MOST PUNCTUAL AIRLINES OF 2018

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Jan 18, 2019

We have all been there. We plan our journeys to the second and hope nothing gets delayed. But when we arrive at the airport, we can see the dreadful sight on the departure board – your flight has been delayed. And just like that, your travel pl...

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Five Trends that will Shape the Aerospace and Defense Industry in 2019 FIVE TRENDS THAT WILL SHAPE THE AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE INDUSTRY IN 2019

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Jan 17, 2019

The global aerospace and defense (A&D) business landscape is undergoing significant disruption driven by a keen focus on innovation and digital transformation, and geopolitical situations such as the unknown implications of Brexit. Despite some f...

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European Aviation Environmental Report 2019 EUROPEAN AVIATION ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT 2019

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Jan 17, 2019

This second European Aviation Environmental Report (EAER) provides an updated assessment of the environmental performance of the aviation sector published in the first report of 2016. The continued growth of the sector has produced economic benefits ...

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SB-1 Defiant helicopter set for take-off SB-1 DEFIANT HELICOPTER SET FOR TAKE-OFF

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Jan 17, 2019

The SB-1 is designed to fly at twice the speed and range of today's conventional helicopters and offers advanced agility and maneuverability. It is equipped with Sikorsky’s coaxial rotor system technology, which was tested aboard the X2 and...

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NEW LIVERY FOR THE IRISH FLAG CARRIER, AER LINGUS NEW LIVERY FOR THE IRISH FLAG CARRIER, AER LINGUS

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Jan 17, 2019

Recently, airlines such as Lufthansa changed their livery. Or introduced special design concepts, such as the All Nippon Airways turtle livery on it‘s new Airbus A380. Aer Lingus has also decided to freshen up its paint scheme. Today the airlin...

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Hartsfield-Jackson manager: After 2-hour security waits Monday, more crowds coming HARTSFIELD-JACKSON MANAGER: AFTER 2-HOUR SECURITY WAITS MONDAY, MORE CROWDS COMING

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Jan 16, 2019

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport general manager John Selden said some passengers waited in security lines for two hours Monday, and more crowds are coming this weekend for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday period.

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WestJet 787 team trip to Boeing Delivery Center WESTJET 787 TEAM TRIP TO BOEING DELIVERY CENTER

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Jan 16, 2019

In December 2018, a group of 25 WestJetters visited our first ever 787 Dreamliner at the Boeing Delivery Center in Everett, Washington, shortly after it came off the factory line and out of the paint shop. It was the first time anyone from WestJet ha...

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TOP 10 GYMS AND SPA IN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS TOP 10 GYMS AND SPA IN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS

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Jan 16, 2019

Who doesn’t love a relaxing getaway weekend at a Spa? Or a gym session to let your emotions run wild while lifting some weights? Let’s be real – we all love either both or one of the two! However, sometimes our schedules are chaotic...

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Engineering an Organically Expanding Customer Partnership with Diehl Aircabin ENGINEERING AN ORGANICALLY EXPANDING CUSTOMER PARTNERSHIP WITH DIEHL AIRCABIN

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Jan 15, 2019

Diehl Aircabin has to continually meet challenging schedules with global aircraft original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to deliver the final products on time, within budget, and with superb quality. This involves a lot of careful and time-consuming...

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TOP TIPS FOR FIRST TIME FLYERS TOP TIPS FOR FIRST TIME FLYERS

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Jan 15, 2019

Are you a first-time flyer?  Flying for the first time can be daunting and exciting at the same time, to help your flight go as smoothly as possible we have put together a handy guide for all you first-timers. Most airports will have guides for ...

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How United CEO Oscar Munoz Plans on Focusing His Efforts This Year HOW UNITED CEO OSCAR MUNOZ PLANS ON FOCUSING HIS EFFORTS THIS YEAR

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Jan 15, 2019

United opened its newest Polaris lounge at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) last week, so I headed on up the road to go check it out. While I was there, I was given some time to talk with CEO Oscar Munoz. We discussed a variety of things inclu...

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Boeing BOEING'S F-15X COULD BE A KILLER IN THE SKY

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Jan 15, 2019

Purchasing such a non-stealthy fighter would be a huge departure for the U.S. Air Force. Since 2002, the USAF has only bought fifth-generation fighters. This has made some observers skeptical of the idea that the U.S. Air Force is interested in such ...

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Orlando International Airport sponsoring donation drive for government employees during partial shutdown ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SPONSORING DONATION DRIVE FOR GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES DURING PARTIAL SHUTDOWN

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Jan 15, 2019

The Orlando International Airport Management Council is sponsoring a donation drive to assist employees of the Transportation Security Administration, Customs and Border Protection, and the Federal Aviation Administration during the partial governmen...

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France orders 28 Rafale aircraft for $2.3 billion FRANCE ORDERS 28 RAFALE AIRCRAFT FOR $2.3 BILLION

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Jan 15, 2019

The French government signed a $2,3 billion (2 billion euro) contract with Dassault Aviation for 28 upgraded Rafale aircraft and gave the go-ahead for development of the aircraft’s F4 standard which should be validated by 2024, according to Scr...

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PATH OF HATE – STUNNING ANIMATION OF A DOGFIGHT PATH OF HATE – STUNNING ANIMATION OF A DOGFIGHT

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Jan 15, 2019

When World War 1 broke out in 1914, military aircraft were first used as spotters. Gathering intelligence of enemy trenches or any potential offensive maneuvers. Pilots encountered enemies in the air, but not much could be done. Admittedly, technolog...

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New Distribution Capability (NDC) in Air Travel: Airlines, GDSs, and the Impact on the Industry NEW DISTRIBUTION CAPABILITY (NDC) IN AIR TRAVEL: AIRLINES, GDSS, AND THE IMPACT ON THE INDUSTRY

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Jan 14, 2019

Two fundamental needs to connect all airlines: revenue and passenger satisfaction. To satisfy customers, carriers seek ways to learn more about their clients and provide a set of additional services like baggage insurance or onboard food. Those servi...

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Why You Should Consider Using San Diego WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER USING SAN DIEGO'S ALTERNATIVE AIRPORT ACROSS THE BORDER

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Jan 14, 2019

Tijuana’s International Airport lies just on the other side of the wall separating the U.S. and Mexico and there is now a terminal on the U.S. side of the border just 20 miles from downtown San Diego. The Cross Border Xpress bridge opened in De...

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A Look at the New FAA Reauthorization Act – Implications for Airline Consumers A LOOK AT THE NEW FAA REAUTHORIZATION ACT – IMPLICATIONS FOR AIRLINE CONSUMERS

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Jan 14, 2019

President Trump has made the reduction of federal regulation in the marketplace a centerpiece of his campaign and administration. While numerous efforts1 to review existing aviation regulations are underway, the newly-signed FAA Reauthorization Act o...

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TOP 5 REASONS WHY YOUR NEXT FLIGHT WILL BE ELECTRIC TOP 5 REASONS WHY YOUR NEXT FLIGHT WILL BE ELECTRIC

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Jan 14, 2019

Okay, the headline was a bit of a reach – if you fly tomorrow, in two months or in a year, chances are quite high that your flight won’t be powered by an electric engine. But on the other hand, you have to consider the fact that electric ...

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How to Crash Land An Airplane On A Freeway With Style and Grace And Survive HOW TO CRASH LAND AN AIRPLANE ON A FREEWAY WITH STYLE AND GRACE AND SURVIVE

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Jan 13, 2019

Lately, there seems to have been a rash of airplanes landing on highways. What's going on? In this AVweb video, Paul Bertorelli explains how to land an airplane on a highway in an emergency. Just try not to do it after running out of gas.

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This is what happens when you lose your passport — on a flight THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR PASSPORT — ON A FLIGHT

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Jan 13, 2019

If you lose your passport on an international flight, many unpleasant things will happen to you. Albertina Chen knows. Here’s her story. On a recent flight to Spain, Chen somehow lost her passport. Upon arrival, she had nothing to show the Span...

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Death Match: The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber vs. the Consolidated B-24 Liberator DEATH MATCH: THE BOEING B-17 FLYING FORTRESS BOMBER VS. THE CONSOLIDATED B-24 LIBERATOR

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Jan 13, 2019

In the final analysis, there is no real way to determine if either the B-24 or the B-17 was truly superior. But, the record of the two types indicates that, of the two, the Liberator design was more versatile and considerably more advanced than that ...

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Helicopter blade decapitates Florida man at Brooksville airport HELICOPTER BLADE DECAPITATES FLORIDA MAN AT BROOKSVILLE AIRPORT

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Jan 11, 2019

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office has contacted the National Transportation Safety Board after a man was decapitated by a spinning helicopter blade.
The incident was reported on Thursday at about 3:35 p.m. near the hangars at Brooksvill...

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SOLD! ARE FLYBE WOES FINALLY OVER WITH A NEW BUYER? SOLD! ARE FLYBE WOES FINALLY OVER WITH A NEW BUYER?

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Jan 11, 2019

As reported previously, the biggest independent regional airline in Europe was struggling financially. Flybe was in dire straits last year, reporting a £22 million loss. Blaming the weakening pound and Brexit, increasing fuel costs and poor pas...

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BIZAV PILOTS ASKED TO DECREASE RUNWAY OCCUPANCY TIME FOR ARRIVALS AT VHHH BIZAV PILOTS ASKED TO DECREASE RUNWAY OCCUPANCY TIME FOR ARRIVALS AT VHHH

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Jan 10, 2019

During its ongoing flow control efforts, Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (HKCAD) recently observed a documented difference in runway occupancy time for arrivals (ROTA) between commercial and business/GA operators. According to CAD, despite accoun...

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Emirates and GE Aviation Optimize Operations with Digital Solutions EMIRATES AND GE AVIATION OPTIMIZE OPERATIONS WITH DIGITAL SOLUTIONS

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Jan 10, 2019

Emirates Airlines has partnered with GE, a leading force in collaborative, digital industrial transformation to pioneer industry-first digital solutions to optimize the operations of Emirates Engineering. GE Aviation’s Digital Solutions is help...

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In 1975, the Air Force Considered Turning the A-10 Warthog Into a Nuclear Bomber IN 1975, THE AIR FORCE CONSIDERED TURNING THE A-10 WARTHOG INTO A NUCLEAR BOMBER

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Jan 10, 2019

In December 1975, Secretary of Defense Bill Clements wanted to know how much it would cost to modify F-15 and F-16 fighter jets so they could carry atomic weapons. Two months later, the Air Force sent back data on what it would take to upgrade those ...

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The Only Thing Stopping Japan from Being an Aircraft Carrier Superpower THE ONLY THING STOPPING JAPAN FROM BEING AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER SUPERPOWER

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Jan 10, 2019

The only serious obstacles to Japan’s construction of fleet carriers are political. Japan has decided to refit its Izumo-class light carriers to operate the F-35B stealth fighter. So modified, the Izumos will carry about a dozen F-35Bs each, gi...

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Personal aircraft and composites at EAA AirVenture 2018 PERSONAL AIRCRAFT AND COMPOSITES AT EAA AIRVENTURE 2018

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Jan 10, 2019

“A ‘perfect’ event may be unattainable, but AirVenture 2018 came about as close as one could imagine,” says Experimental Aircraft Assn. (EAA, Oshkosh, WI, US) chairman Jack Pelton. Given the combination of outstanding programs...

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EPS for Spirit Airlines, Inc. (SAVE) Expected At $1.35; Pimco Income Strategy Fund (PFL) Sentiment Is 1.27 EPS FOR SPIRIT AIRLINES, INC. (SAVE) EXPECTED AT $1.35; PIMCO INCOME STRATEGY FUND (PFL) SENTIMENT IS 1.27

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Jan 10, 2019

Spirit Airlines, Inc.’s analysts see -8.16% EPS growth. The stock increased by 4.19% or $2.39 during the last trading session, reaching $59.45. About 726,531 shares traded. Spirit Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: SAVE) has risen 40.87% since January 10, 2...

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Local Airports Contribute Millions To Economy LOCAL AIRPORTS CONTRIBUTE MILLIONS TO ECONOMY

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Jan 10, 2019

According to a new report, North Carolina’s 72 publicly owned airports contribute more than $52 billion to the state’s economy and support 307,000 jobs. The report, North Carolina: The State of Aviation, was released by N.C. Department of...

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Airbus achieves new commercial aircraft delivery record in 2018 AIRBUS ACHIEVES NEW COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT DELIVERY RECORD IN 2018

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Jan 09, 2019

Airbus delivered 800 commercial aircraft to 93 customers in 2018, meeting its full year delivery guidance and setting a new company record.

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Bridging Legacy Fiber Channel and Modern Ethernet On-Board A Fighter Aircraft BRIDGING LEGACY FIBER CHANNEL AND MODERN ETHERNET ON-BOARD A FIGHTER AIRCRAFT

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Jan 09, 2019

Multi-role fighter aircraft design was originally envisioned to reduce costs through the use of a common airframe, adapted to a number of different roles. As the airframe changes roles, it’s often upgraded with the latest technology, which typi...

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10 Deadly Warplanes That Never Got a Chance to Fly 10 DEADLY WARPLANES THAT NEVER GOT A CHANCE TO FLY

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Jan 09, 2019

The Yak-43, work on which began in 1983, would have been faster and more versatile than the Anglo-American Harrier. It’s possible the Yak-43 would have matched the performance of the MiG-29. The tumultuous, post-Soviet transitional period that ...

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People Across Canada And The U.S. Are Sharing Horror Stories On Twitter About Careless Airport Security During The Government Shutdown PEOPLE ACROSS CANADA AND THE U.S. ARE SHARING HORROR STORIES ON TWITTER ABOUT CARELESS AIRPORT SECURITY DURING THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

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Jan 09, 2019

The United States began the new year with yet another government shutdown. When Congress can't agree on a budget, all non-essential services are closed until they receive proper funding. Many employees in "essential" services, meanwhile...

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TOP 10 MOST ADVANCED FIGHTER JETS IN 2019 TOP 10 MOST ADVANCED FIGHTER JETS IN 2019

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Jan 09, 2019

An airforce is a crucial part of any army – air superiority provides cover and safety for the troops on the ground. More importantly, fighter jets help protect bombers, so superior fighter jets are a must for every country that wants to secure ...

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Best Airline Credit Cards of 2019 BEST AIRLINE CREDIT CARDS OF 2019

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Jan 09, 2019

The Best Airline Credit Cards of 2019. Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card: Best for Southwest. Alaska Airlines Visa Signature credit card: Best for Alaska Airlines: United Explorer Card: Best for United. Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World ...

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Would You Book a Seat On A Windowless Emirates Airplane? WOULD YOU BOOK A SEAT ON A WINDOWLESS EMIRATES AIRPLANE?

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Jan 08, 2019

Maybe it’s just me, but isn’t the best part of an airplane window seat the window? Whenever I land in an unexplored destination, I open the shade and stare outside, soaking in the miniature landscape below. This travel ritual also involve...

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IFR Clearance and Departure IFR CLEARANCE AND DEPARTURE

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Jan 08, 2019

CRAFT is the acronym we use but how can we even go beyond that to use all available cockpit resources to best "think ahead" of the airplane even on the ground? We learn how in this video.

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Opening of Daxing Airport Means Relocation of Airline Carriers, a New Subway Line, and Closure of Beijing Nanyuan OPENING OF DAXING AIRPORT MEANS RELOCATION OF AIRLINE CARRIERS, A NEW SUBWAY LINE, AND CLOSURE OF BEIJING NANYUAN

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Jan 08, 2019

With the expansion of outbound possibilities, China's aviation regulator has announced that foreign carriers, including those from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, will be able to operate from both Daxing and the city's preexisting Beijing Capit...

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Boeing readies 777X airliner for first flight BOEING READIES 777X AIRLINER FOR FIRST FLIGHT

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Jan 08, 2019

Engineers and mechanics are preparing to roll out the 777X flight-test plane for its public debut as early as February, according to the Seattle Times. The first flight is due a month or two later.

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Renaissance Investment Group Has Decreased Its Holding in Boeing Company RENAISSANCE INVESTMENT GROUP HAS DECREASED ITS HOLDING IN BOEING COMPANY

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Jan 08, 2019

Axel Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Jetblue Airways Corp (JBLU) by 50% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Axel Capital Management Llc sold 50,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.63% with the marke...

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Airline uses data to personalize service, fly around storms AIRLINE USES DATA TO PERSONALIZE SERVICE, FLY AROUND STORMS

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Jan 08, 2019

During an appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said the company is increasingly using data to personalize service in-flight and reduce flight disruptions from storms. Bastian appeared as ...

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Meet Russia MEET RUSSIA'S S-500 AIR DEFENSE SYSTEM: THE ULTIMATE F-35 KILLER?

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Jan 08, 2019

2019 is on track to be a big year for Russian surface-to-air missile systems. From the new S-350, “ Vityaz” to additional S-300V4 brigades, scores of modernized Russian artillery systems are poised to enter into military service over the ...

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The F-22 Has One Serious THE F-22 HAS ONE SERIOUS 'PROBLEM': IT’S SO DOMINANT IT HAS NO ENEMY TO FIGHT

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Jan 08, 2019

The F-22 has enjoyed the unusual distinction of holding an almost universally acknowledged dominance in the core air superiority mission for over a decade, and yet has not participated in a consequential way in any military conflict.

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FROM A CLEANER TO A PILOT – AN INSPIRING STORY FROM A CLEANER TO A PILOT – AN INSPIRING STORY

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Jan 08, 2019

We’ve all heard of the stories where someone, coming from a very humble background had a huge dream. A dream that we all thought would be possible to achieve, no matter how hard you try. But every now and again we all hear of an amazing story, ...

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The F-22 Will Be No More: Sixth-Generation Fighters Could Be Revolutionary THE F-22 WILL BE NO MORE: SIXTH-GENERATION FIGHTERS COULD BE REVOLUTIONARY

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Jan 07, 2019

Key point: Sixth-generation fighters will likely also work with larger, faster and fancier drones to serve as sensor-bearing scouts, weapons platforms, and decoys. The American development and deployment of Fifth-Generation stealth aircraft like the-...

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Coming Soon to China COMING SOON TO CHINA'S AIRCRAFT CARRIERS: THE JC-31 STEALTH FIGHTER?

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Jan 07, 2019

The Chinese navy reportedly is considering acquiring a new stealth fighter to replace existing carrier-launched warplanes that have proved unreliable and unsafe. The People's Liberation Army Navy could buy "fourth-generation" FC-31 figh...

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TOP 5 THINGS THAT CHANGED AVIATION TOP 5 THINGS THAT CHANGED AVIATION

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Jan 07, 2019

Here is the person behind Southwest one of the most successful low-cost airlines in the world. Creating a unique work environment, where he and employees around him would take themselves lightly yet maintain the highest standard of professionalism. T...

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Panamanian Copa Airlines is the most punctual airline in 2018 PANAMANIAN COPA AIRLINES IS THE MOST PUNCTUAL AIRLINE IN 2018

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Jan 07, 2019

The calculation was carried out on the basis of 58 million reports of flights on airlines and airports in 2018. Based on these data, a rating was compiled. The analysts accepted the flights that were completed within 15 minutes from their scheduled d...

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STILL CLIMBING: 777 SOARS PAST 2,000 ORDERS STILL CLIMBING: 777 SOARS PAST 2,000 ORDERS

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Jan 06, 2019

Happy New Year, everyone. If you are an aviation fan like me, 2019 promises to be another exciting year with the rollout and first flight of the new Boeing 777X, and the start of production of the largest and most efficient 737 MAX, the MAX 10. There...

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Inside Dubai Airport Air Traffic Control INSIDE DUBAI AIRPORT AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL

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Jan 04, 2019

Exclusive look and access to the World's Busiest International Airport Air Traffic Control Center at Dubai Airport. Check out behind the scenes of Dubai Air Traffic Control

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5 Reasons to Love the British Airways Loyalty Program 5 REASONS TO LOVE THE BRITISH AIRWAYS LOYALTY PROGRAM

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Jan 04, 2019

Once upon a time, airline mileage programs imbued their members with visions of last-minute trips and luxury holidays. Of late, many of these programs have restructured, leaving frequent travelers to wonder what’s the point? The British Airways...

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5 Things the Delta SkyMiles Program Gets Right 5 THINGS THE DELTA SKYMILES PROGRAM GETS RIGHT

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Jan 04, 2019

Trying to decide on the right airline loyalty program can be head spinning. Frequent flyer programs seem similar on the surface, but quickly become difficult to compare once you add airline-specific credit card perks, redemption options, and loyalty ...

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4 Things the United Airlines MileagePlus Program Gets Right 4 THINGS THE UNITED AIRLINES MILEAGEPLUS PROGRAM GETS RIGHT

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Jan 04, 2019

Everyone loves a bargain but maybe not at the expense of comfort. When you’re crammed into a middle seat between a sneezer and a snorer, you start to reconsider if the ultra-savings was worth it. United Airlines, while not considered a low-cost...

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X-Aircraft One-Upmanship X-AIRCRAFT ONE-UPMANSHIP

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Jan 04, 2019

Seventy years ago this week, the USAF/Bell XS-1 became the first aircraft of any type to achieve supersonic flight during a climb from a ground take-off. The daring feat took place at Muroc Air Force Base with USAF Captain Charles E. “Chuck&rdq...

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THE AIRCRAFT THAT WILL REVOLUTIONIZE REGIONAL AIR TRAVEL THE AIRCRAFT THAT WILL REVOLUTIONIZE REGIONAL AIR TRAVEL

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Jan 04, 2019

FlightGlobal predicts that the regional jet market will be worth more than $120 billion in the coming 20 years. Around 40% of that value comes from aircraft which can fit 70 to 76 people per flight, serving the North American market. Based on this, i...

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Top Drone companies to watch out for in 2019 TOP DRONE COMPANIES TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2019

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Jan 04, 2019

Over the past few years, the drone industry has evolved a lot, it has displaced many technologies with its quick results and cost-effectiveness. This evolutionary change has shot up the drone market with several players joining in the industry with t...

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Adding A Helicopter Rating: Getting To Know The Beast ADDING A HELICOPTER RATING: GETTING TO KNOW THE BEAST

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Jan 03, 2019

I was bewildered during preflight and startup vaguely familiar but with way more steps that I didn’t fully understand couldn’t yet correlate.I was sure that once we got going got airborne I’d be at home. After all, I’d been fl...

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OnBase content services helps Global Aerospace take off ONBASE CONTENT SERVICES HELPS GLOBAL AEROSPACE TAKE OFF

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Jan 03, 2019

Find out how Global Aerospace, an aviation insurance company, uses OnBase for their document management.

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Taiwan TAIWAN'S SNEAKY PLAN TO BUILD DEADLY CRUISE MISSILES

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Jan 03, 2019

The Taiwanese government reportedly is reverse-engineering old, U.S.-made jet engines for use on high-speed cruise missiles. According to a local media report, the Taiwanese air force and the Chinese Academy of Sciences are collaborating on the rever...

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This Is Russia THIS IS RUSSIA'S VERY OWN 'B-52' BOMBER

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Jan 03, 2019

In November 2015, fifty-nine years after entering service, the Tu-95 finally saw combat as a bomber. Videos from the Russian Ministry of Defense in the fall of 2015 show them launching cruise missiles that went on to pound the positions of Syrian reb...

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VINCI, Etihad to work to expand Air Serbia VINCI, ETIHAD TO WORK TO EXPAND AIR SERBIA

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Jan 03, 2019

Air Serbia is the airport's first airline and largest partner by far, beyond being the flagship carrier of the country. One of the main objectives for VINCI Airports will be to work hand-in-hand, as a key component of the company's developmen...

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Airbus to build additional aircraft on US Gulf Coast AIRBUS TO BUILD ADDITIONAL AIRCRAFT ON US GULF COAST

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Jan 03, 2019

The aerospace industry on the U.S. Gulf Coast received a boost Thursday as Airbus said it will fulfill two new aircraft orders at an expanding manufacturing operation in Alabama. The European aircraft maker said 120 passenger aircraft ordered by JetB...

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China CHINA'S J-20 STEALTH FIGHTER DOESN'T HAVE A GUN

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Jan 03, 2019

Observers of the twin-engine stealth fighter long had speculated that the J-20 lacks a cannon. Photography of J-20s since the type's first flight in January 2011 hadn't revealed bulges or openings that might point to an internal gun. The J-20...

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Intelligent prostheses and electric aircraft INTELLIGENT PROSTHESES AND ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT

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Jan 02, 2019

A €30 carbon price in 100 countries, proof that gene editing can correct epilepsy, and the ability to pinpoint the location of fast radio bursts from space thanks to new telescopes are just some of the breakthroughs that European scientists told...

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The F-35 Is Getting Ready to Strike America THE F-35 IS GETTING READY TO STRIKE AMERICA'S ENEMIES FROM NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIERS

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Jan 02, 2019

Key point: The F-35C is engineered with a new technology called Delta Flight Path which helps pilot land on a carrier deck more easily, Pentagon F-35 developers say. The Navy’s first-of-its-kind carrier-launched F-35C has been conducting aerial...

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TOP 10 AVIATION YOUTUBE CHANNELS FOR AVIATION ENTHUSIASTS TOP 10 AVIATION YOUTUBE CHANNELS FOR AVIATION ENTHUSIASTS

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Jan 02, 2019

We all have those moments when we are thirsty for knowledge about our favorite subject, yet we do not know where to look for. With the internet being a massive cloud of information, sometimes it is just too easy to get lost in it. That is why we woul...

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Introducing Russia INTRODUCING RUSSIA'S REAL F-22 AND F-35 PROBLEM

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Dec 30, 2018

In particular, it took aim at Russian boasts that its Su-57 stealth fighter is better than the U.S. F-22 and F-35. To which writer Mikhail Bolshakov offered a practical rejoinder: America is flying hundreds of F-22s and F-35s, while Russia has cancel...

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Russia RUSSIA'S NEW TU-22M3M BOMBER HAS ARRIVED

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Dec 30, 2018

The National Interest previously reported that the Russian Air Force (VKS) is preparing the Tu-22M3M strategic bomber for its maiden flight, to be held by the end of this year. The Kremlin’s Defense Deputy Minister Alexei Krivoruchko, who inspe...

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Introducing Russia INTRODUCING RUSSIA'S NEW AU-50 RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT: HERE'S WHAT IT CAN DO

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Dec 29, 2018

Russia’s Beriev A-50U reconnaissance aircraft is rapidly moving along in serial production, according to the Beriev Aircraft Company .On December 6, the Beriev Aircraft Company delivered another A-50U serially modernized long-range radar survei...

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Cathay Pacific First Class, L.A. to Hong Kong CATHAY PACIFIC FIRST CLASS, L.A. TO HONG KONG

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Dec 29, 2018

The mere thought of a 15-hour flight across the Pacific is enough to make a lot of people want to stay home, and for good reason. Airplane seats aren’t getting any bigger, and spending most of a full day inside a pressurized aluminum tube with ...

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Terrifying Thought: North Korea Could Sink a Navy Aircraft Carrier TERRIFYING THOUGHT: NORTH KOREA COULD SINK A NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIER

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Dec 26, 2018

Listen to the greats: Clausewitz counsels that chance and uncertainty help constitute the climate surrounding warfare, and that the wisest military sage can do little more than stack the deck in his favor. Could North Korea’s armed forces sink ...

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

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Dec 25, 2018

With $8.2 million in grant funding (2017-18), the department’s research activities span a variety of topics: advanced turbomachinery, heat transfer, fluids flow, internal combustion optimization, aerodynamics, rotodynamic, structural integrity ...

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Jesus junk will be carried free on world’s first Christian airline JESUS JUNK WILL BE CARRIED FREE ON WORLD’S FIRST CHRISTIAN AIRLINE

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Dec 24, 2018

Becoming the first and only Christian Airline! This means Judah 1 upon receiving its DOT and 121 Certification will have the freedom to transport as many different churches and mission organizations as we can. This is a huge honor and privilege and w...

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Rogue drones, do Indian airports have a contingency plan? ROGUE DRONES, DO INDIAN AIRPORTS HAVE A CONTINGENCY PLAN?

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Dec 22, 2018

United Kingdom’s second largest airport, Gatwick has been closed for the second day due to the presence of a rogue drone flying in the vicinity of the airport. Do the Indian airports have a contingency plan? Busy airports like Mumbai and Delhi ...

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Russia RUSSIA'S NEXT BOMBER BASE: VENEZUELA?

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Dec 22, 2018

If you really want to get into a fight with the United States, start basing nuclear-capable bombers in America’s backyard. Russia should have learned that in 1962, after its humiliation in the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Nonetheless, it recently...

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The Boeing HorizonX India Innovation Challenge THE BOEING HORIZONX INDIA INNOVATION CHALLENGE

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Dec 21, 2018

HUVIAiR founders talk about their journey winning the BoeingHorizonX India Startup Challenge and powering positive change through drone solutions. TheFutureIsBuiltHere

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The drone problem could be just beginning THE DRONE PROBLEM COULD BE JUST BEGINNING

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Dec 21, 2018

We’ve seen over the last 48 hours the disruption that drones can cause and frankly, it’s surprising it’s taken this long for it to happen. The UK Airprox Board, which monitors air safety, says these incidents are on the rise: from 2...

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Six Aviation Travel Trends to Watch in 2019 SIX AVIATION TRAVEL TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2019

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Dec 20, 2018

Some 900 plus airlines currently file schedules with OAG -- in North America alone, there are around 97 airlines, and in Europe over 220 airlines. Such a range of suppliers in any market would be high, and in a capital-intensive industry such as avia...

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The Sky’s the Limit Challenge THE SKY’S THE LIMIT CHALLENGE

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Dec 20, 2018

Green Aviation Fuels Innovation Competition For-profit and not-for-profit organizations Indigenous organizations and groups Canadian academia

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Fly Girls FLY GIRLS

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Dec 19, 2018

In the 1930s, air racing was a wildly popular spectacle. While men were encouraged to race, women who wanted to fly the daring cross-country routes often experienced discrimination. Former Boston Globe reporter Keith O’Brien has written Fly Gir...

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6 Things to Do If an Airline Loses Your Luggage 6 THINGS TO DO IF AN AIRLINE LOSES YOUR LUGGAGE

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Dec 19, 2018

Most of the time, your bag was simply placed in the wrong bin during sorting and wound up on the wrong flight. It will eventually be found and routed to you within a day or two, but alerting the airline is a vital step in this process. Before you wal...

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World WORLD'S FIRST CHRISTIAN AIRLINE IS SET TO LAUNCH, WILL PROVIDE CHURCHES, MISSIONARIES WITH EASIER TRAVEL

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Dec 19, 2018

A Texas-based aviation ministry announced last week that they are working to become the first Christian airline in the world. According to CBN News, the ministry called Judah 1 shared last week that the Federal Aviation Administration had accepted th...

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EL AL – THE PRIDE OF ISRAEL IN THE SKY EL AL – THE PRIDE OF ISRAEL IN THE SKY

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Dec 19, 2018

One of the most controversial airlines in the sky, El Al has managed to survive a lot during its history. If we take a look at any other airline in the world, no other airline had to go through that much. And if they did, the airline‘s history ...

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The next couple weeks will probably be insane at Florida THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS WILL PROBABLY BE INSANE AT FLORIDA'S BUSIEST AIRPORT, ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL

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Dec 18, 2018

According to a new report, Orlando International Airport is expecting a record 2.7 million holiday travelers, which will crush last year's predictions by 6 percent. These inflated predictions are despite the fact the travel period is two days sho...

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Airline disruption set to continue in 2019 AIRLINE DISRUPTION SET TO CONTINUE IN 2019

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Dec 18, 2018

If there was a definitive airline story in 2018 it was of disruption but of quite the wrong kind, and 2019 is promising more of the same. Carriers and their passengers were at the mercy of gyrating oil prices, striking pilots at Air France, Virgin, R...

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Terrifying Landing Attempt On An Emirates Flight TERRIFYING LANDING ATTEMPT ON AN EMIRATES FLIGHT

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Dec 18, 2018

On the regularly scheduled flight EK35 between Dubai and Newcastle, the passengers experienced probably one of the scariest ordeals in their life. The flight went smoothly and the Emirates Boeing 777 approached Newcastle International Airport to land...

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WHAT CAN THE AVIATION SECTOR EXPECT IN 2019? WHAT CAN THE AVIATION SECTOR EXPECT IN 2019?

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Dec 17, 2018

In 2019 the industry will take real strides towards realising aerial ride-sharing at scale.The first full feasibility studies will be launched into this, to navigate the incredibly complex regulatory landscape and help work out the right models, ensu...

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TOP 5 FACTS ABOUT THE WRIGHT BROTHERS TOP 5 FACTS ABOUT THE WRIGHT BROTHERS

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Dec 17, 2018

While all of us recently celebrated the International Civil Aviation Day, more festivities are coming! And no – we’re not talking about Christmas. Today, on the 17th of December the world commemorates the Wright Brothers and their first p...

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A DRONE HIT A BOEING 737 IN MEXICO A DRONE HIT A BOEING 737 IN MEXICO

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Dec 17, 2018

A Boeing 737 departed from Guadalajara from Mexico and was scheduled to arrive in Tijuana. However, just before landing in Tijuana International Airport, a drone is suspected to have hit the aircraft. The strike to the nose has even caused damage to ...

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10 airline industry developments to watch out in 2019 10 AIRLINE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH OUT IN 2019

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Dec 17, 2018

2018 is almost history and the new year is around the corner. This year hasn't been very great for the Airline industry- multiple airlines are struggling to survive while few gone bankrupt, a few crashes and high fuel prices have kept the spirits...

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Should Boeing Sell Airplanes To All Comers? SHOULD BOEING SELL AIRPLANES TO ALL COMERS?

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Dec 16, 2018

I’ll bet the thought has crossed the minds of a few people at Boeing recently. If you’ve been following our coverage of the October Lion Air crash, you will have noticed that the airline has gotten into a bit of a one-way pissing contest ...

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The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk: The Airplane That Imperial Japan Hated THE CURTISS P-40 WARHAWK: THE AIRPLANE THAT IMPERIAL JAPAN HATED

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Dec 15, 2018

During the first year of American participation in World War II, the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk (Kittyhawk or Tomahawk to the British) came to symbolize the United States Army Air Corps as it fought a desperate war to hold the Japanese in check. This was t...

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American Airlines AAdvantage Program AMERICAN AIRLINES AADVANTAGE PROGRAM

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Dec 14, 2018

Tracing its history back to 1930, American Airlines is one of America’s three “legacy” carriers and one of the most visible brands in aviation. In 2015, US Airways merged with American’s former holding company to create the wo...

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TOP 10 AIRPORTS TO VISIT THIS CHRISTMAS TOP 10 AIRPORTS TO VISIT THIS CHRISTMAS

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Dec 14, 2018

As Christmas rolls around, so does the festive decorations around the world. Every city tries to embrace the spirit of the holidays differently, but one thing is common – that Christmas brings people together. It is a truly magical period when ...

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How Are Planes Decommissioned, and How Much Value Can Be Salvaged From Their Parts? HOW ARE PLANES DECOMMISSIONED, AND HOW MUCH VALUE CAN BE SALVAGED FROM THEIR PARTS?

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Dec 13, 2018

The huge hunks of metal that soar across our skies don’t fly forever. There comes a time when every airplane has to be permanently grounded. How long do jets last? Where do they go after they’ve made their final landing? And how much do s...

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Make airplane rides more bearable MAKE AIRPLANE RIDES MORE BEARABLE

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Dec 13, 2018

I opt for leggings, a tank top, and two types of sweaters for layering. Also, extra clean socks, Airplanes have a lovely habit of oscillating between extreme heat of the Sahara and the deep winters of Antarctica. Charming.  Eat a great meal befo...

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5 FUN FACTS ABOUT THE NEW AIRBUS A380 LUFTHANSA LIVERY 5 FUN FACTS ABOUT THE NEW AIRBUS A380 LUFTHANSA LIVERY

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Dec 13, 2018

2018 was a special year for Lufthansa. As they continued successful passenger services across the globe, they picked up where they left off in 2017. Being one of the biggest carriers in the world and the biggest in Europe, you would think there is no...

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5 AIRCRAFT WHICH WILL REVOLUTIONIZE TRAVEL IN THE FUTURE 5 AIRCRAFT WHICH WILL REVOLUTIONIZE TRAVEL IN THE FUTURE

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Dec 12, 2018

Whenever we hear about a new plane today, the world is not just as excited as it was in the past. Remember the commotion that the first Jumbo Jet, the Boeing 747 created. The First Lady at the time, Pat Nixon, even christened the aircraft called the ...

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THE CHRISTMAS TREE OF AVIATION THE CHRISTMAS TREE OF AVIATION

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Dec 12, 2018

When December rolls around you know it is Christmas time. Everyone is decorating their homes, preparing and wrapping gifts. Equally, airlines prepare for this period as well trying to schedule flights for one of the busiest travel periods of the year...

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A Memory of Moshe Arens A MEMORY OF MOSHE ARENS

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Dec 11, 2018

I don’t remember exactly the first time I met Moshe Arens, maybe it was 1974 but certainly by 1975.  He was even then a great force in Israel, especially because of his importance to Israel’s emerging aerospace industry.

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The F-22 and F-35 Will Be Obsolete: What Will a Sixth-Generation Fighter Look Like? THE F-22 AND F-35 WILL BE OBSOLETE: WHAT WILL A SIXTH-GENERATION FIGHTER LOOK LIKE?

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Dec 11, 2018

Sixth Generation concepts are therefore advancing the idea of an optionally-manned aircraft that can fly with or without a pilot onboard. This has the shortcoming of requiring additional design effort to produce an airplane that will still have the d...

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Why the F-35 Will Soon Be Deadlier Than Ever WHY THE F-35 WILL SOON BE DEADLIER THAN EVER

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Dec 11, 2018

The Pentagon and Lockheed are pursuing a "Tech Refresh" effort with the F-35 intended to improve the stealth fighter's targeting attack technology, weapons delivery, and onboard computing -- all as part of an effort to try to keep the F...

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BARNSTORMING: AVIATION’S MARK DURING THE ROARING TWENTIES BARNSTORMING: AVIATION’S MARK DURING THE ROARING TWENTIES

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Dec 11, 2018

Today we can see pilots performing various tricks with their planes. Flying under bridges, doing flips and loops. With aerobatic teams, such as the Red Arrows or Thunderbirds, they attract a huge amount of spectators during airshows. And the teams do...

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Air Force Hopes to Arm Stealth F-35s, F-15s and F-16s with the Ultimate Weapon AIR FORCE HOPES TO ARM STEALTH F-35S, F-15S AND F-16S WITH THE ULTIMATE WEAPON

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Dec 10, 2018

The Air Force and DARPA are now testing new hardware and software configured to enable 4th-Generation aircraft to command drones from the cockpit in the air, bringing new levels of autonomy, more attack options and a host of new reconnaissance advant...

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FINAL FLIGHT: USAF NF-104A FINAL FLIGHT: USAF NF-104A

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Dec 10, 2018

Fifty-five years ago today, USAF NF-104A (S/N 56-762) crashed to destruction following a rocket-powered zoom to 101,600 feet above mean sea level (AMSL). The pilot, USAF Colonel Charles E. Chuck Yeager, was seriously injured but survived when he succ...

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4 Ways To Avoid A Nightmare Annual 4 WAYS TO AVOID A NIGHTMARE ANNUAL

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Dec 10, 2018

It’s probably not all that often that an airplane owner brings their plane in for an annual inspection and leaves with a smile. However, for seven years I was lucky enough to have that experience. During that time, I lived in Delaware, and the ...

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Santa’s Test Flight: Christmas depends on you SANTA’S TEST FLIGHT: CHRISTMAS DEPENDS ON YOU

blog article

Dec 10, 2018

Every year NATS guides 2.5 million flights through UK airspace. That’s a huge responsibility, and of course, every single one is important but there is always one that’s extra special  Santa’s Christmas Eve delivery flight. Eac...

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A Brief Discussion On Clouded Aircraft A BRIEF DISCUSSION ON CLOUDED AIRCRAFT

blog article

Dec 10, 2018

Clouded aircraft title is not a common situation. Under a very few circumstances, it happens. It is mentioned in earlier blogs as well that any problem with the aircraft title and escrow can create a huge problem for the airplane owners to operate th...

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5 FLIGHTS YOU CAN CELEBRATE NEW YEAR’S EVE IN 5 FLIGHTS YOU CAN CELEBRATE NEW YEAR’S EVE IN

blog article

Dec 10, 2018

There are various ways you can celebrate New Year’s Eve – from counting down the seconds in Time’s Square, getting your groove on in Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro to watching a dragon light up Hong Kong’s skyline. But wha...

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Australia’s First Two F-35A Jets Have Arrived Home At RAAF Williamtown AUSTRALIA’S FIRST TWO F-35A JETS HAVE ARRIVED HOME AT RAAF WILLIAMTOWN

blog article

Dec 10, 2018

F-35A Lightning II serialled A35-009 and A35-010, in the colors of the 3 SQN, arrived at their new home base at RAAF Williamtown, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, on Dec. 10, 2018. With the arrival of the first two aircraft, Australia becomes the 7th natio...

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The World THE WORLD'S FIRST SPACE TELESCOPE

blog article

Dec 07, 2018

In July 1958, an astronomer at the University of Wisconsin–Madison named Arthur Art Code received a telegram from the fledgling Space Science Board of the National Academy of Sciences. The agency wanted to know what he and his colleagues would ...

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THANK YOU, AVIATION. THANK YOU, AVIATION.

blog article

Dec 07, 2018

Today, on the 7th of December, the whole world celebrates The International Civil Aviation Day. As aviation nowadays is embedded in our lives, we celebrate it for bringing us hope, broadening our minds and connecting us with the rest of the world. Th...

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FANCY A FLIGHT ON A FANCY EMIRATES AIRCRAFT? FANCY A FLIGHT ON A FANCY EMIRATES AIRCRAFT?

blog article

Dec 06, 2018

We all have heard of the ultra-luxurious hotel rooms in the sky courtesy of Singapore Airlines, but it seems like Emirates have taken it to the next level and revealed a Boeing 777 covered with shiny crystals – from top to bottom the aircraft l...

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A CESSNA CRASHED INTO A BUILDING IN FORT LAUDERDALE A CESSNA CRASHED INTO A BUILDING IN FORT LAUDERDALE

blog article

Dec 05, 2018

A shocking crash happened in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A small Cessna 335 aircraft crashed into a children’s therapy center as a result of an engine fire. Security cameras have captured the video which shows the aircraft sliding into the buildi...

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THE LOST BROTHER OF CONCORDE: THE STORY OF TUPOLEV TU-144 THE LOST BROTHER OF CONCORDE: THE STORY OF TUPOLEV TU-144

blog article

Dec 05, 2018

When we hear about supersonic transport, immediately in front of our eyes there is a Concorde soaring through the skies. Flying for over 27 years, transferring 2.5 million passengers and completing 50 thousand flights, Concorde made a mark on the his...

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Using Drones to Inspect Solar Panels USING DRONES TO INSPECT SOLAR PANELS

blog article

Dec 03, 2018

Sustainable, clean and eco-friendly, this form of technology is defined as “a method for generating electric power by using solar cells to convert energy from the sun into a flow of electrons by the photovoltaic effect. If you are now wondering...

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Misconceptions On Aircraft Cost MISCONCEPTIONS ON AIRCRAFT COST

blog article

Dec 03, 2018

Aircraft ownership involves a massive cost; it includes purchasing an aircraft, registering it, operating and maintaining it. But the misconceptions are more massive than the actual cost. People often get misguided with the conmen and they feel hesit...

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Stealth Shootout: In 1999, a U.S. Air Force F-117 Was Shot Down. Here STEALTH SHOOTOUT: IN 1999, A U.S. AIR FORCE F-117 WAS SHOT DOWN. HERE'S HOW IT WENT DOWN.

blog article

Dec 03, 2018

The F-117 shootdown was embarrassing, though fortunately non-fatal, episode for the U.S. Air Force. It has been endlessly cited since as ‘proof’ that supposedly radar-invisible stealth planes could ‘easily’ be shot down by eve...

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Meet Japan MEET JAPAN'S WORLD WAR II KAMIKAZE JET FIGHTER: GAME CHANGER OR WASTE OF TIME?

blog article

Dec 03, 2018

Like its big brother the Me-262, the Kikka was too little, too late. It is a fallacy that Germany was the only nation to develop combat jets in World War II. In truth, while Germany had the most advanced technology, all of the major powers had jet ai...

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LOCKHEED L-1011. THE PLANE THAT WAS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE LOCKHEED L-1011. THE PLANE THAT WAS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE

blog article

Dec 03, 2018

In the 1960s the world of civil aviation met the jet engine. It seemed like the possibilities from here are endless as aircraft range, efficiency and comfort has allowed for more passengers to purchase tickets. Airlines thrived. But they were not sit...

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Detecting Fog Using Signals from Cell-Phone Towers DETECTING FOG USING SIGNALS FROM CELL-PHONE TOWERS

blog article

Dec 02, 2018

Fog often leads to serious, costly collisions and accidents, particularly around airports, piers, and highways. Monitoring visibility conditions in real-time could improve public safety and save tens of millions of dollars in the transportation secto...

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8 Benefits Of Hiring Trust For Airplane Registration 8 BENEFITS OF HIRING TRUST FOR AIRPLANE REGISTRATION

blog article

Dec 02, 2018

It is already discussed before that airplane registration in the U.S. involves a lot of strict procedures set and monitored by the FAA. People do not try the registration process on their own; the trustee is needed for the same. As the trustees are w...

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Air India’s Near Disaster Should Be Wake Up Call for U.S. AIR INDIA’S NEAR DISASTER SHOULD BE WAKE UP CALL FOR U.S.

blog article

Dec 02, 2018

As I sit down to write, news reports are highlighting a near disaster in India involving an Air India Express flight carrying 130 passengers and 6 crewmembers in a Boeing 737 that hit a brick airport boundary wall and then incredibly kept going for m...

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We Fly: Pilatus PC-24 WE FLY: PILATUS PC-24

blog article

Nov 30, 2018

The sound of bells emanating from the cows and goats that graze in the lower parts of the picturesque valley below Mount Pilatus can’t be heard at its peak, which sits at 7,000 feet. But as I take in the view of the bright green fields and the ...

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Ryanair Boeing 737-800 Landing at Paphos Airport RYANAIR BOEING 737-800 LANDING AT PAPHOS AIRPORT

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Nov 30, 2018

Ryanair 737-800 as we approach sunny Paphos in Cyprus for a straight-in approach to runway 11! Watch the incredible view outside as we land firmly on the runway and taxi to the apron, after a 5-hour flight from Dublin, Ireland. Enjoy the view of the ...

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TOP 5 BIGGEST AIRPORTS IN THE WORLD IN 2018 TOP 5 BIGGEST AIRPORTS IN THE WORLD IN 2018

blog article

Nov 30, 2018

Whenever we travel with airplanes, we always have to depart and arrive somewhere. That somewhere is an airport – a vital piece of aviation. Because without it, we would not be able not only to travel but to receive shipping fast enough or get r...

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Solar-powered climate research drone takes flight SOLAR-POWERED CLIMATE RESEARCH DRONE TAKES FLIGHT

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Nov 29, 2018

Odysseus, a massive solar-powered unmanned aircraft designed to fly continuously for up to three months at high altitudes, will be used to perform climate and atmospheric research. Odysseus has a wingspan of 74 meters and can offer 250 watts of conti...

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Japan mulls deploying F-35 jets on helicopter carriers JAPAN MULLS DEPLOYING F-35 JETS ON HELICOPTER CARRIERS

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Nov 29, 2018

Japanese Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya said that Tokyo is considering buying the U.S.-made F-35B short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) stealth fighter, and converting its two Izumo-class helicopter carriers to facilitate F-35B operations, acco...

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Southampton Airport Draft Master Plan SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT DRAFT MASTER PLAN

whitepaper

Nov 29, 2018

The airport is a major local employer of staff. Recent analysis, detailed in Chapter 9, shows that Southampton Airport currently supports around 950 jobs and contributes £161 million per annum gross value added (GVA) to the Hampshire economy. T...

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Who WHO'S AFRAID OF A DEAD ASI?

blog article

Nov 28, 2018

If you’re among the aviation illuminati, you will know about the Swiss cheese theory of accident incidence. That’s where the holes in multiple slices of cheese line up to allow the determined accident to sail straight through to the botto...

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The Woman Whose Invention Helped Win a War  and Still Baffles Weathermen THE WOMAN WHOSE INVENTION HELPED WIN A WAR AND STILL BAFFLES WEATHERMEN

blog article

Nov 28, 2018

On June 4, 2013, the city of Huntsville, Alabama was enjoying a gorgeous day. Blue skies, mild temperatures. Just what the forecasters had predicted. But in the post-lunch hours, meteorologists started picking up what seemed to be a rogue thunderstor...

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Why Aren’t There Electric Airplanes Yet? It Comes Down to Batteries. WHY AREN’T THERE ELECTRIC AIRPLANES YET? IT COMES DOWN TO BATTERIES.

blog article

Nov 28, 2018

As electric cars and trucks appear increasingly on U.S. highways, it raises the question: When will commercially viable electric vehicles take to the skies? There are a number of ambitious efforts to build electric-powered airplanes, including region...

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Aerial Assassins: Meet the 5 Best Fighter Jets on Planet Earth AERIAL ASSASSINS: MEET THE 5 BEST FIGHTER JETS ON PLANET EARTH

blog article

Nov 28, 2018

In the wake of Vietnam, the United States needed an air superiority platform that could consistently defeat the best that the Soviet Union had to offer. The F-15 (eventually complemented by the F-16) provided this platform, and then some. After the e...

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5 REASONS HOW LOW-COST CARRIERS MAKE MONEY 5 REASONS HOW LOW-COST CARRIERS MAKE MONEY

blog article

Nov 28, 2018

Let’s sit back and imagine ourselves in a situation where we are very happy, very successful, yet find ourselves looking for something new. Something exciting. You’ve always loved aviation and were keen into it. You would never call yours...

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Upgrading UAV Automatic Landing Subsystems while Reducing Cost and SWaP UPGRADING UAV AUTOMATIC LANDING SUBSYSTEMS WHILE REDUCING COST AND SWAP

whitepaper

Nov 27, 2018

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been a significant advancement in military aviation. UAVs can be designed to log extensive continuous flight hours far exceeding the amount that can be requested of a human pilot, thus enabling long endurance tact...

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Watch Air France’s stunning air-to-air film featuring its Boeing 787 WATCH AIR FRANCE’S STUNNING AIR-TO-AIR FILM FEATURING ITS BOEING 787

blog article

Nov 27, 2018

After taking delivery of their fifth Boeing 787 last November, Air France partnered Daher and Airborne Films to capture stunning air-to-air footage before the aircraft entered commercial service. We’ve posted the final version of Air France&rsq...

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TOP 5 SHORTEST FLIGHTS ON EARTH TOP 5 SHORTEST FLIGHTS ON EARTH

blog article

Nov 27, 2018

One of the most important specifications on an aircraft is its range. Airlines today are competing to launch the longest scheduled flights to cross continents and oceans alike. Tourists, business travelers, and aviation geeks are enjoying the race fo...

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Maule MX-7-180: Barebones With Big Tires For Big Fun MAULE MX-7-180: BAREBONES WITH BIG TIRES FOR BIG FUN

blog article

Nov 26, 2018

In an iconic piece of aviation advertising, Belford D. Maule, universally known as B.D., used to tail his demonstrator ship deep into his Moultrie, Georgia, hangar. In a blast of noise and a cloud of dust, he shot out the front door with the nose ang...

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The U.S. Air Force’s E-11 BACN Aircraft Is So Unique, You Can Only Find It In One Place THE U.S. AIR FORCE’S E-11 BACN AIRCRAFT IS SO UNIQUE, YOU CAN ONLY FIND IT IN ONE PLACE

blog article

Nov 26, 2018

There is an aircraft that is so unique, you can only find it in one place – not even the pilots who fly the aircraft can touch it until they are deployed to this specific location, says a recent U.S. Air Force article. That aircraft is the E-11...

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Maule MX-7-180: Barebones With Big Tires For Big Fun MAULE MX-7-180: BAREBONES WITH BIG TIRES FOR BIG FUN

blog article

Nov 26, 2018

In an iconic piece of aviation advertising, Belford D. Maule, universally known as B.D., used to tail his demonstrator ship deep into his Moultrie, Georgia, hangar. In a blast of noise and a cloud of dust, he shot out the front door with the nose ang...

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MIT Engineers Fly First-Ever Plane With No Moving Parts MIT ENGINEERS FLY FIRST-EVER PLANE WITH NO MOVING PARTS

blog article

Nov 26, 2018

Since the first airplane took flight over 100 years ago, virtually every aircraft in the sky has flown with the help of moving parts such as propellers, turbine blades, or fans that produce a persistent, whining buzz. Now MIT engineers have built and...

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A Turkey Trot with no turkeys flung out of airplanes A TURKEY TROT WITH NO TURKEYS FLUNG OUT OF AIRPLANES

blog article

Nov 23, 2018

No turkeys were tossed from planes this year at the longtime festival, held last month, which has generated controversy for years for the ritualistic practice of flinging live turkeys out planes traveling 70 miles an hour at altitudes of 500 feet or ...

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Ion plane flies with no moving parts ION PLANE FLIES WITH NO MOVING PARTS

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Nov 23, 2018

The flow of ions is produced aboard the plane and generates enough thrust to propel the plane over a sustained, steady flight, according to engineers. Unlike turbine-powered planes, the aircraft does not depend on fossil fuels to fly. And unlike prop...

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THE ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF CONCORDE. PART 3 THE ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF CONCORDE. PART 3

blog article

Nov 23, 2018

The first commercial Concorde flights began on 21st of January, 1976. The first two routes were London – Bahrain and Paris  Dakar  Rio de Janeiro. At first, there were no flights from and to the United States. The US Congress just ban...

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A Sneak Peek at the World A SNEAK PEEK AT THE WORLD'S SOON-TO-BE BIGGEST AIRPORT

blog article

Nov 22, 2018

Beijing is soon to be the proud owner of the world's biggest airport. Well, the southern suburb of Daxing, bordering Langfang in Hebei province, to be precise. The terminal with all the trimmings (AKA runways and other essential bits) is expected...

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UH-60 Black Hawk celebrates 40 years of aviation service to U.S. Army UH-60 BLACK HAWK CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF AVIATION SERVICE TO U.S. ARMY

blog article

Nov 22, 2018

The UH-60 Black Hawk has been the Army’s front-line utility helicopter for the past 40 years, and it shows no signs of letting up, said service officials at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.The helicopter is a regular fixture every year at Fort McCoy, Wis...

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TOP 5 REASONS TO WORK FOR RYANAIR AS A PILOT TOP 5 REASONS TO WORK FOR RYANAIR AS A PILOT

blog article

Nov 22, 2018

Ryanair is one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe. Started in 1984 and commencing operations in 1995, the airline managed to achieve unmeasured success throughout its history. Ryanair started from 1 aircraft in its fleet to over 400 planes tod...

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Boeing’s First Flight-Worthy BOEING’S FIRST FLIGHT-WORTHY

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Nov 21, 2018

Boeing’s Commercial Crew team at Kennedy Space Center recently completed their first Starliner. This vehicle will take Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson and his two NASA crewmates to the International Space Station on its first crewed flight next...

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TOP 5 AIRLINES THAT HAVE CEASED TO EXIST TOP 5 AIRLINES THAT HAVE CEASED TO EXIST

blog article

Nov 21, 2018

The aviation business is a lucrative one – millions of passengers travel by air daily and the numbers just keep going up. Hence why we are seeing various types of carriers pop up. From ultra low-cost to traditional airlines, they all have their...

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Investigation of Military-Civilian Aircraft Accidents INVESTIGATION OF MILITARY-CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS

blog article

Nov 20, 2018

Under Canada’s Aeronautics Act, the Minister of National Defence is required to designate a member of the Canadian Armed Forces or an employee of the Department of National Defence as the Airworthiness Investigative Authority.

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Fly ‘back in time’ by private jet & celebrate New Year 2019 twice FLY ‘BACK IN TIME’ BY PRIVATE JET & CELEBRATE NEW YEAR 2019 TWICE

blog article

Nov 20, 2018

New Year’s Eve is the biggest party night of the year. But with so many celebrations taking place all over the world, it can be difficult to choose how and where to spend it. But what if you could celebrate it twice over in one night, in two di...

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Record Thanksgiving For Air Travel? RECORD THANKSGIVING FOR AIR TRAVEL?

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Nov 19, 2018

This week, the United States is going to experience its largest annual migration. Last year, just over 50 million Americans negotiated long tailbacks on the interstate, fought for seats on buses and battled crowds in airports to make their flights ov...

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Three Business-Building Aviation Marketing Campaigns to Plan for 2019 THREE BUSINESS-BUILDING AVIATION MARKETING CAMPAIGNS TO PLAN FOR 2019

blog article

Nov 19, 2018

What three aviation marketing campaigns should you plan to build your business in 2019? Here are our picks for the best business-building strategies, balanced with some revenue-generating ideas. it important for aviation marketing? A campaign is a wa...

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WHY IS THE CABIN CREW SO IMPORTANT TO AN AIRLINE? WHY IS THE CABIN CREW SO IMPORTANT TO AN AIRLINE?

blog article

Nov 19, 2018

With so many airlines in the skies today, they are trying to find ways to become the most unique, recognizable, and likeable brands in the world. With every airline, there comes a different strategy. The company logo, various sponsorships of sporting...

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World’s Most Dangerous Airports WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS AIRPORTS

blog article

Nov 18, 2018

Type ‘Most Dangerous Airports’ into Google, and you’ll get hits aplenty, with many promising shock footage of aircraft in distress. Several of these link to awful photo montages set to polka music, but some are the real deal, and pa...

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Could Knowledge of Undisclosed MCAS Have Saved Lion Air 610? COULD KNOWLEDGE OF UNDISCLOSED MCAS HAVE SAVED LION AIR 610?

blog article

Nov 17, 2018

Having spent more than a few decades in the cockpit, I thought even I’d reached that plateau where I could claim I’d just about seen it all  until this week’s admission by Boeing of an  until now, unknown  automated A...

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THE SAFETY OF DIAMOND’S INCREDIBLE DA62 DIESEL TWIN JUST BLOWS MY MIND THE SAFETY OF DIAMOND’S INCREDIBLE DA62 DIESEL TWIN JUST BLOWS MY MIND

blog article

Nov 16, 2018

At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018, I was thrilled with Diamond Aircraft’s Aircraft Sales Manager/Demonstration Pilot, Trevor Mustard, agreed to spend a few quality minutes with me and Airplanista inside their insanely cool DA62 Diesel Twin. From t...

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Integrated Vehicle Health Management of a Transport Aircraft Landing Gear System INTEGRATED VEHICLE HEALTH MANAGEMENT OF A TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT LANDING GEAR SYSTEM

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Nov 16, 2018

Aircraft landing gear (LG) is one of the most critical systems in an aircraft which requires the maximum maintenance effort, next only to the propulsion system. In this paper a solution approach for IVHM of the landing gear system for a typical trans...

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The Dream, Challenge, and Reward of Building an Experimental Airplane THE DREAM, CHALLENGE, AND REWARD OF BUILDING AN EXPERIMENTAL AIRPLANE

blog article

Nov 16, 2018

The experimental/amateur-built category is becoming increasingly popular in the United States and throughout the world. Kit manufacturers such as Van’s Aircraft, Kitfox and CubCrafters are fielding thousands of completed aircraft, with experime...

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THE ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF CONCORDE. PART 2 THE ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF CONCORDE. PART 2

blog article

Nov 16, 2018

With everything set in stone, it seemed like the first ever Super Sonic Transport aircraft was ready for take-off in a few years down the line. The engineers set the deadline – the long-range Concorde was going to make its maiden voyage in 1970...

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Airspace Technologies: faster, cheaper, better time-sensitive deliveries AIRSPACE TECHNOLOGIES: FASTER, CHEAPER, BETTER TIME-SENSITIVE DELIVERIES

blog article

Nov 15, 2018

Time-sensitive deliveries are the “white glove” sub-segment of the global logistics market. Broadly speaking, the term logistics covers all the business processes involved in moving a shipment from one point to another, with time-sensitiv...

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THE PASSENGER EXPERIENCE AND THE BOTTOM LINE THE PASSENGER EXPERIENCE AND THE BOTTOM LINE

blog article

Nov 15, 2018

As non-aeronautical revenues rise ever higher up the airport agenda, understanding what motivates passengers to spend and how to further influence that behavior is becoming more and more essential to the commercially successful airport, writes Mignon...

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No point leaving on a Jet Plane NO POINT LEAVING ON A JET PLANE

blog article

Nov 15, 2018

Two’s the company, three’s a crowd. Then why on earth is Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran, after inheriting two sub-scaled airline joint ventures AirAsia India and Vistara pursuing Jet Airways? Never mind vanity. Running airlines anywh...

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Pilots says Boeing didn’t disclose jet’s new control feature PILOTS SAYS BOEING DIDN’T DISCLOSE JET’S NEW CONTROL FEATURE

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Nov 14, 2018

Boeing failed to tell airline pilots about features of a new flight-control system suspected of playing a role in the fatal crash of an Indonesian 737 MAX plane, according to pilots who fly the jet in the U.S. Pilots say they were not trained in new ...

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Why aviation strategies may be a good fit for family offices WHY AVIATION STRATEGIES MAY BE A GOOD FIT FOR FAMILY OFFICES

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Nov 14, 2018

Aviation is a fairly broad field, but we’re squarely focused on a particular segment of the market: mid-life and late-stage commercial aircraft. We typically purchase aircraft for one of three reasons

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HOW DOES A FLIGHT SIMULATOR HELP PILOTS? HOW DOES A FLIGHT SIMULATOR HELP PILOTS?

blog article

Nov 14, 2018

Whenever an accident happens in the air, there is a lot of pressure for the pilots. They must guarantee the safety of everyone on board and on the ground. Their actions are the only thing that prevents a regular flight becoming a disaster. Or even wo...

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London RAF Northolt to close next summer for resurfacing LONDON RAF NORTHOLT TO CLOSE NEXT SUMMER FOR RESURFACING

blog article

Nov 14, 2018

The resurfacing work, set to cost £23 million and last for six months, will upgrade the existing runway, improve drainage and install new arrestor beds to improve safety. This will extend the life of the current runway by 10 to 15 years. In add...

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Air India gave oversight of safety to a pilot who put passenger lives at risk. This is unacceptable AIR INDIA GAVE OVERSIGHT OF SAFETY TO A PILOT WHO PUT PASSENGER LIVES AT RISK. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE

blog article

Nov 13, 2018

Air India’s internal checks and balances merit a thorough overhaul after revelations that the public carrier promoted a pilot to a responsible supervisory position during the period that his flying license was under suspension for failing an al...

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5 things Jet Airways must do to retain passenger confidence 5 THINGS JET AIRWAYS MUST DO TO RETAIN PASSENGER CONFIDENCE

blog article

Nov 13, 2018

We all know Jet Airways is in trouble. But it is still a going concern and operating its flights. If it were not to get any worse, below are 5 things I think should be done by Jet Airways. I am not big enough to advise airlines like Jet, but these ar...

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A Look Inside the Singapore Airlines A350-900ULR A LOOK INSIDE THE SINGAPORE AIRLINES A350-900ULR

blog article

Nov 13, 2018

Singapore Airlines re-launched its nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Singapore on November 2, and I headed over to LAX for the festivities.  Before you start thinking this is a trip report, let me stop you.  I didn’t go anywhere.&nbs...

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Aircraft noise at small airports and mental health AIRCRAFT NOISE AT SMALL AIRPORTS AND MENTAL HEALTH

blog article

Nov 12, 2018

Aircraft noise from large airports has been frequently linked to affecting mental health, but it is not known whether the same is true for smaller airports. In this blog post, Dr. David Wright, lead author of a recently published article in Environme...

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What Is IR’s Role Play On Titles? WHAT IS IR’S ROLE PLAY ON TITLES?

blog article

Nov 12, 2018

Being an aircraft owner you must be aware of title search and registration. Without these two done, you cannot fly your jet in the U.S. But there are some terms and names what can make you perplexed when you are stepping forward for international air...

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Air traffic controllers will still be alone at McCarran AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS WILL STILL BE ALONE AT MCCARRAN

blog article

Nov 12, 2018

Despite an incident that left airline pilots, those in the air and on the ground, in the dark last week at the nation’s eighth busiest airport, the Federal Aviation Administration will not augment staffing at McCarran International Airport&rsqu...

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U.S. Navy F/A-18F From USS Ronald Reagan Crashes at Sea, Crewmen Rescued. Sixth U.S. Super Hornet crash in 2 years. U.S. NAVY F/A-18F FROM USS RONALD REAGAN CRASHES AT SEA, CREWMEN RESCUED. SIXTH U.S. SUPER HORNET CRASH IN 2 YEARS.

blog article

Nov 12, 2018

A two-seat U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet has crashed at sea while operating from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. The crash occurred at an unspecified location northeast of the Philippines on Monday, November 12, 2018. Reports indicate both c...

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Zunum planning fleet of hybrid-electric planes ZUNUM PLANNING FLEET OF HYBRID-ELECTRIC PLANES

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Nov 10, 2018

The 12-seater plane could potentially access a network of more than 5,000 underused regional and general aviation airports in the U.S., with a projected operating cost of $250 per hour – some 60-80 percent lower than comparable conventional air...

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The Plane That Crushed Hitler THE PLANE THAT CRUSHED HITLER'S DREAMS OF CONQUEST

blog article

Nov 10, 2018

In the annals of World War II, one of the most famous airplanes is the British-developed Supermarine Spitfire, an agile, elliptical-wing fighter that has become synonymous with the Royal Air Force victory in the Battle of Britain. Thanks in large mea...

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Why don WHY DON'T THE WINGS BREAK?

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Nov 09, 2018

Have you ever been sitting by an Aircraft window and though;Those wings are flexing a lot, I wonder if that is normal? In todays episode I will be talking about everything wing related, from how they are constructed to if they SHOULD flex and what ul...

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5 Reasons You Should Be Using Airport Lounges 5 REASONS YOU SHOULD BE USING AIRPORT LOUNGES

blog article

Nov 09, 2018

Years ago, you could carry as many bags on board as you wanted, free of charge. Years ago, you could recline your seat and not crush the passenger’s legs behind you. Years ago, you could arrive at the airport an hour in advance and usually not ...

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Americans Will Be Able to Skip Long Lines at Heathrow Airport AMERICANS WILL BE ABLE TO SKIP LONG LINES AT HEATHROW AIRPORT

blog article

Nov 09, 2018

Planning on traveling to London any time soon? Or maybe you’ll just be passing through Heathrow Airport on your way to another destination. If so, you might want to reschedule that trip. That’s because starting mid-2019, American traveler...

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388th and 419th Fighter Wing Have Just Staged The F-35’s First Elephant Walk With 35 Lightning II Aircraft At Hill AFB 388TH AND 419TH FIGHTER WING HAVE JUST STAGED THE F-35’S FIRST ELEPHANT WALK WITH 35 LIGHTNING II AIRCRAFT AT HILL AFB

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Nov 09, 2018

according to the Hill Air Force Base FB page this is happening now: F-35A pilots from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wing prepare for takeoff as part of a combat power exercise happening now the airbase in Utah. We can count as many as 35 F-35 Lightning...

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THE ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF CONCORDE THE ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF CONCORDE

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Nov 09, 2018

Whenever we think of the most iconic aircraft, what does spring to your mind? You’re imagining a lot of aircraft, but one of them is probably a Concorde. Its outlandish looks and the revolution that it brought to the aviation industry left a ma...

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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AIRSPACE CLASSIFICATIONS DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AIRSPACE CLASSIFICATIONS

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Nov 08, 2018

Knowing how the Federal Aviation Administration divides airspace is key to developing awareness and safe operation as a pilot. From the planning phase of a flight to requesting a landing clearance, paying attention to these divisions help ensure posi...

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VIRGIN AMERICA IS GONE, BUT ITS STYLE LIVES ON: FLYING AN ALASKA AIRLINES A321NEO VIRGIN AMERICA IS GONE, BUT ITS STYLE LIVES ON: FLYING AN ALASKA AIRLINES A321NEO

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Nov 08, 2018

Recently, America lost an airline. Well, sort of. The happy Eskimo on Alaska Airlines’ tail got hungry and decided to gobble up Virgin America, the relatively small but much beloved Bay Area-based carrier. As Alaska adopted the fleet and people...

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Does the Navy Secretly Want the F-14 Tomcat Back? DOES THE NAVY SECRETLY WANT THE F-14 TOMCAT BACK?

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Nov 07, 2018

The Tomcat was an antiquated and unreliable beast in the late 1980s and it simply was not up to par during the 1990s and the early 2000s in terms of its avionics. The new sensor, data-link and propulsion technologies along with developments such as a...

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In-flight images of the Air France Boeing 787 Dreamliner IN-FLIGHT IMAGES OF THE AIR FRANCE BOEING 787 DREAMLINER

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Nov 07, 2018

Discover behind the scenes of an extraordinary shooting with exceptional and breathtaking in-flight images of the Air France Boeing 787 Dreamliner, shot in Ultra High Definition UHD 8K by Daher and Airborne Films

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WHAT HAPPENED IN THE TRAGIC LEICESTER CITY HELICOPTER CRASH? WHAT HAPPENED IN THE TRAGIC LEICESTER CITY HELICOPTER CRASH?

blog article

Nov 07, 2018

On the 27th of October, 2018 Leicester City played an English Premier League homegame against West Ham United. The game ended in a draw. Before the match, owner of Leicester City, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, arrived in a helicopter to watch the footbal...

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Russian widebody aircraft takes on Airbus and Boeing RUSSIAN WIDEBODY AIRCRAFT TAKES ON AIRBUS AND BOEING

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Nov 06, 2018

The CR929 plane is being developed by China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Corporation, a joint venture between Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China and Russia's United Aircraft Corp.

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Delta, easyJet, and the Italian Government Show Interest in the Worst Airline Ever DELTA, EASYJET, AND THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT SHOW INTEREST IN THE WORST AIRLINE EVER

blog article

Nov 06, 2018

The airline was living on borrowed time with cash infusions from the state, and there were big plans to sell it off to the highest bidder.  That process has taken far longer than anyone hoped, but we’re now one step closer thanks to real b...

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Annual World Airport Traffic Report ANNUAL WORLD AIRPORT TRAFFIC REPORT

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Nov 06, 2018

No frills business model continues to drive big gains in 2017 on the back of a strong European economy. Even with the pending exit of the United Kingdom from the EU, the country made large strides in passenger traffic. Both Russia and Turkey had a so...

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BRAND NEW LION AIR BOEING 737-8 MAX: NEW VICTIMS, CRASH REASONS REVEALED BY BLACK BOX BRAND NEW LION AIR BOEING 737-8 MAX: NEW VICTIMS, CRASH REASONS REVEALED BY BLACK BOX

blog article

Nov 06, 2018

After the recent Lion Air accident, there were lots of questions raised. The main one is why a brand new Boeing 737-8 MAX would crash just after it successfully took off from Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia.A Lion Air Boeing 737 plane, carrying 189...

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China builds permanent airfield in Antarctic CHINA BUILDS PERMANENT AIRFIELD IN ANTARCTIC

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Nov 05, 2018

China is building a permanent airfield in Antarctica as Beijing is expanding its influence over the polar region. The 1,500-metre airstrip will be located on an ice cap in the continent’s east, 28km from the country’s Zhongshan Station.&n...

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New Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers Activated in October 2018 NEW FLIGHTRADAR24 ADS-B RECEIVERS ACTIVATED IN OCTOBER 2018

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Nov 05, 2018

Each month we send out complete ADS-B receiver kits that include an ADS-B receiver, antennas, and all necessary cabling to qualified hosts. You can apply to host one of our receivers or easily build your own. The dozens of new Flightradar24-supplied ...

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Enstrom Artisans Build Helicopters with Personality ENSTROM ARTISANS BUILD HELICOPTERS WITH PERSONALITY

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Nov 05, 2018

Waggism, playful lightheartedness, is the last thing one would expect to see at a facility dedicated to the deadly serious business of building FAA-certificated aircraft. But then I met Sally, her name printed on an aluminum placard in red Sharpie on...

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How Airline Marketing Can Rule The Age Of Enragement HOW AIRLINE MARKETING CAN RULE THE AGE OF ENRAGEMENT

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Nov 05, 2018

In order to be remarkable, it is important to understand the traveler of today. The silent traveler. The enraged traveler. Only then will airlines be able to win these customers over. Specifically, I had three tips for airlines to get started:There&r...

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Check Out This Awesome Sinister Looking MV-22 Osprey In Special Color Scheme At MCAS Miramar On Halloween CHECK OUT THIS AWESOME SINISTER LOOKING MV-22 OSPREY IN SPECIAL COLOR SCHEME AT MCAS MIRAMAR ON HALLOWEEN

blog article

Nov 02, 2018

The photographs you can find in this post were taken on Oct. 31, 2018, at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California. They show an MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft belonging to the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 Evil Eyes in a new special col...

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HOW THE HOW THE SEAMLESS AIR ALLIANCE HOW THE HOW THE SEAMLESS AIR ALLIANCE

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Nov 02, 2018

By joining this non-profit organization, stakeholders from across the industry spectrum will play a decisive role in enabling travelers to board any flight on any airline anywhere in the world and use their own devices to automatically connect to the...

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Confessions Of An A-10 Pilot: What It’s Like To Fly A Cannon With Wings CONFESSIONS OF AN A-10 PILOT: WHAT IT’S LIKE TO FLY A CANNON WITH WINGS

blog article

Nov 02, 2018

A close air support death machine that looks like the energy drink and dip-fueled daydream of a grunt turned aeronautical engineer who decided to make a giant cannon  the GAU-8 Avenger  and then slap some wings on it.

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FAA Allows Airlines to Expand Use of Portable Electronics FAA ALLOWS AIRLINES TO EXPAND USE OF PORTABLE ELECTRONICS

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Nov 01, 2018

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has determined that airlines can safely expand passenger use of Portable Electronic Devices in airplane mode during all phases of flight.

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How do Airplanes fly? HOW DO AIRPLANES FLY?

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Oct 31, 2018

By harnessing the power of the cloud for simulation, SimScale is accessible from a standard web browser and from any computer, eliminating the hurdles that accompany traditional simulation tools: high installation costs, licensing fees, deployment of...

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EASYJET IS ABOUT TO MAKE ELECTRIC FLYING A REALITY EASYJET IS ABOUT TO MAKE ELECTRIC FLYING A REALITY

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Oct 31, 2018

EasyJet, together with Wright Electric, the manufacturer based in the USA, formed a partnership to make the electric aircraft. The planes are said to be battery-propelled and should carry out flights that are less than about two hours.

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AIRCRAFT COMMERCE CONSULTING AIRCRAFT COMMERCE CONSULTING

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Oct 30, 2018

The more information someone has, the better informed will be their decisions: the better informed their decisions, the more likely they are to work efficiently. It’s certainly true for aircraft operations where pilots have to be capable of acc...

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Airbus launches landmark report on the impact and future of
aerospace technologies in Africa AIRBUS LAUNCHES LANDMARK REPORT ON THE IMPACT AND FUTURE OF AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGIES IN AFRICA

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Oct 30, 2018

The extensive report looks at how different segments of the industry can address a core set of challenges on the continent by: increasing access to healthcare; enhancing food security by making African agriculture more competitive and sustainable; pr...

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ANALYZE THIS: WHEN AN AVIATION ‘DREAM’ GOES OFF THE RAILS ANALYZE THIS: WHEN AN AVIATION ‘DREAM’ GOES OFF THE RAILS

blog article

Oct 30, 2018

Most readers of this blog know I sold my Piper Cherokee 235 in May 2016 after eight wonderful years of stewardship. I say “stewardship” and not “ownership” because “Katy” was technically a vintage airplane, and I t...

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Top 5 innovations in aviation of the future TOP 5 INNOVATIONS IN AVIATION OF THE FUTURE

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Oct 30, 2018

Supersonic speed, windowless fuselage, electric propulsion, birdlike wings, connected aircraft... Discover Allianz Worldwide Partners Top 5 innovations in aviation of the future that will change the way we travel forever.

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CELEBRATING FAMILY DAY WITH UNITED AIRLINES CELEBRATING FAMILY DAY WITH UNITED AIRLINES

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Oct 30, 2018

In 1948, United Airlines established a maintenance base at San Francisco International Airport. Seventy years later, the place is still hard at work keeping the airline’s planes safe and in the air. Every year, United brings tens of thousands o...

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The Lion Air Disaster and the Public’s Crash-ination THE LION AIR DISASTER AND THE PUBLIC’S CRASH-INATION

blog article

Oct 30, 2018

By now you’ve probably heard about the crash of Lion Air Flight 610. And you might have heard that there’s been speculation that the Boeing 737 Max crashed because the pilots were flummoxed by faulty readings on the plane’s instrume...

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6 Interesting Preserved Airliners in Poland 6 INTERESTING PRESERVED AIRLINERS IN POLAND

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Oct 30, 2018

Looking at some of the interesting preserved airliners you may not have added to your log books yet, this time we consider those to be found in Poland.This former Polish Air Force aircraft is preserved at the ORLEN petrol station near Bobrek in south...

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5 Worst Fighter Aircraft of All Time 5 WORST FIGHTER AIRCRAFT OF ALL TIME

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Oct 30, 2018

Engineering a capable fighter plane is also a struggle. Relatively small changes in engine, armament, and airframe design can transform a clunker into an elite fighting machine; many of the best fighters in history were initially viewed askance by th...

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World’s largest amphibious aircraft WORLD’S LARGEST AMPHIBIOUS AIRCRAFT

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Oct 29, 2018

The world’s largest flying boat, the AVIC AG600, has been described by China’s Xinhua news agency as the protector spirit of the sea, islands, and reefs a direct reference to the South China Sea, where China, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philip...

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Reaching 1 cm drone survey accuracy REACHING 1 CM DRONE SURVEY ACCURACY

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Oct 29, 2018

Latest tests in USA and Switzerland prove that the VTOL WingtraOne drone repeatably reaches the best-in-class 1 cm absolute accuracy. In optimal conditions even subcentimeter accuracy is possible. This is 3x higher accuracy than what other fixed wing...

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Always Assume Your Cannon Is Loaded ALWAYS ASSUME YOUR CANNON IS LOADED

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Oct 29, 2018

A mechanic with the Belgian military accidentally fired the cannon on an airplane he was working on. It struck an F-16 fighter jet parked nearby, causing it to explode in flames.

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THE LAST FLIGHT THE LAST FLIGHT

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Oct 28, 2018

Between 1945 and 2018, Indonesia has seen at least 98 fatal aircraft accidents. In the wake of Lion Air crash, a look at countries with the highest no. of such accidents.

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DEFYING THE PHYSICS: AEROBATIC AIR SHOWS DEFYING THE PHYSICS: AEROBATIC AIR SHOWS

blog article

Oct 26, 2018

Loops, spins, barrel rolls, free falling and death defying maneuvers that is everyday reality for aerobatic flying pilots. Air forces, navies and even private organizations often compose the teams of such performances.

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WILD RIDE WILD RIDE

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Oct 25, 2018

The X-3 was designed to fly at speeds up to Mach 2. The aircraft was approximately 67 feet in length and had a wing span on the order of 23 feet. Aircraft gross take-off weight was 23,840 pounds.

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BLOCKCHAIN IN AVIATION BLOCKCHAIN IN AVIATION

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Oct 24, 2018

IATA has been conducting research and development on this technology for the past five years, starting with prototypes and in some cases testing in a production environment where there was a strong use case. In parallel, several airlines and their pa...

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Flight Over a Rectangular Iceberg in the Antarctic FLIGHT OVER A RECTANGULAR ICEBERG IN THE ANTARCTIC

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Oct 24, 2018

Operation IceBridge is NASA’s longest-running aerial survey of polar ice. During the survey, designed to assess changes in the ice height of several glaciers draining into the Larsen A, B and C embayments, IceBridge senior support scientist Jer...

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2018 Plane of the Year: The Mooney Ovation Ultra 2018 PLANE OF THE YEAR: THE MOONEY OVATION ULTRA

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Oct 24, 2018

This marks the third year of our Plane & Pilot Plane of the Year recognition for the most impressive design in light GA, and as we knew when we launched the award, new designs in light aviation are not as common as they used to be.

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ARE AIRPORTS MISSING A TRICK BY FAILING TO EMBRACE INTELLIGENT DATA? ARE AIRPORTS MISSING A TRICK BY FAILING TO EMBRACE INTELLIGENT DATA?

blog article

Oct 23, 2018

Budgets within the aviation industry are seemingly getting smaller and 70% of the world’s airports fail to make profit, writes Kristian Budolfsen. But given than flying has never been so popular, surely something isn’t adding up? Within 2...

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Information You May Not Know About Aircraft Escrow INFORMATION YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT AIRCRAFT ESCROW

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Oct 22, 2018

An aircraft transaction is not like purchasing and selling other products. It is a lot different than the normal transactions. And, in the U.S., all the processes associated with an aircraft are handled and monitored by the FAA. Hence, whatever is yo...

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AEROSPACE BREXIT AEROSPACE BREXIT

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Oct 22, 2018

The ability for aerospace companies to easily move people and products crossborder with minimum delays and bureaucracy and the continued viability of UK bases of operation concerns highlighted, for example, in widely reported comments by Airbus in re...

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Extra 300 D-EPOI landing at Airfield Kapfenberg EXTRA 300 D-EPOI LANDING AT AIRFIELD KAPFENBERG

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Oct 22, 2018

Wingsuiting & AS 350B Ecureuil OE-XPK landing at Airfield Kapfenberg | Aero Action. AutoGyro D-MAMD takeoff at Airfield Kapfenberg.  Start der Extra 300 D-EPOI beim Hgaplus Aero Action Day am Flugplatz

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2018 Culpeper Air Fest 2018 CULPEPER AIR FEST

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Oct 21, 2018

Flying activities kicked off with an impressive display of remote control aircraft. These handmade planes are fun to watch, especially the flying lawnmower. Only in America can you see a lawn mower. Aerial performers, from the nearby Flying Circus Ai...

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Why Russia WHY RUSSIA'S S-400 IS NO JOKE

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Oct 20, 2018

The S-400 is one of the most controversial missiles in the world currently. The United States has imposed economic sanctions on countries simply for buying the system, but many of the world’s powers are interested in it, with India signing deal...

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VAPOR TRAILS EXPLAINED: HERE ARE SOME STUNNING IMAGES VAPOR TRAILS EXPLAINED: HERE ARE SOME STUNNING IMAGES

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Oct 19, 2018

These photos of plumes of air billowing from the back ends of aircraft may seem like a cause for concern, especially when they are a bright red in color. But the images actually show spinning vapor trails created by cold air circulating around the wi...

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AIR AMBULANCE FLIGHTS – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THESE LIFE-SAVING MISSIONS AIR AMBULANCE FLIGHTS – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THESE LIFE-SAVING MISSIONS

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Oct 18, 2018

In the business aviation industry, we often talk about critical missions. Nothing embodies the required sense of urgency more than an international air ambulance flight when success or failure could literally mean life or death. Here’s what bus...

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Can You Take Staplers or Pencil Sharpeners on Airplanes? CAN YOU TAKE STAPLERS OR PENCIL SHARPENERS ON AIRPLANES?

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Oct 17, 2018

As any person who has been on an airplane knows, there are a lot of restrictions on what you can and cannot take on airplanes. From liquids to container sizes, traveling by plane can be overwhelming. Though, of course, it’s all for safety purpo...

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We Fly Greener: By the numbers WE FLY GREENER: BY THE NUMBERS

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Oct 17, 2018

With more than 1,200 flights transporting more than 130,000 passengers every day, we are conscious of our environmental footprint. We’re always looking for ways to reduce the burden we place on the planet from eliminating plastic straws on our ...

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Is ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT the FUTURE of AVIATION? IS ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT THE FUTURE OF AVIATION?

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Oct 17, 2018

London Heathrow has offered a deal involving Electric aircraft. If you can develop an electric aircraft and get in flying into London Heathrow you won't have to pay for landings for the 1st year, however, you need to be the 1st to do so

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History Proves Taking on the U.S. Navy Is a Really Bad Idea HISTORY PROVES TAKING ON THE U.S. NAVY IS A REALLY BAD IDEA

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Oct 17, 2018

As long as Congress provides the Navy with sufficient and stable funding to rebuild and modernize the fleet, its sailors will continue to adapt and employ their ships, submarines, and aircraft with new tactics to overcome these new challenges just as...

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DREAMING OF BECOMING A PILOT? WE HAVE A SOLUTION FOR YOU DREAMING OF BECOMING A PILOT? WE HAVE A SOLUTION FOR YOU

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Oct 17, 2018

There will be FREE food for about the first 40 people to arrive, starting at 6pm. Hangar flying until 7pm. The meeting officially starts at 7pm. There will be representatives present from Long Beach ATCT, Airport Operations, and Security, as appropri...

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Premier Turbo Dakota PREMIER TURBO DAKOTA

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Oct 16, 2018

When Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Premier Aircraft Sales introduced its Premier Edition Piper Dakota in late 2017, the company was understandably curious to see how the market would respond. In theory, there would be great interest. The idea was co...

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Su-27 fighter jet crashed in Ukraine SU-27 FIGHTER JET CRASHED IN UKRAINE

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Oct 16, 2018

A Ukrainian Air Force Su-27UB fighter jet crashed in Ukraine on Tuesday, local law officials said.A Ukrainian Su-27UB fighter jet has crashed during a joint large-scale aviation exercise Clear Sky 2018. Two people were on board the aircraft.The accid...

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Mississippi aerospace firm shares in $25.5B contract MISSISSIPPI AEROSPACE FIRM SHARES IN $25.5B CONTRACT

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Oct 15, 2018

The U.S. Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, announced the contractwith Vertex Aerospace and six other companies on Thursday.Vertex, based in Madison, overhauls and distributes parts for military aircraft and ground v...

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Aero Vodochody rolls out first L-39NG aircraft AERO VODOCHODY ROLLS OUT FIRST L-39NG AIRCRAFT

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Oct 13, 2018

The L-39NG project is demonstrating that industrial capabilities are still present in the Czech Republic. It is important that the Government supports this project, which will contribute to Czech export by high technological value. It strengthens com...

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Hacking airplanes: Overcoming key security challenges that could ground the aviation industry HACKING AIRPLANES: OVERCOMING KEY SECURITY CHALLENGES THAT COULD GROUND THE AVIATION INDUSTRY

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Oct 12, 2018

The aviation industry is no more immune to critical cyber security risks than any other industry. That’s quite unsettling when you consider what the implications of a malicious attack on an airplane full of people could mean.

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2018 FAA Reauthorization Noise Provisions 2018 FAA REAUTHORIZATION NOISE PROVISIONS

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Oct 11, 2018

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018 reauthorizes the FAA and other programs until the end of fiscal year 2023. The bill was passed by Congress on October 3, 2018, and was signed by President Donald Trump on October 5...

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Singapore Airlines to launch world’s longest flight SINGAPORE AIRLINES TO LAUNCH WORLD’S LONGEST FLIGHT

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Oct 11, 2018

Flights will cover a distance of approximately 16,700km using the new, fuel-efficient A350-900ULR (ultra-long-range) plane. The proposed route will eclipse the 14,525km Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Auckland as the world’s longest, accordin...

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TRIPLE SONIC GREAT WHITE BIRD TRIPLE SONIC GREAT WHITE BIRD

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Oct 11, 2018

Fifty-three years ago this month, the USAF/North American XB-70A Valkyrie reached three times the speed of sound for the first time. This historic aviation achievement took place on the 18th anniversary of the breaking of the sound barrier by the USA...

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EVOLVING DEFENSE ACQUISITION THROUGH DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION EVOLVING DEFENSE ACQUISITION THROUGH DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Oct 10, 2018

The future threat landscape is becoming more agile and dangerous as our adversaries field new capabilities at an increased pace and complexity. New and emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) swarm logic, multifunction digital elec...

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LIFE AS A CARGO PILOT LIFE AS A CARGO PILOT

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Oct 10, 2018

What is the difference between flying passengers and flying cargo?’ Since I made the move from flying passengers in a Boeing 737-800 in Europe, to flying the Boeing 747-400 and -8 freighter, this is the question I get asked the most on myInstag...

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WHO SAID WAITING AT THE AIRPORT HAS TO BE BORING? WHO SAID WAITING AT THE AIRPORT HAS TO BE BORING?

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Oct 10, 2018

For most of us, travelling by air is pretty exciting up until we have to wait at the airport for hours. Luckily, some of the airports and airlines decided to do something about it. Bored Panda has created a list of the interesting things at airports ...

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The Last Flight of the World’s First 777 THE LAST FLIGHT OF THE WORLD’S FIRST 777

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Oct 10, 2018

The iconic 777-200 prototype, call sign B-HNL, flew from Cathay Pacific’s home airport in Hong Kong to Tucson, Arizona on September 18. It will take its place alongside 350 other legendary aircraft in the Pima Air and Space Museum in Arizona an...

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Space Robotics & Autonomous Systems: Widening the horizon of space exploration SPACE ROBOTICS & AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS: WIDENING THE HORIZON OF SPACE EXPLORATION

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Oct 09, 2018

Robotics already plays a key role in space exploration and exploitation, supporting both manned and unmanned missions. When coupled with increasingly capable autonomous and intelligent systems, robotics will enable yet more audacious exploration of o...

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Data Showing Navy DATA SHOWING NAVY'S POOR AVIATION SAFETY RECORD DISAPPEARS FROM WEBSITE

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Oct 09, 2018

U.S. Navy aviation mishaps have risen 82 percent over the last 5 years. Meanwhile, the Navy is withdrawing aviation safety data that once were available to the public.As recently as January 22, the Naval Safety Center website included "detailed ...

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AIR TRAFFIC: 18 INCREDIBLE PHOTOS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD AIR TRAFFIC: 18 INCREDIBLE PHOTOS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD

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Oct 09, 2018

We are used to sight of airplanes taking off. We see them when we raise our eyes to the sky, we notice pretty photos on our social media accounts but never like this Photos of airplanes are impressive as they are but can you imagine seeing the pictur...

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Lake Michigan Training Saves Combat Vets LAKE MICHIGAN TRAINING SAVES COMBAT VETS

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Oct 08, 2018

If there is a long forgotten annex that has preserved World War II combat veterans for eventual display at the National Museum of Naval Aviation, it is Lake Michigan. Without the inevitable accidents that occur when new naval aviators are learning to...

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Would You Jump Out Of An Airplane  Without A Backup Parachute? WOULD YOU JUMP OUT OF AN AIRPLANE WITHOUT A BACKUP PARACHUTE?

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Oct 08, 2018

I know I wouldn’t.  But I wouldn’t jump out of an airplane with a half dozen chutes – all of them already open upon departure.  Leaping out of a perfectly good airplane  ain’t my thing.But it is the thing for lo...

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A SOLID FIRST HALF A SOLID FIRST HALF

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Oct 07, 2018

An airplane sales campaign can stretch out over months, if not years. So it can be tough to judge our sales success based on the results of a quarter or even a half.But as we updated Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website this morning with the ...

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Hunting the Wind HUNTING THE WIND

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Oct 07, 2018

Pan Am’s innovative flying clipper airline service flew for a short several years but what innovation, romanticism and foundation setting in that brief but spectacular time! As this powerful book describes so well Juan Trippe did not just evolv...

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6 Things to Know About California Pacific Airlines 6 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CALIFORNIA PACIFIC AIRLINES

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Oct 05, 2018

California Pacific is a new airline that started in the spring of 2018 in the west and is now expanding service over the next few months. It will start flying out of Carlsbad, California, in November 2018. It currently operates daily service out of D...

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FREEDOM OF FLYING: IF HUMANS COULD FLY FREEDOM OF FLYING: IF HUMANS COULD FLY

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Oct 05, 2018

Freedom of flying has always inspired and fascinated people. For ages people would look up to the sky and notice birds and, lately, airplanes roaming free across the sky and feel the desire to fly and just feel free. Thanks to modern technologies, in...

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WHAT FULLER AIRPLANES MEAN FOR OUR INDUSTRY WHAT FULLER AIRPLANES MEAN FOR OUR INDUSTRY

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Oct 04, 2018

A decade ago, the annual passenger load factor was 76 percent. This year, we’re on track to again exceed 81 percent. Five percentage points are significant when we are dealing with nearly 10 trillion in annual available seat kilometers. By main...

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WHY WE WILL NEVER FLY AIR ASIA AGAIN WHY WE WILL NEVER FLY AIR ASIA AGAIN

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Oct 04, 2018

Air Asia X, known as the budget airline, saved us $600. Air Asia is really not that bad, it’s just not for us, flying with small children. I flew Air Asia X last year to Kuala Lumpur and was relatively happy. But, I was flying solo – a co...

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MAYDAY CALL: UNITED AIRLINES FINALLY LANDS AFTER EMERGENCY ONBOARD MAYDAY CALL: UNITED AIRLINES FINALLY LANDS AFTER EMERGENCY ONBOARD

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Oct 04, 2018

Flight UA839 with 194 people onboard, finally reached its destination. The plane took off from Los Angeles and landed in Sydney after 15-hour flight. The pilot informed about mechanical issues onboard and in a mayday call to Sydney airport.

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How the jet travel era began in earnest  60 years ago HOW THE JET TRAVEL ERA BEGAN IN EARNEST 60 YEARS AGO

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Oct 04, 2018

While jet travel was nothing particularly new by 1958, the launch of services between the USA and Europe in October that year by the UK's BOAC and US airline icon Pan Am is the true legacy of what the airline industry represents today. Prior to 1...

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AEROMEXICO CRASH IN DURANGO WITH 103 ON BOARD AEROMEXICO CRASH IN DURANGO WITH 103 ON BOARD

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Oct 03, 2018

An Aeromexico airliner with 103 people on board had crashed soon after takeoff. All passengers are reportedly safe with with only minor injuries and 2 passengers in critical condition. The reason of the crash is still on hold.

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What Happens When a Drone Hits an Airplane Wing? WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A DRONE HITS AN AIRPLANE WING?

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Oct 03, 2018

With hundreds of thousands of personal UAVs currently in public hands, the question of will a serious drone strike on an aircraft occur, is no longer a matter of if, but when, in the minds of many experts. While tests on bird strikes have been conduc...

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How Early Should You Arrive at the Airport? HOW EARLY SHOULD YOU ARRIVE AT THE AIRPORT?

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Oct 03, 2018

Let’s cut to the chase: nobody likes missing a fight or waiting for countless hours until flight time. While two hours might seem like plenty, you may want to add 30 minutes depending on the time of the year. During busy holiday days, customs s...

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JetBlue Announces Basic Economy Option JETBLUE ANNOUNCES BASIC ECONOMY OPTION

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Oct 03, 2018

These days, it seems like every airline is rolling out a basic economy option: a lowest-possible fare that cuts back on perks like seat selection, legroom and a free carry-on bag. Enter JetBlue’s foray into the basic economy market: A new optio...

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NEW AIRBUS SEATS WILL KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUR HABITS ON BOARD NEW AIRBUS SEATS WILL KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUR HABITS ON BOARD

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Oct 03, 2018

Airlines are developing new strategies to increase the comfort of their passengers and to make flights more tolerable. Virtual reality headsets for the flight attendants are already introduced. But lately, Airbus announced one more feature that inclu...

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Pipeline Management and Forecasting Are Key to Improving the Sales Experience PIPELINE MANAGEMENT AND FORECASTING ARE KEY TO IMPROVING THE SALES EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

Let’s explore some of the current processes around pipeline management and forecasting and how they can be improved.

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Change the sales rep experience, improve the customer experience CHANGE THE SALES REP EXPERIENCE, IMPROVE THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

The first CRM launch truly changed the way sales were managed. We went from tracking customers on spreadsheets (and even in rolodexes) to tracking them and their attendant opportunities with software. It wasn’t long before reps started to feel ...

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Driving Sales Behavior With Non-Cash Rewards DRIVING SALES BEHAVIOR WITH NON-CASH REWARDS

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Oct 03, 2018

In the end, you need to be rewarding your sales reps with more than just money if you want to keep them motivated and if you want your sales compensation plan to deliver on its promises.

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Why the World is Running Out of Pilots WHY THE WORLD IS RUNNING OUT OF PILOTS

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Oct 02, 2018

The world is running out of trained pilots. With growing fleets, an aging workforce, training challenges, and fewer pilots leaving the military for commercial aviation, companies cannot solve this problem by throwing money at it.

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PRIMERA AIR FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY AND LEAVES THOUSANDS OF PASSENGERS ABANDONED PRIMERA AIR FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY AND LEAVES THOUSANDS OF PASSENGERS ABANDONED

blog article

Oct 02, 2018

The night of 1st of October was final for Scandinavian low-cost airline Primera Air. The company canceled all flights and filed for bankruptcy after 14 years. At the moment, passengers who purchased airline tickets are stuck in the airports. The airl...

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WANT TO PURCHASE AN AIRCRAFT? THESE 8 STEPS WILL HELP YOU WANT TO PURCHASE AN AIRCRAFT? THESE 8 STEPS WILL HELP YOU

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Oct 01, 2018

You have to know that there will a lot of expenses. There will be documents, licenses, insurance, aircraft fuel, accessories for the safety and more. But the main things are the aircraft purchase price and operating costs.

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Hyper Focus on New Risk Detracts from Other Risks HYPER FOCUS ON NEW RISK DETRACTS FROM OTHER RISKS

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Oct 01, 2018

I’m sure many of you have watched the videos and heard the air traffic control tower audio of the audacious commandeering of a Horizon Air Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on the evening of August 10.  I...

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Airline collectibles show to be held at Delta museum AIRLINE COLLECTIBLES SHOW TO BE HELD AT DELTA MUSEUM

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Sep 28, 2018

Airline paraphernalia from all over the world will be for sale Oct. 1 during the 30th annual Atlanta Airlines Collectibles Show. The one-day event is at the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta. Delta Air Lines has hosted the show for a decade. CONTRIBUTED...

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Viruses on a Plane: What Emirates Flight EK203 Teaches Us VIRUSES ON A PLANE: WHAT EMIRATES FLIGHT EK203 TEACHES US

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Sep 27, 2018

Even before Emirates flight EK203 arrived in New York on September 5 carrying dozens of ill passengers, the crisis response was underway. Crew members alerted authorities about the sick travelers from the air. Health officials dispatched an emergency...

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Flying And Building The Titan T-51D Mustang FLYING AND BUILDING THE TITAN T-51D MUSTANG

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Sep 27, 2018

Few aircraft capture the imagination like the iconic North American P-51D Mustang. Its elegant lines, aggressive stance and unique sound are so universally recognized that its presence stops even the least-aviation-oriented people in their tracks to ...

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Airlines Raked in Nearly $30 Billion in Non-Ticket Revenue in 2017 AIRLINES RAKED IN NEARLY $30 BILLION IN NON-TICKET REVENUE IN 2017

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Sep 27, 2018

Shopping for airfares, once a reasonably straightforward affair, is straightforward no more. Fees for extra legroom, checked bags, on-board Wi-Fi and meals, along with the explosion of complicated points programs, have made it ever harder to get an a...

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FINAL FLIGHT: BELL X-2, SHIP 1 FINAL FLIGHT: BELL X-2, SHIP 1

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Sep 27, 2018

Sixty-two years ago today, the No. 1 USAF/Bell X-2 rocket-powered flight research aircraft reached a record speed of 2,094 mph with USAF Captain Milburn G. Mel Apt at the controls. However, triumph quickly turned to tragedy when the aircraft departed...

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DRAMATIC FOOTAGE OF CROSSWIND LANDING AT BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT DRAMATIC FOOTAGE OF CROSSWIND LANDING AT BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT

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Sep 27, 2018

Flying can be scary sometimes. Especially, when the storm is approaching. This is exactly what happened at Birmingham Airport earlier this week. The dramatic crosswind landing took everyone’s attention. Air France Airbus tried to land but inste...

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Can DHS Shoot Down Citizen Drones? CAN DHS SHOOT DOWN CITIZEN DRONES?

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Sep 26, 2018

A lot of legislative lunacy is happening in Congress week and it's not getting enough media attention in the midst of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation circus. Today the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a measure that would give th...

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PILOT REVEALS 23 WORD CODES AND THEIR MEANINGS PILOT REVEALS 23 WORD CODES AND THEIR MEANINGS

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Sep 26, 2018

When flying onboard, we hear how the crew communicates in words that intrigues us and creates a mystery inside the airplane. One pilot decided to explain what those codes mean. Some of them might surprise you.

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How Three Passionate Designers Made History at the U.S. Air Force HOW THREE PASSIONATE DESIGNERS MADE HISTORY AT THE U.S. AIR FORCE

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Sep 25, 2018

The original request Maureen and her team received was to create a website to celebrate the 70th birthday of the Air Force. It was an opportunity to pay tribute to the innovation and service of thousands of men and women over the years. The creative ...

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Why Runaway Planes Happen WHY RUNAWAY PLANES HAPPEN

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Sep 25, 2018

So far as I can figure, I’ve done about half dozen things in my life that I should not have survived, and, no, even though I have done both a few times, running marathons or climbing thousand-foot-tall granite walls are not on the list. The thi...

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American Airlines Tries Hard, But Is It Enough? AMERICAN AIRLINES TRIES HARD, BUT IS IT ENOUGH?

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Sep 25, 2018

American Airlines has arguably done the best it could in the past few quarters to deliver decent financial results.But despite the efforts, I continue to see it as perhaps the most fragile and least enticing investment vehicle within its Big 3 peer g...

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30 PASSENGERS START BLEEDING ON BOARD WHEN CABIN CREW FORGETS TO SET AIR PRESSURE 30 PASSENGERS START BLEEDING ON BOARD WHEN CABIN CREW FORGETS TO SET AIR PRESSURE

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Sep 24, 2018

Most of the population of the world is afraid of flying. Every time they are on board, the inner voice is telling to be calm and that nothing will happen. And we always count on the cabin crew. But this Jet Airways flight made doubts after the cabin ...

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Dream Planes, Deposits and Disappointment DREAM PLANES, DEPOSITS AND DISAPPOINTMENT

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Sep 21, 2018

I’ve been fascinated by the trials and tribulations of Tesla, the electric car maker famous and infamous for its cars capabilities and limitations. A high-profile crash while one of its vehicles was being driven on autopilot in Florida raised c...

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IATA Electronic Dangerous Goods Declaration INFr8 IATA ELECTRONIC DANGEROUS GOODS DECLARATION INFR8

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Sep 19, 2018

For the most part, the dangerous goods world is one of the few industries that still heavily relies on using paper documentations, specifically when it comes to shipping declarations. In one of my previous blogs, we talked about DG AutoCheck which is...

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F-107A First Flight F-107A FIRST FLIGHT

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Sep 19, 2018

The F-107A was designed, developed and tested by North American Aviation in the mid-1950’s. With it, the contractor hoped to satisfy Tactical Air Command ’s need for a frontline fighter-bomber. However, Republic Aircraft also had a candid...

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Internet of wings: the rise of aerospace 4.0 INTERNET OF WINGS: THE RISE OF AEROSPACE 4.0

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Sep 18, 2018

Aerospace, by its nature, has to take a conservative approach to new technologies. Failure at 30,000 feet has consequences not commonly found in other engineering sectors, and a low tolerance of risk is inevitable. As a result, the aerospace industry...

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Marine Corps to Fly Osprey to 2060, Prep Aircraft for Future Wars MARINE CORPS TO FLY OSPREY TO 2060, PREP AIRCRAFT FOR FUTURE WARS

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Sep 18, 2018

The Marine Corps is accelerating a massive modernization and readiness overhaul of its MV-22 Osprey to upgrade sensors, add weapons, sustain the fleet and broaden the mission scope -- as part of an effort to extend the life of the aircraft to 2060.

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The United States Air Force Celebrates Its 71st Birthday Today THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE CELEBRATES ITS 71ST BIRTHDAY TODAY

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Sep 18, 2018

The United States Air Force turns 71 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a new branch of the U.S. military. Gen. Carl A. Spaatz becam...

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PARANOIA PAYS OFF PARANOIA PAYS OFF

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Sep 17, 2018

Normally, paranoia is considered unhealthy. As it pertains to flying, however, in my experience a moderate dose can keep the doctor away much like the proverbial apple. It’ll keep the FAA, NTSB, and unemployment line at arm’s length as we...

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The new Rules of weather for Aviation ground operations THE NEW RULES OF WEATHER FOR AVIATION GROUND OPERATIONS

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Sep 14, 2018

Most weather software solutions for aviation are focused on weather conditions high in the sky. They track the storm patterns and pockets of turbulence that will affect a plane in-flight, but they're not as focused on ground-level weather that af...

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FEMALE PILOTS: ROLE MODELS AND INSPIRATION FOR YOUNG GIRLS FEMALE PILOTS: ROLE MODELS AND INSPIRATION FOR YOUNG GIRLS

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Sep 14, 2018

Women in the aviation industry are in high demand. More females are choosing their career as a pilot and inspire young girls. Breaking the stereotype that only males can fly aircraft, women are stepping into the industry with head high. They are the ...

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Year of Zayed A380: A Journey Through History | Etihad Airways YEAR OF ZAYED A380: A JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY | ETIHAD AIRWAYS

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Sep 13, 2018

The story of Sheikh Zayed comes alive during every flight on board our special Year of Zayed A380.

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Battling Crosswinds BATTLING CROSSWINDS

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Sep 12, 2018

Land being the valuable commodity that it is, it’s becoming more and more difficult to find an airport offering a choice of runway directions other than the two alternate ends of a single strip of pavement. And so, more often than not, we&rsquo...

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Forget the F-35: This Is the Plane the Air Force Desperately Needs FORGET THE F-35: THIS IS THE PLANE THE AIR FORCE DESPERATELY NEEDS

blog article

Sep 12, 2018

The KC 46 is entering service in the nick of time. In an era in which great power competition has re-emerged as the primary focus of U.S. national security planning, the demands on air mobility assets overall, but refueling tankers, in particular, ar...

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Longest runway at Sea-Tac Airport will be closed until December LONGEST RUNWAY AT SEA-TAC AIRPORT WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL DECEMBER

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Sep 12, 2018

The closure is not expected to cause major delays as the other two runways will be used during the construction, however, weather can cause potential delays, the Port said. The Port has been working with our airline partners to make the adjustment as...

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TOP 5 AIRPORTS OF THE FUTURE: FROM MESMERISING ROOFTOPS TO VIRTUAL REALITY TOP 5 AIRPORTS OF THE FUTURE: FROM MESMERISING ROOFTOPS TO VIRTUAL REALITY

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Sep 12, 2018

Future is making humankind curious about every aspect of life. We are seeking for something mystical, try to explore and gain as much knowledge as we can. From movies about the future and predictions to real life futuristic products and experiences. ...

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TRANSATLANTIC AIRLINE FUEL EFFICIENCY RANKING TRANSATLANTIC AIRLINE FUEL EFFICIENCY RANKING

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Sep 11, 2018

Public information on airline fuel efficiency remains scarce. Starting in 2013, the International Council on Clean Transportation began assessing the fuel efficiency of U.S. airlines on domestic operations for 2010, with subsequent updates for 2011 t...

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ANALYSIS: Why fuller ANALYSIS: WHY FULLER 'BIG DATA' BENEFITS REMAIN UNREALISED

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Sep 10, 2018

United Airlines executive Tom Romanowski envisions a day when the voluminous sensor data generated by modern aircraft flows in real time to his team's data-crunching computers. At that point perhaps only then airlines may finally begin achieving ...

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Aviation Medical – What to expect AVIATION MEDICAL – WHAT TO EXPECT

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Sep 09, 2018

Getting your medical is essential for your flight training and can be a daunting process especially when going for your first one. Today we discuss what to expect and how you can go about organising your medical.Your Class One Medical will be done by...

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8 THINGS THAT WILL IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF YOUR FLIGHT AND WILL SAVE YOU TIME 8 THINGS THAT WILL IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF YOUR FLIGHT AND WILL SAVE YOU TIME

blog article

Sep 07, 2018

For most of us, traveling gives joy. From the minute we start planning to the moment we reach our destination. We search for the best flight deals and book them in advance to avoid higher costs. But if you are traveling together with a family, that m...

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MYSTERIOUS SICKNESS ON BOARD. WHAT HAPPENED ON THESE FLIGHTS? MYSTERIOUS SICKNESS ON BOARD. WHAT HAPPENED ON THESE FLIGHTS?

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Sep 06, 2018

Mysteries can be wonderful and intriguing. But most of the time they bring up many questions. And what happened on these flights is a mystery itself. In one week two flights had an emergency landing when sickness attacked passengers on board. One air...

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MYSTERIOUS SICKNESS ON BOARD. WHAT HAPPENED ON THESE FLIGHTS? MYSTERIOUS SICKNESS ON BOARD. WHAT HAPPENED ON THESE FLIGHTS?

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Sep 06, 2018

Mysteries can be wonderful and intriguing. But most of the time they bring up many questions. And what happened on these flights is a mystery itself. In one week two flights had an emergency landing when sickness attacked passengers on board. One air...

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The Debut Of The New Russell Wilson Aircraft THE DEBUT OF THE NEW RUSSELL WILSON AIRCRAFT

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Sep 05, 2018

Fly over Washington with this cinematography photo shoot from Alaska Airlines. Shot and edited by 3DF

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Primera Air Airbus A321neo Economy and Premium Cabin PRIMERA AIR AIRBUS A321NEO ECONOMY AND PREMIUM CABIN

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Sep 03, 2018

Primera Air A321neo Premium Economy Class PF42  Airlines due to a delay in the delivery of their first Airbus A321neo.

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This Picture Is the Air Force THIS PICTURE IS THE AIR FORCE'S WORST NIGHTMARE

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Sep 02, 2018

If push comes to shove, the Su-35 could feature prominently in any Chinese attempt to subdue Taiwan. The Flanker-E is arguably the PLAAF’s most capable fighter apart from the Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter, which is not likely to fully operationa...

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Russia RUSSIA'S NAVY JUST MERGED A BOAT AND A PLANE THAT CAN FIRE MISSILES

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Sep 01, 2018

The Orlan is a ground effect vehicle, or GEV also known as a wing-in-ground-effect craft, which has characteristics of both a ship and aircraft. Russia will be developing the missile-equipped craft by 2027, under the latest ten-year defense plan, acc...

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Boeing 737 MAX 10 Landing Gear BOEING 737 MAX 10 LANDING GEAR

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Aug 31, 2018

Boeing has released details about the design of the landing gear on the 737 Max 10, the longest version of the Max aircraft family.

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TOP 5 AVIATION INFLUENCERS YOU SHOULD FOLLOW NOW TOP 5 AVIATION INFLUENCERS YOU SHOULD FOLLOW NOW

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Aug 31, 2018

If you turn to social media for inspiration from aviation you should be familiar with Instagram and influencers. The platform is gaining popularity in the aviation industry and the content is more valuable than ever. First Officers and captains use t...

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Pilot Workforce Update PILOT WORKFORCE UPDATE

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Aug 30, 2018

In 2014, civil aviation generated $1.6 trillion in economic activity and supported 10.6 million jobs. Civil aviation accounted for 5.1% (846 billion) of the U.S. gross domestic product in 2014. Commercial airline operations enabled $310.0 billion of ...

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FLYING JUMP SEAT IN THE EMBRAER E190-E2 FLYING JUMP SEAT IN THE EMBRAER E190-E2

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Aug 30, 2018

I have to admit that it is not always easy keeping up with all aspects of the airline business. I knew Embraer was in process of upgrading their E-Jet family called E2, as it’s the second generation, but I wasn’t sure what that really mea...

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Air Canada: Why Your Passport May Have Been Spied AIR CANADA: WHY YOUR PASSPORT MAY HAVE BEEN SPIED

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Aug 30, 2018

Canadian aviation industry alerts customers to a potential spy into their personal details with it, as it claims its mobile data application was recently breached. Customers of the renowned Air Canada have been alerted by the airline operator on rece...

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Where will Boeing build the next new airplane? WHERE WILL BOEING BUILD THE NEXT NEW AIRPLANE?

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Aug 30, 2018

Boeing is considering whether to launch a new airplane program dubbed the New Mid-Market Airplane.  Will it be built in Washington or somewhere else?  The competition is already fierce from all corners of the country and beyond.

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New Boutique Air Route Earns Miles With United Airlines NEW BOUTIQUE AIR ROUTE EARNS MILES WITH UNITED AIRLINES

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Aug 30, 2018

Boutique Air, a commuter carrier that is a partner of United Airlines, has started offering flights to beautiful Telluride, Colorado. Boutique Air has private flights that seat eight to nine passengers from more than 25 locations. One of the key luxu...

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Ukraine seeking to buy modern air defense system from US UKRAINE SEEKING TO BUY MODERN AIR DEFENSE SYSTEM FROM US

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Aug 29, 2018

Ukraine has requested to official Washington for a possible sale of air defense systems worth $ 750 million for one unit, if necessary at least three appropriate military complexes for the Ukrainian army, The ambassador added that the relevant reques...

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Quest Kodiak Series II: Power Unleashed QUEST KODIAK SERIES II: POWER UNLEASHED

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Aug 29, 2018

Some planes are simply misunderstood no matter what direction they’re approached from. That is, no matter what kind of pilot experience or aircraft ownership background the person has, they don’t seem to get what the plane is all about, t...

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NEPAL PLANE CRASH: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PILOT? NEPAL PLANE CRASH: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PILOT?

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Aug 29, 2018

Nepal’s investigators are now busier than ever. On August 27th a plane crashed in Kathmandu that killed 51 passengers. But the biggest mystery is what happened to the pilot and why he acted so unprofessional?

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Airbus A330 - Departure from Duseldorf AIRBUS A330 - DEPARTURE FROM DUSELDORF

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Aug 28, 2018

Now-retired Captain Joe Moser in his earlier days with First Officer and Pilot Flying Stefan Kater. Interesting to see him on the Airbus, which would have been his original Type Rating. Old video from pre 2009 - and the merging and subsequent dissolu...

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Ethiopian Airlines Inaugural flight to Barcelona ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES INAUGURAL FLIGHT TO BARCELONA

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Aug 27, 2018

On 2nd July Ethiopian Airlines started operations to Barcelona-El Prat with the 787 Dreamliner. Here I leave you what now is history. The airline suspended operations 44 days after the Inaugural flight in july. The low demand and the technical stop i...

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There’s Much More to Formation Flying Than You Probably Think THERE’S MUCH MORE TO FORMATION FLYING THAN YOU PROBABLY THINK

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Aug 27, 2018

The pilot of the Mustang from which the video was captured, Scott “Scooter” Yoak, provided some great inside Mustang information and explained a great deal about formation flight and the discipline it takes to pull it off. four-ship forma...

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Aviation Test Equipment Market Global Driving Directions 2018 AVIATION TEST EQUIPMENT MARKET GLOBAL DRIVING DIRECTIONS 2018

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Aug 27, 2018

Global Aviation Test Equipment Market research report 2018 states as an extensive guide to offer the latest industry trends. Like Aviation Test Equipment market share, opportunities, development, size, and drivers. The objective of the Aviation Test ...

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6 Reasons why you should consider a career in Aviation 6 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER A CAREER IN AVIATION

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Aug 26, 2018

As you may know, we are currently experiencing a Global Pilot Shortage. It has been well documented on various news platforms but for those new to the topic- Aircraft manufacturer Boeing released a report mid-2017 estimating a need for 637,000 new co...

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Fear of flying – My 10 tips to become a more relaxed flyer FEAR OF FLYING – MY 10 TIPS TO BECOME A MORE RELAXED FLYER

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Aug 25, 2018

In this article, I want to help you as much as possible to get over that fear which is also known as aviophobia. I hope that my personal words as a pilot are more persuasive than of a third person who is not involved in the aviation industry as much ...

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