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

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Dec 13, 2019

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

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

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Dec 12, 2019

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

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

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Dec 11, 2019

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

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

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Dec 10, 2019

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

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

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Dec 09, 2019

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

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

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Dec 08, 2019

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

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

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Dec 06, 2019

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

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

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Dec 05, 2019

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

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

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Dec 04, 2019

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

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

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Dec 02, 2019

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

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

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Dec 01, 2019

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

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

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Nov 29, 2019

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

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

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Nov 28, 2019

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

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

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Nov 28, 2019

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

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

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Nov 27, 2019

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

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

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Nov 27, 2019

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

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

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Nov 26, 2019

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

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

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Nov 26, 2019

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

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

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Nov 25, 2019

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

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

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Nov 25, 2019

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

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

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Nov 22, 2019

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

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

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Nov 22, 2019

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

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

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Nov 21, 2019

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

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

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Nov 21, 2019

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

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

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Nov 20, 2019

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

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

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Nov 20, 2019

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

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

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Nov 19, 2019

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

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

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Nov 18, 2019

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

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

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Nov 18, 2019

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

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

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Nov 16, 2019

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

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

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Nov 15, 2019

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

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

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Nov 15, 2019

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

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

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Nov 14, 2019

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

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

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Nov 14, 2019

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

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

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Nov 12, 2019

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

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

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Nov 12, 2019

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

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

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Nov 11, 2019

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

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

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Nov 11, 2019

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

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

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Nov 11, 2019

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

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

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Nov 10, 2019

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

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

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Nov 10, 2019

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

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

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Nov 08, 2019

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

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

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Nov 08, 2019

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

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

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Nov 07, 2019

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

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

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Nov 07, 2019

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

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

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Nov 06, 2019

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

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

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Nov 05, 2019

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

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

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Nov 05, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 03, 2019

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

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

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Nov 01, 2019

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

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

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Nov 01, 2019

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

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The Evolution Of Transatlantic Flight THE EVOLUTION OF TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT

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Oct 31, 2019

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

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

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Oct 30, 2019

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

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

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Oct 30, 2019

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

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

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Oct 30, 2019

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

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

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Oct 29, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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

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Oct 25, 2019

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

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

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Oct 24, 2019

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

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

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Oct 23, 2019

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

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

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Oct 23, 2019

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

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

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Oct 23, 2019

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

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

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Oct 23, 2019

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

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

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Oct 23, 2019

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

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

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Oct 22, 2019

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

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

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Oct 21, 2019

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

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

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Oct 21, 2019

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

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

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Oct 21, 2019

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

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How The Lufthansa Group Works HOW THE LUFTHANSA GROUP WORKS

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Oct 20, 2019

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

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

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Oct 17, 2019

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

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

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Oct 16, 2019

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

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

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Oct 15, 2019

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

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

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Oct 14, 2019

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

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

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Oct 14, 2019

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

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

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Oct 14, 2019

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

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

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Oct 14, 2019

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

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

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Oct 14, 2019

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

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

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Oct 13, 2019

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

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

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Oct 11, 2019

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

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

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Oct 10, 2019

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

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

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Oct 10, 2019

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

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

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Oct 10, 2019

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

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

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Oct 08, 2019

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

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

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Oct 08, 2019

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

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

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Oct 07, 2019

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

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

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Oct 06, 2019

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

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

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Oct 04, 2019

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

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

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Oct 03, 2019

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

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

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Oct 02, 2019

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

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

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Oct 02, 2019

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

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

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Oct 01, 2019

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

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

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Oct 01, 2019

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

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

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Sep 30, 2019

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

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

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Sep 30, 2019

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

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

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Sep 27, 2019

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

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

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Sep 26, 2019

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

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

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Sep 26, 2019

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

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

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Sep 25, 2019

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

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

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Sep 25, 2019

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

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

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Sep 25, 2019

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

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

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Sep 24, 2019

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

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

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Sep 24, 2019

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

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

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Sep 23, 2019

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

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

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Sep 22, 2019

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

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

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Sep 20, 2019

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

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

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Sep 20, 2019

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

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

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Sep 19, 2019

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

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

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Sep 19, 2019

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

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

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Sep 18, 2019

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

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

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Sep 17, 2019

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

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

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Sep 17, 2019

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

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

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Sep 16, 2019

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

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

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Sep 16, 2019

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

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

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Sep 15, 2019

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

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

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Sep 10, 2019

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

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

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Sep 10, 2019

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

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

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Sep 09, 2019

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

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

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Sep 09, 2019

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

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

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Sep 06, 2019

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

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

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Sep 06, 2019

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

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

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Sep 04, 2019

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

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

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Sep 04, 2019

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

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

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Sep 04, 2019

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

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

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Sep 03, 2019

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

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

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Sep 03, 2019

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

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

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Sep 02, 2019

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

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

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Aug 30, 2019

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

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

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Aug 30, 2019

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

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

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Aug 29, 2019

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

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

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Aug 29, 2019

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

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

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Aug 27, 2019

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

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

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Aug 27, 2019

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

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

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Aug 27, 2019

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

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

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Aug 26, 2019

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

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

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Aug 25, 2019

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

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

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Aug 25, 2019

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

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

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Aug 22, 2019

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

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

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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

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Aug 20, 2019

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

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

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Aug 20, 2019

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

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

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Aug 20, 2019

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

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

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Aug 20, 2019

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

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

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Aug 19, 2019

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

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

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Aug 19, 2019

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

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

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Aug 15, 2019

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

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DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 13, 2019

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

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

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Aug 13, 2019

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

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

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Aug 12, 2019

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

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

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Aug 12, 2019

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

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

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Aug 11, 2019

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

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

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Aug 10, 2019

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

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

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Aug 08, 2019

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

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

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Aug 08, 2019

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

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

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Aug 07, 2019

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

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

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Aug 07, 2019

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

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

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Aug 06, 2019

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

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

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Aug 06, 2019

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

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

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Aug 02, 2019

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

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Here are the 9 most popular airport lounges around the world  as voted by Aussie frequent flyers HERE ARE THE 9 MOST POPULAR AIRPORT LOUNGES AROUND THE WORLD AS VOTED BY AUSSIE FREQUENT FLYERS

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Aug 01, 2019

Who doesn't love a chance to relax in a business lounge? Point Hacks, a platform for members of frequent flyer programs in Australia, asked 1,686 of its subscribers to vote for the airline company that gives the best international business lounge experience.Qantas international business lounge w...

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Why Southwest is Leaving Newark WHY SOUTHWEST IS LEAVING NEWARK

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Aug 01, 2019

When it announced its second quarter earnings, Southwest rightfully spent a fair bit of time talking about the 737 MAX grounding and the impact it was having on the airline’s operations. At the same time, it announced it was pulling out of Newark entirely. The line was drawn between the two&nb...

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A History of Japan Airlines A HISTORY OF JAPAN AIRLINES

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Aug 01, 2019

Aug. 1, 1951, Japan Airlines (JAL) was founded with 100 million in capital under chairman Aiichiro Fujiyama and president Seijiro Yanagida.  The airline started initially as an independent operation with scheduled domestic routes leasing aircraft from Norwest Airlines including the Martin 202&n...

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American Airlines: 14 Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know AMERICAN AIRLINES: 14 SURPRISING FACTS YOU DIDN’T KNOW

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Jul 31, 2019

American Airlines is one of the most popular airlines in the United States. However, despite the fact that the airline has spent a considerable amount of time in the spotlight and under the scrutiny of the public eye, there are still some interesting facts that many people don’t know. Here Mus...

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FASCINATING AVIATION STATISTICS THAT MAY SURPRISE YOU FASCINATING AVIATION STATISTICS THAT MAY SURPRISE YOU

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Jul 31, 2019

You might think that Americans would be the nationality traveling the most on international routes but new aviation statistics show you would be wrong.Instead, the honor in 2018 fell to the United Kingdom.More than 126 million journeys were taken by UK citizens in 2018, 8.6 percent of all passengers...

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Love to fly? Know everything about the aviation industry LOVE TO FLY? KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT THE AVIATION INDUSTRY

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Jul 31, 2019

The industry including airlines, airports, and ground handling would together employ almost four million skilled personnel by 2035.The Indian aviation sector has been witnessing remarkable growth in recent years . India plans to construct over 100 new airports by 2035 and almost 20 cities are expect...

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Security for aviation and space travel SECURITY FOR AVIATION AND SPACE TRAVEL

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Jul 30, 2019

The airplane is one of the safest modes of transport in the world. This can be attributed to the excellent training of the pilots and the sophisticated technology both on board and on the ground. This applies even more so to space travel. This is where KELLER AG für Druckmesstechnik joins the r...

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10 airports perfect for business travellers 10 AIRPORTS PERFECT FOR BUSINESS TRAVELLERS

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Jul 30, 2019

Travelling for business and for leisure obviously have different requirements for a traveller; luggage will generally be a lot less in volume, different items will need to be packed and even the cost of the ticket may be subsidised by your company.New research by the team at Globehunters has delved ...

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Aussie Aviation Sector Trends AUSSIE AVIATION SECTOR TRENDS

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Jul 30, 2019

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the uncertainty around global economic growth prospects may have consequences on the aviation industry-wide passenger yields and financial performance amidst trade tensions, rising fuel prices and a slumping cargo market.Worldwide, the...

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Driving Innovation: What Makes a New Vision Guided Aircraft Lift Control Devices Market “Better”? DRIVING INNOVATION: WHAT MAKES A NEW VISION GUIDED AIRCRAFT LIFT CONTROL DEVICES MARKET “BETTER”?

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Jul 30, 2019

Lift control devices in aircraft play a key role in lifting the aircraft during take-off and landing. Aircraft lift control devices are used in aviation applications, such as in commercial, business, military aircraft. Lift control devices include flaps, boundary layer control and blown systems, sla...

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What Happened To Singapore Airlines Boeing 757’s? WHAT HAPPENED TO SINGAPORE AIRLINES BOEING 757’S?

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Jul 29, 2019

Singapore Airlines fans may remember a time when the airline ran a small fleet of Boeing 757s. However, their time with Singapore was fleeting. The first of the four 757s arrived in 1984, and within six years they were all gone. What happened to Singapore Airlines Boeing 757s?

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Airbus Introduces Concept Hybrid-Electric Aircraft AIRBUS INTRODUCES CONCEPT HYBRID-ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT

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Jul 29, 2019

Animals have long-inspired innovative engineering designs as they have evolved perfectly, as nature intended. This provides the ideal solution to environmental challenges, something European manufacturer, Airbus, hopes to achieve as they revealed a brand new concept hybrid-electric aircraft.

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How Qantas Became The Australian Flag Carrier HOW QANTAS BECAME THE AUSTRALIAN FLAG CARRIER

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Jul 29, 2019

Founded in 1920, Qantas is one of the oldest airlines in the world. The red kangaroo on the tail and the cheery hello when you step aboard at Heathrow can lift the mood of even the most jaded Aussie. Like Pan Am, Singapore Airlines, and British Airways, the airline is a symbol of its home nation &nd...

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When Will The Last Airbus A340 Be Retired? WHEN WILL THE LAST AIRBUS A340 BE RETIRED?

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Jul 28, 2019

In March 1993 the A340 made its entry into service with its launch customers Air France and Lufthansa. A relatively short 18 years later in 2011, the A340s production came to a stop. Since then airlines have been slowly replacing their fleets of Airbus A340 aircraft with twin-jet aircraft that are j...

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New flyers, new expectations: How to win at passenger experience with first-time flyers NEW FLYERS, NEW EXPECTATIONS: HOW TO WIN AT PASSENGER EXPERIENCE WITH FIRST-TIME FLYERS

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Jul 24, 2019

The growth of global wealth around the world is unprecedented, and it brings with it new and interesting business opportunities. The commercial airline industry is already greeting more and more travelers from the developing world aboard its aircraft. According to the International Air Transport Ass...

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The Best Airline Credit Cards With Inflight Discounts THE BEST AIRLINE CREDIT CARDS WITH INFLIGHT DISCOUNTS

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Jul 24, 2019

Airline credit card benefits come in all shapes and sizes. Some offer huge sign-up bonuses worth tens of thousands of miles. Others include airport lounge access. A few offer companion tickets that can save travelers hundreds or even thousands of dollars per year.Of course, some airline credit card ...

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AVOID FLIGHT DISRUPTION THIS SUMMER AVOID FLIGHT DISRUPTION THIS SUMMER

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Jul 23, 2019

That glorious time of year is already upon us; the summer holiday period. Every year, we hold our breath in the hope that there won’t be any disruption to our journey and we won’t be one of the unlucky ones to have booked our big plans during that one month, week or day that a strike has...

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Top Three Longest Private Jet range Aircrafts avialable TOP THREE LONGEST PRIVATE JET RANGE AIRCRAFTS AVIALABLE

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Jul 23, 2019

When it comes to private jets, it is all about luxury and efficiency. Celebrities, athletes and some of the worlds wealthiest multi-millionaires and billionaires are known to spare no expenses when it comes to their travel and private jets allow them to breeze to and from of their destinations as fa...

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HOW TO GET GREAT SERVICE ON UNITED AIRLINES HOW TO GET GREAT SERVICE ON UNITED AIRLINES

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Jul 23, 2019

We all know United Airlines doesnt have the best reputation. My list of gripes with the airline is long. Between canceled flights and lengthy delays, they tend to disappoint me more times than not. Ive about given up flying them out of our local airport. But I did give them a chance over the past we...

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How the Air Force Keeps F-22s and F-35s Truly Stealth HOW THE AIR FORCE KEEPS F-22S AND F-35S TRULY STEALTH

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Jul 22, 2019

Fifth-generation F-22 Raptor and F-35A Lightning II pilots may take the reins of their respective aircraft; but as told by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard, 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs in the article Low observable technicians keep pilots undetected, alive, it takes preparation from outside the co...

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F-35 F-35 'ELEPHANT WALK': WHY NOTHING CAN STOP DOZENS OF STEALTH FIGHTERS

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Jul 22, 2019

The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base (AFB) conducted a combat power exercise on Nov. 19 of last year, launching dozens of F-35A Lightning IIs within a condensed period of time.The drill also included a typical “elephant walk,”...

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Russia RUSSIA'S SU-57 STEALTH FIGHTER COULD FLY FOR INDIA. HERE'S WHY.

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Jul 22, 2019

As Moscow moves to mass-produce the Su-57 in much larger quantities than previously expected, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is cautiously signaling its interest in Russia fifth-generation fighter.IAF Chief of Staff Birender Singh Dhanoa gave the following appraisal in a recent interview with Russian me...

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The Future of Australian Aviation THE FUTURE OF AUSTRALIAN AVIATION

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Jul 22, 2019

This article is going to take a look at the future of Australian aviation over the next decade. Given how fluid the aviation sector is, speculation beyond a decade is really just conjecture. But current trends and developments do allow us to make some reasonably confident predictions about where Aus...

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DRONE USE IN COMMERCIAL INSURANCE: POTENTIAL LIABILITY RISKS FOR INSURERS DRONE USE IN COMMERCIAL INSURANCE: POTENTIAL LIABILITY RISKS FOR INSURERS

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Jul 19, 2019

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, 2.85 million small drones could fill the sky by 2022, and 450,000 of them will be used for commercial purposes.With a multitude of market opportunities, drones are providing insurers with capabilities that were never before thought possible – b...

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AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE SUKHOI SUPERJET AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE SUKHOI SUPERJET

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Jul 18, 2019

If you have flown commercially over the past few decades, there are probably two major aircraft manufacturers with which most travelers have become familiar: Boeing and Airbus. Boeing and Airbus control a whopping 88% of the narrowbody market. There are a few other notable aircraft manufacturers inc...

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Five key takeaways from the NCE Future of Airports conference FIVE KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THE NCE FUTURE OF AIRPORTS CONFERENCE

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Jul 18, 2019

The first half of 2019 has been anything but easy for UK airports, which are facing challenges such as Brexit, climate change and stricter drone regulation.Pressures from the government, international agencies and environmental groups have largely increased since the beginning of 2019, though as the...

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BEST PRIVATE JETS FOR TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHTS BEST PRIVATE JETS FOR TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHTS

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Jul 17, 2019

At Air Partner we will always ensure that you are presented with the best option for your particular journey and you have access to any jet of any size, from Very Light cabin jets up to Global cabins and even VIP airliners. If you are looking to fly transatlantic by private jet, a Global cabin is th...

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The Importance of Contract Review THE IMPORTANCE OF CONTRACT REVIEW

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Jul 17, 2019

The premiums for aviation insurance are going up. Certain segments of the business are seeing rate increases of 25% or more this year.  When faced with substantially higher premiums many companies consider other ways to manage their risk.  One commonly used method to manage risk is to cont...

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London to Sydney – Which Airline Is Best? LONDON TO SYDNEY – WHICH AIRLINE IS BEST?

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Jul 17, 2019

Like nominating a favourite child, asking which airline is best when jetting between London and Sydney is bound to cause arguments. There is no shortage of airlines plying the route. What determines which airline is best will depend a lot on your budget, travel preferences, time constraints, and air...

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NEW CHANGES ON AEROPLAN’S AWARD TICKET – HERE’S WHAT TO TAKE NOTE NEW CHANGES ON AEROPLAN’S AWARD TICKET – HERE’S WHAT TO TAKE NOTE

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Jul 17, 2019

Air Canada has introduced significant changes for flight awards in Aeroplan. Fear not, award redemption rate remains the same. Although there are both positive and negative changes; they are making good changes to the refund and cancellation of award tickets, however the negative changes are not som...

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ESTELAR LATINOAMÉRICA FLIES AIRBUS A380 ESTELAR LATINOAMÉRICA FLIES AIRBUS A380

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Jul 16, 2019

News on Hi Fly Airbus A380 has never stopped, from when it was first unveiled last year on Farnborough, to Norwegian leased it to fly the popular London-New York route. Now, an unexpected airline company, Estelar Latinoamérica, leased this aircraft to replace its Airbus A340 to fly from Carac...

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Has your budget been cut? 5 macro factors putting pressure on the aviation industry HAS YOUR BUDGET BEEN CUT? 5 MACRO FACTORS PUTTING PRESSURE ON THE AVIATION INDUSTRY

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Jul 16, 2019

With airlines around the world cutting the amount they are spending, facing rising costs and issuing profit warnings, we have explored the factors that are impacting the industry the most.

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10 of the best aviation and aerospace museums in the country 10 OF THE BEST AVIATION AND AEROSPACE MUSEUMS IN THE COUNTRY

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Jul 16, 2019

From the Wright Brothers and Amelia Earhart to Neil Armstrong and the Mars Exploration Rovers, our successes in aeronautics have made it possible to fly all over the earth and beyond. To further feed our curiosity, we have also created numerous museums to educate ourselves and future generations on ...

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AVIATION COATING MARKET SET TO CROSS USD 1.95 BILLION BY 2022 AVIATION COATING MARKET SET TO CROSS USD 1.95 BILLION BY 2022

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Jul 16, 2019

The Global Aviation Coating Market Is Expected to Reach above USD 1.95 billion by 2022 report has been added to Zion Market Research offering.  The global Aviation Coating Market report offers the important data related to the global Aviation Coating Market along with dominant players in the ma...

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How automation has impacted on aviation and the role of the pilot HOW AUTOMATION HAS IMPACTED ON AVIATION AND THE ROLE OF THE PILOT

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Jul 16, 2019

When examining the progression of Intelligent Process Automation (IPA), particularly, this technique has developed greatly in recent years, and has now become central to processes across various sectors.Using advanced robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Encompass fully automates the repetitiv...

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Buying an aircraft? How to evaluate for purchase. BUYING AN AIRCRAFT? HOW TO EVALUATE FOR PURCHASE.

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Jul 16, 2019

Buying an aircraft signifies a substantial investment and often there is the temptation to buy more aircraft than you really need. So buying an aircraft is an important investment and the many aspects of aircraft ownership should be seriously considered before signing the final agreement. A pre-buy ...

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Missing in action: where are aviation employee shortages hitting hardest? MISSING IN ACTION: WHERE ARE AVIATION EMPLOYEE SHORTAGES HITTING HARDEST?

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Jul 16, 2019

The aviation industry has been facing a serious shortage of skilled professionals for a long time, but it is only in the past few years that the issue has reached worrying, unprecedented levels.Whether they are on strike due to low salaries, discouraged by increasingly challenging training courses o...

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SailPoint Levels-Up their ABM Strategy with Intent Data SAILPOINT LEVELS-UP THEIR ABM STRATEGY WITH INTENT DATA

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Jul 15, 2019

The buyer’s journey has changed in a way which leaves many sales and marketing teams struggling to find insight from within what we call the Dark Funnel. However, many technology companies are starting to build solutions to address the radical new way customers engage and buy today by collecti...

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Duo Security Sets BDRs up for Success with 6sense DUO SECURITY SETS BDRS UP FOR SUCCESS WITH 6SENSE

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Jul 15, 2019

The role of a Business Development Rep can be a daunting one. Knowing where to prioritize when you have over 1,000 accounts and knowing what content to reach out to them and engage them with can be an impossible task. But if you have the right intent data that can show you where the account is in th...

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Blockchain Breakthroughs That Are Changing the Airline Industry BLOCKCHAIN BREAKTHROUGHS THAT ARE CHANGING THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY

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Jul 14, 2019

While the applications of blockchain for aviation are still in their infancy, 59% of airlines are investing in the technology with pilot or research programs already in place, which is up from 42% from 2017, according to SITA’s 2018 Air Transport IT Insights report. Airlines currently rely on ...

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Reducing the Load: The Weight Trimming of Commercial Aircraft REDUCING THE LOAD: THE WEIGHT TRIMMING OF COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT

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Jul 12, 2019

Commercial aerospace is an industry that operates in extreme margins. Though you may feel like youre paying an arm and a leg for your next flight, remember that airlines are paying too; each flight is associated with a variety of costs, from landing fees to personnel. One of the largest costs associ...

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Foreign airlines are complaining again FOREIGN AIRLINES ARE COMPLAINING AGAIN

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Jul 12, 2019

The foreign airline operators are apparently concerned because outstanding issues of decrepit infrastructure have not received needed attention. These concerns have remained the bane of our aviation industry, which is why some foreign airlines are reportedly shunning Nigeria’s airspace. This, ...

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REASONS TO FLY WITH YOUR FAMILY BY PRIVATE JET REASONS TO FLY WITH YOUR FAMILY BY PRIVATE JET

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Jul 12, 2019

As everyone takes time off over the summer months to spend time with family and loved ones, we see an increase in leisure flights for family groups across Europe and further afield. Whether you are a small or large family, flying with grandparents, parents, children or grandchildren, the benefits of...

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Trouble in paradise: does Hawaii need a new airports authority? TROUBLE IN PARADISE: DOES HAWAII NEED A NEW AIRPORTS AUTHORITY?

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Jul 11, 2019

Airports in the US island state are in need of some attention but efforts to resolve the crisis are being hampered by politics. State Senator Lorraine R. Inouye talks about her attempts to address the issues and the damage inaction is causing.Its a political saga that has been years in the making. H...

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The Best Time to Buy an Airline Ticket THE BEST TIME TO BUY AN AIRLINE TICKET

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Jul 11, 2019

Traveling can be expensive, even if you find a good deal. With all the different travel websites, it is difficult to know what time of year you can find the best deals on hotels, plane tickets, and other travel expenses. Below is a guide to finding the best time to purchase airline tickets to find t...

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CYBER SECURITY FOR AVIATION CYBER SECURITY FOR AVIATION

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Jul 11, 2019

Aviation sector organisations have to consider the cyber security of their facilities, including their buildings - both private and public-facing, including airports. These buildings are increasingly being fitted with digital networks and internet-connected devices. These devices are often sensors b...

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Aviation tax: Which EU countries charge passengers? AVIATION TAX: WHICH EU COUNTRIES CHARGE PASSENGERS?

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Jul 11, 2019

France will introduce an eco-tax on airlines flying out of the country, which is expected to raise around €180 million from 2020, transport minister Elisabeth Borne said on Tuesday.The tax will vary depending on the length of the flight, its destination, and on the class (economy or business).F...

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What can be done to tackle aviation emissions? WHAT CAN BE DONE TO TACKLE AVIATION EMISSIONS?

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Jul 10, 2019

For many of us, flying is a part of our lives.Even if we realize that it is damaging to the environment and a factor in climate change, we have no reasonable option but to fly.In 2019, many of our jobs involve flying, and our families can be spread across the globe.So, with a 50 per cent global grow...

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4 Things to Know About Singapore Airlines Lounges 4 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SINGAPORE AIRLINES LOUNGES

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Jul 10, 2019

The primary way you can gain access to any of Singapore Airlines lounges is by first joining their frequent flyer program, Krisflyer. Then start crediting flights to the program whenever you can you can do this even if you are flying a partner airline, like United. Once you earn 50,000 miles in 12 c...

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The evolving role of video surveillance in airport security THE EVOLVING ROLE OF VIDEO SURVEILLANCE IN AIRPORT SECURITY

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Jul 10, 2019

Few people take security as seriously as airport operators. Safely managing the movement of thousands of passengers daily onto a highly sophisticated yet potentially vulnerable form of transportation now requires more cutting-edge technology than ever, to ensure it continues to be one of the safest ...

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Should you avoid basic economy airfares? SHOULD YOU AVOID BASIC ECONOMY AIRFARES?

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Jul 09, 2019

Basic economy class airfares are getting complicated. And thats leaving many travelers wondering if they should completely avoid basic economy airfares.Sue Elwell is one of those travelers. She is planning to visit her mother in Albany, N.Y., and is unhappy with the restrictions on the lowest-priced...

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8 Business Travel Tips from Frequent Fliers 8 BUSINESS TRAVEL TIPS FROM FREQUENT FLIERS

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Jul 09, 2019

If you do a lot of air travel, you likely have a particular airline you travel with most. Make sure you are taking advantage of any free loyalty program offered. From free snacks to airline miles and upgraded flights, loyalty programs aim to benefit brand loyalists.

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The world’s best first-class flights in 2019 revealed THE WORLD’S BEST FIRST-CLASS FLIGHTS IN 2019 REVEALED

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Jul 09, 2019

Whether youre flying for business or pleasure, you may as well make it as luxurious as possible. French Champagne, fresh oysters, 1,000 thread count linens and round the clock service are luxuries once reserved for five star hotels, but these days passengers flying first class expect and receive fiv...

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The Best Airlines in the World THE BEST AIRLINES IN THE WORLD

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Jul 09, 2019

The last time you flew, did you feel like a customer, or just like another piece of cargoWhatever your answer, its likely because of the airline you chose for your flight.This ranking of airlines around the world shows which airlines offer the best service, fly on time, and treat passengers fairly i...

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Are Basic Business Class Fares The Future? ARE BASIC BUSINESS CLASS FARES THE FUTURE?

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Jul 08, 2019

Airlines are starting to introduce basic business fares. Essentially, this sees passengers only buying a business class seat, with extras being optional. While on one level it makes sense, we have to ask, are basic business class fares the future?There is an argument to be made both for and against ...

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Top 10 largest airports in Africa TOP 10 LARGEST AIRPORTS IN AFRICA

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Jul 08, 2019

Africa has been made major strides in developing airports of international calibre as the continent angles itself to attract global investment and spur economic growth. Here are the top largest airports in Africa:

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Why Sales Leaders Need to Digitally Transform Their Teams WHY SALES LEADERS NEED TO DIGITALLY TRANSFORM THEIR TEAMS

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Jul 08, 2019

Three key trends are driving the need for sales leaders to digitally transform their organizations. First, b-to-b buyers are conducting more of their purchase journey in the digital arena and demanding the same kind of frictionless and seamless customer experience they enjoy as consumers. Second, th...

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The Most Important Metric for Sales Leaders in Subscription Businesses to Track and Use to Drive Revenue Growth THE MOST IMPORTANT METRIC FOR SALES LEADERS IN SUBSCRIPTION BUSINESSES TO TRACK AND USE TO DRIVE REVENUE GROWTH

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Jul 08, 2019

Subscription businesses that charge customers monthly for using their offerings are expanding rapidly in response to consumers’ and b-to-b buyers’ desire to try a product and walk away easily if they’re not achieving the expected value. However, the subscription-based business mode...

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The Story of Australian Airlines THE STORY OF AUSTRALIAN AIRLINES

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Jul 08, 2019

In the early 2000s, Qantas resurrected its Australian Airlines brand to be at the vanguard of its first low cost carrier push in Asia. It was always seen as a somewhat quirky idea. With a fleet of just five aircraft and a home base in the northern Queensland city of Cairns, the concept never really ...

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WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO FLY IN A MORE SUSTAINABLE WAY WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO FLY IN A MORE SUSTAINABLE WAY

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Jul 07, 2019

It’s all anyone wants to talk to me about. With countries declaring ‘climate emergency’ status, and climate-change activists like Greta Thunberg encouraging the world to give up flying…aviation is under fire like never before. While it’s important that we keep perspect...

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How Passenger Aircraft Are Converted To Cargo Aircraft HOW PASSENGER AIRCRAFT ARE CONVERTED TO CARGO AIRCRAFT

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Jul 07, 2019

Aircraft can undergo many different stages in their life cycle. They can start off flying for one airline before transferring to another. In some cases, older aircraft can undergo conversions to cargo aircraft. Let’s take a look at this process.

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Explaining the Airplane EXPLAINING THE AIRPLANE'S BLACK BOXES

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Jul 04, 2019

Any time an airliner goes down, the hunt for the black boxes begins. For 60 years black boxes have been helping investigators with aviation accidents. Here's how they work.

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AIRCRAFT SOFT GOODS MARKET IN OEM SEGMENT IS EXPECTED TO EXHIBIT OVER 3% CAGR BY 2024 AIRCRAFT SOFT GOODS MARKET IN OEM SEGMENT IS EXPECTED TO EXHIBIT OVER 3% CAGR BY 2024

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Jul 04, 2019

Improvement in airplane interiors to enhance the overall comfort level and aesthetics for passengers will escalate aircraft soft goods market share from 2018 to 2024. OEMs will exhibit over 3% CAGR till 2024 owing to product installation after the airplane assembly. The escalation in industry can be...

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How AI Is Reshaping the Aviation Industry HOW AI IS RESHAPING THE AVIATION INDUSTRY

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Jul 04, 2019

Business and technology grow hand in hand. Companies that dont leverage technology for the good of their customers or employees dont often last. A lot of businesses have failed because they didnt innovate and embrace the new technology and practices their competitors embraced.Today, Airlines are fac...

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Private jet hotels: Sleep in an aircraft on the ground PRIVATE JET HOTELS: SLEEP IN AN AIRCRAFT ON THE GROUND

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Jul 03, 2019

Many private jet charter aircraft have beds onboard and even small jets designed for shorter journeys have reclining seats, with space to lie back and relax. But for AvGeeks who live and breathe aircraft, the occasional opportunity to sleep during a flight is not nearly enough. So we’ve rounde...

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Have Aviation Labor Shortages Reached a Critical Point? HAVE AVIATION LABOR SHORTAGES REACHED A CRITICAL POINT?

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Jul 03, 2019

We’ve all been reading about future pilot and mechanic shortages for a long time. While some people believe that the predictions are hyped by labor unions looking to pay their members higher salaries, others believe that the predictions aren’t dire enough and don’t fully capture th...

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BUILD AN AVIATION SUPPORT DREAM TEAM YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT BUILD AN AVIATION SUPPORT DREAM TEAM YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

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Jul 03, 2019

One of the many blessings of preparing for this polar circumnavigation is the aviation support team I have the privilege of working with. These people have made my flying safer, more enjoyable, and more abundant. Building this team hasn’t been easy and has created many moments of frustration a...

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A New Era: Maximizing passenger real estate for a better inflight experience A NEW ERA: MAXIMIZING PASSENGER REAL ESTATE FOR A BETTER INFLIGHT EXPERIENCE

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Jul 03, 2019

The commercial aviation market appears to be becoming more and more segmented. While some travelers remain motivated by price, a growing portion care more about a customizable, stellar experience, than rock-bottom fares. Fortunately, enterprising technology equips airlines with modern, modular capab...

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What to Expect From the Aerospace & Aviation Industries in Coming Years WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE AEROSPACE & AVIATION INDUSTRIES IN COMING YEARS

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Jul 03, 2019

From technical developments and big data to increased mergers and acquisitions activity, the aerospace and aviation industry continues to be a hotbed for innovation.Additionally, demand for commercial aircraft is at a near all-time high with an order backlog of more than 14,000 planes.So, what can w...

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TRUSTING MACHINE LEARNING IN THE AVIATION INDUSTRY TRUSTING MACHINE LEARNING IN THE AVIATION INDUSTRY

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Jul 03, 2019

A lot of data is collected in aviation and airport operations that is useful for algorithms and machine learning. Big data techniques for analysis and forecasting could increase efficiency in any number of industry objectives. Can the conservative and safety-conscious aviation industry trust machine...

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Best and worst airlines for on time performance BEST AND WORST AIRLINES FOR ON TIME PERFORMANCE

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Jul 02, 2019

Which carrier is going to get you where you need to be on time? OAG has released its list of the best and worst airlines for on-time performance. OAG analyzed on-time data for major carriers for a year-long period that ended in May of 2019. The best carrier on the globe for on-time flight performanc...

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The History of Aviation: From Tower Jumping to Modern Airplanes THE HISTORY OF AVIATION: FROM TOWER JUMPING TO MODERN AIRPLANES

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Jul 02, 2019

Airplanes today are a comfortable and familiar option for everyone to move around. But before it and before becoming one of the most powerful tools of war, aviation experienced more than 2,000 years of evolution. Mistakes, inventions, and improvements lead humanity to modern tools. From gliders and ...

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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019: New Avionics and Showcase Aircraft EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2019: NEW AVIONICS AND SHOWCASE AIRCRAFT

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Jul 02, 2019

The 50th edition of EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh one of the world’s greatest aviation celebrations opens its gates to aircraft owners, pilots and fans July 22-July 28, 2019. During that week, airplanes and enthusiasts will converge to create the busiest airspace in the world. This year we’l...

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MAKING THE MOST OF HOLIDAY FLYING MAKING THE MOST OF HOLIDAY FLYING

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Jul 01, 2019

The Fourth of July holiday is this week. I’m fortunate to be off, but at least half of my fellow pilots will be working. This isn’t all bad. Although some holidays are easier to work than others, the key is a positive attitude and a glass-is-half-full approach. When I knew I didn’t...

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Effects of Summer Flying and How to Overcome It EFFECTS OF SUMMER FLYING AND HOW TO OVERCOME IT

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Jul 01, 2019

First and foremost, let's state the most obvious effect of summer flying: it. is. hot. Being a pilot from Texas, I can personally say you should check on your southern friends. There's a good chance we're dehydrated and .2 seconds away from passing out due to heat exhaustion. Okay, maybe...

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Aviation Tragedy: When disaster strikes AVIATION TRAGEDY: WHEN DISASTER STRIKES

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Jun 30, 2019

Luke Sullivan was 28 years old. By all accounts, Luke wanted to do more than just fly airplanes for the fun of it. He didn’t want to make a buck. He wanted to make a difference. So while so many pilots wind up flying to the airlines, Luke’s aviation career led him to Guatemala. It may so...

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The Environment: Innovation Is In The Air THE ENVIRONMENT: INNOVATION IS IN THE AIR

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Jun 28, 2019

In mid-June, as UBER was announcing the launching of its unmanned electric vertical take-off vehicle for commercial use as soon as 2023, I realized that “The Jetson” era had arrived. For those from a younger generation, the Jetsons were in a cartoon from the 60s that depicted the life of...

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FIRST CLASS DEAL: BRITISH AIRWAYS UK CITIES TO US CITIES RT FROM £1,707/$2,170 FIRST CLASS DEAL: BRITISH AIRWAYS UK CITIES TO US CITIES RT FROM £1,707/$2,170

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Jun 28, 2019

British Airways has recently launched its Centenary sales and there are some pretty hot First Class fares going on between the UK and the US. It is definitely a good opportunity for a mileage run, where you can credit your miles to the Alaska Mileage Plan and many more. The above table is not an exh...

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Will Passports Become A Thing Of The Past With Biometrics? WILL PASSPORTS BECOME A THING OF THE PAST WITH BIOMETRICS?

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Jun 28, 2019

Recently we heard from Australian Business Traveller that Emirates is planning to trial the use of biometrics as a method of passenger identity verification for flights. The trial will be taking place on select flights between Australia and London later this year, with automated facial recognition t...

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An Aviation Tax Could Be The Answer To Climate Change Worries AN AVIATION TAX COULD BE THE ANSWER TO CLIMATE CHANGE WORRIES

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Jun 27, 2019

Could an aviation tax be the answer to the European Union’s carbon emissions worries? A group of European MPs think so as they met in the Netherlands for a two-day conference on the matter. Climate change is currently a huge concern, both for the aviation industry and in everyday life. We&rsqu...

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How an Airline Solves Unique, Non-Security Use Cases with Exabeam’s Analytics HOW AN AIRLINE SOLVES UNIQUE, NON-SECURITY USE CASES WITH EXABEAM’S ANALYTICS

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Jun 27, 2019

The applications of a properly architected analytics platform are numerous. Anomalies are as prevalent in other types of data as they are in security. This allows the same modeling and analysis tools which power Exabeam’s Security Management Platform to yield insightful results when applied to...

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How The European Heatwave Could Affect Aviation HOW THE EUROPEAN HEATWAVE COULD AFFECT AVIATION

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Jun 27, 2019

Western Europe is currently in the grip of a heatwave. With temperatures set to hit 45 degrees Celsius in Spain today, what are the possible effects on aviation? Almost everybody loves a little bit of sunshine and heat. In fact, outside my office right now it is a pleasant 23 degrees. However, ...

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Who is Alice? – An Introduction To The Bizarre Eviation Electric Aircraft WHO IS ALICE? – AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BIZARRE EVIATION ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT

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Jun 26, 2019

Eviation presented the world’s first all-electric commuter plane at this year’s Paris Air Show. Graced with the name ‘Alice’, this plane may be small, but she’s got some big ideas; to herald in the ‘third age’ of aviation. Let’s take a closer look at E...

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You might soon be travelling without a passport – this is how YOU MIGHT SOON BE TRAVELLING WITHOUT A PASSPORT – THIS IS HOW

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Jun 26, 2019

The future of air travel is… paperless. Or will be, under an initiative introduced by the World Economic Forum. The Known Traveller Digital Identity (KTDI) programme will allow people to fly document-free between international destinations. Testing for the scheme is underway, and passengers e...

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What happens after you book a flight with PrivateFly? WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU BOOK A FLIGHT WITH PRIVATEFLY?

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Jun 26, 2019

When it comes to a private jet charter flight, from the client’s perspective it’s simple: Arrive at the airport shortly before departure and get ready for take-off. But what happens behind-the-scenes leading up to that seamless experience is much more involved. Our Trip Management takes ...

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A record-breaking flight A RECORD-BREAKING FLIGHT

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Jun 25, 2019

After cancelling its first flight in 2016 due to engine design and power problems, on 13 April the world’s largest aircraft carried out its first flight. It remained in flight for two and a half hours, reaching a speed of 304 km/h and an altitude of 5,185 metres. Among its design specification...

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Challenge In Aviation Supply Chain CHALLENGE IN AVIATION SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jun 25, 2019

For something as crucial as defense-related parts movement across the globe, it is inevitable that every aspect of it is run through a fine-tooth comb to doubly ensure the parts do not end up in unauthorized hands or for unauthorized purposes. Working in this area, International Traffic in Arms Regu...

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Boeing invests additional $1M in Brazil’s sustainable aviation fuel industry BOEING INVESTS ADDITIONAL $1M IN BRAZIL’S SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUEL INDUSTRY

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Jun 24, 2019

Boeing announced a US$1-million investment in Brazil’s efforts to establish a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry. The investment will focus on initiatives that maximize social, economic and environmental benefits to local communities engaged in the development of feedstock that can be us...

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Aviation sector: Turbulence in wake of Jet Airways closure AVIATION SECTOR: TURBULENCE IN WAKE OF JET AIRWAYS CLOSURE

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Jun 24, 2019

The suspension of operations by Jet Airways, the country’s second-largest domestic airline, cast a shadow on the aviation sector’s performance in the last fiscal, with passenger traffic growth falling to a five-year low of 11.6% y-o-y in FY19. Passenger traffic had grown by 12.5-16.5% y-...

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Airbus Forecasts Need For 7000 A220’s In The Next 20 Years AIRBUS FORECASTS NEED FOR 7000 A220’S IN THE NEXT 20 YEARS

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Jun 24, 2019

Airbus has made a mammoth prediction that the global market will need over 7,000 Airbus A220 regional aircraft across the next 20 years. Despite only having 72 in operation before the Paris Air Show, Airbus believes that in the future there will be more than 100 times that number of Airbus A220s fly...

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Why Passengers Need to Put a Stop to Airline Fees WHY PASSENGERS NEED TO PUT A STOP TO AIRLINE FEES

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Jun 24, 2019

A report from USA Today released last week detailed the airlines’ success in continuing to up their revenues from ancillary fees. According to the report, airlines in the first quarter of 2019 earned $1.3 billion in baggage fees alone, an increase of $170 million from the year before.

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How to Optimize Your Conversion Funnel, from ToFu to BoFu HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR CONVERSION FUNNEL, FROM TOFU TO BOFU

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Jun 24, 2019

No matter who your customer is or what you’re selling, it’s more likely than not that your customer will have to go through several steps before choosing to buy your product or service. Think about your own shopping habits: you don’t just buy the first thing you see. The first thin...

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21 Ways to Triple Your B2B E-Commerce Conversions 21 WAYS TO TRIPLE YOUR B2B E-COMMERCE CONVERSIONS

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Jun 24, 2019

It takes thoughtful work to scale an e-commerce store. I’m sure you’ve had a few growing pains of your own getting to the point where you are today. However, you’re reading this because you may not be content with where your conversions are at this precise moment. You may not even ...

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Could the Breadcrumb Technique Help Boost Your Landing Page Conversions? COULD THE BREADCRUMB TECHNIQUE HELP BOOST YOUR LANDING PAGE CONVERSIONS?

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Jun 24, 2019

We’ve all heard the term “less is more”. And we’ve been told this applies for landing pages too. I.e. your forms should be short and only ask for only the bare minimum of required information if you want to convert. As an example, one of the main questions someone typically h...

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JIG: THE HIGHEST QUALITY CONTROL STANDARDS IN AVIATION JIG: THE HIGHEST QUALITY CONTROL STANDARDS IN AVIATION

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Jun 24, 2019

It all started in the 1970s with the major oil companies running joint ventures* together at the larger airports all around the world. Prior to that they had all had their own standards when it comes to the transport, logistics, storage, distribution and quality control of fuels. They therefore deci...

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27-year-old Search Marketing CEO Lands 13-stop U.S. Speaking Tour 27-YEAR-OLD SEARCH MARKETING CEO LANDS 13-STOP U.S. SPEAKING TOUR

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Jun 23, 2019

Digital Summit, the largest conference series in the digital marketing industry, has invited Mehrguth to share his unique presentation, 5 Data-Validated Tactics to Increase the Experienced Marketer’s Qualified Lead Volume (…and 3 Tactics Guaranteed to Fail) with their audiences across t...

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Why The Airbus A321XLR Was The Star Of The Paris Air Show WHY THE AIRBUS A321XLR WAS THE STAR OF THE PARIS AIR SHOW

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Jun 21, 2019

The Airbus A321XLR was launched at the Paris Air Show on Monday, and  since then has sold like a proverbial hot cake. With 243 commitments including 152 new orders, it’s clearly a popular plane. Let’s find out why. When Airbus announced the A321XLR even before mid-morning coffee on ...

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AINsight: Green Skies Ahead AINSIGHT: GREEN SKIES AHEAD

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Jun 21, 2019

Business aviation does not rank high among the identifiable sources of greenhouse gas emitters. The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) estimates that business aviation is responsible for about 2 percent of civil aviation’s CO2 emissions, which are themselves just 2 percent of wo...

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New Regulations for Air Charter Industry NEW REGULATIONS FOR AIR CHARTER INDUSTRY

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Jun 21, 2019

Department of Transportation (DOT) New Rules Titled: Increasing Air Charter Transportation Options. Air charter brokers have been unregulated since the industry’s dawn, yet many in the field have long called for oversight to rein in abuses like failure to provide an accurate estimate of the tr...

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Green Skies Ahead GREEN SKIES AHEAD

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Jun 21, 2019

Business aviation does not rank high among the identifiable sources of greenhouse gas emitters. The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) estimates that business aviation is responsible for about 2 percent of civil aviation’s CO2 emissions, which are themselves just 2 percent of wo...

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Airbus Order Upsizing – What Is It And Why Does It Matter? AIRBUS ORDER UPSIZING – WHAT IS IT AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?

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Jun 20, 2019

Aircraft orders at air shows are not as straightforward as they might seem. While headline figures may look promising, underneath all that it’s not always the whole picture. An order of 50 planes is often really a conversion of lots and a new order of a few, whereas other orders may be outrigh...

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The blockbuster aircraft at the Paris Air Show – the Airbus A321XLR THE BLOCKBUSTER AIRCRAFT AT THE PARIS AIR SHOW – THE AIRBUS A321XLR

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Jun 20, 2019

A few days prior to the Paris Air Show, the aviation community has speculated and almost confirmed that Airbus is releasing a new aircraft type. Airbus has upgraded their most successful aircraft ever the Airbus A320. A stretched variant of the A320 family with more seats and now even more range, th...

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How LEAP’s ‘Summer of Love’ made the 2019 Paris Air Show shine HOW LEAP’S ‘SUMMER OF LOVE’ MADE THE 2019 PARIS AIR SHOW SHINE

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Jun 20, 2019

At this week’s Paris Air Show, CFM International tallied a string of stunning sales contracts for its best-selling LEAP turbofan engine. In three days, the GE Aviation and Safran joint company announced orders and commitments for more than 1,150 LEAP engines, along with long-term services agre...

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Aviation industry electrified by Paris Air Show debuts AVIATION INDUSTRY ELECTRIFIED BY PARIS AIR SHOW DEBUTS

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Jun 20, 2019

This week’s Paris Air Show, much like the Geneva Motor Show that ran in March of this year, is proving to a massive game changer for the aviation industry as aircraft makers from startups to aerospace giants embrace electrification. Aviation is a massive user of fossil fuels and as the call fo...

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Aerospace faces major challenges in the year ahead, but first-movers will benefit AEROSPACE FACES MAJOR CHALLENGES IN THE YEAR AHEAD, BUT FIRST-MOVERS WILL BENEFIT

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Jun 20, 2019

In the past year, the aerospace & defence (A&D) industry globally saw record deliveries, growth and profitability. However, the year ahead portends to be much more challenging, and not just because of the Boeing 737 MAX crisis, although that situation could itself colour what happens well be...

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Jet Engines are not the only GE Tech Powering Boeing’s Latest Wide-Body Passenger Jet JET ENGINES ARE NOT THE ONLY GE TECH POWERING BOEING’S LATEST WIDE-BODY PASSENGER JET

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Jun 19, 2019

The sleek, raptorlike wings with folding tips of Boeing’s new wide-body passenger jet, the 777X, are not the only departure from the earlier aircraft in the successful 777 series. The plane will be also packed with fancy avionics touch-screen displays in the cockpit that make flying easier, ca...

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Paintmaker PPG’s Digital Transformation Ripples Around The World PAINTMAKER PPG’S DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION RIPPLES AROUND THE WORLD

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Jun 18, 2019

PPG has seen many changes over its 135-year history. Originally a glass manufacturer, PPG transitioned the core of its business to paints and specialty coatings that are used on everything from driverless cars to the posts on NHL goals. But the latest change may be the most drastic. PPG has undergon...

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GE Aviation Well-Positioned for Military Portfolio Growth GE AVIATION WELL-POSITIONED FOR MILITARY PORTFOLIO GROWTH

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Jun 18, 2019

Militaries around the world have faced sustainment challenges with their aircraft, generally stemming from issues related to age, maintenance, supply and support issues. What we’ve seen in the last few years is a concerted effort, particularly by the United States military, to upgrade and impr...

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OPERATING A BUSINESS JET TO ARGENTINA OPERATING A BUSINESS JET TO ARGENTINA

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Jun 18, 2019

Over the last few years, Argentina has become an increasingly popular destination for business aviation, particularly among operators who travel regionally between Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. While Argentina is a relatively straightforward operating environment for business aviation, with manageab...

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The Big Four: the aircraft that shaped private jet travel THE BIG FOUR: THE AIRCRAFT THAT SHAPED PRIVATE JET TRAVEL

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Jun 18, 2019

Business jets have created a world of opportunity for businesses and high wealth individuals around the world, allowing them the ability to fly themselves or send predominant staff to places that commercial flights can’t reach. They allowed these executives to attend imperative meetings and be...

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4 Tips for Mastering Power-Off Landings 4 TIPS FOR MASTERING POWER-OFF LANDINGS

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Jun 18, 2019

You’ve got to do it on your private license and you get to do it again on commercial, the wonderful power-off landings. Whether it’s practicing power-off 180’s to land on a point of the runway or encountering a real-life scenario of being in the traffic pattern without an engine, h...

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History of Airbus DS factories in Seville HISTORY OF AIRBUS DS FACTORIES IN SEVILLE

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Jun 17, 2019

Airbus Defence & Space has just celebrated the first ten years of its San Pablo Sur factory in Seville with a festive open day for employees and their families. Through various recreational and informative activities, such as augmented reality games, access to the interior of aircraft, and a spe...

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Things To Know Before Buying An Unmanned Aircraft THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE BUYING AN UNMANNED AIRCRAFT

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Jun 17, 2019

The operation of unmanned aircraft systems or “drones” can pose a serious threat to manned flights and people and property on the ground, especially when they aren’t operated safely and responsibly, or in accordance with State rules and regulations. In light of their growing popula...

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AVIATION FUELLING IN EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS AVIATION FUELLING IN EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS

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Jun 17, 2019

The aviation industry is booming. The number of planes in the sky continues to climb (IATA, 2018), while almost all airports in the world with over 20 million passengers per year are either congested or will face capacity issues in the next 10 years.

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Taking a Fresh Look at the Aircraft Cockpit TAKING A FRESH LOOK AT THE AIRCRAFT COCKPIT

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Jun 17, 2019

Next time you board a commercial airliner or business jet take a quick glance over your shoulder. The flight deck has changed a lot over the last couple of decades. So if you’re expecting to see a cockpit cluttered with lots of dials, gauges, switches and artificial horizons, you’ll be s...

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Airbus announces the A321XLR at Paris AIRBUS ANNOUNCES THE A321XLR AT PARIS

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Jun 17, 2019

On the first day of the Paris Air Show, Airbus has formally announced its A321XLR variant – the longest range single-aisle airliner currently on the market. Based on the A321neo and neoLR variants, this model will bring 30% lower fuel burn per seat than previous-generation competitor aircraft....

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FROM CABIN CREW TO FUTURE PILOT FROM CABIN CREW TO FUTURE PILOT

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Jun 16, 2019

We are basically only aircrew family said William with a smirk on his face and his eyes shining with pride. For a moment, it felt like we were in the sky chattering about his admiration for the aviation world.  It is Tuesday morning and William is having a break from his studying for tomorrows ...

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Which New York Airport Is Best To Fly Into? WHICH NEW YORK AIRPORT IS BEST TO FLY INTO?

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Jun 16, 2019

New York is a bustling metropolitan area. There are also three major airports servicing the area. Two are major international airports while the third operates primarily short- and medium-haul flights. These three airports are New York-JFK, Newark Liberty, and LaGuardia airport. All three have their...

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Why Do Some Airlines Rotate Their Aircraft Around Bases? WHY DO SOME AIRLINES ROTATE THEIR AIRCRAFT AROUND BASES?

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Jun 16, 2019

Airlines strive for efficiency. If they run an efficient operation, they can serve more passengers, increase their reliability and, in the long-run, run a more profitable operation. However, sometimes airlines do things that don’t make the most sense. Some airlines rotate their aircraft around...

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Artificial Intelligence (AI): Paving the way for more efficiency in digital aviation ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI): PAVING THE WAY FOR MORE EFFICIENCY IN DIGITAL AVIATION

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Jun 14, 2019

Lufthansa Systems is currently engaged in various AI initiatives and projects covering flight scheduling, turnaround processes and passenger apps. Air traffic is growing at an average annual rate of five percent. In 2035 around 40,000 aircraft will share the airspace – twice as many as today. ...

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Operational trial of Aireon service shows potential for big benefits OPERATIONAL TRIAL OF AIREON SERVICE SHOWS POTENTIAL FOR BIG BENEFITS

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Jun 14, 2019

At the end of March, together with NAV CANADA, we started trial use of Aireon’s satellite based ADS-B system to track aircraft flying through the world’s busiest piece of oceanic airspace – the North Atlantic. That has allowed us to progress from the traditional, procedural form of...

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Can Star Ratings Of Airlines Be Trusted? CAN STAR RATINGS OF AIRLINES BE TRUSTED?

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Jun 13, 2019

In a world where everyone can now easily become a critic, navigating our way through the vast swathes of reviews can be daunting. After all, human nature dictates we will only ever comment on something exceptional. This is why ‘average’ reviews are rarely seen, with either excellent or s...

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US EPA WILL IMPLEMENT CO2 STANDARDS FOR AIRCRAFT ENGINES US EPA WILL IMPLEMENT CO2 STANDARDS FOR AIRCRAFT ENGINES

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Jun 13, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this month that it will issue regulations to implement International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) design certification standards for CO2 emissions from aircraft engines.  The EPA rules are slated to be published in September 2019 an...

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18 FUTURISTIC COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY AIRCRAFT CONCEPTS THAT WILL DOMINATE THE SKIES 18 FUTURISTIC COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY AIRCRAFT CONCEPTS THAT WILL DOMINATE THE SKIES

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Jun 12, 2019

The aviation industry, until recently, was driven by the need to have bigger aircraft that could carry more people. This led to the birth of wide-body aircraft such as the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747. Unfortunately, large aircraft are only profitable if all passenger seats are filled and that&rsq...

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After A Bleak Winter, Summer Provides Opportunities For Pilot Careers AFTER A BLEAK WINTER, SUMMER PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR PILOT CAREERS

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Jun 11, 2019

During the winter, bankruptcies and staff lay-offs have shaken up the aviation industry, especially in Europe. Rising fuel costs, the growth of passenger numbers slowing and thin profit margins were many of the factors that put a strain on the bank balances of airlines in Europe, especially on the s...

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United Is Using Technology To Ensure People Make Flight Connections UNITED IS USING TECHNOLOGY TO ENSURE PEOPLE MAKE FLIGHT CONNECTIONS

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Jun 11, 2019

An interesting new trend that has appeared in the commercial aviation space is airlines offering services to ensure that their passengers make their connections. United has revealed that they are using new technology to balance departing times, letting late runners board in time. In the past, it was...

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A giant leap forward for aviation connectivity A GIANT LEAP FORWARD FOR AVIATION CONNECTIVITY

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Jun 11, 2019

In the fast-expanding world of inflight connectivity (IFC), change is constant and progress is essential. If a company fails to continuously develop, they risk being left behind. Inmarsat has already led the way with the development of our market-leading Global Xpress (GX) network, which powers the ...

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A Look at Therapy Pet Rules by Airline A LOOK AT THERAPY PET RULES BY AIRLINE

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Jun 10, 2019

Following a string of incidents last year including headline-grabbing tales of abandoned hamsters and the denied boarding of peacocks and squirrels, domestic airlines have decidedly called fowl foul on which pets adequately provide emotional support. While there is no doubt that some passengers...

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Airlines call for implementation of global carbon offsetting scheme AIRLINES CALL FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF GLOBAL CARBON OFFSETTING SCHEME

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Jun 07, 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 75th Annual General Meeting (AGM) overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling on governments to continue important work for full implementation of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) agreed through the UN&...

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Additive Manufacturing Takes Flight with Marshall Aerospace ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TAKES FLIGHT WITH MARSHALL AEROSPACE

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Jun 07, 2019

For Marshall Aerospace and Defense Group, the time is now to take flight. As one of the world’s largest privately owned and independent aerospace and defense companies, Marshall is consistently pushing the boundaries to engineer accurate, complex, functional and lightweight parts with streamli...

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FAA UPDATES COUNTER-DRONE GUIDANCE FOR U.S. AIRPORTS FAA UPDATES COUNTER-DRONE GUIDANCE FOR U.S. AIRPORTS

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Jun 07, 2019

On May 7, 2019, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Office of Airports Safety and Standards released up-to-date guidance on the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) detection or prevention systems near commercial airports.  Such systems are referred to as counter-UAS, or C-UAS f...

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How blockchain can improve the aviation industry HOW BLOCKCHAIN CAN IMPROVE THE AVIATION INDUSTRY

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Jun 07, 2019

The aerospace industry is vast (in 2018, revenues were US$838 billion), complex, and interconnected — and growing rapidly. Demand for new commercial aircraft may reach approximately 40,000 planes over the next 20 years. As they expand, the companies that manufacture, operate, and service aircr...

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AIR FRANCE – KLM FLYING BLUE PROMO REWARDS JUNE 2019 AIR FRANCE – KLM FLYING BLUE PROMO REWARDS JUNE 2019

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Jun 06, 2019

Air France – KLM Flying Blue has just published their Promo Rewards, covering 21 destinations. Redeem Flying Blue miles online from now till 30 June 2019 to enjoy up to 50% redemption discount off Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class award rates. This offer is valid for redemption on fl...

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EMIRATES TO LAUNCH WORLD’S SHORTEST A380 SUPERJUMBO FLIGHT EMIRATES TO LAUNCH WORLD’S SHORTEST A380 SUPERJUMBO FLIGHT

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Jun 05, 2019

Emirates will run the world’s shortest flight on the biggest commercial plane available from July 1, 2019. Flying from Dubai to Muscat twice per day, the A380 flight to the Omani capital will have an in-air time of around one hour. The distance between the two cities is 340 kilometres. (217 Mi...

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Why Does Every Airbus Aircraft Start With A 3? WHY DOES EVERY AIRBUS AIRCRAFT START WITH A 3?

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Jun 05, 2019

The confetti has just been cleaned up after the whole aviation community celebrated the 50th anniversary of Airbus less than a week ago. Exactly 50 years ago the story of a European multinational company started, when France and West Germany signed a document, affirming their commitment to the Airbu...

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New Features for FltPlan.com Safety Management System and FltLogic Scheduling Program NEW FEATURES FOR FLTPLAN.COM SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND FLTLOGIC SCHEDULING PROGRAM

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Jun 05, 2019

We’ve added several new features within the FltPlan.com Safety Management System (SMS) and FltLogic flight scheduling program. FltPlan.com has partnered with the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) to enable FltSafety.com SMS subscribers who are ACSF members, to voluntarily file Aviation Safe...

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How the amazing aviation innovations behind D-Day laid the foundations for modern air traffic control HOW THE AMAZING AVIATION INNOVATIONS BEHIND D-DAY LAID THE FOUNDATIONS FOR MODERN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL

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Jun 04, 2019

On Friday 24 May 2019 more than 8,700 flights were handled in UK airspace in what is likely to be our busiest day of the year. Highly specialised and experienced controllers, assistants, engineers, analysts, software developers and many other people, possessing more than 10,000 years of combine...

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Human resources in the aeronautical industry HUMAN RESOURCES IN THE AERONAUTICAL INDUSTRY

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Jun 04, 2019

The aeronautical industry has always stood out for its exceptional levels of technology and innovation, which go hand in hand with the activities it carries out. And this is also reflected in the context of human resources. This industry is characterised by massive diversity in terms of profiles, ge...

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The U.S.’s First Jet Engine Began Formal Testing 77 Years Ago THE U.S.’S FIRST JET ENGINE BEGAN FORMAL TESTING 77 YEARS AGO

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Jun 03, 2019

First Engine to Test (FETT) is a major milestone on every engine program.  So, imagine the anxiety and excitement when GE’s first jet engine began formal testing 77 years ago in Lynn, Mass. The GE team ran its first engine within seven months of the US Government’s decision to build...

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Airline Satisfaction At An All-Time High AIRLINE SATISFACTION AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH

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Jun 03, 2019

The newest J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study has been released, and it is good news. Customer satisfaction with airlines is at an all-time high. Even the legacy airlines saw an overall increase in customer satisfaction.The leading reasons that customers are happier with their flig...

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Embracing Artificial Intelligence in aviation and air traffic management EMBRACING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN AVIATION AND AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

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Jun 03, 2019

I was in Brussels last month for Eurocontrol’s Artificial Intelligence in Aviation event for a chance to cut through the hype and look at real, practical ways in which this disruptive technology can help transform how the aviation industry works, and the challenges that exist in getting there....

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Celebrating 50 Years of Airbus Part 1: A300, A310, A320 Series & A340 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF AIRBUS PART 1: A300, A310, A320 SERIES & A340

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Jun 02, 2019

It was a bit more than fifty years ago – on May 29, 1969 – that the then-French Minister of Transport and German Minister of Economy Affairs signed an agreement to jointly develop the Airbus A300, thus giving life to what has become one of the two largest aircraft manufacturers in the wo...

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All you need to know about Aircraft Maintenance Engineering ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEERING

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May 31, 2019

For safety of aircraft operation, it is essential that all maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification work of an aircraft is carried out by qualified engineers. To ensure this, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) conducts examination and also issues Basic Maintenance Engineer’s Ce...

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Skies of Japan: Aviation News from Japan SKIES OF JAPAN: AVIATION NEWS FROM JAPAN

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May 31, 2019

Today as you can see from the cover image  I have a slightly different post than usual.
After considering putting more effort (or maybe I should say at least some effort into my YouTube channel for quite a while now, I finally decided to do so starting with a monthly show titled Skies of...

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Global Aviation Kerosene Market 2019  Expert Survey, Analysis And Market Professional GLOBAL AVIATION KEROSENE MARKET 2019 EXPERT SURVEY, ANALYSIS AND MARKET PROFESSIONAL

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May 31, 2019

The Global Aviation Kerosene Market research report intends to illuminate diverse crucial facets in the global Aviation Kerosene industry including market size, share, consumption tendencies, market trends, vital segments, and key participants operating in the industry. The report mainly revolves ar...

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10 Things You Need To Know About Sustainable Aviation Fuel 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUEL

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May 27, 2019

You may have heard about it, or it may be news to you: KLM is using Sustainable Aviation Fuel – a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels – on a number of its flights. In fact, KLM was the first airline to operate a commercial flight in 2011 using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). What&rs...

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Addressing the Surveillance need in Wind Energy with Automated Drones ADDRESSING THE SURVEILLANCE NEED IN WIND ENERGY WITH AUTOMATED DRONES

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May 27, 2019

As the world is awaking to the realization that we need to become less reliant on fossil fuels and we need to do it now, alternative green energy sources like wind energy are becoming all the more essential. However, there are always growing pains for industries expanding as rapidly as wind energy i...

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The origin of the autopilot THE ORIGIN OF THE AUTOPILOT

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May 27, 2019

Today we talk about an aircraft’s autopilot very naturally, and we think of this technology as being an intrinsic part of the aircraft. This is actually very nearly the case, especially as it is over a century since the innovation was first used. In essence, an “autopilot” is a sys...

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ICAO Provisions For Wildlife Strikes Hazard Reduction In Aerodromes ICAO PROVISIONS FOR WILDLIFE STRIKES HAZARD REDUCTION IN AERODROMES

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May 24, 2019

The international civil aviation network carries over four billion passengers around the world annually. In celebrating ICAO's 75th Anniversary Celebrations, we will be highlighting some of the crucial safety achievements that have enabled this. We hope you follow our UnitingAviation.com series ...

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U.S. Air Force F-35s and F-15s Could Get Drone Wingmen U.S. AIR FORCE F-35S AND F-15S COULD GET DRONE WINGMEN

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May 23, 2019

The U.S. Air Force has identified the manned fighters that, in coming years, could get robotic wingmen. A new version of the Air Force’s F-35A stealth fighter, as well as the heavily upgraded version of the F-15 that the flying branch hopes to acquire, both could function as flight leads for t...

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The Eaglet Inspires the Next Generation of Aviators THE EAGLET INSPIRES THE NEXT GENERATION OF AVIATORS

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May 23, 2019

With more than 1,600 hours of ultralight flying time under his belt, Ronald Stokes, EAA 250174, considers himself an aviation enthusiast. The first time Ronald flew, he was 15 years old. He was immediately hooked. “I took up rock climbing and mountain climbing just so I could get higher up in ...

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How does aircraft leasing work – Aircraft leasing explained HOW DOES AIRCRAFT LEASING WORK – AIRCRAFT LEASING EXPLAINED

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May 22, 2019

Some of us might not even have heard of leasing companies before. Some, who have explored the intricacies of aviation, know that airlines sometimes lease aircraft, instead of buying them. In addition, terms like wet lease, dry lease or damp lease agreement fluctuates around aviation news sites. For ...

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How does aircraft leasing work HOW DOES AIRCRAFT LEASING WORK

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May 22, 2019

Some of us might not even have heard of leasing companies before. Some, who have explored the intricacies of aviation, know that airlines sometimes lease aircraft, instead of buying them. In addition, terms like wet lease, dry lease or damp lease agreement fluctuates around aviation news sites. ...

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How Does ameliaRES Help Airlines Drive Revenues HOW DOES AMELIARES HELP AIRLINES DRIVE REVENUES

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May 21, 2019

Between fierce competition and constantly changing marketing conditions, the airline industry is easily one of the most demanding business sectors in the world. Volatile economic conditions and fuel prices, corporate mergers, governmental regulations, environmental concerns, and rapid technological ...

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Kick-start a high flying career at the Aviation Job Expo KICK-START A HIGH FLYING CAREER AT THE AVIATION JOB EXPO

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May 20, 2019

Hosts of the Aviation Job Expo, Aviation Job Search, have teamed up with training provider, Cabin Crew Wings, to offer one lucky winner a professional cabin crew training course. The winning recipient will receive a two day course designed to give a unique insight into the cabin crew profession. The...

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Essential soft skills for aviation leadership ESSENTIAL SOFT SKILLS FOR AVIATION LEADERSHIP

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May 20, 2019

As the passenger experience becomes more central to the aviation industry, possessing the right soft skills is critical for leaders and aspiring leaders. According to a study by ServiceElements published in Aviation Pros, 90% of those working in aviation surveyed said the problems they face involve ...

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New FAA Regulations for Drones: What You Need to Know NEW FAA REGULATIONS FOR DRONES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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May 20, 2019

As an aeronautics school, we have certainly taken note of the fact that drones are soaring in popularity. They can be used to take incredible aerial videos, to race other drones, and to fly just for fun on a nice day. Though these small aircrafts seem negligible compared to the commercial planes soa...

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How can we develop women leaders in aviation HOW CAN WE DEVELOP WOMEN LEADERS IN AVIATION

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May 17, 2019

Across the board, women in leadership are underrepresented. While the number of women in leadership positions has increased, there still remains a long way to go. According to research by Grant Thornton, the percentage of businesses around the world with at least one woman in senior management has i...

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Is Pilot Career A Good Option? Pros and Cons Of A Career As A Pilot IS PILOT CAREER A GOOD OPTION? PROS AND CONS OF A CAREER AS A PILOT

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May 17, 2019

At first glance, a career as a pilot might look like an excellent option. You get to soar through the beautiful skies, work in different countries and meet a lot of people in the destinations that you land. You hear inspiring stories, such as the one where a man worked his way up from a cleaner to a...

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GE Aviation’s Quick Six With Mechanic Carlos Duenas GE AVIATION’S QUICK SIX WITH MECHANIC CARLOS DUENAS

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May 17, 2019

In our next installment of Quick Six, we sat down with Carlos Duenas, lead mechanic at GE Aviation Flight Test Operations, located in Victorville, California. I am what you call an A&P, an Airframe and Powerplant mechanic. I am a lead mechanic and also an inspector. When the engine comes in, I w...

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Royal Navy Will Always Have One Aircraft Carrier at "High Readiness." ROYAL NAVY WILL ALWAYS HAVE ONE AIRCRAFT CARRIER AT "HIGH READINESS."

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May 16, 2019

The United Kingdom’s new defense secretary has signalled that the Royal Navy at all times will operate at least one fully combat-capable aircraft carrier. Penny Mordaunt took over after Prime Minister Theresa May in early May 2019 fired former defense secretary Gavin Williamson for allegedly l...

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Blockchain in Aviation: Take Off BLOCKCHAIN IN AVIATION: TAKE OFF

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May 16, 2019

Today, aviation unites the world. It has become an irreplaceable key in globalization, taking businessmen across the world and reuniting families. On a daily basis, there are 100,000 flights around the globe transporting 2 million people. It is a sector that connects several industries, from engine ...

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MORE AIRPORTS ADDING FREE SERVICE TO AID BLIND, LOW VISION TRAVELERS MORE AIRPORTS ADDING FREE SERVICE TO AID BLIND, LOW VISION TRAVELERS

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May 16, 2019

There’s a growing list of airports offering passengers free access to an augmented reality service that provides greater mobility and independence to blind passengers and those with low vision. Some theme parks and all the museums in Washington, D.C. that are part of the Smithsonian Institutio...

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Airbus Launches Satellite Imaging Startup UP42 AIRBUS LAUNCHES SATELLITE IMAGING STARTUP UP42

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May 15, 2019

The aerospace manufacturing company Airbus has launched a new startup to provide satellite imaging services. Known as the UP42, it’s designed to help government entities, as well as private organizations, collect and use satellite imaging data. UP42 won’t necessarily build or launch sate...

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What Is Special Use Airspace? WHAT IS SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE?

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May 15, 2019

If you are interested in a career in aviation like a pilot or a flight dispatcher, you are going to need to know about airspace and the many different types. There is controlled and uncontrolled airspace as well as different classes within controlled airspace itself. But where does special use airsp...

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Plane Spotting at San Francisco Airport Bayfront Park PLANE SPOTTING AT SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT BAYFRONT PARK

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May 14, 2019

One of the best places to spot at San Francisco Airport (SFO) is Bayfront Park which looks across to runways 28L/R. This location is a public park alongside the Old Bayshore Highway, a short distance from the Bayshore Freeway (101) and the airport terminals. From this spot you can see all ...

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New Drone Regulations Will Come Into Effect on June 1, 2019 NEW DRONE REGULATIONS WILL COME INTO EFFECT ON JUNE 1, 2019

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May 14, 2019

While the use of drones is most often raised as a cautionary tale in the popular media, the commercial application of these aircraft has resulted in a rapidly expanding industry with diverse applications throughout Canada. According to Transport Canada, an estimated 193,500 drones are being flown in...

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The U.S. Navy THE U.S. NAVY'S MOST ADVANCED AIRCRAFT CARRIER EVER HAS SOME PROBLEMS

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May 14, 2019

Rep. Rob Wittman, a Virginia Republican who sits on the House's seapower subcommittee, told Navy officials they shouldn't shrink the carrier fleet while the Chinese navy is growing its own force of flattops. China has one carrier in service and is building at least two more. The U.S. Na...

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Training Skills: New Internship and Apprenticeship Programs Build Welder Pipeline TRAINING SKILLS: NEW INTERNSHIP AND APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS BUILD WELDER PIPELINE

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May 14, 2019

Weeks after graduating from Bellbrook High School in Greene County, Ohio, Cory Sheldon was working at one of the biggest aerospace manufacturers in the world learning how to weld jet engine parts. Interested in a hands-on job, Cory chose to attend Greene County Career Center his junior and seni...

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Is Boeing Canceling the Boeing 737 MAX IS BOEING CANCELING THE BOEING 737 MAX

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May 13, 2019

After the Ethiopian Flight ET302 crashed on Sunday, the whole world is still grieving the 157 victims of the disaster. However, this is the second deadly Boeing 737 MAX 8 crash in the span of fewer than 6 months. Back in October, a Lion Air MAX 8 plunged into the sea on flight JT 610. The two a...

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The Magic Formula to Make A Stealth 6th Generation Fighter Unbeatable THE MAGIC FORMULA TO MAKE A STEALTH 6TH GENERATION FIGHTER UNBEATABLE

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May 13, 2019

They can’t just nibble around the edges and launch weapons over long ranges,” said Gunzinger. “But actually penetrate to deliver a variety of weapons that they can carry in large numbers.” The scenario goes like this: In 2030, Russia invades the Baltic States. As the U.S. sen...

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How can airports prevent personal injury lawsuits HOW CAN AIRPORTS PREVENT PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUITS

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May 13, 2019

How can we ensure that the airport environment is always safe and accidents that could result in personal injury claims and lawsuits are prevented? Steve Howards, Content Marketing Manager at Herrig & Vogt, provides us with the answer. Did you know that more people get injured at an airport...

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Safety in Aviation: Listen to your flight attendant SAFETY IN AVIATION: LISTEN TO YOUR FLIGHT ATTENDANT

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May 12, 2019

Last Sunday, Aeroflot flight SU1492 caught fire upon emergency landing at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport. Unfortunately, 41 people lost their lives as a result of this accident. We wish to use this opportunity to express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of all of the victims of this ...

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The Story of How American Air Power Was Born THE STORY OF HOW AMERICAN AIR POWER WAS BORN

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May 09, 2019

On March 25, 1898, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt recommended that two officers “of scientific attainment and practical ability” be appointed to investigate the Samuel P. Langley flying machine and report on its “practicability and potentiality for use in war.&r...

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J47 becomes most-produced jet engine J47 BECOMES MOST-PRODUCED JET ENGINE

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May 09, 2019

The J47 powered several different military aircraft during its run, including the F-86 Sabre, Boeing B-47 Stratojet, FJ-2 Fury and B-36 Peacemaker. The J-47 also had numerous off-label applications. These included the fastest jet-propelled train, heavy-duty snowblowers for railroads and the Spirit o...

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THESE AIRLINES HAVE A CLEAN RECORD WHEN IT COMES TO AN FLYING MISHAPS THESE AIRLINES HAVE A CLEAN RECORD WHEN IT COMES TO AN FLYING MISHAPS

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May 08, 2019

While any plane accident in the advanced age may feel like a dreadful event, there's no getting away from the way that a few carriers are more secure than others. That much is made by clear by the presence of an EU "boycott" of transporters prohibited from hovering above European airsp...

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What’s the difference between Cabin Crew and Flight Attendants WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CABIN CREW AND FLIGHT ATTENDANTS

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May 08, 2019

At first glance, these terms look like they mean the same thing – a person that makes sure that passengers are happy by entertaining you. A person that showcases you the safety instruction at the beginning of the flight and makes sure you depart for your destination and arrive at it as safely ...

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Air Transport Monthly Monitor AIR TRANSPORT MONTHLY MONITOR

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May 08, 2019

The air transport industry is not only a vital engine of global socio-economic growth, but it is also of vital importance as a catalyst for economic development. Not only does the industry create direct and indirect employment and support tourism and local businesses, but it also stimulates foreign ...

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What role do emissions from international shipping and aviation play in the global climate WHAT ROLE DO EMISSIONS FROM INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING AND AVIATION PLAY IN THE GLOBAL CLIMATE

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May 06, 2019

In advance of the United Nations Secretary General’s climate summit in September, many countries are vowing to ramp up their Paris agreement commitments to help limit the increase in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius. However, the growing emissions from two economic sectors – in...

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Overcoming the barriers to entry for aviation biofuels OVERCOMING THE BARRIERS TO ENTRY FOR AVIATION BIOFUELS

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May 03, 2019

Aviation is both one of the fastest growing emissions sources and one of the most challenging to decarbonise. The available solutions are limited. Despite growing hype around passenger electric alternatives, electrification is unlikely to prove a near-term option except for small aircraft on short h...

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GE Lifts the U.S. Into the Jet Age GE LIFTS THE U.S. INTO THE JET AGE

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May 03, 2019

On October 1, 1942, a Bell XP-59A Airacomet powered by two GE I-A turbojet engines roared down a remote runway at Muroc Dry Lake in California and slowly lifted off the ground. Bell test pilot Bob Stanley took notes of the maiden flight: “Duration of flight: 30 minutes. Throttle was applied pr...

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5 AIRPLANES YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT 5 AIRPLANES YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

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May 01, 2019

Airplanes are of varied shapes and sizes and they likewise accompany distinctive motors. Diverse air ships are for various purposes and for all the flight lovers out there, this article will be exceptionally useful, as here we will be talking about the distinctive sorts of airplanes on the planet an...

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Proudly building a sustainable future for aviation PROUDLY BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR AVIATION

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Apr 29, 2019

IATA marked its 74th anniversary on April 19. Our founding members gave their association a very clear mission: “To promote safe, regular, and economical air transport for the benefit of the people of the world, to foster air commerce, and to study the problems connected therewith.” It i...

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Spring into Flying: Aircraft Detailing Guide SPRING INTO FLYING: AIRCRAFT DETAILING GUIDE

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Apr 26, 2019

Whether you’ve stored it or flew it throughout winter, your airplane may be in desperate need of a thorough cleaning this spring. Corrosives, pollutants, debris, grease, UV rays and even fluctuating temperatures can wreak havoc on your aircraft’s exterior. And the situation can be even w...

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Russia RUSSIA'S 'F-16' IS DANGEROUS: WATCH THIS FIGHTER JET CRUSH SOME 'ARMOR'

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Apr 24, 2019

The MiG-29’s new purpose was on full display at a recent combat exercise at the Ashuluk training grounds near the Astrakhan region in southwestern Russia. In a rarity for publicized, high-profile Russian aircraft drills, a squad of upgraded MiG-29SMT’s was deployed for the explicit purpo...

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Japan JAPAN'S NEW STEALTH FIGHTER: A HYBRID MIX OF THE F-22 AND F-35?

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Apr 24, 2019

he Japanese government wants to develop a new, radar-evading warplane by combining elements of the U.S. F-22 and F-35 stealth fighters. And now U.S. authorities are signalling they’ll release to Japan the secret technology that would make the hybrid fighter possible. Japan has been here before...

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Check Out This Picture: You Are Looking at the Greatest Aircraft Carrier Ever CHECK OUT THIS PICTURE: YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE GREATEST AIRCRAFT CARRIER EVER

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Apr 24, 2019

Shortly before USS Enterprise went to the breakers, a new ship bearing the name was laid down; CVN-65, the world’s first nuclear aircraft carrier. The latter USS Enterprise served for fifty years, before decommissioning in 2012. Another USS Enterprise, CVN-80, is scheduled for completion by 20...

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Here HERE'S WHY YOU DON'T MIX LSD AND NUCLEAR-POWERED AIRCRAFT CARRIERS

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Apr 24, 2019

In a copy of a plea deal obtained by Navy Times, Machinist's Mate (Nuclear Power) 3rd Class Philip S. Colegrove said he "wrongfully" brought the powerful hallucinogen aboard the Reagan while docked at various ports across Japan, as though there's a right way to bring acid into the ...

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All Hail the ALL HAIL THE 'NEW' STEALTH F-35 (RUSSIA AND CHINA WILL HATE IT)

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Apr 24, 2019

key part of the Small Diameter Bomb II is a technology called a “tri-mode” seeker  a guidance system which can direct the weapon using millimeter wave radar, uncooled imaging infrared guidance and semi-active laser technology. The Air Force has begun early testing, software developm...

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The Story of How F-35s Are Getting Ready for a War Against Russia THE STORY OF HOW F-35S ARE GETTING READY FOR A WAR AGAINST RUSSIA'S MIGHTY S-400

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Apr 23, 2019

The Air Force F-35 is using “open air” ranges and computer simulation to practice combat missions against the best Chinese and Russian-made air-defense technologies   as a way to prepare to enemy threats anticipated in the mid-2020s and beyond.The testing is aimed at addressing...

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Be Afraid, F-35: Is the New F-15X a Threat or Not? BE AFRAID, F-35: IS THE NEW F-15X A THREAT OR NOT?

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Apr 23, 2019

Bloomberg Government reports that the Pentagon plans on asking lawmakers for $1.2 billion to procure 12 Boeing’s F-15X fighters as part of its fiscal year 2020 budget request. The request, if approved, would be the Air Force’s first F-15 purchase since 2001, when it snatched up a handful...

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The Real Top Gun: Could China THE REAL TOP GUN: COULD CHINA'S J-20 FIGHTER BEAT AN F-35 OR F-22 IN A DOGFIGHT?

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Apr 23, 2019

As radar-guided missiles from fighters and ground-based launchers threaten aircraft from dozens, or even hundreds of miles away, stealth capabilities are increasingly perceived as necessary for keeping fighter pilots alive on the modern battlefield. But just how good is the J-20? And what is its int...

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Stealth on Steroids: How the B-2 Bomber and F-35 Will Get Even Deadlier STEALTH ON STEROIDS: HOW THE B-2 BOMBER AND F-35 WILL GET EVEN DEADLIER

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Apr 23, 2019

Additional computer-based B-2 upgrades include the now-in-development Defensive Management System, an emerging sensor system engineered to identify the location of enemy air defenses. This system, called DMS, uses computer empowered sensor technology to inform B-2 crews about where air defenses are....

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Report: Poland Will be Getting the F-35. Here REPORT: POLAND WILL BE GETTING THE F-35. HERE'S WHY THAT'S BIG NEWS.

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Apr 23, 2019

The F-22 is no longer manufactured and acquiring the Su-57, even though Russia recently suggested that it would be offering it to foreign customers, is simply a ridiculous scenario no one even dares to consider, especially within the current geopolitical context,” Siminski pointed out. Błaszcz...

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Coins and clapping: 8 aviation rituals, from the strange to the dangerous COINS AND CLAPPING: 8 AVIATION RITUALS, FROM THE STRANGE TO THE DANGEROUS

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Apr 23, 2019

It's happened again. A superstitious passenger in China delayed a flight to Bangkok for more than an hour on Saturday after throwing coins at the plane's engine for good luck.This was the fifth incident of its kind so far this year, according to the South China Morning Post. Passengers were ...

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Coming Soon: More complex air-launched unmanned aircraft demos COMING SOON: MORE COMPLEX AIR-LAUNCHED UNMANNED AIRCRAFT DEMOS

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Apr 23, 2019

The Army will rapidly develop and refine concepts for air-launched unmanned aircraft through a series of demonstrations over the next several years with plans to integrate whatever works into formations quickly, the head of the Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Aviation an...

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Check Out the XQ-58A (America CHECK OUT THE XQ-58A (AMERICA'S NEXT STEALTH SUPER WEAPON?)

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Apr 23, 2019

Boeing's Australian subsidiary on Feb. 27, 2019 unveiled its so-called "Airpower Teaming System," a 38-foot-long, jet-powered drone that Boeing said could carry weapons and sensors and fly as far as 2,000 miles—all while being more affordable than a $100-million manned jet. Boein...

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Stealth B-21 Raider: Here STEALTH B-21 RAIDER: HERE'S ALL OF THE NAMES THE AIR FORCE PASSED ON

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Apr 23, 2019

In May, the Air Force said it had whittled these down to a short list of 15 choices. Cole made the much awaited Raider announcement at the Air Force Association’s annual Air, Space and Cyber Conference in Maryland. War Is Boring submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for the rest of th...

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How One Submarine Killed a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier in a Simulation HOW ONE SUBMARINE KILLED A U.S. NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIER IN A SIMULATION

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Apr 23, 2019

This outcome was replicated time and time again over two years of war games, with opposing destroyers and nuclear attack submarines succumbing to the stealthy Swedish sub. Naval analyst Norman Polmar said the Gotland “ran rings” around the American carrier task force. Another source clai...

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The U.S. Navy THE U.S. NAVY'S LATEST AIRCRAFT CARRIER WILL BE DELAYED IN DELIVERY

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Apr 22, 2019

The Navy can't afford many more delays with Ford. The sailing branch has proposed to decommission the 21-year-old Nimitz-class carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the early 2020s, just halfway through her planned service life, in order to free up billions of dollars for newer ships including Ford-cla...

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Think An F-22 Raptor is Unstoppable? In 2009, France Shot It Down in a Simulation. THINK AN F-22 RAPTOR IS UNSTOPPABLE? IN 2009, FRANCE SHOT IT DOWN IN A SIMULATION.

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Apr 22, 2019

Eight times during a two-week war game in Alaska, individual German Typhoons flew against single F-22s in basic fighter maneuvers meant to simulate close-range dogfights. “We were evenly matched,” German Maj. Marc Gruene told Combat Aircraft.Past evidence seems to confirm that a French f...

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F-15EX Eagle Fighter Jet vs. Lockheed F-15EX EAGLE FIGHTER JET VS. LOCKHEED'S F-35: LET THE SHOWDOWN BEGIN

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Apr 22, 2019

The debate continues over the Pentagon’s proposal to buy new F-15EX Eagle fighters from Boeing to complement Lockheed Martin-made F-35 stealth fighters.As lawmakers weigh the military’s request, Air Force magazine has published an infographic comparing the two fighters.Both fighters cost...

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