First flight of Crew Dragon capsule to ISS

| February 18, 2019

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SpaceX has set March 2 for the first test launch of an uncrewed Crew Dragon to fly to the International Space Station. Ever since Yuri Gagarin’s historic flight in 1961, only three global superpowers -- the Soviet Union, U.S. and China -- have launched craft carrying humans into space. Since NASA’s shuttle program ended in 2011 American astronauts have had to hitch rides aboard Russia’s Soyuz, with each seat costing as much as $82 million.

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An uncertain future for cruise and aviation

Article | April 9, 2020

As we begin to hit what would be the peak season toward the middle of spring and start of summer, instead of reading stories of holiday go-ers preparing for their next big escape, we’re instead reading stories of two huge industries that may suffer huge losses following the coronavirus pandemic. As it currently stands, all major cruise lines have had major disruptions to their services as they’re forced to lay off thousands of workers indefinitely whilst ports to many countries remain closed for the foreseeable future - the first big disruption to the industry since 9/11. And whilst the extended period of time in which services aren’t running for, the issues that the cruise liners may suffer from most could be a damaged reputation following the spread of infections amongst a number of ships. With many different people from many different countries all coming together in one confined space, it allowed the virus to spread very quickly in some instances, such as the Diamond Princess, reporting over 700 confirmed cases .

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What To Expect From SWISS’ First Airbus A320neo

Article | February 19, 2020

On Thursday the 20th of February, SWISS will welcome its first Airbus A320neo. Here’s what to expect from the Lufthansa subsidiary’s new aircraft. SWISS is preparing for its new Airbus A320neo to enter into service. The first A320neo made its inaugural flight from the Airbus factory in Hamburg earlier this month and will be delivered to the airline’s hub at Zurich airport on Thursday this week.

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Is Supersonic Travel Compatible With The Environment?

Article | March 12, 2020

New technologies are helping supersonic flying make a comeback. While the aviation industry has been under scrutiny for its role in climate change over the years, Aerion is looking to maintain sustainable supersonic travel with the AS2. This plane will be the first privately built supersonic commercial aircraft ever. Set to enter into service by 2026, the model will deliver a Mach 1.4 supersonic cruise. It will also maintain the fastest subsonic cruise of any jet in history at Mach 0.95.

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Which Airlines Are Still Operating The Airbus A380?

Article | March 20, 2020

Many airlines that operate the A380 have said that they plan to halt flights until after the current crisis is over. But looking online, many of these airlines are, in fact, still operating A380 flights. Which airlines have grounded them and which are still flying? The Airbus A380 is a fantastic aircraft. It can fly around 500 passengers vast distances and form the backbone of many long-haul international routes. However, in a period of low demand, many airlines have said that they will halt A380 flights as it is simply not economical to fly them.

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