Southwest Airlines rescues stranded customers in Houston

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Southwest Airlines flew 500 customers out of the closed William P. Hobby Airport in Houston on Sunday, after Tropical Storm Harvey’s fierce rains and winds shut down most of the city, CNN reported Monday. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shut down the airport earlier in the day, leaving customers stranded.

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Aeroflot - Russian Airlines

Aeroflot is Russia’s de facto National carrier and largest Airline. Founded on March 17, 1923, Aeroflot is among the world’s oldest airlines and one of Russia’s most recognised brands. Aeroflot was the first Russian airline company to join the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in 1989.

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Good drones: the UAVs changing airport operations for the better

Article | February 27, 2020

Drones may be the source of groans in the aviation industry, with many causing delayed flights and safety hazards. But what about the vast potential for UAVs to provide assistance and even improve safety? Here's a look at how drones could help rather than hinder airports. The global commercial drone market is expected to grow by 26% each year from 2016 to reach a value of $10,738m by 2022. Even airports and airlines can benefit from the maturation of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology, with applications ranging from airport inspections to bird control and drone delivery.

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Could Altitude Hold The Key To Reducing Aviation Emissions?

Article | February 27, 2020

According to a new study, aircraft altitude could hold the key to drastically reducing global warming. Research shows that a lower flying altitude could help the aviation industry reduce its carbon footprint. That’s despite the fuel inefficiency of low altitude flights. When it comes to the climate, the aviation industry is heavily focused on investing in new technologies to keep passengers in the air. From biofuels to new aircraft designs, the focus is on bringing a green evolution to aviation. However, what if the answer to combatting climate change already existed? It might be a case of casting aside the rulebook and looking at aviation’s carbon footprint from a different angle.

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Which Airlines Should Order The Airbus A330-800neo?

Article | February 27, 2020

Last week, we received news that the Airbus A330-800 has finally achieved joint Type Certification from European and American civil aviation regulators. With this milestone achieved, airlines can feel even more confident adding the aircraft to their fleets. However, this smaller variant of the A330neo has only been ordered by a few airlines, in small quantities. Today we’ll look at what other airlines around the world might benefit from the A330-800.

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What Aircraft Are Best Suited For Arctic Flight?

Article | February 27, 2020

When operating aircraft above the Arctic Circle (66.5° N latitude) there are certain hazards to be aware of. We decided to take a look at what aircraft are best suited for Arctic flight.A huge problem with flying in the Arctic is not just icing, but the visual restrictions that are placed on pilots. During the spring and fall, whiteout or flat light can distort what a pilot sees. The horizon can suddenly disappear making objects appear as if they are floating in the air. This can make things like mountain ranges extremely difficult to judge.

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Aeroflot - Russian Airlines

Aeroflot is Russia’s de facto National carrier and largest Airline. Founded on March 17, 1923, Aeroflot is among the world’s oldest airlines and one of Russia’s most recognised brands. Aeroflot was the first Russian airline company to join the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in 1989.

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