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Passenger doesn't switch his phone to flight mode - gets over $2000 fine

It is something every traveller is familiar with - turning off your phone when a plane is taking off or landing, or at least switching it to flight mode. But one British passenger found out the costly way of ignoring the crew's request. Aaron McWilliam was flying from Amsterdam to Exeter last December on a Flybe jet when he refused to switch his phone to airplane mode before take-off, reports the Daily Mail. (www.stuff.co.nz) More...

4K cockpit youtube videos -> new standards.

There are already thousands of flying videos on YouTube. I have used the first time 4K video technology. The resolution is amazing, although most of the monitors do not support this yet. Happy Landings, Guido (www.youtube.com) More...

Canada says it actively wants to help Bombardier

The top Canadian official probing a request by planemaker Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO) for aid to support its new CSeries passenger jet on Monday indicated for the first time that Ottawa actively wanted to help the company, highlighting the number of jobs it provides. Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains until now has said merely that the Liberal government would closely examine Bombardier's request for $1 billion in aid and outlined some of the concessions he wants in return. (www.reuters.com) More...

Emissions standards a factor in Delta's Bombardier jets deal

Concern over future U.N. aircraft emissions standards was a factor in a Delta Air Lines Inc deal announced this week to buy 75 new CS100 jets from Bombardier Inc, a Delta executive said on Friday. Delta's decision was in part because the planes will comply with standards that the United Nations aviation arm will likely introduce over the next decade, said Greg May, senior vice president for supply chain maintenance and fleet strategy. (www.reuters.com) More...

Aer Lingus begings Dublin-LA service

Aer Lingus, Ireland’s national airline, has announced the launch of a direct route from Dublin airport to Los Angeles (LAX) starting May 4. The Irish airline are inviting their customers to start in their own LA story with five flights direct from Ireland’s capital to LAX per week and prices starting from $342 / €299 (299 for travel from 1st September to 31st October). (www.aviationgazette.com) More...

The Next 100 Years: Richard Branson

As part of Aviation Week & Space Technology's special centennial issue, we asked Richard Branson to share his thoughts on the future of space exploration. (aviationweek.com) More...

RAF jets generate sonic booms chasing Air France jet with radio problems

Typhoon jets were scrambled on Monday night to intercept a wayward Air France airliner over Yorkshire – with the deafening booms caused by the supersonic pursuit shaking residents in their houses. The aircraft were launched from RAF Coningsby to identify an unresponsive civilian aircraft, the Ministry of Defence said. The loud bangs were later confirmed to have been sonic booms. An RAF spokesman said: “Quick reaction alert Typhoon aircraft were launched today from RAF Coningsby to identify an… (www.theguardian.com) More...

Airlines to Congress: Stop Norwegian Air!

If there’s any doubt Congress is beholden to the powerful airline lobby, this should settle it: An influential group of representatives has just introduced a bill that would effectively block Norwegian Air from operating between the United States and Europe. (www.huffingtonpost.com) More...

Salt Lake City International Airport Adds Second Terminal to Current Reconstruction

The already huge project to replace existing terminals and concourses at Salt Lake City International Airport grew even more massive Monday as officials decided to add a second concourse to the one already under construction — and still aim to finish both by 2020. (www.sltrib.com) More...


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