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The unknown US airport that could change transatlantic travel forever

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When the first passengers disembark at New York’s newest international airport on Thursday, they will be in for a shock. Stewart International is no bigger than a motorway service station. In fact, it’s probably smaller. And most of the time it's deserted. Last Saturday afternoon (usually peak time for international travel), it was remarkably empty –and remarkably clean. (www.telegraph.co.uk) More...

Ridiculous: United Doesn’t Let Basic Economy Passengers Check-In Online

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Online check in has made what can be a pretty time-consuming airport experience a much shorter one — especially so for the time-sensitive business traveler who goes from meeting room straight onto the plane with only a cabin-sized bag in tow. TPG reader Karina, however, had the exact opposite experience, thanks to United’s Basic Economy fares. (www.airlineboarding.net) More...

Video: Test flight A350 for the Paris Air Show 2017

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The official video of the test flight of the Airbus A350 at the Paris Air Show 2017. (www.youtube.com) More...

Missing MH370 satellite data released, contains new insights

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MH370's satellite link showed similar anomalies during the flight it completed prior to its disappearance (blogs.crikey.com.au) More...

Is it too early to bury the A380?

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“Low demand for A380 is due to airlines being afraid of not filling the seats on the aircraft,” Tomas Chlumecky, a Canadian aviation consultant, told AeroTime in an email. One of the possible solutions to this might be exploiting seasonal surges in demand seen on certain niche routes. In November 2016, Malaysian announced deploying its A380s for Hajj (Muslim pilgrimage) journeys. Niche as it might be, the predictability of seasonal travel demand in case of religious travel is able to support the… (www.aviationfigure.com) More...

Lufthansa to Station Five A380 Widebody Jets in Munich

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Lufthansa announced plans to station five Airbus A380 wide-body airliners at its Munich hub in the summer of next year. By deploying the world's largest passenger aircraft, Lufthansa will not only substantially boost its capacity on long-haul routes to and from Munich, but will also establish a new premium service for passengers using Munich Airport. (www.aviationpros.com) More...

Photo Tour: Emirates Airline A380 Interiors

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There is much expectation that the airline will be placing an order for additional A380s as part of its ambitious plans to conquer the US market. With fifteen A380s currently in its fleet, Emirates Airlines is the largest operator of the double-decker aircraft. The carrier uses its A380 to service routes from Dubai to London Heathrow (double-daily), Manchester, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Toronto, Seoul, Bangkok, Beijing, Shanghai, Jeddah, New York, Hong Kong, Sydney, Johannesburg and Auckland. In… (www.aviationfigure.com) More...

Incident: Air Canada B777 near Frankfurt on Jun 15th 2017, smell of smoke in cabin

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An Air Canada Boeing 777-300, registration C-FNNU performing flight AC-891 from Rome Fiumicino (Italy) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 329 people on board, was enroute at FL320 about 120nm south of Frankfurt/Main (Germany) when the crew decided to divert to Frankfurt reporting smell of smoke in the cabin (avherald.com) More...

Air India recruits 415 pilots

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Air India is now hiring 415 pilots with A-320 endorsement to appoint as Senior Trainee Pilots. Here is the split of vacancies: General 116 SC 63 ST 45 OBC 191 TOTAL 415 (www.indianaviationnews.net) More...

The glorious history of the best plane Boeing has ever built

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This week in 1994, the Boeing 777 airliner made its first flight - kicking off a career that would revolutionize the airline industry. Once every few decades, an airplane comes along and simply redefines what a modern airliner is capable of delivering for airlines and its passengers. In 1957, Boeing changed the game with its first jet-powered airliner, the 707. In 1969, Boeing turned the airline industry upside down with the introduction of the 747 jumbo jet. In 1994, Boeing did it again with… (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

Emirates interested in retrofit for A380 changes proposed by Airbus on new planes

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Emirates, the world’s largest A380 customer, would be interested in changes being made to its current fleet of the superjumbo that manufacturer Airbus said this week would only be for new aircraft. Airbus unveiled an upgraded version of the world’s biggest passenger jet on Sunday, seeking to boost demand for the slow-selling superjumbo and including a new wingtip design aimed at reducing fuel burn by up to 4 percent. (www.aviationfigure.com) More...

Airbus Is Planning Europe's Next-Gen Fighter

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European aircraft giant Airbus is in the early stages of planning what very well may become the continent's next generation fighter jet. The unnamed fighter could replace current European fighters, including the Eurofighter Typhoon and Boeing F/A-18 Hornet, in the next ten to fifteen years. (www.popularmechanics.com) More...

AeroMobil Will Exhibit Its Flying Car at the Paris Air Show

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Aeromobil, the flying car hopeful out of Slovakia, will exhibit at the upcoming Paris Air Show in the brand new 9,000-square-foot Paris Air Lab at Le Bourget Airport focused on the very latest in research and innovation. The company hopes to convince the aerospace world that its idea for the future mobility is possible. (www.flyingmag.com) More...