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Airbus A350 XWB Ultra Long Range completes first flight

The Ultra Long Range version of the A350 XWB, MSN 216, has successfully completed its first flight. The latest variant of the best-selling A350 XWB Family will be able to fly further than any other commercial airliner and will enter service with launch operator Singapore Airlines in second half 2018. (www.airlive.net) More...

Singapore Airlines First Class suites cost more than a three bed house

Singapore Airlines is vying to become the grandest airline out there and has invested in five new A380 planes – which cost £350million each IF you’ve always wanted to know the truth about luxury air travel then now’s your chance – and it’s jaw-dropping. (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

Inside the $100,000 private flight home for Irgo, the German Shepherd United accidentally sent to Japan (and he even got to eat in the cockpit)

The German Shepherd which was mistakenly flown to Japan by United Airlines was returned to its family in a luxury business jet where he received the royal treatment. Pictures shared exclusively with DailyMailTV show 10-year-old Irgo on his 6,000-mile journey home where he experienced a pampered trip most people can only dream of. (www.airtravelvlog.com) More...

Boeing requests waiver to avoid 787-10 certification delay

A software bug that shut-down one engine on a GE Aviation-powered 787 last July has prompted Boeing to ask the US Federal Aviation Administration to temporarily exempt the 787-10 from a safety requirement. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

JetBlue And JetSuiteX Announce Codeshare Partnership

For travel starting May 1, 2018, JetBlue will place its "B6" airline code on JetSuiteX Air-operated flights between West Coast destinations, offering new point-to-point routes for JetBlue customers. This includes flights between Burbank, Calif. (BUR); Concord, Calif. (CCR); Oakland, Calif. (OAK); and Las Vegas (LAS), and marks the first codeshare between a semi-private public charter operator (JetSuiteX) and a major national carrier. (www.prnewswire.com) More...

Embraer Looks To JetBlue, United Airlines After Successful E2 Launch

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer is hoping the hype surrounding its newly launched E-Jet E2 will translate into a string of orders for the regional jet, which has so far secured just seven publicly identified customers. (www.forbes.com) More...

NASA To Kick Off Study On Fighter Pilot Breathing

NASA is embarking on a new study of pilot breathing that will likely have implications for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force’s investigations into an alarming spike of hypoxia-like physiological events across their fighter and trainer ... (aviationweek.com) More...

Biofuel-powered, laser-loaded Boeing plane of the future visits FedEx hub

The aircraft of the future made a pit stop at FedEx’s Memphis hub Monday as the company marked Earth Day. Powered by biofuel made from animal fat and beef tallow waste, the Boeing 777 ecoDemonstrator sported sensors that warn of airfield and airborne obstacles, along with pilot biofeedback technology, 3-D-printed parts, recycled titanium parts and other innovations. (www.commercialappeal.com) More...

Ryanair confirms 25 options for 737 MAX 8

Dublin - The low-cost airline operator Ryanair has ordered 25 additional Boeing 737 MAX 8, bringing the total number of copies expected to 135. Today, on April 24, The American aircraft manufacturer and Irish flight specialist Ryanair announced the confirmation of existing options for 25 MAX 8, a contract estimated at $3 billion at list price. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Airbus and Zodiac Aerospace enter into a partnership for a new lower-deck passenger sleeping facilities

Sleeping berths would fit inside the aircraft’s existing cargo compartments. Improving the passengers’ experience while enabling airlines to differentiate. To be included in catalogue of certified solutions by 2020, initially on A330 (www.airbus.com) More...

Bombardier Pioneers Ka-band on Global 6000 With Honeywell JetWave

Bombardier’s Singapore service center used Honeywell Aerospace’s JetWave hardware to install its first Ka-band system on an in-service Global 6000 aircraft. (www.aviationtoday.com) More...


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