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Airbus: We should fly like geese to save fuel and CO2

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Airbus presented a real innovative idea yesterday at the Dubai Air Show to reduce the environmental footprint of civil air transport. In the future we should fly like geese, it saves both fuel and CO2 emissions. (leehamnews.com) More...

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US regulators call for updates to Boeing 737 planes

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US regulators have called on Boeing to redesign the engine covering on its 737 NG planes after a fatal 2018 accident, in which a woman died after being nearly sucked out of a window. (www.bbc.com) More...

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Re-Engined Airbus A350 Could Be Heavy Blow For Rolls-Royce, Big Win For GE And Global Trade

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Aviation Week this weekend broke the news that Airbus and General Electric are discussing possible new versions of the A350XWB twin-aisle jetliner using derivatives of GE’s GEnx turbofan. This would be a very significant development for the companies involved, and for the industry as a whole. (www.forbes.com) More...

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Dubai Air Show: Emirates boss says he took too long to accept climate crisis

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"I quite like Extinction Rebellion and Greta Thunberg for having brought a real focus to the issue; a focus on the fact that we are not doing enough at the speed we should be," said Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates. (www.bbc.com) More...

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Wizz Air CEO Calls For Global Ban On Business Class Flying

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The Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air said it's time for airlines to ban business class for flights below five hours, as a way to stop climate change. In addition, Forrest Gump commented, "I gotta pee." (www.forbes.com) More...

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Emirates Orders 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliner Airplanes to Complement 777X Family

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Emirates announced today they have finalized a purchase agreement for 30 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes, valued at $8.8 billion according to list prices. The agreement, signed at the Dubai Airshow, culminates discussions between the two companies on the best 787 Dreamliner model to meet the requirements of one of the world's leading airlines. (boeing.mediaroom.com) More...

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Impressive “Ghost Plane” Performance Out Of 800 Drones Appeared At Chinese Air Show

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Flying is one of those divisive topics where people either love it or hate it. However, I think we can all agree that airplanes as a man-made invention (and aeronautics in general) are amazing regardless. Ever since the dawn of humankind, man has been looking up at the skies with hopes of joining the birds in flight. Fast forward to today and we can all partake in the wonder that is flying. Louis CK puts it best: “Did you fly through the air, incredibly, like a bird, did you partake in the… (www.boredpanda.com) More...

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Aircalin returns A330neo to Airbus for inspection after complaints of “smelly socks”

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South-Pacific carrier Aircalin (Air Caledonie International) has been forced to return one of its brand new A330neos to Airbus after several complaints by crew members and passengers of “smelly socks”. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Emirates Will Test The Boeing 777X In Dubai During Certification

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Gulf carrier Emirates has said it plans to test the Boeing 777X in Dubai. The aircraft will undergo a trial at the airline’s hub at some point in August next year.Sitting with the head of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the president of Emirates proposed plans to assiduously test the Boeing 777X before it enters service. The reason is to prevent further aviation tragedies like the two fatal crashes incited by issues with the 737 MAX. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Boeing told to redesign 737 NG part after Southwest accident

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Following a lengthy investigation into the deadly Southwest Airlines flight 1380 in April 2018, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) urged Boeing on November 19, 2019, to redesign the fan cowl on all 737 Next Generation family aircraft and operators of the type to retrofit their airplanes with the new design. This comes after investigators found the fan cowl structure on the 737NGs to be more “susceptible” to failure. (www.aerotime.aero) More...

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American Airlines admits 'soap spill' did not divert flight

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American Airlines now says a spilled cleaning product did not cause the nefarious noxious odor that led to a flight being diverted when two cabin crew members passed out. (www.bbc.com) More...

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Emirates Is Nearing Deal to Buy Boeing 787 Dreamliner Jets

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Emirates is closing in on an order for Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliners that has been on the cards for more than two years, according to people with knowledge of the matter. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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Jetair Caribbean cleared to operate commercial flights

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Curacao-based Jetair Caribbean has finally received its AOC (air operator’s certificate) from the Curacao Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) after many months of ground work. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Photos: First Airbus A380 Scrapped In Tarbes

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The first Airbus A380 to be decommissioned has been successfully scrapped as of Wednesday. After being announced over a year ago, the deconstruction process has taken roughly 11 months, having begun earlier this year. The news comes several months after Airbus announced that production of the A380, which has been underway since 2007, would be terminated in 2021. The aircraft was flown by Singapore Airlines for 10 years. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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