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  • Senate studies airline fees at $6 billion and growing

    Senate studies airline fees at $6 billion and growing

    A key senator is asking airlines to detail the fees they collect from services such as seat assignments, priority boarding and Wi-Fi. The fees are a growing portion of airline revenue, with $6 billion collected last year for just checked bags and ticket changes, according to the Transportation Department. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., is asking […]

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    | August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • The Carbon Footprint of an Airline

    The Carbon Footprint of an Airline

    The carbon footprint of an airline is massive compared to that of an individual. Air travel can represent the greatest part of a person’s carbon footprint — the cardinal sin of greenhouse gas emissions at the individual scale. Carbon emissions from air travel are only a small fraction of emissions from overall human energy use, […]

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    | August 19, 2014 | 2 Comments
  • Female commercial airline pilots still rare in industry

    Female commercial airline pilots still rare in industry

    A trip Jann Waldhauser took as a child put her on a career route not often traveled by women. “I flew to California when I was 8 on a TWA flight and thought, ‘Wow, what a great job; these people get paid to fly around,’ ” Waldhauser thought of the pilots. On the flight, her […]

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    | August 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recent News and Features

Only Boeing 787 Provides Passengers And Crews With Clean Breathing Air

Only Boeing 787 Provides Passengers And Crews With Clean Breathing Air

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Global Cabin Air Quality Executive (GCAQE) represents more than 800,000 airline staff and consumers and congratulates the Boeing Aircraft Company for designing the Boeing 787 so it can provide clean breathing air to passengers and crews. For over 50 years, all commercial jet aircraft have used the flawed practice of supplying passengers and crews […]

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Plane spotting at Toronto Pearson Airport [VIDEO]

Plane spotting at Toronto Pearson Airport [VIDEO]

| August 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

Every day, Airnation.net posts a cool plane spotting video for airliners. Check out all of our plane spotting videos. Want to submit your plane spotting video for consideration for Video of the Day? Message us HERE. Plane spotting at Toronto Pearson Airport

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Plane Spotting El Al 767-300 [4X-EAK] landing in Toronto [VIDEO]

Plane Spotting El Al 767-300 [4X-EAK] landing in Toronto [VIDEO]

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Every day, Airnation.net posts a cool plane spotting video for airliners. Check out all of our plane spotting videos. Want to submit your plane spotting video for consideration for Video of the Day? Message us HERE. Plane Spotting of El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 767-300 [4X-EAK] landing in Toronto

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Global aviation at “low risk” from Ebola outbreak – WHO

Global aviation at “low risk” from Ebola outbreak – WHO

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The WHO says international aviation is at low risk of transmitting the Ebola virus from West Africa. “[The WHO] have been very clear that travel and trade bans are unnecessary,” said Raphael Kuuchi, IATA’s vice president for Africa, speaking in Johannesburg yesterday during the IATA African Aviation Day. “Unless this advice changes we hope that […]

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Pilots urge rejection of U.S. route for budget Norwegian carrier

Pilots urge rejection of U.S. route for budget Norwegian carrier

| August 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

The nation’s largest pilots’ union Monday called on the Obama administration to reject a new European airline’s application to offer low-cost transatlantic flights between the U.S. and Norway, warning the budget carrier is trying to skirt U.S. safety and labor regulations. The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), joined by the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department […]

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Airbus has slashed A380 prices to try and snag sales

Airbus has slashed A380 prices to try and snag sales

| August 19, 2014 | 3 Comments

It’s the largest passenger jet in the world, but that hasn’t equated to big sales. Airbus’ A380 has netted 318 orders, with the company delivering 138 planes, since the company rolled out the superjumbo jet in 2005. The first A380 was delivered to Singapore Airlines in 2007, at which time the company touted it as […]

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Gulfstream moving toward supersonic jet

Gulfstream moving toward supersonic jet

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s all about the boom. For more than a decade, Savannah-based Gulfstream Aerospace has dedicated a team of engineers and other researchers to finding a way to diminish the bone-jarring sound of an aircraft breaking the sound barrier. Some seven years ago, Gulfstream rolled out its “Quiet Spike” sonic boom mitigation system on a NASA […]

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Plane Spotting – Boeing 747 Smokey Touchdown at Montreal Airport [VIDEO]

Plane Spotting – Boeing 747 Smokey Touchdown at Montreal Airport [VIDEO]

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Every day, Airnation.net posts a cool plane spotting video for airliners. Check out all of our plane spotting videos. Want to submit your plane spotting video for consideration for Video of the Day? Message us HERE. A beautiful jumbo jet Boeing 747-400 having a hard and smokey landing at Montreal airport.

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Airplanes Spotting O’Hare International Airport [VIDEO]

Airplanes Spotting O’Hare International Airport [VIDEO]

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Every day, Airnation.net posts a cool plane spotting video for airliners. Check out all of our plane spotting videos. Want to submit your plane spotting video for consideration for Video of the Day? Message us HERE. Video includes a lot of heavy aircraft clips at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Featured airlplanes includesa mix of domestic, […]

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FAA’s new air traffic control system unstable, less capable than old system

FAA’s new air traffic control system unstable, less capable than old system

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration has begun deploying new computers systems for its air traffic controllers despite warnings that the system suffers from unstable requirements, lacks key safety capabilities and requires training that has yet to be given to workers, a government watchdog warned Monday. The problems with the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS) are […]

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