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Russia’s First MC-21 Airliners to Be Powered by Foreign Engines

Russia’s First MC-21 Airliners to Be Powered by Foreign Engines

| August 31, 2014 | 2 Comments

Russia’s next-generation civilian airliner will initially have to rely on foreign engines, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin lamented on Friday, but said that the country is on the verge of making a breakthrough in engine technology. “Unfortunately, the first [three] new MC-21 aircraft will take off … using engines that were not produced in Russia. […]

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B747 Emirates Sky Cargo take off at Airport Nuremberg [VIDEO]

| August 31, 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. B747 Emirates Sky Cargo take off at Airport Nuremberg

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The Two Best-Selling Wide-Body Planes of the Last Decade

The Two Best-Selling Wide-Body Planes of the Last Decade

| August 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

The introduction of wide-body planes in the 1960s ushered in a new era of air travel for aircraft makers, airlines, and the masses. These mean machines are still the blue-eyed boys of Boeing and Airbus , since they offer high margins. The battle for grabbing a bigger slice of the wide-body market is always red-hot, […]

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Awesome Miami Airport Plane spotting [VIDEO]

Awesome Miami Airport Plane spotting [VIDEO]

| August 31, 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. Awesome Miami Airport Plane spotting

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Taking A Private Jet Can Be Cheaper Than You Think

Taking A Private Jet Can Be Cheaper Than You Think

| August 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

WHEN your calves involuntarily cramp at the mere thought of flying in economy yet again, it might be time to book a private jet. Yup, some private planes will fly people just like you for rates that dip — not always, but sometimes — below the cost of a regular plane ticket. They’re called “empty […]

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Crowdfunding site offers the chance to invest in a plane

Crowdfunding site offers the chance to invest in a plane

| August 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Crowdfunding has been used to finance everything from bands to business start-ups, social causes and even plastic surgery. Now it’s being used to buy planes. A new online platform is attempting to attract investors to finance the purchase of small regional passenger jets — deals that have often struggled to find backing from traditional lenders. […]

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Boeing and Airbus vying for $2-bn order from India’s Air One

Boeing and Airbus vying for $2-bn order from India’s Air One

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

India’s Air One Aviation is seeking $2 billion of jets to take on Singapore Airlines’ venture in the country, stoking competition in a market where carriers lost almost $10 billion in seven years. Air One, among six companies that last month got initial approval to start airlines in India, is looking at Airbus Group’s A320s […]

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Second US Plane Diverted in a Week Because of Seat Reclining Spats

Second US Plane Diverted in a Week Because of Seat Reclining Spats

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Another US plane has been diverted this week because of passengers again fighting over reclining seats. Edmond Alexandre, 61, exploded when the passenger restricted his leg-room when she reclined her seat in front of him on the American Airlines flight from Miami to Paris. The plane had to be diverted to Boston on Wednesday evening […]

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German pilots’ strike affects up to 15,000 passengers

German pilots’ strike affects up to 15,000 passengers

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The low-cost subsidiary airline of Lufthansa has cancelled 70 per cent of its flights the morning because of a strike by pilots who are members of the Vereinigung Cockpit union, who are walking out over “transitional benefits for pilots”. Germanwings said that 116 of its 164 flights between 6am and midday local time (4am-10am GMT) […]

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Air France pilots announce week-long strike in September

Air France pilots announce week-long strike in September

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The union representing a majority of Air France pilots called on its members to join a strike planned between September 15 and 22, as part of a running dispute with the company over its strategy to compete against low-cost airlines. Pilots say they are being left out of discussions about the reorganisation of the airline […]

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