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Automated Airlner Cockpits and the Human Factor

Automated Airlner Cockpits and the Human Factor

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Airline pilots were once the heroes of the skies. Today, in the quest for safety, airplanes are meant to largely fly themselves. Which is why the 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447, which killed 228 people, remains so perplexing and significant. William Langewiesche explores how a series of small errors turned a state-of-the-art cockpit […]

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Boeing to boost production of 737 jetliners to 52 a month by 2018

Boeing to boost production of 737 jetliners to 52 a month by 2018

| September 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

Boeing Co appears increasingly likely to boost production of its top-selling 737 jetliners to 52 a month starting in 2018 after the head of its commercial airplanes business spoke about that possibility on Tuesday. “Our focus today would be around a 52-a-month rate in (737 production) somewhere in that 2018 time frame,” Boeing Commercial Airplanes […]

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Planespotting at Berlin Tegel Airport [VIDEO]

Planespotting at Berlin Tegel Airport [VIDEO]

| September 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. Planespotting at Berlin Tegel Airport. Featuring…Iberia Express [EC-LUD] A320-214; KLM [PH-BGQ] B737-700; Quick Air [D-CCGN] Learjet 55; Germanwings [D-AIQH] […]

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Plane Spotting:  Extreme Crosswind Landing/Takeoff video compilation

Plane Spotting: Extreme Crosswind Landing/Takeoff video compilation

| September 18, 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.

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KLM passenger jet lands on one engine after problems over Atlantic

KLM passenger jet lands on one engine after problems over Atlantic

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

A KLM Royal Dutch Airlines passenger jet was forced to make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport today after it suffered engine problems over the Atlantic. Flight KL-765 was en route from the Caribbean Island of Bonaire to Amsterdam in the Netherlands when the crew declared an emergency at around 8.30am. There were 224 passengers […]

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Airlines With the Best Economy Class Seats: Flying Coach Doesn’t Have to be unpleasant

Airlines With the Best Economy Class Seats: Flying Coach Doesn’t Have to be unpleasant

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

When you think about it, there’s really something primal about all the recent incidents of air passengers fighting over their recline space during flights. Even in the deepest reaches of the animal kingdom, creatures of the wild fiercely guard their territory, bitterly locking horns with any interloper who dares encroach on their domain. Whether it’s […]

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Spirit picks flamboyant yellow as U.S. airlines repaint planes

Spirit picks flamboyant yellow as U.S. airlines repaint planes

| September 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Move over Southwest and Frontier. In a week that’s seen three big U.S. carriers unveil new paint schemes for their aircraft, Spirit Airlines has unveiled the flashiest new livery of them all. The carrier known for discount fares and add-on fees showed off a flamboyant new paint scheme for its aircraft Tuesday, going with a […]

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American Airlines / US Airways: Customer service agents voted in favor of union representation

American Airlines / US Airways: Customer service agents voted in favor of union representation

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Customer service agents for the merged American Airlines and US Airways have voted overwhelmingly in favor of union representation, the National Mediation Board announced on Tuesday. The agents, who number about 14,500, will be represented by the Communications Workers of America or, in some cases, the Teamsters. While the US Airways agents were previously unionized, […]

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Passenger Power: Pakistan Passengers kick-out a politician from a Flight for causing a delay

Passenger Power: Pakistan Passengers kick-out a politician from a Flight for causing a delay

| September 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Flight delays are nothing unusual at Pakistan’s ailing state carrier, Pakistan International Airlines, long hobbled by political interference, a bloated staff and epic financial losses. But the delayed departure of one flight on Monday caused several enraged passengers to mount a virtual mutiny and eject one politician and block another from the plane before it […]

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Boeing Takes Lead to Build Space Taxi

Boeing Takes Lead to Build Space Taxi

| September 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

Boeing Co. appears positioned to beat out two smaller rivals for the bulk of a multibillion-dollar NASA contract to ferry astronauts to and from orbit, according to government and aerospace-industry officials. An award to Boeing would represent a victory over the newer Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, which had been considered a favorite in […]

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