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The Latest Airplanes From Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier

The Latest Airplanes From Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the airline industry posting big profits, there’s big money to be made in commercial aerospace manufacturing. As Boeing , Airbus Group , and Bombardier try to grab as many orders as possible, their new aircraft are bringing key new features to airlines worldwide. Boeing 737 MAX Unlike most other highly followed new aircraft, the […]

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Airbus’ Beluga: Now 20 years “young”

Airbus’ Beluga: Now 20 years “young”

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Twenty years to the day since its maiden flight, the Beluga cargo aircraft continues to play an invaluable role in keeping the Airbus’ production and assembly net full output. As the company ramps up production to meet a record order backlog, the Beluga’s airlifter fls its oveeet’s importance – as well arallwork working at pace […]

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Malaysia Airlines Turns Back Due to Autopilot Defect

Malaysia Airlines Turns Back Due to Autopilot Defect

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Malaysia Airlines flight bound for India was forced to turn back due to an autopilot defect, the beleaguered airline said Sunday. The airline stressed that the auto-pilot defect “did not have any impact” on the safety of the plane or its passengers, calling the move to turn back a “precautionary measure.” Malaysia Airlines rejected […]

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Air France bracing for worst strike in 16 years as pilots walk out

Air France bracing for worst strike in 16 years as pilots walk out

| September 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Air France said it’s bracing for the most disruptive strike since 1998 today as pilots walk out over management plans to expand low-cost operations using flight crew paid less than at the mainline carrier. The French arm of Air France-KLM Group, Europe’s biggest airline, expects to cancel 52 percent of services on the first day […]

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Boeing Responds to Al Jazeera English Documentary on 787 Dreamliner Production

Boeing Responds to Al Jazeera English Documentary on 787 Dreamliner Production

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

We have not been afforded the opportunity to view the full program, but the promotional trailer and published media reviews suggest that what has been produced is as biased a production as we have seen in some time. It is unfortunate that the producers of this television program appear to have fallen into the trap […]

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SpaceX and Boeing compete for first commercial venture to fly humans into orbit

SpaceX and Boeing compete for first commercial venture to fly humans into orbit

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Boeing and Elon Musk’s SpaceX are competing for more than $3 billion in funding to resume U.S. manned spaceflight, with the first commercial venture to fly humans into orbit. The contract to ferry astronauts to the international space station by 2017 in so-called space taxis would end U.S. reliance on Russian rockets since the space […]

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Airbus and Qatar Airways Resolve a Three-Month Old Dispute, but Questions Remain

Airbus and Qatar Airways Resolve a Three-Month Old Dispute, but Questions Remain

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Airbus and Qatar Airways have resolved a three-month old dispute that had been blocking the delivery of the first of ten A380s ordered by the Gulf airline, industry sources said. Qatar Airways, which had refused to take delivery of the first three aircraft, citing concerns about the quality of the cabin interior, was not immediately […]

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Plane Spotting: Emirates Boeing 777-200LR (A6-EWA) at Chicago O’Hare [VIDEO]

Plane Spotting: Emirates Boeing 777-200LR (A6-EWA) at Chicago O’Hare [VIDEO]

| September 12, 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. Emirates Boeing 777-200LR (A6-EWA) Landing / Arrival Chicago O’Hare International Airport

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Airlines replacing paper manuals for tablets to cut fuel costs

Airlines replacing paper manuals for tablets to cut fuel costs

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

It was very common to see Pilots carry bulky, black flight bags into the cockpit. New avionics technology has been gradually replacing the old paper based system; replacing paper aircraft’s operating manuals, safety checklists, logbooks for entering airplane performance data, navigation charts, weather information, airport diagrams. American Airlines has won regulatory approval to swap flight […]

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Nike and Teague  Design Airplane Interior Focused on Athlete-Specific Needs

Nike and Teague Design Airplane Interior Focused on Athlete-Specific Needs

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s no secret that professional sports franchises and college sports teams make significant capital investments in players. The six biggest-spending MLB clubs’ opening-day rosters have combined salaries of more than $1 billion USD. In the NFL, eleven teams will spend more than $15 million this upcoming season—on just their starting quarterback. These teams also spend […]

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