Berlin Brandenburg airport aims for October 2020 opening

Berlin Brandenburg airport aims for October 2020 opening

The supervisory board of the Berlin Brandenburg airport has set a revised date of October 2020 for its opening. This is nearly a decade after the original 2011 planned opening and follows years of mounting delays. Berlin Brandenburg was developed...
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Is pilot shortage only a modern myth?

Is pilot shortage only a modern myth?

Given the number of training centres across the globe actively preparing the new generation of future aviators, pilot shortage seems to be a very controversial matter. On the one hand, looking from the perspective of the institutions specialising in training.....
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Boeing and Embraer in Merger Talks

Boeing and Embraer in Merger Talks

Boeing and Embraer have confirmed they are undergoing talks towards a possible merger. Any potential deal will be subject to the approval of the Brazilian government, regulators, both companies’ boards and Embraer’s shareholders. Partnership between Embrae...
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Saudi Arabia Lifts Large PED Ban On UK Flights

Saudi Arabia Lifts Large PED Ban On UK Flights

Saudi Arabia has lifted the ban on passengers flying on its airlines to the UK from carrying large portable electronic devices (PEDs) in the aircraft cabin. Computers and tablets will now be permitted in carry-on bags on flights to the...
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British Airways begins biometric boarding at LAX

British Airways begins biometric boarding at LAX

British Airways (BA) has begun trialing self-service biometric boarding gates on international flights out of the US. The new technology, created by Vision-Box, will create a smoother, quicker boarding process as passengers will no longer need to present their...
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Airports Are Losing Money as Ride-Hailing Services Grow

Airports Are Losing Money as Ride-Hailing Services Grow

Travelers’ changing habits have begun to shake the airports’ financial underpinnings. Fewer people are parking cars at airports, using taxis or renting cars, according to a recent report from the National Academies Press. Those trend lines are hurting air...
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Texas MRO Introduces Phenom Wheel Exchange Program

Texas MRO Introduces Phenom Wheel Exchange Program

Texas-based MRO Aero Star Aviation has acquired a set of Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 wheel assemblies, which it will offer to customers through an exchange program. The exchange will permit the company, which specializes in the light twinjets, to...
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Industry 4.0’s Impact on Aviation Design And MRO

Industry 4.0’s Impact on Aviation Design And MRO

Design software is used extensively in the aerospace sector and was critical to the development of the Airbus A350 XWB. Understanding how Industry 4.0—including simulation, sensors and virtual reality—will transform aviation manufacturing and product life ...
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All IATA Airlines to Restrict Smart Luggage Beginning Jan. 15

All IATA Airlines to Restrict Smart Luggage Beginning Jan. 15

The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA’s) Dangerous Goods Board has decided to restrict the carriage of so-called “smart luggage” on passenger aircraft operated by its 275 member airlines around the world. Effective Jan. 15, 2018, bags equ...
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Southwest to restrict smart bags with non-removable lithium batteries

Southwest to restrict smart bags with non-removable lithium batteries

Southwest Airlines is joining the movement to restrict smart bags with non-removable lithium batteries, which is effective Jan. 15, 2018, following similar guidelines announced by fellow US carriers Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines in ...
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