Trump unveils tariff plan on Chinese aircraft imports

Trump unveils tariff plan on Chinese aircraft imports

Aircraft, jet engines and helicopters made in China are among 1,300 product categories that will face a 25% tariff if imported into the USA, the Trump Administration proposed on 3 April. If the tariffs are approved, China’s relatively small but...
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Delta rolls out biometric fingerprint entry at US member lounges

Delta rolls out biometric fingerprint entry at US member lounges

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines rolled out new fingerprint biometric check-in devices at all 50 of its US Delta Sky Club locations last week; it is available free for Delta Sky Club members who are US citizens or permanent residents, and who have...
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Predicting The Future Of The Cabin

Predicting The Future Of The Cabin

Cabin innovation broadly divides into three categories: utilization of space; weight savings; and use of technology such as lighting and in-flight entertainment. New metal alloys, carbon fibers and manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing are still to be ...
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How the FAA Beams Data from the Ground to the Cockpit — And Back

How the FAA Beams Data from the Ground to the Cockpit — And Back

The article focused on the importance of flight deck communications from ground to cockpit and back. The FAA has completed flight demonstrations showing how pilots could soon access a wide range of aeronautical, flight and weather information in the cockpit......
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Your sugar bomb may get extra scrutiny at the airport: TSA agents ask some travelers to remove snacks from carry-ons

Your sugar bomb may get extra scrutiny at the airport: TSA agents ask some travelers to remove snacks from carry-ons

Although it’s okay to board an airplane with food, some Transportation Security Administration agents have been asking travelers to remove their food from carry-on bags at checkpoints before putting them on the conveyor belt. It’s apparently a recommendati...
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Smart Airport Market

Smart Airport Market

Smart airports are not just intelligent infrastructures, rather they are the amalgamation of airport operators, airlines, ground handlers, passengers, authorities and regulators, who can connect and collaborate by removing the barriers to information flow. The...
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Airbus-developed A350 XWB safety feature enables automated emergency descents

Airbus-developed A350 XWB safety feature enables automated emergency descents

The new system brings an airliner to a safe altitude after in-flight depressurization The first Airbus A350-1000 is equipped with a new safety feature that will now be standard across all A350-1000s. Called the automated emergency descent, or AED, this...
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British Airways hopes to introduce Chinese mobile payments this year

British Airways hopes to introduce Chinese mobile payments this year

British Airways has its sights set on introducing mobile payments using popular Chinese platforms WeChat Pay and Alipay within this year. Describing the introduction of Chinese mobile payment platforms as “a no brainer”, British Airways CEO, Alex Cruz, sai...
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Airbus Continues To Stretch A330 Capabilities

Airbus Continues To Stretch A330 Capabilities

Airbus insists it is not discouraged by Hawaiian Airlines’s move to ditch its order for six A330-800s in favor of Boeing 787-9s, saying its aircraft—specifically the newly launched higher weight version—offers unbeatable benefits in terms of operational ...
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Las Vegas McCarran International Airport adopts new passenger processing technologies

Las Vegas McCarran International Airport adopts new passenger processing technologies

Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) has renewed its passenger processing solutions with Rockwell Collins, adopting new technologies that will advance its technological position well into the future. With this contract renewal, Rockwell Collins will ...
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