Unique Method to Reduce Aircraft Weight Developed at NUST MISIS

Unique Method to Reduce Aircraft Weight Developed at NUST MISIS

Russian scientists and engineers from NUST MISIS have managed to find a way to reduce the weight of aircraft engine parts by 20%. According to experts, this weight reduction is fundamental for the aircraft, becoming a ton lighter. This weight...
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Safety, Competitiveness, Infrastructure Key to Aviation’s Benefits in Africa

Safety, Competitiveness, Infrastructure Key to Aviation’s Benefits in Africa

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments in Africa to maximize the positive social and economic power of aviation by working together to promote safe, sustainable and efficient air connectivity. “African aviation supports $55.8 bi...
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Gogo Launches Integrated Passenger, Cockpit, Maintenance Connectivity

Gogo Launches Integrated Passenger, Cockpit, Maintenance Connectivity

In-flight entertainment specialist, which is launching its data services with Brazilian carrier GOL Linhas Aereas, believes integration makes maintenance gains more affordable. Premiere passenger-connectivity provider Gogo has partnered with Brazil’s GOL...
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A330-900 secures ETOPS with engine-life restrictions

A330-900 secures ETOPS with engine-life restrictions

Airbus has secured extended twin-engined operations (ETOPS) approval for the A330-900, the initial variant of the A330neo – although the clearance carries a restriction. The Rolls-Royce Trent 7000-powered aircraft has been cleared for 180min ETOPS by the Eur...
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New Customers, Approvals and Functionality for dentCHECK

New Customers, Approvals and Functionality for dentCHECK

The hand-held 3D inspection tool has just been adopted by DHL Express and will feature new functionality in early 2019. Logistics leader DHL Express has adopted 8tree’s hand-held dentCHECK tool for dent mapping within its fleet. This latest customer wi...
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Research shines a light on structural testing

Research shines a light on structural testing

Future aircraft structural inspections may become as simple as shining a sophisticated ‘torch’ at the wing, based on research being done in the US. Staff at Rice University, in Texas, have developed a way to tell the strain on an...
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Airlines Research Animal Fat as Sustainable Alternative to Fossil Fuels

Airlines Research Animal Fat as Sustainable Alternative to Fossil Fuels

Airlines may want to cut fuel costs first and foremost, but reducing their carbon footprint is increasingly important as well. Researchers in search of renewable jet fuel are now working with a rendered form of animal fat – the byproduct...
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Boeing reveals drone network plans

Boeing reveals drone network plans

Boeing is teaming up with an artificial intelligence software developer SparkCognition to produce and develop a sense-and-avoid traffic management system to integrate drones and manned aircraft. The joint venture is called SkyGrid, described by its founders as...
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Be seen and be safer

Be seen and be safer

A low-cost ADS-B system for VFR aircraft has the potential to reduce the ever-present threat of mid-air collision. All aircraft certified for IFR flight in Australia must now be fitted with 1090 MHz automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B out) equipm...
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WHY THIS UNLIKELY AIRLINE HAS THE WORLD’S BEST ECONOMY SEAT

WHY THIS UNLIKELY AIRLINE HAS THE WORLD’S BEST ECONOMY SEAT

Japan Airlines has won the prize for the Best Economy Seat at this year’s Skytrax World Airline Awards, the aviation industry’s equivalent of the Oscars, which took place on 17 July. This is the second time this humble seat has...
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