Boeing Plans Next Steps For Ultra-Efficient Airliner Concept

Boeing Plans Next Steps For Ultra-Efficient Airliner Concept

Boeing will study the certification challenges of its Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) ultra-efficient airliner concept as part of a new phase of work following wind tunnel tests that prove the basic viability of the 737-class aircraft design for typical airliner...
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American confirms Jun-2020 return for Boeing 737 MAX, but overhang continues to plague Southwest, while non-operator Delta sees ‘some benefit’ from its grounding

American confirms Jun-2020 return for Boeing 737 MAX, but overhang continues to plague Southwest, while non-operator Delta sees ‘some benefit’ from its grounding

The uncertain return of the Boeing 737 MAX is one of the biggest overhang in the global aviation industry during 2020, and no one airline has felt the brunt of the ongoing flux than the type’s largest customer, Southwest Airlines....
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Etihad’s ‘eco-flight’ highlights the sustainability initiatives that could deliver road map for future air travel practices, both in the air and on the ground

Etihad’s ‘eco-flight’ highlights the sustainability initiatives that could deliver road map for future air travel practices, both in the air and on the ground

The flight was timed to coincide with the start of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, an annual event held in the UAE capital to highlight sustainable initiatives across a broad range of areas. The aircraft followed an optimised flight route facilitated...
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Flybe Reaches Rescue Deal with UK Government

Flybe Reaches Rescue Deal with UK Government

Flybe’s financial difficulties revived the longstanding debate on the need to reform the UK’s APD (airline passenger duty) system. In fact, the chief executive of the Airlines UK trade group asserted that Brexit creates the possibility to shelve or lower.....
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US Government Committee Deems FAA Certification Process Safe

US Government Committee Deems FAA Certification Process Safe

Despite the recent release of damning documents, the committee described the FAA’s certification process as “rigorous, robust and overseen by engineers, inspectors, test pilots and managers committed to the primacy of safety”, noting that th...
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The Most Expensive Airline Strikes of 2019

The Most Expensive Airline Strikes of 2019

As a result of a strike, airlines are liable for flight compensation. This strike cost the airline €137 million ($152,858,435.00). Even a rumor or a proposed strike can cost an airline millions. Alitalia had to cancel hundreds of flights during Italy’s...
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Prediction of aircraft performances based on data collected by air traffic control centers

Prediction of aircraft performances based on data collected by air traffic control centers

Accurate prediction of aircraft position is becoming more and more important for the future of air traffic. We propose an alternative method for predicting aircraft performances using machine learning from historical data about past flights collected in a mult...
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Airlines Have Cut CO2 Emissions Per Passenger By 50% Since 1990 – Here’s How

Airlines Have Cut CO2 Emissions Per Passenger By 50% Since 1990 – Here’s How

The carbon cost of transporting passengers by air has halved since 1990. That’s according to a report from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which shows that airlines are benefitting from the massive increases in fuel efficiency that aircra...
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Airbus Beluga XL Finally Enters Service

Airbus Beluga XL Finally Enters Service

One of the most anticipated planes in travel, the Airbus Beluga XL, has finally entered service after making its first operational flight on January 9, 2020. The Beluga XL promises to be one of the largest planes in use. Airbus engineers...
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