The European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Approves 620DV for Use in Airports

The European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Approves 620DV for Use in Airports

Rapiscan Systems receives additional approval of enhanced explosive detection capability for cabin baggage screening solution. The 620DV is a high throughput carry-on baggage screening solution, currently used as a part of airport security infrastructures around the world. With dual-view screening...
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Plane-Power Announces the Re-Introduction of Factory New Six-Phase Aircraft Alternators

Plane-Power Announces the Re-Introduction of Factory New Six-Phase Aircraft Alternators

Keith Bagley, president of Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET), makers of the Plane-Power brand of alternators, announced today that the company has re-introduced factory new versions of its models C28-150, C14-100 and ALT-FLX series of FAA-PMA certified, six-p...
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Airbus negotiates with suppliers to cut A220 costs

Airbus negotiates with suppliers to cut A220 costs

Airbus now has “a very good understanding of the cost base” of the A220 program, but negotiations with suppliers, key to bringing down costs, are still ongoing, Airbus-Bombardier partnership CEO Philippe Balducchi said. Airbus aims to cut unit costs by a...
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Solar Trees and Canopy Take Root at Palm Beach International Airport

Solar Trees and Canopy Take Root at Palm Beach International Airport

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) have partnered to add new innovative solar arrays that will promote sustainability to millions of travelers, while harnessing the power of the sun. The FPL SolarNow program make...
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Boeing’s New 777X to Offer Gentex Dimmable Windows

Boeing’s New 777X to Offer Gentex Dimmable Windows

Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX), the world’s leading supplier of electronically dimmable windows (EDWs) for the aerospace industry, announced today at CES 2019 that its latest generation of dimmable aircraft windows will be offered as optional content on t...
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UK ends final restrictions for carry-on PEDs

UK ends final restrictions for carry-on PEDs

The UK government has removed its remaining restrictionson the carriage of large personal electronic devices (PEDs) on flights from certain Middle Eastern countries. However, the UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) now says restrictions on flights from Jedd...
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DGCA to Issue New Safety Protocols for Neo Engines

DGCA to Issue New Safety Protocols for Neo Engines

Jan. 10, India has recorded 12 instances Pratt & Whitney (P&W) Neo engines, which power Airbus A320 planes, experiencing an “inflight shutdown” since March 2016, the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on We...
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Lufthansa Group reports 2018 passenger record

Lufthansa Group reports 2018 passenger record

Lufthansa Group carried 142 million passengers in 2018-a record for the Germany-based company-despite thousands of canceled summer flights and delays. With more than 1.2 million flights, load factor rose 0.4 points to 81.4% year-over-year (YOY), its highest e...
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US aviation industry outlines ‘real damage’ of government shutdown

US aviation industry outlines ‘real damage’ of government shutdown

Several dozen groups representing a broad swath of the US aviation on Jan. 10 issued the most comprehensive warning yet of the rising “human and economic consequences” to aviation from the ongoing partial US government shutdown, now in its 20th day....
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Boeing reveals ultra-efficient airliner concept

Boeing reveals ultra-efficient airliner concept

Boeing has unveiled a refined design for its Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) ultra-efficient airliner concept. The 737-class aircraft, with a 170-ft.-span low-drag wing, is designed to fly at Mach 0.8, a typical airliner cruise speed and faster than previo...
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