Global Bizav Utilization Moves Higher in 2018

Global Bizav Utilization Moves Higher in 2018

Global business aircraft utilization swung higher in the fourth quarter and all of 2018 without being affected by a slight drop in Part 91 flights, according to the Jet Support Services Inc. (JSSI) Business Aviation Index released. Regions with the...
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Boeing 747 loaded for future flight

Boeing 747 loaded for future flight

The 50th anniversary of the original ‘Jumbo Jet’ – Boeing 747 is an opportunity to reflect on the continuous improvement in air transport safety since 1969. It seems likely that Boeing 747s will keep flying for many years to come,...
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Vietnam Airlines to take 12 leased A321neos in 2019

Vietnam Airlines to take 12 leased A321neos in 2019

Vietnam Airlines is scheduled to receive 12 Airbus A321neos from lessor California-based Air Lease Corp. this year, boosting the carrier’s existing fleet of this type. The airline received the first of the 12 A321neos leased from ALC on Jan. 28. This is...
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Boeing Faces Fateful Decision About Creating a 797 Jetliner

Boeing Faces Fateful Decision About Creating a 797 Jetliner

It’s only January, but Boeing Co. executives are already closing in on one of their most important decisions of the year: whether to plow an estimated $15 billion into a new jetliner family. The aircraft nicknamed the 797 would feature...
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Integrated Systems, AI On The Table For Maintenance Planning

Integrated Systems, AI On The Table For Maintenance Planning

How MROs and airlines are using technology to improve the maintenance planning process. The MRO software market, valued at more than $4 billion by research consultancy Marketsandmarkets, has become an increasingly competitive segment, with multiple vendors off...
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Boeing Launches Autonomous Passenger Aircraft

Boeing Launches Autonomous Passenger Aircraft

   A Boeing autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) had recently completed its first flight. The PAV was designed as part of Boeing’s intention to advance the safety and technology of future urban air mobility. The PAV prototype completed a controlled...
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FLIGHTS DISRUPTED AFTER DRONE REPORTS

FLIGHTS DISRUPTED AFTER DRONE REPORTS

on Jan. 22, prompting a ground stop at nearby Newark Liberty International Airport. The disruption, weeks after reported drone sightings led to chaos at a British airport, highlighted the lack of established procedures to respond to a real or perceived...
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ETOPS Restrictions Expand To More Rolls-powered 787s

ETOPS Restrictions Expand To More Rolls-powered 787s

The new mandate, issued by FAA with a Feb. 4 effective date and expected to be adopted globally, limits extended range (ETOPS) operations for “Package B” Trent 1000s with more than 1,000 cycles on its intermediate pressure compressor (IPC) blades.....
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Lufthansa Technik Develops Robot to Test Cockpit Controls

Lufthansa Technik Develops Robot to Test Cockpit Controls

Lufthansa Technik (LHT) has developed a robotic procedure for more consistent, reliable testing of cockpit controls. According to LHT, the fully-automated procedure-called RoCCET (Robot Controlled Cockpit Electronics Testing)-can greatly reduce the time it tak...
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Airbus Mulls Single-Pilot Flights as Artificial Intelligence Could Enable Autonomous Planes

Airbus Mulls Single-Pilot Flights as Artificial Intelligence Could Enable Autonomous Planes

  Airbus acknowledges that the “explainability” of artificial intelligence is an impediment to getting regulators to sign off on certain products. Passengers will definitely need some very good explainers, too. Though autopilot is not a new technology...
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