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Sleep and fly: Airbus plans lower-deck passenger sleeping facilities

Airbus wants you to sleep while you fly – in new sleeping facility modules in the lower-deck section of A330 aircrafts. Airbus and Zodiac Aerospace have partnered to develop and market the facilities with passenger sleeping berths. The modules, which…

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The Private Suite – LA’s ultimate airport luxury touchdown

The Private Suite – guest blog – Forget the crowded airport thoroughfares and lounges, the queues for immigration to boarding and waiting for baggage. In fact, imagine what it must feel like to be delivered for departure directly to the…

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Aerion to Develop World’s First Supersonic Business Jet

Aerion and Lockheed Martin, two leaders in supersonic technology, are planning to develop the world’s first supersonic business jet, the Aerion AS2. Over the next 12 months, the companies will work together to develop a framework on all phases of…

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German startup Volocopter writes aviation history with autonomous urban air taxi

A vision became reality: End of September 2017 Dubai’s government “Roads and Transport Authority” (RTA) announced the successful completion of the first-ever public flight of an autonomous urban air taxi, the Volocopter. Dubai plans to handle 25 % of all…

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Supersonic Air Travel: Japan Airlines invests in Boom

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Boom Supersonic announced a strategic partnership to bring commercial supersonic travel to passengers. While new and advanced technologies are changing our lives significantly, flight times for air travel have stayed relatively constant. Boom is developing a…

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$49.5 billion Deal: Airbus to sell 430 A320neo aircrafts to Indigo

Airbus and Indigo Partners’ four portfolio airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase by the four airlines of 430 additional A320neo Family aircraft. The aircraft will be allocated among the ultra low-cost airlines Frontier Airlines (United States),…

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Qatar Airways announced acquisition of 9.61% of Cathay Pacific

Qatar Airways has announced today that it has acquired approximately 9.61 per cent stake in Cathay Pacific Airways. Both Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways collaborate together as members of the oneworld alliance. Qatar Airways has entered into an agreement to…

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Emirates to receive 100th A380 aircraft

Emirates, the world’s largest A380 operator, is set to receive its milestone 100th A380 aircraft on 3rd November. Over 80 million passengers have flown on the superjumbo in the nine years since it first joined Emirates’ modern fleet. Today, Emirates…

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Air New Zealand named world’s top airline

Air New Zealand has been named Top Airline in the World by prestigious US magazine Condé Nast Traveler in its 30th annual Readers‘ Choice Awards. More than 300,000 readers submitted ratings and comments for the awards which rank the best…

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First Airbus A330neo completes maiden flight

The first of three A330neo Family development aircraft to fly – MSN1795, an A330-900 variant – has landed at Toulouse-Blagnac, France after successfully completing its first flight. The aircraft was powered by the latest technology Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 turbofans. Departing…

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Norwegian named ‚Airline of the Year‘

Norwegian was awarded ‚Airline of the Year‘ at the 2017 CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence during the CAPA Global Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit in London. Norwegian was awarded ‚Airline of the Year‘ Norwegian was selected by the judging panel…

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NASA Funds Development of Subsonic D8 X-Plane

Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded a twelve-month contract from NASA for continued development of the company’s subsonic D8 X-Plane (XD8). The XD8 is designed to demonstrate the key enabling technologies of the D8 commercial aircraft concept, which could yield…

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Dreaming… American Airlines Goes Cozy

American Airlines and Casper help travelers dream big with new suite of onboard bedding. American announced at its 2017 Media & Investor Day that it is partnering with innovative global sleep company Casper to offer a best-in-class sleep experience to…

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easyJet: Goal for all-electric planes

easyJet outlined a strategy to progressively decarbonise and reduce noise from aviation operations. A collaboration with US company Wright Electric will support the goal for short haul flights to be operated by all-electric planes. Wright Electric has set itself the…

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Happy Birthday! Austrian Airlines Turns 60

On September 30, 1957, the company Austrian Airlines Österreichische Luftverkehrs Aktiengesellschaft was founded in the large meeting room of Creditanstalt bank in Vienna’s Schottengasse. Austrian Airlines: The first flight An Austrian Airlines aircraft took off for London on March 31,…

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Easyjet and Norwegian Air launch cooperation

easyJet’s European routes to connect with Norwegian’s long-haul Network as airlines partner. Passengers will be able to book an easyJet short-haul flight and self-connect to a Norwegian long-haul flight in one simple transaction. Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline…

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Lilium Jet: First zero-emission electric plane

Lilium Jet, the first zero-emission electric plane capable of Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL), has completed a series of rigorous flight tests in the skies above Germany. The two-seater electric plane prototype executed a range of complex maneuvers, including its…

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