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NASA to study the atmospheric effects of emissions from jet engines burning alternative fuels

0 / April 11, 2014 10:03

NASA has signed separate agreements with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to conduct a series of joint flight tests to study the atmospheric effects of emissions from jet engines burning alternative fuels. […]

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Tibet Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A319

0 / April 11, 2014 08:58

Lhasa based Tibet Airlines from the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China has taken delivery of its first A319 with Sharklets. The aircraft which was handed over at the Airbus Tianjin Delivery Centre (ATDC) joins Tibet Airlines’ existing fleet of eight […]

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Search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is focusing on a small patch of the Indian Ocean

Search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is focusing on a small patch of the Indian Ocean

0 / April 11, 2014 07:54

The international effort to find Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was zeroing on a small patch of the Indian Ocean on Friday, but Australia’s prime minister warned the signal from what is believed to be the plane’s black boxes was fading. […]

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Rand Corporation report says China should get out of the airplane manufacturing business

0 / April 10, 2014 12:06

A new report by the Rand Corporation said China should get out of the aircraft manufacturing business, where it is hopelessly behind Airbus and Boeing and losing ground. Commercial aviation manufacturing “is a huge waste of money for China,” said […]

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IATA reports that aviation accidents and fatalities decreased in 2013

IATA reports that aviation accidents and fatalities decreased in 2013

0 / April 10, 2014 11:54

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its 2013 commercial aviation safety performance that showed 210 fatalities from commercial aviation accidents in 2013, down from 414 in 2012. The 2013 safety figures were released in conjunction with the start of […]

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Drunken passenger causes security breach at Sea-Tac

0 / April 10, 2014 11:49

A drunken passenger was taken into custody Monday night after breaching security to make his flight at Sea-Tac Airport. An airport spokesman said after going through security as required on Apr. 7, the passenger wandered through an exit and into […]

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Cebu Pacific awaits EU decision on banned airline exclusion

0 / April 10, 2014 11:39

The European Union (EU) will announce on Thursday Apr. 10 its decision on the plea submitted by low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific for its removal from the 28-member state body’s list of banned airlines, a ranking official of the air safety […]

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NASA team will build the first US mission to collect samples from an asteroid in 2018

0 / April 10, 2014 09:57

NASA’s team that will conduct the first U.S. mission to collect samples from an asteroid has been given the go-ahead to begin building the spacecraft, flight instruments and ground system, and launch support facilities. This determination was made Wednesday after […]

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Powerful cyclone moving towards Australia’s northeast forces tourists and coastal residents to evacuate

0 / April 10, 2014 09:38

Tourists and coastal residents were evacuating parts of the Great Barrier Reef on Thursday Apr. 10 as a powerful cyclone intensified in the Coral Sea and made its way towards Australia’s northeast. Cyclone Ita is forecast to make landfall on […]

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NATO satellite photos show Russian deployments of 40,000 troops near the Ukrainian border

0 / April 10, 2014 08:51

NATO presented satellite photographs on Thursday Apr. 10 it said showed Russian deployments of 40,000 troops near the Ukrainian frontier along with tanks, armored vehicles, artillery and aircraft ready for action. “This is a force that is very capable, at […]

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The Airbus A350 XWB makes its first landing on British soil

The Airbus A350 XWB makes its first landing on British soil

0 / April 10, 2014 08:25

The new Airbus A350 XWB has made its first ever landing on British soil, visiting Cotswold Airport in Gloucestershire as part of routine certification tests. The aircraft, MSN3, was flown by London-born experimental test pilot, Frank Chapman, and is one […]

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China plans to add 80 new airports by 2020 is spurring demand for low-cost airlines

0 / April 10, 2014 08:02

The low fares and no-frills airline model now popular in China was pioneered by Southwest Airlines in the early 1970s and successfully emulated in Europe and Asia by Ryanair, EasyJet and AirAsia. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) plans […]

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New acoustic signal was detected in the hunt for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

0 / April 10, 2014 07:49

A new acoustic signal was detected on Thursday Apr. 10 in the hunt for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, further boosting confidence that officials are zeroing in on the missing plane after weeks of searching. The signal, which could be from […]

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US FAA has upgrades the Philippine civil aviation safety status

US FAA has upgrades the Philippine civil aviation safety status

0 / April 10, 2014 07:44

The US FAA has upgraded the civil aviation status of the Philippines to let its airlines operate new direct flights to the United States while the European Union lifted a ban on Cebu Pacific Air. The US Federal Aviation Administration’s […]

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Kevin Spacey will be the GBTA Convention 2014 featured speaker

0 / April 9, 2014 18:14

GBTA is honored to announce that Kevin Spacey will be a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2014: Business In Motion. Spacey won Academy Awards® for his performances in “The Usual Suspects” and “American Beauty.” His production company, Trigger Street Productions, […]

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American Airlines flight makes an emergency landing at Jacksonville airport

0 / April 9, 2014 11:45

An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Jacksonville International Airport Tuesday morning. American Airlines Regional Jet flight 3551 was diverted to JAX Airport at 7:40 a.m. on Apr. 8 after electrical fumes were reported, according to Michael Stewart […]

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The increasing use of tablet technology in-flight by passengers is a hot issue at trade show this year

0 / April 9, 2014 09:34

Exhibitors at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg started on April 8 demonstrated these ideas and more as they sought to win airline customers with new seats, lighting and entertainment systems. Much of the new technology at the fair was designed with […]

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New Boeing F-15E can deploy microsatellites into space

New Boeing F-15E can deploy microsatellites into space

0 / April 9, 2014 09:33

A modified Boeing F-15E is a new satellite launch vehicle concept designed by Phantom Works Advanced Space Exploration for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) called the Airborne Launch Assist Space Access or ALASA. Under an 11-month, $30.6-million contract […]

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