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Airbus A350-1000 Features Automated Rapid-Descent Capability

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Airbus has incorporated an automatic emergency descent function into the newly-certified A350-1000, which it intends to introduce into the smaller -900. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Air Mauritius celebrates 50 years of flying

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Air Mauritius is adding a special “50 Yrs” logo to select aircraft as it celebrates 50 years of flying in the islands. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

Airbus A350-1000 Receives EASA and FAA Type Certification

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Following an intensive flight test campaign performed in less than a year, the A350-1000 has received Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The certified aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines. (www.airbus.com) More...

Airbus exploring single-pilot, autonomous aircraft amid tech race

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Airbus is looking to develop autonomous aircraft and technologies that will allow a single pilot to operate commercial jetliners, helping cut costs for carriers, Chief Technology Officer Paul Eremenko said. (www.straitstimes.com) More...

Airbus secures EASA certification for A350-1000

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Airbus has secured European certification for the A350-1000 just three days shy of the first anniversary of the twinjet's maiden flight. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

United Airlines reveals ten new routes, including two new destinations

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United Airlines is adding ten new routes from five of its hub airports, including flights to two cities it does not currently serve: Elmira, NY, and Wilmington, NC (www.usatoday.com) More...

easyJet Europe adds maiden A319

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easyJet Europe (Vienna) has added a maiden A319-100 to its fleet ch-aviation research has revealed. Formerly G-EZBM ith UK-based sister carrier easyJet (U2, London Luton), the twinjet has now been transferred to the Austrian register as OE-LQZ (msn 3059). (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

2018 Wings of Freedom Tour

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The Collings Foundation’s 2018 Wings of Freedom Tour commences in January of 2018, and features a few of their beautiful, vintage, WWII planes, including a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and the dual-control TF-51 Mustang… (www.collingsfoundation.org) More...