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British Airways to start Stansted flights

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British Airways is to begin flying from Stansted for the first time this summer. The airline announced today that it will begin flights from the Essex airport to Faro, Malaga, Palma and Ibiza from May 28. (e-spaces.eu) More...

FAA warns of potentially 'catastrophic' battery explosions

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The Federal Aviation Administration wants airlines to think twice about carrying lithium batteries. But don't worry, you're still allowed to bring your laptop and phone with you on a flight. The FAA on Tuesday issued a safety alert urging airlines to examine the risks associated with transporting lithium batteries as cargo, including "the potential risk for a catastrophic hull loss." The alert covers batteries being transported as components and not those already inside devices such as… (www.cnet.com) More...

Are F-35s fit for combat? Pentagon doesn't know

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The Pentagon's testing office questioned the strategy and legality of buying the fighters in bulk (www.cnn.com) More...

Video Detailing Dubai Baggage Handling

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This video follows the path of a piece of luggage through the inner workings of Dubai International Airport (www.youtube.com) More...

First A321neo Successfully Completes First Flight

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The A321neo begins its flight test campaign ahead of its delivery, expected to take place at the end of the year. (airwaysnews.com) More...

Commercial aircraft get their first global emissions standard

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Ground-based vehicles have had emissions standards for a while (just ask Volkswagen), but commercial aircraft like passenger jets? Not so much. However, the world just took one big step toward cleaning up the skies: a total of 23 countries have agreed to set the first international carbon dioxide emissions standard for commercial aircraft. If the measures are adopted as recommended, new airplane models will have to meet the tougher guidelines in 2020. New aircraft from existing model lines will… (www.engadget.com) More...

Testing Times for London City

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London City Airport (LCY) is facing a series of challenges as it seeks to expand. (airwaysnews.com) More...

This Plane Flies Itself to an Airport and Lands in an Emergency

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THE AIRCRAFT PARACHUTE IS one of the coolest aviation safety technologies of recent years. In the event of trouble—an engine failure, a collision, loss of control—yank a lever, watch a chute blast out of the fuselage, and float safely to the ground. (www.wired.com) More...

‘A very pro-consumer’ reform could make minimum sizes for airline seats a real thing

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The average distance between rows of economy class seats has dropped from 35 inches before airline deregulation in the 1970s to about 31 inches today. (iStock) - See more at: http://www.airlineupdates.net/a-very-pro-consumer-reform-could-make-minimum-sizes-for-airline-seats-a-real-thing/#sthash.ZMsH9bC1.dpuf (www.airlineupdates.net) More...

Porter Airlines denies report it's shopping for a buyer

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The company that operates Toronto-based Porter Airlines has denied a report that it is looking for a buyer. The Globe and Mail, citing "people familiar with the plans," reported Tuesday that the search process is underway and there is no guarantee it will result in a deal. The paper said the company's financial backers "have been actively looking for an exit strategy through a sale." (www.cbc.ca) More...

Boeing using more and more Michelin as sole tire provider

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Historical supplier of Airbus, the industrial Auvergne has imposed Boeing by these innovations. Almost the entire range is now delivered with radial tires Kevlar significantly lighter. The maiden flight of the highly anticipated Boeing 737 MAX , which took place on 30 January 2016, has made happy … at Michelin . Through a contract announced within 20 earlier in the factory, it is equipped exclusively by the French manufacturer. The US aircraft manufacturer has chosen its radial tire NZG (Near… (www.aviationgazette.com) More...

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