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(Video) Another Wild Wing Wave

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Another wild wing wave, this time from a JAL 787. Are these normal or abnormal? (www.youtube.com) More...

EU widens trade row with new Boeing subsidy claim

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"The subsidies scheme extension is estimated to be worth $8.7 billion and will be the largest subsidy for the civil aerospace industry in U.S. history," the EU said in a statement. (uk.reuters.com) More...

Etihad Airways shows off Airbus A380, complete with suite

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad Airways showcased the arrival of its first Airbus A380, outfitted with "the only three-room suite in the sky" on Thursday. The airline also showed of its newly arrived Boeing 787 "Dreamliner." (www.usatoday.com) More...

Eastern Airlines Returns to Miami with Arrival of First Plane

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It was a historic day yesterday as Eastern Airlines, gone for 24 years, returned to Miami with the arrival of their first plane ready to return to the air. (airwaysnews.com) More...

The secret engine technology that made the SR-71 the fastest plane ever

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On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers flew the first airplane ever at 6.8 mph (10.9 km/h). Only 61 years and five days later, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird took off. It's still the world's fastest airplane with a speed of 2,193 mph (3,530 km/h.) This fascinating video reveals how its top secret engine technology works. (sploid.gizmodo.com) More...

A Day In The Life Of London’s Air Ambulance (video and story)

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Heavy British accents recount spending a day flying with the London helicopter ambulance, funded entirely by charitable donations. (londonist.com) More...

how airplanes are made

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Building a commercial airplane is a monumental task. It takes around 4,000 really smart engineers over 7 years of planning to make one of those flying tubes with countless experts testing and re-testing each individual part (and there are 2.65 million parts in an Airbus A350). This video shows you how they make one. (sploid.gizmodo.com) More...

FAA certify PurePower GTF engine for A320neo

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The Pratt & Whitney PurePower Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine for the Airbus A320neo family has achieved US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Airbus Group tests laser-based airspeed sensor system

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Airbus Group has completed successful flight tests on a fiber-optic, eye-safe, laser-based sensor system that delivers accurate airspeed information in the three axis at low and even negative airspeed. (www.verticalmag.com) More...

777X to feature more Rockwell Collins avionics

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Rockwell Collins has been awarded a contract by Boeing to provide its next-generation, large-format flight displays, integrated surveillance system and select flight control systems as standard equipment on the Boeing 777X. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Three air-bag accidents at Boeing plant lead to extra safety measures

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Workers at planemaker Boeing's (BA.N) Everett plant near Seattle are following extra safety measures after three air bag-related accidents, including the death of a technician last month, the company said on Friday. (www.reuters.com) More...

How Lithium Ion Batteries Grounded the Dreamliner

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Official report on Boeing 787 fires tells a cautionary tale about advanced batteries. (www.scientificamerican.com) More...

Vistara to launch operations on January 9, 2015

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Vistara (Delhi) has announced it will launch its joint venture operations on January 9, 2015. The full service airline will start operations from Delhi to both Mumbai and Ahmedabad with 148-seat Airbus A320s. The airline issued this statement: (worldairlinenews.com) More...

Three Hawk fighter jets take up residence at Humberside Airport in preparation for new training academy

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Three Hawk fighter jets have taken up residence at Humberside Airport in preparation for the new £5 million training academy. The jets will give students the opportunity to learn first hand what a career working for BAE Systems alongside the Royal Air Force will be like. Read more: http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Hawk-fighter-jets-residence-Humberside-Airport/story-25738562-detail/story.html#ixzz3MOzl9PKz Follow us: @GrimsbyTel on Twitter | grimsbytel on Facebook (www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk) More...