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Boeing Statement on Air Tahiti Nui Commitment for Two 787-9 Dreamliners

SEATTLE, Feb. 27, 2015 – Boeing (NYSE: BA) is pleased that Air Tahiti Nui has announced a commitment to purchase two 787-9 Dreamliners. The order, valued at $514 million at current list prices, will be posted on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website when finalized. (boeing.mediaroom.com) More...

Inside the superyacht of the skies! £400million Boeing aircraft converted into the ultimate private jet

Greenpoint Technologies have transformed a Boeing 747-8 and delivered to one unidentified owner Plane can normally cater for around 450 passengers, and is the world's longest passenger jet Includes an 'Aeroloft' that has exclusive private areas for relaxing and sleeping (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

Canada's Bombardier launches its biggest jetliner yet

Ottawa (AFP) - Canadian manufacturer Bombardier's largest ever passenger jet, the CS300, made its maiden test flight Friday after billions of dollars spent on development and long delays. (news.yahoo.com) More...

Commercial drones have leapt far ahead of regulators

The fast-growing global drone industry has not sat back waiting for government policy to be hammered out before pouring investment and effort into opening up this all-new hardware and computing market. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

Australians Develop Drone That Talks To Air Traffic

A team of Australian scientists has developed a drone equipped with a computer voice and speech recognition, combined with the flight computer. Therefore, the UAV can in case of need to communicate with the air traffic control of an airport and, if necessary, make turns. The system for this purpose heard the terms laid down by the International Civil Aviation Organization . (www.telegraph.co.uk) More...

Boeing Named ‘Eco-Company of the Year’ by Air Transport World

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 26, 2015 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] was named “Eco-Company of the Year” by Air Transport World (ATW) at the trade publication’s 41st Annual Industry Achievement Awards. ATW editors credited Boeing for “ever-more fuel and emissions-efficient aircraft” such as the 787 Dreamliner, 737 MAX and 777X, the company’s global effort to develop sustainable aviation biofuels and the Boeing ecoDemonstrator Program, which tests new technologies to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions… (boeing.mediaroom.com) More...

Iraq Rotary Wing Transportation Services

The U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), Specialized Transportation Branch, is seeking sources that may be able to provide four heavy rotary wing aircraft capable of flying 150 hours per aircraft per month. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

Russia’s Bear: The old-fashioned plane still thriving

The Tupolev Tu-95 first thundered over Soviet parades in the mid-1950s. Why does this giant, propeller-driven bomber still make headlines nearly 60 years later? Stephen Dowling investigates. (www.bbc.com) More...

Fly ruins in flight meal for Emirates passenger

A female passenger on board a Emirates flight from Auckland to LHR Heathrow was shocked to find a fly in her in flight meal or her salad. My God what is wrong with the Catering at NZAA/AKL don't they check these meals before they are put into in flight trolleys and carted onto the truck to go out to the aircraft. I mean Emirates is a top airline for service and there public relations tools are good. I wonder how many other in flight meals could have insects in them. I know they out source there… (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

New aircraft tracking system to be trialled

AUTHORITIES will trial a “world first” system with Malaysia and Indonesia that increases the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing authorities to quickly react to abnormal situations such as the disappearance of MH370. (www.news.com.au) More...