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African Countries To Establish Single Air Transport Market

After years of marathon negotiations African Union (AU) officials expect dozens of the continent’s countries to launch the African single air transport market by the end of this month. Of the more than 40 countries expected to participate, 23 already have subscribed. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Trent blade issues impact all RR-powered 787s, Boeing says

Boeing officials say they are working with Rolls-Royce on pervasive durability problems with a large subset of the Trent 1000 fleet that has grounded multiple 787-9s for long periods. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

At final turn, racing legend Lauda wins back his airline

Austrian racing driving legend Niki Lauda looked Tuesday to have won a dramatic race for Niki, the airline he founded in 2003 and then ceded to the now-defunct Air Berlin. (ph.news.yahoo.com) More...

Airbus Delivers Latest Standard Eurofighter to Spanish Air Force

Airbus Defence and Space has delivered to the Spanish Air Force the first two Eurofighter Typhoons to be produced in the latest configuration with enhanced air-to-surface capabilities. The aircraft were manufactured at the Getafe Final Assembly Line in the P1Eb FW (Phase 1 Enhanced Further Work) configuration which marks a key step in the overall Eurofighter evolution plan. This same configuration is being retrofitted to in-service aircraft by other Eurofighter nations. It provides increased… (www.airbus.com) More...

Udvar-Hazy sees risk of Boeing 737 MAX delays over engines

The top-selling Boeing aircraft is powered by engines made by French-U.S. venture CFM International, co-owned by France’s Safran and General Electric of the United States. CFM has had some industrial problems in producing its new LEAP engine for the 737 MAX and some Airbus aircraft. (www.reuters.com) More...

Buzz Aldrin Explodes On Delta Agents: ‘This is the most lousy operation I’ve ever seen’

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin was caught on video yelling at Delta Air Lines agents after he reportedly missed his flight at Los Angeles International Airport this week. TMZ reported that Mr. Aldrin, the second person to walk on the moon, rose from his wheelchair in a rage after Delta tried to remedy his situation by offering him a seat on a later flight. (www.washingtontimes.com) More...

An end to in-flight Wi-Fi misery is at hand with Gogo’s 2Ku

If you're one of those people with the misfortune to follow me on Twitter, you might have noticed the occasional complaint about the poor state of in-flight Internet service. After all, it's incredibly frustrating when you're on a deadline and unable get any work done because you can't even load the Ars CMS. But there is light at the end of the tunnel, as I discovered late last year. Gogo Air, which provides in-flight connectivity on most of the major US airlines, noticed one of my frustrated… (arstechnica.com) More...


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