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A new record from Airbus: 1109 orders and 718 deliveries in 2017

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Toulouse - In 2017, Airbus registered 1109 net orders from 44 customers, and delivered 718 aircraft to 85 clients across the world. 4% higher than the previous year. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Airbus Tops Up A330 Tanker Backlog

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Airbus closed 2017 with the formal receipt of an order for five A330-200s to be adapted to the multirole tanker/transport (MRTT) configuration to equip a future pooled European fleet. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Boeing's 'Son of Blackbird' hypersonic strike aircraft could go five times the speed of sound

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Boeing has finally unveiled a successor to the legendary Blackbird SR-71 spy plane, capable of travelling at five times the speed of sound. (www.foxnews.com) More...

Why Does Your United Airlines Flight Attendant Look So Unhappy? Here's Why

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Their mouths say Hello, but their eyes say Get me out of here. Their attempts at politeness feel jaded, while their movements are those of someone who's been here once too often. No, I'm not talking about the passengers on a United Airlines flight. I'm talking about the Flight Attendants. (www.inc.com) More...

Airbus Progresses With Clearing Parked A320neo Backlog

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Airbus delivered a total of 181 A320neo-family aircraft last year, as it began to overcome the powerplant snags which had held up deliveries of the re-engined jets. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

(Video) The Little Brother | Cirrus SR22 | Emirates

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Cute video about the SR22 joining the training fleet for Emirates (www.youtube.com) More...

Delta Air Lines Just Revealed It's Making a Lot of Money From People You'd Never Expect (And Delta Never Expected Either)

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There was a time when businesses understood that if their employees were flying on behalf of the company and the flight was a long one, those employees should fly in First or Business Class. (www.inc.com) More...

Spirit Airlines Now Delivers More Flights On Time Than American Or United

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The most recent reporting of airline on time performance data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) came with a big surprise: low cost carrier Spirit Airlines has turned into one of the most punctual carriers in the country. (www.forbes.com) More...

Delta to keep the MD-88s flying until 2020 due to replacement Bombardier CS100 delays

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Boeing has previously accused Bombardier of dumping the aircraft on to the US market after Bombardier reported a $500 million (CA) loss due mainly to three orders it negotiated probably at a loss. Delta is now being forced to spend more money on the aging MD-88s for maintenance until the type is fully replaced. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

American Airlines’ Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

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The most successful businesses try to understand their customers, figure out how to add more value, sometimes even before customers themselves know what they need. Executives work to understand a product, how it’s experienced by customers, even before it’s introduced to customers. That’s the very opposite of doing the least amount possible for customers. Doug Parker spoke with employees American Airlines ‘Crew News’ this past week, and he seemed to reveal which approach they take at American… (viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com) More...

Rolls-Royce sets up new jet engine testbed at the Alliance Airport in Texas

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Rolls-Royce Holdings plc has recently leased the entire 440,000 square feet of the former Texas Aero Engine Services LLC (TAESL) facility to operate a jet engine testbed at the Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, Texas. (www.stattimes.com) More...

RyanAir charges 5£ to put bag in overhead locker

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The new fee is supposed to speed up boarding and bring less frustration. (www.theguardian.com) More...

A380 line faces closure without Emirates order: Leahy

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Airbus chief operating officer for customers John Leahy believes a failure to secure a follow-on A380 agreement with Emirates would effectively force closure of the programme. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

6-Year-Old Genius Kid Becomes Etihad Airways Pilot for a Day

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Six-year-old Adam has always been fascinated by planes and aviation. His dream is to become a Captain of an A380 Airbus. On board a flight from Morocco to Abu Dhabi, our Etihad Airways Cabin Crew noticed that the boy clearly wanted to fly the plane and was passionate about aircraft. They decided to create the opportunity of a lifetime for Adam, by inviting him into the cockpit. (www.youtube.com) More...

Body found on Honolulu airport runway

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Honolulu police are investigating the discovery of a body near a runway at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. (www.hawaiinewsnow.com) More...

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