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African Countries To Establish Single Air Transport Market

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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) Mais...

Milestone Places Eight AW139s with China's Kingwing

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Helicopter lessor Milestone Aviation Group today announced the delivery and lease of eight Leonardo AW139 medium twins to Shanghai Kingwing Aviation. The medium twin-engine AW139s will join Kingwing’s existing fleet of 32 helicopters that provide emergency medical services (EMS) in China and will facilitate expanded services to 22 provinces nationwide. (www.ainonline.com) Mais...

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

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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) Mais...

Cobham Gains New NATO Contract For EW Training

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Cobham’s Special Mission business has won a follow-on contract to provide electronic warfare and threat simulation training to NATO for up to five years. The company will continue using its fleet of 12 modified Dassault Falcons that are based in the UK and that also fly on a separate threat simulation contract for the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD). (www.ainonline.com) Mais...

TSA's Pekoske Stresses Need To Work with Industry

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The new chief of the Transportation Security Administration, David Pekoske, picked up on many themes of his predecessor in stressing industry collaboration and taking a risked-based approach when he made his first address before the Aero Club of Washington, but he also emphasized a need for expediency and long-term capital planning. (www.ainonline.com) Mais...

Derby’s Rolls-Royce lands engine deal worth hundreds of millions of pounds

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Derby’s Rolls-Royce has secured an engine deal with an aircraft leasing firm worth more than £300 million. (www.derbytelegraph.co.uk) Mais...

SA imposing stricter cargo screening for 5 Middle East countries

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(CNN)The Transportation Security Administration, citing terror concerns, is implementing a stricter screening program for air cargo arriving to the United States from five countries in the Middle East. The agency is requiring six carriers that depart with US-bound air cargo from seven airports in Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to be subject to further scrutiny. (www.cnn.com) Mais...

Inflight Connectivity in India gets Green Light

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After years of deliberation, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has decided to allow internet and mobile communication on aircraft (MCA) for in-flight connectivity (IFC) in Indian airspace through both satellite and terrestrial networks. India remained one of the few countries left in the world that did not permit IFC. While the implementation could take around six months, domestic carriers may now introduce voice, data, and video in flight. International carriers and overflying… (www.ainonline.com) Mais...

Brazil orders additional Airbus C295 search and rescue aircraft

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Brazil has ordered an additional Airbus C295 search and rescue (SAR) aircraft that will eventually take to 15 the number of C295s in service with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). This latest order constitutes the firming of an option included in an earlier contract in 2014. It was signed at the end of last year and will therefore be included in the 2017 orderbook. The three SAR aircraft will serve alongside 12 transport-configured C295s already delivered. The first of the three SAR aircraft was… (www.airbus.com) Mais...

China contributes 549 mln passengers to global aviation industry in 2017 Source: Xinhua| 2018-01-22 21:52:07|Editor: Xiang Bo

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- China had more than 549 million air passengers in 2017, a significant contribution to the world aviation industry, which hit a new record of 4.1 billion passengers last year. (www.xinhuanet.com) Mais...

FAA Begins Furloughs As US Government Goes Into Partial Shutdown

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The US federal government went into partial shutdown mode on Saturday after a stopgap spending measure was blocked by the Senate. As the blame game begins over who caused the fiscal fiasco, government agencies including the US Defense Department, FAA, NASA and Department of Homeland Security has begun furloughing nonessential or non-exempt staff and shutting down facilities, including workshops and laboratories. (atwonline.com) Mais...

Ethiopian to Launch Ten New Destinations in Six Months

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The fastest growing airline in Africa, Ethiopian Airlines, is going to launch ten new international flight destinations in the coming six months. Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said the fast growing airline is expanding its route network fast. “Between now and June we are going to open ten new destinations. Almost two destinations ever single month. That is a record in our history,” Tewolde said. (www.thereporterethiopia.com) Mais...

GE Engine Venture May Oust Rolls From Emirates Airbus A380 Contract

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General Electric Co.’s A380 engine venture with Pratt & Whitney may be poised to muscle back in on the double-decker jet following Airbus SE’s deal to sell 36 superjumbos to Gulf carrier Emirates. (www.bloomberg.com) Mais...

Boeing's New 787 Dreamliner Won FAA Approval Before Shutdown Hit

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Boeing Co.’s newest and largest 787 Dreamliner got the federal approval it needs to fly commercially, winning authorization before the government shutdown Friday. The certification concludes a flight-test program that began last March for the first of the 787-10 carbon-fiber jets to be assembled solely at Boeing’s South Carolina factory, the Chicago-based planemaker said Monday. (www.bloomberg.com) Mais...

Etihad shrugs off A330 freighter inactivity

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Etihad Airways is shrugging off the apparent inactivity of half its dedicated freighter fleet, insisting that the situation is part of a normal review of capacity requirements. (www.flightglobal.com) Mais...

Singapore reveals delivery date for first Airbus tanker

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Singapore will take delivery of its first Airbus Defence and Space A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport later this year, as the country’s Air Force celebrates its 50th anniversary. According to a news release issued by Singapore’s Defence Ministry detailing events and activities that the Republic of Singapore Air Force will hold to mark the anniversary, the A330 MRTT will make its first public appearance at a parade on Sept. 1, the date the service was formed in 1968 as the Singapore Air Defence… (www.defensenews.com) Mais...

Latin airlines start engine for overseas growth in 2018

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Latin American airlines are set to grow international service in 2018, as the region's improving economies spur carriers to launch more flights abroad. (www.flightglobal.com) Mais...

Boeing's 787-10 Dreamliner Cleared for Commercial Service by Federal Aviation Administration

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US regulator awards amended type certificate to newest member of super-efficient airplane family. Deliveries scheduled to start in first half of 2018 (boeing.mediaroom.com) Mais...

ATR to triple its orders in 2017

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On January 22, The European turboprop manufacturer, a joint venture of Airbus and Leonardo, announced outstanding business results in 2017, receiving 113 Firm orders with 40 options. This figure marks a clear recovery in sales. The company had fallen to 36 in 2016 and 76 in 2015, compared with 160 in 2014. ATR thus confirms its first place in the list of regional aircraft sales of less than 90 seats. (airlinerwatch.com) Mais...

Biomimicry: engineering in nature’s style

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Airbus engineers study the natural world for modern aircraft design solutions (www.airbus.com) Mais...

TUI Boeing 757 at Manchester on Jan 20th 2018, flaps problem

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A TUI Airways Boeing 757-200, registration G-OOBP performing flight BY-2677 from La Palma,CI (Spain) to Manchester,EN (UK) with 226 people on board, was final approach to Manchester's runway 23R when the crew initiated a missed approach due to a problem with the flaps. (www.aeroinside.com) Mais...

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