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Boeing and Airbus Dominate Skies as Air Show Looms Jetliner Output Is at Record Highs, but Incrementalism Is Unofficial Theme of This Year’s Farnborough Exhibition

LONDON—Part arms bazaar, part industrial petting zoo, the Farnborough air show, which kicks off Monday at an airfield in rural England, represents the aerospace community’s annual opportunity to take the pulse of the business of flying. And with the headwinds of the global economic crisis mostly behind the industry, business is booming again. Jetliner output […]

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JetBlue Adds Flat-Bed Seats

By BILLY WITZJUNE 23, 2014 Some JetBlue flights between New York and Los Angeles have seats that fold out into flat beds.CreditÅngel Franco/The New York Times LOS ANGELES — For the well-heeled traveler flying between New York and Los Angeles, for whom onboard Wi-Fi, roomy leather seats, a Zagat-approved meal and a piping hot washcloth are […]

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Free Wi-Fi for Saudia’s premium passengers

Created on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 10:15 Saudia has become the first airline in the Middle East to offer free Wi-Fi to its first class and business class passengers. The promotion, which started on 19 May, is available on flights between the Kingdom of Saudia Arabia and US destinations, as well as London Heathrow, Paris […]

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Japan Airlines to provide free access to Wi-Fi hotspots across Japan

From July, passengers on Japan Airlines flights arriving into the airline’s home nation will enjoy free access to WiFi hotspots across half the country. Covering 17 cities and valid for up to 14 days, access will be provided through partnerships with Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation (NTT East). Japan Airlines’ website will shortly be updated with […]

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IATA expects airline profits to hit $18b in 2014

IATA expects airline profits to hit $18b in 2014 Industry leaders attend a panel discussion entitled “The Bottom Line” during the IATA’s 70th Annual General Meeting in Doha, Qatar on Monday. Photo: AFP The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said Monday it expects airline companies to record combined net profits of $18 billion in 2014. Revenues […]

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Wireless IFE May Be Coming Soon To Widebodies

Wireless IFE May Be Coming Soon To Widebodies Embedded inflight entertainment (IFE) systems have become synonymous with long-haul air travel, providing a welcome distraction to passengers seated in tight quarters for many hours. But wireless IFE providers have been making inroads into the narrowbody market thanks to the proliferation of personal electronic devices, and they […]

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Dr. Tom Enders, Airbus CEO was celebrated

Dr. Tom Enders, Airbus CEO was celebrated at the Atlantic Council Leadership Awards in DC last night. Panasonic salutes Tom and is honored to be part of the A350 family http://ow.ly/i/5qvWe http://ow.ly/wnKIZ

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Airbus to reveal first A350 seats, cabin interiors next week

Airbus to reveal first A350 seats, cabin interiors next week Airbus will unveil its first A350 cabin and seats next week as the aircraft manufacturer gears up for the late 2014 launch of its  next-generation jetliner. The reveal will take place on Monday April 7th at Airbus’ new Cabin Design Centre in Hamburg, where airlines with orders for […]

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Come Fly With Panasonic and American…

RSVP HERE FOR “HIGH EXPECTATIONS” GOOGLE HANGOUT WHO: Neil James, Executive Director of Corporate Sales & Product Management, Panasonic Avionics Brian Richardson , Director of Inflight Entertainment & Connectivity, American Airlines Cali Lewis, Podcaster and Internet Personality from GeekBeat.TV,GeekBrief.TV & GeekBeat LIVE. WHAT: Panasonic Avionics will host a live online discussion with American Airlines to […]

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Testing airline safety with the help of a fake ash cloud

Testing airline safety with the help of a fake ash cloud The AVOID sensor mounted on an aircraft. (Credit: Airbus) When a volcano erupted in Iceland in 2010, it filled the skies over Europe with a massive ash cloud. From April 15-21, 2010, more than 100,000 flights were cancelled as officials scrambled to assess safety. The […]

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