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PANASONIC WILL DOUBLE THE SIZE OF CONNECTIVITY-EQUIPPED FLEET BY END OF 2014

Panasonic announced that it will double the size of its connectivity-equipped fleet by the end of 2014 following FAA certification of a bird strike compliant radome for B777-200 aircraft. The STC (supplemental type certificate) for the B777-200 radome paves the way for approvals on other aircraft types. Panasonic currently has more than 150 B777-200 aircraft […]

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8 Expert Theories Behind the Malaysia Air Disappearance

8 Expert Theories Behind the Malaysia Air Disappearance The most dangerous parts of a flight are takeoff and landing. Rarely do incidents happen when a plane is cruising seven miles (11 kilometers) above the earth. So the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jet well into its flight Saturday morning over the South China Sea has […]

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Flight MH370: What Is Known About Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

Flight MH370: What Is Known About Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet An extensive search has revealed no sign of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. What authorities say is known as of Monday evening: — The Boeing 777 carrying 239 people lost contact over the sea between Malaysia and Vietnam; there was no sign of trouble before […]

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Boeing touts role in global connectivity program

Boeing touts role in global connectivity program Boeing’s head honcho, Jim McNerney, yesterday took the opportunity to highlight the company’s role in supporting Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) Ka-band aeronautical service, which will provide near global inflight connectivity for airlines and their passengers. The manufacturer, which is building the Ka-band satellites to support GX, saw an […]

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Smaller seats, fee rises and new planes? 2014: The year ahead in air travel

Smaller seats, fee rises and new planes? 2014: The year ahead in air travel (CNN) — It’s unlikely commercial aviation stories in 2014 will surpass those of 2013 for pizzazz or significance. This is probably a good thing. Who could have foreseen the three-month grounding of the entire Boeing 787 fleet when we forecast events for 2013? […]

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All set with wifi and 400 hours of movies, Emirates Airlines launches longest flight in the world

All set with wifi and 400 hours of movies, Emirates Airlines launches longest flight in the world Passengers in all cabins have access to WiFi, 1,500 channels of in-flight entertainment and gourmet-chef prepared meals, served by highly trained multi-lingual cabin crew. Emirates, which has often picked up the Oscars of the travel industry, has swooped into […]

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New Boeing Jet, 777X, Hits $95 Billion in Orders

New Boeing Jet, 777X, Hits $95 Billion in Orders Three Middle Eastern airlines signed up on Sunday to buy 225 of Boeing’s new 777X jets, helping to bring the initial batch of orders for the plane to $95 billion, a strong start for sales of the commercial jet. That total, based on list prices, includes […]

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Two dead, 181 hurt in San Francisco air crash

Two dead, 181 hurt in San Francisco air crash SAN FRANCISCO — An Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul crashed on landing at San Francisco’s airport Saturday, killing two passengers, injuring more than 180 and and forcing dozens of frightened passengers and crew to scamper from the heavily damaged aircraft before it was engulfed in smoke […]

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Feel the Width Wi-Fi use in the cabin and cockpit is on the increase, but should we still be questioning its implementation?

Feel the Width Wi-Fi use in the cabin and cockpit is on the increase, but should we still be questioning its implementation? By MARIETTA CAUCHI The launch of a satellite specifically targeting airlines is increasing competition among carriers to provide in-flight Wi-Fi. Marietta Cauchi discusses how airlines hope to open a new revenue stream by offering […]

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Airbus Unveils Jet and Broadens Rivalry With Boeing

Airbus Unveils Jet and Broadens Rivalry With Boeing <nyt_text> TOULOUSE, France — The A350 XWB, the first all-new commercial jet from Airbus in more than six years, took wing into partly cloudy skies here on Friday. Bob Edme/Associated Press Fabrice Brégier, chief executive of Airbus, with the test flight’s crew. The A350 is the company’s […]

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