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A flying car you will actually be able to buy this year

It may not be quite like the Jetsons, but for over a million dollars you too can soon fly around in a car. A Slovakian company called AeroMobil unveiled on Thursday its version of a flying car, a light-framed plane whose wings can fold back, like an insect, and is boosted by a hybrid engine and rear propeller. It will ...

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Engine issues won’t affect delivery schedule of A320neo: Airbus CEO Tom Enders

A bad year for Airbus

By any measure, 2017 has not been a good year for the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus. In its annual report, the company has stated it is under investigation in the United Kingdom, Germany, Romania, Greece, and Australia over allegations of bribery and corruption. It would not be surprising if the U.S. government is soon on…
Air India Airbus A320

Air India to phase out remaining old Airbus Classic A320 planes

The airline has already retired nine A320s from its fleet and the remaining six planes are likely to go out of service by March next year, Air India Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani said. The over two-decade-old classic A320, unlike modern aircraft, has a set of bogey wheels. Bogey wheels are a set of…
Embraer Flies the E195-E2, the Most Efficient New-Generation Jet in the World, Ahead of Schedule

Embraer: Chinese Bizav To Benefit From Airport Projects

Chinese airport construction will relieve infrastructure constraints that are holding back the development of business aviation in the country, Embraer said. Most important will be construction of additional commercial airports, not the remarkable total of 500 general-aviation fields that China also wants to build, said Guan Dongyuan, president of Embraer China. Business aircraft users are…
Boeing 737 Max

Boeing prepares for unprecedented 737 Max ramp-up

Delivering a new version of the 737 is old hat at Boeing. Eighteen major models have entered service since the debut of the 737-100 in 1968, including 10 versions of the NG series over the past 19 years alone. In all, 9,448 individual 737s have rolled out of the factory doors in Renton, Washington, through…
aeromobil

A flying car you will actually be able to buy this year

It may not be quite like the Jetsons, but for over a million dollars you too can soon fly around in a car. A Slovakian company called AeroMobil unveiled on Thursday its version of a flying car, a light-framed plane whose wings can fold back, like an insect, and is boosted by a hybrid engine…
Virgin America A321neo

Virgin America Takes Delivery of First LEAP-1A-Powered A321neo

Virgin America took delivery of their first Airbus A321neo aircraft, becoming the initial operator for the Airbus narrow-body airplane.  The New Engine Option (NEO) aircraft is powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A power plants, which reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by approximately 15 percent. The engines also provide a 50 percent cut in overall NOx…
Iran Airbus

Airbus joint venture seals Iran Air jet order

A lot has been said about Iran’s controversial upgrade of its airliner fleet. They have taken another step with a deal valued at up to $1 billion to buy planes from a joint venture of Airbus SE and Leonardo SpA. ATR said Iran Air had signed an order for 20 ATR 72-600 aircraft and has…
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Boeing’s Export-Import Bank subsidies targeted in battle over House tax plan

Opponents of the House Republican plan to adjust corporate taxes at the border are targeting a familiar conservative target in the industry lobbying battle: The financing Boeing receives from the Export-Import Bank. Americans for Affordable Products, a coalition of retailers and other importers created to fight the House GOP’s proposed import tax, on Tuesday promoted…
Engine issues won’t affect delivery schedule of A320neo: Airbus CEO Tom Enders

A bad year for Airbus

By any measure, 2017 has not been a good year for the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus. In its annual report, the company has stated it is under investigation in the United Kingdom, Germany, Romania, Greece, and Australia over allegations of bribery and corruption. It would not be surprising if the U.S. government is soon on…
Air India Airbus A320

Air India to phase out remaining old Airbus Classic A320 planes

The airline has already retired nine A320s from its fleet and the remaining six planes are likely to go out of service by March next year, Air India Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani said. The over two-decade-old classic A320, unlike modern aircraft, has a set of bogey wheels. Bogey wheels are a set of…
Virgin America A321neo

Virgin America Takes Delivery of First LEAP-1A-Powered A321neo

Virgin America took delivery of their first Airbus A321neo aircraft, becoming the initial operator for the Airbus narrow-body airplane.  The New Engine Option (NEO) aircraft is powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A power plants, which reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by approximately 15 percent. The engines also provide a 50 percent cut in overall NOx…
Iran Airbus

Airbus joint venture seals Iran Air jet order

A lot has been said about Iran’s controversial upgrade of its airliner fleet. They have taken another step with a deal valued at up to $1 billion to buy planes from a joint venture of Airbus SE and Leonardo SpA. ATR said Iran Air had signed an order for 20 ATR 72-600 aircraft and has…
Boeing logo

Boeing’s Export-Import Bank subsidies targeted in battle over House tax plan

Opponents of the House Republican plan to adjust corporate taxes at the border are targeting a familiar conservative target in the industry lobbying battle: The financing Boeing receives from the Export-Import Bank. Americans for Affordable Products, a coalition of retailers and other importers created to fight the House GOP’s proposed import tax, on Tuesday promoted…

A flying car you will actually be able to buy this year

By airnationcrew | April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

It may not be quite like the Jetsons, but for over a million dollars you too can soon fly around in a car. A Slovakian company called AeroMobil unveiled on Thursday its version of a flying car, a light-framed plane whose wings can fold back, like an insect, and is boosted by a hybrid engine…

Virgin America Takes Delivery of First LEAP-1A-Powered A321neo

By airnationcrew | April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Virgin America took delivery of their first Airbus A321neo aircraft, becoming the initial operator for the Airbus narrow-body airplane.  The New Engine Option (NEO) aircraft is powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A power plants, which reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by approximately 15 percent. The engines also provide a 50 percent cut in overall NOx…

Airbus joint venture seals Iran Air jet order

By airnationcrew | April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

A lot has been said about Iran’s controversial upgrade of its airliner fleet. They have taken another step with a deal valued at up to $1 billion to buy planes from a joint venture of Airbus SE and Leonardo SpA. ATR said Iran Air had signed an order for 20 ATR 72-600 aircraft and has…

Boeing’s Export-Import Bank subsidies targeted in battle over House tax plan

By airnationcrew | April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Opponents of the House Republican plan to adjust corporate taxes at the border are targeting a familiar conservative target in the industry lobbying battle: The financing Boeing receives from the Export-Import Bank. Americans for Affordable Products, a coalition of retailers and other importers created to fight the House GOP’s proposed import tax, on Tuesday promoted…

A bad year for Airbus

By airnationcrew | April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

By any measure, 2017 has not been a good year for the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus. In its annual report, the company has stated it is under investigation in the United Kingdom, Germany, Romania, Greece, and Australia over allegations of bribery and corruption. It would not be surprising if the U.S. government is soon on…

Air India to phase out remaining old Airbus Classic A320 planes

By airnationcrew | April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The airline has already retired nine A320s from its fleet and the remaining six planes are likely to go out of service by March next year, Air India Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani said. The over two-decade-old classic A320, unlike modern aircraft, has a set of bogey wheels. Bogey wheels are a set of…

Embraer: Chinese Bizav To Benefit From Airport Projects

By airnationcrew | April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Chinese airport construction will relieve infrastructure constraints that are holding back the development of business aviation in the country, Embraer said. Most important will be construction of additional commercial airports, not the remarkable total of 500 general-aviation fields that China also wants to build, said Guan Dongyuan, president of Embraer China. Business aircraft users are…

Boeing prepares for unprecedented 737 Max ramp-up

By airnationcrew | April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Delivering a new version of the 737 is old hat at Boeing. Eighteen major models have entered service since the debut of the 737-100 in 1968, including 10 versions of the NG series over the past 19 years alone. In all, 9,448 individual 737s have rolled out of the factory doors in Renton, Washington, through…

Aircraft makers fly high in China

By airnationcrew | April 17, 2017 | 2 Comments

Rapid growth of China’s business aviation market has attracted aircraft makers to increase their service offerings tailored for the country, where more than 600 business jets, worth $18 billion, are being operated. “China has become the second-largest business jet market, and it also enjoys the fastest growth in the world,” Liao Xuefeng, chairman and CEO…

Iran hopes Turkish Airlines losses mean earlier delivery of Boeing plane

By airnationcrew | April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Iran may soon be receiving the first Western-built jet airplane since 1979, Iranian state media has reported after claims by industry sources of Turkish Airlines being cash-strapped. “[T]wo 777 Boeing passenger planes will be delivered to the national flag carrier Iran Air,” IRNA reported on Sunday, citing an unnamed “informed” source. The initial report by…

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Istanbul Airport

Istanbul New Airport terminal construction 95 pct complete

The countdown for the opening of Istanbul’s third airport, known as Istanbul New Airport, has started. About 95 percent of the construction of the terminal building has been completed; elevators and escalators have been installed in some sections and installation of the facade and roof has commenced. The rough construction of the Air Traffic Control…
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Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar

Skytrax World’s Best Airport Award

In news that should come as little surprise to global air travelers, Singapore’s done it again. For the fifth year in a row the city-state’s Changi Airport has been named “world’s best airport” at the annual Skytrax World Airport Awards. The awards, announced during a ceremony in Amsterdam on March 14, are based on millions…
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Portland International Airport

The 10 Best U.S. Airports for a Stress-Free Trip

To help you smooth out the stress of air travel, MONEY analyzed 31 of the nation’s largest airports to pick the ones that offer the best, most drama-free destinations and layovers. Key factors included customer experience data from J.D. Power, on-time arrival rates, and ease of baggage pickup and security lines—as well as traveler amenities…
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