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ACSS, L3, Thales Perform China's 'First' ADS-B In Jetliner Flight Demo - Avionics

File photo<p>China recently witnessed the country’s “first” successful ADS-B In jetliner flight demonstrations, according to Aviation Communication & …

Here’s the real reason why your iPhone X will arrive a lot sooner than expected

In the months and weeks preceding the iPhone X launch, it was widely reported that Apple’s next-gen iPhone, due to some manufacturing issues, was …

iPhone X telephoto lens requires less than a quarter of the light of the iPhone 7 Plus

A low-light test of the telephoto lens in the iPhone X has revealed that it works in a quarter of the light needed by the iPhone 7 Plus.<p><i>Studio Neat’s</i> Dan Provost noted that the iPhone makes up its own mind when to use the telephoto lens, even when you’ve selected it in the camera app …<p>When you …

Delta CEO: First Class Upgrades are Stupid

Delta has been very forthright about how they see their most frequent customers, and the perks those flyers value most.<p>Two years ago they made clear …

Customers

Boeing's Latest Plane Is Airlines' Brand New Way to Make You Uncomfortable While They Make More Money | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You've likely noticed that air travel hasn't become more pleasant.<p>Seats have become tighter. Nerves have, too.<p>Passengers are being squeezed, as airlines grab as much profit as they possibly …

Aviation

Sint Maarten jet engine blast kills New Zealand woman

<b>A New Zealand woman has died on the Caribbean territory of Sint Maarten after the blast from a powerful jet engine knocked her to the ground.</b><p>The incident happened at the famous Princess Juliana International Airport, which is just metres from the beach.<p>Beachgoers can walk up to the airport fence as …

Airports

Malaysia Airlines will be first to monitor its planes by satellite

Three years ago, Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared over the South China Sea, starting an multinational hunt for the plane. Despite rumors of a sophisticated hijacking or seizure of the aircraft by a foreign government, it was presumed lost in the ocean. To prevent another disaster over open …

Airplanes

SingPost's drone delivery trials: Some key takeaways

Could mail delivery via drones be on the horizon soon? SingPost's head of Post Office Network and Digital Services Dr Bernard Leong shares what the …

Singapore

Virgin Atlantic braced for losses in 2017 as headwinds pick up | Reuters

(Reuters) - British airline Virgin Atlantic Ltd warned on Tuesday that it expects to fall back into loss this year after three years of profits, as competition intensifies, fuel costs rise and a cheap pound takes its toll on the business.<p>File photo: A Virgin Atlantic plane arrives at Liverpool John …

Virgin Atlantic

Cathay Pacific & Lufthansa Announce A New Partnership

Global airline alliances are so two decades ago. Nowadays we’re seeing these alliances deemphasized, and in the meantime we’re seeing joint ventures …

Rio De Janeiro

There's one thing you should always check before paying for a business class flight

The airline is known for its comfortable interior with seat pitch and width that's more generous than many of its international rivals, plus excellent service from the crew in a distinctive uniform that's has become synonymous with the brand.<p>But even on a premium airline, there was a vastly …

Business Class

The true story behind the deadliest air disaster of all time

<b>Exactly 40 years ago, at Tenerife-North Airport (formerly Los Rodeos), two Boeing 747s - one belonging to KLM, the other to Pan Am - collided on a foggy runway. Five hundred and eighty-three people were killed in what remains the biggest air disaster in history. In this extract from Cockpit</b> …

Why Do Seats and Tray Tables Have to Be in the Upright Position For Takeoff and Landing?

You're fully reclined and (finally) asleep on your long flight. Then, an announcement crackles through the cabin, ordering you to put your tray tables away and "return your seats to the upright position." It's an inconvenience that never stops being annoying, especially if you don't know the reason …

United Airlines CEO nearly died a month into the job — here's the one piece of health advice that saved his life

However, by the end of the day, Munoz would be wheeled into the ICU of a Chicago area hospital after suffering a massive heart attack.<p>Munoz, then 56, was just 37 days into his tenure as United's chief executive.<p>Fortunately, he survived. And after a heart transplant, the United CEO returned to work …

United Airlines

Commercial Single-Engine Turbine IFR Operations Approved in Europe

The European Union at long last has approved commercial operations using single-engine turbine airplanes at night or in instrument meteorological …

Aviation

7 new banks for the Snapchat generation

To consider fintech as just another distribution channel is a fundamental mistake; Neobanks should change users’ perspectives on money in …

Austria to sue Airbus over Eurofighter contract

<b>Austria is to sue Airbus and the Eurofighter consortium over a 2 billion-euro (£1.7bn) deal to buy Typhoon warplanes.</b><p>Its defence ministry said that following an investigation it believed Austria had been misled over the purchase price.<p>It could sue the two companies for 1.1bn euros, it said.<p>Airbus …

Aviation

The Real Reason Flight Attendants Make You Raise the Airplane Window Shade

It's probably not what you think.<p>Though new planes like the Boeing 787 Dreamliner have replaced window shades with windows that tint themselves, most aircraft flying these days still have shades that can be—and at times, need to be—pulled up and down. And while fliers who bank the window seat may …

Aviation

Inconspicuous “Airport Jacket” Lets You Wear 33 Pounds of Luggage

Designed to help frequent flyers bypass airport baggage queues, reduce baggage fees and virtually eliminate the risk of lost luggage, this modular …

Hong Kong airlines Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon cut back on deep-cleaning schedules

Travellers may notice on their next flight with Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon that their plane may seem a little less clean than usual.<p>Deep …

The world's new planes in 2017

From all-new airliners made by Russia and China to a trio of twin-aisle jets from Boeing and Airbus, 2017 will bring an unusually large batch of new airplanes.<p>Airbus - Europe<p><b>A330neo:</b> Airbus is expected to fly its A330neo next year. Neo stands for "new engine option." The A330, a two-decade old …

Aviation

Qantas to fly Australia-London non-stop

SYDNEY: Qantas plans to operate non-stop flights from Perth to London, the world's first regular passenger service linking Australia directly to …

Fresh concern over Hong Kong’s new air traffic control system hours before it goes live

Hong Kong’s controversial new air traffic control system is due to go live at 7am on Monday as last-minute concerns emerge.<p>The latest misgivings – …

Air France-KLM to Take on Gulf Carriers With New Long-Haul Airline

Air France-KLM Group said it will create a new long-haul unit to fend off Persian Gulf rivals, simplify short-haul operations and work more closely …

Emirates introduces world’s largest plane on its shortest route – on a daily basis

Emirates Airlines is flipping conventional thinking about large aircraft on short journeys by using its massive Airbus A380 on one of its shortest routes.<p>Previously, the 544 passenger craft would normally be used on flights of 15,000 kilometres or more. But from December, it will be deployed on a …

United Arab Emirates

Hong Kong airport to cut number of flights able to take off or land overnight from summer 2017

From next summer, the maximum number of overnight flights arriving in and departing from Hong Kong International Airport will be reduced and crimp …

Singapore Airlines’ India unit to challenge Gulf carriers’ dominance

Amtrak victims: Investigative findings hard to believe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Victims of last year's deadly Amtrak derailment aren't buying the findings of federal investigators that the train's engineer likely lost his bearings because he was distracted by an incident with a nearby train.<p>Through lawyers, they called the National Transportation Safety …

New Jersey

Beyond Oatmeal: Everything You Can Do With Oats

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>For years, I always kept a container of oats around the house, tucked into the back of my pantry for chilly-morning breakfasts and the occasional batch of cookies. But more often than not, I'd wind up tossing the …

Breakfast

Singapore Establishes New Airline Flight Tracking Mandate - Avionics

[Avionics Today 03-07-2016] The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has published new rules designed to improve the flight tracking of …