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OpenAirplane partners with Cirrus
Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:04

Cirrus AircraftCirrus Aircraft is collaborating with OpenAirplane. Pilots who participate in the Cirrus factory approved initial and proficiency training will be offered rental credentials through OpenAirplane for the same model of Cirrus, without the hassle and expense of another checkout.

With its universal checkout, OpenAirplane makes renting an airplane as easy as renting a car. Once pilots pass the checkout, they can go to OpenAirplane-affiliated flight schools and FBOs and rent an airplane.

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Citation Latitude debuts at NBAA
Monday, 27 October 2014 09:57

The Citation latitudeLatitude, Cessna’s newest midsize business jet, made its public debut this week at the annual National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention & Exhibition.

The aircraft on display is one of four Citation Latitudes flying in the company’s certification flight test program, which has logged more than 600 flight hours in 260 flights.

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Virgin Australia buys out Tiger Airways for A$1
Friday, 17 October 2014 08:09

Virgin Australia will buy out loss-making budget carrier tigerTiger Airways Australia for A$1 (£0.54).

Virgin already has a 60% stake in Tiger but will take full control in an effort to speed up a turnaround, it said.

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Ebola: UK cancels resumption of direct flights to Sierra Leone
Monday, 13 October 2014 15:33

medical supplies at Freetown's airport to help fight Ebola in Sierra Leone.Department of Transport cites deteriorating public health for revoking Gambia Bird’s licence to fly to Ebola-hit country

The first direct flights to resume from the UK to Sierra Leone have been cancelled after the British government revoked Gambia Bird’s recently granted permit because of fears over Ebola.

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Air France pilot strike costs airline 500 million euros
Thursday, 09 October 2014 09:55

AirfranceAir France has warned last month’s two-week pilots’ strike cost it  500 million euros (£393 million), and African low-cost flier fastjet said its Tanzanian operations had been disrupted by an unusually high number of bird strikes.

The French carrier said it had lost 350 million euros from lower takings on its own flights and buying customers tickets on rival airlines.

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Despite Ukraine Crisis, Bizav Flying Climbs in Europe
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 10:04

Business aircraft flightsBusiness aircraft flights in Europe eked out a 0.1-percent year-over-year gain last month, to 63,068 departures, according to data released yesterday by business aviation research and consulting firm WingX Advance. Year-to-date, the European market still remains about 1 percent off from last year.

Last month’s results were buoyed by expansion in the region’s top six business aviation markets but dragged down by the “geopolitical crisis” in the Ukraine.

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NASA to crash helicopter to test safety improvements
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 09:42

helicopter-drop-004NASA researchers will crash a 45-foot-long  helicopter fuselage from a 30-foot height for the second time in a year — all in the name of safety.

NASA is collaborating with other U.S. and international government agencies on the Transport Rotorcraft Airframe Crash Test Bed full-scale crash test scheduled for Oct. 1, weather permitting, at NASA Langley Research Center’s Landing and Impact Research Facility.

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Facebook Lays Out Its Roadmap for Creating Internet-Connected Drones
Monday, 29 September 2014 13:18

If companies like Facebook and Google have their way, everyone in the world will have access to the internet within the next few decades. But while these tech giants seem to have all the money, expertise, and resolve they need to accomplish that goal—vowing to offer internet connections via things like high-altitude balloons and flying drones—Yael Maguire makes one thing clear: it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

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Airline boss suggests Malaysian tragedy could have been avoided
Friday, 12 September 2014 12:05

in UkraineThe boss of Emirates has told the BBC it would not have flown over Ukraine if the knowledge that high altitude missiles were there had been passed on.

Sir Tim Clark, said: "There was evidence that these missiles had been on site, in situ for a number of weeks beforehand.

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SportAir launches Name This Plane contest
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 09:30

Savage CubSportairUSA, the U.S. distributor of Savage Cub-S, Cub, Cruiser and Classic aircraft, has launched a contest to rename the Savage Cub-S.

The airplane is manufactured in Europe and sold world-wide as the Savage Cub-S. The light-sport aircraft is a callback to the original Piper Super Cub, according to company officials.

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