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Farnborough Show Yields Record Air Transport Orders
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:28

Farnborough ShowThe sun shone on the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow and exhibiting airliner manufacturers and engine suppliers certainly took every opportunity to make hay while the sun was shining, logging orders totaling almost $168 billion (according to AIN estimates).

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Avatars poised to power airline check-in
Monday, 21 July 2014 09:29

Dr Mark Sagar One of the developers behind special effects technology used in the movie Avatar has inked a deal with airline check-in kiosk manufacturer BCS.

"Intelligent, live and highly expressive" avatars are poised to become the new face of airline check-in after developer Limbic IO sealed a deal with check-in kiosk manufacturer BCS last week. 

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MH17 crash: Ukraine rebels 'to allow access to site'
Friday, 18 July 2014 12:48

The planePro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine are to give international investigators access to the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines jet.

The rebels vowed to secure the site and allow the recovery of bodies, the Organization for the Security and Co-operation in Europe said. The plane, carrying 298 people, crashed in rebel-held territory on Thursday.

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Farnborough: Europe's combat drone challenge
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 09:01

Taranis droneTaranis, named after the Celtic god of thunder, is easily BAE Systems's spookiest-looking aircraft.

Sleek, with swept-back wings, the grey, wedge-shaped Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV), or drone, is "the most advanced aircraft ever produced in the UK," says the firm. Taranis is designed to be the prototype for a combat drone - capable of carrying out long-range strikes in hostile territory.

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The Total Track System for aviation launches
Monday, 14 July 2014 10:37

Aircraft ToolsDynamic Systems, which specializes in barcode software solutions and data collection applications, has unveiled a turn key system to track tools and inventory for the aviation/MRO/ BO industry based on the latest bar code technology.

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SkyCraft finishes ASTM compliance, opens new factory
Friday, 11 July 2014 08:51

SD1 MinisportSkyCraft Airplanes has declared to the FAA that its SD-1 Minsiport is compliant with all ASTM regulations for Light-Sport Aircraft one year after publicly announcing it would be producing the airplane ready-to-fly.

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Boeing, Spirit Assessing Effects of Train Derailment
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 12:35

Boeing buildsBoeing and Spirit Aerosystems have dispatched a team of experts to the site of a July 3 train derailment in Montana to assess the damage to six 737 fuselages, three of which slid down an embankment and into the Clark Fork River.

Of the 19 cars that derailed near Rivulet, Montana, several also contained assembles for the 777 and 747.

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Partnerships: The difference between a moped and a Ducati
Monday, 07 July 2014 10:14

jet charterLate in 2013 a study was released by PricewaterhouseCoopers that ranked Florida above 49 other states as the most attractive location for aviation entities to do business.

Governor Rick Scott took the report in stride, suggesting it was an indicator his business-friendly policies were poised to reap economic rewards for the Sunshine State.

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Quicksilver awarded Special-LSA certificate
Friday, 04 July 2014 10:23

Quicksilver AwardedQuicksilver Aeronautics reached an important milestone with the receipt of an airworthiness certificate for its first-ever Special Light-Sport Aircraft.

This final approval now enables the Southern California producer to begin offering ready to fly models of its aircraft. “On June 26th we received the airworthiness certificate and the operations limitations sheet for our Special LSA Sport 2SE after a three-hour inspection from the FAA,” said Quicksilver Aeronautics President and CEO Will Escutia.

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Asiana 214 Crew Errors Caused Accident, Rules NTSB
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 13:35

asiana 214The NTSB last week distributed 27 safety recommendations before issuing its findings on the probable cause of the July 6, 2013 crash of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 just short of Runway 28L at San Francisco International Airport.

The majority of the recommendations were issued to the FAA, with the remainder divided among Boeing, Asiana Airlines, the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Working Group and the city of San Francisco.

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