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Jul 19, 2017

Living Room Connectivity at 24,000 ft

High-speed broadband is pretty much a standard feature in every living room or office, but until lately, not so much in the cabin of an airliner....More
Jun 10, 2017

Easyjet Stands Up For Manchester

Easyjet's newest A320, just 3 days out of the factory, landed at Manchester today sporting 'Spirit of Manchester' on the nose, in a direct response....More
Mar 17, 2017

Kuwait Airways Grows 777 Fleet...And Moves Tech Stop To Manchester2

Kuwait Airways has recently taken delivery of its fifth new Boeing 777-300ER, from an order for 10 placed in December 2014. The Kuwaiti flag carrier....More
Mar 06, 2017

Kemble-Cotswold Airport: Europe's Leading Airliner Recycling Location8

Kemble-Cotswold Airport is not a location most people have heard of, but within the airline industry it's gained a reputation as Europe's number one....More
Mar 02, 2017

Easyjet's Fleet Continues To Grow

Easyjet, the UK's first and largest low-cost carrier is nudging ever closer to becoming the UK's largest airline in terms of number of aircraft....More
Jan 20, 2017

Airbus' 111 Deliveries in December is a Record3

Airbus' 111 deliveries beat previous months by a wide margin, no doubt helped in part by A350s and A320neos that had backed up during the year due to....More
Jan 12, 2017

Airbus, Boeing Focus on Different Aircraft Delivery Targets13

Aircraft are not delivered at a steady monthly rate as might be implied by manufacturer's announced monthly production rates....More
Dec 15, 2016

Manchester Airport Looks Forward To New Long-Haul Services In 20172

Manchester Airport's long-haul routes are undergoing significant changes in 2017. The UK's busiest airport outside London will see at least one new....More
Dec 05, 2016

Hainan Airlines' Manchester Service Is Bedding Down Nicely

Hainan Airlines is China's 5th largest airline and operates a typically modern fleet of Airbuses and Boeings, numbering just over 170 aircraft. In a....More
Dec 05, 2016

Skyhawk Prang: Lining Up Swiss Cheese Holes41

Checklists, procedures and aircraft design are generally pretty good at helping pilots catch errors that could lead to an accident. But when a....More
Dec 01, 2016

Trump Carrier Impact: Faster Automation13

The president-elect just sped up automation in A&D manufacturing....More
Oct 28, 2016

POTUS Polka In the Sky39

To Polka is to do a whole lotta fancy footwork. A new audit by the Government Accountability Office shows that the same is required when military and....More
Oct 11, 2016

Vulture Disaster: Bad Luck, Poor Planning or Fate?11

A basic tenet of pre-flight planning is to “become familiar with all available information concerning that flight….” That’s a tall order given the....More
Sep 12, 2016

50 And Counting For The BK117-850D2

Six years after the first BK117-850D2 was converted the 50th conversion is about to be completed....More
Sep 05, 2016

K-MAX Is Back6

After a 12 year hiatus the K-MAX is back in production....More
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