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Singapore Airlines Returns to Ultra-Long-Haul Flying. Ready?

Singapore Airlines’ ultra-long-haul route from Newark to Singapore — discontinued a few years ago — was truly a legendary flight. On the wings of an Airbus A340-500, it clocked in just shy of 19 hours westbound, making it the longest regularly scheduled flight in the world. Show More Summary

Brisbane Airport commits to major solar power harvesting project

At least one major enterprise in Queensland isn't buying any of the nonsense about 'clean coal' for its low emission power needs The post Brisbane Airport commits to major solar power harvesting project appeared first on Plane Talki...

Norwegian plastic — NAX kicks off new London-Seattle route with 787-9

It was a homecoming of sorts (at least for the Everett, Wash.-built 787-9) as Norwegian kicked off new 4x-weekly service from Gatwick to Seattle on Sunday, Sept. 17. It was a lovely Seattle morning. The rain that had been forecast was late in arriving, and the plane landed early; everything came together nicely. Show More Summary

Great Circle Mapper lists your 21 most daunting flights

In a perfect world, everyone would fly in jets that never deviated from a so called great circle routing The post Great Circle Mapper lists your 21 most daunting flights appeared first on Plane Talking.

What it would be like riding Cassini as its drops into Saturn tonight

Massive, languid and seemingly unperturbed, Saturn is about to get a rocket from Earth The post What it would be like riding Cassini as its drops into Saturn tonight appeared first on Plane Talking.

Fume events may be rare, but a major effort to prevent them is underway

Can airlines and aviation professionals sort out potentially deadly cabin fume events? An ambitious conference is about to try and prevent a future disaster The post Fume events may be rare, but a major effort to prevent them is underway appeared first on Plane Talking.

Airbus sends a note to those who think 3D printing is a gimmick

Certainty in component quality and a potential drop in costs drive more complex uses of 3D printing in jet making The post Airbus sends a note to those who think 3D printing is a gimmick appeared first on Plane Talking.

US court filing makes serious safety allegations about tight seating

A US court case concerning 'secret' safety issues in current airliners gives rise to a strong if alarming response from Boeing The post US court filing makes serious safety allegations about tight seating appeared first on Plane Talking.

AR Rewind: Flying on the Lufthansa Junkers JU-52 in Hamburg

AR Rewind: This story was originally published in September 2015 and is being re-loved. When I got the invite to head to Hamburg for a few days to check out Lufthansa Technik, I was interested. When I saw that part of the trip involved...Show More Summary

Emirates grows Australia capacity more than 7% with extra A380s

The backside friendly A380 continues to grow the Emirates presence in Australia The post Emirates grows Australia capacity more than 7% with extra A380s appeared first on Plane Talking.

Ajay Singh of SpiceJet on turnaround, cultural change and leadership #SimpliLive

Ever heard your name being mentioned by the President of the United States during a press conference? Not to mention, by President Trump and his VP, Mike Pence? This could sound slightly worrying for most. But for Ajay Singh, it was just the opposite. Show More Summary

Emirates shelves its enthusiasm for lots of shiny new Airbuses or Boeings

Emirates gives fair warning that rapid expansion is part of a glorious past The post Emirates shelves its enthusiasm for lots of shiny new Airbuses or Boeings appeared first on Plane Talking.

Aviation Geek Fest 2017 Tickets on Sale NOW!

Buy your tickets NOW for what is called “the largest and best meet-up for extreme aviation fans from around the world." Get the most recent updates and more information via our AGFSEA17 page! AvGeeks will gather for the three-day event...Show More Summary

United enters the long haul endurance stakes for Australia-US flights

United's non-stops between Sydney and Houston may actually be about Air NZ's ambitions to do Auckland-New York City The post United enters the long haul endurance stakes for Australia-US flights appeared first on Plane Talking.

A Very Hello Kitty Adventure (Continued) — The Second Half of Our EVA Air 777 Flight

At first glance, Taiwan-based EVA Air and Sanrio’s Hello Kitty are an unconventional pairing. The former is an airline with a reputation for refined and efficient service, while the latter is a lighthearted cartoon character. But having...Show More Summary

Virgin Australia reveals a little more of its Hong Kong and China strategy

Virgin Australia gets dailies to Hong Kong. But when will it score non-stops to cities in China? The post Virgin Australia reveals a little more of its Hong Kong and China strategy appeared first on Plane Talking.

Canada’s WestJet emerges the most triumphant at the SimpliFlying Awards 2017

Today, the annual SimpliFlying Awards for Excellence in Social Media honoured the world’s best airlines for their achievements in digital and social media marketing. Currently in the seventh year, SimpliFlying Awards are the longest-running awards celebrating airline marketing success. Show More Summary

Botched Virgin turboprop landing attempt sees captain stand himself down

Safety regulator silent on how Virgin Australia responded to pilot confusing flaps zero with flaps 30 in botched landing approach The post Botched Virgin turboprop landing attempt sees captain stand himself down appeared first on Plane Talking.

Get Your Aviation Geek Fest 2017 Updates Here!

There are quite a few new updates with Aviation Geek Fest Seattle 2017. The big one is you can now go pre-register for your tickets (we will be announcing when the tickets will be going on sale soon). Since things might be updating quickly,...Show More Summary

MH370 sleuth urges caution over assassination of Malaysian consular official

Did something about MH370 cause the death of a diplomatic appointee last month in Madagascar?It seems not The post MH370 sleuth urges caution over assassination of Malaysian consular official appeared first on Plane Talking.

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