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Emirates upgrades Auckland to non-stop A380s

The Emirates food chain from 777 up to A380 services is about to apply to NZ-Dubai services The post Emirates upgrades Auckland to non-stop A380s appeared first on Plane Talking.

Antitailgating Access Portal

I'm currently struggling with a security clearance issue. I can't talk about it specifically, because the security training includes my agreement not to disclose details. I'm hoping this issue is a misunderstanding or an incompletely articulated policy, because like many valid security procedures, makes no f[iretr]ucking sense. Show More Summary

Airbus A380 may grow a new pair of wing tips

Airbus hints at upscaling its A380s and A350s sooner rather than later The post Airbus A380 may grow a new pair of wing tips appeared first on Plane Talking.

MH370’s nine fragments imply search may be too far south

The imprecise business of ocean current drift analysis is a lot sharper in focus than most of the popular theories about the loss of MH370 The post MH370’s nine fragments imply search may be too far south appeared first on Plane Talking.

Flying a United Boeing 747 — Domestically on the Upper Deck

I’ve always enjoyed reading stories of AvGeek’s first flights. The particulars vary, but the basic arc is usually the same: three-year-old self spends the entire time glued to the window in a hushed awe as the cornfields of Iowa stroll by four miles below. Show More Summary

SimpliFlying Awards 2016 #SFAwards16: Honouring airlines that push the frontier of innovative marketing

SimpliFlying Awards 2016 for Excellence in Social Media is back after a hugely successful instalment last year October — held together with the world’s first Airline Marketing Innovation Lab in Las Vegas. This year, SimpliFlying Awards 2016 will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on September 1, 2016. Show More Summary

MH370 search vessels battered by massive waves

Another terrible insight from the Australian managed MH370 search has been posted from the southern Indian Ocean The post MH370 search vessels battered by massive waves appeared first on Plane Talking.

Virgin Australia wants daily China flights ASAP

Virgin Australia has started something on the China-Australia air routes that its rivals as well as its captive airline stakeholders may well seek to confine The post Virgin Australia wants daily China flights ASAP appeared first on Plane Talking.

Airbus A320 NEO gets its second engine option on

The contest between CFM and Pratt & Whitney to power the A320 NEOs looks like being on for 'real' very soon The post Airbus A320 NEO gets its second engine option on appeared first on Plane Talking.

Airbus has an answer to the Boeing 777-X, but only if needed

It seems that all airlines need to do to get larger A350s with over 400 seats in the next decade is to rock up with suitably large orders and down payments The post Airbus has an answer to the Boeing 777-X, but only if needed appeared first on Plane Talking.

Airbus concerned by Brexit, free trade doubts

Could the next shock for airlines and aircraft makers be political developments on both sides of the North Atlantic? The post Airbus concerned by Brexit, free trade doubts appeared first on Plane Talking.

Counterpoint Opinion: Nine Reasons Why I Don’t Fly Southwest

A few weeks ago, my esteemed colleague JL Johnson penned a piece extolling the virtues of his favorite carrier, Southwest Airlines. He laid out nine reasons why Southwest was tops in his mind, and quite honestly I didn’t disagree with...Show More Summary

ATSB reports on two 737s blindsided by fog at Mildura … in 2013

Virgin Australia and Qantas found a 737 each was in a perilous situation three years when forced to divert to Mildura in a weather crisis that became much worse as they prepared to land at the country town The post ATSB reports on two 737s blindsided by fog at Mildura … in 2013 appeared first on Plane Talking.

Virgin Australia does deal with China’s HNA for 15% equity and codeshares

Virgin Australia and Australia's tourism industry stand likely to be transformed by the China deal announced this morning The post Virgin Australia does deal with China’s HNA for 15% equity and codeshares appeared first on Plane Talking.

Airbus has a non-stop Canberra to anywhere VIP jet for the PM

Someone has been watching too many Games of Throne episodes in designing the VIP version of the A350 that Malcolm Turnbull might be tempted to buy, as it appears to have a defenestration facility for underperforming minions and press gallery recalcitrants The post Airbus has a non-stop Canberra to anywhere VIP jet for the PM appeared first on Plane Talking.

EgyptAir crash is lost in a sea of doubt and fear

Almost everything you might have thought was known about missing EgyptAir flight MS804 in the last 24 hours was wrong, fictional, or under serious doubt The post EgyptAir crash is lost in a sea of doubt and fear appeared first on Plane Talking.

Airbus: The exoskeletons start to come out to play

Airbus takes a Starship Trooper's approach to cloaking humans with robotic limbs to cut costs and keep older people in employment The post Airbus: The exoskeletons start to come out to play appeared first on Plane Talking.

Airbus unconcerned if Boeing MAXs out on one of its engines

Will Boeing 'borrow' a big diameter new tech engine from rival Airbus to win back lost ground in the lucrative single aisle market The post Airbus unconcerned if Boeing MAXs out on one of its engines appeared first on Plane Talking.

Airbus begins its longest space journey yet with Orion service module

The long wait for the next great manned space adventures beyond Earth orbits and Moon landings is drawing to an end as the Orion missions begin to take substance The post Airbus begins its longest space journey yet with Orion service module appeared first on Plane Talking.

Taking a Behind the Scenes Tour of the CNN Airport Network in Atlanta

When I was growing up, I would have long layovers at airports. Typically looking outside at the planes would entertain me, but I also always made sure I had one of the TVs, hanging from the ceiling, in view. I could sit and watch the CNN Airport Network for hours and be good. It was my mainstay of personal entertainment at the airport for many years. Show More Summary

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