For economy-class passengers the modern cabin is barely discernible from that of 30 years ago, minus the ashtrays and a few inches of legroom, perhaps.Big changes, in contrast, are obvious further up the aircraft, where first-class seats have become suites and business recliners have transformed into lie-flat beds.
Airbus et le conseil mondial des doyens des facultés et écoles d’ingénieurs (GEDC – Global Engineering Deans Council), ont lancé l’appel à candidatures pour l’édition 2017 du Prix Airbus de la Diversité (« Airbus Diversity Award »).
According to International Air Transport Association (IATA), India has moved up two places to become the fourth largest aviation market in terms of passenger number. India saw the fourth highest number of passengers taking off in 2016, up two places from the previous year overtaking the UK and Brazil. The top three markets – the US, China and Japan – remain unchanged.
In its latest document the jet maker has detailed the interior arrangements. In typical 2-class configuration the aircraft will be able to carry up to 414 passengers, while in 3-class configuration the aircraft will carry 349 passengers.
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La compagnie aérienne Air France a pris possession mercredi de son deuxième Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, qui sera déployé dès le 1er mai entre Paris et Montréal.
via Air Journal
Stopovers may become a thing of the past, with Qantas suggesting they could be rolling out non-stop flights from Sydney to London as soon as 2022. The announcement comes as the airline prepares to sell tickets for its first non-stop flights from Perth to London – a 17-hour flight. The technology making this aviation dream possible comes from Boeing and Airbus. Airbus have announced they have increased the range of their A350-900ULR to 9700 nautical miles.
Aéroports: une nouvelle approche permet d'économiser du carburant et d'améliorer la qualité de l'air
Most airplanes landing at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are using less fuel than they did in the past thanks to new procedures for arriving flights, Metropolitan Airports Commission officials said.Planes have burned nearly 3 million fewer gallons of fuel per year since the procedure was implemented two years ago, Airports commission officials estimate, which could result in a reduction of tens of thousands of metric tons of carbon dioxide in the air around the airport.
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Larger aircraft, higher-density seating and fuller flights all add up to one thing: longer boarding times as passengers snarl the aisles while they find their seats and look for somewhere to put their carry-on bags.
via Air Transport World
The use of “smart glasses” in an innovative application of 3D technology developed in a teaming of Airbus and Accenture has enabled greater efficiency and time savings during the outfitting of Airbus aircraft, and is being extended to flight test equipment installation on A330neo jetliners.
via IOT Business News
Le 16 et 17 janvier 2016, un Boeing 747-400 (F-GITE) d'Air France rendait visite au musée de l'Air et de l'Espace à l'occasion de la fin de son exploitation commerciale au sein de la compagnie. Deux journées portes ouvertes destinées à découvrir une dernière fois cet avion avec celles et ceux qui l'ont fait voler pendant toutes ces années.
via Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace