It was initially hoped that the highly-anticipated Boeing 777X was would join fleets as early as next year. However, the twinjet’s manufacturer now expects the first delivery to take place in 2022. While we wait for the widebody’s introduction, let’s take a look at the key updates.
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The Butterfly seat concept would allow airlines to offer both an international business class product and a typical premium economy standard, all in the very same seat.
Air France has accelerated plans to phase out its Airbus A380 fleet and will retire the aircraft immediately rather than in 2022 as previously scheduled. Air France grounded its A380s on 16 March as the coronavirus pandemic began to take a toll on operations...
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There are actually six existing versions of the 777 (not including any special one-off private versions, or military versions) and two new versions (the 777X series) that are about to start flying. They are:
Already the world’s largest commercial jet engine, the GE9X also is now the most powerful one, according to a recent acknowledgment by Guinness World Records, clocking in at 134,300 pounds of thrust.
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12 tendances technologiques sur lesquelles les compagnies aériennes et les aéroports se concentreront en 2020
Major industry players have already turned to the startup community as a source of inspiration in the past few years, so we’re expecting this trend to continue in 2020. In 2020, we expect that even more airlines and airports will seek partnerships with the startup scene as part of their efforts to improve customer experiences and enhance overall business efficiency.
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The A350-900 is the cornerstone member of Airbus’ all-new A350 XWB Family, which is shaping the future air travel. This jetliner accommodates between 300 and 350 passengers in a standard three-class configuration and its state-of-the-art comfort and amenities ensure that everyone on-board enjoys a pleasant flight.
"Voler en avion, n’est pas l’ennemi ... Le vrai ennemi, c’est le carbone." Le PDG d’IATA clarifie la situation sur la crise climatique
“We have seen some public expressions of hope for sustainable future, and some despair from young people,” de Juniac said. “We say it is possible at the same time to fly and to reduce your carbon future. Flying is not the enemy. The real enemy is carbon.”
Biometric solutions have especially begun revolutionising the airport experience for all stakeholders involved – travellers, airlines, airport operations, vendors, government, and law enforcement. Today technology is revolutionising airports by creating a seamless experience for travellers.
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You won’t be able to fly across the United States on an all-electric commercial jumbo jet anytime soon. That technology is decades away, and while the number of electric aircraft programs in progress around the world could hit 200 by the end of the year, only a couple of small, short-range electric aircraft designs have taken to the skies.