Weekly newsletter 01/2016

First Weekly newsletter in 2016!

Flying testbed of Russia's future high-speed helicopter made its maiden flight

The flying testbed derived from the Mil Mil-24K (NATO reporting name: Hind) for testing components of the future high-speed helicopter flew for the first time on December 23, 2015, a defense industry...

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Can you spot the contraband items in these eight luggage scans?

Have you got what it takes to man an airport X-ray machine? Test your abilities here. Do you think you've got what it takes to work in airport security, starring at X-rays of passenger's lu...

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African Carriers Set for More Losses in 2016, Says IATA

African airlines are facing another year in the red, with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicting collective losses of approximately $100 million for 2016. This follows loss esti...

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Etihad to acquire stake in Air Malta?

Air Malta (KM, Malta) is close to finalizing a strategic partnership agreement with Etihad Airways (EY, Abu Dhabi Int'l) aviation sources in the Maltese capital, Valletta, have revealed. Speaki...

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Thomas Flohr to Receive Top Honors at Aviation Awards

Thomas Flohr, Founder and Chairman of VistaJet, will receive the "Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year Award." In 2004, Mr. Flohr introduced a revolutionary aviation business model focused enti...

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Airbus said to win All Nippon as buyer of A380 Superjumbos

Airbus Group SE won an agreement from ANA Holdings Inc, Japan’s largest airline, to buy three of its A380 superjumbos, said a person familiar with the plan, giving the European plane maker a wel...

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Orders down but Airbus and Boeing set output record

A late flurry of deals has boosted Boeing's 2015 book-to-bill ratio to one as the US manufacturer and its rival Airbus look set to record around 2,000 net orders between them for the full year....

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Boeing to shower shareholders with cash

US aerospace giant Boeing has announced a $14 billion share buyback and 20 percent increase in its regular quarterly dividend starting 2016 to $1.09 per share. Boeing said the new buyback plan will...

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Ceramic 3D printing breakthrough has aviation implications

In a development that could have significant benefits for aviation, a US laboratory is now printing high-temperature, high-strength 3D ceramic parts. Californian company HRL Laboratories utilises...

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Lufthansa hires more than 4,000 new employees

2,800 flight attendants wanted at various locations. • Eurowings and Austrian Airlines are hiring 240 pilots. • More jobs for ground staff and trainees with airlines and Lufthansa Group serv...

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Happy New Year!!!

We’ve had a brilliant year passed. Very special, as we launched our platform. Many memories and achievements that will last. Very special greeting to all our partners and friends, who were next and he...

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How to fly the world's largest passenger aircraft

If you ever had any questions how to fly an Airbus A 380 - you can have some of answers from Emirates captain. He gives a tour of the Airbus A380 flight deck and explain how the world’s largest p...

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