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Airbus demonstrates first fully automatic vision-based take-off

Airbus has successfully performed the first fully automatic vision-based take-off using an Airbus Family test aircraft at Toulouse-Blagnac airport. The test crew comprising of two pilots, two flight test engineers and a test flight engineer took off initially at around 10h15 on 18 December and conducted a total of 8 take-offs over a period of […]

Spirit Airlines Speeds Up Trips at LaGuardia, Rolls Out First Automated Self-Bag Drop in Tri-State Area

Spirit Airlines delivered an industry-first on Tuesday for the New York City metropolitan area. As part of its multi-year Invest in the Guest initiative, the airline unveiled an automated and expedited self-bag drop for processing checked luggage at its ticket counter at LaGuardia Airport. Spirit partnered with Materna Intelligent Passenger Solutions (IPS) North America, a […]

British Airways to Refresh Lounges in Chicago, Edinburgh and Berlin

Customer to benefit from more relaxing atmosphere, extra charging points, and new interactive welcome Lounges to be refreshed as part of £6.5bn investment for customers British Airways has today announced it is refreshing its First and Club lounges at Chicago O’Hare Airport, as well as revealing more details on its lounge improvements at Edinburgh and […]

Delta Flight 89 Returns to LAX Reporting Engine Issue

Delta Airlines Flight 89 from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) returned to LAX shortly after takeoff after experiencing engine issues. The plane reportedly dumped its fuel over several schools before it made its emergency landing. The BBC reported that at least 60 people, mostly children, were treated for skin […]

Air France inaugurates its new lounge at Paris-Orly 3

As from 16 January 2020, Air France is inviting its Business customers and Flying Blue Elite Plus members to discover its new lounge dedicated to long-haul flights departing from terminal 3 at Paris-Orly airport. An area spanning 720 sq. m synonymous with elegance, refinement and tranquillity has been exclusively designed for customers travelling to Cayenne […]

Calhoun Begins Role as Boeing President and CEO

David L. Calhoun today assumed the role of president and chief executive officer of The Boeing Company. “With deep industry experience and a proven track record of performance, Dave is the right leader to navigate Boeing through this challenging time in our 104-year legacy,” said Lawrence W. Kellner, chairman of the Boeing Board of Directors. […]

Airbus BelugaXL enters service, adding XL capacity to the fleet

The BelugaXL has entered into service, providing Airbus with 30% extra transport capacity in order to support the on-going production ramp-up of commercial aircraft programmes. The aircraft, which is an integral part of Airbus’ industrial system, made its first operational flight on 9 January. This is the first of six BelugaXL to begin work alongside […]

Flybe or No Flybe: Airline Tight-lipped Amid Collapse Rumours

Flybe, Europe’s biggest regional airline, was locked in survival talks on Sunday night less than a year after being bailed out by a Virgin Atlantic-led consortium according to a Sky News report today. Sky News exclusively revealed that Flybe, which handles over half of Britain’s domestic flights outside London, has been trying to secure additional […]

Spirit breaks ground on $250 million headquarters near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Spirit Airlines, Inc. America’s fastest-growing airline, today held a groundbreaking ceremony with Spirit Team Members, local and state officials, and business leaders to celebrate the construction of its new corporate headquarters in Dania Beach, Fla. Spirit is investing up to $250 million for the creation of a corporate campus of up to 500,000 square feet […]