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Cessna Turbo Skylane Takes First Production Flight

Cessna Turbo Skylane JT-A™ Takes First Production Flight Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. company, announces the first production flight of its Turbo Skylane 182 JT-A took place yesterday at the company’s facility in Independence, Kan. The aircraft has the distinction of being the first modern single engine aircraft powered by a piston engine specifically […]

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Your Flight Delayed? Get Refund.me

REFUND.ME, The Breakthrough Online Platform for Processing Claims for Flight Delays, Missed Connections, Diverted Flights and Cancellations Launches in the UK    refund.me, the online platform specialised in handling claims for airline passengers and passengers of other transportation modes, has launched in the UK to offer a swift and efficient solution to air passengers affected […]

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Boeing Phantom Eye Completes Taxi Tests

Boeing‘s liquid hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye unmanned aircraft system has completed taxi testing at Edwards Air Force Base in California as it progresses toward its second flight. During the testing, which occurred Feb. 6, the Phantom Eye demonstrator aircraft sitting atop its launch cart reached speeds up to 40 knots, or approximately 46 miles per hour. […]

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UA Offers Options to Customers Affected by Winter Storm in the Northeast

United Airlines today announced travel options for customers whose flight plans may be disrupted by winter weather impacting the Northeast region. Weather conditions will lead to the delay or cancellation of certain flights into and out of several Northeastern airports, including United’s hub at Newark and others:  Albany, N.Y.  Montreal  Allentown, Penn.  Newark, N.J.  Altoona, […]

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Delta Encorages Northeast customers to Make Travel Changes

Delta Air Lines Inc. is offering customers whose flight plans may be affected by winter weather expected Friday across the U.S. Northeast, Ottawa and Montreal the ability to make one-time changes to their travel schedules without fees. Delta is closely monitoring conditions along the storm’s forecast path and encourages customers to consider moving up, postponing […]

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Eutelsat moves into new-generation in-flight connectivity services via KA-SAT

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) announces the launch of a new aeronautical mobile service called Eutelsat Air Access designed to accelerate the deployment by commercial airlines operating in Europe of in-flight connectivity for passengers. Delivering speeds of up to 100 Mbps per airliner, Eutelsat Air Access will be available from mid-2013. The new service uses […]

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Delta Thanks U.S. Department of Transportation for Approval of New Service

Delta Air Lines has received final approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation to operate new nonstop service between Seattle and Tokyo International Airport, also known as Haneda Airport. The new flights will begin on June 1, 2013. “We would like to thank the DOT, under the capable leadership of Secretary Ray LaHood, for approval […]

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Boeing-led Missile Defense Team Completes GMD Flight Test

Boeing, working with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and industry teammates, today returned the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system to testing with a successful flight. GMD is the United States’ only defense against long-range ballistic missile threats. “Today’s test signals the next step in GMD’s future capability and is the culmination of successful partnerships among […]

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Orbital`s OBV Rocket Successfully Launched for MDI System Test

Orbital Sciences Corporation announced today that its Orbital Booster Vehicle (OBV), which is the booster rocket for the Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI), was successfully launched as part of a test of the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program. Orbital provides the OBV as part of an industry team led by The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) for the […]

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Network Manager delivers further Airspace Design improvements in December

Substantial savings have been made in Europe’s ATM network, thanks to the latest European Route Network Improvement Plan. 2012’s AIRAC – Aeronautical Information Regulation and Control – cycle release of 13 December 2012, saw the delivery of 36 packages of airspace design improvements which made for savings of 113 000 nautical miles flown less compared […]