ANALYSIS: Experts raise concern about hackers targeting aircraft

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Published: February 4, 2016

In July 2015, hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, sitting in a home near St Louis, remotely took control of Jeep Cherokee sport utility vehicle travelling along an interstate highway. Using an Internet connection and cellular signal, the pair activated the car’s windshield wipers and blasted its radio before cutting the engine, leaving the […]

INTERVIEW: Ed Bastian, Delta’s CEO-elect

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Published: February 4, 2016

Ahead of his being named as Delta Air Lines’ CEO-elect, Ed Bastian – a key architect in the carrier’s success – spoke to LEK Consulting’s John Thomas and Spencer Stuart’s Michael Bell, who have been conducting a series of behind-the-curtain analyses for Airline Business to understand how the industry’s top players excel news

United to fly largest aircraft to Washington National

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Published: February 3, 2016

United Airlines will begin flying a Boeing 757-300 to Ronald Reagan Washington National airport in March, adding capacity at the slot-restricted airport. news

Source of Daallo A321 explosion remains unclear

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Published: February 3, 2016

Clarity has yet to emerge over the origin of the damage sustained by a Daallo Airlines Airbus A321 after it departed Mogadishu on 2 February. The aircraft suffered substantial structural damage to the starboard side of its fuselage while operating flight D3159 to Djibouti. Daallo Airlines says 74 occupants were on board the twinjet […]

PICTURE: SIA’s first A350 completes maiden flight

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Published: February 3, 2016

Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) first Airbus A350-900XWB has completed its maiden flight in South West France. The aircraft will now enter the final phase of production, which includes additional ground checks and test flights. The jet will be prepared for delivery “in the coming weeks”, says Airbus. Airbus When contacted, SIA was unable to say […]

Comlux orders three executive A320neos

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Published: February 2, 2016

Business operator Comlux has ordered three of the corporate version of the Airbus A320neo re-engined jet. Comlux says the ACJ320neo aircraft will be fitted with CFM International Leap-1A engines and be delivered as “green” airframes – prior to outfitting – from 2019. The carrier had opted to enhance its fleet last year with the […]

​EasyJet plans battery-powered taxiing

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Published: February 2, 2016

UK low-cost carrier EasyJet is banking on a 700kg new taxiing system to save it about 50,000t of fuel per year. The concept envisages motors in the main gear powered by a hydrogen fuel cell installed in the hold, which charges using energy captured from the brakes upon landing. Pilots will be able to […]

Nominations open for The Airline Strategy Awards

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Published: February 2, 2016

The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple plays host once again to the industry’s top event, the Airline Strategy Awards. Recognising high-performing chief executives and airlines from across the world for their leadership and innovation, this year’s awards will take place on the eve of the Farnborough air show. The industry will gather in […]

Emissions to track 45% traffic rise: European Environment Agency

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Published: February 2, 2016

European aviation emissions are set to rise by almost half over the next 20 years, warns the European Environment Agency (EEA). The projected 45% and 43% increases in CO2 and NOX emissions are based on the number of annual flights rising from 8.9 million today to 12.8 million by 2035. By comparison, the last […]

PICTURES: Tigerair Australia unveils first 737-800

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Published: February 1, 2016

Tigerair Australia has unveiled the first Boeing 737-800 painted in its livery, ahead of the airline starting international services on 23 March. Configured in an all-economy, 180-seat layout, the three 737s will operate from a base at Melbourne Tullamarine International airport. The aircraft will be operated by Virgin Australia International on behalf of the […]

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