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The head of US aviation control agency will check Boeing 737 MAX in the air himself before decision about certification

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Jun 2020

The head of US aviation control agency will check Boeing 737 MAX in the air himself before decision about certification

The Head of US Federal Aviation Administration Steven Dickson is going to seat at the control wheel during one of test flights of Boeing 737 MAX airplane before taking decision about renewal of operation of these airplanes. He announced this on Wednesday, June 18th during hearings of Senate trade, science and transport committee that were broadcasted on the web-site of the committee. “I have already…

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Romanian start-up Animawings received first airplane Airbus A320

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Jun 2020

Romanian start-up Animawings received first airplane Airbus A320

Animawings will approve service of children on the board as high priority. Carrier will provide first-priority in flight registration for families with children also they will be offered neighboring seats and a small gift for children to be occupied during the flight. Global crises hasn’t interfered new Romanian carrier Animawings to accept on its future base in Bucharest airport Henri Coanda (IATA code: OTP) first…

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Airbus has ideas how to protect passengers against virus even better

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Jun 2020

Airbus has ideas how to protect passengers against virus even better

Airbus as well as many other companies that suffered from coronavirus economy crises develops additional measures to increase sanitary safety of the airplanes. As press release of European consortium says manufacturer addressed with this initiative to employees. And Airbus employees already offered more than 1400 interesting ideas. In particular, in the field of materials, protective screens, cabin equipment, antibacterial surfaces and hands free equipment in…

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Now in Airbus airplanes the air protects against virus

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Jun 2020

Now in Airbus airplanes the air protects against virus

At present moment the most effective cure for preventing viral shedding is ventilation system of the cabin. The air in Airbus airplane presents mixture of fresh air that comes from outside and recirculated air. The process of air delivery into the cabin happens in the following way. The air that comes from outside (the altitude is more than 10 thousand meters, temperature about minus 50…

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Bombardier will reduce number of employees by 11% in aviation division

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Jun 2020

Bombardier will reduce number of employees by 11% in aviation division

Aviation division of Bombardier company declared forthcoming reduction of 2500 people or 11% of employees. As the company’s declaration says, this measure will allow “to bring number of working people in accordance with current market conditions” that are characterized with failures in production due to coronavirus pandemic. “Now when sales of business-class airplanes as it is expected will fall by 30% due to pandemic, Bombardier…

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Airbus Helicopters began to deliver helicopters to customers remotely

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Jun 2020

Airbus Helicopters began to deliver helicopters to customers remotely

Operator Helitrans (Norway) became first Customer that received new Airbus helicopters remotely. System of remote deliveries Airbus e-delivery was elaborated to guarantee observance of the strict sanitary standards and restrictions caused by COVID-19 pandemic – informs Airbus press service. Helitrans company that is based in Trondheim made remote take-over of two new H125 that allowed to observe all necessary requirements of helicopters handover and avoid…

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USA decided to prohibit flights of Chinese airline companies

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Jun 2020

USA decided to prohibit flights of Chinese airline companies

Prohibition to make passenger flights to United States by Chinese air carriers must come into force on June 16th but this date may be changed to earlier date. Administration of US president Donald Trump decided to prohibit Chinese airline companies to make passenger flights to the country. It is said in the decree of Department of the Transportation from June 3rd. In the document is…

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World aviation gets rid of “superjumbos”. Part 2

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Jun 2020

World aviation gets rid of “superjumbos”. Part 2

First reason is four-engine “superjumbos” consume too much fuel. “Even taking into consideration fallen in price fuel its consumption per one passenger appears to be too high”, – experts mark. Second reason. There are just no people to fully fill the cabins of superjumbos. And here coronavirus also had no small share: flying giants even before the pandemic flew half-full but now taking into consideration…

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World aviation gets rid of “superjumbos”. Part 1

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Jun 2020

World aviation gets rid of “superjumbos”. Part 1

French-Holland Air France-KLM the biggest air carrier in Europe announced decision to withdraw from operation airplanes Airbus A380 that it has in service earlier than planned end of 2022. Company doesn’t hide that one of the reasons of “hard landing” of this model became coronavirus pandemic: even taking into consideration reduced price of kerosene it was not profitable to use the airplane. Clouds above the…

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The biggest electric airplane in the world made first flight in USA

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May 2020

The biggest electric airplane in the world made first flight in USA

American company AeroTEC together with magniX made first flight tests of electrified passenger airplane Cessna 208B Grand Caravan. It is the biggest electric airplane in the world. Flight test took place in Grant County airport in Moses Lake, Washington state. The tests were considered successful. Cessna Caravan spent in the sky about 30 minutes. The airplane landed not far from Seattle. The airplane’s speed was…

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