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Japanese aircraft manufacturer Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation has pushed back delivery of its first MRJ from 2018 to 2020. A review of some of the twin-jet’s electrical systems is required before it can meet latest certification standards.


  • Why is there a hatch in the cockpit?

    Some aircraft have a hatch in the cockpit ceiling. On first test or commercial flights, pilots often use it to wave a flag. But what’s its real purpose and is it present on all airliners? Read our news article to find out.
     

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  • Unlocking aircraft toilets – a tricky business

    For safety reasons, commercial aircrew must be able to unlock the toilets of an aircraft from the outside. To do so, there’s a special trick. We reveal the secret in this short video with no comment. Read the article.
     

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  • What defines an international airport?

    The size of airport facilities, types of aircraft in operation or the number of runways are not the defining criteria for an international airport. There is only one. So what is it? That’s the question we asked you in the streets of Paris (watch the video). Read the article to find out.
     

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  • Safran launches €10bn bid for Zodiac Aerospace

    French giant Safran group has begun exclusive negotiations for a friendly takeover of Zodiac Aerospace. The move was announced at a press conference on Thursday in Paris to explain the €9.7 bn merger that will create the world’s second largest supplier of aircraft equipment. Read our news article.
     

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  • SpaceX: successful launch first step towards real-time aircraft tracking

    SpaceX launched ten satellites into low orbit on 14th January in the first phase of a constellation network of 81 satellites. By early 2018, these Iridium NEXT satellites could transform air traffic control, making it possible to know the exact flight position in real-time of all aircraft equipped with the GlobalBeacon system. Watch the launch video without comment. Read the article.
     

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  • Boeing 787 Dreamliner structure: parts from around the globe

    To build their aircraft today, aeronautical manufacturers are supplied with parts from all around the world. See the map of subcontractors working on the structure of the Boeing 787. Read the article to find out more.
     

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  • Transport of firearms aboard aircraft: legislative loopholes

    A week after the tragic shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida, the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) refuses to comment on a change of the rules in force. Transport of firearms is still allowed, under certain conditions, not only in the United States but also in Europe.
     

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  • Airbus and Boeing race for orders continues, despite slowdown in 2016

    Boeing delivered 60 more aircraft than Airbus in 2016. In terms of orders, it was the European aircraft manufacturer that surpassed the American company with 63 more aircraft on its books. But both are experiencing a sharp slowdown in their orders.
     

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  • Airline protocol in case of a heart attack in mid flight

    Carrie Fisher suffered a heart attack during a United Airlines flight. In the wake of her death, we take a look at current legislation and options available to airline companies in the case of a medical emergency in mid-flight.
     

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  • Aeroflot Airbus A321 veers off runway

    An Airbus A321 flying from Moscow to Russia's western city of Kaliningrad veered off the runway just after landing. All 172 passengers and crew members were safely evacuated. Watch the short video without commentary. Read the article to learn more.
     

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  • The smallest twin-engined in the world

    It is called Cricket, it has a 16 ft. wingspan and a length of 13 ft. It is in fact the smallest twin-engined in the world. A plane that you cannot find in kit form. Lionel for example took 2,000 hours in building it and is now the happiest of men.
     

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  • Tupolev Tu-154: Russian workhorse grounded after crash

    All Tupolev Tu-154s are grounded in the wake of the crash of a Syria-bound Russian aircraft on 25th December, moments after take off from the resort town of Sochi. Over 900 models of the Russian three-engine jet have been built since the first one was developed in the early 1960s. aeronewstv takes a look at the aircraft.
     

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  • BAe 146: probe blames crash on human error

    A series of human errors caused the BAe146 crash by LaMia airlines on 28th November, which left 71 victims dead, according to a preliminary report from Colombia’s civil aviation authorities.
     

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  • Leonardo: Finmeccanica inspired by ‘genius’

    Finmeccanica changed its name to Leonardo on 1st January 2017. In doing so, the Italian aerospace and defence group not only “redefines its image”, but officially completes its transformation to a single company, following a decision ratified last April.
     

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