On 23 May, Embraer’s new regional jet, the E190-E2, carried out its maiden flight from São José dos Campos, Brazil. Entry into service is planned for 2018. Watch the video of the flight, and read the article.


  • EBACE show: B787 and A350 luxury jet versions

    At the EBACE business aviation dedicated airshow in Geneva, Airbus launched their A350 VIP version, and Boeing brought a luxury configured B787. Two flying palaces priced at 300 million dollars apiece.
     

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  • How do you start an airliner ?

    You don’t start a plane like a car, simply because an airliner has no ignition key. To start the engines pilots must follow a strict procedure. Watch the video and read the article to find out how.
     

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  • H225 crash in Norway investigation: latest update

    Nearly a month after the Super Puma H225 crash in Norway, the investigation continues, and is now focused on technical factors of the helicopter, from design to production and maintenance.
     

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  • Flyboard Air: the hoverboard you've been dreaming about

    A flying, or hover board, is the futuristic project that the former Jet Ski world champion, Franky Zapata, is working on. Dubbed the Flyboard Air, the machine is undergoing real flight-testing.
     

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  • Boeing’s $1 billion B777X wings production plant opened

    Boeing has just inaugurated a new composite wings production factory for their future B777X. The US aircraft manufacturer has ploughed over one billion dollars into the building in Everett (USA). Read the article and watch the time-lapse video of the facility’s construction.
     

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  • What is Nose Art?

    Nose Art appeared during the First World War, and peaked during Second World War, but do you know what it is ? We asked you the question (video), the answer to which you will find in the article.
     

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  • Alitalia’s latest uniforms

    In Rome, on 18 May, Alitalia unveiled their new, retro chic, uniforms. A collection inspired by the Italian glamour of the 1950’s - 1960’s. Watch the video, and read the article.
     

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  • EgyptAir flight MS804: first debris found

    According to Egypt’s military and Greek Defence Minister, Panos Kammenos, the first debris of EgyptAir flight MS804, which disappeared off the Greek island of Karpathos in the early hours of 19 May have been found. Read the article.
     

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  • Safran’s subsidiaries acquire new names

    In order to become more legible and visible in their various markets the ten companies in the Safran Group officially changed their names on 19 May. Snecma, for example becomes Safran Aircraft Engines.
     

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  • Flying Flea under construction

    In his garage in Dordogne (southwestern France), Jean-Pierre is completing the construction of a Flying Flea. This small single-seater biplane was developed in the 30’s by Henri Mignet, and weighs just 310 lbs (140 kg) unladen.
     

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  • Shedding light on flight safety instructions

    No matter the destination, before each take-off and landing in an airplane, we should all observe the safety instructions. Some are obvious, but others may be less so. A Europe Airpost purser explains.
     

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  • The Super Puma family tree

    After the crash of a Super Puma H225 in Norway late April, we found it not easy to differentiate the various helicopters that make up the Airbus Helicopters' Super Puma family; Here’s the history.
     

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