"Sully", Clint Eastwood's latest film tells the story of the legendary emergency landing by the US Airways Airbus A320 on New York's Hudson River, and the subsequent inquiry and investigation. As the film is released in Europe, listen to the pilot-in-command of Flight 1549, Captain Chesley Sullenberger.


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    Liebherr-Aerospace has doubled the size of its Shanghai-based maintenance centre to 40,000 sq ft (3,700m2), in an effort to respond to the growing needs of its clients in China.
     

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  • Paris CDG airport opens futuristic Yotel

    Paris Charles de Gaulle airport has opened the first hotel uniquely accessible to passengers either in transit or with a departing international flight. Located at terminal 2E, the YotelAir’s 80 “cabins” range from 97 to 205 sq ft (9 to 19 m2), and are bookable by the hour.
     

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  • Airbus Group cuts 1,164 jobs, 90% in France and Germany

    Airbus Group’s management announced 1,164 jobcuts at its European Central Works Council meeting on 29th November. More than 90% of these concern support and administrative functions in France and Germany.
     

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  • World premiere: Jetmen fly with Patrouille de France

    Three Jetmen have flown for the first time in formation with the Patrouille de France’s eight Alphajets. The breath-taking world premiere was captured for posterity. Watch the video without comment. Read the article.
     

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  • Emirates staff frozen in «mannequin challenge»

    Emirates has joined the "mannequin challenge". In one of the company’s maintenance hangars in Dubai, fifty members of the engineering team took their break near an Airbus A380, with heart-stopping results. Watch the video without comment. Read the article.
     

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  • Liebherr-Aerospace: titanium components for Airbus A350

    Under increasing pressure to reduce weight and deliver cost savings with ever-lighter aircraft, Liebherr-Aerospace has invested in the manufacture of titanium parts. In its German factory in Lindenberg, the aeronautical equipment manufacturer is producing vital components for the A350’s landing gear.
     

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  • Relive the Airbus A350-1000 maiden voyage

    Join us for a look back at the first test flight by the A350-1000 on 24th November from Toulouse-Blagnac airport. Its ascent into the skies over the Pyrenees kicks off the flight test campaign for this longest-fuselage version of the A350 family. Watch the video without comment. Read the article.
     

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  • Airbus A350-1000 test flights take off

    The A350-1000 completed its first test flight on 24th November from Toulouse-Blagnac airport. Airbus expects its new twin-engine, long-haul jet to compete with the Boeing 777, when first delivery takes place to Qatar Airways late next year.
     

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  • Countdown begins for Airbus A350-1000

    The A350-1000 is to perform its first test flight on Thursday 24th November. The stretched version of the new Airbus long-haul aircraft is scheduled to take off from Toulouse-Blagnac at 10h30, local time. Watch the video of the final assembly and engine-tests, with no comment. Read the article.
     

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  • La Compagnie plans to buy A321neo or Boeing 737 MAX-9

    La Compagnie running flights between Paris and New York plans to replace its two Boeing 757s – both configured for Business flights only - with Boeing 737MAX-9 or the Airbus A321neo. In a nutshell, it plans to use mid-haul planes for long-haul flights.
     

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  • Charles Lindbergh’s flying helmet withdrawn from sale

    The leather flying helmet worn by aviator Charles Lindbergh for his first solo flight between New York and Paris from 21st to 22nd May 1927 was under the hammer to the highest bidder at the prestigious Drouot auction rooms in Paris.
     

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  • A400M performs first air-to-air refuelling with second A400M

    An A400M has successfully completed the first air-to-air refuelling of another A400M. The trailblazing manoeuvre has just taken place above Seville, in southern Spain. Over fifty contacts were carried out during two test flights using the centreline hose. Watch the video with no comment. Read the article.
     

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