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  • Qatar Airways : additional traffic rights in France ?

    In return for Qatar’s purchase of 24 Rafale, has France awarded additional traffic rights to Qatar Airways ? The President of the French Republic denies this, but nevertheless confirms that negotiations are underway.
     

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  • All Nippon Airways in battle dress for Star Wars

    After Brussels Airlines’ Tintin inspired A320, and the Hello Kitty adorned Eva Air Boeing 777, All Nippon Airways (ANA) has now decided to give a Star Wars look to one of their future Boeing 787’s. Watch the video, read the article.
     

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  • Biometric passenger check-in on a tablet

    The Morpho tablet was awarded at Safran innovation awards on 13th., April. This tablet allows for biometric identity checks, in seconds, and could soon help passengers at airports.
     

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  • World’s first remote controlled airport

    At the end of April, Örnsköldsvik Airport will become the world’s first radio controlled airport, thanks to its control tower situated over 150 kilometres (95 miles) away, and a technology which allows un-profitable airports to remain in operation.
     

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  • Dominique Wolton on media pressure

    Dominique Wolton, communication specialist at the CNRS, analyses the crisis communication and the media frenzy after the crash of the Airbus A320 of Germanwings.
     

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  • An additional beacon on black boxes ?

    More than a week after the Germanwings A320 crash the second black box has still not been recovered, how come ?
     

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  • "Rule of Two'' : Passengers' opinions

    We asked you your opinions about the rule of two crew members permanently in the cockpit adopted by many airlines after the crash of March 24th.
     

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  • "Rule of two" in cockpit, soon be the norm

    Following the crash of the Germanwings A320 a number of airlines have taken the decision to impose a "Rule of two" permanently in the cockpit.
     

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  • Access to commercial aircraft cockpits overly secure ?

    The co-pilot of the Germanwings A320 was alone in the cockpit during the last eight minutes of flight 4U 9525. The captain had been absent and could not regain access. Does access to commercial aircraft cockpits require a little deciphering ?
     

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  • Ryanair’s "low-cost" publicity

    Ryanair denied on March 19th its announce made on March 16th of the launch of transatlantic flights from 14 euros. Here’s why.
     

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  • Experience the new Air France medium-haul cabin

    On 18th March, during a ferry flight between Toulouse (south west France) and Paris, along with a number of Air France staff and customers we were able to experience the comfort of the first A319’s brand new cabin. By the summer of 2016, a total of 49 Air France medium-haul aircraft will be refurbished.
     

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  • Nicole Kidman : the new face of Etihad Airways

    Niole Kidman is the new face of Etihad Airways commercial. The actress is seen enjoying the Emirati company’s new A380 interior in a luxurious and glamourous atmosphere.
     

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  • Ryanair to launch a transatlantic low-cost

    The Irish low-cost airline Ryanair’s Board of Directors, has just approved a project to open long-haul routes between Europe and the United States ; a dozen according to our information. A loss-leader price of 14 euros, one way, has been announced. If however, the project does come to fruition, it will not be for at least another four or five years.
     

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  • Tintin's latest adventure with Brussels Airlines

    An Airbus A320 of Brussels Airlines with a special livery inspired by the Tintin comic book “Red Rackham’s treasure” was unveiled at the airlines’ Brussels Airport home base in Belgium.
     

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  • Passenger Terminal Expo : Airports of the future

    Annually, over the last seventeen years, the Passenger Terminal Expo has brought over 180 airport sector professionals together in a different city. This year it was in Paris, so we went to see some of the innovations destined for airports of the future, and here are three that caught our attention.
     

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  • IATA states 2014 : one of the safest years in air transport history

    According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which has just published its safety report, 2014 was one of the safest years in the history of aviation. Last year, out of 38 million flights, IATA’s figures indicate twelve fatal commercial aircraft accidents.
     

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  • Flight MH370 : one year on, the Director of the French BEA explains

    On March 8th 2014, flight MH370 disappeared from the radar screens. A year later, the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 has not been found. There are still many unanswered questions as to why the ‘plane disappeared without trace. We interviewed the director of the French Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis to find out where the investigation into mysterious flight MH370 stands today.
     

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  • United Airlines : the false good news

    On 11th February, because of a computer problem, thousands of travellers were able to buy United Airlines Business class tickets at rock bottom bargain prices. The US company has finally decided not to honour the tickets issued. But do they have the right ?
     

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  • Air France on the road to recovery

    It was in Paris on February 19th that Air France presented their 2014 results. After three years of effort in terms of costs and restructuring, the French national airline had hopes of a return to profit, but it was not to be. Air France recorded an operating loss of over 300 million euros.
     

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