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  • Air travel : still by far safest means of transport

    We hear it, we repeat it, but sometimes have difficulty in believing it, and yet the numbers are there to prove it. Air travel is well and truly the safest means of transportation in the world. Between 1950 and today, the probability of a ‘plane crash is now 200 times less than what it was.
     

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  • Delta Air Lines orders 50 Airbus’

    The US company Delta Air Lines has just finished shopping at Airbus, having bought 23 A330neo’s and 25 A350’s, all equipped with Rolls-Royce engines; the Trent 7000 for the A330neo’s and the Trent XWB for the A350’s.
     

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  • "Hop! Air France" here to increase short-haul profits

    Following the merger in January of three Air France regional airlines together under the name of "Hop!", the French national carrier has decided to accelerate the transition even further. From next summer, all Air France domestic flights within Europe, except those serving Roissy airport, will be be marketed under the brand name "Hop! Air France".
     

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  • Beaujolais nouveau freight logistics

    This year’s new Beaujolais has just arrived. Fermented for just a few weeks, this vin nouveau wine is put on sale at midnight (French time), on the third Thursday of November; and to be able to taste this vin primeur or young wine at the same time around the world, a whole logistics programme was established.
     

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  • A look at the Hello Kitty ‘plane

    After the Barbie plane, here's the Hello Kitty ! Images of the famous Japanese character’s whole Sanrio family have appeared on six various types of aircraft since 2011. Their recent arrival in France on the fuselage of the Taiwanese company Eva Air’s Boeing 777, was the first of three weekly flights between Paris and Taipei, capital of Taiwan. We thought you would like to come with us to say “Hello Kitty”.
     

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  • French airports privatization is launched

    All interested parties, such as Vinci Airports, the French Deposits and Consignments Fund, SNC-Lavalin, ADP (Paris Airports), have until noon on 31st October, as the dead line for submission of applications to acquire certain state shares in the Toulouse Blagnac Airport management company (south west France). But what are the motivations behind this state divestment ?
     

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  • Air France one step closer to cleaner flights

    On 21st October, Air France launched its first weekly Toulouse - Paris green fuelled flights. For one year, the airline will use a kerosene compound composed of 10% biofuel produced from sugar cane fermentation and manufactured by a subsidiary of Total oil in Brazil. Thanks to the addition of this product to the original normal fossil fuel, the greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced by 80%.
     

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  • All Nippon Airways on show

    October 15th was a starry night for a 5-star company in Paris, when All Nippon Airways organized a party in the Cambon Capucines pavilion, during which, the Japanese company unveiled a sneak preview of their new generation uniforms soon to be worn by some 13,000 employees.
     

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  • Which means to locate missing aircraft ?

    On 7th October, one month after the meeting of experts held at the French national centre for space Studies (CNES), it was the turn of the American National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to organize a forum in Washington to improve the location of missing ‘planes. And not all the players in the sector are in unison on the issue.
     

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  • Qatar Airways' A380 First Class seat

    Qatar Airways were well and truly present on 4th October, at Longchamp racecourse near Paris. On the occasion of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, one of the world's most prestigious horse races, the Doha company introduced its new "thoroughbred" A380 First Class seat.
     

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  • Virgin Australia reveals its "Business Suite"

    Virgin Australia has just presented their new long-haul fleet Business Class design. Dubbed "Suite" by its manufacturer B / E Aerospace, the new seat will convert into a more than two metre-long horizontal bed. A revamp by Tangerine, the London design firm.
     

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  • Air France: a strike with serious consequences

    After 14 days of strike, Air France management and their biggest pilots’ union (SNPL) have finally reached an agreement. But what was the longest Air France conflict, has even more than the ensuing serious consequences for the company.
     

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  • Lufthansa’s new Premium Economy seats

    On the occasion of the IFTM - Top Resa tourism show, which runs from 23rd., to 26th., September in Paris, Lufthansa is presenting their new Premium Economy Class seat. For an average additional cost of around 500 Euros, compared to economy class, this intermediate class provides extra comfort.
     

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  • Air France: an end to the conflict soon ?

    On this 10th day of their strike, Air France pilots are maintaining the pressure on management. Yesterday, 23rd. September, 300 co-pilots and captains were thus gathered outside the French National Assembly in Paris, demanding nothing less than the simple withdrawal of the Transavia Europe project. Given the costs incurred by the strike, Alexandre De Juniac could possibly make a U-turn.
     

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  • Qatar receives its first A380 of irreprochable quality

    On 16th., September at the Airbus delivery centre in Hamburg, Qatar Airways took delivery of its first A380 out of the ten ordered. The all fired up ceremony, took place three months behind the original schedule due to a request received by the manufacturer from the Gulf company to correct some minor problems with the cabin finishes.
     

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  • A visit to the Lufthansa "zoo"

    In the cargo area of Frankfurt airport, Germany, is a building that accomodates some unusual passengers - for just a few hours. Every year, the German national airline, Lufthansa sees 110 million animals passing through its reception area per year...
     

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  • Air France presents new "Perform 2020" plan

    Transform 2015 is dead. Long live Perform 2020! It was on Sept. 11th., in Paris, before members of the international press, that Alexandre de Juniac, the Air France KLM C.E.O. presented the group’s orientations within the next five years ; major key words like growth and competitiveness came to the fore.
     

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  • Distress beacons under review

    If flight MH-370 Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777’s beacon had been activated, it would have only taken about half hour to precisely locate the aircraft. At the French National Centre for Space Studies (CNES), around fifty of the sector’s world experts recently met to study various improvements to the activation of these beacons.
     

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  • Clamp down on the "Knee Defender"

    On August 24th., the "Knee Defender" sowed discord on a United Airlines flight. This small plastic device, sold on the internet since 2003 for less than $ 22, simply clamps onto the supporting arms of your aircraft passenger seat folding tray table, thus blocking the passenger seat in front of you.
     

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