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  • A century already of commercial aviation...

    A century ago commercial aviation was born ! For the first time ever on 1 January 1914, and 10 years after the Wright brothers' flight, a passenger actually bought a plane ticket on the first airline in history: the "St. Petersburg -Tampa Airboat Line " seated next to the pilot...
     

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  • Planes, safer than ever !

    Aircraft are still, by far, the world's safest means of transport. After two record years, with 497 victims in 2011 and 475 in 2012, 2013 was the best ever ! According to statistics…
     

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  • Montreal Airport’s “High Tech” baggage sorting system

    At Montreal airport in Canada, it is the passengers themselves who register their luggage through a unique system which ensures traceability and saves time for customs officials. For the moment these luggage deposit points are only available on flights to the USA.
     

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  • Rising unruliness on board, new regulations possible...

    According to a study by the International Air Transport Association, cases of onboard unruliness multiplied by 12 between 2007 and 2011. Cigarettes lit in the toilets, insults against crew members, physical assaults or attempted intrusions into the cockpit; today more than 6,000 in-flight incidents.
     

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  • Europe authorizes the use of cell phones on-board

    One has to move with the times ! In an increasingly connected world, and just one month after the U.S., the European Commission has authorized the use of electronic devices on board aircraft during all phases of flight, including take-off and landing; but beware, some restrictions do still apply !
     

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  • Come aboard Google’s “Street View: Airports"…

    For some, taking an airplane when you’re not used to it can quickly become a real nightmare, especially when you do not know the airport. To be able to visit it before, virtually, and see what the terminal looks like inside and out, would be a real help; so Google had an idea…
     

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  • The new American Airlines has arrived !

    As from today, 9th., December, American Airlines and U.S. Airways are now a single entity. An amicable settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice having been found, the new American Airlines thus becomes the world's No. 1 in the industry... 
     

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  • Turkish Airlines' latest T.V. commercial…

    The latest Turkish Airlines' "Widen your horizon" advertising spot stars basketball player Kobe Bryant and footballer Lionel Messi. 200 people in Russia, China, the Maldives and Thailand took part in the filming of this Ad, which is broadcast in 170 countries and 20 different languages.
     

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  • Emirates launches its own longest A380 flight !

    Emirates has just launched a new A380 route lasting over 16 hours between Dubai and Los Angeles on December 2. It is today the longest regular commercial flight in the world.
     

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  • The Air Berlin Christmas plane...

    On November 18 at Düsseldorf airport in Germany, Christmas started a little early - Air Berlin brought out their "Santa Claus" team, just as it has done since 2011, all to put a smile on the faces of the young and... WATCH THE VIDEO
     

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  • Check in your own luggage with Scan&Fly !

    Developed by five Dutch aeronautical engineers, this automatic terminal called "Scan&Fly", enables the automatic check-in of your luggage in 60 seconds flat ! WATCH THE VIDEO
     

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  • Persian Gulf companies’ insatiable appetites...

    170 billion dollars’ worth of orders were placed by the Gulf airlines at the Dubai Airshow in the United Arab Emirates for a total of almost 500 mainly long-haul aircraft… WATCH THE VIDEO
     

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  • "Chirac tax" increased in France

    Despite opposition from air traffic professionals, the French National Assembly voted a 12.7% increase on the solidarity tax for air fares on 6th., November. It comes into force on 1st., April 2014. To learn more, watch this video made on 9th., September.
     

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  • Virgin America's new flight-safety video: let's dance !

    This is what is really meant by "creating a buzz". With its new safety video, Virgin America recorded more than 5 million views on the Net in just one week! And with reason - this musical clip, the first of its kind, lacks neither pace nor originality. Come with us for a look behind the scenes…
     

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  • New safety video from Virgin America

    Watch this new five-minute music clip from Virgin America which replaces the 2007 version and shown onboard since 1 November. In just one week it totaled more than 5 million views on the internet !
     

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  • From rest rooms to sleeping pods at airports !

    It’s not easy in an airport to find a comfortable resting place while waiting for your flight. Last year with this in mind, Short Rest Solution Ltd., an innovative Finnish company, invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in the design of a cosy little nest for transit passengers: the UNI !
     

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  • Take-Off at London Heathrow Airport

    This video, sent to us by Kevin (London - UK), was taken from an aircraft taking-off at London Heathrow Airport. Magnificent views then follow of the surrounding countryside. Many thanks Kevin. You too could send us your videos by clicking on the tab below.
     

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  • Iberia’s new logo

    Wishing to rejuvenate its image, Iberia has changed its logo following a survey of 9,000 people to determine what it should look like. The first aircraft to fly with the new livery will be an A330 in mid-November and 76 other aircraft in the fleet are due to carry the new logo within the next few months. Here is a video made by Iberia for the occasion...
     

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  • Standby, flight times and rest periods : Europe decides...

    The European Parliament has just approved the revision of pilots’ and crews’ duty flight times as proposed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); however these new rules destined to increase flight safety within the E.U. have attracted the wrath of pilot unions.
     

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