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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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  • 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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  • Emirates and Delta Air Lines atop the Iata rankings

    Every year since 1956, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) has published its ranking of the largest airlines in the world ; however, depending on the selected criteria, results differ because there are several ways to classify the size of a carrier. And the winners are...
     

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  • MH17, MH370: what impact on Malaysia Airlines ?

    After two accidents in less than four months, a first in the history of commercial aviation for a single company, is it possible that Malaysia Airlines may see a significant decline in its clientele - customer base ? To find out, we asked the opinion of a psychologist specializing in the treatment of phobias.
     

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  • Air New Zealand seats hit the road

    After the "Food truck", now there is the "Plane truck." Air New Zealand, invites all interested people to come and test the company's seats, in an original way, aboard a show truck. After London, on 9th., July, the company parked in rue Lafayette in the centre of Paris. Why ?
     

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  • Norwegian launches transatlantic low-cost flights

    This is a small revolution in the sector. 0n 2nd., July, Norwegian, the fastest growing European low-cost airline, launched their transatlantic flights at unbeatable prices. The price: 250 euros, one way, by Boeing 787, between London and Los Angeles, New York or Fort Lauderdale...
     

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  • Flight MH370: a father's testimony

    More than three months after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH-370, Mr. Wen and his wife, from Shandong, still living in a small hotel room in Beijing, continue in their seemingly never-ending search for the truth. Their son was one of 153 Chinese passengers on the fateful 'plane. What follows is an interview with Mr. Wen.
     

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  • Asiana Airlines crash: the NTSB's report

    Nearly a year after the crash of the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 at San Francisco Airport, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board ( N.T.S.B. ) has released new evidence explaining the causes of the accident. According to the N.T.S.B, the main reasons...
     

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  • Flight 214 : Animation of last seconds

    This animation shows the last seconds of the Asiana Airlines flight 214 on 6th., July, 2013, at San Francisco airport, which was produced by Eyewitness Animations, an American company based in Pompano Beach, Florida specializing in the 3D reconstruction of air accidents.
     

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  • The new Air France cabins

    It was a big day for Air France. On June 23rd., the company, which has invested $ 500 million for a major refurbishment of its classes, carried out its first connection between Paris and New York with a B-777 equipped with new Economy, Premium Economy and Business class cabins, the first of 44 aircraft that will be refitted by the summer of 2016.
     

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  • World Cup boosts flight reservations

    We are at present in a period of what has been referred to as the ''World Cup effect''. On the occasion of the football event during this period, and compared to those of 2013, flight reservations to Brazil from Europe and the U.S.A. have sky-rocketed nearly 60% and 70% respectively.
     

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  • Lufthansa off to the World Cup

    With the kick-off of the football World Cup on 12th., June in Brazil, the German national carrier has decided to support their team in an unusual way. Eight Lufthansa aircraft have just been renamed "Fanhansa" ...
     

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  • A typical day's air traffic

    This N.A.T.S video representing the air traffic on a typical day in Europe was made from the databases of the United Kingdom's air traffic management organisation. The image speed was multiplied 1,440 times and shows the air corridors clearly. A total of six weeks of work for a truly amazing result.
     

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  • easyJet soon to inspect its 'planes with drones

    Even if they are not very pleasing to the eye, their utility has been proven. The aviation world has long been interested in the wide variety of U.A.V. applications, and soon, easyJet will go one step further in their exploitation. During their "Innovation day" held last May, at their Luton headquarters, about thirty miles north of London, the low-cost airline announced.
     

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  • Flight MH370: a father's testimony (Mandarin version)

    Flight MH370: a father's testimony (Mandarin version)
     

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  • Indian Jet Airways is spreading its wings

    It was in the very chic Parisian George V hotel, at a press conference on May 14th., that Jet Airways announced the launch of its first Paris-Bombay direct flight, from that very same day. A new route which indicates, amongst other things, the domestic and international network development strategy of India's biggest private company.
     

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