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39 min ago | ABS-CBN News
The group of taipan Lucio Tan yesterday officially took back full control of national flag carrier Philippine Airlines Inc. after paying as much as $1.3 billion to diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp. . The Tan Group celebrated the successful buyback by holding a party at the headquarters of Philippine National Bank on Macapagal Boulevard in Pasay City.
3 hrs ago | CBS Local
Carrier American Airlines will launch daily nonstop service to Cap-Haitien, Haiti on October 2 and new nonstop service to Campinas, Brazil on December 2. American will also increase Miami-London service during the winter season from 14 to 17 weekly roundtrips, with three daily flights on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Beginning October 27, Swiss International Air Lines will increase frequencies on its popular daily Miami-Zurich route to 14 flights per week Qatar Airways, which provides Florida's only direct service to the Middle East from MIA, will add a fifth weekly flight to Doha, Qatar beginning Monday, November 17. On December 1, Air France will join Lufthansa as the second airline to operate the massive Airbus A380 aircraft at MIA.
6 hrs ago | Daily Kos
Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass. With little fanfare, the Burlington Electric Department crossed the threshold this month with the purchase of the 7.4-megawatt Winooski 1 hydroelectric project on the Winooski River at the city's edge.
6 hrs ago | AVHerald
A THY Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration TC-JFP performing flight TK-970 from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen to Ercan with 135 people on board, was climbing through FL330 when the crew initiated an emergency descent to FL110 due to the loss of cabin pressure, the passenger oxygen masks deployed. The aircraft diverted to Antalya for a safe landing on runway 36C about 25 minutes later.
6 hrs ago | Forbes.com
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7 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider
Pilots for Air France have forced the country's national carrier to scrap half of its flights on Monday, reports the AFP . Should the strike continue into Tuesday, the Airline expects to cancel as much as 60% of its scheduled service.
12 hrs ago | USA Today
British Airways will begin using its Airbus A380 superjumbo jets on some of its flights between San Francisco and London Heathrow. British Airways currently flies twice daily on the route using Boeing 747-400 British Airways to fly its Airbus A380s to San Francisco British Airways will begin using its Airbus A380 superjumbo jets on some of its flights between San Francisco and London Heathrow.
14 hrs ago | Al Bawaba
The first group of Etihad Airways' unique inflight Butler trainees has departed Abu Dhabi for specialist training at the Savoy Butler Academy in London The first group of Etihad Airways' unique inflight Butler trainees has departed Abu Dhabi for specialist training at the Savoy Butler Academy in London. The 13 men and women, all In-Flight Chefs or Food & Beverage Managers, were carefully chosen to fulfil the coveted role of Butler, which combines the skills of both Concierge and Maitre d'hotel to provide superior service to the discerning guests of The Residence by Etihad.
14 hrs ago | USA Today
Frontier Airlines launches service Monday from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, giving the carrier a presence at both of Chicago's major airports. As for its O'Hare launch, Frontier's first Frontier launches first of 7 O'Hare routes with $29 fares Frontier Airlines launches service Monday from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, giving the carrier a presence at both of Chicago's major airports.
Europe's Airbus has lifted a stumbling block to delivery of the world's largest jetliner to Qatar but faces the growing prospect of delays for the first flight of its newest small jet, the A320neo, several people familiar with the matter said. After a three-month dispute that had blocked the delivery of the first of 10 A380 superjumbos ordered by Qatar Airways, the Gulf airline has agreed to take the new jet, they said.
An Air Astana Airbus A320-200, registration P4-KBG performing flight KC-135 from Almaty to Saint Petersburg , landed on Saint Petersburg's runway 28R but received a bird strike hitting the right hand engine . The aircraft rolled out safely.
An Austrian Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration OE-LDB performing flight OS-378 from Amsterdam to Vienna , was accelerating for takeoff from Amsterdam's runway 36L when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed reporting a bird strike. The aircraft slowed safely, continued to taxi on the runway to vacate the runway at the next right exit and returned to the apron.
Aristides de Sousa Mendes, the Portuguese diplomat who saved some 30,000 Jews during WWII. Portugal's national airline named its newest plane in honor of a diplomat who saved approximately about 30,000 Jews from the Holocaust.
And towering symbols of that drive are appearing in the middle of the North Sea. They are wind turbines, standing as far as 60 miles from the mainland, stretching as high as 60-story buildings and costing up to $30 million apiece.
Last week, a radio station posted a poll question on its social media site that I later reposted on Facebook: "Where did you go the first time you flew?" I traveled from New York to Fort Lauderdale in 1978, when I was not quite 23 and in desperate need of a tan. My first plane trip! But as I was typing this into my post, it suddenly occurred to me that this wasn't the correct answer to the question.
When it comes to the next big thing for general aviation airplanes, aviation experts are looking toward diesel engines that run on jet fuel. Several major aircraft and engine makers have announced the development of diesel engines suited for aircraft, including Wichita's Cessna Aircraft, in part because of a need for alternative fuel sources.
Airbus was so confident about the aircraft's potential that it boldly asserted, "It takes an A380 to compete with an A380." However, seven years later, with fuel prices soaring and plenty of fuel-efficient planes on offer, demand for the iconic A380 is falling.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 06:22 pm
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