In advance of the conference on aircraft tracking being hosted by the International Civil Aviation Organisation in Montreal today, Inmarsat has confirmed it has proposed to ICAO a free global airline tracking service over the Inmarsat network, as part of the anticipated adoption of further aviation safety service measures by the world’s airlines following the loss of flight MH370.
Aviation Week will present the 14th annual MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) Europe Conference and Exhibition and MRO Military Europe on September 26-29 at the IFEMA in Madrid—two of the leading MRO events in the world.
Flight comparison engine Fly.com saw a record five million flight searches in July, an increase of 46 per cent from the same period last year. The news comes as the site unveils a new look and feel, intended to simplify the flight comparison experience.
BBA Aviation has announced the appointment of David Best as president, Asia Pacific. In this new role, Best will be responsible for the strategic development of the aviation support and aftermarket services provider and its businesses in Asia Pacific.
Dutch flag carrier KLM has unveiled plans to use recycled cooking oil on 200 flights between Paris and Amsterdam. The planes will use biokerosene, a fuel derived from used frying oil, which has to be tested to meet the same technical specifications as traditional kerosene.
EADS, the parent company of Airbus, is to unveil plans for a “hypersonic” plane that can fly twice the speed of Concorde on biofuel made from seaweed. The 3,125 mph jet will transport up to 100 passengers at more than four times the speed of sound, and fly from Paris to New York in under 90 minutes. Tests could start by 2020.
Boeing has announced that the long-anticipated arrival of its “lean and green” Dreamliner is being pushed back until next year due to further mechanical complications.
As part of its commitment to further reduce fares and provide opportunities for even more people to fly, Tiger Airways, Australia’s low fare airline, is introducing new check-in options this week (from 01 July 2010)
Air New Zealand is to offer flat beds in economy on its new fleet of Boeing 777-300 ER this November. The “Skycouch”, which is aimed at couples and young families, features three standard seats that can be changed into a single, flat space.
Two popular Flight Attendant bloggers have joined together to create a podcast offering an entertaining and enlightening look at their jobs and the lifestyle that being a Flight Attendant provides.
Etihad Airways has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-300, configured with the airline’s new first, business and economy cabin product.
The second Boeing (NYSE: BA) 787 Dreamliner, ZA002, completed its first flight today. The all-new airplane, which features the livery of the Dreamliner’s launch customer, ANA (All Nippon Airways) of Japan, took off from Paine Field in Everett, completed a two-hour flight and landed at Boeing Field in Seattle.