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What it’s like to fly in business class on Philippine Airlines

Flying with a new airline can be scary if you don’t know what to expect – particularly if you’re shelling out on tickets. However, it’s worth a shot if it means flying direct to a location that would otherwise be a challenge to reach. From September 15, Philippine Airlines will […]
What it’s like to fly in business class on Philippine Airlines
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The 20 coolest planes at the 2018 Farnborough Air Show

The 2018 Farnborough International Airshow is the most important aviation industry trade show of the year. In total, $US192 billion worth of deals were announced during the weeklong show including order and commitments for more than 1,400 commercial aircraft worth $US154 billion. But Farnborough was more than just about the […]
The 20 coolest planes at the 2018 Farnborough Air Show
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British Airways’ new electric robot has slashed pushback delays by 54% at one of the world’s busiest airports — we used it to move a 130-ton aeroplane

We tested British Airways’ new mototok robot, which is able to push back aeroplanes weighing up to 130 tons. We had a 15-minute training session before being allowed to operate the remote-controlled machine. The mototok is helping reduce delays and emissions. The aim is to eventually replace traditional tugs. British […]
British Airways’ new electric robot has slashed pushback delays by 54% at one of the world’s busiest airports — we used it to move a 130-ton aeroplane
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Airbus has decided to base its solar-powered Zephyr aircraft in Australia

European aeronautical group Airbus is going to base its solar-powered Zephyr unmanned aircraft at Wyndham airfield in Western Australia. Wyndham will become the world’s first operational site for the launch and recovery of the unmanned aircraft known as High Altitude Pseudo Satellites. Airbus will begin flights of the Zephyr at […]
Airbus has decided to base its solar-powered Zephyr aircraft in Australia
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How to avoid the worst seat on the plane

The middle seat is the worst seat on a plane. It’s cramped and inconvenient. You can avoid the middle seat by booking your flight early or avoiding basic economy tickets. You also decrease the likelihood of getting a middle seat by carefully selecting the type of aircraft you fly. The […]
How to avoid the worst seat on the plane
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JetBlue may be giving up one of its biggest advantages

JetBlue unveiled its brand new Airbus A320 interior on Wednesday. The new JetBlue interior will feature wider seats, larger entertainment screens, and revamped mood lighting. Economy class seat pitch falls from 34 inches to 32 inches. JetBlue’s fleet of Airbus A320 jets is getting a brand new interior. On Wednesday, […]
JetBlue may be giving up one of its biggest advantages
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How Airbus became Boeing’s greatest rival

Over the past 20 years, the commercial aviation industry has come to be dominated by Airbus and Boeing. Airbus and Boeing each own roughly half of the global large commercial airliner market. The two carriers compete on the same level, but Airbus is relatively new when compared to Boeing, which […]
How Airbus became Boeing’s greatest rival
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Boeing may get slammed if Trump sets off a full-blown trade war with China

China and the US have levied countervailing tariffs against billions of dollars worth of export products. Stuck in the middle of this trade dispute is Boeing, America’s largest exporter. China accounts for 20% of Boeing’s order book. This could result in lost future business and even canceled orders for Boeing. […]
Boeing may get slammed if Trump sets off a full-blown trade war with China
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Airline CEO explains why Airbus lost a major order to Boeing

Hawaiian Airlines recently announced an order for 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners while cancelling an existing order for six Airbus A330-800neos. The Dreamliner was selected after an intense sales competition between Airbus and Boeing. In an interview with Business Insider, Hawaiian Airlines CEO Peter Ingram explained why his company abandoned its […]
Airline CEO explains why Airbus lost a major order to Boeing
Lifestyle

The 7 most luxurious private jets in the world

Private-jet makers like Gulfstream, Bombardier, and Embraer are taking their flagship offerings to new levels of luxury, technology, and performance. But some customers have decided to convert commercial airliners from Airbus and Boeing for private use. The cost of these aircraft ranges from tens of millions to hundreds of millions […]
The 7 most luxurious private jets in the world
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The next big thing in aeroplane tech is becoming a nightmare for some airlines

Pratt & Whitney‘s new PurePower geared turbofan engines are designed to be cleaner, quieter, more powerful, and more fuel-efficient than existing jet engines. The engines will power the next generation of narrow-body airliners from Airbus, Bombardier, Embraer, Mitsubishi, and United Aircraft Corp. But the engines have been plagued by a […]
The next big thing in aeroplane tech is becoming a nightmare for some airlines
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The 16 coolest airline paint jobs in the world

An airline’s paint scheme offers onlookers a taste of a carrier’s values or its culture’s ethos. Some airlines update paint schemes once every few years while others remain unchanged for decades. A successful design can make an airline instantly recognisable. Think Pan Am. Sign up for Business Insider’s transportation newsletter, […]
The 16 coolest airline paint jobs in the world
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Boeing CEO attacks Canadian rival claiming they destroyed the market for its planes

Boeing Commercial Aeroplanes CEO Kevin McAllister testified in front of the International Trade Commission on Monday. Boeing claims it was harmed when Bombardier used government subsidies to offer unnaturally low prices to Delta. Delta and the Canadian government both refute this claim. Boeing Commercial Aeroplanes CEO Kevin McAllister testified before […]
Boeing CEO attacks Canadian rival claiming they destroyed the market for its planes
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Delta has agreed to buy $25 billion worth of Airbus jets

Delta Air Lines has agreed to a firm order for 100 Airbus A321neo jets. The airline also agreed to an option for an additional 100 A321neos. The total value of the 200 aircraft is $US25.4 billion at list prices. Delta Air Lines announced a firm order for 100 Airbus A321neo […]
Delta has agreed to buy $25 billion worth of Airbus jets
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Three aviation giants are working together to create hybrid electric planes

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens are collaborating to create the technology necessary for a hybrid electric plane. They want to test a hybrid electric plane by 2020 and begin commercial flights by 2025. Electric engines could reduce aeroplane noise and fuel costs. Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens are collaborating to create the […]
Three aviation giants are working together to create hybrid electric planes
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

November! 1. You’re probably just two days away from spending the most money you’ve ever spent on a phone. (Or a computer.) But when the iPhone X is in your hands, Steve Kovach will have already owned his for three days. It’s taken just 18 hours for Kovach to tell […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia
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6 ways the future of flying will be amazing

Air travel is in a period of great change. With the rapid pace of innovation, airlines and aeroplane makers are working hard to keep up. For the most part, the airlines and the companies that make their planes are not all that well equipped to react quickly to change. A […]
6 ways the future of flying will be amazing