Aviation

Garmin Introduces New TXi Line Of Retrofit Cockpit Displays

After nearly a nine-year production run, Garmin announced a replacement for the G600/G500 retrofit flight display systems and it’s called the TXi series. The TXi line includes the G500 TXi, the G600 TXi and the G700 TXi, the latter of which is intended for Part 23 and Part 25 aircraft. The touchscreen TXi systems (which also have function knobs for …

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Delta Is Eliminating Business Class On Some Transatlantic Flights

Yesterday I wrote about how Delta is adding Delta One service to more domestic routes. In yesterday’s case we learned that flights between New York and Las Vegas, San Diego, and Seattle, will soon be operated by Boeing 757-200s with flat beds (and enhanced service) in business class. With these additions, there are now seven domestic routes featuring Delta One service. This …

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Airbus to sell 430 planes to Indigo for $49.5 billion

Airbus signed a $49.5-billion deal on Wednesday to sell 430 airplanes to the Phoenix-based private equity firm that owns Frontier Airlines, striking the European aerospace company’s biggest deal ever at the Dubai Air Show. Meanwhile, Boeing reached an agreement with low-cost carrier FlyDubai to sell 225 Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft — a deal valued at $27 billion. The developments came ahead …

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FlyDubai Introduces Flat Beds In Business Class

FlyDubai operates a fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft, and they just recently took delivery of their first Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. They placed their order for these in 2013, and have a total of 76 of these due to be delivered in the coming years. They plan to have six of the next generation planes in their fleet before the …

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JetSuiteX Adding Daily Flights Between Los Angeles and Oakland

If you’re looking for a quick, convenient, and comfortable way to get from Los Angeles to Oakland, you’ll soon have JetSuiteX flights as an option. The company plans to begin daily service from Hollywood Burbank (Bob Hope) Airport to Oakland International in mid-November, giving it three routes between L.A. and the Bay Area. JetSuiteX started flying daily to San Jose International Airport in …

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Windecker Aircraft Eagle Production to Begin Soon in China

Dr. Leo and Dr. Fairfax Windecker, working closely with Dow Chemical Company, in 1969 brought the first all composite aircraft, the Eagle I, to FAA certification. According to the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, the four-place, low-wing monoplane received FAA certification, “only after building in a 20 percent over-designed airframe to make up for nervousness about the strength of …

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BBA Aviation, signature flight support moving headquarters to Lake Nona Town Center

BBA Aviation / Signature Flight Support has selected Lake Nona Town Center for the company’s new headquarters. “It’s the best-in-class area we can move our company to,” said Maria Sastre, President and Chief Operating Officer for Signature Flight Support. Developed by Tavistock Development Co., PCL Construction plans to break ground on the new office building this fall with a projected completion date in late …

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The President’s New Innovative Drone Integration Pilot Program

President Donald J. Trump’s memorandum to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao called for an initiative to safely test operations for drones in partnership with state and local governments in select jurisdictions. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program will be used to accelerate the integration of UAS into the national airspace and to better understand the benefits of …

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Easyjet in Deal to Take Over Air Berlin A320 Plane Leases

Easyjet Plc will take over leases for as many as 25 of Air Berlin Plc’s planes and gain access to a second airport in the city as the former No. 2 German airline is liquidated. EasyJet will pay 40 million euros ($46 million) for the Airbus SE A320 aircraft leases and takeoff and landing slots at Berlin Tegel Airport, the Luton, England-based …

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Before I Rank The World’s Best First Class Airlines & Lounges…

This is long overdue. All the time I see mainstream media articles ranking the world’s best first class products. There’s only one problem — the person writing the story typically hasn’t actually flown any of the products, and just uses airline-provided images  and marketing bullets for their rankings. One of the main things I do on the blog is review …

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