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Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Airbus And Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Airbus To Acquire Majority Stake In The C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership

Airbus SE and Bombardier are to become partners on the C Series aircraft program. A corresponding agreement was signed Monday. The agreement brings together Airbus' global reach and scale with Bombardier's newest, state-of-the-art jet aircraft family, positioning both partners to fully unlock the value of the C Series platform and create significant new value for customers, suppliers, employees and shareholders.

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Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Commercial Airliner Hits Drone In Canada

Aircraft Suffered Only Minor Damage, Landed Safely

On October 12, 2017, a Skyjet flight was reportedly struck by a drone while inbound to Jean Lesage International Airport in Québec City. This is the first time a drone has hit a commercial aircraft in Canada, according to a statement from the Honourable Marc Garneau, Canada's Minister of Transport.

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Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Stage 5 Aircraft Noise Standards Begin January 1, 2018

Newly-Designed Airplanes Will Be Held To The Updated Noise Levels

Beginning in January 1, 2018, the FAA will require newly designed aircraft to be quieter which will help toward lowering noise around airports and surrounding communities.  Called “Stage 5 Airplane Noise Standards,” this FAA rule ensures that the latest available noise reduction technology is incorporated into new aircraft designs. 

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Tue, Oct 17, 2017

NASA Funds Continued Development Of D8 Airliner Concept

Awards 12-Month Contract For X-Plane Development To Aurora Flight Sciences

Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded a twelve-month contract from NASA for continued development of the company's subsonic D8 X-Plane (XD8). The XD8 is designed to demonstrate the key enabling technologies of the D8 commercial aircraft concept, which could yield substantial fuel, noise and operational efficiency improvements within the next decade.

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Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Boeing, Mitsubishi Caught Up In Kobe Steel Scandal

Some Parts May Have Been Manufactured Using Falsified Data

A scandal involving Japanese company Kobe Steel has caused some embarrassment for Boeing, after it was revealed that aluminum parts manufactured using falsified data have found their way into Boeing airliners.

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Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Model Of Supersonic Passenger Jet Completes First Subsonic Flight Test

Unmanned Flight Of A Scale Demonstrator Aircraft Took Place October 7

Early Saturday morning Oct 07, 2017, Spike Aerospace successfully test flew the subsonic subscale SX-1.2 demonstrator aircraft for the first time. The jet is an early unmanned prototype of the company’s 18 passenger S-512 Quiet Supersonic Jet. The SX-1.2 test flights proved that the aerodynamic design of the aircraft is valid and provided a tremendous amount of data regarding the flight characteristics of the aircraft.

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Tue, Oct 17, 2017

New $10.3 Billion Las Vegas Airline Planned For 2018

Charter Carrier Will Be The Subject Of A New Web Series "LVAir Rising"

A new charter airline may be flying high rollers in and out of Las Vegas next year, and the launch of the carrier comes with a twist. The launch of the $10.3 billion charter airline LVAir will be the feature of a brand new web series "LVAir Rising." At $10.3 billion capitalization, and given the designs, the company says LVAir would be the most expensive and luxurious air charter in history.

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Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Report: Commercial Aircraft Market To Rise $330 Billion By 2022

Narrow Body Aircraft To Fly Highest In The Commercial Aircraft Market

The commercial aircraft market is driven by a number of factors such as skyrocketing passenger traffic, aviation network infrastructural improvements, development of quieter and fuel-efficient aircraft, and government initiatives taken by several national governments encouraging the domestic commercial aircraft market, according to new research from Persistence Market Research.

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Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Frontier Pilots Enter Second Year Of Mediation

Two Sides Still Reportedly Far Apart On Economic Issues

More than 1,100 Frontier Airlines pilots represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) entered their second year of federal mediation without a new contract.

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Mon, Oct 16, 2017

ICAO And ENAC To Collaborate On New Safety Management Degree

Outcome Will Be A Master's Degree In Aviation Safety Management

ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu and the Director of France’s École Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC), Mr. Marc Houalla, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding covering the development and delivery of new educational programs and training activities within the framework of the ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Program.

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