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August 22, 2017

Flyht Supports Boeing For Tracking, Location, Data Recovery Solutions Testing

Flight Testing To Be Conducted On A FedEx B777

Flyht Aerospace Solutions will provide the Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS) product and management platform (UpTime Cloud) to Boeing as part of their upcoming flight test program on a FedEx B777 aircraft. Flyht will participate in the portion of the ecoDemonstrator Program designed to collect data and produce test reports that are necessary to demonstrate Autonomous Distress Tracking and the Timely Recovery of Flight Data in order to drive industry standardization and requirements. Flyht's portion of the project was initiated in April 2017 and is expected to be complete in 2018.

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Honeywell Software Reduces Fuel Use For Two National Carriers

'Connected Aircraft' Implementation Resulting In Fuel Savings Of Up To Five Percent

Honeywell is helping reduce fuel use on 71 aircraft for two national carriers through its Connected Aircraft GoDirect Fuel Efficiency software. The technology now being deployed at Brussels Airlines and Air Serbia is part of Honeywell's GoDirect suite of more than 50 connected aircraft services. Honeywell's offering uses data analysis, reporting and monitoring tools to identify fuel-saving opportunities that make flying more cost-efficient and better for the environment.

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Ryanair Requests Two-Drink Limit For Passengers

Follows Investigation Showing Spike In Arrests Of Drunken Passengers

U.K. budget airline Ryanair has requested that airports in the U.K. limit passengers to two drinks prior to boarding, and not serving alcohol to passengers at all before 10 a.m.

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IBA Launches Freighter Advisory Practice

Will Service The Predicted Growth In The Sector

Independent aviation consultancy firm IBA has introduced a new Freighter Advisory practice within the Firm. This focused team is formed against a backdrop of a surge in freight volumes in the first half of 2017 and is headed by Moshe Haimovich – Head of Freighter Advisory.

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Boeing Helena Site Expands To Support 777X Airplane Production

New 90,000 Square-Foot Facility To Begin Machining Parts For Boeing’s Newest Family Of Twin-Aisle Aircraft.

Boeing employees and community members have commemorated the 90,000 square-foot expansion of Boeing Helena to support 777X airplane production. Boeing Helena is set to install new machine tools to fabricate critical titanium parts for the 777X.

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Farewell To The Queen Of The Skies

GE's Original Flying Test Bed 747 Likely Headed To The Boneyard

The oldest Boeing 747 aircraft in active service may have taken her last flight. GE Aviation’s original B747 Flying Test Bed is heading into storage and flew what most likely was her final flight on January 25 at GE Aviation’s Flight Test Operation in Victorville, California.

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Ryanair Lodges Complaints With German And EU Competition Authorities

Objects To Carve-Up Of Air Berlin Assets

Ryanair has lodged competition complaints with the German Bundeskartellamt and the European Commission regarding the obvious conspiracy playing out in Germany between the German Government, Lufthansa and Air Berlin to carve up Air Berlin’s assets, while excluding major competitors and ignoring both EU competition and State Aid rules.

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