UK’s Titan Airways to add Airbus widebodies in 1Q2017

August 18, 2016 12:27 am
UK’s Titan Airways to add Airbus widebodies in 1Q2017

Cathay Pacific (CX, Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok) is planning to transfer four A330-300s to Dragonair (KA, Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok) to help bolster its regional Asian operator’s network expansion plans. As part of its push into the region, Dragonair will gradually assume Cathay Pacific’s 4x daily Hong Kong […]

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Carbon nanotube ‘stitches’ make stronger, lighter composites

August 16, 2016 12:22 am
Carbon nanotube ‘stitches’ make stronger, lighter composites

MIT aerospace engineers have found a way to bond composite layers, producing a material that is substantially stronger and more resistant to damage than other advanced composites. The improvement may lead to stronger, lighter airplane parts. Credit: Illustration: Christine Daniloff/MIT The newest Airbus and Boeing passenger jets flying today are […]

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Beijing Airport splits traffic: Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai race to be Asia’s 100 million pax airport

August 14, 2016 7:15 pm
Beijing Airport splits traffic: Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai race to be Asia’s 100 million pax airport

Slower than expected reform of airspace and movement growth at Beijing Capital airport has meant that Asia’s largest airport has not, as forecast, overtaken Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson as the world’s largest airport. A growth streak in 2015 allowed Atlanta to become the world’s first airport to handle over 100 million passengers […]

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Mauritania Airlines finalizes its order for one Boeing 737-800

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The island of Fogo in the republic of Cabo Verde, with clouds over its mountainous volcanic landscape

Mauritania Airlines and Boeing have finalized an order for one Next-Generation 737-800 airplane, valued at $96 million at current list prices. Based in Mauritania’s capital city Nouakchott, at Nouakchott-Oumtounsy International Airport, Mauritania Airlines was founded in 2010 and currently serves more than 10 destinations across Africa and Europe. The Mauritanian […]

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Astronautics Helps Form Group for Wisconsin Aerospace Research

August 13, 2016 5:48 pm
Astronautics Helps Form Group for Wisconsin Aerospace Research

During a meeting of the Aerospace States Association held at last month’s EAA AirVenture show, a group of aviation and aerospace companies pledged to join efforts to form an Aerospace Center of Excellence for Integrated Aerospace and Defense Technologies. The center will feature a research lab hosted by Astronautics at […]

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