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3 hrs ago | DNA India

Fliers flock to Singapore Airlines, Emirates after launch of Airbus 380

Almost three months after the launch of Airbus 380 in India, demand continues to be robust for the super jumbo aircraft , with airlines seeing increase in the number of load factors. Airports and airlines plying the plane are now gearing up to enhance services and operations as the jumbo aircraft is attracting more travellers.

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13 hrs ago | Reuters

Airbus says in final stages of A320neo ground tests

Airbus is conducting the final stage of ground trials as it edges towards the keenly-awaited first flight of its revamped A320neo aircraft, the planemaker said on Tuesday. The first test aircraft is on the "final run-in" towards its maiden flight, a spokesman said in answer to a query, but added it was too early to predict an exact date.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

CNN

Ultimate first-class airline offerings

Clocking in at around $40,000 for a round-trip flight, Etihad's three-bedroom suites come with a butler, concierge, chauffeur and private chef. Emirates was the first to install first-class cabins with sliding doors for privacy.

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Related Topix: Passengers, Dining, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing 777, Civil Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A340, Life, Food, Gourmet, Travel

Courthouse News Service

Fifty Kilos ofGold Bars Disappear

Emirates, a global airline based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, lost or stole 50 kilograms of gold bars worth $2.4 million, Crown Financial Solutions claims in court. Crown sued Emirates on Friday, in Federal Court.

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CBS Local

MIA Announces New Flights For Fall & Winter

Carrier American Airlines will launch daily nonstop service to Cap-Haitien, Haiti on October 2 and new nonstop service to Campinas, Brazil on December 2. American will also increase Miami-London service during the winter season from 14 to 17 weekly roundtrips, with three daily flights on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Beginning October 27, Swiss International Air Lines will increase frequencies on its popular daily Miami-Zurich route to 14 flights per week Qatar Airways, which provides Florida's only direct service to the Middle East from MIA, will add a fifth weekly flight to Doha, Qatar beginning Monday, November 17. On December 1, Air France will join Lufthansa as the second airline to operate the massive Airbus A380 aircraft at MIA.

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Related Topix: Haiti, World News, Brazil, Qatar, Middle East, Commercial Aircraft, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A330

Daily Kos

Vermont's largest city now using 100% renewable energy sources

Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass. With little fanfare, the Burlington Electric Department crossed the threshold this month with the purchase of the 7.4-megawatt Winooski 1 hydroelectric project on the Winooski River at the city's edge.

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USA Today

British Airways to fly its Airbus A380s to San Francisco

British Airways will begin using its Airbus A380 superjumbo jets on some of its flights between San Francisco and London Heathrow. British Airways currently flies twice daily on the route using Boeing 747-400 British Airways to fly its Airbus A380s to San Francisco British Airways will begin using its Airbus A380 superjumbo jets on some of its flights between San Francisco and London Heathrow.

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Al Bawaba

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The first group of Etihad Airways' unique inflight Butler trainees has departed Abu Dhabi for specialist training at the Savoy Butler Academy in London The first group of Etihad Airways' unique inflight Butler trainees has departed Abu Dhabi for specialist training at the Savoy Butler Academy in London. The 13 men and women, all In-Flight Chefs or Food & Beverage Managers, were carefully chosen to fulfil the coveted role of Butler, which combines the skills of both Concierge and Maitre d'hotel to provide superior service to the discerning guests of The Residence by Etihad.

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West Australian

Lufthansa pilots to strike in Frankfurt on Tuesday

Lufthansa pilots will hold an eight-hour strike on Tuesday, wiping out flights from its Frankfurt hub, union Vereinigung Cockpit said on Monday, announcing the fourth strike by the pilots to hit the German airline within three weeks. The proposed strike on Tuesday will run from 0800-1600 BST, the union said.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Questions Remain About First Flight Of A320neo With Pratt Engine

Europe's Airbus has lifted a stumbling block to delivery of the world's largest jetliner to Qatar but faces the growing prospect of delays for the first flight of its newest small jet, the A320neo, several people familiar with the matter said. After a three-month dispute that had blocked the delivery of the first of 10 A380 superjumbos ordered by Qatar Airways, the Gulf airline has agreed to take the new jet, they said.

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The Fresno Bee

Massive renewable energy project alters German landscape

And towering symbols of that drive are appearing in the middle of the North Sea. They are wind turbines, standing as far as 60 miles from the mainland, stretching as high as 60-story buildings and costing up to $30 million apiece.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Motley Fool

How Much Life Is Left in the Airbus A380?

Airbus was so confident about the aircraft's potential that it boldly asserted, "It takes an A380 to compete with an A380." However, seven years later, with fuel prices soaring and plenty of fuel-efficient planes on offer, demand for the iconic A380 is falling.

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The Motley Fool

Meet the Newest Planes From Boeing, Airbus, and Bombardier

With the airline industry posting big profits, there's big money to be made in commercial aerospace manufacturing. As Boeing A major technological shift is happening in the automotive industry.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Independent.ie

Which airlines are best and worst for legroom?

As Ryanair announces plans to fit more passengers in its planes, Natalie Paris looks at the best and worst airlines for legroom and ask whether fliers are feeling the squeeze... Ryanair has agreed a $22bn deal for up to 200 new Boeing planes , each of which - thanks to slimmer seats and reduced galley space - will be able to accommodate more travellers. The budget carrier has announced that it will fly its new Boeing 737 MAX 200s with a total of 197 seats - eight more than the 189 seats possible in the 737-800 planes currently being used.

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MarketWatch

Alcoa in supply pact with Boeing

Alcoa Inc. said Thursday it signed a multiyear contract to supply aluminum sheet and plate products for aerospace giant Boeing Co.' s commercial jetliners valued at more than $1 billion.

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Stuff.co.nz

Last Air NZ Boeing 747-400 flies into history

Air New Zealand's last Boeing 747-400 affectionately referred to by pilots as "Daddy's yacht" completed its final flight in teal livery today, as the airline ushers in a new generation of long-haul aircraft. The 16-year-old aircraft registered as ZK-NBV, also named Christchurch, made its final touchdown with Air New Zealand this morning on a flight from San Francisco to Auckland.

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Reuters

UPDATE 1-Airbus gets Qatar A380 okay, but questions on A320 test

Airbus and Qatar Airways have resolved a three-month old dispute that had been blocking the delivery of the first of ten A380s ordered by the Gulf airline, industry sources said. Qatar Airways, which had refused to take delivery of the first three aircraft, citing concerns about the quality of the cabin interior, was not immediately available for comment.

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West Australian

Airbus, Qatar Airways resolve A380 delivery dispute - sources

Qatar Airways, which had refused to take delivery of the first three aircraft due to concerns about the quality of the cabin interior, was unavailable for comment. Separately, industry sources said Airbus had been forced to delay the first flight of the A320neo because of what one described as a "minor" technical issue.

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In-depth Africa

Dubai to Build the Worlds Biggest Airport

Dubai has one of the biggest buildings in the world, now it hopes to build the biggest airport in the world. The world's biggest airport project received a boost this week as the ruler of Dubai announced a multi-billion dollar expansion to the city's second airport.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

AVHerald

Lufthansa A388 over Atlantic on Aug 24th 2014, caused loss of oceanic separation

A Lufthansa Airbus A380-800, registration D-AIMI performing flight LH-463 from Miami,FL to Frankfurt/Main , was enroute at FL380 about 500nm north of Lajes/Azores Islands when the crew requested to deviate to the north due to weather. Oceanic air traffic control was unable to approve the request due to two flights, a United Boeing 767-300, registration N641UA performing flight UA-956 from Newark,NJ to Geneva , and a British Airways Boeing 777-200, registration G-ZZZA performing flight BA-66 from Philadelphia,PA to London Heathrow,EN , operating at FL380 on the adjacent track.

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