NEWS Airbus and Boeing exceeded the most optimistic pre-show prognostications at Paris Airshow

The 2017 Paris Air Show (PAS) is in the books for global aircraft manufacturing giants Boeing and Airbus, and transaction volume at the show exceeded even that of the most optimistic pre-show prognostications. Airbus and Boeing together announced 937 new orders and commitments (including memoranda of understanding [MoU] but excluding purchase options) for aircraft during…

ALERT 50 American Airlines flights canceled as Bombardier CRJ maximum operating temperature is 118 °F

The extreme heat forecast for Phoenix on Tuesday now has caused the cancellation of nearly 50 American Airlines regional airline flights out of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.  According to a statement from American Airlines, the American Eagle regional flights use the Bombardier CRJ aircraft, which has a maximum operating temperature of 118 °F (48 °C). Tuesday’s forecast…

BREAKING Airbus to launch the #A380plus

Airbus is presenting a development study for an enhanced A380, the “A380plus”. The study includes aerodynamic improvements in particular new, large winglets and other wing refinements that allow for up to 4% fuel burn savings. Added to an optimised A380 maintenance programme and the enhanced cabin features first shown at Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in…

NEWS TSA begins testing fingerprint check-ins at Atlanta and Denver Airports

TSA’s new biometric fingerprint tech could make air travel a more pleasant experience for most people. Starting this week, the Transportation Security Administration’s fingerprint sensors will go through proof-of-concept testing at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport and at Denver International Airport. The test will last for four weeks, and you can try it out for yourself…