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SpaceX to launch demo satellites for its high-speed internet project

Elon Musk’s SpaceX wants to deliver high-speed internet to the world using thousands of small satellites — and this week that plan is moving closer to reality. The company is slated to launch a rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 6:17 a.m. local time on Wednesday. On board will be two experimental

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Air-Taxi Startup Joby Aviation Raises $100 Million

Joby’s future is now linked to venture capital from Toyota, JetBlue and Intel. Joby/Uber     Joby’s website says, “More than a billion people on planet Earth spend more than an hour a day in traffic. Transportation emissions are one of the largest sources of pollution.” Thanks to the $100 million Joby just raised from a

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Norwegian: airline boss ‘not at all satisfied with the 2017 results

Brexit and strong competition blamed for ‘challenging time Low-cost airline Norwegian made a net loss of 300m kroner (£27.4m) in 2017, particularly hit by a sluggish performance during the last three months of the year. The carrier said: “The airline industry is undergoing a challenging time as a consequence of Brexit and strong competition.” Between October and

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Bae Systems Regional Aircraft wins fleet support services contract from Braathens Regional Airlines

BAE Systems Regional Aircraft has secured a three-year Fleet Support Services contract from leading Swedish carrier Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA) covering a total of 12 Avro RJs operated by the airline. The scope of the contract includes a renewal of the long-standing JetSpares customised rotable spares rate-per-flying-hour support agreement, for which BRA is the longest

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EasyJet confirms acquisition of Air Berlin assets

The budget airline will take control of Air Berlin’s operations at the capital’s Tegel Airport EasyJet has confirmed the acquisition of part of bankrupt German carrier Air Berlin in a deal worth €40m (£35.2m). The transaction will see the budget airline taking control of Air Berlin’s operations at the capital’s Tegel Airport, with easyJet leasing

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Boeing Debuts First 737 MAX 7

Boeing has celebrated the debut of the first 737 MAX 7 at the company’s Renton, Wash. factory. The MAX 7 is the third and newest member of Boeing’s 737 MAX family to come down the assembly line. The jet is designed for up to 172 passengers and a maximum range of 3,850 nautical miles, which

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Airbus’ open aviation data platform Skywise gains market traction

AirAsia, Asiana Airlines and Etihad Airways have become the first airlines to use full aircraft data and advanced predictive analytics on Airbus’ open aviation data platform Skywise, with each signing a premium subscription contract covering Skywise Predictive Maintenance. The agreements cover the retrofit of their respective A320 and A330 Family fleets with FOMAX – a

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SIA signs A380 maintenance agreement with UTC Aerospace Systems

UTC Aerospace Systems has signed a 15-year contract extension with Singapore Airlines to provide asset management and repair services for the airline’s fleet of 19 A380 aircraft. The extension is worth nearly $200 million over the life of the program. Singapore Airlines was an early adopter of UTC Aerospace Systems’ intelligent aircraft offerings including advanced

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Asiana Airlines signs five-year agreement with Lufthansa Technik Philippines for A380 base maintenance

On February 7, Lufthansa Technik Philippines and Asiana Airlines signed a five-year agreement for base maintenance. From 2018 to 2022, Lufthansa Technik Philippines will be carrying out a total of 14 checks on the South Korean airline’s A380s. “We are happy for this opportunity to further strengthen our long-term relationship with Lufthansa Technik Philippines,” says

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