Boeing Co carried out a short test flight of 787 Dreamliner to collect more data about the problematic batteries of the beleaguered plane.
It was the second Dreamliner test flight since the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered grounding of Dreamliner's commercial flights on January 16. The earlier test flight was carried out on Saturday.
Dreamliner pilots described both flights "uneventful," while the plane manufacturer declined to share details about the tests because of the ongoing investigation.
Axing the controversial air passenger duty (APD) would boost British GDP by 0.45 per cent within twelve months and could help generate as many as 60,000 jobs by the year 2020, a new report commissioned by various airlines said.
According to the report, British Airways, easyJet, Virgin Atlantic and Ryanair argued that APD had been acting as a major barrier to tourism as well as potential investment in the country as the duty makes the flights costlier.
Airplane manufacturer Airbus is planning to make travelling by air a more delightful experience for passengers as they will be able to look to up at the sunny or twinkling sky. The company intends to make planes with see-through cabins. The idea to present the travellers with a cabin will be like a bionic arrangement akin to the competence of a bird bone by four decades from now.
Today Boeing has declared that it’s Phantom Ray unmanned aircraft has made its first fly of its own.
The first model of the unmanned airborne system flew in the sky on the 27th April for 17 minutes.
The model has a striking flying-wing design. Speed of the aircraft is about 178 knots and can fly on an altitude of 7,500 feet. But that is not the end of the news as Boeing stated that the flights are going to start very soon.
Recently, Delta Air Lines was fined for $2 million by the government for failing to meet regulations protecting passengers who are physically affected.
The fine charged by the Department of Transportation is the largest fine ever charged against a single airline in a consumer protection case. Government has investigated the fact and it was found that Delta has not succeeded in fulfilling the needs of the passengers which they need during on and off the aeroplane. In addition to that the complaints posted by the customers on the matter were often not responded by the carrier.
On Monday, the electrical supply to Newark Liberty International Airport went out mysteriously. And as a result of that many of the flights got delayed.
The authorities have said that the reason behind power trouble happened when the local utilities were unable to upgrade their equipments to meet the needs of peak summertime power demand.
Yesterday, British Airways (BA) has made an increment in its fuel surcharges by almost 20 per cent. This was done for long-haul passengers only.
Now it has been apprehended that, the rise in fuel will lead to the rise in prices of the ticket as well. That means four people of a family flying economy on a long-haul return will have to face up to £704 in fuel surcharges only. The cost in business or first class will be £1,000.
However, the good news is that, these charges are not applied to short-haul flights. These prices will be executed from Tuesday for all the long-haul services.
Third quarter results are recorded as unsatisfactory for Ryanair Holdings PLC. The company has incurred a loss due to strikes and airport closures.
Ryanair Holdings PLC is a Dublin-based budget airline posted net loss of €10.3 million ($14 million), in the third quarter which is less than €10.9 million incurred last year in the same period.
United Airlines' proposes to commence flying better local jets out of merger partner Continental Airlines' major hubs near the beginning during 2011 dishonored conditions of Continental's pilots agreement that firmly limit outsourcing, an authority resolute on Thursday.
Pilots put on a conquest in their struggle to conclusion outsourcing by United as arbitrator Richard Bloch positioned latest restrictions on how Continental Airlines marketplace flights on 70-seat jets functioned by United Express in anticipation of the two carriers completely get better on flying.
Just after the budget airline releases its final results tomorrow, all attention would be shifted from easyJet's 15th birthday to the Chief Executive Carolyn McCall's plans for the future.
She is due to give an outline of her strategy for the future. A deal has been struck between the two parties which is said to have created great confusion in the beginning.
A recent row with easyJet's founder, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has been resolved and hence the Company will now not be asked to change its branding.
The group of labor union representatives has said that they were not ready to endorse a new deal between the airline and the main labor union.
This is said to have put another complexity and delayed all attempts made by British Airways PLC's to put an end to the costly dispute with cabin crew over working terms.
It was said that last month a decision had been made by BA and labor union Unite which were likely to end the dispute and reach an agreement. This deal is said to have made the cabin crew go on for a 22 days strike at the cost of over GBP150 million to airline.
Australian carrier Qantas announced that it has found "slight anomalies" in its Airbus A380 superjumbo planes; its six-plane fleet will continue to stay grounded for at least another 72 hours. The announcement comes a few days after a Qantas flight was forced to make an emergency landing 15 minutes after take-off.
The chief executive of Aer Lingus expressed that the Irish airline was on the way to obtain its initial yearly profit for 3 years, after cutting down large-haul faculty and slashing its Dublin-located workforce.
Christoph Mueller expressed that entire year outcome shall be at the higher end of accord forecasts.
Goodbody stockbrokers are seeking out for pre-tax profits of €31m (£27m, $43m) by the year to December 31, associated with a beating of €66m in 2009 previous to an €89m outstanding restructuring charge linked to the airline’s cost cutting programme.
A female employee for Australian airline Qantas and a male passenger were purportedly caught fondling each other during a flight.
The woman was off duty at the time and was travelling on a staff ticket from Melbourne, Australia, to Los Angeles, California, on October 6.
Sources told the Herald Sun that the pair had been sitting in business class on the flight, and was discovered fondling each other some time after takeoff.
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