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The 2015 general session featuring the joint meetings of the Airlines Executive Engineering Committee and Avionics Maintenance Conference (AEEC | AMC) began Monday, April 27, with an opening session and several symposiums focusing on different aspects of aircraft connectivity and the ongoing NextGen and Single European Sky (SES) airspace modernization projects. ...more


In the land of the autobahn, drivability is a passion—even if the car is designed to fly. And the need for good road performance has driven the design of Germany’s Carplane flying car, the near-complete prototype of which was unveiled at the Aero Friedrichshafen general-aviation show on April 15-18. ...more


When the A380 performed its maiden flight 10 years ago this month, it was clear that Airbus was once again shaping the future of air transportation. ...more


United Airlines has converted 10 firm orders for the Boeing 787 to the 777-300ER. ...more


NASA researchers have wrapped up a series of flight experiments with Boeing's ecoDemonstrator 757 airplane to assess the effect of tiny devices called sweeping jet actuators. ...more


Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) manufacturer AirRobot recently entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Northrop Grumman’s Tennessee-based subsidiary, Remotec, for the company’s line of small UAS for law enforcement and first responders. ...more


Airbus has rolled out the first CFM Leap-1A powered A320neo at its Toulouse facility in France, and is expected to begin ground tests this week in advance of flight tests which are targeted to begin before the Paris Air Show in June 2015. ...more


AgustaWestland has launched the second edition of its “Flydeas for the City” initiative, within the framework of the ‘Energy for Creativity’ Exhibition-Event that was officially opened today by INTERNI magazine in Milan. The initiative invites design studios to compete for the chance to develop an all new, advanced corporate cabin interior for the AW609 TiltRotor. ...more


Bombardier has announced another top-level management shakeup, saying today that Mike Arcamone, president of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, is leaving the company and that senior vice president and chief financial officer Pierre Alary will retire. ...more


The Boeing 737-800 was launched in September 1994, earned FAA certification in March 1998 and first flew with Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd that same year. ...more


India has been granted a Category 1 rating under the FAA's International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program, indicating that the country's civil aviation authority is now in compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the improved safety rating Wednesday during a meeting with India's Minister of Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju. ...more


When Qatar Airways’ chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, took delivery of his company’s first Airbus A350-900 in Toulouse on 22 December 2014, he did so with a broad smile, happy with the latest addition to the fleet. ...more