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Commercial Airline News

Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Sisters Share JetBlue Cockpit For The First Time

Pair Realize Life-Long Dream Of Flying An Airliner Together

Here's a great story from the JetBlue blog. It's pretty well known that women have historically been underrepresented in the field of aviation. Currently only  4% of commercial pilots are women. JetBlue says that while they're proud that their own representative number of female pilots is higher at 5+%, they know there’s a lot of room to increase the representation of women in the cockpit.

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Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Virgin America First To Offer Gogo's ATG-4 Inflight WiFi Service Fleetwide

New ATG-4 WiFi Brings Increased Bandwidth And Faster Browsing Speeds For Flyers At 35,000 Feet

Virgin America has rolled out Gogo's faster ATG-4 WiFi service fleetwide, with the completion this week of ATG-4 WiFi installation on its Airbus A319 plane "Jane" (N526VA). 

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Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Jeppesen Helps Smartlynx Airlines Of Latvia Go Paperless

Regional Wet-Lease Operator Now Uses iPad-Based EFB, Eliminates Paper Flight Materials

Latvian wet-lease charter carrier SmartLynx Airlines has been granted approval to operate in a paperless cockpit environment, using Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro on iPad as its electronic flight bag (EFB) solution. SmartLynx Airlines gained the clearance from the Latvian Civil Aviation Authority to eliminate bulky paper-based flight materials.

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Sun, Dec 21, 2014

London Gatwick Airport Increases Runway Capacity To 55 Flights Per Hour

Estimates An Additional 2 Million Passengers On A Single Runway Assisted By Amadeus A-CDM Portal

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is the first to implement a cloud-based Airport-Collaborative Decision Making Portal (A-CDM) developed by Amadeus. The system is designed to improve collaborative decision-making processes. Gatwick joins the European-wide A-CDM standard, with airports such as Munich, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Madrid and Zurich.

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Sun, Dec 21, 2014

FLY Leasing Grows Fleet To 127 Aircraft

Delivers Last Of Three Boeing 737-800s To Asian Airline

Growing its fleet to 127 aircraft, FLY Leasing Limited has delivered the last of three Boeing 737-800 aircraft to a leading Asian airline.  The three new aircraft are on 10-year leases.

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Sat, Dec 20, 2014

Airbus Receives Over 500 Submissions For Fly Your Ideas Student Challenge

Teams At Airbus Now Selecting The Best 100 Concepts

Round One of Airbus’ global competition Fly Your Ideas has attracted worldwide entries on how the next generation will tackle the future challenges of aviation. Over 50 Airbus experts and innovators are now reviewing the more than 500 ideas submitted. Their mission is to select the 100 teams who merit a place in Round Two of the competition.

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Sat, Dec 20, 2014

NextGen Is Now At JFK

Video Monitors Installed In Terminal Five To Explain System To Passengers

Passengers traveling through John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport will get a glimpse of how the FAA is bringing them NextGen technology today.  In cooperation with JetBlue Airlines and JFK Airport, the FAA installed a NextGen video kiosk in the main lobby of Terminal 5 that lets flyers see just how NextGen is enhancing their flight experience. 

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Sat, Dec 20, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines Finalizes A330-800neo Order

First US Airline To Order New Aircraft Type

Following a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in July of this year, Hawaiian Airlines has finalized an order for six A330-800neo aircraft. The agreement adds yet another name to the growing list of launch customers for the new aircraft type. The new commitment replaces a previous order placed by Hawaiian for six A350-800s.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

SAFO Highlights Aircraft Wake Turbulence Re-Categorization Updates

Revises Separation Minimums For Avoidance Of Wake Turbulence

The FAA has released a SAFO highlighting revisions to RECAT aircraft wake turbulence separation minimums.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Boeing, Avianca Celebrate Delivery Of Airline's First Dreamliner

Colombian Flag Carrier To Use Airplane On Routes To Europe, North America, Across South America

Boeing and Avianca celebrated the delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner for the Latin American carrier, helping the airline stay at the forefront of technology in the region.

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