Australian government commits to second airport for Sydney

The Australian government has approved a second airport for Sydney after decades of debate. The airport will be built at Badgerys Creek in Western Sydney.

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Reports: Low-cost regional pilots considered for Swiss Boeing 777-300ER fleet

Swiss International Air Lines is reportedly considering using pilots from low-cost subsidiary Swiss European Air Lines to operate its new Boeing 777-300ER fleet as the carrier faces more competition from Gulf carriers. It is scheduled to take delivery of its new 777 fleet beginning in 2016.

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GreenSky London facility to be built on Essex former oil refinery site

The British Airways-Solena Fuels partnership will build the GreenSky London facility on the site of the former Coryton oil refinery in Essex. The facility, which will convert landfill waste into jet fuel, will open in 2017, two years later than originally planned.

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AUV on fifth underwater search for MH370 but still no sightings

An international force of up to 11 military aircraft and 12 ships continue to assist in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, but there was still no detection of wreckage from the Boeing 777-200 as of Friday, more than 40 days after the aircraft disappeared.

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Amadeus: Global travel on course for a ‘golden decade’ of growth

The next 10 years are set to be a “golden decade” for global travel growth, according to a recent report released by Amadeus.
The report, “Shaping the Future of Travel,” looks at macro trends driving industry growth over the next decade. It forecasts that overnight travel is set to grow by 5.4% a year over the next 10 years

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Hawaiian Airlines starts Beijing flights, inks codeshare pact with Air China

Hawaiian Airlines, which this week launched 3X-weekly Airbus A330 service between Honolulu and Beijing, has signed a codeshare agreement with Air China.

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Qatar, Cathay Pacific ink codeshare agreement

Oneworld alliance partners Cathay Pacific Airways and Qatar Airways have reached a new codeshare agreement. The announcement came as Cathay formally marked the inauguration of its new Hong Kong-Doha service, which began March 30.

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Dubai International Airport details runway disruption

Dubai International Airport—which will begin heavy maintenance work on its two runways May 1 for 80 days—has released more details of alterations to services caused by a major refurbishment of the runways over the summer.

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Gulf Air restores Athens services

Gulf Air plans to restart services from its Manama base to Athens from June 16, following an improvement in Greece’s economy.

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BTS: Winter 2014 set records for cancellations, on-time performance

Flight cancellations in February were the highest-ever for the month, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. “The cancellation rate of 5.51% in February 2014 was the highest for any February, above the average of 2.88% in the previous 19 years and the … sixth highest (not including September 2001) for any month,” BTS said. [...]

Airbus Helicopters’ new EC145 T2 is certified: Deliveries of mission-ready rotorcraft to begin in the third quarter

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B-1B software upgrade to ensure future warfighting capabilities

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – In order to keep the B-1B Lancer’s capabilities ready to operate now and well into the fast-paced integrated battlefield of the future, the 419th Flight Test Squadron began testing Sustainment Block 16A (SB 16A) …

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F-35 Fleet Surpasses 15,000 Flying Hours

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 15, 2014 – The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II fleet recently surpassed 15,000 flight hours, marking a major milestone for the program. “Flying 15,000 hours itself demonstrates that the program is maturing,…

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F-35 Lightning II Jet to make Maiden British Flight

F-35 Lightning II will fly in Britain for the first time this summer, making its international debut in July at the Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford, also flying at the Farnborough International Air Show. The MoD has three aircraft which are …

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Boeing and root9B Partner to Offer In-depth Cybersecurity Training

Partnership offers ability to strengthen personnel skills, network defenses

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