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Thompson Aero Seating to construct crash test facility in Ireland

Thompson Aero Seating, a UK-based supplier of business and first-class seating has announced a plan to invest $8.9 million to develop a new seat crash test facility. The Dynamic Test Facility (DTF) which will serve as an aircraft test simulator at the Thompson brownfield site in Banbridge, County Down is currently in the construction phase.

Airline regulators pushing for single-pilot flights

Airline regulators are pushing for changes to the rules regarding the number of pilots required to be in the cockpit during flight. Regulators are seeking changes that will allow flights with one pilot in the cockpit of passenger jets instead of the usual two. Over 40 countries including Germany, the UK and New Zealand have

Rolls-Royce tests aircraft engine that runs on hydrogen fuel

Rolls-Royce has achieved an aviation milestone in a bid to decarbonise air travel with a successful ground test of an aircraft engine that runs on hydrogen. A joint project with airline easyJet, which is providing financial support, the test took place at a British military facility in Wiltshire. Rolls-Royce said that the successful test was

Small plane crashes into powerline tower in Maryland, US

Two people were seriously injured after their small plane crashed into a transmission tower linking powerlines on Sunday night in Maryland. The passengers were trapped in the plane for multiple hours almost 30m above the ground as emergency services worked carefully to free them. The pilot, Patrick Merkle, 65 and passenger Jan Williams, 66, were

GOL’s new livery promotes Brazil’s FIFA World Cup team

The aircraft was revealed at Belo Horizonte International Airport on Wednesday and brings the number of planes bedecked with the team’s colours to three. GOL is the official carrier of Brazil’s Football Confederation after inheriting the honour from predecessors Varig and LATAM.

Man who inspired ‘The Terminal’ dies at Paris airport
Human Factors

Mehran Karimi Nasseri, an Iranian exile, has called Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport home for the past 18 years after falling into legal limbo in 1988.


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