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Last 747 rolls off production line as an era comes to an end

The final Boeing 747 rolled off the production line on 6 December, bookmarking 54 years of production for the iconic aircraft. The aircraft was the 1,574th 747 to be built by Boeing and was produced at the Boeing Paine Field facility in Everett, Washington. Bringing the story of the 747 full circle, the facility in

NetJets orders ultra-long-range private jets from Bombardier

NetJets plans to expand its private jet operations with an order of Bombardier’s Global 8000 ultra-long-range private jets. Bombardier will provide NetJets with an expanded fleet of 24 Global 8000 aircraft. NetJets currently operates around 850 private jets, making it one of the largest private jet providers in the world. Its current fleet includes 32

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.

Russia denies guilty verdict in MH17 case

Russia has refused to acknowledge the guilty verdict handed down in a Dutch court to three defendants found guilty of shooting down flight MH17. The Dutch government summoned Russia’s ambassador after the Russian foreign ministry rejected the guilty verdict and claimed the life sentences were “scandalous.” Russia has refused to extradite the convicted men, claiming

New 3D luggage scanners to be rolled out in UK airports

UK airports will begin installing more advanced security scanners by 2024 which may eliminate the need for limits on liquids. Major UK airports will install more advanced CT security scanners progressively, with the new screening equipment currently being tested at Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The Department of Transport told the UK’s major airports that the

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


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