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Qatar embraces UV light to sanitise aircraft
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Qatar Airways has turned to ultraviolet light as a means to fight viruses and bacteria within its flight cabins. The airline is reported to be the first carrier to operate aerospace and technology company Honeywell’s ‘ultraviolet cabin system’, which is approximately the size of a standard beverage cart. The system has extendable UV ‘arms’ that

Qatar delays Airbus deliveries, Boeing talks continue
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Almost three months after drawing a hard line with planemakers on upcoming aircraft deliveries, Qatar Airways and Airbus appear to have reached an agreement to delay a number of the airline’s scheduled deliveries. Qatar chief executive Akbar Al Baker confirmed at the virtual CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit on Wednesday that it had successfully deferred

Podcast: Virgin – broke or breaking ground?
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Virgin Galactic is in the headlines this week for unveiling concept plans for an extraordinary new supersonic jet, despite Virgin Atlantic only recently filing for bankruptcy protection. In the age of COVID-19 in which most airlines are barely surviving, is it possible to consider a future for supersonic travel? Adam Thorn and Christian “Boo” Boucousis

Podcast: Did airlines cut too hard and too fast?
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While the virus appears to be receding and borders are beginning to open up around the world, will the aviation industry ever get back to where it was pre-COVID-19? Join hosts Adam Thorn and Christian “Boo” Boucousis on this episode of the World of Aviation Podcast as they delve into how different airlines are responding

Qatar suspends aircraft deliveries
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The airline has demanded that all planes currently on order to be delivered within the next three years be pushed back, for up to 10 years.

Greece suspends flights from Qatar after 12 test positive
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The Airbus A350-900 was carrying 91 passengers from Doha to the Greek capital on 1 June, when routine health checks upon revealed the passengers were ill.

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