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Airbus unveils blended wing body plane design

Airbus unveils blended wing body plane designSINGAPORE - Airbus unveiled a curvaceous aircraft design that blends wing and body, designed to slash carbon emissions by some 20%. The European planemaker has been carrying out flight tests of a 3.2-metre-wide (10.5 feet) technology demonstrator, code-named Maveric, at a secret location in central France since last year.
Harbour Air made history
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Long wait seen for electric planes despite historic first flight

Long wait seen for electric planes despite historic first flightVANCOUVER - The pioneers behind the world's first fully electric, commercial flight say they have made history, but climate-change activists see electric air travel as a dream yet to come true. The Harbour Air seaplane - which seats six - took off close to Vancouver in Canada on Tuesday and flew for less than 15 minutes.
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On board Qantas' ultra-long haul test flight

On board Qantas' ultra-long haul test flightSYDNEY - When I signed up to join a trial run of the world's longest commercial flight, I expected an exercise in endurance but not steak for breakfast and a physical work-out regime. This is a personal record of flying QF7879 - the trial of a Qantas nonstop service from London Heathrow to Sydney.
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A double sunrise: Qantas flies London - Sydney nonstop

A double sunrise: Qantas flies London - Sydney nonstopSYDNEY - Qantas Airways may not place an order for planes capable of non-stop London-Sydney flights until early next year, the airline's chief executive said on Friday after a 19 hour, 19 minute test flight landed in Australia's biggest city. The Boeing 787-9 even had hours of fuel in tanks upon arrival in Australia.
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Flying on Austrian Airlines’ Boeing 777 to Cape Town

Flying on Austrian Airlines’ Boeing 777 to Cape TownVIENNA - Austrian Airlines (AUA) is the smallest long-haul airline within the Lufthansa Group with twelve aircraft in this segment, one half being Boeing 767s, the other 777s. The motto "small is beautiful" fits AUA perfectly.
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Record flight on the world's longest route

Record flight on the world's longest routeSINGAPORE - There I go again on board the longest scheduled flight in the world from Singapore to New York! I recall very vividly how I did this torture once before in 2004, because yes, that’s what it was back then. It took me 18 hours and eleven minutes on an A340-500 from New York to Singapore.
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Singapore Airlines raises benchmark in new A380 Suites

Singapore Airlines raises benchmark in new A380 SuitesSINGAPORE/HAMBURG - It will have been ten years and barely two months since the world’s first A380 passenger flight when the new cabins of the first freshly delivered Airbus A380 for Singapore Airlines (SIA) are seeing their premiere.

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