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Overheated batteries hamper 2nd leg of SI2 flight

Irreversible damage to overheated batteries in the Solar Impulse airplane has pushed the second half of round-the-world solar flight to April 2016. Despite the hard work of the Solar Impulse team to repair the batteries which over

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Solar plane sets five-day nonstop world record

The world’s first solar-powered plane, attempting to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun's energy, has set a new world record for distance and duration after a five-day nonstop solo flight across the Pacific Ocean from Jap

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Virgin Atlantic first to install new Honeywell FMS

British-based Virgin Atlantic Airways will be the first airline to install Honeywell Aerospace's new flight management service which helps airlines increase efficiency and improve fuel conservation. The new Honeywell Flight Manageme

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Virgin Atlantic first to install new Honeywell FMS

British-based Virgin Atlantic Airways will be the first airline to install Honeywell Aerospace's new flight management service which helps airlines increase efficiency and improve fuel conservation. The new Honeywell Flight Manageme

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SkyZen app helps improve quality of flying experience

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has released details of a new mobile app for passengers to monitor their health and wellbeing before, during, and after a flight. Used in conjunction with a “Jawbone”

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New Asia-Bahrain flight links to be established

Direct flights from Bahrain to five new destinations in Southern and Eastern Asia could soon be established, it has been revealed. Bahrain Airport Company chief executive Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah told the Gulf Daily News (GD

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FedEx pledges $1m aid to support Nepal quake relief

FedEx Corp has committed approximately $1 million in cash, transportation support and a chartered flight to deliver critical medical aid and supplies to Nepal in the wake of last week’s devastating earthquake.   The Mem

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Oman Air hosts major flight safety meeting

Oman Air, the flag carrier of the country, recently hosted the Gulf Flight Safety Council (GFSC) meeting at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Muscat. The event was attended by representatives from the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (Pa

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SI2 completes sixth leg of first round-the-world solar flight

Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), the world’s most advanced solar-powered airplane, landed successfully in Nanjing, People’s Republic of China, following a 20-day stay in Chongqing. With Bertrand Piccard at the controls, the sola

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Saudi blocks Iran flight carrying pilgrims

Saudi Arabia's General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) said it blocked an Iranian flight carrying 260 pilgrims from Saudi airspace because it had not got prior clearance, Saudi's state news agency reported late in Wednesday.

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