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Post #MH370, Inmarsat to provide free airline tracking service

In the aftermath of Malaysia Airlines MH370, Bangalore Aviation salutes the initiative of Inmarsat plc on their proposal provide a global airline tracking service free of cost. The global satellite and communications major, has proposed to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) a free global airline tracking service over the Inmarsat network. This service is offered to all 11,000 commercial …

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Pictures: Airbus A350 XWB undertakes wet runway tests

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Airbus’ newest aircraft the A350 XWB has successfully performed certification testing which demonstrates the aircraft’s ability to operate on wet runways. One of the flight test aircraft, MSN00 performed these tests at Istres in France. During the tests, the runway was modified by adding groves to the runway surface, and inserting rubber strips in the grooves to retain water. A …

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Pictures: Air New Zealand’s launch Boeing 787-9 in special ‘all-black’ livery

This Monday’s spotting photo comes from Boeing and its 787-9 launch customer Air New Zealand. The first Boeing 787-9 which is expected to be delivered to Air New Zealand later this year is in a special ‘all-black’ livery with the iconic New Zealand ‘Koru’ logo (loop in Maori language), and the famous fern mark. ZK-NZE is the first 787-9 airplane …

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