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MUST READ REPORT as 747 video tester claims to have hacked into engine system

GO HERE: https://plus.google.com/u/0/110897184785831382163/posts/5qsNxFEaiML, which will lead you to the full report here: https://www.infosecisland.com/blogview/16696-FACT-CHECK-SCADA-Systems-Are-Online-Now.html I don’t have any further details at this time. I will try to firm up this story as soon as possible. Many thanks to @stefanpaetow for the heads up about this post!

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Two aisles are better than one

A few months ago I posted a blog about how airlines could freshen up the cabins of their current-model Airbus and Boeing narrowbodies with new twin-aisle configurations. Well, the concept of a twin-aisle narrowbody is back in the fray, but this time, for new-design aircraft. Airlines – particularly some European airlines – are understood to […]

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Delta scraps plan for handhelds; selects embedded IFE for 747s

Remember when Delta Air Lines released an RFI to put 350+ non-embedded, handheld IFE devices on each of the 16 747-400s inherited from its merger with Northwest Airlines? Portable IFE makers quickly responded to the RFI with comprehensive proposals. Unfortunately for them, Delta has decided to add in-seat audio and video on demand (AVOD) in […]

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One engine is enough! LiveTV exec recounts experience on Delta flight to Moscow

Updated to include Delta comment…see end of story Delta Air Lines calls the Boeing 767 the workhorse of its international fleet. That workhorse was tested recently when a flight from Atlanta to Moscow apparently lost power to one of its two engines. The aircraft landed safely in Moscow.   I haven’t seen any formal safety […]

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Now launched, the Bombardier CSeries needs to arrive on time

Several years worth of major aircraft programme delays, first from Airbus and then Boeing, has made the industry sceptical about whether airframers can bring new-design jets to market within the constraints of their own ambitious schedules. With credibility down due to slip-ups – and outright mess-ups – in the A380 and 787 programmes, the pressure is […]

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Bombardier’s new CSeries specs FOUND HERE

Bombardier has updated the specs on its GTF-powered CSeries 110, 110ER, 130 and 130ER. The figures differ from what is being currently advertised on the manufacturer’s site, particularly with respect to range at max payload. Check out the increase in range for the 110. Also check out the new 130XT. Here is the original document, folllowed by a […]

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GTF fans gear up for Farnborough

As the Farnborough air show rapidly approaches, excitement is building about order prospects for the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan-powered Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) and Bombardier’s proposed CSeries.   Mitsubishi has already secured All Nippon Airways as launch customer, and is reportedly closing in on a second deal. Bombardier is rumoured to launch the CSeries at […]

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Pratt to meet with airlines on GTF later this month (cool pic)

I had a great chat yesterday with Pratt & Whitney about the geared turbofan (GTF), which is really starting to look dressed to impress these days. Pratt VP of next generation products Bob Saia told me that later this month executives will meet for a review with airlines, including a 15-member steering committee for the […]

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Big 787 drama is over, says UTC executive

United Technologies (UTC) remains confident the Boeing 787 “is going to fly soon” and believes that “the big drama is behind us”. So said the firm’s VP of accounting and finance Greg Hayes this morning at the JPMorgan Aviation and Transportation Conference in New York. While Hayes could not comment on Boeing’s latest schedule (the […]

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CSeries not yet carved in stone but getting closer

Bombardier’s conference call to discuss the board’s authorization to offer the CSeries is about to begin. It has been slightly delayed (no doubt every aviation analyst/journalist and their brother is jumping on the webcast). While we wait, a set of musical gems from the 90s is playing, including Go West’s “King of Wishful Thinking”. You […]

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