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    EasyJet to recruit more than 1,200 new cabin crew
    UK low-cost carrier (LCC) easyJet will recruit more than 1,200 new permanent- and fixed-term cabin crew positions—the largest cabin crew intake in its 21-year history—as the LCC continues to grow.

    Azul appoints new chief executiveAzul has promoted John Rodgerson to chief executive, as founder David Neeleman steps out of the role.
    US removes all PED restrictions on all US-bound flights
    All personal electronic device (PED) restrictions for flights to the US have been lifted by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which said airlines and airports around the world are complying with new se…
    Seven nations commit to Israel's Blue Flag exerciseSeven foreign air forces have so far confirmed their participation in the "Blue Flag" exercise to be held in Israel during November.
    Ryanair reports 55% net profit jump in 1Q
    Ireland-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair reported a 55% jump in net profit for the first quarter of its 2018 financial year, with the post-tax figure rising to €397 million ($453 million), compared to €256…
    UAV Technology Central and Eastern Europe ConferenceFollowing the great success received last year, Our second annual UAV Technology Central and Eastern Europe conference returns to Prague this September. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference UAVs now more than ever play a …
    UAC: Russian airlines will need 1,170 aircraft by 2036
    United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) has predicted a need for 1,170 passenger aircraft, worth $135 billion at list prices, by 2036, the Russian manufacturer said during last week’s MAKS Air Show in Moscow.

    New Darwin Airline boss predicts better times ahead
    Darwin Airline’s newly appointed CEO Heinrich Ollendiek said its new owners will be a much better “fit” with the Swiss regional carrier than its previous equity partner, Etihad Airways.

    S7 Airlines takes Russia’s first A320neo; unveils new livery
    Russia’s S7 Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, on lease from BOC Aviation.

    Philippine air force gets Hermes 900 demonstrationElbit Systems has performed a series of demonstration flights with its Hermes 900 unmanned air vehicle for the Philippine air force, as the service evaluates the medium-altitude, long-endurance type.
    IAG firms three A330-200s options for Level startup
    International Airlines Group has firmed three options for Airbus A330-200 widebodies for its new Level long-haul, low-cost carrier after a strong start for bookings.

    IAG converts options to take three more Level A330sIAG's new long-haul budget airline, Level, is ordering three more Airbus A330-200s for introduction to its operation next year.
    INSIGHT FROM FLIGHTGLOBAL: World Airline Rankings 2017From the Chinese stock market falls that began the year to Donald Trump's election as US president which ended it, 2016 was full of shocks and surprises. Yet global airline fortunes largely remained on course as air travel growth and the industry's n…
    Cockpit windshields resilient to typical drone strikes: analysisCollision tests to assess the potential damage which a drone could inflict on aircraft indicate that airliner windshields are relatively resistant to a strike.
    OPINION: Can Russia challenge Boeing in middle of the market?Russia s United Aircraft and the USA s Boeing now agree on at least one point of their commercial product strategies: the middle of the market gap is real, and it is huge.
    OPINION: Can Russia challenge Boeing in middle of the market?Russia s United Aircraft and the USA s Boeing now agree on at least one point of their commercial product strategies: the middle of the market gap is real, and it is huge.
    S7 Airlines takes delivery of its 1st A320neoS7 Airlines, one of Russia’s leading carriers, member of Oneworld global airline alliance, has taken delivery of its’ first A320neo which is on lease from BOC Aviation. The aircraft is the first Airbus to feature the airline’s new l…
    NASA Looks to Solar Eclipse to Help Understand Earth's Energy SystemIt was midafternoon, but it was dark in an area in Boulder, Colorado on Aug. 3, 1998. A thick cloud appeared overhead and dimmed the land below for  more than 30 minutes. Well-calibrated radiometers showed that there were very low levels of ligh…
    Charles River Analytics Develops Training Program to Enhance Resilience and Performance of the Marine CorpsCharles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, has announced a follow-on contract to build a low-cost, flexible option for training psychological flexibility and enhancing the resilience and performance of the Marine Corps.…
    Navy Frigate Returns After Nine Months at SeaHMAS Arunta has sailed into her home port of Fleet Base West in Rockingham, Western Australia, after completing the longest Middle Eastern deployment of an Australian Navy vessel since the first Gulf War. Senator for Western Australia, Linda Reynold…
    President Trump Commissions USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)President Donald J. Trump commissioned the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) at a commissioning ceremony July 22. A commissioning is a day of celebration, and honors the dedication, team work, and collaboration of Sailors, legislators, sh…
    New FAA tests reveal PEDs in checked luggage could catch fire
    New testing by the FAA’s Fire Safety Branch has shown that personal electronics devices (PEDs) packed in suitcases in the cargo hold could have dire consequences to aircraft safety if thermal runaway occurs.
    SecAF gets firsthand look at MQ-1, MQ-9 missionSecretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Creech Air Force Base July 19, 2017, to get a closer look at the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper mission. During her visit, Wilson toured the base and gained insight into the dominant persistent attack…
    Embraer KC-390 Successfully Concludes World Demo TourThe new multi-mission military transport and tanker jet, the KC-390, concluded this week a successful 40-day demonstration tour. During this tour it flew over 19 countries and was presented to nine nations in Europe , Africa , Asia and Oceania. In to…
    Philippine Airlines takes first Bombardier Q400
    Philippine Airlines (PAL) has taken delivery of its first dual-class, 86-seat Bombardier Q400 in Toronto, Canada.

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