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Bombardier posts full-year $981 million loss
Bombardier ended 2016 with higher revenues, margins and aircraft deliveries than forecast.
Canadian government gives Bombardier $282 million in repayable support 
Canada’s federal government is to provide Bombardier with C$372.5 million ($282.4 million) in repayable support for its Global 7000 business-jet and CSeries airliner programs.
Electric Taxi System Has Timesaving Benefits 
The developer of an electric taxi system is focusing on demonstrating its benefits to airlines.
WheelTug touts taxi system’s time savings 
WheelTug has begun work to complete development of its electric taxi system after FAA signed off on its certification plan. Aiming for FAA approval on the Boeing 737NG by late 2018, the company is focusing demonstrating benefits to airlines in time savings during pushback.
How Varied Could Future Aircraft Be? 
Researchers say everything from single-seat electric air taxis to 45-seat supersonic transports is possible.
Airbus Offers Concept To Let Airlines Quickly Change Modular Cabins 
A3 unit's Transpose concept would allow different cabin modules that could include brand-name restaurants, gyms, sleeping bunks or soundproof playrooms.
Amazon Prime Air UAV completes first delivery 
The design of Amazon’s delivery unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV), or drone, has evolved since CEO Jeff Bezos revealed the company’s Prime Air concept in December 2013.
Conceptual modular experience being loaded onto a Transpose-enabled aircraft.
Airbus develops modular cabin for widebodies 
Airbus’s Silicon Valley outpost is developing a modular cabin for widebody freighter aircraft that will provide new types of passenger experience that can generate additional revenue for airlines while making it quicker and easier to change cabins, even between flights.
Cracked fan disk from the engine in question.
Fatigue cracking indicated in American 767 engine failure 
Evidence of fatigue cracking has been discovered in the fractured high-pressure turbine disk from the GE Aviation CF6 engine that suffered an uncontained failure on an American Airlines Boeing 767-300 a week ago.
Uber releases white paper on small aircraft taxi network 
Ridesharing company Uber has unveiled its vision for Uber Elevate, a network of small vertical-lift aircraft that would move passengers across congested cities faster than cars.
Laminar-flow wings shipped to Airbus for A340 demonstrator 
Major components for Europe’s laminar-flow flight demonstrator have been shipped to Airbus for installation on a modified A340-300, which is scheduled to begin flight tests in 2017.
Support grows for aviation emissions agreement despite opposition 
Adoption of a global scheme to offset carbon emissions is the key issue facing the ICAO Assembly in Montreal on Sept. 27-Oct. 7. Industry expects agreement will be reached on the landmark measure, but not without opposition from some countries and several environmental groups.
Analysis: ICAO's Pre-Assembly Emissions Compromise
By allowing countries to ‘volunteer’ for an MBM scheme, ICAO strikes carbon offsetting deal.
ICAO emissions plan ‘not enough', environmentalists say 
Political compromises made to achieve consensus on a global carbon-offsetting scheme for international aviation will leave a “gaping hole” in the Paris Agreement to limit the impact of greenhouse-gas emissions on climate change, a coalition of environmental groups say.
Lufthansa signs five-year deal for sustainable ATJ fuel 
sustainable alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) fuel over five years from Gevo, a commitment that allows the renewable chemicals and fuels producer to seek investment to build a commercial-scale refinery.
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Feb 16, 2017

Not all US domestic routes are created equal

For years, US airlines basically treated a 45-90-minute hop the same as a 5-hour transcontinental flight....More
Jan 30, 2017

Protesters at Washington Dulles are happy, well behaved

I took an international flight out of Washington Dulles Sunday evening so stepped down to the international arrivals lounge curious to see what was happening in light of the Trump travel ban that ignited protests over the weekend....More
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