Graham Warwick

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Cathay broadens and deepens eco initiatives 
Cathay Pacific Airways is looking to up its game on sustainability as the air transport industry heads toward the introduction of a global carbon-offsetting scheme.
Bombardier completes CS100 flight between London City, New York JFK
Bombardier capped a series of CS100 tests at London City Airport (LCY) with a nonstop transatlantic flight to New York JFK on March 25, demonstrating the range capability of the smallest CSeries airliner from the airport closest to central London.
New seating designs could aid boarding efficiency, onboard comfort 
Larger narrowbodies and higher-density cabins are driving researchers to consider seating designs and boarding strategies that speed loading and unloading.
'More comfortable' economy middle seat to be unveiled 
Molon Labe has teamed up with BMW’s Designworks and Panasonic Avionics to create an economy-cabin design that would make the middle seat wider and more attractive. A concept model of the novel design will be unveiled at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, April 4-6.
Bombardier posts full-year $981 million loss 
Bombardier ended 2016 with higher revenues, margins and aircraft deliveries than forecast.
CS100
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.
Blogs & Commentary
Apr 19, 2017
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Flying long haul with Norwegian

Norwegian’s long-haul expansion has made headlines on both sides of the Atlantic, but is the product any good? The simple answer is yes, but....More
Apr 14, 2017
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US mainline-regional system likely contributed to bumping incident

I can’t help but wonder if the Byzantine relationship between mainlines and regionals is partly to blame for this incident....More
Apr 11, 2017
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Munoz’s apology may not be enough

Let’s start with today’s good news for United. The CEO issued a full apology for the awful bumped-then-dragged passenger incident, took full responsibility and promised a full review of the company’s crew transport and over-booking procedures....More
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