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  1. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Number of people trying to smuggle weapons through Hong Kong airport triples

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Lana Lam

    ... would address staff performance issues by boosting training and conducting internal security tests. Calvin Huen, senior manager with Avseco's operations support department, said the company ...

  2. News - World - AVIATION

    Air New Zealand pilots stood down after mid-flight cockpit lockout

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:31am by AFP

    ... the first officer had to undertake a random drug and alcohol test, the airline said. "This departure delay frustrated the captain who prides himself on operational efficiency," airline ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - AVIATION

    Pilots aim for first solar-powered aircraft circumnavigation of globe

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:22pm by Jamie Carter

    ... construction and testing to arrive at the launch of Solar Impulse 2- the most revolutionary aircraft of our time," they say in a statement. Not surprisingly, Solar Impulse 2 is little more than ... batteries that add a further 633kg. Thankfully, the Solar Impulse 2 is made from carbon fibre and is one of the most aerodynamic and energy efficient planes ever designed. Test flights are already ...

  4. News - World - AVIATION

    Britain's Taranis military drone in successful test flights

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:28pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Test-flight success for Britain's Taranis drone An unmanned drone said to be the most technologically advanced aircraft built in Britain has made its first successful test flights, according to military chiefs. The £185 million (HK$2.34 billion) top-secret Taranis craft, named after the Celtic god of thunder, conducted the tests at an unnamed ...

  5. News - World - AVIATION

    BAE Systems Tornado fighter jet in test flight with 3D printer components

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 02:18am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Jet flies with 3D printer components A Tornado fighter jet fitted with metal components created on a 3D printer undertook a successful test flight in Britain ... struts on the air intake door, the British firm said. The announcement follows NASA's successful test of a 3D-printed rocket engine component in August last year, as aerospace companies seek ...

  6. News - World - AVIATION

    Six US states to host test sites for drones

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 09:01pm by AP

    ... have been named to develop test sites for drones- a critical next step for the burgeoning industry that could one day produce thousands of unmanned aircraft for use by businesses, farmers ... the likelihood that the testing will draw companies interested in cashing in on the fledgling industry. An industry-commissioned study has predicted more than 70,000 jobs would develop in the first three ...

  7. Business - China Business - AVIATION

    China's first large airliner delayed by technology problems

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 01:19am by Daniel Ren

    ... half of this year and that a test flight was likely to take place at the end of next year. The 168-seat C919 had been expected to make its maiden flight this year, before delivery to buyers ...

  8. News - World - AVIATION

    Florida regional airliner's near-miss with drone prompts FAA warning

    Posted May 11th 2014, 06:27am by Reuters

    ... are already permitted. Last year, the agency began establishing sites where businesses could test commercial uses for unmanned aircraft. Two of the centres have started working ahead of schedule. ...

  9. News - World - AVIATION

    Lufthansa to launch wireless streaming on flights

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 10:02pm by Reuters

    ... and we would not like to introduce something that is not properly tested," Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said. "Imagine, in an airplane, that you have 200 passengers all switching ...

  10. News - World - AVIATION

    US court shields airlines from libel over exaggerated security alerts

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 09:48pm by NYT

    ... might have suffered from mental instability and that he might be carrying a gun. Neither was shown to be true. Instead, Hoeper had failed a proficiency test that he needed to pass in order ... was mentally deranged. And though he was authorised to carry a weapon aboard flights, he did not have a gun with him when he was in Virginia undergoing testing. After the alert was sent to the TSA, ...




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