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Are Dictator’s Boeing 747s Too Heavy for Iraqi Airways to Unload?

  • 12 min read

Once again, Iraqi Airways is on the hunt for potential buyers for two vintage Boeing 747 aircraft, erstwhile possessions of the infamous dictator, Saddam Hussein. These jumbo jets, which have been sequestered in Tunisia, are now primed for auction.  

Etihad Brings SuperJumbo A380 Back to London

  • 7 min read

Etihad Airways celebrated the return to service of its Airbus A380 on a special inaugural commercial flight from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow.

Rendering of the new QantasLink Airbus A220 by FIXION, Source: Qantas/Airbus

Qantas Launches Airbus A220 Naming Competition

  • 6 min read

The exciting phase of constructing the Qantas Group’s inaugural Airbus A220 is in full swing, indicating a major progression in the company’s ongoing fleet renewal efforts. The airline is asking customers to help them name the plane.

Panoramic aerial view of rural landscape with agricultural lands and fields on a background of cloudy blue sky from the window inside an airplane.

How Google and the ICCT Plan to Help Airlines Meet their Sustainability Goals

  • 10 min read

As part of a significant stride towards fostering sustainable travel, Google has spearheaded the formation of an advisory committee to refine and augment Google’s Travel Impact Model (TIM).

The search giant aims to offer travelers more precise flight emission estimates and advocate for environmentally-conscious travel decisions. The committee is an amalgamation of climate scientists, academics, and representatives hailing from airlines, airports, and non-profit organizations. Their shared goal is to incorporate the latest scientific data and industry best practices into the TIM.

Aviation Dreams Soar High with The Air League

  • 4 min read

Over 200 eager students from across Hertfordshire, North London, Yorkshire, and the West Midlands recently embarked on a thrilling journey into the world of aviation. Their exciting adventure in aviation began with a unique seven-month aviation program.

Overcoming Jet Lag: A Deep Dive on the Science Behind Qantas’ Design Strategies for Long-Haul Flights

  • 27 min read

As deep dive into this story of research, innovative design, and scientific discovery, we’ll take you behind the scenes of Qantas Airways’ Project Sunrise. This ambitious endeavor, in collaboration with the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre, explores strategies to combat jet lag. Learn how this research is reshaping air travel and potentially making the skies healthier for frequent flyers.

Qantas Unveils New York-bound Jetliners, Designer Sleepwear, and Gourmet In-Flight Cuisine

  • 8 min read

Jump to Just the Facts New York-Bound: Qantas Unveils Latest Aircraft Get ready, New York! Qantas is making a grand comeback with its first flight since 2020, boasting a shiny new fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners and an array of unique onboard treats for travelers.  Starting June 14, Qantas will be your… 

UAE Launches Seed Grants for Space Settlement Research

  • 3 min read

The Dubai Future Foundation has established the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Settlement Challenge; a seed grant fund to encourage research into future space settlement and space habitation initiatives.

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