Airline Industry News

United Airlines' Last Boeing 747 Completes its Final Flight

08 Nov 2017

United Airlines, one of the first carriers to operate the Boeing 747, has retired its last model from service after 47 years. Passengers reportedly paid up to $550 for a ‘seventies’ themed trip, with a retro menu and cabin crew dressed in vintage uniforms.

Also known as ‘the Queen of the Skies’, the Boeing 747 was the world first jumbo jet and forever changed the face of plane travel.

United Flight 747 flew from San Francisco to Honolulu on Tuesday - the same route the first aircraft took in 1970.

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Horsleys Plays Bit Part In Box Office No.1 Hit

9 Oct 2017

TAG Heuer invited Horsleys International to supply a unique set of aircraft headrest covers for a one-off VIP event to tie in with the release of hit movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Half of the collectable custom headrest covers were printed with TAG Heuer branding and the other half with the distinctive logo of Kingsman, the ruthlessly efficient, dashingly dressed and perfectly groomed fictional British private crime-fighting organisation.

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New Compact Router Developed for Light Business Aircraft

03 Oct 2017

Satcom Direct, aeronautical communications provider, has developed a new compact router; the ‘LTE Hub’. Measuring 17 x 14.7 x 2.5cm, the hub is the smallest on the market, yet still provides the latest cellular, satellite, and wi-fi connectivity, providing users with data transfer rates of up to 867 Mbps in the cabin.

The new system has already gained US certification and will be unveiled officially at the National Business Aviation Association convention on October 10th.

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BOC Aviation Look to Re-home 13 Aircraft

03 Oct 2017

BOC Aviation Ltd, Asia’s second largest aircraft lessor, said on Tuesday it was working to find new homes for 13 Boeing Co (BA.N) 737 MAX 8 aircraft planned to be leased to collapsed British carrier Monarch Airlines from mid-2018 to 2020.

“We’re already working on potential new homes for the aircraft but these are still too early to identify and we’ll provide updates in due course,” said Head of Investor Relations Timothy Ross.

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Monarch Airlines Bankrupt, Stranding Over 100,000 Tourists Abroad

02 Oct 2017

Britain’s Monarch Airlines collapsed on Monday after falling victim to competitor prices and a falling pound, cancelling flights and around 750,000 future bookings. The closure of Monarch Airlines will affect nearly 900,000 passengers in total, and is the largest British airline to go bust.

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