New Atlas reports that for a mere €55,000 you will be able to take a flight to an altitude of 80,000ft in an unpressurised 450kg aircraft designed by electric- and solar-aircraft firm PC-Aero.
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Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines were at the bottom of the list of US airlines rated on calorie levels, taste and nutritional information in a study by the NYC Food Policy Center, reported by The Daily Mail
Commenting on the Frontier Airlines in-flight menu, diet expert Dr Charles Platkin says: "Bring your own food is the bottom line".
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A new three-year study by Cranfield University aims to create a monitoring system that can be integrated into aircraft engines to predict when bearings have reached the end of their useful life.
The research project, iBearing, is a public/private partnership between the European Commission and the European aeronautics industry and seeks to pre-empt the failure of aircraft engine starter/generator bearings in real time.
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Air New Zealand has been named the world's best airline for the fourth consecutive year in a survey that rates airline entertainment, catering, financial performance, environmental policies and staff, according Antipodean website Airline Ratings.
Meanwhile, Etihad was given the award for first class travellers
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The organic produce from Riverview Farms travel fewer than 90 minutes to Delta's Atlanta HQ and seasonal cuisine is created by chef Linton Hopkins - a "household name" in Atlanta.
Michelle Cohan reports on the gourmet airline food movement in an article from the CNN Business Traveller magazine.
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