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GX5 blasts off

Watch the spectacular launch of GX5, the fifth satellite in Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) fleet. The very high throughput satellite was lifted into orbit by an Ariane 5 launch vehicle and is scheduled to enter commercial service in early 2020, delivering additional, focused capacity over Europe and the Middle East

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Inspirational advice for females in aviation

Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, Air Canada’s SVP for people, culture and communications, has been named to WXN’s list of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 for 2019 in the corporate executives Category. Arielle gives advice to women who want to follow in her footsteps on the recipe to success

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Starlux Airlines’ safety video

Ahead of the launch of Starlux Airlines in January 2020, the Taiwan-based carrier has shared its safety video. The video introduces the StarWonderers, a range of out of this world characters who demonstrate safety procedures. It’s an entertaining guide, but does the zaniness dilute the important messages?

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Hawaiian Airlines’ milestone anniversary

It is 90 years since two Sikorsky S-38 amphibian aircraft took off from Honolulu’s John Rodgers airport, with Hawaiian Airlines introducing the islands to commercial aviation. This archive footage of the airline’s inaugural flight on 11 November, 1929 shows the festivities that took place both in the air and on the ground

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A cosy fire effect in first class

Swiss design agency, Design Investment has created ‘La Causeuse’, a first-class concept for wide-body aircraft. The atmosphere in the suite is enhanced by a special LED lighting feature that simulates the feel of an open fireplace. The notion of a flame effect on an aircraft sounds unusual, but see for yourself how pleasant the effect could be…

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Dubai’s Aviation X Lab

Aviation X Lab is an aviation ‘incubator’ intended to usher in innovations that will shape a new era of aviation and positively influence the lives of a billion people. The initiative, in partnership with the Dubai Future Foundation, brings together five big players from the global aviation industry under one roof: Emirates, Airbus, Collins Aerospace, GE Aviation and Thales

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How seat burn tests are conducted

Ever seen a burn test on an aircraft seat? In this test at General Plastics’ labs, average values for three sets of specimens are analysed for burn lengths, weight loss, burning drips and extinguishing times to determine pass/fail results

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The Starlux A321neo experience

Get a feel for the aircraft interiors of Taiwan-based startup, Starlux Airlines. Due to launch in January 2020, the airline turned to BMW Designworks for its cabin schemes, with the first reveal being its A321neo design

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The Virgin Atlantic experience in 1985

Ahead of the Virgin Atlantic A350-1000 story in our November issue (coming out very soon!), let’s look at the early days of the airline. In this advert from 1985, Virgin highlights some key parts of its Boeing 747 business class passenger experience, including comfortable seats and a very spacious onboard lounge

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