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UAV Sense-and-Avoid tests successful
UAV manufacturer General Atomics says it has successfully tested sense-and-avoid architecture and
self-separation functionality that could be the key to keeping piloted aircraft and UAVs apart in the air.
India could ease restrictions that prevent some of its domestic airlines from flying international services
within a month, potentially benefiting start-ups set up by Singapore Airlines and Malaysia’s AirAsia that
aim to begin operations in 2014.
AirAsia is interviewing pilots of smaller planes such as turboprops after losing a chunk of its own crew to
rival airlines, as the carrier faces a dearth of pilots for its own Airbus A320 planes at the salary levels it is
Latin America’s largest carrier, LATAM Airlines Group SA , said on Monday that total passenger traffic
decreased 1.8 percent in December year over year.
Airbus, the commercial arm of aerospace firm Airbus Group NV, has withdrawn orders for 10 jumbo A380
and A350 planes by grounded Kingfisher Airlines Ltd, the company’s global sales chief said on Monday.
Over half the in-service Airbus A380s currently undergoing the wing-rib fix are being modified with a one-off
grounding rather than a step-by-step procedure.
Passengers still react with surprise when they see a woman flying a commercial aeroplane, more than 40 years
after the first one took the controls.