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Civil Aviation

Printed titanium parts expected to save millions in Boeing Dreamliner costs

A Boeing Dreamliner.Boeing Co hired Norsk Titanium AS to print the first structural titanium parts for its 787 Dreamliner, a shift that the Norwegian 3-D printing company said would eventually shave $2 million to $3 million off the cost of each plane.


Honda faces long haul to recoup jet costs

Two HondaJets.After three decades building an airplane from scratch, Michimasa Fujino, 56, chief engineer of the Hondajet, might have to reach a ripe old age to see Honda Motor Co's pet aviation project recoup its development costs.

Fatal aviation accidents rise in 2016 according to IATA report

An aircraft crash site.The number of air accidents declined further in 2016, but more of them resulted in fatalities than in the previous year, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Friday. Africa was amongst the safest region in terms of jet hull losses.


Airbus, Italdesign propose modular flying car

The PopUp concept. Italdesign image.Italdesign and Airbus have unveiled their Pop.Up concept for a modular, fully electric, zero emission concept vehicle system that incorporates a passenger vehicle capsule coupled to ground or air transport modules.

Last minute scramble at Kaduna before Abuja airport closes

Last minute scramble at Kaduna airportWorkmen were attempting to finish electrical fittings and lay tiles at a new terminal in northern Nigeria's Kaduna airport just hours before it takes over responsibility for handling passengers bound for the capital Abuja.

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