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August 18, 2022, 4:29 PM

UK Software Startup Helping Pilots Fly More Efficiently

Virgin Atlantic has saved some 1,000 tonnes of fuel over six months thanks to a new behavioral economics and data science app from London-based Signol.

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Aug 19, 2022 - 9:12 AM
The International Civil Aviation Organization reports a 9.8 percent drop in the rate of accidents and a 66 percent decline in fatalities last year.
iPhone displaying the Signol pilot app
Aug 18, 2022 - 4:29 PM
Virgin Atlantic has saved some 1,000 tonnes of fuel over six months thanks to a new behavioral economics and data science app from London-based Signol.
Aug 16, 2022 - 8:42 AM
A contract between Boom Supersonic and American Airlines covers a firm order for 20 Overtures and options on another 40.
Aug 15, 2022 - 8:20 AM
The Malaysian flag carrier plans to take a total of 20 A330-900s under a sale-leaseback and direct lease agreements with Avolon.
Aug 12, 2022 - 7:10 AM
The airline industry calls on the FAA to issue more definitive guidance for upgrading their radio altimeters to accommodate full-strength 5G signals.
Archer Maker
Aug 11, 2022 - 9:27 AM
A $10 million cash deposit by United Airlines on 100 eVTOL air taxis provides a major financial boost for Archer Aviation.
Tupolev Tu-204-300 Russian airliner jet
Aug 11, 2022 - 8:54 AM
The Russian government has pledged some $250 million for the restoration of 10 indigenous airliners and an An-124 cargo hauler.
Boeing 787 assembly line
Aug 10, 2022 - 10:49 AM
American Airlines takes the first delivery of a Boeing Dreamliner since the end of May 2021.
Aug 4, 2022 - 10:13 AM
June 2022 showed strong recovery in international revenue passenger kilometers, even though staff shortage disruption has hit markets such as the UK.
ZeroAvia's ZA2000 hydrogen-electric propulsion system could power airliners seating up to 80 passengers.
Aug 4, 2022 - 8:59 AM
American Airlines is investing in hydrogen pioneer ZeroAvia and may buy up to 100 of its hydrogen-electric propulsion systems to convert regional jets.