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Great Moments in Travel History – November 2016

Washington Dulles International Airport

Robert Esnault-Pelterie, a French aviation pioneer, was born on November 8, 1881. He developed the idea of ailerons, which allow “banking” of fixed-wing aircraft around the fuselage’s longitudinal axis and are essential in making turns when aloft.
The Hotel Kämp in Helsinki, Finland, opened its doors on November 1, 1887. The hotel is still in operation today, and is part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection of hotels.
The first flight in a rigid …

Lufthansa Operates Last 737 Flight, Retires Fleet

Lufthansa Operates Last 737 Flight, Retires Fleet

Lufthansa announced that it officially retired its fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft on Monday. The last flight of the carrier’s plane, a 737-300, traveled from Frankfurt to Hamburg, where a special ceremony commemorating the aircraft’s 48-year presence in the airline’s fleet took place.
The airline’s remaining six 737-300s will be transferred to Florida and sold in the next couple of weeks.
Lufthansa became the first airline to purchase the Boeing 737 (now …

Boeing Sees China as First $1 Trillion Airplane Market

Boeing Sees China as First $1 Trillion Airplane Market

Boeing increased its forecast for aircraft demand in China in the next two decades to 6,810 aircraft valued at $1.025 trillion. The move makes China the first trillion-dollar aviation market in a Boeing forecast.
Last year, the aircraft manufacturer predicted a need for 6,330 new planes worth $950 billion.
The increase comes as a result of China’s transition to a “more consumer based economy,” said Randy Tinseth, the company’s vice president of …

Aeromexico Debuts New Dreamliner Livery

Aeromexico Debuts New Dreamliner Livery

Aeromexico unveiled new aircraft livery for its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on Tuesday. The carrier said that it named the plane Quetzalcoatl, which means Feathered Serpent, after the deity from its pre-Hispanic history.
The design features a green outline of a serpent’s head on the aircraft’s fuselage. Aeromexico said that it will wait until the aircraft has been delivered to debut the interior.
“As Mexico’s flagship carrier, this aircraft will become an …

Uzbekistan Airways Takes Delivery of First Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Uzbekistan Airways Takes Delivery of First Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing announced that it delivered a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner to Uzbekistan Airways. The aircraft is the airline’s first Dreamliner.
The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is a member of the Boeing 787 family, which also includes the 787-9 and the 787-10. The 787-8 has a range of 7,650 to 8,200 nautical miles (14,170 to 15,190 km), and can seat up to 210 passengers.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner currently has 1,161 orders from 66 customers …

Boeing Forecasts Global Need for 617,000 New Pilots As Travel Soars

Boeing Forecasts Global Need for 617,000 New Pilots As Travel Soars

Airlines across the globe will have to hire some 617,000 new pilots over the next two decades to support the increased demand for new planes and travel, according to a new forecast released on Monday by Boeing.
The 2016 edition of its Pilot and Technician Outlook also forecasts 814,000 new cabin crew and 679,000 airline maintenance technicians over the same period. Boeing sees the Asia-Pacific region accounting for some 40% of …

Lobby Bar – July 15: Pokémon Prey, In-Flight Swimming, and Driving Two Cars at Once

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Lobby Bar – A Notably Nonchalant Summary of FBT News and Views
Prey becomes predator. If you’ve taken a liking to the new Pokémon Go craze, be warned: you may be a target for theft. If you’d like to take part in the thefts, download Pokémine to see a map of all Go users, with the catchy tagline
Refresh, revive. Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren was upgraded to business class on Singapore Airlines’ service to …