Autonomous aircraft designed for ‘ultra-endurance’ flights reaches milestone

A self-sufficient autonomous aircraft that could potentially embark on flights of an indefinite length has reached a development milestone, academics said on Tuesday. The Phoenix, an “ultra-endurance” unmanned aircraft, uses helium to ascend into the air and then propels itself forward by “inhaling” and compressing air. Its battery is powered by solar cells, meaning there are theoretically no limits on how long it could remain air bound. According to its developers, the Phoenix is the first ever


A self-sufficient autonomous aircraft that could potentially embark on flights of an indefinite length has reached a development milestone, academics said on Tuesday. The Phoenix, an “ultra-endurance” unmanned aircraft, uses helium to ascend into the air and then propels itself forward by “inhaling” and compressing air. Its battery is powered by solar cells, meaning there are theoretically no limits on how long it could remain air bound. According to its developers, the Phoenix is the first ever
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Autonomous aircraft designed for 'ultra-endurance' flights reaches milestone

A self-sufficient autonomous aircraft that could potentially embark on flights of an indefinite length has reached a development milestone, academics said on Tuesday.

The Phoenix, an “ultra-endurance” unmanned aircraft, uses helium to ascend into the air and then propels itself forward by “inhaling” and compressing air. Its battery is powered by solar cells, meaning there are theoretically no limits on how long it could remain air bound.

According to its developers, the Phoenix is the first ever large-scale aircraft to be powered by such technology.

Academics and industry representatives from several U.K. institutions developed the prototype vehicle, which is 15 meters long and has a 10.5-meter wingspan. Last month, scientists successfully flew the model over a 120-meter distance in an indoor trial.

The team that developed the Phoenix said it would now explore collaborations with “major manufacturers,” claiming the aircraft could revolutionize the telecoms sector and create cheaper alternatives to launching satellites.

Andrew Rae, professor of engineering at the University of the Highlands and Islands, led the design of the Phoenix. He said in a press release on Tuesday that the aircraft is “completely self-sufficient.”

“The energy needed to power its pumps and valves is provided by a battery which is charged by lightweight flexible solar cells on its wings and tail,” he said.

“Vehicles based on this technology could be used as pseudo satellites and would provide a much cheaper option for telecommunication activities,” he added. “Current equivalent airplanes are very complex and very expensive. By contrast, Phoenix is almost expendable and so provides a user with previously unavailable options.”


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United Airlines cancels all 737 Max flights through early July

United Airlines has extended cancellations of the Boeing 737 Max through early July, following similar moves by other major airlines coping with the jet’s prolonged grounding. American Airlines said Sunday it will cancel all Max flights through Aug. 19. On Friday, Southwest Airlines removed the Max jet from its schedule through Aug. 5. United had previously cancelled Max flights through June 5. The widespread cancellations come after the Max’s anti-stall software was implicated in two fatal cras


United Airlines has extended cancellations of the Boeing 737 Max through early July, following similar moves by other major airlines coping with the jet’s prolonged grounding. American Airlines said Sunday it will cancel all Max flights through Aug. 19. On Friday, Southwest Airlines removed the Max jet from its schedule through Aug. 5. United had previously cancelled Max flights through June 5. The widespread cancellations come after the Max’s anti-stall software was implicated in two fatal cras
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United Airlines cancels all 737 Max flights through early July

United Airlines has extended cancellations of the Boeing 737 Max through early July, following similar moves by other major airlines coping with the jet’s prolonged grounding.

American Airlines said Sunday it will cancel all Max flights through Aug. 19. On Friday, Southwest Airlines removed the Max jet from its schedule through Aug. 5. United had previously cancelled Max flights through June 5.

The widespread cancellations come after the Max’s anti-stall software was implicated in two fatal crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia since October.


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American Airlines cancels all 737 Max flights through August 19

American Airlines is extending cancellations for the Boeing 737 Max aircraft through August 19, a key summer travel period, as the jets remain grounded. The cancellations amount to about 115 flights per day, roughly 1.5% of American’s total flying per day in the summer, the airline said. Boeing has slowed production and stopped deliveries as it works on a software fix. United has canceled Max flights through June 5. As major airlines continue to extend cancellations, Boeing said Thursday that it


American Airlines is extending cancellations for the Boeing 737 Max aircraft through August 19, a key summer travel period, as the jets remain grounded. The cancellations amount to about 115 flights per day, roughly 1.5% of American’s total flying per day in the summer, the airline said. Boeing has slowed production and stopped deliveries as it works on a software fix. United has canceled Max flights through June 5. As major airlines continue to extend cancellations, Boeing said Thursday that it
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American Airlines cancels all 737 Max flights through August 19

American Airlines is extending cancellations for the Boeing 737 Max aircraft through August 19, a key summer travel period, as the jets remain grounded.

The cancellations amount to about 115 flights per day, roughly 1.5% of American’s total flying per day in the summer, the airline said. They come after the Max’s anti-stall software was implicated in an Ethiopian crash in March that killed 157 people.

It’s unclear when the Max, which has been grounded since mid-March, will return. Boeing has slowed production and stopped deliveries as it works on a software fix.

On Friday, Southwest Airlines removed the Max jet from its schedule through Aug. 5. United has canceled Max flights through June 5.

“We remain confident that the impending software updates, along with the new training elements Boeing is developing for the MAX, will lead to recertification of the aircraft soon,” American CEO Doug Parker and President Robert Isom wrote in a letter to employees Sunday.

Parker also said canceling the flights now will help the airline plan for its busiest travel season of the year.

As major airlines continue to extend cancellations, Boeing said Thursday that it’s completed 96 flights with the new Max software fix. The planemaker will likely submit the fix to Federal Aviation Administration regulators within the next couple weeks.


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Southwest removes Boeing 737 Max from flight schedule through early August as grounding persists

There’s no timetable for the return of the Max, which has been grounded since mid-March. Boeing has slowed production and stopped deliveries as it works on a software fix. Other major airlines like American and United have canceled thousands of flights because of prolonged groundings. American, which operates 24 Max planes and has 76 more on order, canceled roughly 1,200 flights in March. United has 14 of the Boeing 737 Max 9s in its fleet, and like American, has canceled 737 Max flights through


There’s no timetable for the return of the Max, which has been grounded since mid-March. Boeing has slowed production and stopped deliveries as it works on a software fix. Other major airlines like American and United have canceled thousands of flights because of prolonged groundings. American, which operates 24 Max planes and has 76 more on order, canceled roughly 1,200 flights in March. United has 14 of the Boeing 737 Max 9s in its fleet, and like American, has canceled 737 Max flights through
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Southwest removes Boeing 737 Max from flight schedule through early August as grounding persists

There’s no timetable for the return of the Max, which has been grounded since mid-March. Boeing has slowed production and stopped deliveries as it works on a software fix.

Other major airlines like American and United have canceled thousands of flights because of prolonged groundings. American, which operates 24 Max planes and has 76 more on order, canceled roughly 1,200 flights in March. United has 14 of the Boeing 737 Max 9s in its fleet, and like American, has canceled 737 Max flights through June 5.

“The limited number of customers, who have already booked their travel and will be affected by this amended schedule, are being proactively notified so that we can reaccommodate their flight plans well in advance of their travel date,” Southwest President Tom Nealon said in a statement.


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India’s Jet Airways cancels all international flights as debt problems deepen

The debt-swamped Indian airline Jet Airways has canceled all of its international flights on Friday. With aircraft leasing firms going unpaid, the number of planes operating under the Jet Airways name has collapsed. Middle East airline Etihad, which holds a 12% share in Jet Airways, has reportedly expressed an interest in upping its stake. India’s Aviation Minister, Suresh Prabhu, took to Twitter to say he would “review issues related to Jet Airways” and take “necessary steps to minimise passeng


The debt-swamped Indian airline Jet Airways has canceled all of its international flights on Friday. With aircraft leasing firms going unpaid, the number of planes operating under the Jet Airways name has collapsed. Middle East airline Etihad, which holds a 12% share in Jet Airways, has reportedly expressed an interest in upping its stake. India’s Aviation Minister, Suresh Prabhu, took to Twitter to say he would “review issues related to Jet Airways” and take “necessary steps to minimise passeng
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India's Jet Airways cancels all international flights as debt problems deepen

The debt-swamped Indian airline Jet Airways has canceled all of its international flights on Friday.

According to its own website, flights scheduled to depart today from Delhi to Singapore, London, Amsterdam and Kathmandu have all been axed. Heathrow to Delhi and Mumbai services have also been canceled, according to the London airport’s website.

The airline has run out of cash, forcing pilots to go without salaries for months and causing failed payments to companies that lease aircraft, as well as defaults on other loans.

With aircraft leasing firms going unpaid, the number of planes operating under the Jet Airways name has collapsed. On Thursday local media reported that the airline had grounded ten more planes due to unpaid leasing fees and was now only operating 14 planes for international flights.

Illustrating the point, flight tracking website Flightradar24 has published a tweet showing the steady reduction in international services being offered by Jet Airways over the last 12 months.

In an emailed statement to CNBC, the public relations team for Jet Airways in the United Kingdom confirmed the cancellations between London and India for Friday. There was no indication if services would soon return to normal.

The statement said that the airline was working to minimize inconvenience to passengers and “in line with regulatory guidelines” was “offering re-accommodation choices or extending applicable refunds as the situation warrants.”

It added that at a corporate level, the airline’s management and key stakeholders were continuing to “work closely towards resolving the current situation.”

Estimates puts the carrier’s debt pile at more than $1 billion and in January it was revealed that it had defaulted on loans, including those to the government-owned State Bank of India (SBI).

In March, the airline’s founder, Naresh Goyal, stepped down as chairman, handing majority control to a consortium of Indian lenders led by the SBI.

On Wednesday, the lenders extended a deadline for outside bidders to take a stake of up to 75% in the airline. Initial interest bidders have until the end of today with binding bids wanted in place by the end of April, according to a notice on the SBI Capital Markets website.

Middle East airline Etihad, which holds a 12% share in Jet Airways, has reportedly expressed an interest in upping its stake. Rules dictate that foreign entities can own no more than 49% of an Indian airline.

India’s Aviation Minister, Suresh Prabhu, took to Twitter to say he would “review issues related to Jet Airways” and take “necessary steps to minimise passenger inconvenience and ensure their safety”.

Jet Airways had its first flight in May 1993, operating primarily out of Mumbai. Its latest official figures put the number of employees at more than 17,000.

Domestically, it is now India’s third-largest private airline after IndiGo and Spice Jet, holding a 10% passenger market share during February 2019.


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Boeing CEO says it’s completed 96 test flights with 737 Max software fix

The test flights are one prong of a broad effort by Boeing to get the Max back in the air. Boeing says representatives from two-thirds of the 50 airlines that have the Max in their fleets have tested the new software in a simulator. The company said it will cut Max production by 20% as it works on a software fix to get the jets running again. Investigators suspect that faulty data feeding into the aircraft’s MCAS flight system played a major role in the Indonesia and Ethiopia accidents. Investig


The test flights are one prong of a broad effort by Boeing to get the Max back in the air. Boeing says representatives from two-thirds of the 50 airlines that have the Max in their fleets have tested the new software in a simulator. The company said it will cut Max production by 20% as it works on a software fix to get the jets running again. Investigators suspect that faulty data feeding into the aircraft’s MCAS flight system played a major role in the Indonesia and Ethiopia accidents. Investig
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Boeing CEO says it's completed 96 test flights with 737 Max software fix

The test flights are one prong of a broad effort by Boeing to get the Max back in the air. The company is also updating airlines by bringing representatives into flight simulators and showing them how the modified flight control system will feel in the cockpit. Boeing says representatives from two-thirds of the 50 airlines that have the Max in their fleets have tested the new software in a simulator.

“We want everyone to be confident in it and the additional training and educational resources we’re developing and deploying,” Muilenberg said, adding that the last few weeks have been the most “heartwrenching” of his career.

The company will likely submit its plan to fix the Max, which has been grounded since mid-March, to the Federal Aviation Administration and other regulators within the next two weeks, according to people familiar with the matter. Getting those regulators to approve the plan will likely take several more weeks.

“I expect that the airplane is still several weeks away from getting the final seal of approval to be flown again, not so much that the software fix is a problem, but just from an optics standpoint,” said Jeff Guzzetti, former director of the FAA’s accident investigation civision. Guzzetti believes the FAA is stinging from criticism its relationship with Boeing was “too cozy” because the FAA designated Boeing engineers to self-certify parts of the 737 Max before the plane was given final approval in 2017.

Boeing has scrambled to restore faith in its 737 Max after the jet’s anti-stall software was implicated in two crashes in the last five months that killed 346 people and grounded the planes worldwide. The company said it will cut Max production by 20% as it works on a software fix to get the jets running again. They’ve been grounded since mid-March.

Investigators suspect that faulty data feeding into the aircraft’s MCAS flight system played a major role in the Indonesia and Ethiopia accidents. Investigators and lawmakers have scrutinized Boeing’s software system malfunction, from the original design to the training and safety certifications.

When designing the newest Max jets, Boeing allegedly increased the power of the automated system that pushes the plane nose down, making it hard for pilots to regain control of the doomed jets. Changes to the anti-stall system were not fully reviewed by the FAA.

Boeing said Tuesday that deliveries and new orders for all of its 737 jets fell in the first quarter, and earlier in the week, Wall Street analysts downgradedBoeing stock. The company’s shares have have fallen nearly 9 percent in the past month.

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Icelandic airline Wow Air collapses and cancels all flights

Iceland’s low cost carrier Wow Air has canceled all flights and told passengers to book with other airlines. Its website has a travel alert that begins: “Wow Air has ceased operation. All Wow Air flights have been canceled.” In November, it was announced that Icelandair Group, the holding company of rival carrier Icelandair, would acquire the entire share capital of Wow Air but that proposal fell apart within weeks. Founded by chief executive Skuli Mogensen, Wow Air took off for the first time i


Iceland’s low cost carrier Wow Air has canceled all flights and told passengers to book with other airlines. Its website has a travel alert that begins: “Wow Air has ceased operation. All Wow Air flights have been canceled.” In November, it was announced that Icelandair Group, the holding company of rival carrier Icelandair, would acquire the entire share capital of Wow Air but that proposal fell apart within weeks. Founded by chief executive Skuli Mogensen, Wow Air took off for the first time i
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Icelandic airline Wow Air collapses and cancels all flights

Iceland’s low cost carrier Wow Air has canceled all flights and told passengers to book with other airlines.

Its website has a travel alert that begins: “Wow Air has ceased operation. All Wow Air flights have been canceled.”

The alert said people who wanted to travel should now look for “so-called rescue fares” which may now be offered by rival airlines.

Wow added that those who made bookings by credit card or via a European travel agent should try to get their money back through those businesses. It said some passengers may be entitled to compensation from the airline itself.

In November, it was announced that Icelandair Group, the holding company of rival carrier Icelandair, would acquire the entire share capital of Wow Air but that proposal fell apart within weeks.

Further talks between the two airlines ended Sunday.

Founded by chief executive Skuli Mogensen, Wow Air took off for the first time in 2012.

The carrier employed more than 1,000 people by 2018 and in the same year carried around 3.5 million passengers in its 11 aircraft.


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Flights to Europe are cheaper than they’ve been in years—here’s where to go to get the best deals

Now is the time to make those daydreams of traveling to Europe a reality. That’s because flights to Europe are the cheapest they’ve been in three years, according to travel app Hopper. Prices on flights from the U.S. are currently averaging $637 roundtrip, which is down 15 percent from this time last year. Across Europe, if you travel in March, April or May, fares are 20 percent cheaper on average, compared to the summer months of June, July and August. Traveling in late spring will not only sav


Now is the time to make those daydreams of traveling to Europe a reality. That’s because flights to Europe are the cheapest they’ve been in three years, according to travel app Hopper. Prices on flights from the U.S. are currently averaging $637 roundtrip, which is down 15 percent from this time last year. Across Europe, if you travel in March, April or May, fares are 20 percent cheaper on average, compared to the summer months of June, July and August. Traveling in late spring will not only sav
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Flights to Europe are cheaper than they've been in years—here's where to go to get the best deals

Dreaming of strolling along the wide avenues in Paris or eating pastas in Rome? Now is the time to make those daydreams of traveling to Europe a reality.

That’s because flights to Europe are the cheapest they’ve been in three years, according to travel app Hopper.

Prices on flights from the U.S. are currently averaging $637 roundtrip, which is down 15 percent from this time last year. Across Europe, if you travel in March, April or May, fares are 20 percent cheaper on average, compared to the summer months of June, July and August.

Traveling in late spring will not only save you money on flights, but on lodging and other travel costs as well. In fact, May is the best time of year to go if you want to spend less on your trip than you would during the summer high season, Liana Corwin, Hopper’s consumer travel expert, tells CNBC Make It.

“Early May is still considered ‘low season’ in many destinations, which means you’ll also be able to scoop up hotel rooms and attractions at a fraction of the high season cost through most of the spring,” Corwin says.


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American Airlines is cancelling 90 flights a day as Boeing 737 Max remains grounded

American Airlines is cancelling 90 flights per day through April 24 as a result of the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft. The airline, which had been flying 24 of the Boeing planes, said the cancellations were being made in an effort to provide more certainty and avoid last minute flight disruptions. American said it continues to await information from the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, National Transportation Safety Board, other regulatory authorities and


American Airlines is cancelling 90 flights per day through April 24 as a result of the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft. The airline, which had been flying 24 of the Boeing planes, said the cancellations were being made in an effort to provide more certainty and avoid last minute flight disruptions. American said it continues to await information from the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, National Transportation Safety Board, other regulatory authorities and
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American Airlines is cancelling 90 flights a day as Boeing 737 Max remains grounded

American Airlines is cancelling 90 flights per day through April 24 as a result of the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft.

The airline, which had been flying 24 of the Boeing planes, said the cancellations were being made in an effort to provide more certainty and avoid last minute flight disruptions.

“By proactively canceling these flights, we are able to provide better service to our customers with availability and rebooking options,” American said in a statement.

American said it continues to await information from the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, National Transportation Safety Board, other regulatory authorities and Boeing that would permit the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in its fleet to resume flying.

The Boeing 737 Max was grounded by aviation authorities across the world, including the FAA, after two similar crashes in recent months that have implicated a flight software system on the plane known as MCAS.

The Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed on Mar. 10, killing all 157 aboard, and the Lion Air plane that went down in Indonesia on Oct. 29, which killed all 189 passengers and crew, were both 737 Max jets.

The two incidents have also led the Department of Transportation to ask for an audit of the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval of the 737 Max 8 planes, while the FBI has reportedly joined in a criminal investigation of the certification process for the jets.

As regulators and lawmakers continue to investigate the plane, Garuda Indonesia became the first airline to attempt to cancel its order for 737 Max planes on Friday, a deal worth nearly $6 billion.

American’s reservations team is contacting affected customers directly by email or telephone. “We know these cancellations and changes may affect some of our customers, and we are working to limit the impact to the smallest number of customers.”


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US airlines cancel flights after FAA grounds Boeing 737 Max jets

That has left airlines scrambling to rebook passengers and reassign planes. American Airlines, which has 24 Boeing 737 Max planes in its fleet of nearly 1,000 aircraft, said it was ferrying those planes to be parked until the FAA order is lifted. It operates about 85 flights out its 6,700 flights a day using the Max. United Airlines has 14 of the Boeing 737 Max 9s, a larger model, in its fleet. Southwest Airlines flies 34 Boeing 737 8s that service about 4 percent of its daily flights.


That has left airlines scrambling to rebook passengers and reassign planes. American Airlines, which has 24 Boeing 737 Max planes in its fleet of nearly 1,000 aircraft, said it was ferrying those planes to be parked until the FAA order is lifted. It operates about 85 flights out its 6,700 flights a day using the Max. United Airlines has 14 of the Boeing 737 Max 9s, a larger model, in its fleet. Southwest Airlines flies 34 Boeing 737 8s that service about 4 percent of its daily flights.
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US airlines cancel flights after FAA grounds Boeing 737 Max jets

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday joined dozens of other countries’ regulators in ordering airlines to ground new Boeing 737 Max planes, citing evidence linking a deadly crash of one of them in Ethiopia over the weekend to a similar fatal flight in Indonesia in October. (You can find more detail on why the planes were grounded here.)

That has left airlines scrambling to rebook passengers and reassign planes. The three U.S. airlines — United, American and Southwest — that have recently added the planes to their fleets, and have more on order, said they will rebook or waive ticket-change fees and fare differences for travelers affected by the FAA’s order, which went into immediate effect.

American Airlines, which has 24 Boeing 737 Max planes in its fleet of nearly 1,000 aircraft, said it was ferrying those planes to be parked until the FAA order is lifted. It operates about 85 flights out its 6,700 flights a day using the Max.

Routes with multiple flights each day, where passengers can more easily be rebooked to another time, are likely to take the biggest hit. Travelers who aren’t booked on the Max may also be affected as airlines deploy their planes to cover other routes with less frequent service.

United Airlines has 14 of the Boeing 737 Max 9s, a larger model, in its fleet. The airline said it expects minimal disruptions from the issue, but it will work with customers if their flights are canceled.

Southwest Airlines flies 34 Boeing 737 8s that service about 4 percent of its daily flights. The carrier does not charge travelers to change their trips, but said passengers booked on canceled Boeing Max flights won’t have to pay the difference in fares to change their dates if it’s within two weeks of their original departure.


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