Emerging new aircraft types such as Cruise-Efficient Short Take-Off and Landing transport aircraft potentially could have a strong positive effect on the efficiency and capacity of the U.S. Next Generation Air Transportation System, according to research recently completed by Sensis Corporation and its project team.

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Alaska Airlines and sister regional carrier Horizon Air have launched three mobile travel applications designed for iPhone, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile users.

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Etihad Airways is installing new advanced technology on its long-haul aircraft that can monitor the condition of passengers who display signs of illness that might require immediate medical attention.

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Continental Airlines has expanded its mobile boarding pass service to London Heathrow Airport, becoming the first carrier to offer paperless boarding passes on non-stop flights from the United Kingdom to the U.S.

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In a must-see event for railway buffs and enthusiasts of the histories of royal families, the Dutch Railway Museum is hosting a major international exhibition in 2010 on royal trains. The exhibition is to be called ‘Royal Class, regal journeys’.

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Alaska Airlines is to offer Aircell’s Gogo Inflight Internet service on all of its aircraft. With Gogo, passengers will be able to browse the Web; access online music, games, podcasts and webcasts; send and receive e-mail; and connect to virtual private networks while flying, according to the airline.

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The Transportation Security Administration is expanding the random use of Explosive Trace Detection technology at airports throughout the United States as an additional layer of security.

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Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air have introduced paperless, electronic boarding passes in seven cities and have also launched a website for mobile devices, mobile.alaskaair.com.

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London-based design and innovation company Seymourpowell has unveiled a remarkable new air transport concept it calls Aircruise ― a giant, vertical airship powered by natural energy and designed to carry travellers in style and luxury.

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Delta Air Lines has launched an online marketplace to provide members of its SkyMiles frequent flyer program with a new way to redeem miles for hotel rooms, car rentals and merchandise.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has redesigned its Aviation Consumer Protection and Enforcement website to make the site more user-friendly, making it easier for air travelers to file complaints with the DOT about airline service.

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So beautiful, well-thought-out and comfortable are the new Via Lounge and Via Spa in Helsinki Airport’s Terminal 2 extension that travelers may soon come to rank them among the best such airport facilities in the world.

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Finnair has introduced new, fully lie-flat business class seating with the entry into service of its latest new Airbus A330-300, the fifth to join the airline’s fleet.

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A group of 15 airlines has signed groundbreaking memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with two different U.S. producers ― AltAir Fuels LLC and Rentech, Inc. ― for a future supply of alternative aviation fuel.

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Megabus.com is to participate in the University of Vermont’s Green Coach Certification Pilot Program. The company says it has been selected based on its existing and emerging efforts to increase its environmental stewardship.

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Continental Airlines has expanded its mobile boarding pass service to Frankfurt Airport, the airline saying that by doing so it has become the first U.S. carrier to offer paperless boarding passes outside of the United States.

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Air Canada has begun trials to offer its customers Gogo Inflight Internet service on board select flights on the carrier’s Toronto-Los Angeles and Montreal-Los Angeles routes.

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AirTran Airways is outfitting all of the 138 jets in its mainline, all-Boeing fleet with seat-back advertising.

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Airbus has launched new “Sharklet” large wingtip devices, specially designed to enhance the eco-efficiency and payload-range performance of the A320 family.

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