Boeing has named its newly launched, re-engined 737 family the 737 MAX and is offering the 737 MAX 7, 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 as capacity-equivalents of today’s 737-700, 737-800 and 737-900ER.

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According to British Airways, the iPads are enabling its flight attendants to have prior awareness of customer preferences and a greater understanding of each customer’s previous travel arrangements, allowing the cabin crew to offer a bespoke, personalized service.

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Alaska Airlines has relaunched its application for the iPhone and iPod touch in order to offer several new features aimed at providing customers with convenient and quick access to their most important travel information.

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American Airlines has joined with travel-guide provider Frommer’s Unlimited, the B2B business of Frommer’s, to provide comprehensive destination content on American’s website, AA.com.

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Passengers will access the new, free platform through their own mobile communications devices or laptops and the content for GOL’s IFE platform will be automatically updated on landing at nine major Brazilian airports. GOL says the IFE platform will be the first of its kind.

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United Continental Holdings, Inc. is converting to paperless flight decks by issuing 11,000 iPads to all United Airlines and Continental Airlines pilots for use as electronic flight bags, replacing paper flight manuals and aeronautical navigational charts.

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A survey of more than 4,700 international business travelers published by travel-, medical-, security- and concierge-assistance firm International SOS reveals that a high majority of those traveling to high-risk destinations are happy to have their locations tracked via their mobile devices.

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American Airlines says it is the first North American carrier to offer in-flight streaming video, which enables customers to stream content such as movies and TV shows wirelessly from an inflight library to select types of Wi-Fi-enabled laptops during flights.

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Gogo says its platform will offer passengers access to online services such as real-time travel information, destination content, news and information, exclusive shopping deals and social-network integration.

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Federal air traffic control began on July 6, 1936, when the Bureau of Air Commerce took over the operation of the first airway traffic control centers at Newark, New Jersey; Chicago; and Cleveland.

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Guests will board The Greenbrier Presidential Express at Washington D.C.’s Union Station for a six-hour, non-stop trip to White Sulphur Springs in West Virginia, where the famous old resort is located.

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The Ritz-Carlton has introduced the World Concierge on Foursquare, a new service offering local tips from the concierges of its hotels to mobile-device users who visit the profile of the hotel brand on the location-based social media site Foursquare.com.

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Pratt & Whitney’s PW1524G engine for the Bombardier CSeries commercial-jet family flew its maiden flight on the engine manufacturer’s Boeing 747SP flying test-bed at Pratt & Whitney Canada’s Mirabel Aerospace Centre, in Mirabel, Quebec, on June 20.

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The model assesses a pilot’s state of alertness and promotes flight safety and well-being in work, according to Finnair.

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The manufacturer foresees that, while flying between destinations, passengers in 2050 could join an interactive conference; enjoy a game of virtual golf; read the kids back home a bedtime story; and recharge in a ‘vitalizing seat’ whilst watching the planet spread out beneath their feet.

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Compatible with iPhone and Android devices, the Tourism Australia app includes a number of features aimed at reinforcing the organization’s global marketing campaign, ‘There’s nothing like Australia’.

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Norway’s Flåm Railway, which runs from Myrdal station on the main Oslo-Bergen railway line down to the village of Flåm at the head of the Aurlandsfjorden, is both an engineering marvel and one of the most spectacular railway lines in the world.

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As part of an effort to use technology to enhance flight safety, improve efficiency and protect the environment, Alaska Airlines is issuing 1.5lb Apple iPad tablet computers to its pilots to replace up to 25lb of paper flight manuals that pilots are required to carry when they fly.

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Singapore Airlines’ flight SQ37, which the carrier operates non-stop from Los Angeles to Singapore using Airbus A340-500s, will employ enhanced air traffic management operational procedures gate-to-gate between Los Angeles International Airport and Singapore’s Changi International Airport.

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