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September 5, 2012
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ILA Berlin Air Show Preview 2012
The ILA Berlin Air Show, scheduled for Sept. 11 to 16, will feature three main concepts for its aerospace section. Air show visitors can attend the Space Pavilion, Space Conferences/Events and the Aeronautic and Space World. The European Space Agency and the German Aerospace Center will display the leading space projects at the Space Pavilion. Astronauts' Day on Sept. 14 will also include visiting astronauts, as well as events for children. Read more about the ILA Berlin Air Show here.

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Russian carrier Transaero becomes the first customer for the A380 in Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe. Operations will start on their long-range network of high density routes from Moscow, featuring a three class cabin layout and seating approximately 700 passengers. Learn more.
  Air Show Headlines 
  • AirAsia could order 100 Airbus jets at air show
    AirAsia could sign an order for up to 100 Airbus SAS aircraft at the Berlin air show. The discount carrier started in Malaysia and has established operations in Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines and Thailand. "We've seen really strong, good demand," said CEO Aireen Omar. "We definitely need more new aircraft." Bloomberg (8/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 Connecting North America
Since its launch into service, the world's largest passenger aircraft and the Airbus' 21st century flagship, the A380 is now operating with 6 major airlines throughout North Amercia's main gateways, on both Eastern and Western coasts as well as in Canada. Visit us online.

  Special Features 
  • A400M will be at ILA Berlin air show
    An A400M "Grizzly" development aircraft will appear at the upcoming ILA Berlin air show. The appearance will mark the aircraft's first flight at a public event since a problem was detected with the plane's engines before the Farnborough air show. Supplier EPI is working to prevent the problem from reoccurring. (U.K.) (9/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Researchers develop airplane seats with climate control
    Passengers may be able to control the climate on planes with new technology that will be showcased at the Berlin air show. "[P]assengers can set their own personal comfort temperatures through the seat heaters, just like the ones we find in cars today," said Gunnar GrĂ¼n, a researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP. "And there is seat ventilation that draws in heat and moisture between body and seat, thus keeping the seat comfortably cool." (India) (8/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Bombardier considers increase in seating on CS300
    Bombardier Commercial Aircraft could increase the seating on its CSeries CS300 to meet demand from airlines for a 160-seat aircraft. Rob Dewar, vice president and general manager for the CSeries program, said the aircraft manufacturer will make a decision "in the next few months." AirAsia, which may announce an order from Airbus at next week's Berlin Air Show, indicated interest in a 160-seat CS300. Aviation Daily (8/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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