Delta Air Lines—seeking to leverage its revamped and strengthening Pacific network and perhaps grab market share being ceded by competitors—plans to launch daily nonstop service between Shanghai-Pudong Airport (PVG) and its Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) hub in June 2020. Delta Proposes Minneapolis-Shanghai Dailies Starting In 2020
“It’s now possible to check in automatically at Shanghai’s Hongqiao airport using facial recognition technology, part of an ambitious rollout of facial recognition systems in China that has raised privacy concerns as Beijing pushes to become a global leader in the field.
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport unveiled self-service kiosks for flight and baggage check-in, security clearance and boarding powered by facial recognition technology, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
Similar efforts are underway at airports in Beijing and Nanyang city, in central China’s Henan province.”: Shanghai airport automates check-in with facial recognition
ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – On the eve of the world’s largest business jet show, deals began in earnest as planemakers polished plans for supersonic jets and unveiled new luxury aircraft featuring high-speed WiFi and hot showers at 40,000 feet. Money flies across tarmac as business jet show kicks off | Reuters
A more robust European market is projected to drive slightly higher business jet deliveries over the next 10 years, according to Honeywell’s 27th annual Global Business Aviation Outlook. Industry Forecast Predicts Slight Increase in 10-Year Business Jet Deliveries
The Terrafugia Transition flying car is expected to begin production in 2019. Flying car developer Terrafugia is making its NBAA show debut this year, highlighting its TF-2 eVTOL transportation concept at Booth 3134 and displaying a Transition flying car in the indoor static display. Terrafugia Prepping for Transition Production
The decision to group five recent acquisitions into one unit should help Avic reach its goal of becoming a major player in the cabin business: Aircraft Interiors Are Major Growth Area For China’s Avic
Chinese millennials are proving to be a driving force of change for airlines as their demand for international travel grows: 3 Ways Chinese Millennials Are Changing the Airline Industry—Radically | Jing Travel
The event took place during China’s National Day Holiday.
“The Alxa Dream Festival was an interesting, let’s say amazing, event in one of the most remote places in the world to host an airshow. The Gobi desert is beautiful to fly over and intense and sometimes brutally sandy and dusty on the ground.” – Patty Wagstaff
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That’s $1.2 trillion worth of planes over the next two decades.