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Lufthansa pilots will hold an eight-hour strike on Tuesday, wiping out flights from its Frankfurt hub, union Vereinigung Cockpit said on Monday, announcing the fourth strike by the pilots to hit the German airline within three weeks. The proposed strike on Tuesday will run from 0800-1600 BST, the union said.
Space Shuttle Enterprise : namesake of the Star Trek spaceship, and one of NASA's greatest, and biggest, behind-the-scenes testing tools. NEW YORK-The space shuttle Enterprise has been ensconced aboard the USS Intrepid for just over two years.
Of all the developed nations, few have pushed harder than Germany to find a solution to global warming. And towering symbols of that drive are appearing in the middle of the North Sea.
John Travolta is a certified private pilot who owns five aircraft , so it's only fitting that the 60-year-old actor's Florida home has two runways that lead directly to his front door. "We designed the house for the jets and to have at our access the world at a moment's notice, and we succeeded at that," a bearded Travolta said during an interview Thursday on Australia's "Today."
The Air India board has cleared a proposal for sending its pilots on deputation to its budget arm, Air India Express, which has been facing shortage of commanders for some time now, airline sources said today. The move would help Air India, which may face the problem of having excess pilots as the airline's Boeing 777-200 LR fleet is being phased out and shrinking, they said.
Criticising sections of the media for misreporting on a recent incident involving loss of altitude by a plane, the pilots' union of private carrier Jet Airways today said it is forming a 'technical cell' to provide the right perspective on civil aviation issues. The National Aviation Guild , the Jet pilots' union, said a 2,900 ft drop in altitude by a Jet Airways Boeing 777 last month was erroneously reported as a 5,000 ft plunge by the media.
Diamond couple Nev and Terry Cooper celebrated 60 years together with a return visit to the hotel where they spent their honeymoon. The couple both lived in Newquay in Cornwall and met in 1952 where Mrs Cooper, now 79, was training to be a choreographer and taught Mr Cooper, 81, ballroom dancing.
A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to turn around due to an auto-pilot defect, landing safely early Sunday, said the carrier already reeling from the loss of two planes this year. Flight MH198 from Kuala Lumpur to Hyderabad in India departed late Saturday, but the Boeing 737-800 turned back due to an auto-pilot defect.
The preliminary report of an investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 falls well short of bringing closure to those mourning the deaths of the 298 people on board. It found the Boeing 777 aircraft was likely penetrated from the outside by multiple "high energy objects" before breaking up in flight over war-torn eastern Ukraine, which is consistent with a missile strike.
With the airline industry posting big profits, there's big money to be made in commercial aerospace manufacturing. As Boeing A major technological shift is happening in the automotive industry.
USS Ross stands by during a nighttime passenger transfer during exercise Sea Breeze 2014 on Sept. 9, 2014.
Boeing Dreamliner #3 touches down at Sydney International Airport in May 2012, in the final leg of the Dreamtour, in this file photo. Jetstar plans to begin using the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on flights between Australia and Hawaii.
Boeing officials open their new customer support operations center at their facility in Seal Beach, CA on Friday, September 12, 2014. After the opening, employees get a chance to look over the state of the art facility.
Boeing has delivered the fifth maritime patrol aircraft to India as part of a deal for eight aircraft to support the Indian Navy's maritime patrol requirements. The P-8I aircraft incorporates not only India-unique design features, but also Indian-built sub-systems that are tailored to meet the country's maritime patrol requirements.
The world's quietist and most advanced commercial passenger plane, the 302-seat Boeing 787-9, will touch down in Perth for the first time this evening in the colours of Air New Zealand. And the arrival is the first of many 787s to visit Perth soon, with Scoot to introduce the plane in the coming months.
Boeing Co and European rival Airbus said on Thursday they are both considering seriously whether to make their best-selling narrow-body jetliners at faster rates, news that may cheer investors in the short term but could raise longer-term market concerns. Airbus is studying whether to increase production of its best-selling A320-family aircraft beyond the record level of 46 jets a month already targeted for 2016, and a decision could come by year-end, Airbus Americas President Barry Eccleston told the Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit in Washington.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 02:30 am
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