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2 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant
Europe's Airbus has lifted a stumbling block to delivery of the world's largest jetliner to Qatar but faces the growing prospect of delays for the first flight of its newest small jet, the A320neo, several people familiar with the matter said. After a three-month dispute that had blocked the delivery of the first of 10 A380 superjumbos ordered by Qatar Airways, the Gulf airline has agreed to take the new jet, they said.
6 hrs ago | AVHerald
An Air Astana Airbus A320-200, registration P4-KBG performing flight KC-135 from Almaty to Saint Petersburg , landed on Saint Petersburg's runway 28R but received a bird strike hitting the right hand engine . The aircraft rolled out safely.
10 hrs ago | AVHerald
An Austrian Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration OE-LDB performing flight OS-378 from Amsterdam to Vienna , was accelerating for takeoff from Amsterdam's runway 36L when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed reporting a bird strike. The aircraft slowed safely, continued to taxi on the runway to vacate the runway at the next right exit and returned to the apron.
15 hrs ago | The Times of Israel
Aristides de Sousa Mendes, the Portuguese diplomat who saved some 30,000 Jews during WWII. Portugal's national airline named its newest plane in honor of a diplomat who saved approximately about 30,000 Jews from the Holocaust.
And towering symbols of that drive are appearing in the middle of the North Sea. They are wind turbines, standing as far as 60 miles from the mainland, stretching as high as 60-story buildings and costing up to $30 million apiece.
Last week, a radio station posted a poll question on its social media site that I later reposted on Facebook: "Where did you go the first time you flew?" I traveled from New York to Fort Lauderdale in 1978, when I was not quite 23 and in desperate need of a tan. My first plane trip! But as I was typing this into my post, it suddenly occurred to me that this wasn't the correct answer to the question.
When it comes to the next big thing for general aviation airplanes, aviation experts are looking toward diesel engines that run on jet fuel. Several major aircraft and engine makers have announced the development of diesel engines suited for aircraft, including Wichita's Cessna Aircraft, in part because of a need for alternative fuel sources.
Airbus was so confident about the aircraft's potential that it boldly asserted, "It takes an A380 to compete with an A380." However, seven years later, with fuel prices soaring and plenty of fuel-efficient planes on offer, demand for the iconic A380 is falling.
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.
An Ural Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration VQ-BOF performing flight U6-219 from Ekaterinburg to Sochi with 169 passengers and 7 crew, was climbing out of Ekaterinburg's runway 26L when the crew could not fully retract the landing gear, stopped the climb at FL060 and entered a hold for about 70 minutes to burn off fuel. The aircraft landed safely back on Ekaterinburg's runway 26L about 90 minutes after departure.
Each week, Flight Club is going to highlight a plane that's for sale, for those who might be looking to buy. Here are the criteria: the plane must be complete and flyable, and under $30,000, which is roughly the average car price.
A Germanwings Airbus A319-100, registration D-AKNU performing flight 4U-2007 from Berlin Tegel to Stuttgart , was accelerating for takeoff when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed, returned to the holding point and departed about 10 minutes later. The aircraft landed safely in Stuttgart a few minutes past schedule.
You never forget your first love, especially the first airplane that captured your heart and ignited a passion for aviation forever. Take a look at the Flying editors and the story of first airplane loves.
'Fly-in breakfast' to mark aviation school's 75th year A high-soaring gathering at Battle Creek's airport will mark 75 years of aviation history. Check out this story on battlecreekenquirer.com: http://bcene.ws/1rYqkLM An amphibious "Rubber Ducky" Piper Super Cub is parked beside a FedEx Boeing 727 during a past gathering at Western Michigan University's College of Aviation at W.K. Kellogg Airport.
When a Chinese customer asked for the interior of his new Bombardier Challenger 850 jet to be covered with pricey black carbon fibre, the designer was shocked but happy to oblige. "We'll do whatever you want, as long as it's within the realm of certification," says Sean Gillespie, executive vice president for sales of Flying Colours, a North American aviation services firm.
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: Sun Sep 14, 2014 08:24 pm
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