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Beauty or Beast? Up Close and Personal With the 787.

Übermittelt
 
Let's ignore the 787's well-publicized technical troubles for a moment, and have a look at the plane from a purely aesthetic point of view. Is it a beauty, a beast, or somewhere in between? Photos by the author... (www.askthepilot.com) Mehr...

New study proves just how worthless TSA airport body scanners really are

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‟In laboratory tests with a real machine, we were able to conceal guns, knives, and explosive simulants in such a way that they were not visible to the scanner operator,” the report reads. ‟We also studied the cyberphysical security of the machine and were able to show how an attacker could subvert the operator console software so that it would be possible to conceal all types of contraband.” (www.dailydot.com) Mehr...

New Orleans Saints' tight end Jimmy Graham: Flying High

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New Orleans Saints' Jimmy Graham is the highest-paid tight end in football, but he spends the off-season working on a backup plan – stunt pilot (www.mensjournal.com) Mehr...

Pic: Ryanair Flight Departs Ahead of Tornado

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A tornado followed a plane as it took off from a U.K. airport (mobile.twitter.com) Mehr...

Learning Jet to fill role as classroom at St. Paul airport

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donated Boeing 727 will open as a hands-on classroom where schoolchildren can learn about aviation, weather and the physics of flight. (www.twincities.com) Mehr...

Drunk man boards plane by climbing bag carousel

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Lee Jezard, 22, managed to sneak through the baggage carousel, evading security at Birmingham Airport, before walking across the tarmac and onto a Lufthansa plane. He was reportedly only caught after cleaning staff found him asleep in the toilet. Jezard cannot remember how he did it because he was too drunk at the time, a court heard on Wednesday. Read more:… (www.smh.com.au) Mehr...

Qantas will retire all 763 aircraft by 2015

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Qantas spokesman for the airline has announced that the remaining B763 fleet will be retired by the end of 2015 as the cost of keeping them maintained and in the air will be far greater to replace them with a modern fleet of B787 on order and due into the Q fleet as early as next year. This will also include some of he B744'S currently active will al be retired. Allan Joyce the CEO says it's the future of Qantas that hangs in the future to seel a good product to the consumer (www.ausbt.com.au) Mehr...

787-10 to be built exclusively in South Carolina

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Boeing on July 30th announced the decision, saying that the key reason is that the 787-10’s 224-foot fuselage, 18 feet longer than the 787-9, is too long to be transported efficiently from North Charleston, where it is fabricated, to the assembly line in Everett. (www.bizjournals.com) Mehr...

USAF Pilot Training GoPro Video

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Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. Class 14-07 Graduation video. (vimeo.com) Mehr...

Dreamliners or Nightmares: Why Has India bought the troubled Boeing 787

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Despite more than a decade to work out problems and an estimated $20 billion to build it, Boeing’s 787 aircraft is still plagued by issues. Ever since 787s finally began flying in 2011, there have been technical and mechanical problems, from software bugs and engine defects to faulty wiring, trouble with hydraulics and fuel tank leaks. (www.newdelhitimes.com) Mehr...

Cessna 172 Loses Power on Departure Lands on Road

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Five days after getting your license you find yourself faced with a life or death situation. I think this pilot showed how to stay calm and fly the plane to the ground. No scratches to them or the plane that is how you take care of an emergency. (www.kjrh.com) Mehr...

Cathay Pacific takes Airbus A350 test flight

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Cathay Pacific will take delivery of its first Airbus A350 in February 2016, but selected staff and crew from the airline enjoyed a test flight on the next-gen jet during its visit to Hong Kong... (www.ausbt.com.au) Mehr...

USAirways/AA retire last 737-400

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26 years of service using 737-400s with US/AA ended on the 19th August. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

Dutch review energy ties with Russia after MH17 crash

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The Netherlands is reviewing its extensive energy ties with Russia after the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 Boeing 777 in eastern Ukraine a month ago in an attack that killed nearly 200 Dutch nationals, officials and analysts said. (uk.reuters.com) Mehr...

After 60 years, C-130 still a 'magnificent machine'

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Tim Nguyen regards the C-130 “Hercules” as a “good friend.” The 60-year-old military aircraft has been the focus of his professional career, and quite possibly saved his life. During the 1975 Fall of Saigon, Nguyen -- then serving in the South Vietnamese air force -- escaped on the last C-130 out of Vietnam. (www.foxnews.com) Mehr...

The Big Picture: NASA's electric plane achieves vertical takeoff

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While EVs like the Tesla Model S and Renovo Coupe gain steam here on the ground, engineers at NASA's Langley Research Center are taking electric propulsion technology to new heights. (www.engadget.com) Mehr...

Why We Don’t Have an SST

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Ask why there was no replacement for the Concorde, which retired in 2003, and people will tell you that supersonic commercial flight is uneconomical. It’s not necessarily true. A supersonic transport (SST) is within the state of the art, but attempts to build one have been misdirected by politics and entrenched business interests, with a dash of class warfare. (www.airspacemag.com) Mehr...

ATC in Europe - still very cluttered.

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This video shows how cluttered the European ATC system still is. There are talks to merge the national ATC sectors. Flightaware still covers European movements only partially, hopefully more in the future. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

CitationAir To Cease Flight Operations On October 31

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Textron Aviation confirmed to AIN that it will terminate flight operations at its former fractional and charter/management operation, CitationAir, on October 31. The move comes 2.5 years after CitationAir stopped selling fractional shares in new aircraft and ceased renewals for current fractional-share customers in February 2012, saying at that time it would instead focus on its jet card and aircraft management products. The company is now abandoning even that modest plan. (www.ainonline.com) Mehr...

Time lapse of an airport makes airplanes look like shooting stars

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Aside from going through security and lugging around your carry on and rushing to the gate and avoiding human swarms, airplanes are magical places. Okay, maybe not. But there's beauty in how they operate. Just watch this ballet of airplanes at Shanghai's airport. It's like seeing man made shooting stars. (sploid.gizmodo.com) Mehr...

FlightAware Map Updates - View All Planes, Nearby Airports, Premium Map Layers

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You can now view all the nearby flights when tracking a flight; FlightAware will display all the air traffic around flights that you're tracking. Click the "+" in the upper right of the map and check the "Nearby Flights" The nearby flights will automatically load and display the airplane icons on the map. You can hover over a flight for more information, or click on it to go to a flight's tracking page. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

World War II veteran in the cockpit again

Übermittelt
 
ROANOKE, Va. - A Roanoke World War II veteran got the rare chance to be back in the cockpit Friday morning. Jack Franz is 96 years old and remembers his days as an Army pilot and prisoner of war; what endures is his love of flying. It was a day of nostalgia for World War II veteran Jack Franz ** See the Video in the article ** (www.wdbj7.com) Mehr...

Cathay Pacific plans 'choose before you fly' meal selection

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Cathay Pacific will let passengers choose their inflight meals before setting foot on the plane next year, while paid-for 'meal upgrades' for economy class are also on the cards. (www.ausbt.com.au) Mehr...

Dreamliner woes: Raju to meet Boeing execs

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With the Boeing 787 Dreamliner continuing to give sleepless nights to Air India (AI), aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati has decided to take matters into his own hands. Aviation ministry sources said Raju would soon be summoning top Boeing officials for a meeting to discuss the unending glitches with the Dreamliner that have taken away much of the sheen off AI’s newest aircraft. (www.hindustantimes.com) Mehr...

Fiji Airways default with finance company over leasing

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Last week in the Fiji Times the Financial company who owns one of three 738 aircraft which Fiji Airways has leased on long term arrangements failed to pay for one of it's B738 aircraft DQ-FJH. A notice from the Bank of America for default of a outstanding lease payment of $1.3 million was not paid. The Fijian Government has intervened as usual trying to re negotiate with the Bank to cover the default or debit. A spokesman for the Bank of America Sam Chue has told the CEO and board of directors… (www.fijitimes.com.fj) Mehr...

Pilots banned from acting like Uber drivers in the sky

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"You're going to Napa in your Cessna? Me too! If you let me hop in, I'll pay my share of the gas!" That arrangement is legal, but the FAA has declared that connecting brave passengers with amateur pilots for a fee is definitely a no-no. (techcrunch.com) Mehr...

USAF V-22 Ospreys survive heavy enemy fire

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Story about an aborted USAF mission using Ospreys in South Sudan to evacuate US citizens (www.aviationanalysis.net) Mehr...

Qantas shelves sale of Frequent Flyer scheme

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Despite staring down the barrel of a record $1 billion loss, Qantas is expected to hang onto its lucrative frequent flyer scheme rather than float the business or sell off part of the program. (www.ausbt.com.au) Mehr...

Thumbs up for WiFi tests on AirAsia

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Passengers will soon be able to enjoy WiFi services on board AirAsia flights. (www.thestar.com.my) Mehr...

Helicopter down in Wanaka NZ

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helicopter broken completely in two pieces The wreckage of a helicopter that crashed on a mountain near Wanaka, killing a man and injuring six others, will be inspected by Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) investigators (home.nzcity.co.nz) Mehr...

Robin hood airport in doncaster closed due to aircraft crash

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Doncaster airport is closed due to a small passenger aircraft crash landing on the side of its runway (www.theguardian.com) Mehr...

Qantas sends two more 763's too Victorville for scrapping

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We finally two more hard working Qantas 763's left the fleet for the final time to the scrap man at Victorville from YSSY. VH-OGG and VH-OGK were flown out stripped of there decals heading for storage to be broken up. The new B787'S will replace them eventually. By 2015 all the remaining 763's will disappear from the Qantas fleet (www.theage.com.au) Mehr...

How wars and volcanic eruptions have forced DRC's Goma airport into abandonment... and the best playground a street child could ever hope for

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A devastating volcanic eruption and two decades of wars have forced this airport into abandonment - and created the best playground a Congolese street child could hope for. Photographer Christopher Michael Brown captured these breathtaking images of Goma Airport, during a visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (www.dailymail.co.uk) Mehr...

Cathay Pacific to begin Boston flights in May 2015

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Cathay Pacific is set to add Boston to its raft of North American destinations from the middle of next year. The direct Hong Kong-Boston flights kick off on May 2 2015, served by a Boeing 777-300ER with 6 suites in first class, 53 beds in business class, plus 34 premium economy and 182 economy seats. (www.ausbt.com.au) Mehr...

Experiencing Spirit’s “Bare Fare” Model Firsthand

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It’s true, people vehemently despise Spirit Airlines. Just the mention of the company elicits emotion-filled horror stories. Indeed they have a solid 1 out of 5 star rating on TripAdvisor, and they are frequently found at, or near, the top of various “worst airline” rankings. In direct contrast to these ratings and frequent “I’ll never fly Spirit again” claims, the airline continues to grow and increase market share. This begs the question – is the experience really THAT bad? Or, is there… (www.airlinereporter.com) Mehr...

Meet Lea Gabrielle, Fox News Correspondent and Aviation Expert

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CNN owned the coverage of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 this past spring with its wall-to-wall commentary from experts like Les Abend . . . but rival cable channel Fox News has a potent new weapon in its arsenal for covering juicy aviation stories. And she’s a lot prettier than those guys, too (www.flyingmag.com) Mehr...

AirPooler Challenges FAA Ride-Sharing Decision

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Steve Lewis, an MIT graduate and one of the founders of aircraft ride-sharing site AirPooler, says the startup will press the FAA for further clarification of a letter the agency sent that effectively pulled the plug on services that are designed to link private pilots with passengers headed for the same destination. The problem with the FAA's position, Lewis says, is the agency's use of a draft policy written in 1963 to contend that cost-sharing through sites like AirPooler constitutes… (www.flyingmag.com) Mehr...

Video: building Emirates' 50th Airbus A380 superjumbo

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It takes 800 factory workers between 65 and 80 days to assemble, install, test, paint, furnish and deliver an Emirates Airbus A380, as captured in this short video clip. (www.ausbt.com.au) Mehr...

Emergency Demystified

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t's a beautiful day and you're enjoying the view from your cockpit. There is not a burble of turbulence in the air and you have a 15-knot tailwind pushing you along. So far it's a perfect flight. But suddenly you smell smoke in the cockpit. You look around trying to determine where the smell is coming from. Is it the engine? Is it electrical? What is going on? (www.flyingmag.com) Mehr...

Cincinnati-area man crashes plane on own property

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minor injuries...but plane totalled. been flying for 30 years. (www.cincinnati.com) Mehr...

Mumbai: Jet Airways London Flight Departs After Nearly 24-Hour Delay

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Almost 300 passengers were stranded on a Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to London for over 22 hours (www.ndtv.com) Mehr...

UK couple spend £40,000 transforming their home into a Boeing 737...

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A couple who are obsessed with aeroplanes have spent £40,000 turning the upstairs of their terraced home into an exact replica of a Boeing 737. Steve and Vicky Everson, from Lancashire, transformed the first floor of their house into an aeroplane complete with a cockpit and flight deck. Their passion for aviation started around five years ago after they redesigned the spare room at their former home in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, into a flight simulator. (www.dailymail.co.uk) Mehr...

Air India 787 grounded for engine inspection

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An Air India Boeing 787-8 is grounded through at least 23 August while GE Aviation inspects a potential fault in the accessory gearbox of both GEnx-1B engines installed on the aircraft, the engine maker says. GE employees plan to complete the inspection and make replace the gearboxes, if necessary, by 23 August, clearing the aircraft to return to flight status, says a GE spokesman. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...