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Japan Airlines' Received First Two 787-8s

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JSTARS Called To Improve Scheduling Speed as the E-8D Marches On

Posted on Mon, 07 Sep 2015 15:36:11 GMT

Shots were fired recently as Northrop Grumman says that it should not be taking sixteen years for the US Air Force to re-capitalize the Boeing 707 E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System. In the same interview, they released a barrage at the USAF as they also stated it should not take an eleven month “risk reduction” period to get the party started. The storm comes from the recent selection by the USAF for Northrop, Boeing and Lockheed Martin to all have access to the next-generation contracts for JSTARS designs. 

Germany's Hypersonic SpaceLiner Starts Taking Shape

Posted on Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:04:41 GMT

You have no doubt heard of stories of this in the past; the space cruiser that could take a group of people from anywhere in Europe to Australia in an hour and a half. This was concept laughed down and “dreamed up” by German Aerospace experts in the past decade, but it looks like we might finally have something that would provide the cynic and the doubters wrong. Indeed, in the last few days the German Aerospace Center’s SpaceLiner could be entering a deeply exciting design phase, further than it has ever been able to reach in the past. 

Do You Recognize This Aviation Pioneer?

Posted on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:03:56 GMT

This British aviation pioneer was born near Manchester, England, in 1877, the son of a doctor.  After quitting school at age 14, he travelled to western Canada for a year. Upon returning to England, he worked in railway locomotive shops. He became interested in aviation while observing albatrosses during a stint in the British Merchant Navy.

Germanwings Alps Plane Crash: Possible Causes

Posted on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:13:53 GMT

Unless you have totally managed to avoid the media for the last two days, you will no doubt have witnessed the atrocious scenes that have taken place nearby Nice, towards the French Alps. An Airbus A320-200 aircraft flying under Germanwings, Flight 9525, was taking 150 people (including 6 crew) across from Barcelona, Spain to Dusseldorf, Germany. The aircraft, however, never made it to Germany as it crashed 100 km to the north-west of Nice. 

Do You Recognize This Pioneer Who Dominated Early 20th Century Aviation?

Posted on Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:55:03 GMT

Born in 1882 to a clergy family in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, this aviation pioneer formed a long-standing aircraft manufacturing company that designed and produced legendary military and civilian aircraft.

Search For Missing Malaysian Plane Is Setting Up to Be History's Most Expensive

Posted on Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:40:24 GMT

The race is still on to find the missing Malaysian plane that disappeared on March 8, 2014. While the hope to find survivors is gone, there is still hope to find the plane just to know what happened in the last moments. However, this is setting up to be one of the most expensive searches in the history of plane searches.

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Disappears from Skies

Posted on Sat, 08 Mar 2014 01:52:38 GMT

It has been reported by Malaysia Airlines that they have lost contact with their flight MH370.  The contact was lost while the aircraft was flying through airspace controlled by Vietnam.

Quest to Find 10 of the World's Safest Airlines

Posted on Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:15:32 GMT

Recent news about major problems with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner has made me very concerned about the safety of the world’s stock of commercial aircraft. I read on the BBC website a summary of the Dreamliner’s problems. They include cracked windshields, computer malfunctions, battery breakdowns, fan shaft failures, fuel spills, oil leakages and more. 

Staff and Fleet Cuts at Iberia to Stop Financial Decline

Posted on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 18:19:01 GMT

The entire airline industry has been in a crisis state over the past four years, and the future continues to look uncertain. 

Lenders Approve Turnaround Plan for Scandinavian SAS

Posted on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 18:13:14 GMT

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has obtained an approval for securing financing from its lenders and bankers to roll over its huge debt. 

Silk Air Places a Large Order of 54 737s Worth Nearly $5 b

Posted on Wed, 28 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT

SilkAir (Singapore) Private Limited, Singapore Airlines’ regional arm, has placed an order for 54 Boeing 737s – 23 Next-Generation 737-800s and 31 737 MAX 8s.

Singapore Airlines Terminates Nonstop USA Flights, Orders New Aircraft

Posted on Sun, 25 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Singapore Airlines has announced that it will stop its long haul nonstop flights to Newark and Los Angeles in late 2013.  

Boeing Pitching Double Stretched 787 to Airlines

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012 22:56:17 GMT

A bigger and improved Boeing 787 Dreamliner could be gracing the skies within the next 5 years. 

Silk Air to Purchase 68 Boeing Aircraft

Posted on Fri, 26 Oct 2012 23:00:00 GMT

Silk Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, has announced that it has signed a letter of intent to purchase 68 Boeing aircraft valued at about $5 billion at current prices. The agreement includes an order for 31 Boeing 737-8 Max aircraft, 23 Boeing 737-800s, and purchase rights for another 14 aircraft. 

Jets Fly In spite of Ground Collision

Posted on Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:08:30 GMT

A Ryanair 737 recently took off on a scheduled flight despite passengers reporting the aircraft had struck another aircraft on the ground.

United Airlines Commemorates Rollout of its First Boeing 787-8

Posted on Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:23:45 GMT

On 2 August 2012, United Airlines celebrated the rollout of its first Boeing 787-8 at Boeing’s Everett, Washington plant. The airline is the US launch customer for the type and will take delivery of the aircraft in September 2012.

British Airways A380 Deliveries Postponed to Q3 2012

Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2012 22:07:39 GMT

British Airways, the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom is in negotiations with Airbus regarding the delivery of its first batch of A380s. British Airways placed an order for 12 Airbus A380s in 2007, with delivery set for between 2013 and 2016.

BFU Investigates Air Berlin's Extreme Fatigue Distress Call

Posted on Sat, 13 Oct 2012 23:00:00 GMT

German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Investigation, known as Bundesstelle für Flugunfalluntersuchung (BFU) in German, has announced that it is investigating a distress call made by Air Berlin pilots on May 5, 2012. 

Dana Air MD83 Aircraft Crashed in Lagos, Killing All 153 on Board

Posted on Thu, 11 Oct 2012 23:00:00 GMT

A Boeing MD-83 owned by Dana Air, a low budget commercial airliner, crashed soon after taking off near Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, on 3 June 2012. The aircraft was flying to Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city.

European Airlines Continue to Face a Gloomy Year

Posted on Tue, 09 Oct 2012 23:00:00 GMT

The Association of European Airlines (AEA) has announced that its members will record a loss of €1.5 billion ($1.8 billion) in 2012. 

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