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Students 'planned terror attack using remote control planes' - Telegraph.co.uk

Students 'planned terror attack using remote control planes' - Telegraph.co.uk | Aeroplanes | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Students 'planned terror attack using remote control planes' Telegraph.co.uk In 2011, the FBI foiled a plot to attack the Pentagon and US Capitol with remote-controlled model planes carrying explosives.
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Paris Air Show's Slowest Plane Could Have Biggest Impact | Autopia | Wired.com

Paris Air Show's Slowest Plane Could Have Biggest Impact | Autopia | Wired.com | Aeroplanes | Scoop.it
While it didn't steal the show in Paris this week, a ho-hum Airbus A320 that never went faster than an easy jog could subtly change the airline industry.
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Airbus confirms timing for A350 XWB First Flight | Airbus Press release

Airbus confirms timing for A350 XWB First Flight | Airbus Press release | Aeroplanes | Scoop.it

Airbus confirms that the A350 XWB first flight is planned for this Friday, 14th June, based on current visibility of the programme and the flight test status. Weather conditions permitting, the A350 XWB “MSN1” will take off from Toulouse-Blagnac airport at around 10:00 am local time.

The A350 XWB flight test teams are now carrying out the last checks on the A350 XWB “MSN1” before they give their final green light for the first flight to take place this Friday. Recent pre-first flight tests successfully carried out include the first power up of the fuel efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines on MSN1, which took place on June 2nd. 


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Air travel changes at less than supersonic speed - USA TODAY

Air travel changes at less than supersonic speed - USA TODAY | Aeroplanes | Scoop.it
Air travel changes at less than supersonic speed USA TODAY LE BOURGET, France (AP) - When the Concorde started flying in the 1970s, hopes were high that the traveling masses would soon streak through the air faster than the speed of sound or soar...
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner launch: 300 passengers enjoy surprise flight as the future of aviation departs from Gatwick

Boeing 787 Dreamliner launch: 300 passengers enjoy surprise flight as the future of aviation departs from Gatwick | Aeroplanes | Scoop.it
Seven minutes early, but four years late, the future of flying finally arrived at Gatwick at 7.58am today.
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FAA, Boeing tell Congress that Dreamliner is safe

FAA, Boeing tell Congress that Dreamliner is safe | Aeroplanes | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON – Battery problems that grounded Boeing's 787 Dreamliner for three months proved that government oversight works because nobody was hurt in the incidents and the planes didn't crash, federal and Boeing officials told a House panel Wednesday.

Peggy Gilligan, the Federal Aviation Administration's associate administrator for aviation safety, told the transportation subcommittee on aviation that safeguards that Boeing develops and FAA approves protect planes and passengers even if one part like a battery fails.


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Is this plane and how it was made a game-changer - despite being fraught with teething problems
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