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Wright brothers flew 2 years after Gustav Whitehead, researcher claims

Wright brothers flew 2 years after Gustav Whitehead, researcher claims | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
An Australian aviation historian claims he has photograph proof Gustav Whitehead flew over Connecticut in 1901-- more than two years before Orville and Wilbur Wright.
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Were we wrong about the Wright Brothers?

That's the shocking claim by Australian aviation historian John Brown, who told FoxNews.com he has photographic proof that German immigrant Gustav Whitehead flew over Connecticut in 1901 -- Orville and Wilbur were second.

 

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Zhengzhou Aerotropolis - Airport Economic Zone

Image result for aerotropolis definition An aerotropolis is a metropolitan subregion where the layout, infrastructure, and economy are centered on an airport which serves as a multimodal "airport city" commercial core.
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Tenerife: Remembering the world’s deadliest aviation disaster

Tenerife: Remembering the world’s deadliest aviation disaster | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

In all, 583 people were killed.  Just 61 survived.
Monday marks the 40th anniversary of the deadliest aviation disaster in history, when two jumbo jets collided on March 27, 1977. It happened on the small Spanish island of Tenerife, off the coast of West Africa.
The events, coincidences and errors that led to the accident are almost too incredible to believe.

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The Boeing 747 Will Struggle For Years To Come

The Boeing 747 Will Struggle For Years To Come | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
The Boeing 747-8I has been Boeing's response to the Airbus A380, where it mainly aimed to accumulate orders from customers for whom the Airbus A380 is too big. Additionally, the Boeing 747-8I was intended to put pricing pressure on the Airbus A380.
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Plane rolls ‘three to five times’ in sky in turbulence

Plane rolls ‘three to five times’ in sky in turbulence | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

A PRIVATE plane sensationally flipped over “three to five times” before plunging more than 3000 metres towards the Arabian Sea before its heroic pilots managed to pull off a miraculous recovery.
The dramatic incident happened when the German aircraft, a Bombardier Challenger 604, was struck by powerful turbulence when a superjumbo flew over it, The Sun reports.

The private plane was struck with turbulence after an Airbus A380 flew over it. The near-disaster, in which passengers were seriously injured and the plane was damaged beyond repair, took place on January 7.

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Beluga, l'avion capital d'Airbus

Beluga, l'avion capital d'Airbus | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Le Béluga symbolise aussi toutes les générations d'avions nés à Toulouse, avec sa base robuste d'A300-600R, ses commandes classiques et son avionnique associant cadrans d'hier et écrans d'aujourd'hui dans son cockpit exigu tandis que sa soute, elle, peut embarquer deux paires d'ailes d'A320.

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The Boeing 797: All-new 'paper plane' wins over airlines

The Boeing 797: All-new 'paper plane' wins over airlines | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
An all-new aircraft designed to fly from the US to Europe will fill the gap between the narrow-body 737 and the smallest 787 Dreamliners.
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Airbus begins work on pilot training hub

Airbus begins work on pilot training hub | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Buoyed by orders from entities in this country, European aircraft maker Airbus is opening a pilot training centre here. Work on this was inaugurated on Friday at a site which is part of the international airport; it will be operational by the end of 2018.

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BA owner IAG launches new long-haul airline Level - BBC News

BA owner IAG launches new long-haul airline Level - BBC News | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
The owner of British Airways is launching a new long-haul budget airline based in Barcelona.
IAG said the new airline, Level, would initially fly to Los Angeles, Oakland, Buenos Aires and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic from June.
The airline will use Iberia crew and two new Airbus A330 planes.
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Alitalia's new survival plan: deep cuts, budget flights

Alitalia's new survival plan: deep cuts, budget flights | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Management says changes are needed to " secure our long-term sustainability.

Italian flagship airline Alitalia presented Thursday a new business plan that includes 1 billion euros in cost-cutting in a bid to compete with low-cost carriers. The new plan comes nearly three years after Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad Airlines took a controlling stake in the long-troubled airline. "We have a lot of work to do," Transport Minister Graziano Delrio said in Rome after a one-hour meeting with Alitalia CEO Cramer Ball.

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Photo tour: Behind the scenes at Boeing's 787 factory in South Carolina

Photo tour: Behind the scenes at Boeing's 787 factory in South Carolina | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Boeing broke ground there in 2009 and commenced operations in 2011. Today, the jetmaker’s South Carolina facilities include more than 4 million square feet of space spread across nearly 900 acres. That’s up from about 900,000 square feet on only 240 acres at the time of the groundbreaking.

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GE, Rolls, Pratt Vie For B-52 Engine Upgrade

GE, Rolls, Pratt Vie For B-52 Engine Upgrade | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Engine manufacturers are lining up to upgrade or replace the Boeing B-52H’s outdated and inefficient Pratt & Whitney TF33 low-bypass turbofan engines to keep the mighty Cold War bomber flying beyond 2050.
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Kemble-Cotswold Airport: Europe's Leading Airliner Recycling Location

Kemble-Cotswold Airport: Europe's Leading Airliner Recycling Location | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Kemble-Cotswold Airport is not a location most people have heard of, but within the airline industry it's gained a reputation as Europe's number one choice for airliner withdrawals. For decades RAF Kemble was a busy maintenance base for both the Royal Air Force and US Air Force, and was also the home of the Red Arrows.
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Exposition

Exposition | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

L'Exposition de photos d'avions "Heure de Pointe à Roissy" entame sa dernière semaine avec succès à l'Aéroport d'Albert-Picardie à Méaulte (80). Reportage dans le journal "Courrier Picard" qui annonce une prochaine Expo.

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Photo: Air France Airbus A380

Photo: Air France Airbus A380 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Air France Airbus A380 F-HPJR taking off from Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris
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NASA trains astronauts with zero-G virtual reality

NASA trains astronauts with zero-G virtual reality | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
To train ISS astronauts, NASA uses physical mockups, zero-G "vomit comet" airplane rides, neutral buoyancy (underwater) and other pricey and complex schemes
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Inside the secret bedrooms where airline pilots take a comfy rest during flights

Inside the secret bedrooms where airline pilots take a comfy rest during flights | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it


Have you ever wondered where the flight crew get some shut-eye during a long haul flight ? Unlike the cramped economy seats, pilots are able to put their feet up in relative comfort during the red-eye. Crews on some Boeing 777 and Boeing 787 planes will even get their own beds. From the looks of things, it's still a bit cramped but at leas they're able to stretch out and lie down. In fact, some crew members said they even bring their own pyjamas.
Flight crews have their own special quarters that allow them to take a quick snooze during long flights.

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"Transparency, fair trade will boost aviation"- Business News

"Transparency, fair trade will boost aviation"- Business News | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
The global aviation market is booming. A strong growth in passenger traffic in 2016, especially in India, has prompted both domestic and foreign airlines to focus more on the Indian aviation sector. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), passenger traffic rose 6.3 per cent in 2016, which is above the 10-year average annual growth rate of 5.5 per cent.
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French aerobatic flight team to do flyover at Stewart

French aerobatic flight team to do flyover at Stewart | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The French Aerobatic Patrol, the French Air Force's equivalent to the U.S. Air Force's Thunderbirds, will visit Stewart International Airport Thursday.
The demonstration team, the Patrouille de France, will do a formation flyover of Stewart before landing, at approximately 11:30 a.m., on the first leg of its month-long tour of the United States. The visit commemorates the 100th anniversary of America's entry into World War I.

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United to retire 747 in October

United to retire 747 in October | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

United Airlines will retire its last Boeing 747-400 in “late October” after nearly half a century with the carrier. The Chicago-based carrier will “displace” its last 747 pilots on 30 October, it said in a crew resources update to pilots on 17 March. However, it does not set a date for the venerable jumbo jet’s final flight. United will fly the 747 to London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Seoul Incheon and Shanghai Pudong from its San Francisco hub during its last month in service, the update says.

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TOP 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL FLIGHT ATTENDANT UNIFORMS

TOP 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL FLIGHT ATTENDANT UNIFORMS | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Here are 10 elegant, beautiful designs that graced international airlines.
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Airplane Tires Don’t Explode on Landing Because They Are Pumped!

Airplane Tires Don’t Explode on Landing Because They Are Pumped! | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Again and again, the tires hit tarmac at 170 miles per hour and bear the weight of a modest office building. And they nail it. Every time. Aircraft tires are amazing when you think about it. The typical airliner tire can handle a 38-ton load. It can meet the ground 500 times before needing a re-tread, a refresh it can take on seven times in its life.

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‘Fixing’ Problem Pilots

‘Fixing’ Problem Pilots | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Sooner or later most of us will be faced with a problem pilot within our ranks, one who cannot work or play well with others.

A problem pilot is one who lacks the proper attitude and respect toward the profession either through a set of temporary circumstances or a more deeply ingrained driving force.

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Pour éviter le crash, un Airbus A340-300 de SwissAir en atterrissage d'urgence

Pour éviter le crash, un Airbus A340-300 de SwissAir en atterrissage d'urgence | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Un Airbus A340-300 de la compagnie aérienne suisse Swiss International AirLines a été contraint de faire une descente rapide et se dérouter vers l'aéroport international de Dakar (Sénégal) suite à une dépressurisation subite de la cabine passagers.

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Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ, largest aircraft boneyard in the world

Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ, largest aircraft boneyard in the world | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Davis-Monthan AFB's role in the storage of military aircraft began after World War II, and continues today. It has evolved into "the largest aircraft boneyard in the world". With the area's low humidity in the 10%-20% range, meager rainfall of 11" annually, hard alkaline soil, and high altitude of 2,550 feet allowing the aircraft to be naturally preserved for cannibalization or possible reuse, Davis-Monthan is the logical choice for a major storage facility.

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Aircraft recycled into works of art

Aircraft recycled into works of art | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

What happens when Boeing 747 (Jumbo Jet) and friends end up being decommissioned ? Well, many end up as scrap for rust forever, but few have had the chance to be part of the project 'The Boneyard Arizona'. Eric Firestone, Carlo McCormick & Medvin Sobioa from a collective group of artists reworked, repainted and reinvented these huge machines redundant artworks.

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