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Why You Are Delayed: The Science Behind Thunderstorm Development

Why You Are Delayed: The Science Behind Thunderstorm Development | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Thunderstorms are one of the top causes of flight delays. Meteorologist Adam Daum delves into the science behind this powerful force of nature.

Although turbulence, icing and gusty winds are each formidable threats to aviation each by themselves, thunderstorms bring all of these risks together (plus others) and pose perhaps the most formidable hazard to flight operations. Ranging in size from just a few miles to thousands, and growing sometimes to over 50,000 feet tall, thunderstorms are most commonly found in the mid-latitudes; where warm and cold air generally meet. The energy created by just one average storm exceeds that which was produced by the atomic bombs detonated over Japan! Understanding how these complex powerhouses work begins by looking at two fundamental concepts (heating and moisture) that together produce these mammoth clouds.

 
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Sunlight powers an aviation milestone

Sunlight powers an aviation milestone | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

A remarkable aircraft is "winging it" this morning . . . completing its first round-the-world flight. As our David Pogue of Yahoo Tech explains, it's a LIGHT aircraft in more ways than one:
Some achievements are considered impossible -- right up until the moment someone does them, like building a flying machine, or walking on the Moon ... or building an airplane powered only by the Sun.
The Solar Impulse is on an impossible mission flying around the world without using a single drop of fuel. Not exactly nonstop, and not without a hitch. But it's only one flight away from completing its journey.

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Airbus considering 19-seat hybrid-electric aircraft for general aviation market

Airbus considering 19-seat hybrid-electric aircraft for general aviation market | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Airbus is now considering general aviation designs with up to 19 seats with hybrid-electric power after meeting with potential development partners among a small group of traditional US small aircraft manufacturers, a senior executive tells Flightglobal. The new studies replace plans to develop a smaller, four-seat, hybrid-electric general aviation aircraft after demonstrating the propulsion technology in a future two-seat trainer and current two-seat prototype.

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Alessandro Borns's curator insight, July 23, 6:26 PM

Even though airliners burn 10's of tonnes of fuel per hour they do in fact burn less fuel per passenger mile than any hybrid car on the market today. This does however still mean that they burn tonnes of fossil fuels. With the advancement of battery technology in recent years it has finally become feasible for smaller commuter category aircraft, such as the ones that link regional towns to major hubs, to be powered by hybrid-electric power plants resulting in lower carbon emissions. This is important not only to myself, but the future generations who will be left to deal with what the current generation leave behind.

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Throwback Thursday: Air France’s Concorde world tour stopped at DFW

Throwback Thursday: Air France’s Concorde world tour stopped at DFW | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

This Throwback Thursday photo shows an Air France Concorde parked at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport in 1997. The supersonic jet was on an around-a-world trip.
The Concorde was a on 24-day tour that included stops in Las Vegas, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, China, India, Kenya, France and New York. The world tour cost $56,000 per person and included guided tours at each stop. The flight covered 26,000 miles.
The Star-Telegram’s G. Chambers Williams III flew on the New York to DFW portion of the trip and wrote this description, published on November 2, 1997.

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Boeing awarded $127m deal for new Air Force One work

Boeing awarded $127m deal for new Air Force One work | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Boeing will begin developing interior, power and electronic specifications for the next-generation “Air Force One” under a $127.3 million contract awarded by the US Air Force on 15 July. The award is intended to reduce the risk of delays and cost overruns before the USAF commits to full-scale development and procurement of up to three 747-8s, the Defense Department says in a contract award bulletin.

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How Google Glass helps Boeing build airplanes

How Google Glass helps Boeing build airplanes | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

New York: Tech giant Google’s Augmented Reality (AR) eyewear Google Glass may not have worked among real life consumers but the device is helping US aircraft manufacturing company Boeing build airplanes, media reported this week.
Citing a report from news website CIO.com, The Verge said that members of Boeing’s research and technology division used the original Google Glass to construct aircraft wire harnesses.

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Why did the historic 747 cross the road?

Why did the historic 747 cross the road? | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN)It was just a short trip across two streets, really.
Except it involved one of the biggest passenger airliners in the world.
There we were perhaps 200 aviation enthusiasts, Delta employees, news media and curious onlookers excited to see how Delta Air Lines would move an approximately 400,000-pound, 232-foot-long airplane from the outskirts of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, down two streets to the Delta Flight Museum.

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The Russian and Chinese jets taking on Boeing and Airbus in this $3 trillion area

The Russian and Chinese jets taking on Boeing and Airbus in this $3 trillion area | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Boeing's 737 Max made its international debut this week at the Farnborough airshow while Airbus was talking up the capabilities of its single-aisle rival the A320neo.
But lurking in the wings are upstarts from China and Russia aiming to take on the U.S. and European giants in the narrowbody plane segment, the most popular type of aircraft for carriers.
Irkut, a subsidiary of the Russian state-controlled United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) launched the MC-21 single-aisle jet last month in a ceremony attended by the country's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

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Electric planes are the future, says Paul Priestman

Electric planes are the future, says Paul Priestman | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Advances in electric motors could see jet aeroplanes replaced by battery-powered craft and usher in a new era of personalised electric flying machines.
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Solar Impulse is now in Egypt

Solar Impulse is now in Egypt | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
The solar plane Solar Impulse 2 just landed in Cairo after more than 2 days flight from Sevilla with André Borschberg on his last flight
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André just took off for his last flight on Solar Impulse 2 !

André just took off for his last flight on Solar Impulse 2 ! | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
André Borschberg took off for his last flight on this adventure around the world in a solar airplane at 04:20AM UTC, 06:20AM CET, 00:20AM EDT on July 11th. This is Solar Impulse’s penultimate flight before reaching their long-awaited finish line and starting point, Abu Dhabi. The flight is expected to last 50 hours and 30 minutes from Seville International Airport to Cairo International Airport.
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Awesome A340 Cockpit Flight to St Maarten!

In the cockpit of the Airbus A340-300 with the Air France pilots for a flight from Paris CDG to the beautiful St Maarten and back! INF
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British Airways takes delivery of 12th A380 | Business Traveller

British Airways takes delivery of 12th A380 | Business Traveller | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
British Airways has welcomed its 12th Airbus A380 superjumbo into its fleet. The latest delivery is the last in the carrier’s firm order for the double-decker aircraft. BA does have options for a further seven A380s, but is more likely to consider leasing further superjumbos from other airlines than converting these to firm orders.
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Espace : Airbus passe aux mini-satellites

Espace : Airbus passe aux mini-satellites | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Moins haut, moins cher. » Le slogan semble peu ambitieux, mais c'est une réalité qui chamboule actuellement le marché des satellites. Le grand public associe Airbus aux avions. Airbus Defense and Space est pourtant numéro un européen et numéro deux mondial de l'industrie spatiale, spécialisé dans la construction de satellites (télécoms et observation de la Terre). L'assemblage des précieux engins est effectué à Toulouse, où phosphorent 3 000 salariés. Jusqu'à il y a peu, moins d'une dizaine de ces bijoux de technologie, capables de résister aux terribles conditions de l'espace, sortaient d'usine chaque année.

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Facebook fait voler son drone de la taille d'un Boeing 737

Facebook fait voler son drone de la taille d'un Boeing 737 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Ce vol de test à permis de collecter des données sur les réactions du drone en situation réelle : vent, aérodynamisme, fonctionnement du système d'autopilotage, consommation d'énergie. Du premier test à la mise en production, il pourrait cependant s'écouler une temps considérable. "Nous allons pousser Aquila jusqu'à ses limites avec une longue série de tests dans les prochains mois et années", indique Jay Parikh, de Facebook. "

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Un Boeing centenaire rêve de Mars et de vols supersoniques

Un Boeing centenaire rêve de Mars et de vols supersoniques | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Boeing, centenaire depuis peu, réfléchit à des projets tels que des vols civils supersoniques et une fusée capable de transporter des passagers vers d'autres planètes.
Mais l'innovation sera maîtrisée pour ne pas mettre en péril l'avenir de l'avionneur, a dit à la presse le directeur général, Dennis Muilenburg, lors d'une cérémonie commémorant la création de la société par William Boeing le 15 juillet 1916 à Seattle.
"Nous avons gagné pendant 100 ans grâce à l'innovation", a-t-il déclaré. "La clé c'est une innovation maîtrisée; nous prendrons des risques et investirons de manière avisée".

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Airbus And Intel are Using Drones to Inspect Airplanes

Airbus And Intel are Using Drones to Inspect Airplanes | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Airbus airbus-group-n-v showed off this week at the Farnborough International Airshow in England how it uses drones to inspect airplanes.
The aircraft manufacturer outfitted the drone with a camera so it could take pictures of one of its airplanes and look for scratches, dents, and other damages. Airbus can then use those images to construct a 3D digital model of the plane that the company said can help prevent and reduce additional airplane damage.

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While many associate drones as a danger to aircraft, this article is a great example of drones working to improve safety. Not only do they help staff inspect aircraft, but they also can prevent occupational danger such as noise, weather and working at heights. Being able to inspect an aircraft in greater detail that would otherwise require major infrastructure such as cranes and scaffolding the engineers have the ability to discover defects which could possibly go unnoticed until the aircraft goes in for routine maintenance. Along with the environmental factors which pilots and ground crew are exposed to, any increases in safety have a direct and positive effect on myself and the industry.

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Birthday bash: Boeing rolls out jets from 707 to 787 to celebrate

Birthday bash: Boeing rolls out jets from 707 to 787 to celebrate | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Boeing officially celebrated its 100th anniversary Friday, marking the occasion with a celebration for employees and spectators Friday at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.
The U.S. jetmaker showed off all of its modern “7 series” passenger aircraft at the event. The lineup included everything from Boeing's 707 that revolutionized the jet age when it debuted in the 1950s to the state-of-the art 787 Dreamliner that entered commercial service in 2012.

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Airbus beats Boeing on orders tally at Farnborough show

Airbus beats Boeing on orders tally at Farnborough show | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Airbus thumped rival Boeing to end the Farnborough Airshow with 279 orders and commitments worth $35 billion at list prices, but orders from both planemakers fell compared with the sister show in Paris last year.
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Solar Impulse’s last flight confirmed today at 22:00 UTC!

Solar Impulse’s last flight confirmed today at 22:00 UTC! | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Today, Saturday July 16th, Solar Impulse will takeoff for the last time on the attempt to circumnavigate the globe. A continuous criss-cross between thrill and sadness, we are finding it difficult to balance our emotions to prepare for our final landing. Bertrand Piccard will takeoff with Si2 from Cairo, Egypt on July 16th at 22:00 UTC, 11:00PM CET, 6:00PM EDT. 
The flight is expected to last 48 hours, completing the round-the-world solar flights upon touch down in Abu Dhabi. This is your last chance to be a part of this adventure - we have an entire live experience set up for you with a live television show with important interviews and essential information
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Photo: An Air France Boeing 777-300ER in Paris

Photo: An Air France Boeing 777-300ER in Paris | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
An Air France Boeing 777-300ER just landed in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
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Emirates named world's best airline in 2016 Skytrax awards

Emirates named world's best airline in 2016 Skytrax awards | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Farnborough, England (CNN)The world's best airline for 2016 is Emirates, according to a survey of millions of airline passengers conducted by Skytrax.
The international airline, based in Dubai, won the top honors at Tuesday's Skytrax World Airline Awards ceremony at the Farnborough International Airshow in England.
As jet engines screamed from the Farnborough airfield and thousands of visiting aviation geeks explored the airshow, smiling flight attendants dressed in brightly colored uniforms stepped to the stage as each award was announced.

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André Borschberg on his final flight on Solar Impulse 2

André Borschberg on his final flight on Solar Impulse 2 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
The solar plane "Solar Impulse 2" is flying from Seville (Spain) to Cairo (Egypt) at this very moment with André Borschberg. This will be his last flight on the epic solar plane intended to finally close the round the world trip in Abu Dabi where the flight started. We are facing historic moments right now....and I encourage you to join the end of this flight LIVE on 
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Solar Impulse 2 taking off from Sevilla to Cairo on July 11th

Solar Impulse 2 taking off from Sevilla to Cairo on July 11th | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

We’re flying to Egypt, come with us! Soon, we will be on our way over the Mediterranean Sea from Seville, Spain to Cairo, Egypt for a 48 hour flight. André Borschberg will be at the controls for this flight - the second to last flight on this round-the-world adventure without a single drop of fuel.
André will takeoff at 04:30AM UTC, 06:30AM CET and 00:30AM EDT on July 11th from Seville International Airport in Spain and is expected to land in Cairo International Airport on July 13th.

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Video: Boeing reveals new ANA Highlight 787-9 Dreamliner capabilities

Video: Boeing reveals new ANA Highlight 787-9 Dreamliner capabilities | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Boeing has released a demonstration video of its new ANA Highlight 787-9 Dreamliner, the same aircraft due to perform between July 11-13 at the Farnborough International Airshow.
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