The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Seville on Thursday, completing its historic trip across the Atlantic Ocean. Solar Impulse 2, a sun-powered aircraft, took off from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City at 2:30 a.m. on June 20. The flight to Seville, Spain, took approximately 90 hours to complete—traveling at 140 km/h (about 87 mph). Bertrand Piccard, a Swiss adventurer, piloted the airplane.
Boeing's 747 jumbo jet is on life support. With less than two dozen orders left on the books, the company is scrambling to find new buyers for the its most famous airplane. According to Bloomberg's Julie Johnson, Boeing is close to landing a firm order for 10 747-8 freighters from Russia's Volga-Dnepr Group and its subsidiary AirBridgeCargo Airlines.
What are the biggest challenges when preparing for the Atlantic Crossing? If you consider a long flight like this over the Atlantic Ocean, you have to keep in mind that the weather needs to be predicted in advance (approximately 5 days). As we all know, weather is difficult to anticipate and therefore we will have to adapt to all challenges as they arise. Over the Atlantic Ocean, the weather can be rather unstable and unsettling so we can definitely expect to cross a cold front during the flight. As many sailors have expressed before, the Atlantic Ocean holds the most difficult winds they have ever encountered.
The world's largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380, is offering to reconfigure its economy cabin layout to squeeze in more passengers. Tweaks to the superjumbo design would create an 11th seat to some rows, with 5 people instead of 4 sat in the middle section. Airbus says the design will mean economy, or coach, can be split in to three different pricing sections.
In 1903, the Wright brothers invented the airplane. In 1910, Glenn H. Curtiss topped their monopoly on aviation.
In May 1910 pioneering pilot Glenn H. Curtiss brought all of Manhattan to a standstill with a record-breaking feat of aviation. At the time, Curtiss was fighting a legal battle to break the Wright brothers’ monopoly over all powered human flight, but it was bleeding him dry. In order to pay his lawyers, Curtiss had to do the impossible. He had to win an impossible prize.
Boeing is studying the potential use of the larger CFM Leap-1A on a further stretch of the 737 MAX as part of efforts to counter the growing sales lead of the competing Airbus A321neo. The development, which would conceivably give Boeing a relatively quick-reaction, tactical response to the higher capacity Airbus, is believed to include adding at least four more seat rows to increase maximum capacity to around 190 passengers.
Le président de l'avionneur Airbus, Tom Enders, a reconnu des "erreurs énormes" suite aux différents retards et problèmes techniques liés à l'avion de transport militaire A400M , tout en rejetant une part de responsabilité sur les gouvernements européens."Nous avons sous-estimé les problèmes de moteur et sommes rattrapés par ce péché originel", a-t-il déclaré dans une interview publiée dimanche par l'édition dominicale du quotidien Bild.
The 757 was always a bit of an odd duck for Boeing. It's a twin-engine narrow-body airliner that's larger than the run-of-the-mill 737, but smaller than wide-body jets like the 787 Dreamliner. It's a true tweener in Boeing's lineup.
With a major order from Delta Air Lines (DAL), Canada’s Bombardier is ready to disrupt the Boeing (BA)–Airbus (EADSY) duopoly, according to a report Tuesday from Moody’s. Earlier this year, Bombardier scored an order for 75 narrow-body CS100 jets from Delta, with an option for 50 more. It was the largest-ever order for Bombardier’s commercial aircraft business, and Delta is expected to become the biggest C Series customer, Moody’s said.
Avec une marge nette de 19 % sur l’exercice 2015-2016, la compagnie low cost européenne est devenue la plus rentable des grandes compagnies aériennes. Championne incontestée des profits dans le ciel européen, Ryanair est probablement devenue la compagnie aérienne la plus rentable au monde en 2015.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines introduced its unique orange-coloured Boeing 777-300. The well-known KLM Blue is being combined with orange highlights. The transition between the two colours features aspects of the Dutch flag. The combination emphasises KLM’s Dutch roots and pride in the national colour of the Netherlands.
It's been 9 days since André Borschberg landed in New York City after a flyover of the Statue of Liberty, Bertrand Piccard will attempt the Atlantic Crossing with a takeoff at 6:00AM UTC, 8:00AM CET, 2:00AM EDT on June 20th. This flight will be the first transatlantic solar and electric flight with zero fuel and zero emissions. A clear opening has allowed us to attempt a flight to Seville, Spain. André Borschberg will be monitoring the flight from the Mission Control Center in Monaco.
This flight will bring Solar Impulse over the Statue of Liberty to New York City, with a final landing at JFK. Over the past month, Solar Impulse 2 has crossed the United States, the land of pioneers - flying over the Golden Gate Bridge and now we will finally be flying over the Statue of Liberty. It's a symbolic flight, free from the constraints of fossil fuels.
German airline Lufthansa cancelled its flights between Germany and Venezuela over the weekend, in the latest sign of the socialist country's growing isolation and economic, social and political turmoil. Venezuela's economy is seen shrinking 8 percent this year, with hyperinflation averaging 481.5 percent, according to the International Monetary Fund. Lufthansa will halt the only remaining flight between Germany and Caracas from next month, the Financial Times newspaper reported on Sunday. The carrier said this reflected the country's declining economy and the difficulty of repatriating money from Venezuela due to currency controls.
Flying might consist of long hours, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a miserable experience. AirlineRatings.com rates airlines on everything from the level of comfort they provide to passengers to how safe their carriers are, and they recently ranked the top ten airlines with the best first class cabins. With lavish amenities that include multi-room apartments, double beds, and plush bedding, passengers can kick back and relax on their next flight.
Scared passengers and crew were evacuated from a Korean Air Boeing 777 on Friday after an apparent engine fire. Smoke was seen coming from the left engine, with 302 passengers and 17 crew members were evacuated onto the tarmac at Haneda Airport in Toyko.
Découvrez l'A350 d'Airbus sous un autre jour avec de nouveaux équipements luxueux destinés à l'aviation d'affaire. Airbus a présenté aujourd'hui au salon EBACE 2016 de Genève de nouveaux équipements de luxe pour son A350. Ce dernier équipé du système "Easyfit" se révèle particulièrement adaptable et permet de transformer les espaces intérieurs de l'avion avec facilité. L'avion de ligne se transforme ainsi en un jet d'affaire confortable et spacieux. Avec ce nouvel équipement, l'A350 rebaptisé ACJ350 XWB (pour "Xtra Widebody") peut accueillir jusqu'à 25 passagers sur une surface de 270 m2.
Solar Impulse with Bertrand Piccard at the controls was planned to fly from Dayton towards Lehigh Valley KABE on Tuesday morning (Dayton Time) May 24 Th. We experienced a brief cabinet failure which distributes the fan power needed to keep the mobile hangar inflated.
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