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  • World's biggest jet engine takes to the skies: Prototype that will power Boeing's 406 seat [tr]

    03/16/2018 8:06:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2018 | Tom Collins
    Incredible footage has revealed the moment that the world's biggest jet engine took to the skies for the first time, ahead of its planned maiden commercial flight in 2020. The huge GE9X powerplant, which is as wide and tall as the fuselage of a Boeing 737, is being built for the latest version of the firm's long-haul 777, the 777X 'megaplane'. General Electric has now begun flight trials of the prototype, after delays caused by technical problems stopped tests originally planned for late last year.
  • Tour helicopter crashes into East River, pilot scrambles to safety [BREAKING STORY, 5 submerged]

    03/11/2018 5:23:01 PM PDT · by Enchante · 123 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 11, 2018 | By Larry Celona, Tina Moore, Joe Marino and Max Jaeger
    A tourist helicopter plunged into the East River on Sunday night, leaving at least five people trapped inside the sinking vessel while the pilot scrambled to safety, police sources said. The Eurocopter AS350 went down around 88th Street, near Gracie Mansion, at about 7:15 p.m., sources said. The pilot was able to get out and climb aboard a raft — but five others remained trapped inside the upside-down helicopter, according to sources.
  • United Airlines Flight: 'Pretty Much Everyone On the Plane Threw Up'

    03/04/2018 2:22:33 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 60 replies ^ | March 2, 2018 | Murphy Jr.
    Weather was pretty bad in the Northeast today. But no matter how bad your commute or travel plans were, I don't think they were worse than 50 or so souls aboard a United Airlines flight into Dulles airport outside Washington reportedly endured. The single line on an otherwise staid official report from the Aviation Weather Center at the National Weather Service says it all: P CRJ2/TB MOD-SEV/RM VERY BUMPY ON DESCENT. PRETTY MUCH EVERY ONE ON THE PLANE THREW UP. PILOTS WERE ON THE VERGE OF THROWING UP. AWC-WEB
  • Malaysia says new search for flight MH370 to end mid-June

    03/04/2018 2:32:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | MARCH 3, 2018 | Rozanna Latiff
    A search by a U.S. firm for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is expected to complete its survey by mid-June, the Southeast Asian nation said on Saturday, as families marked the fourth anniversary of one of aviation’s greatest mysteries. Flight MH370, carrying 239 people, disappeared on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014. Australia, China and Malaysia ended an unsuccessful A$200-million ($159.38 million) search across a 120,000 square-kilometer area in the Indian Ocean in January 2017, despite investigators urging authorities to extend the operation 25,000 sq km north of the search area.
  • Facts About Airbus Subsidies

    03/01/2018 3:17:21 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 17 replies
    Boeing ^ | Varies | Boeing
    For the last decade, the U.S. has pursued a case before the World Trade Organization (WTO) against illegal subsidies provided to Airbus by four European governments, which have given the European plane maker an unfair advantage in the global market. With government help, Airbus has captured 50% of the global commercial airplane market . The European Union has used delay and stall tactics to continue evading global trade rules by filing their own cases against the United States and ignoring WTO compliance rulings against their illegal practices. They’ve lost badly at every twist and turn, and now it’s time for...
  • non-Jewish WWI German flying ace who painted a Star of David on plane to annoy Hermann Goering

    03/01/2018 6:13:51 PM PST · by SJackson · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3-1-18
    The non-Jewish WWI German flying ace who painted a Star of David on his plane just to annoy Hermann Goering after he made Photos showing how a German fighter pilot painted a Jewish Star of David on his First World War plane just to annoy a racist Hermann Goering have come to light. Leutnant Adolf Auer wasn't Jewish himself but was upset when commanding officer Goering made anti semitic remarks about his own wingman, Willi Rosenstein. In revenge, Lt Auer painted the six-pointed Jewish symbol on the side of his Fokker biplane for Goering to see. Lt Auer painted a...
  • Georgia lawmakers yank tax break for Delta after airline cuts ties with NRA

    03/01/2018 2:40:42 PM PST · by tkocur · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1 March 2017 | Brooke Singman
    Georgia lawmakers voted to nix a tax benefit for Atlanta-based Delta as part of a broader tax package approved Thursday, following the airline's decision to sever ties with the National Rifle Association. The bill -- which includes a sweeping income tax cut -- cleared the state House on an overwhelming 135-24 vote, after being approved in the state Senate on a 44-10 vote. It now heads to the governor's desk. The final version dropped an earlier amendment that would have renewed a jet fuel tax exemption worth $50 million that was taken off the books in 2015. “Businesses have every...
  • Russia found a replacement for aircraft engines banned for export by Ukraine

    Taganrog Aviation Scientific-Technical Complex named after Beriev, producing Be-200, is remotoring from Ukrainian D-436 engines to SaM146 of Russian-French production, the head of the Bureau of Technical and Analytical Information of the enterprise Andrei Salnikov told RIA Novosti . We envisage the remotorization of the SaM146 engine (...). The work has been going on for a long time, we do not have any problems with the engines, "Salnikov said. According to him, the choice of engines for the Be-200 depends on the customers. The D-436 engines produced by the Zaporozhye Motor Sich plant are installed on the An-148 passenger aircraft...
  • The drone shot down by Israel was an Iranian copy of a U.S. craft, Israel says

    02/11/2018 5:33:57 PM PST · by Innovative · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb. 11, 2018 | Loveday Morris and Ruth Eglash
    The drone that Israel said it shot down this weekend appeared to have been developed by Iran from technology obtained when it captured a U.S. stealth aircraft in 2011, according to aviation experts and Israeli officials. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, a spokesman for Israel’s military, and Yuval Steinitz, a minister in Israel’s security cabinet, said the craft was a copy of a U.S. RQ-170 Sentinel spy drone, which Iran claims to have reverse-engineered.
  • Russian plane crash outside Moscow leaves 71 dead

    02/11/2018 6:27:19 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 55 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Sun February 11, 2018
    A Russian airliner crashed minutes after takeoff from one of Moscow's airports on Sunday, killing all 65 passengers and six crew members on board, officials said. The plane was an An-148, a regional jet belonging to Saratov Airlines, that had taken off from Domodedovo Airport and was headed to Orsk about 1,000 miles southeast of Moscow, REN-TV reported.
  • Four killed in small plane crash flying out of Henderson airport

    02/11/2018 9:08:13 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 35 replies
    News 3 LV ^ | 2/11/18 | Gabby Hart
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Four people were killed in a small plane crash that took off from the Henderson Executive Airport on Sunday morning. The plane went down Sunday morning in this mountainous area about 40 miles north of Los Angeles. It was headed to Van Nuys airport.
  • China’s J-20 stealth fighter jet lines up for combat duty, boosting firepower in the sky

    02/09/2018 3:17:11 PM PST · by cba123 · 38 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Friday, 09 February, 2018, 9:17pm | Kristin Huang
    China's J-20 stealth fighter has entered combat service, the country's armed forces confirmed on Friday, expanding the military's air power options as it presses on with a massive modernisation programme. People's Liberation Army Air Force spokesman Shen Jinke said the deployment of the J-20 to combat units would "help the air force better shoulder the sacred mission of safeguarding national sovereignty, security and territorial integrity". Shen said the air force was moving towards a modernised military service that could operate in all fronts, and had become an effective force to control, contain and win a war. (please see link for...
  • VIDEO - Bell V-280 Valor Reaches 80 Knots (New tilt-rotar aircraft)

    02/08/2018 5:58:07 PM PST · by gaijin · 20 replies
    2-min YouTube video showing V-280 Valor well out of hover. Nacelles are not yet fully rotated forward, as pictured above, but clip shows project coming along nicely. Nacelles feature rotational gear overlaid with video MOSAIC, apparently this feature is still technically sensitive; Osprey nacelles rotate as an integrated unit, Valor nacelles are bisected into fixed and rotational subcomponents.
  • The 'Black Sheep' of the Pacific War in color (TR)

    02/08/2018 8:07:10 AM PST · by DFG · 109 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 02/08/2018 | ALASTAIR TANCRED
    Fascinating pictures of America's famous WW2 Black Sheep Squadron whose efforts helped win the war in the Pacific have been released in vibrant color. The series shows the squadron's commanding officer, Colonel Gregory 'Pappy' Boyington who received the Medal of Honour and the Navy Cross, briefing his men on strategy and tactics before the 17 October 1943 attack on Kahili airdrome at Bougainville island, Papua New Guinea. In this raid 'Pappy' and 24 fighters circled the field where 60 enemy aircraft were based to goad them into sending a large force. In the ensuing air battle, 20 enemy aircraft were...
  • Airline sparks outrage after scantily-clad models put on show

    02/06/2018 10:30:53 AM PST · by Enterprise · 56 replies ^ | Jan. 28, 2018. | Kathleen Joyce
    A low-budget Vietnamese airline was fined Tuesday by aviation officials after scantily-clad models put on a sexy show for the country’s under-23 soccer team.
  • US Air Force B-52 Shatters Bombing Record While Blowing Taliban Training (T Vid)

    02/06/2018 11:17:51 AM PST · by rktman · 50 replies ^ | 2/6/2018 | Ryan Pickrell
    A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, America’s longest-serving bomber, set a new record for the most smart bombs dropped on the Taliban in Afghanistan, the U.S. Forces-Afghanistan revealed Tuesday. Shattering the previous record set in November, the American bomber dropped 24 precision-guided munitions during a 96-hour air campaign against Taliban training and narcotics facilities in Afghanistan, Fox News reports. The conventional rotary configuration on board allows the B-52s to easily unleash hell on the terrorists. “The Taliban have nowhere to hide,” Gen. John Nicholson, the unit commander, reportedly said in a statement. “There will be no safe haven for any...
  • Croatian military sues the Ukrainian government over 'fake' Mig-21 deal.

    02/05/2018 8:06:15 PM PST · by NorseViking · 4 replies
    The Croatian Ministry of Defense demanded that Ukraine replace the poorly repaired MiG-21 aircraft with new fighters. According to the newspaper Jutarnji list, citing an informed source in the defense ministry, it is about replacing a minimum of four aircraft. The scandal with the "fake" MiGs flared up in Croatia in 2016, when it turned out that most of the 12 Ukrainian planes repaired by Ukrspetsexport were unsuitable for flights.
  • The flyover at Super Bowl 52 is going to be unique. Here’s why.

    02/04/2018 8:17:27 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 96 replies ^ | Feb 4, 2018 | Ryan Van Bibber
    ... Besides this being the first time the Heritage Team has done this at the Super Bowl, there’s an interesting mix of aircraft flying over U.S. Bank Stadium. There are four planes representing three generations of aircraft for the flyover: one F-16, two A-10s and a P-51 (more about the planes themselves below). They’ll be flying in a diamond formation with the P-51 out in front, the two A-10s even with each other on the side and the F-16 bringing up the rear. “It’s a really unique formation to take a look at, because you never really get to see...
  • Tampa police: PCB man tries to steal 2 planes, crashes fuel truck (Panama City Beach, FL)

    01/30/2018 12:20:44 PM PST · by WeWaWes · 19 replies
    Panama City News Herald ^ | 01/30/2018 | News Herald Staff Report
    TAMPA — A Panama City Beach man is facing several charges after he allegedly tried to steal two planes from a Tampa airport and then crashed a fuel truck into a hangar, according to police reports.
  • Open Skies Trade Agreements Will Make American Flying Great Again

    01/27/2018 6:50:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | January 27, 2018 | Brian Darling
    I am a libertarianish conservative who proudly voted for Donald J. Trump for President. I, like most Americans, hate flying because of the hassle when you go through invasive TSA screening and do not like the fact that most airlines treat people like passengers on a crappy bus service. Our nationÂ’s big airlines have failed us, and they nickel and dime flyers when we want to bring an extra bag or want to make a last-minute change to a flight. In short, flying is not fun, and both the government and airlines have made it worse. One reason is the...