A380 Highlight of India Aviation 2014

Mar 12, 2014 No Comments

The world’s largest commercial plane, the Airbus A380, was the star attraction at the India Aviation 2014, the country’s largest civil aviation event that began here Wednesday. Emirates and Airbus arranged the display of the plane at Begumpet airport located in the heart of the city. Visitors were spellbound to see the luxury interiors, including first class private [...]

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Aboard a C-130 During Airliner Search

Mar 12, 2014 No Comments

Day five of the search for the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 failed to find a trace of the Boeing 777-200 plane. The jetliner vanished from the radars on early Saturday morning with more then 200 passengers and crew on board. Singapore has dispatched three ships and two planes to join in search. For the video by Jeremy [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Mar 11, 2014 No Comments

1894 – Birth of Emil Thuy, German World War I fighter ace; he became an adviser to the Finnish air force and was involved in the secret origins of the Luftwaffe within the Soviet Union. 1918 – Canadian World War I fighter ace Frank Granger Quigley shoots down a balloon and later, in a single mission, three [...]

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NATO Flying Eastern Europe AWACS Missions

Mar 11, 2014 No Comments

On Monday, the North Atlantic Council announced that it is to begin flying airborne early warning flights in response to the situation in Ukraine, where pro-Russian forces are largely in control of Crimea. NATO will fly Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACS (airborne early warning and control) aircraft in the airspace of member states Poland and Romania, which [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Mar 10, 2014 No Comments

1894 – Birth of Joseph Marie Xavier de Sevin, French World War I flying ace and World War II high-ranking officer. 1936 – First flight of the Fairey Battle (shown), a British single-engine light bomber. 1948 – NASA test pilot Herbert Henry Hoover becomes the first civilian to exceed the speed of sound when he [...]

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Snowbirds Recommit to Oregon Air Show

Mar 10, 2014 No Comments

In a surprise announcement recently, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds reversed direction and informed Oregon International Air Show officials that the team will in fact perform at this summer’s event. The announcement came four weeks after the Snowbirds cancelled all of their 2014 U.S. air show appearances — including their planned performances at Hillsboro’s air show [...]

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JAL 787 Makes Emergency Landing in Hawaii

Mar 10, 2014 No Comments

A Japan Airlines flight from Tokyo to San Francisco has made an emergency landing in Honolulu, reportedly because of a possible problem with its hydraulic system. The pilot of the Dreamliner flight JL002, carrying 171 passengers and crew, decided to divert to Hawaii after a warning message about falling pressure of lubricant oil in its right engine, according [...]

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The Latest on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Mar 10, 2014 No Comments

Two days ago, a Malaysian passenger jet with more than 200 people on board vanished in the skies over Southeast Asia. On Monday, investigators appeared to be no closer to explaining how a large plane could disappear into thin air. A large-scale search involving boats and planes from a range of countries continues at sea. Relatives [...]

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