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Hacker on a Plane: FBI Seizes Researcher’s Gear

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The FBI seized equipment from noted security researcher Chris Roberts on Wednesday, alleging that Roberts may have tampered with the systems aboard a United flight to Chicago, based upon a tweet he made about purportedly being able to access the aircraft's EICAS system. Roberts denies the claim. (securityledger.com) Ещё...

Solar-powered plane on round-the-world flight gets stuck in China

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(CNN)The Solar Impulse 2, the experimental plane attempting to fly around the world without using a drop of fuel, has been grounded by the weather in China. What was supposed to be an overnight pit stop in the southwestern city of Chongqing has now stretched into a two-and-a-half week stay. (www.cnn.com) Ещё...

Boeing 737 MAX: performance with reported engine SFC shortfall

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There have been persistent reports that the CFM LEAP engines should be behind their fuel consumption targets. We commented on these rumors recently and have since got further Market Intelligence from those with direct knowledge confirming that the LEAP-1B for 737 MAX is behind target Specific Fuel Consumption (SFC). As we commented before, the key is to what degree any deficit will be ameliorated before Entry Into Service (EIS) and how remaining gaps, if any, are handled. It would not be the… (leehamnews.com) Ещё...

The plane that can fly backwards

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The Antonov An-2 first flew in 1947, as the Soviet Union was rebuilding after the tumult of World War II. Even on its maiden flight it looked archaic; aviation technology had already joined the jet age. But the An-2 was an incredibly sound design – built in the thousands, exported all across the globe, and still serving nearly 70 years after decades of production. And the plane has one very special attribute – aside from its remarkably short take-off and landing – that should be physically… (www.bbc.com) Ещё...

“Mobile Vacuum Trash Compactor” wins Crystal Cabin Award

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The Airbus’ supported university project for the development of a mobile vacuum trash compactor has been awarded with a Cabin Crystal Awards in the Category University. The innovative concept provides significant weight reduction, better space utilisation and less system complexity by using the on-board vacuum toilet system or waste water system as pressure source for a compaction mechanism. Today’s trash compactor technologies are based on electromechanical compactors which are heavy (80 kg –… (www.airbus.com) Ещё...

Costa Mesa teen begins helicopter lessons in February, flies cross country in April

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Two weeks ago, the newly enrolled flight student proved she had the chops to be an aviator, when she flew a small helicopter 2,000 miles to Tennessee over a four-day stretch. (www.ocregister.com) Ещё...

JAL plane aborts landing after car spotted on runway at Tokushima airport

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Article includes video from airport camera which shows the car on the runway. (www.japantoday.com) Ещё...

United flight skids off runway

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A United flight landing at Houston skidded off the runway. All 167 aboard okay. (abc13.com) Ещё...

Emirates Announces Deal With Rolls Royce for 50 Trent 900 Engines

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Earlier today, Rolls Royce announced its largest engine order ever with Emirates Airline. The order, worth $9.2 Billion will provide Emirates with engines to power 50 A380's, which will begin to enter service in 2016. (www.rolls-royce.com) Ещё...

GULFSTREAM BEIJING RECEIVES FAA Part 145 AUTHORIZATION

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SAVANNAH, Georgia, April 13, 2015 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s service center in Beijing, China, recently received Part 145 approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The authorization gives Gulfstream Beijing technicians the authority to perform base and line maintenance and provide aircraft-on-ground support for most U.S.-registered Gulfstream aircraft. (gulfstreamnews.com) Ещё...

B-47 Pilot Familiarization Video -- 1952

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A 1952 dramatized orientation film about the B-47 Stratojet starring Reed Hadley. U.S. Air Force training film #TF 1-4727, "The B-47: Pilot's Familiarization." (youtu.be) Ещё...

Seven cabin innovations at Aircraft Interior Expo 2015

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This week the future aircraft cabin were revealed at the 2015 Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany. Seven of the world's smartest ideas for the aircraft cabin were awarded on Tuesday, April 14th with the "Cabin Oscar" - the Chrystal Cabin Award. (www.aviationanalysis.net) Ещё...

New Antonov An-178 airlifter rolled out

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Antonov rolled out the first flight test prototype of the AN-178 medium lift airlifter on April 15. (www.aviationanalysis.net) Ещё...

10 Amazing Pilots You've Probably Never Heard Of

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There have been millions of pilots and a few hundred really great ones, those whose achievements pushed the boundaries of flight. Names like Neil Armstrong, Charles Lindbergh, Chuck Yeager, Orville and Wilbur Wright, Manfred von Richtofen, and Amelia Earhart are familiar to aviators and non-fliers alike. Others, like those featured here, are known to aviation history buffs and to almost no one else. Here are some remarkable ones. (www.flyingmag.com) Ещё...

Plane crashes in US 59 median south of Diboll, TX

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ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Three people have been taken to a Lufkin hospital for what appears to be cautionary reasons following a twin-engine plane crash on US 59 south of Diboll Friday morning. The crash occurred at 7:47 a.m. and the plane landed in the median of US 59, a half-mile south of Diboll. Officials from FAA are on the way to investigate the crash. DPS is having to shut down part of the northbound lane, as part of a wing is on the highway. According to DPS, the Cessna 421B… (www.ktre.com) Ещё...

At 10 years young, the A380 continues to “spread its love” for passengers and airline operators alike

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When the A380 performed its maiden flight 10 years ago this month, it was clear that Airbus was once again shaping the future of air transportation. A decade later, the company’s vision and passion for aviation are keeping the A380 at the forefront – providing a very large jetliner that is more than ever meeting passengers’ changing expectations and matching the evolving trends in air traffic, while generating significant revenue for its operators. (www.airbus.com) Ещё...

Embraer E-Jet Deliveries Could Overlap With E2 For Three Years

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Embraer will likely continue production of its current-generation E-Jets even as the company begins producing and delivering comparable versions of its next-generation E-Jet E2s, says a top Embraer executive. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

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