September 2010 Archives
The Demon UAV (pictured below), an adapted BAE Systems Eclipse, first flew on 17 September with its flight control surfaces deactivated during a portion of the flight to test a new aerodynamic circulation control system.
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Smoke in the cockpit and an inability to maintain altitude forced a UPS Boeing 747-400 crew to attempt a return to Dubai before the aircraft crashed near the airport, killing both pilots. Continue reading...
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Tony writes of the aircraft:
I saw these two Antanovs from the main road and just had to stop!During a later visit to Leszno this year, one of the [An-2s] was actually flying around the town centre of Leszno very low (200ft?) during some kind of private flying show at the gliding centre. I went back to the airfield, but we couldn't get in.There's a MIG15 at Poznan airport I want to shoot next time, also!
The USCG already has 10 CN-235s in operation, dubbed HC-144A Ocean Sentry by the service, with an eleventh due to be delivered later this year. It also holds options for up to six more and has plans for a total of 36. The latest order, placed through EADS North America, is worth $117 million. Deliveries are due from 2011. Continued reading...
It is also the first time the airliner has operated a scheduled service to and from a regional airport.
The aircraft departed with a packed load, breaking a Manchester Airport record with the largest number of passengers ever to depart on a scheduled flight from the airport.
The A380 now operates one of Emirates' two daily flights from Manchester to Dubai, where passengers from the UK's North West can connect to services to points across the globe including popular destinations like Australia, South Africa, India, Thailand and China.