Recently in Event Category
I may be back in the office but my brain is still somewhere in a field in Hampshire (to borrow a choice phrase from Pulp's Sorted for Es and Whizz). And just as all the FG team have been left coping with their Farnborough hangovers, so too is Airbus Military after the A400M once again managed to sit out the flying display of a major air show. So, just as a Farnborough footnote, here's a nice picture of the Atlas on its way out of the show yesterday from user Hounddogone on flightglobal.com/airspace. It did waggle its wing-tips on the way out, so that probably constitutes a display, given the circumstances.
Credit: user Hounddogone on AirSpace
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Editorial content includes:
- Can Vulcan return for 2010? The Vulcan Operating Company (TVOC) pulled off what many thought was impossible when it returned XH558 to the air from Bruntingthorpe on 18 October 2007 after 14 years on the ground. To the delight of many, the delta-winged bomber - which had been the last Vulcan to fly in 1993 - made a triumphant return to the air display circuit in 2008. But as the year progressed, there were doubts amid the banking crisis that sufficient funds could be secured to get the aircraft back for a repeat in 2009.
- 787 first flight is just the start for gruelling programme: For Boeing, first flight may have been the end of a long road to get the 787 flying, but the milestone signals a start of a gruelling flight-test programme to validate and certificate technologies never before seen on a commercial aircraft.
- On a lighter and more festive note, we've put together Uncle Roger's Christmas quiz 2010. This is the first time we've put this quiz online and unlike in Flight International, we've afforded you multiple choice. This quiz is not easy, but if you know your eX2s from your GP7200s then you'll do fine.
The aircraft - designated ZA001 - touched down at 1:35PST at Boeing Field just south of Seattle and home to the company's flight test operations centre that will oversee the nine to 12 month certification process. Continue reading...
See also Flightglobal's dedicated 787 first flight page
The G250, a super midsize cabin, mid-range business jet, took off
from Ben Gurion International Airport today at 8:16 a.m. local time,
reaching an altitude of 32,000 ft and a speed of 0.7 mach. Landing gear
was retracted during the flight. Read more...
The impetus for Continental's move was the merger between Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines that was unveiled in April 2008. Delta and Continental have considerable overlap in the New York market and geographically close hubs in Atlanta and Houston.Recently Continental president Jeff Smisek told ATI sister publication Airline Business that the carrier fills a very valuable spot for Star. Prior to Continental joining the alliance Star had virtually no presence in the key New York market. Read more of our interview here...
At an event celebrating Continental's ascension to Star Alliance, the carrier unveiled a Star Alliance themed livery on a 757.
In other Star Alliance news, Continental and Asiana recently signed a codeshare agreement. Continental also signed such an agreement with ANA, and the entire group expects to launch a transatlantic JV in early 2010.