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Virgin A340-300 in fire emergency

Initial inspection of Virgin Atlantic‘s long-haul Airbus fleet, after a fire emergency on an A340-300, has found a number of aircraft missing wiring-protection components in the area of their on-board bar units. Continue reading…

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Ash cloud threat to jet engines over Anchorage

Picture credit – Chris Waythomas, courtesy Alaska Volcano Observatory/U.S. Geological Survey Scientists at the Alaska Volcano Observatory are using data gathered from daily aircraft flights over Mount Redoubt, along with information from other sensors, to try to determine whether and when the volcano is going to erupt. The volcano, located about 100 miles southwest of […]

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UK authorities to revise Airbus A380 wake vortex separation standards

Picture credit: Max Kingsley Jones UK authorities are to revise certain Airbus A380 wake vortex separation standards after concluding that further examination of operational issues is needed. Read on…

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Air India 707 crash wreckage on Mont Blanc

  In the centre of this photograph is said to be the wreckage of the Air India Boeing 707 (en route from Bombay to New York via Beirut, Geneva and London) that crashed into Mont Blanc on this day in 1966. The Flight archives recorded the accident briefly because the magazine issue came out two […]

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US Airways Airbus A320 crashes into New York’s Hudson River

Here is a picture taken by citizen journalist Janis Krums, who was on a ferry on the Hudson River at the time the US Airways A320 crashed onto the water. He captioned the image on Twitpic: “There’s a plane in the Hudson. I’m on the ferry going to pick up the people. Crazy.” Speaking of […]

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An AVRO “slight mishap”

  Flight reported a “slight mishap” that occurred on 24 December to A.V. Roe’s triplane. “After making several good flights at Wembley Park Mr. A. V. Roe had a slight mishap on Christmas Eve, of which we are able to give a snapshot.” The article shows a before and after picture and reported that “Mr. Roe […]

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Nose section of Pan Am’s Boeing 747 Flight 103

The people of Lockerbie and the relatives of the 270 people killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over the town marked the 20th anniversary of the tragedy yesterday. The Boeing 747 was blown up over the Scottish town on 21 December 1988, claiming the lives of everyone on the aircraft and 11 people […]

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US Department for Defense want new vertical lift technology

The US Department of Defense has assigned a key architect of the project that became the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme to look at launching an all-new, “future vertical lift” (FVL) aircraft to enter service after 2020. A key goal will be to reduce the danger of aircraft operating in vertical lift mode. Operations in […]

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Lockheed Martin’s C-130 starboard wing

  The RAF is “determined” to learn the lessons following the loss of one of its C130K transport aircraft that exploded in mid-air after enemy action started a fire in its starboard outer wing in Iraq in 2005. The aircraft crashed following…   More images of the Lockheed Martin C-130 on this blog Image courtesy […]

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