France’s Bureau d’Enquetes et d’Analyses has released details of the final few minutes of flight AF447, following the two-year recovery effort to retrieve the Airbus A330′s flight-data and cockpit-voice recorders. Presented here are the main sections of the BEA’s statement (in bold) and an explanation of the significance of each point: 01:35:46 The controller […]
Archive | May, 2011
These maps show the spread of the ash cloud from 06:00 BST, 12.00 BST and predicted spread of the cloud at 18.00 BST and 00.00 BST tonight. Art work by Tim Bicheno-Brown, Flightglobal’s senior editorial artist Map 2 Map 3 Map 4
Is it art imitating life or life imitating art?We recently covered one Siberian man’s party trick helicopter that opens bottle, balances glasses of water, and then gives a facial shave, but here’s a current ad from BMW featuring a KC-135 refuelling a BMW driver’s coffee cup. The ad’s tagline is that with the BMW 5 […]
We’ve heard a lot about US Airways flight 1549 that crashed into the Hudson River two years ago. Captain Chesley Sullenberger has received many accolades, including being named our “aviator of the year” in 2009, passengers recounted what they experienced on that chilly January day, and the Airbus A320 in question is planned to be […]
What’s 150 square metres, 1:87 in scale, and has 40,000 lights?The world’s largest model airport, which has opened in Hamburg, Germany. Called Knuffingen Airport, the diorama extravaganza is the work of twin brothers Frederik and Gerrit Braun, who Singularity Hub calls “energetic”. That’s for sure.The airport also boasts 15,000 figurines, 500 cars, 10,000 trees, 50 […]
Who says you can’t teach a helicopter new tricks?A Siberian pilot “bored with conventional forms of flight”, Russia Today says, has learned how to have his helicopter perform, err, party tricks. The chopper opens a bottle, balances a glass of water on a spatula, and then shaves a man without scraping him.Personally, I would have […]
Have you ever wanted to have dinner with Sir Richard Branson? Well earlier this month one passenger on a V Australia flight from Los Angeles got just that opportunity.Branson was travelling en route to Sydney for the unveiling of Virgin Australia and took advantage of the empty business class seat next to him, Travel Weekly […]
Photograph: AirSpace user Goose We acknowledge engine failures, hydraulic problems, and the like can be minor, everyday occurrences that do not require mention. But an exception should be made to last Saturday’s jetBlue flight 757 from New York JFK to Aruba.The A320 experienced a bird strike and safely returned to Kennedy, where passenger comments were, […]
The above screenshot of an Emirates A380 being struck by lightning while on approach to London Heathrow (full video below) may look scary, but our operations and safety editor David Learmount reminds us aircraft are designed to withstand such events.As he told the Daily Mail in an interview: ‘Planes get hit by lightning several times […]
Check out the dedicated page of features as part of the Dassault Falcon 2000S cutaway package including the flight test as performed by Flightglobal pilot Peter Collins. See whether he enjoyed his flying experience. You can buy this cutaway as a canvas print, a print or a range of other formats from Flightglobal’s Image Store and view it […]
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