Archive | November, 2011

American Airlines – a United, or a Pan Am?

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Take advantage of a seasonal discount at the Flightglobal Image Store

Have you ventured out into the misty, cold and darkness and waded through the Autumn leaves to begin your Christmas shopping? Flightglobal has a better idea. Why not stay at home and do your holiday shopping online? This is especially appealing if you know certain friends or family members are excited by aircraft and things aviation.  Look no […]

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Silent aircraft and the China syndrome

Professor Dame Ann Dowling of the Cambridge University engineering department is certainly an expert on aerodynamics, as amply evident from her Brabazon lecture at the Royal Aeronautical Society this week in which she presented, along with colleague and propulsion specialist Tom Hynes, a radical concept for a blended wing body airliner powered by three-fan engines […]

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Avoid Christmas disappointment – order today!

Just $345 plus $65 shipping, from Bader Models – any model airplane you like. No explanation needed or possible, really:

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VIDEO: The Dubai air show flying display #DXB11

I feel the need, the need for speed:

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Wherefore Airbus if the euro falls apart?

At the EADS nine-month results analysts conference call, finance director Hans Peter Ring just confirmed that Airbus has begun making sale contracts with airlines denominated in euros, breaking from the industry standard of dollar-based pricing. And, he adds: “It is a number [of contracts] which is starting to become significant.”For EADS/Airbus, working in euros makes […]

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Qantas forced to turn off engine during flight, again

A Qantas Airways Airbus A380 was forced to take a diversion from its scheduled flight from Singapore to London, due to an oil problem, causing one of its four Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines to shut down. Flight QF31 flew for around two-and-a-half hours with only three functioning engines before landing safely in Dubai. The aircraft […]

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Tier 1 suppliers: on the way out?

Interesting thought from GKN technical director Rich Oldfield – the aerospace industry is evolving to leave no room for tier 1 suppliers, those providers of major structural components and systems to airframers like Airbus and Boeing.What Oldfield is anticipating is an increasing reliance by the airframers on what he calls “super tier 1s”, who are […]

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Ryanair unveils new 2012 Cabin Crew Charity Calendar

Irish low-cost carrier, Ryanair, has launched the latest edition of its popular charity calendar, which features various members of its cabin crew in glamorous attire and poses.Now in its fourth year, the calendar continues to attract much attention from enthusiasts around the world. This year’s edition features 13 members of Ryanair’s cabin crew staff in […]

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