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  • GlobalFlyer wins record, despite electrical fault and diversion


    <P><BR>Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer pilot Steve Fossett succeeded in his bid to break the endurance record for powered...


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  • GlobalFlyer wins record, despite electrical fault and diversion

    News | 13 Feb 2006 16:23

    <P><BR>Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer pilot Steve Fossett succeeded in his bid to break the endurance record for powered flight, despite landing 45min earlier than planned.<BR> <TABLE borderColor=#000000 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=445 align=center bgColor=#ffffff border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD> <P align=right><IMG height=297 alt="GlobalFlyer landing W445" hspace=2 src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=11465" width=445 vspace=2 border=1><BR><SUP>© Chris Parsons</SUP></P></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><BR>He had to divert to Hurn airport, in the southern UK city of Bournemouth, 45min early before he would have touched down at his original destination, Manston Kent international airport, due to electrical failure. After about 75h in flight, following his 07:22 local time take off from NASA’s John F Kennedy Space Center Space Shuttle runway on 8 February, Fossett was 40km (25miles) west of London Heathrow airport.<BR><BR>Suffering electrical problems he declared a Mayday and GlobalFlyer chiehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/GlobalFlyer-wins-record-despite-electrical-fault-and-diversion-204647/
  • MK Airlines ditches Manston for Ostend

    News | 24 Aug 2004 13:54 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Freight operator MK Airlines has relocated its entire flight operation away from Manston Kent International Airport near London to the Belgian cargo airport at Ostend, in a bid to keep costs down.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><u1:p></u1:p>MK Airlines says that it has, over the past week, been forced to establish the new European base after failing to reach a settlement with the UK airport’s operator, PlaneStation, over costs of operation.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><u1:p></u1:p>The carrier has a fleet of 16 aircraft – a mix of Boeing 747 and McDonnell Douglas DC-8 freighters – and expects to operate around eight to 12 flights weekly from Ostend.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MK-Airlines-ditches-Manston-for-Ostend-278257/