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  • Vintage departures mark final closure of historic Berlin Tempelhof


    Eighty-five years after being designated as Berlin Airport, the German capital's historic downtown Tempelhof Airport has closed with the departure of its...


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  • Hitler's favourite airport could be saved by investors


    <P><A href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tempelhof_International_Airport">Berlin-Tempelhof</A>, Hitler’s favourite...


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  • When seeking innovation, don't discount organisation

    News | 16 Dec 2013 11:25 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Tom Enders closed 2013 with some inspiring words on innovation. Giving the annual Wilbur and Orville Wright lecture at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London, the EADS chief executive urged a packed house to support the aggressive pursuit of new technical horizons – because the alternative is stagnation in aviation and spaceflight and loss of the spillover benefits that for a century have supported other industries and a vibrant economy.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/When-seeking-innovation-dont-discount-organisation-394135/
  • Boeing 787 awarded 2011 Collier Trophy

    News | 13 Mar 2012 21:44 | Jon Ostrower

    <p>Boeing's 787 has been named the 2011 recipient of the prestigious Collier Trophy, joining past Boeing commercial honourees the 747, 757, 767 and 777.</p><p>"We...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-787-awarded-2011-Collier-Trophy-369476/
  • Vintage departures mark final closure of historic Berlin Tempelhof

    News | 31 Oct 2008 09:07 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Eighty-five years after being designated as Berlin Airport, the German capital's historic downtown Tempelhof Airport has closed with the departure of its...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Vintage-departures-mark-final-closure-of-historic-Berlin-Tempelhof-318197/
  • Hitler's favourite airport could be saved by investors

    News | 23 May 2007 14:52 | Aimée Turner

    <P><A href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tempelhof_International_Airport">Berlin-Tempelhof</A>, Hitler’s favourite airport, could yet be rescued by one of the world’s most influential Jewish philanthropists. </P> <P>Cosmetics billionaire, <A href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Lauder" target=_blank>New&nbsp;York socialite and art collector Ronald Lauder </A>– son of the celebrated Estée Lauder - is behind a €350m (£235m) project to turn the Third Reich architectural relic into a luxury fly-in health clinic for Europe’s super rich.</P> <P>Berlin's cash-strapped city fathers earlier this year finally cleared the way to develop the proposed new <A href="http://www.berlin-airport.de/EN/BBI/index.html" target=_blank>Berlin&nbsp;Brandenburg International (BBI) </A>on the site of the present Schönefeld airport to the south east of the city, handling an annual 22 million passengers. </P> <P>Inner city Tempelhof - as well as Tegel - was earmarked for closure as a result. </P> <P alignhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Hitlers-favourite-airport-could-be-saved-by-investors-214187/
  • G550 scoops 2003 Collier safety award

    News | 25 Feb 2004 00:00

    <p>The Gulfstream G550 has been awarded the prestigious 2003 Collier Trophy by the National Aeronautic Association. The annual award, announced last Friday, is given for technology and safety advances in the industry. </p> <p>Judges praised the G550 for meeting the criteria of providing "the greatest achievement in aeronautics in the United States with respect to improving the performance efficiency or safety of air or space vehicles". </p> <p>Runway</p> <p>The G550s most significant safety feature is its Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) which allow pilots to see runway and surrounding areas in conditions of limited visibility such as at night or in fog. </p> <p>The PlaneView cockpit developed for the G550 and now featured on the G350 and G450 was acknowledged as another of the jet's groundbreaking features. </p> <p>It has replaced dials and gauges with a streamlined large-format display with graphic interfaces. The new cockpit design cuts down on the clutter found in conventional flhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/G550-scoops-2003-Collier-safety-award-179824/
  • Weather bedevils Wright flight

    News | 23 Dec 2003 00:00

    <p>GRAHAM WARWICK / KITTY HAWK</p> <p>Die-hard aviation followers brave downpour to watch restaging of 1903's achievement, only to be disappointed</p> <p>Thousands of hard-core aviation enthusiasts endured torrential rain to witness two unsuccessful attempts at restaging the Wright brothers' historic first powered flight. Lack of engine power and unco-operative weather prevented the US Experimental Aircraft Association's Wright 1903 Flyer reproduction flying at Kill Devil Hills, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on 17 December, exactly 100 years after the Wright brothers' first powered flight.</p> <p>The re-enactment attempt was the centrepiece of centennial celebrations that drew a crowd of almost 35,000 to Kill Devil Hills, where the Wrights made their first successful powered flights on 17 December 1903. The Flyer, a painstakingly authentic reproduction built by the Wright Experience, had twice flown successfully during testing, on 20 November and 3 December, when the weather co-ophttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Weather-bedevils-Wright-flight-175597/