Top News on super constellation

  • VIDEO: Flying on the Breitling Super Constellation


    ​Straight after appearing at this year’s Farnborough air show, the Breitling Super Constellation operated a special flight on behalf of its original manufacturer, Lockheed-Martin, for a 45min low-level sortie around the English south coast.


  • Other News for super constellation

  • VIDEO: Flying on the Breitling Super Constellation


    ​Straight after appearing at this year’s Farnborough air show, the Breitling Super Constellation operated a special...


  • AERO INDIA: Newly-inducted C-130J makes public debut


    Among the high-profile debutants on show this week is the first US-produced aircraft to have entered Indian air force...


  • ESA studies 'super' constellation


    The European Space Agency is to study integrating telecommunications, Earth observation and navigation satellites into...


  • News Listings for super constellation

  • VIDEO: Flying on the Breitling Super Constellation

    News | 14 Aug 2014 16:17 | Max Kingsley-Jones

    ​Straight after appearing at this year’s Farnborough air show, the Breitling Super Constellation operated a special flight on behalf of its original manufacturer, Lockheed-Martin, for a 45min low-level sortie around the English south coast.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VIDEO-Flying-on-the-Breitling-Super-Constellation-402689/
  • AERO INDIA: Newly-inducted C-130J makes public debut

    News | 09 Feb 2011 06:00 | Craig Hoyle

    Among the high-profile debutants on show this week is the first US-produced aircraft to have entered Indian air force use in more than two decades ...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AERO-INDIA-Newly-inducted-C-130J-makes-public-debut-352927/
  • VIDEO: Take a guided tour on board the Breitling Super Connie

    News | 01 Jul 2009 16:00

    The Lockheed 1049 Super Constellation operated by Basle-based Swiss Super Constellation Flyers Association (SCFA) was a key attraction at this year’s Paris air show.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VIDEO-Take-a-guided-tour-on-board-the-Breitling-Super-Connie-329069/
  • Comment: When better is worse

    News | 22 May 2009 09:56

    <P>As flightdeck automation becomes so reliable it hardly ever fails, it is becoming more of a human factors problem. The UK <A href="http://www.aaib.gov.uk/home/index.cfm">Air&nbsp;Accidents Investigation Branch </A>makes this clear in its report on the <A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2009/05/21/326834/thomsonfly-737-stalled-on-approach-says-uk-accident.html">Thomsonfly&nbsp;Boeing 737-300 that stalled</A> and was momentarily out of control on approach to Bournemouth two years ago. </P> <P>The AAIB cites a Civil Aviation Authority study, observing: "Pilots familiar with operating older aircraft, which had more variable reliability, are nearing the end of their careers, and there is a generation of pilots whose only experience is of operating aircraft with highly reliable automated systems." </P> <P>Is the AAIB implying that younger pilots are less good than the older ones when things go wrong? It seems so. Maybe that's because the exercises mandated in recurrent traihttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Comment-When-better-is-worse-326884/
  • ESA studies 'super' constellation

    News | 03 Jul 2008 13:00 | Rob Coppinger

    The European Space Agency is to study integrating telecommunications, Earth observation and navigation satellites into one constellation that it claims could...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ESA-studies-super-constellation-224874/
  • Lufthansa aims to restore and fly Lockheed Starliner

    News | 28 Dec 2007 22:18 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    <P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">German flag-carrier Lufthansa’s historic flight foundation <A href="https://www.dlbs.de/0index.asp" target=_blank>Lufthansa&nbsp;Berlin Stiftung</A> is intending to restore a <A href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_Constellation" target=_blank>Lockheed&nbsp;L-1649 Starliner</A> to airworthy condition after acquiring three of the type at a bankruptcy auction in the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">USA</st1:place></st1:country-region>.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">Two of the aircraft, registered N7316C and N8083H, were originally delivered to Trans World Airlines in 1957-58 and are stored at <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Auburn-Lewiston</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Airport</st1:PlaceType> in <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Maine</st1:place></st1:State>. The third, N974R, was put into service with Lufthansa as a ‘Super Star’ inhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lufthansa-aims-to-restore-and-fly-Lockheed-Starliner-220548/