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Airplane flew through the eye of storm

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Sep 2018

Airplane flew through the eye of storm

Camera on the board of American airplane has registered unique scenes – the board that flew through dark clouds has reached the center of Florence storm. The video was taken on the board of hurricane hunter aerospace engineer Nick Underwood who wrote in social media: “This is probably the coolest thing I’ve filmed”. Hurricane hunters are US airplanes that fly inside tropic cyclone for getting…

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Elaboration of carrier-based unmanned fuel tanker was entrusted to Boeing

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Sep 2018

Elaboration of carrier-based unmanned fuel tanker was entrusted to Boeing

American Aviation Company Boeing won tender on elaboration carrier-based unmanned aerial vehicle – fuel tanker MQ-25 Stingray. As Defense News informs the Company got the contract of US Navy on elaboration, construction and testing first four unmanned aerial vehicles. Amount of transaction has made 805 million USD. After successful end of this stage Boeing Company may receive contract for construction of 68 more unmanned aerial…

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Stratospheric glider from Airbus set a flight altitude record

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Sep 2018

Stratospheric glider from Airbus set a flight altitude record

Stratospheric glider Perlan 2 that is being elaborated by division of Airbus concern has set flight altitude record during test flight. It is said in the company’s message. Record was set among non-motorized air vehicles. So, Perlan 2 climbed up to 18.9 thousand meters according to the data of pressure gauge device and 18.5 meters according to GPS data. As it is marked in the…

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Uber, Boeing and Airbus will help Japan in flying cars’ development

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Sep 2018

Uber, Boeing and Airbus will help Japan in flying cars’ development

Japan government created flying cars’ development group which entered representatives of different companies including Uber, Boeing and Airbus. As Bloomberg informs from the beginning the group will consist of representatives of 21 companies. Among which – Airbus, Uber, Boeing, start-up Cartivator (in which Toyota Company invested), Japan Airlines and other. The group held meeting on August 29th on which further plans have been discussed. Japan…

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Pilot landed airplane with broken wings

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Sep 2018

Pilot landed airplane with broken wings

Pilot of Jet2 Airline Company landed in Manchester airport at full speed with broken wings informs Daily Mail. Airplane flew from Greek island Crete and had to land in UK city Leeds. However, after making circles during one hour pilot has reported that flaps of the aircraft that are responsible for deceleration are disabled and he will have to make emergency landing in another airport….

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The biggest amphibian airplane in the world begins first water tests

01

Sep 2018

The biggest amphibian airplane in the world begins first water tests

Recently flying and ground tests of the biggest amphibian airplane in the world have finished and the water tests phase began. The biggest amphibian airplane in the world got name AG600 (the second name of the airplane is Kunlong) and it is constructed in China. Wing span of the AG600 is 38.8 meters; the body length is 36.9 meters. The airplane is equipped with four…

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What happens if lightning strikes the airplane? Part 3

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Aug 2018

What happens if lightning strikes the airplane? Part 3

Most often the lightning may strike in cumulus clouds. Statistics about lightning strikes say about the most often cases for those airplanes that are overcoming cumulus clouds and are flying not higher than 2-2.5 kilometers over the land. The strike often appears as result of flying through electrified cloud. But small light airplanes are very seldom stroke by lightning. World aviation knows few serious incidents…

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What happens if lightning strikes the airplane? Part 2

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Aug 2018

What happens if lightning strikes the airplane? Part 2

English scientist Manu Haddad from Cardiff University where he has his own laboratory that studies namely the lightning has told that modern airplanes like Airbus A 350 or Boeing 767 construction reminds of Faraday cage with carbon composite as the material of the body plus thin copper covering. This determines the way of the lightning just on the airplane’s surface and absolute safety inside of…

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What happens if lightning strikes the airplane? Part 1

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Aug 2018

What happens if lightning strikes the airplane? Part 1

It is said that the airplanes are the safest transport but there are also people who are afraid to fly. And fear of air may become even stronger if you will say to the person that the airplanes are often stroke with lightings. In fact the lightning strikes in the airplanes are not uncommon but such accidents are not serious for flights though airplanes are…

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Private airplane for mobile phone: follies of rich people

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Aug 2018

Private airplane for mobile phone: follies of rich people

The Daily Mail writes about the most whimsy requirements of the private airline companies’ clients. Many of them relate to their pets: for example, passenger that flew from Europe to America ordered additional stop on their way so that his dog could have a walk on the firm ground and take the air. Another one ordered dainty sandwiches, fresh fruits and vegetables for his parrot….

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