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Air travels electrify. Part 4

03

Jan 2020

Air travels electrify. Part 4

Sport electric airplanes are also elaborated: during Dubai Air Show that took place in December 2019 was presented electric airplane for races White Lightning created by Condor Aviation company. White Lightning looks like common sport one-seat airplane but it is equipped with electric engine and may reach speed 186 kilometers per hour. Airbus is also sponsor of Air Race E – competition of races on…

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Air travels electrify. Part 3

01

Jan 2020

Air travels electrify. Part 3

Britain company Cranfiels Aerospace Solutions that is division of Cranfield University together with Rolls-Royce and Britten-Norman works on creating hybrid airplane on the base of the light nine-seat Britten-Norman Islander. The project in which government and companies invested 9 million pounds sterling (11,6 million USD) should take 2 years and a half, it is supposed that the flights of the fully ready prototype should begin…

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Air travels electrify. Part 2

30

Dec 2019

Air travels electrify. Part 2

Hybrid aviation is first step to electric one. According to calculations of consulting company Roland Berger number of projects on engineering electric airplanes increased in 2018 by 50% up to 170 and continues to grow – this year their number should reach 200. The major number of such projects is in Europe – 72, in USA work 67 such projects. According to the opinion of…

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Air travels electrify. Part 1

28

Dec 2019

Air travels electrify. Part 1

Tens of companies activate development and introduction of the aviation based on the electric motor drive. All over the world work about 200 projects of electric airplanes’ elaboration – hybrid and fully electric, one-seat and destined for commercial flights. Though this entails small airplanes that may fly on one charge several hundred kilometers, experts consider that within ten years may appear quite big regional airplanes…

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Overhead stowage bin fell on passengers of an airplane

25

Dec 2019

Overhead stowage bin fell on passengers of an airplane

Overhead stowage bin fell on passengers of the airplane that flew from Brazilian city Guarulhos to Frankfurt. Local portal Aero In informs. According to information of the Edition incident took place on the board of Airbus A350 of Brazilian airline company Latam Airlines on the night of December 14th, however information about it appeared only now. As it is seen on the pictures presented by…

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Rolls-Royce presented electric airplane for speed record

23

Dec 2019

Rolls-Royce presented electric airplane for speed record

Rolls-Royce Company presented airplane that, as it estimates, will be able to become the fastest fully electric airplane in the world. Airplane was presented by Rolls-Royce in Gloucestershire airport in Staverton city, England. Fully electric one-seat machine is engineered in the framework of ACCEL (ACCelerating the ELectrification of flight) initiative and will be able, as Company expects, to produce velocity higher than 480 kilometers per…

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Embraer engineers light transport airplane

21

Dec 2019

Embraer engineers light transport airplane

Command of Brazilian Air Force and Brazilian Company Embraer signed memorandum about mutual understanding on the base of which militaries intend to order engineering on the new light transport airplane. As Flightglobal writes on the stage of research works of the project engineers will have to determine parameters of the new airplane that will be used also in Amazonia. At present moment Brazilian Air Force…

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Europeans will engineer passenger airplane for long-haul flights

18

Dec 2019

Europeans will engineer passenger airplane for long-haul flights

European aviation consortium Airbus will engineer new passenger airplane that will be able to make flights on the routes of very long distance. As Flightglobal writes elaboration will be made on demand of Australian Airline Company Qantas. The airplane is planned to be used on regular flights from Sydney to London and back. At present moment Qantas company makes research of the influence of long-haul…

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In Vilnius airport New Year tree was made of prohibited items

16

Dec 2019

In Vilnius airport New Year tree was made of prohibited items

Employees of the Vilnius airport created unique New Year tree during making of which were used items prohibited for transportation by airplane. Information about it was posted on the official Instagram page of the airport. In the airport of Lithuanian capital appeared unique New Year tree. It is made of prohibited items that were confiscated during passenger control. Cigarette lighters, scissors, screwdrivers, blades, knifes, bullets…

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In Gatwick airport police retained airplane on the takeoff strip

14

Dec 2019

In Gatwick airport police retained airplane on the takeoff strip

Incident in the second big London airport policing service named flight safety hazard. Squads on Saturday, December 7th drew a cordon around the airplane of EasyJet Airline Company that landed in Gatwick airport after making the flight EZY8512 from Cracow. The sky was closed for take-off and landing during the operation by special forces. According to the words of a witness from the retained flight…

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