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Airplane in Ethiopia changed route because of impact with locusts

20

Jan 2020

Airplane in Ethiopia changed route because of impact with locusts

Airplane Boeing 737 of the airline company Ethiopian Airlines cancelled landing in the airport of Dire Dawa city on the East of Ethiopia after getting into huge swarm of locusts during lowering, – informs Kenyan Newspaper The Standard. According to the newspaper’s data the airplane with the route from Djibouti has come in for landing twice but wasn’t able to land because of restricted visibility….

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Airplane for oversize cargo made first flight

18

Jan 2020

Airplane for oversize cargo made first flight

Cargo airplane Beluga XL engineered by European aviation consortium Airbus specially for oversize cargo transportation on January 9th made first flight. Which cargo was transported is not informed. According to the consortium message till 2023 will be introduced five more airplanes of this type. Cargo airplane Beluga XL was engineered since 2014. As the base for new transport airplane specialists took passenger airplane A330-200. First…

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Crew member of Finnair airplane fell out the liner in Helsinki airport

15

Jan 2020

Crew member of Finnair airplane fell out the liner in Helsinki airport

Crew member fell out of the airplane Airbus A320 in Helsinki airport – Vantaa. It is informed in Twitter account of Finnish Agency of accident investigation (OTKES). In consequence of this fall crew member was injured. The Agency marked that airplane was parked after finishing the flight. OTKES declared that they will investigate the incident. Local edition Ilta-Sanmat writes that airplane belongs to airline company…

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The heaviest Brazilian cargo airplane was tested by airdrop

13

Jan 2020

The heaviest Brazilian cargo airplane was tested by airdrop

Brazilian company Embraer finished tests of fuel transporter KC-390 the heaviest from ever engineered in Brazil by airdrop from cargo compartment. As Jane’s informs airplane tests were made in USA on military ground in Uma, state of Arizona. Tests that took place were considered fully successful. Elaboration of KC-390 is made by Embraer company since 2007. First flight of the airplane took place in February…

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Experts made rating of airline companies that have the most diversifies menu on the board

11

Jan 2020

Experts made rating of airline companies that have the most diversifies menu on the board

The most diversified menu appeared to have Singapore Airlines, air carrier offers 26 variants of special meals. OneTwoTrip experts studied menu of airline companies considering accessible variants of meals in 111 airline companies. For presence of each type of meal that differs from the standard, airline company got one point. Maximum number of points that could be received – 27 points – such number of…

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Embraer E175-E2 made first flight

08

Jan 2020

Embraer E175-E2 made first flight

Perspective airplane Embraer E175-E2 has taken first flight. Airplane of new generation made first flight on December 12 in the sky above the plant of Brazilian manufacturer Embraer in San Jose do Campos (San Paolo state). E175-E2 took off at 11:07 a.m. local time and flew 2 hours and 18 minutes. The airplane took off and landed with the help of fly-by-wire control system in…

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Airbus 380 is put out of operation

06

Jan 2020

Airbus 380 is put out of operation

Today the biggest company-manufacturer of flying passenger aviation Airbus launched official declaration that it intends to stop creation, project and launching models of civil airplanes Airbus A380 that appeared to be quite sad news both for the company and all fans of Airbus aero technics. As company management stated in their declaration the main reason of such decision is significant reduction of the orders from…

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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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