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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

03

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

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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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Airplane MC-21-300 appeared to be cheaper than competitors from Airbus and Boeing

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Aug 2018

Airplane MC-21-300 appeared to be cheaper than competitors from Airbus and Boeing

Catalog price of the airplane MC-21-300 will make 96,1 millions USD. Prices of competitors that have the same capacity in two-class configuration Boeing 737Max-8 (from 162 seats) and Airbus A320Neo (from 165 seats) are by 15-20 % higher – 117,1 millions and 110.6 millions USD correspondingly. However manufacturers may provide significant discounts of catalog price of the airplanes. Exploitation of the MC-21 airplane will be…

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The airplane with the longest wings has passes through new tests

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Aug 2018

The airplane with the longest wings has passes through new tests

Recently Stratolaunch Systems company has rolled out prototype of its’ giant aircraft out of the shelter for new tests. The airplane with the longest wings was engineered by Stratolaunch Systems. It is giant two-decked airplane: its’ weight is 226.8 tones, maximal take-off weight – 589.7 tones and the wing span – 117.3 meters, body length – 72.5 meters. It is expected that the machine will…

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