Aerospace & Defense

First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 3 reports

Vistara might take off with 148-seater Airbus A320s

VVistara’s parent Singapore Airlines, too, is launching a premium economy service on its flights. Premium economy fares on Virgin Atlantic’s India-London flights cost 10 per cent more than economy seats, while Cathay Pacific’s premium economy costs 30 ... [Published - 1 hour ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 5 reports

Fatberg ’as big as a Boeing 747’

Residents in West London were baffled as to why their properties were flooding until the cause was identified as a ‘fatberg.’ The massive stinking pile of filth was the length of a Boeing 747 aeroplane and was jammed in sewers beneath people’s homes. ... [Published - 5 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 4 reports

Boeing, Xiamen Airlines celebrate first 787 Dreamliner delivery

Boeing and Xiamen Airlines celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 787 Dreamliner. With the delivery of its first 787-8, Xiamen Airlines becomes the third Chinese airline to operate the 787. The airline will use the 787 on long-haul routes from ... [Published AviTrader - 12 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 4 reports

Royal Air Force’s first A400M takes flight

Mil-Log 01st September 2014 - 14:51 by the Shephard News TeamThe Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) first A400M airlifter has moved closer to delivery, with the completion of its first flight on 30 August.The flight saw the aircraft, known as MSN15, take off from ... [Published Shephard - 9 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 4 reports

Qatar Airways flies Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Vienna

DOHA: Qatar Airways (QA) yesterday launched its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on the Vienna route.The increase in demand in the region and the airline’s commitment to the Austrian market have resulted in the launch of the Dreamliner on the Vienna-Doha ... [Published Qatar Peninsula - 6 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 3 reports

Boeing Wins $234M Order for Saudi AH-6I Helos

The Boeing Company, Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $234,700,000 undefinitized contract action to procure long lead items for the production and delivery of 24 AH-6I aircraft, initial spares package and ground support equipment.Fiscal 2014 other funds in ... [Published Defense-Aerospace - 11 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 2 reports

Airbus Touts EC725, Tiger at Polish Show

KIELCE, Poland --- Airbus Group and its Divisions will showcase its portfolio of advanced helicopter, defence and security products at the 22nd MSPO International Defence Industry Exhibition, from 1 to 4 September in Kielce, Poland.The Group will have ... [Published Defense-Aerospace - 11 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 2 reports

Embraer to service AE3007

Brazillian OEM Embraer has been certified by Rolls-Royce to provide maintenance on AE3007 engines, which power Embraer’s ERJ 145 family of regional aircraft and its Legacy 600/650 business jets.The authorisation covers Embraer’s executive jet service ... [Published MRO Network - 11 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 2 reports

Transatlantic Ryanair nearer

The airline is currently planning a new service between Europe and the US and will use either Airbus 350s or Boeing Dreamliners, according to reports in The Sunday Times.Ryanair would be following in the footsteps of fellow no-frills carrier Norwegian, ... [Published Luchtzak Aviation - 13 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 2 reports

Israel shoots down Syrian UAV

The Israeli air force (IAF) shot down a Syrian air force unmanned air vehicle (UAV) when it entered Israeli airspace on 31 August, according to local sources.The IAF shot down the Iranian-made Yasir UAV with a Raytheon Patriot surface-to-air missile after ... [Published Flight International - 15 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 2 reports

Airbus’ Zephyr Bridges Gap between Conventional Drones and Satellites

Airbus’ defense and space division has devised and tested its High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (Haps) Zephyr 7 vehicle for the UK’s Ministry of Defense, which could someday usher in a new class of unmanned solar-powered aeroplanes to replace traditional ... [Published World Industrial Reporter - 19 hours ago]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 3 reports

LGG 01/09/2014

Share pictures, log-reports, special aircrafts, nice events, hints and tips from the Belgian airportsModerator: Planespotting team by tangolima on 12 minutes agoHelloBack from holiday, so here are the lists againCalm LGG today....Arr1555 TWI 734 TCT ... [Published Luchtzak Aviation - 21 hours ago]
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for ceremonial events meeting was attended by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, his wife, RIA Novosti ". First it was rumored that experts have identified 183 bodies of the dead passengers. According to the Minister of defence of Malaysia Hishamuddin Hussein, among them 32 of the 43 deaths in the Holocaust citizens of Malaysia."
"Under the current timeline, we can start fusing of the first aircraft in end September, early October" says Li Hu, assistant general manager of Comac’s final assembly centre, adding that the plan is also to join the aircraft's wings and tail this year...
"The third quarter is low season and we expect the cabin factor should be around 80 percent, higher than 76-77 percent in the second quarter" Patee said
"It's not good news, but we are able to redeploy the aircraft and to limit the damage" he said of the suspensions

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