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Bombardier Signs Firm Agreements for Combined Total of up to 16 CRJ Series Aircraft

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has welcomed Dublin-based CityJet (CityJet) to the CRJ Series family of aircraft operators following confirmation that it will operate CRJ900 aircraft in the network of Sweden’s Scandinavian Airlines (SAS). CityJet will acquire the aircraft from a customer that signed a firm purchase agreement for eight CRJ900 aircraft and took options on an additional six. The customer has requested to remain unidentified at this time. (www.aviationnews.eu) More...

The Time A Tanker Saved A Fighter That Was Falling Apart Over The Atlantic

On the 5th of September, 1983, 4 USAF F-4E Phantom jets were flying over the Atlantic en route to Europe along with the support of a KC-135 known as “North Star.” These five aircraft were part of a larger number of Phantoms and tankers on a routine trans-Atlantic flight. To make the crossing, the Phantoms would need to tank a total of 8 times to fill their thirsty engines. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) More...

The 9 fastest piloted planes in the world

The world’s fastest manned planes are nothing short of engineering marvels. Capable of flitting through the air at multiple times the speed of sound, these planes take both pilot and aircraft both to the fringe of science fiction. Although a number of these aircraft have since been retired from use, they continue to be the fastest manned aircraft in human history. The designs and advances achieved with these planes have also left an immense impact upon the development of the planes that… (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...


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