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Blue Origin rocket makes historic vertical landing

Watch as the Blue Origin rocket makes the first vertical landing. (www.youtube.com) More...

(Video) What happens when an airplane hits a bird

Poor birdie. If you ever wondered what would happen if an airplane and a bird hit each other head on, here it is. It doesn’t end up exactly how you think it would. Well, it kind of does as in the bird loses but it is a little surprising in how high and straight the bird bounces in the air after hitting the nose of the jet. Poor birdie. (www.youtube.com) More...

Airbus A320neo Receives Joint EASA and FAA Type Certification Clearing the Way for Delivery

The Airbus A320neo has received today the joint Type Certification from EASA and the FAA, clearing the path for the deliveries to its customers, which will begin later this month to launch customer Qatar Airways. (airwaysnews.com) More...

UK will speed up purchase of F-35 jets

In a rare display of increased military spending, George Osborne has told the BBC that the UK will significantly speed up its acquisition of new carrier-based F-35 stealth fighters. The chancellor of the exchequer also told the BBC yesterday that anti-terror spending would be increased by 30 percent. These comments precede Wednesday's Spending Review, where Osborne is expected to announce massive austerity measures that will cut the government's annual budget by around £20 billion, with the aim… (arstechnica.com) More...

Deep sea search for MH370 shifts to area where British pilot believes airliner made controlled ditching

CANBERRA, Australia — The deep-sea hunt for a missing Malaysian airliner has shifted to a remote part of the Indian Ocean where a British pilot has calculated that the Boeing 777 made a controlled ditching last year with 239 people aboard, officials said Monday. (news.nationalpost.com) More...

How an ugly, brutally effective warplane won the battle for its future

An interesting perspective on impending 'demise' of the A-10, AKA Warthog. Could be subtitled How it's dying and why not. (blogs.reuters.com) More...

Pilot at British Airways suffers burnt retina because of laser

Half of all pilots targeted in past year but latest incident involved laser used in weaponry, says pilots’ association A British Airways pilot has reportedly been left with significant damage to his eyesight after a “military-strength” laser was shone into the cockpit of his plane landing at Heathrow, in what appears to be the most serious laser attack to date in the UK. The pilot suffered a burned retina in his right eye and has not worked since, according to the head of the British Airline… (www.aviationgazette.com) More...


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