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how airplanes are made

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Building a commercial airplane is a monumental task. It takes around 4,000 really smart engineers over 7 years of planning to make one of those flying tubes with countless experts testing and re-testing each individual part (and there are 2.65 million parts in an Airbus A350). This video shows you how they make one. (sploid.gizmodo.com) More...

The Amazing Images Of This USAF Aerial Refueling Boom Operator

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America's cadre of KC-135 and KC-10 'Booms,' the guys and gals that refuel allied military aircraft while hurtling through the atmosphere, are a proud and talented bunch, and one of them is just as skilled behind a camera as behind an aerial refueling boom. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) More...

Maiden A350 delivery tomorrow

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Airbus and Qatar Airways are set to open a new chapter in commercial aviation together with the official delivery of the world’s first customer A350-900 aircraft, on 22 December 2014 in Toulouse, France. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Brussels A333 near Toulous Hydraulic failure

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A Brussels airline Airbus A333-300 with rego OO-SFN was enroute from Brussels to Ouagadougou at FL370 about 80nm north-east of Toulouse when the aircraft encountered hydraulic failure. The aircraft returned back and landed saftey. http://www.aeroinside.com/item/5084/brussels-a333-near-toulouse-on-dec-19th-2014-hydraulic-failure-rnl (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Air New Zealand crew resign after booze binge

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Well this puts the cream on the cake ah ha. Four air new zealand flight attendants have left the airline after a cloud fuelled night in Hawaii. After being assigned to fly stranded passengers from PHNL-AKL after a B772 of the carrier was diverted there to PHNL for engine trouble as revelled by the airline a few days later. My goodness here they are at being the world's number one ranked airline with drunken Kiwi crew http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11377454 (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

Qantas passengers forced to sleep the night at airport in Japan

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Another slip up for maintenance problems for the flying Kangaroo this time passengers were forced to sleep on the floor at Tokyo's Narita airport after there QFA B744 had issues leaving passengers stranded. Not only that happened but a curfew was in place which delayed things further. The CEO of Qantas Allan Joyce was contacted but no where to be found after a $3 million profit. you can see why. The B744 did depart eventually to YSSY.… (www.9news.com.au) More...