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(Video) Airbus A340 Emergency - Engine Failure - Cockpit

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On the way from Zurich to Shanghai during the flight was an increased oil temperature found in engine 3. The flight had to be canceled, a landing was necessary. Then the flight was continued with a new plane. The video shows the entire approach to the landing, in an exceptional situation. (www.youtube.com) More...

Mooney is Back in Action

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Mooney Aircraft company is back in business. Yesterday, at a press conference at AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Mooney's CEO, Dr. Jerry Chen, handed over the keys to the new owner of the first M20TN Acclaim Type S to roll off the production line since the company reopened its doors after a lengthy hiatus. The Acclaim went to Ricardo Pasco of Bedford Corners, New York, the highest bidder of an online auction that concluded on July 11. Pasco's instructor received the keys in his place. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

What a plane crash feels like - United 232

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Brad Griffin had his hands on the first class seat in front of him, which was the first row in the airplane. Gerald Harlon Dobson, a retired state trooper from New Jersey, sat with his wife, Joann, dressed in their festive Hawaiian clothes directly across from Rene Le Beau’s jump seat. Griffin had been meditating. He felt no fear, even though he could feel how unusually fast the plane was going. “And when we hit the runway,” Griffin recalled, “my seat belt pops.” He was stunned for a second,… (www.salon.com) More...

Step Inside the Restoration of the Original Boeing 747

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The Boeing 747 is an iconic aircraft that singlehandedly pushed the airline industry into the jumbo jet age. Sitting derelict at the Museum of Flight for 14 years, the very first of its kind is currently undergoing a rigorous restoration process to restore its former glory. (gizmodo.com) More...

Officials Say Air Algerie Jet Plummeted From 33,000 Feet To Zero In 3 Minutes

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The Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali last week appears to have plummeted to the ground from an altitude of 10,000 meters in just a few minutes after flying into a storm, a senior official involved in the investigation was quoted as saying (www.businessinsider.com) More...

ANA and Boeing Finalize Order For 40 Widebody Aircraft

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Today, Boeing and All Nippon Airways (ANA) finalized an order for 40 widebody airplanes – 20 777-9Xs, 14 787-9 Dreamliners and six 777-300ERs (Extended Range) – as part of the airline’s strategic long-haul fleet renewal plan. The order is valued at approximately $13 billion at list prices, and it was originally announced as a commitment in March. (airchive.com) More...

Airbus Perlan Project Aims for Glider Record

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A high-tech scientific research glider intended to soar at altitudes of 90,000 feet gained a prestigious backer when Airbus yesterday announced its participation in the Perlan Project. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Storm alert on Dreamliners

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Boeing has advised Air India to avoid flying Dreamliners close to thunderstorms because of the risk of ice formation on the engines, the Centre told Parliament today even as airline officials said the problem wouldn’t hinder operations. (www.telegraphindia.com) More...

Most Russians Believe Ukraine Shot Down Flight MH17

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A poll released by the independent Russian pollster Levada found that a large number of Russians believe that Ukraine shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, with 46 per cent saying they think it was brought down by a Ukrainian army anti-aircraft missile and 36 per cent saying a Ukrainian military plane shot it down (multiple answers were allowed, meaning the percentages do not add up to 100 and people may have chosen more than one answer). (www.smh.com.au) More...