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by ElcoB
22 Jan 2009, 13:17
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: New planes for Russian Airforce
Replies: 2
Views: 1612

New planes for Russian Airforce

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w51/ElcoB/59538601.jpg Russian Air Force to receive some 20 new combat aircraft in 2009 [/b](RIA novosti) MOSCOW, January 20 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian Air Force will receive around 20 modernized Su-25 Frogfoot attack aircraft and new MiG-29SMT Fulcrum fighters i...
by ElcoB
19 Jan 2009, 16:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: US Airways A320 ditches in Hudson River - pax and crew OK !
Replies: 72
Views: 15845

Re: US Airways A320 ditches in Hudson River - pax and crew OK !

Interesting article, especialy for the young and ambitious........ For Flight 1549, With Age Came Wisdom ...... Like Mr. Sullenberger, Mr. Skiles has been flying since he was a teenager. Mr. Skiles — the father of three teenage children — was also the youngest member of the very experienced five-per...
by ElcoB
13 Jan 2009, 17:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus news
Replies: 0
Views: 2192

Airbus news

Airbus will initiate its 2009 activity with two important events: a groundbreaking ceremony on 14 January for the A350 XWB jetliner's new final assembly line facility; and the Airbus annual press conference on 15 January with the company's executive team. Both events will take place in Toulouse, Fra...
by ElcoB
13 Jan 2009, 17:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Cessna to cut 2,000 jobs
Replies: 0
Views: 4265

Cessna to cut 2,000 jobs

Cessna to cut 2,000 jobs as sales wobble - Other planemakers also plan reductions Job losses continue to mount in Wichita's aviation industry. Cessna Aircraft told employees Monday it plans to cut another 2,000 jobs as it adjusts its 2009 production schedule for the second time. Last week, the comp...
by ElcoB
20 Aug 2008, 18:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Spanair plane skids off runway in Madrid, Barajas
Replies: 67
Views: 15924

Re: Spanair plane skids off runway in Madrid, Barajas

It looks like a major disaster: News is still fragmented and changes very fast. Latest from Spanish news agencies:Over 100 dead, less than 30 survivors in hospital.... Also the latest message from SAS Group indicates there are many deaths: Regarding flight number JK 5022 Spanair regrets to confirm t...
by ElcoB
20 Aug 2008, 16:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Spanair plane skids off runway in Madrid, Barajas
Replies: 67
Views: 15924

Re: Spanair plane skids off runway in Madrid, Barajas

Regarding flight number JK 5022 Palma de Mallorca, 20th of August 2008, 15.45 p.m. Spanair regrets to confirm that its flight number JK 5022 from Madrid to Las Palmas de Gran Canarias was involved in an accident at Madrid, at 14.45 hrs local time today. JK is a code share flight with Lufthansa LH 2...
by ElcoB
20 Aug 2008, 16:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Spanair plane skids off runway in Madrid, Barajas
Replies: 67
Views: 15924

Re: Spanair plane skids off runway in Madrid, Barajas

Al menos 20 muertos en el accidente aéreo de Barajas Esa es la cifra que dan fuentes del Ministerio de Interior.- Hay 57 heridos según la Consejería de Sanidad.- Se trata del vuelo de Spanair JK5022 que se dirigía a Las Palmas de Gran Canarias.- Número de información: 800 400 200 :arrow: ACCIDENTE ...
by ElcoB
20 Aug 2008, 12:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Azul Linhas Aéreas prepares start up
Replies: 0
Views: 4592

Azul Linhas Aéreas prepares start up

New Brazilian airline will receive its first jets during the second half of 2008 Embraer is training professionals from Azul Linhas Aéreas, in preparation for the airline to begin operations in January 2009. The program began with 14 maintenance technicians, who are at the Company’s headquarters, i...
by ElcoB
19 Aug 2008, 22:55
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi Regional Jet
Replies: 2
Views: 1016

Re: Mitsubishi Regional Jet

:arrow: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) officially launched the Mitsubishi Regional Jet No other costomers yet: only ANA with 15 firm + 10 optional orders ..... "targeting the aircraft's entry into service in 2013" Pratt & Whitney will supply its most advanced, highly efficient...
by ElcoB
19 Aug 2008, 20:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Qantas A380 in action
Replies: 6
Views: 2356

Re: Qantas A380 in action

Qantas announced today(07 August 2008) that it would take delivery of its first A380 aircraft on 19 September 2008. The Executive General Manager of Qantas, Mr John Borghetti, said the airline would welcome its first A380 aircraft into the Qantas fleet at a ceremony at Airbus' Toulouse factory and ...
by ElcoB
19 Aug 2008, 20:02
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: A Cessna in the street
Replies: 0
Views: 788

A Cessna in the street

August 19 -2008- Yao, Osaka Japan The Cessna slammed into a sidestreet beside a throughfare in Yao city, tearing off a wing and buckling its body nearly in half. The two men inside escaped the wreck and were taken to a hospital. ... Kyodo News agency said the plane took off from an airport in Yao, ...
by ElcoB
19 Aug 2008, 19:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Grob Aerospace files for insolvency
Replies: 0
Views: 4419

Grob Aerospace files for insolvency

Effective 18 August 2008, Grob Aerospace GmbH in Germany has been forced to file for insolvency. This unfortunate situation has arisen as a consequence of recent delays in the spn program, resulting in the increased requirement for cash to see the program through to certification. Under the circumst...
by ElcoB
19 Aug 2008, 18:25
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: The C-5M Super Galaxy completed flight test
Replies: 7
Views: 4265

The C-5M Super Galaxy completed flight test

The Lockheed Martin C-5 Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program (RERP) flight test team has successfully completed developmental testing of all three C-5 RERP test aircraft. The testing included verification of performance and reliability enhancements to the propulsion system, utilities and ...
by ElcoB
18 Aug 2008, 19:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: What has happened to Qantas
Replies: 17
Views: 4008

Re: What has happened to Qantas

August 18, 2008 THE run of bad luck afflicting Qantas took a graphic turn last night when a fully loaded 767 flying from Sydney to Perth was forced to stage an unplanned landing in Adelaide so its toilets could be emptied. Flight staff on QF571 told passengers that Sydney ground staff had forgotten...
by ElcoB
17 Aug 2008, 21:44
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: SOT Lysander crash?
Replies: 5
Views: 2021

Re: SOT Lysander crash?

On what date? if it was today, it would be all over the news....nothing to find.

Latest I could find is from 2001: :arrow: PRONKSTUK CRASHT
by ElcoB
16 Aug 2008, 13:07
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Chilean Air Force orders 12 Super Tucano aircraft
Replies: 1
Views: 4324

Chilean Air Force orders 12 Super Tucano aircraft

Embraer and the Chilean Air Force (FACH) signed a contract, today, for the sale of 12 Super Tucano aircraft. This is the end result of a public bid held by the FACH, which chose the airplane manufactured by Embraer as the best solution for the tactical training of its pilots. The first Super Tucano ...
by ElcoB
13 Aug 2008, 21:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: U.S. Airforce Tanker
Replies: 44
Views: 6293

Re: U.S. Airforce Tanker

Ah yes, big question now is if Boeing can deliver this in the required time-frame? Boeing is already in troubles with :arrow: their tanker-delivery to Japan and Italy . Aug. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Italy will penalize Boeing Co. for being three years late in delivering the first of four aerial refueling t...
by ElcoB
13 Aug 2008, 21:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: New York to London new world speed record
Replies: 0
Views: 850

New York to London new world speed record

New York to London covered 6,380km (3,449nm) and took 40hrs, 41min.9 August 2008. This is only a part from the ongoing attempt to break the current record for circumnavigating the globe in a helicopter. What's more, the helicopter is a factory-stock Agusta Grand with no mission-specific special equi...