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ENGINE FAILURE CAUGHT ON VIDEO
The pilots of a
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airliner failed on the takeoff roll at Manchester Airport in the U.K.
Planespotter video by Eddie Leathwood shows a jet of flame exiting the
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SAYS NEW AILERONS BOOST PERFORMANCE
A California company says
it has increased the top speed of the fastest fixed-gear single by
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FIRST FLIGHT EXPECTED THIS WEEK
Bombardier is expected to fly
its new CSeries commercial jet for the first time this week, following a
disappointing response to the airplane at the Paris Air Show last week.
"This is a white-hot market for selling aircraft and the only odd man
out is Bombardier," Richard Aboulafia, of the Teal Group, told The Canadian Press. Boeing, Airbus and Embraer
together secured more than 1,200 orders at the show, while Bombardier
announced just a few commercial aircraft orders, valued at about $400
million, though the company's business jets drew $1.8 billion worth of
interest, according to the CP. The CSeries jet, a clean-sheet design in
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IMPOSTER UPSETS QANTAS CREWS
Qantas flight crews are furious
that an airline staffer was allowed to dress as a pilot and fly in the
jump seat of an A380, according to a story in Tuesday's Sydney Morning Herald. The pilots' union has lodged
a formal complaint with the airline, stating that a staff member from
navigation services wore a second officer's uniform and showed up for a
flight last week from Dubai to Sydney. "At the company's direction, they
put a person on the flight deck dressed as a pilot who is not a pilot.
It is not appropriate under any circumstances," Australian and
International Pilots' Association Vice President Richard Woodward told
the Herald. "The pilots are all up in arms." Qantas said in a statement
it was unclear why the staff member was dressed as a pilot.
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TO CERTIFY GIANT AIRSHIP NEXT YEAR
Lockheed Martin has
been at work on a giant high-lift hybrid airship since at least 2005,
and the company now is moving toward certification and first delivery as
soon as next year. The FAA this week published a notice about the
company's application to certify the LMZ1M airship, and noted that
because it's a hybrid and incorporates a number of advanced features,
traditional airship design criteria have proved inadequate. A new
category for "hybrid transport category airships" will be created
specifically for the airship. Advanced features of the vehicle include a
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thrusters to allow thrust vectoring, and electronic fly-by-wire controls
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NASA'S FLYING 747 OBSERVATORY
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for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (or SOFIA).
AVweb recently visited the program at its Palmdale, California
by Les Kumpula (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
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