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Among the things passengers don’t want to hear over the PA is the pilot asking them to pray but it reportedly happened twice on the shaky return of an AirAsia X A330 to Perth, Australia early Sunday. Something happened to one of the engines about 75 minutes into the flight from Perth to Kuala Lumpur and the plane headed back. Read More
SpaceX launched two rockets in three days and brought both back to barges on the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. On Friday, company CEO Elon Musk wasn’t sure he’d get his rocket back because it was going to endure the hottest and fastest reentry to date. Read More
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They’re said to be the Air Force’s indestructible last line of defense but two of four E-4B airborne command post aircraft have been taken out by the Nebraska weather. The two aircraft, based on Boeing 747-200B civilian airliners, were damaged by a tornado that hit Offutt Air Force Base on June 16. Read More
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Boeing told attendees at the Paris Air Show that it doesn’t expect to sell any more 747s for commercial air travel. Although the aircraft continues to sell slowly as a freighter and VIP transport, Boeing has only two remaining orders for the passenger version 747-8—not counting those sold to the bankrupt Russian carrier Transero, which surely will not be taking delivery of its jets. Read More
No news here: just test pilots getting the keys to the most advanced airliners from Boeing told to go out and make a great video. Actually, we're sure a lot more went into it than that but it sure looks like fun. Enjoy. Read More
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Wind and rain were possible factors in the overturning of the Air Force's Thunderbird two-seater at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on Friday but earlier reports that the incident was caused by a gust of wind seem less certain in later stories. Read More
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Maybe not with Boom's Mach 2.2 trial balloon, but sooner or later, we'll break out of the Mach 0.85 rut. Read More
With its TBM series of turboprops, Daher owns a unique niche as the fastest airplane in its class. AVweb recently visited the factory in Tarbes, France and shot this video on how the aircraft are manufactured. Read More
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Note the tiedowns. It's that time of year again across all of North America and Daniel Tharp showed us why we need to be careful. Dramatic shot, Daniel. Read More
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