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Boeing 747

'Real or Fantasy'? Prince Al Waleed bin Talal's Luxury Boeing 747

Al-BawabaAl-Bawaba - Jun 18, 2018
Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud is a Saudi businessman, investor, philanthropist, and a member of the Saudi royal family. Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal owns several aircraft converted for private use: a Boeing 747, an Airbus 321 and a ...  

Boeing 737

Birmingham Airport runway reopen after Boeing 737's emergency landing

shropshirestar.comshropshirestar.com - Jun 17, 2018
The Boeing 737 left Iceland at 9.35am with 152 people on board and was due to land in Spain at 3.50pm. However it was diverted towards Birmingham and circled around south Staffordshire and Walsall several times before landing in Birmingham at 1.37pm.  

Boeing 727

Boeing-Safran APU Joint Venture Stuns Suppliers

Aviation WeekAviation Week - Jun 7, 2018
A Honeywell heritage APU became the first jet airliner integrated power unit to enter service on the Boeing 727 in 1964, while UTC units have featured on Boeing airliners since the late 1980s. But there are no sacred cows when it comes to Boeing's ...  

Airbus A380

Dispatch, Airbus A380: Feeling the difference
Travel Weekly (blog) - Jun 17, 2018

No, the reason it is quiet is the aircraft itself, a hulking Airbus A380 -- the largest passenger jet to ever take to the skies. Babies are a popular target among flyers. But for the most part, the noise on a plane is organic -- the product of the jet ...  

Beech Baron

Newport State Airport open house planned for Saturday

The Providence JournalThe Providence Journal - Jun 14, 2018
Earl McMillen of Newport completes his pre-flight check before flying his wife, Elizabeth, and son, Nelson, 17, in his Beech Baron 58 to Beverly, Mass., on Sunday at Newport State Airport in Middletown. McMillen said he has been flying out of the ...  

Cessna 170

Flight test: Cessna 170

Pilot MagazinePilot Magazine - Mar 27, 2018
When Steven Moth invited me to fly his beautiful Cessna 170 I was absolutely delighted, even more so because the type was conceived and first flew in the year I was born! Steven's company, Spirit in the Sky, specialises in importing, restoring and ...  

Cessna 172

Student Pilot Crashes During Premature Solo Flight

Flying MagazineFlying Magazine - Jun 19, 2018
A student pilot who was training at Fullerton Airport in southern California is in major trouble after an incident on Sunday. Too eager for his first solo, the man took a Cessna 172 from a local flying club without permission, but was unable to ...  

F 16 Falcon

US F-16s Test New Norwegian Long-Range Strike Missile

Sputnik InternationalSputnik International - Jun 15, 2018
The F-16 Falcon has no internal weapons bay, as the F-35 does, and so deploying new weapons on it is much easier, even though the US Navy doesn't use any F-16s in combat. Testing the weapon from an F-16 "made it a lot more efficient and effective… to ...  


Can the age of Concorde and supersonic flight return?

gulfnews.comgulfnews.com - Jun 14, 2018
You could tell without looking up that Concorde was on its final approach to Heathrow: its Rolls-Royce Olympus turbojets made the same roar on landing as others did taking off. It was a treat just to watch it in flight, and many of us assumed one day ...  

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