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Boeing 747


Airlines are using these 5 planes to replace the Boeing 747 jumbo jet

Business InsiderBusiness Insider - Aug 18, 2018
The Boeing 747, once the go-to passenger jet for airlines around the world, is destined to live out its days as a cargo jet. "The future of the 747 is in the cargo business," Boeing vice president of marketing Randy Tinseth told Business Insider at the ...  

Boeing 737


Chinese Boeing 737 crash-lands at Manila airport

SFGateSFGate - Aug 17, 2018
The Boeing 737-800 had landed on its second attempt before skidding off the runway and having its left engine ripped off, Channel News Asia reported, citing Ninoy Aquino airport general manager Ed Monreal. Tracking data provided by FlightAware.com ...  

Boeing 727


Looking to decorate your home? How about the nose of a Boeing 727 or a landing gear?

The Seattle TimesThe Seattle Times - Jul 30, 2018
As for objet d'art collectors, there's that 40- to 50-foot-long nose from a Boeing 727 at a minimal price, Van Dyck says. The 727 was designed to service smaller airports with shorter runways. In its history of the jetliner, the company states, “Of all ...  

Airbus A380


Used Airbus A380 Bails Out Norwegian Air But Not Everyone Is Happy

ForbesForbes - Aug 9, 2018
And surprisingly enough, the world's first used Airbus A380 was the solution. Norwegian Air Shuttle, better known simply as Norwegian, is one of the world's most popular low-cost airlines. The third largest low-cost carrier in Europe behind easyJet and ...  

Beech Baron


Diabetic pilots set new world record for most US states visited in 24 hours

Pilot MagazinePilot Magazine - Aug 15, 2018
Cairns, 55, from Fort William in Scotland, and Dahl, 24, from Norway, departed Sanford (Maine) at 0749 Eastern Daylight Time on 27 July in a twin-engine Beech Baron and zig-zagged their way down the US east coast as far as South Carolina, then ...  

Cessna 170


Days Gone By: July 16-17, 2018
East Oregonian - Jul 17, 2018

The 4-place Cessna 170 stalled while coming in for a landing at the eastern boundary of the airport, according to airport manager Wrex R. Langdon, who said it was the first fatality at the airport in its 20-year history. Dr. Van Tyne reportedly had ...  

Cessna 172


Family records moment small plane makes emergency landing on California freeway

CBS NewsCBS News - Aug 13, 2018
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. -- Authorities said a single-engine Cessna 172 made an emergency landing Saturday on Highway 580 near San Leandro, CBS Sacramento reports. The aircraft touched down on the freeway about 6:45 p.m. after the pilot reported a ...  

F 16 Falcon


Could This 1 Chinese Fighter Jet Take on the Air Forces Best?

The National Interest Online (blog)The National Interest Online (blog) - Aug 13, 2018
The Chengdu J-10 Firebird was the People's Republic of China's first attempt to develop a fourth generation fighter comparable to the American Boeing F-15C Eagle and Lockheed Martin F-16 Falcon as well as the Soviet Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker and the ...  

Concorde


In the Wake of the Concorde Myth, Supersonic Flights to be Proposed by 2023

Georgia TodayGeorgia Today - Aug 17, 2018
After the retirement of the Concorde, an aviation legend, a supersonic flight may resurrect. Since its first flight in 1969, the Concorde has been the fastest plane in the world. However, with few seats, an expensive price and a very high fuel ...  

 
 
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