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Boeing 747


Delta giving farewell tour for the Boeing 747
Travel Weekly - Nov 16, 2017

Amid much fanfare, United Airlines wrapped up its Boeing 747 farewell tour on Nov. 7. Now it's Delta's turn. And SkyMiles members can bid to be part of the festivities. Delta, the last U.S. airline offering regularly scheduled 747 passenger service ...  

Boeing 737


Boeing inks $27 billion deal with FlyDubai for 737 planes

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune - Nov 15, 2017
FlyDubai said the planes would bring the low-cost carriers total fleet on order up to 320. FlyDubai has begun to code-share flights with Emirates; both airlines are owned by Dubai's government. Boeing 737 MAX 10s, a twin-engine, single aisle plane ...  

Boeing 727


Man converts Boeing 727 aircraft into a forest home | Metro News

MetroMetro - Nov 10, 2017
If you've ever fancied living somewhere that isn't made of concrete, learn from Bruce Campbell, a man from Oregon who's converted a plane into a home. Yep ...  

Airbus A380


Airbus A380 Deal Requires Pledge to Build Jet for Further Decade
Bloomberg - Nov 16, 2017

Airbus SE might yet win a long-anticipated A380 superjumbo order from Gulf carrier Emirates before the end of the year, but must pledge to extend the ailing program for a further decade in order to secure the deal. The European planemaker had planned ...  

Beech Baron


Young Entrepreneur and Pilot Faces Decades in Prison for Insurance Fraud

Flying MagazineFlying Magazine - Aug 1, 2017
Federal prosecutors allege that Wright, who was involved in a highly publicized ditching of his Beech Baron in the Gulf of Mexico in 2012, set the plane down in deep water intentionally so he could collect $85,000 in insurance money, almost double what ...  

Cessna 170


Seeing Utah's wonders from Gene's tiny Cessna

Kearney HubKearney Hub - Nov 2, 2017
I can still see that bare desert, tawny as a lion under burnished sandstone mesas, as I flew high over the Navajo Reservation with Gene Foushee in his Cessna 170 in southeastern Utah 11 years ago. As he flew, Foushee talked about the wee Navajo ...  

Cessna 172


Five colleges awarded Top Hawk Cessna 172s

AOPA PilotAOPA Pilot - Nov 19, 2017
Five distinctly badged Top Hawk Cessna 172 aircraft outfitted with Garmin G1000 NXi avionics, Bose A20 headsets, and other options are bound for college aviation programs to support the institutions' 2018 flight training and recruiting efforts. Liberty ...  

F 16 Falcon


Tyndall QF-4 Phantom Final Mission

Warbirds NewsWarbirds News - Nov 18, 2017
Unlike the QF-4, the QF-16 has all the capabilities of a newer generation aircraft.”We get much more maneuverability out of it, and essentially we have a fully capable F-16 Falcon,” said Lt. Col. Matthew Garrison, 82nd ATRS Director of Operations. “It ...  

Concorde


Concorde stories: Remembering the 'pocket rocket'

BBC NewsBBC News - Nov 22, 2017
Concorde, perhaps the most iconic airliner in history, made its first commercial flight between London and New York 40 years ago today. Enjoying a journey that took a mere three hours, the rich and the rushed quaffed champagne and scoffed lobster while ...  

 
 
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