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Boeing 747


Boeing 747 retirement: Farewell to the 'Queen of the Skies'

CNNCNN - Jan 5, 2018
Marana, Ariz. (CNN) — For the first time in 48 years, you can't buy a ticket on a US airline to fly on a Boeing 747. On Wednesday, Delta Air Lines Flight 9771 touched down in Marana, Arizona, an arid boneyard for stored and cannibalized jetliners. A ...  

Boeing 737


Southwest Airlines to Boeing: We'll take the large

CNBCCNBC - Jan 3, 2018
The Boeing 737 Max 8 fits as many as 189 seats, according to Boeing, but Southwest intends to fly them with 175 on board. Southwest debuted the 737 Max 8 last year in the 175-seat configuration, with 32 inches of legroom. The airline intends to fly the ...  

Boeing 727


New Evidence May Hold Key Clue in Identifying DB Cooper, Investigative Team Says

Inside EditionInside Edition - Jan 5, 2018
Investigators dedicated to solving the notorious 1971 hijacking of a Boeing 727 believe they have finally discovered the true identity of the air bandit known as D.B. Cooper. On Nov. 24, 1971, a man who went by the name of Dan Cooper claimed he had a ...  

Airbus A380


Winter Storm Forces World's Largest Passenger Jet to Divert to Small New York Airport

FortuneFortune - Jan 5, 2018
The winter storm that plagued the East Coast forced the world's largest passenger jet – an Airbus A380 – to divert to Stewart International, a small New York airport about 80 miles north of its intended destination: John F. Kennedy International ...  

Beech Baron


Pilot Who Ditched Baron in Gulf of Mexico Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud

Flying MagazineFlying Magazine - Dec 12, 2017
The highest profile crime involved the 2012 ditching of a Beech Baron in the Gulf of Mexico, the aftermath of which Wright filmed on his iPad while floating in the water before being rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter. He later recounted a story about ...  

Cessna 170


Cessna Convention to land in Deming

Deming HeadlightDeming Headlight - Jul 6, 2017
DEMING – By Mary McClain's count last week, 30 classic Cessna planes are due to land at Deming Municipal Airport on Sunday, July 9. The International Cessna 170 Association, an international club currently headquartered in Wyoming, is holding its 49th ...  

Cessna 172


Plane spotted at bottom of Great Salt Lake could be missing aircraft

Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune - Jan 7, 2018
Searchers on Sunday “unequivocally” identified an object spotted at the bottom of the Great Salt Lake as an aircraft of the general size and description of a Cessna 172, the type of plane that was reported missing Dec. 29, according to the Box Elder ...  

F 16 Falcon


New 182nd Airlift Wing commander thankful for lucky turn decades ago

Peoria Journal StarPeoria Journal Star - Dec 29, 2017
That plane was phased out in 1992 and replaced by the F-16 Falcon, the sleek single-engineer fighter that is still in service. The 182nd flew the air superiority model, which meant they were trained to take out other aircraft in dogfights. The Falcon ...  

Concorde


Supersonic jets may be about to make a comeback

The Economist (blog)The Economist (blog) - Jan 9, 2018
IN OCTOBER 2003, the age of supersonic passenger travel came to an inauspicious end. That month British Airways withdrew from service its last Concorde jet, a Franco-British aircraft from the 1970s that could fly at twice the speed of sound. Since the ...  

 
 
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