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.... . The US, Boeing-built ViaSat-2 uses a mix of chemical and electric propulsion, but Eutelsat's platform is all-electric - the first such design to come from Europe's biggest space manufacturer, Airbus. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....”. Haji-Ioannou was 28 years old when he founded easyJet in 1995, leasing two Boeing 737-200 aircraft in a bid to create a low-cost rival to traditional flag-carrier airlines such as British Airways. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....". The competition has ratcheted up since the arrival of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in late 2011. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....What do Beyonce, the Rolling Stones, U2, AC/DC and Lady Gaga have in common? They all use one London-based specialist logistics firm to move their equipment round the globe. Last year, when Beyonce came to the UK with her Formation world tour it took seven Boeing 747 air freighters and a fleet of more than 70 trucks to get her stage set and other gear to the venues. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 11:02:23 PM
....What do Beyonce, the Rolling Stones, U2, AC/DC and Lady Gaga have in common? They all use one London-based specialist logistics firm to move their equipment round the globe. Last year, when Beyonce came to the UK with her Formation world tour it took seven Boeing 747 air freighters and a fleet of more than 70 trucks to get her stage set and other gear to the venues. ...
ViaSat-2: Satellite goliath goes into orbit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 01:12:24 AM
.... . The US, Boeing-built ViaSat-2 uses a mix of chemical and electric propulsion, but Eutelsat's platform is all-electric - the first such design to come from Europe's biggest space manufacturer, Airbus. ...
BA's owner launches new trans-Atlantic budget airline image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 11:03:01 PM
....". The competition has ratcheted up since the arrival of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in late 2011. ...
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou pledges to give half of £2bn fortune to charity image
....”. Haji-Ioannou was 28 years old when he founded easyJet in 1995, leasing two Boeing 737-200 aircraft in a bid to create a low-cost rival to traditional flag-carrier airlines such as British Airways. ...
Trump pulls trigger on Nafta negotiations image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 04:43:32 PM
....He has also slapped tariffs on Canadian lumber and took to Twitter to talk about Canadian pricing of dairy products. And on Thursday, the Commerce Department said it would investigate claims by Boeing that its Canadian aerospace rival Bombardier is unfairly subsidised by taxpayers and has been selling planes below cost in the US. ...
Boeing halts test flight of new plane image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 04:41:43 AM
. Boeing has temporarily halted test flights of its new 737 MAX aircraft due to possible issues with the engine. ...
China's first big passenger plane takes off for maiden flight image
. China's first large domestically made passenger aircraft has completed its maiden flight, mounting a major challenge to Boeing and Airbus. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 11:01:30 PM
....The entrepreneur behind electric car maker Tesla is building a gigantic lithium-ion battery factory in Nevada. Musk claims it will be the second-largest building in the world, after the one where Boeing manufactures its 747s. ...
Qantas offers first ever direct UK to Australia flights from £1,095 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 11:07:29 AM
....Tickets for the first non-stop flight from the UK to Australia went on sale on Thursday as Qantas launched a direct flight between London and Perth. Daily flights on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner aircraft will take off on the new route from 25 March 2018, with return fares starting at £1,095 or A$1,893. ...
What does the business world make of Trump 100 days in? The jury is still out image
.... Trump has used the bully pulpit (mostly via his Twitter account) to lambast companies including GM and Ford for their plans to manufacture overseas. He wiped $1bn, temporarily, off Boeing’s value after threatening to cancel its contract to build the new Air Force One 747. ...
Fifteen hurt on Qantas flight after 'stick-shaker' warning activated image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 08:51:26 PM
....Passengers on board flight QF29 from Melbourne to Hong Kong were about an hour from their destination when the drama unfolded last Friday, lasting about two minutes. The airline said customers had experienced “unexpected in-flight turbulence” on the Boeing 747. ...
Non-stop Sydney-to-London flights could happen by 2022, says Qantas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 12:30:29 AM
. Both Airbus and Boeing now offer aircraft that appear to be capable of flying non-stop commercial flights from Sydney to London – the “Holy Grail” for the Australian carrier Qantas. ...
Aircraft orders increase tenfold in a year in boost for UK manufacturing image
....The number of commercial aircraft ordered by airlines jumped to 43 last month from just four in February 2016, according to ADS, the industry trade association. The figures are based on orders for the planemakers Airbus, Boeing, Canada’s Bombardier, the Chinese state-owned firm Comac and Russia’s Irkut. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 02:50:44 AM
.... . Stuart Buss, a spokesperson for Norwegian, says it had long wanted to fly across the Atlantic but could not make the numbers add up until the arrival of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner in late 2011. ...
BA owner IAG launches new long-haul airline Level image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 10:56:07 AM
.... . As well as operating Boeing 787 services from London Gatwick airport to cities such as Orlando, Las Vegas and New York, Norwegian plans to offer direct flights to the US using smaller Boeing 737 planes from the likes of Belfast and Edinburgh. ...
BA to offer less legroom than Ryanair on some planes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 07:18:39 PM
....Airbus planes operated by Easyjet already have 180 seats, but that number will soon rise by six, while Ryanair will squeeze another eight seats on its planes, Mr Calder added. Last November BA said it would increase the number of economy seats on its long-haul Boeing 777 aircraft by almost a fifth, from 280 to 332. ...
Norwegian's low-cost long-haul transatlantic fares take off quickly image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
....As well as benefitting from significantly lower landing charges at its transatlantic destinations, Norwegian uses a young fleet of fuel-efficient planes. It launched its Gatwick-US routes using Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners, which claim to deliver fuel savings of 20-25% compared with similar long-haul planes – a number that is significant given fuel remains the biggest single operating cost for any airline. ...
Boeing to open factory in South Yorkshire image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 01:54:08 PM
. US firm Boeing has announced plans to open its first European commercial factory in South Yorkshire, creating at least 30 jobs. ...
Qantas profits buffeted by competition headwinds image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 01:43:50 AM
.... . Qantas will start flying the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner this year. ...
Rolls-Royce posts biggest loss in its history image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 07:28:53 AM
....The Rolls boss has been trying to overhaul and modernise the company since taking control in 2015, inheriting a business that is struggling for the first time in a decade. Rolls, which makes engines for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners and Airbus’s A380 superjumbos among others, has been affected by lower-than expected demand for the wide-bodied airliners to which it supplies engines. ...
Trump means happy days are here again for the UK’s arms exporters | Paul Rogers image
.... Of all the lobbies that assail parliamentarians, both government and opposition, the arms lobby is especially potent and pervasive. For giant companies such as BAE Systems (the world’s third largest after Lockheed Martin and Boeing), lobbying is a substantial transnational endeavour, with Britain just one part of a much wider target list. ...
Bribery and Brexit propel Rolls-Royce towards historic losses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of February 2017 01:42:36 PM
.... Revenues were falling for the first time in a decade and underlying profits were down, prompting East to cut the dividend payout for shareholders for the first time in 24 years in 2016. Rolls, which makes engines for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners and Airbus’s A380 superjumbos among others, has been affected by lower-than expected demand for the wide-bodied airliners to which it supplies engines. ...
McLaren to create 200 jobs in Sheffield with new £50m plant image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 07:40:34 PM
....The facility, which could be expanded in future, will be built near Sheffield University’s advanced manufacturing research centre. Rolls-Royce and Boeing work with the university. ...
Dow Jones industrial average surpasses 20,000 to record high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 02:30:48 PM
.... It broke the barrier on Wednesday morning after infrastructure stocks rose sharply ahead of the market’s opening, boosted by Trump’s renewed pledge to build a wall along the Mexican border and talks of massive infrastructure investment. A rise in Boeing’s shares, which reported better than expected results on Wednesday, and the continued rally in the financial sector that has accompanied Trump’s win also helped push the Dow over the line. ...
Brexit and Trump mean 'dangerous new phase' for Airbus, says boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 04:37:09 PM
....Airbus employs about 15,000 people in the UK and makes wings at its factory in Broughton, north Wales. Williams suggested the US and its arch-rival, Boeing, would be ready to take full advantage of any negative fallout from Brexit suffered by Airbus. ...
SpiceJet in deal to buy 205 Boeing planes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 08:15:36 AM
. Indian airline SpiceJet has agreed to buy up to 205 new planes from Boeing - potentially worth $22bn (£18bn). ...
Iran welcomes Airbus as first post-sanctions airliner image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 06:06:57 PM
....The Airbus A321 landed in Tehran to an official ceremony that included Transport Minister Abbas Akhoundi. IranAir will eventually take possession of 100 planes from Airbus and 80 from Boeing. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 01:02:39 AM
.... . Boeing and Lockheed Martin are also developing supersonic passenger jets, but Sir Richard is hoping to beat them to the punch. ...
Auto industry's Trump fear: 'Everyone dreads being subject of a tweet' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 08:00:14 AM
.... Toyota’s plans were old news but the tweet came on the same day that its president, Akio Toyoda, had told reporters he was keen to work with the president-elect. These were the latest in a series of attacks on major US employers, including Carrier, Boeing and Lockheed Martin, that have so far brought CEOs running, cap in hand, to Trump Tower to make up for their alleged corporate misdeeds. ...
Toyota will face 'big border tax' if Mexico plant makes US cars, Trump says image
.... “There will be a tax on our soon to be strong border of 35% for these companies,” he tweeted, naming car and air conditioner manufacturers in the same series of remarks. In recent weeks, Trump also threatened aerospace firms Boeing and Lockheed-Martin, both of which rely heavily on government contracts for multibillion-dollar revenues. ...
Trump's tweets keep US manufacturers on their toes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 01:54:38 PM
....co/siXrptsOrt. Last month Trump criticised the aircraft manufacturer Boeing for the “out of control” cost of the new Air Force One 747 and called for the deal to be scrapped. ...
Ford cancels plans for Mexico plant as Donald Trump threatens to tax GM image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 02:49:16 PM
.... The production investment is also great news for the UAW [United Auto Workers] and, I suspect, news that will make the incoming Trump administration very happy,” she said. Previous Trump tweets attacking other US companies briefly wiped billions off the share price of Lockheed Martin and Boeing. ...
Airbus forced to postpone delivery of 12 A380 jets to Emirates image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 04:37:00 PM
....It has delivered just 193 superjumbos and has only a further 126 orders left to fulfil, having initially predicted demand for 1,200 over two decades. At the same time, smaller but longer range twin-engine jets with large cargo capacity – such as Boeing’s 777 – have proved popular because airlines see them as less risky economically. ...
Lockheed-Martin stock takes second hit from Trump's Twitter blitz on F-35 costs image
. Lockheed-Martin led defense stocks lower on Friday, after President-elect Donald Trump’s latest Twitter salvo over the cost of the company’s F-35 fighter jet, in which he said he had asked rival Boeing to “price-out” an older aircraft as an alternative. ...
Carl Icahn to advise Trump on regulatory reform image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 11:09:26 PM
....". On Wednesday Mr Trump also had a meeting with Dennis Muilenburg, the chief executive of Boeing, and Marillyn Hewson of Lockheed Martin to talk about the defence firms' charges for US government projects. ...
Smart gloves, clever belts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 12:18:36 AM
....Such wearables are helping humans give robots a run for their money. For example, aircraft manufacturer Boeing has been piloting a version of Google Glass, the search giant's augmented reality eyewear, to help technicians wire up its planes. ...
Trump's tweet about Lockheed-Martin cuts $4bn in value as share prices fall image
.... The firm uses facilities in 45 of 50 US states and says the F-35 program is “responsible for more than 146,000 direct and indirect US jobs”, according to the company’s website. The salvo against Lockheed is only Trump’s latest: on Tuesday the president-elect attacked Lockheed competitor Boeing, again for “out of control” prices for Air Force One, the president’s private jet. ...
Lockheed Martin shares suffer after Trump F-35 tweet image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 03:25:33 PM
....Israel is among a small number of US allies to buy the plane. Mr Trump's missive comes a week after he condemned as "out of control" the cost of a new Air Force One plane being built by Boeing. ...
Iran finalizes $16.8bn deal with Boeing after nuclear agreement, state news says image
....Iran said on Sunday it has finalized a $16. 8bn deal with Boeing to purchase 80 passenger planes, a deal made possible by last year’s landmark nuclear agreement. ...
Iran signs $16bn deal to buy 80 Boeing aircraft image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 11:35:41 AM
. State airline Iran Air says it has signed a deal to buy 80 passenger planes from US aircraft maker Boeing. ...
Qantas to fly from London to Australia non-stop image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 09:51:32 AM
....Passengers will be able to fly from London to Australia non-stop when airline Qantas launches its new service from March 2018. Australia's national carrier says it will connect Perth, in the west of the country, to the UK capital using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. ...
Think airlines can't make flying any worse? Think again | Dave Schilling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of December 2016 01:00:03 PM
....The only air travel service getting more resources pumped into it is Air Force One, the personal plane of the President of the United States. This week, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted his displeasure at the $4bn price tag for Boeing’s new additions to the First Fleet. ...
Could Trump's chest-thumping over China trigger a trade war? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of December 2016 10:00:11 AM
....If the moves are small enough, China might chose to ignore them and concentrate on the bigger picture. But past at a certain point, Beijing will retaliate and would likely target large American firms, Boeing or Apple for example, that increasingly rely on China. ...
Trump says Air Force One Boeing order should be cancelled image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 05:06:02 PM
....US President-elect Donald Trump has said he wants to cut government costs by cancelling the order for new planes to carry the American president. Mr Trump tweeted: "Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. ...
British arms companies buck global trend with increase in sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 12:01:08 AM
....Although revenues have been falling at US companies, they continue to dominate the arms trade, with seven in the top 10 selling companies. Lockheed and Boeing occupy the top two spots, with the UK’s BAE Systems in third place. ...
Revealed: Coutts managed tax haven firms for controversial clients image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 11:01:45 AM
.... In a breathtaking spending spree, cash from the Brunei Investment Agency was funnelled into more than 500 properties around the world. Jefri amassed thousands of luxury cars, antique paintings by Renoir, Manet and Degas, five boats, and nine aircraft including a private Boeing 747 reportedly customised to carry polo ponies. ...
Boeing tax break ruled unlawful by WTO image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 04:31:55 PM
. The US has been given 90 days to drop a special tax exemption for the giant aerospace company Boeing because it amounts to an unlawful subsidy. ...
World trade hangs in the balance as Trump prepares plan of action image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of November 2016 04:00:35 PM
....A more likely reaction from Beijing would be tit-for-tat tariffs. The Global Times, a newspaper seen by many as a vehicle for the Chinese leadership to float ideas and respond to sensitive political issues, said earlier this month that China could easily favour Airbus over Boeing when it buys aircraft. ...
May obscures workers-in-boardrooms U-turn with verbal gymnastics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 02:51:29 PM
....There is a fair argument that May’s original vision was unworkable anyway. Who is the “consumer” for a company like Rolls-Royce? Its direct customers like Airbus or Boeing, or people who fly on planes? For multinationals operating around the globe, could a single worker really have represented all interests?. ...
Malaysia Airlines turnaround challenge 'unprecedented' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 05:44:47 AM
....Flight MH370, flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, had 239 people on board when it vanished in March 2014. The Boeing 777 is presumed to have crashed into the southern Indian Ocean after veering off course. ...
SpaceX aims to launch internet from space image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 01:50:01 PM
....SpaceX is by no means the only group looking to make a pitch in this market. Established satellite communcations big-hitters such as Intelsat (OneWeb), SES (O3B), Telesat and Boeing are at various stages in their own development plans. ...
Richard Branson reveals prototype for supersonic passenger aircraft image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 01:00:17 PM
....Branson is partnering with Blake Scholl, a pilot and former Amazon executive, who will later on Tuesday unveil a prototype of the new jet in a hangar in Denver, Colorado. While several other companies, including Boeing and Lockheed Martin, are developing new supersonic jets, Scholl said his plan was likely to beat them to market as it does not require any new technology that would need approval by regulators. ...
BA will add extra seats in economy cabins image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 06:15:54 PM
....British Airways plans to add extra seats into each economy class row on some aircraft. The plan could increase the number of seats on its Boeing 777 aircraft by almost 20%, from 280 to 332. ...
UPS orders Boeing 747s in $5.3bn deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of October 2016 06:44:31 PM
. Courier firm United Parcel Service has ordered 14 Boeing 747s in a deal worth $5. ...
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Boeing set to deliver more planes in 2016 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of October 2016 06:35:07 PM
. Shares in Boeing rose 4% after the plane maker said it would deliver more aircraft than expected this year and raised its profit outlook. ...
Monarch airline agrees £165m investment from Greybull image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of October 2016 06:30:00 AM
...."It is testament to the extensive effort by all parties, over the past weeks and months, that we are able to announce the largest investment in our 48-year history, as well as the renewal of our Atol licences," said Andrew Swaffield, chief executive of the Monarch Group. In October 2014, Monarch announced an order for 30 of the latest Boeing 737 jets, with an option to buy 15 more. ...
Monarch: Deadline looms for troubled airline image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of October 2016 11:22:36 PM
.... Monarch's licence expired at the end of September, but the CAA has given it an extra 12 days to raise the money. Monarch says it is working on a deal with it main stakeholder and with the aircraft manufacturer Boeing. ...
Boeing receives order for 40 planes from Qatar image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of October 2016 01:41:55 AM
. US aircraft maker Boeing has announced a major deal to supply Qatar Airways with wide-body jetliners. ...
Productivity puzzle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of October 2016 11:24:03 AM
....Over the last 150 years we have seen incredible advances. We have gone from horse-drawn carts to Boeing 747s, kerosene lamps to electricity in most homes and outhouses and pails of water to flushing toilets and clean running water. ...
Monarch holidays protection extended image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 30th of September 2016 07:16:17 PM
....Chief executive Andrew Swaffield said he was "excited about the additional capital coming into the group which will help us fund our future growth". It is believed that some of the money will be used to proceed with an order for 30 Boeing aircraft. ...
EU rapped by WTO for $10bn a year Airbus subsidies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of September 2016 04:11:48 PM
....The EU has failed to comply with rulings that it should cut subsidies to aircraft maker Airbus, the World Trade Organisation has ruled. Rival Boeing says it could pave the way for the US to seek up to $10bn (£8bn) in annual retaliatory tariffs. ...
Singapore Airlines drops Airbus A380 plane image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of September 2016 03:03:01 PM
....In July, Airbus said it would still avoid losing money on the jet in 2017 with as few as 20 deliveries, but gave no further guidance. Analysts say that big aircraft like the A380 and Boeing's 747 series have fallen out of favour. ...
Up in arms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 11:21:38 PM
.... In the 1980s and 1990s, Korean Air suffered a series of crashes and incidents which were blamed - at least partly - on the company's heavily hierarchical culture where junior staff were discouraged from speaking up (something which in a cockpit can prove deadly). The New York Times obituary of the founder said: "As chairman of Korean Air, Mr Cho's greatest failures began in 1983, when a Soviet MIG fighter shot down a Boeing 747 with 269 people aboard after it strayed into Soviet airspace. ...
Engine failures on 787 Dreamliners prompt ANA to overhaul entire fleet image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of September 2016 12:18:21 AM
. The Japanese airline ANA has said it will refurbish all 100 Rolls-Royce engines on its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners after three engine failures in 2016 caused by corrosion and cracking of turbine blades. ...
Joe Sutter, 'Father of the Boeing 747', dies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of August 2016 12:23:08 PM
. Joe Sutter, the man who led development of Boeing's 747 jumbo jet, has died aged 95. ...

Time-lapse video shows the birth of Amazon's first plane in its dedicated 'Prime Air' fleet
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....The plane is one of 40 jetliners in the "Prime Air" fleet that will make up the retail giant's own air transportation network as it takes more control of its delivery process. Called the Amazon One, it was showcased online in a special time-lapse video that shows workers "upcycling" a Boeing jet. ...
Crash priorities image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of August 2016 01:57:53 PM
.... Jump and slide!". You can hear the anxiety in the flight attendant's voice as she tries to herd passengers off the Emirates Airline Boeing 777-300 that crash-landed at Dubai International Airport on Wednesday. ...

'Leave your bags and jump down the slide!' Moment terrified passengers evacuated from Emirates flight after Dubai crash-landing
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....The accident happened around 12:45 pm local time as Flight EK521 was arriving from the southern Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram. The Boeing 777-300 was carrying 282 passengers and 18 crew members from 20 different countries, according to the airline. ...

Watch: Emirates plane explodes after crash-landing in Dubai
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 11:44:16 AM
....Video posted online showed black smoke billowing from what looked like an Emirates jetliner lying on its belly on the runway. The Boeing 777 departed Thiruvananthapuram at 10:19 a. ...

Dubai plane crash: Emirates expects network-wide delay after flight EK521 bursts into flames on crash-landing 
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....  . A firefighter was killed however as he fought the fire which consumed the Boeing 777 after it slammed to the ground at the end of a flight from southern India. ...

MH370 was flown into water 'deliberately', says senior crash expert
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 1st of August 2016 05:00:42 AM
....". Previous theories suggested the plane crashed after malfunctioning or was shot down, with Australian investigators  working under the assumption that no one was in control of the Boeing 777 jet when it disappeared. ...

MH370 pilot used simulator to plot course over Indian Ocean
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 28th of July 2016 07:59:28 AM
...."I just note that even if the simulator information does show that it is possible or very likely that the captain planned this shocking event, it does not tell us the location of the aircraft," Turnbull told reporters. Officials have been stymied in their efforts to explain why the Boeing 777 carrying 239 people veered so far off course during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014. ...

Historic solar flight completes first round-the-world journey
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of July 2016 04:42:52 AM
....At around 5,070 pounds, the plane weighs about as much as a minivan or mid-sized truck. An empty Boeing 747, in comparison, weighs 400,000 pounds. ...

Solar plane takes off from Egypt on final leg of world tour
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 24th of July 2016 03:46:34 AM
.... It relies on solar energy collected during the day and stored in batteries for electrical energy to fly at night. The carbon fibre plane, with a wingspan exceeding that of a Boeing 747 and the weight of a family car, can climb to about 8,500 metres (28,000 feet) and cruise at 55-100kph (34-62mph). ...
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MH370 search to be suspended within weeks unless missing aircraft is found
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....The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will be suspended within weeks if the aircraft is not found in an area now being searched, Malaysia, China and Australia have confirmed. The Boeing 777, with 239 aboard, disappeared in March 2014 while on a flight from the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, to Beijing. ...

Jaw-dropping 'zero gravity' vertical take-off captured at Farnborough International Airshow
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....A passenger plane pulled of a 'zero gravity' free fall stunt at the Farnborough International Airshow on Wednesday. Footage shows a Boeing 737 MAX plane entering a vertical climb before levelling off and diving downwards. ...
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MH370 search team: 'We've been looking for the missing plane in the wrong place'
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.... Adding to the mystery, investigators believe someone may have deliberately switched off the plane's transponder before diverting it thousands of miles. However, the glide hypothesis is not supported by the investigating agencies: America's Boeing Co, France's Thales SA, U. ...

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