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Meet the New ANA’s R2-D2 Dreamliner

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An airplane painted to look like R2-D2 could be part of the promotion for the soon to be released Star Wars 7 – The Force Awakens. Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has unveiled plans for a Boeing 787 Dreamliner decorated to look like R2-D2, the small round robot of the … Continue reading

Air Asia 8501 – A Tragedy Already Seen?

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Meanwhile Indonesian investigators are extracting information from the black boxes of Air Asia Flight 8501 to get the answer of the plunge into the Java Sea, killing all 162 aboard, senior government officials are suggesting the Airbus A320 stalled at high altitude. There are growing fears on the aviation industry … Continue reading

NASA – Large Commercial Jets, Single Pilot Operation Research.

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This subject has been overflying for a while. In the era of automation, the airlines are specially concerned about the lack of experienced pilots. Now, in an effort to solve the problem, NASA is looking into whether single pilots can fly large commercial jets so that the shortage of trained … Continue reading

Drones – An Rising Threat

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With the increased, unregulated, drone activity we are coming up to the point that is not about “how”, is about “when” an accident will happen. This year, there was a near-miss with an unidentified drone when it came close to hit an Airbus 320 at Heathrow airport, the Civil Aviation … Continue reading

Asiana Flights between ICN and SFO Banned.

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Asiana Airlines, South Korea’s second-largest carrier, was ordered to halt its daily flights to San Francisco after the crash while landing at the city’s airport in July last year killed three passengers. The airline won’t be allowed to fly to the city for 45 days from Seoul- Incheon airport, the … Continue reading

NTSB: Virgin SpaceShip Two Sole Survivor Was Thrown Away From the Craft.

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Meanwhile Peter Siebold, the sole survivor of the SpaceShip Two accident is still recovering at the hospital from a surgery on his shoulder, he was able to declare to NTSB investigators that he was thrown away from the vehicle when it disintegrated, he added that at some point during his … Continue reading

SpaceShip Two Pilot Survival – ….a Miracle.

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“It’s a great miracle that he did survive and survive in relatively good shape”, Virgin Galactic chief executive George Whitesides said. How SpaceShip Two pilot Peter Siebold survived the fall from extreme altitude a week ago while co-pilot Mike Alsbury died is not yet clear. SpaceShipTwo did not have ejection … Continue reading

Thai VietJet Approaching Departure.

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Thai VietJet Air (TVJA), the Thai parent company of Vietnam’s low-cost airline VietJet Air, is scheduled to take off next month. The airline is owned by Thailand’s Kannithi Aviation (51%) and VietJet Air (49%) is expected to obtain its air operator’s certificate (AOC) from the Civil Aviation Department within the … Continue reading

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