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Airtravel advertising almost a century ago

Sometimes you get a hello from previous century... This is the case now, when thanks to Līvija Baumane-Andrejevska I got this fantastic piece of description of an airtravel from September 1920.Here is the precise text, which I find so very enthusiastic and inspiring...FeminaEdited by The Lady Diana mannersOn the water yet in clouds It is not a whistle of a train or streamer, not even a “let go” of the aeronauts, but the starting of propeller, and an aviator is ready to leave.Paris-Lond...

AIRBUS A380 FREIGHTER CONVERSION PROJECT

Airrbus is thinking to convert into freighter aircraft again, which combine more cargo and passengers.“We are always looking into advancing our products, keeping them at the leading edge of technology. We are in constant dialogue with our customers about the latest state-of-the-art technologies and ongoing innovations,” Airbus spokesman Bart Greer told FreightWaves in an email, adding that a passenger-to-freighter conversion of the A380 would be technically feasible.“If we see sufficient custome...

The U.S. Embassy in Latvia donates EpiShuttles to State Emergency Medical Services

The U.S Embassy in Latvia has donated two EpiShuttles to State Emergency Medical Services (Neatliekamās medicīniskās palīdzības dienests). These are the first EpiShuttles to be stationed in Latvia.Minister of Health, Daniels Pavluts, received the EpiShuttles on behalf of the Latvian government.The EpiShuttles will be deployed in ground ambulance to transport critically ill Covid-19 patients between hospitals to provide medical care.– The EpiShuttle makes transport safe, reduces cost and inc...

5th Commercial Aero Engine Shanghai International Forum

【Organizing Committee】Hosted byShanghai Society of Aeronautics Co-organized byAECC Commercial Aircraft Engine Co., Ltd.Supported byChinese Society of Aeronautics & AstronauticsCommercial Aircraft Corporation of ChinaChina Eastern Airlines Baowu Special Metallurgy Co., Ltd.Shanghai Airport AuthorityOrganized byGalleon (Shanghai) Consulting Co., Ltd. 【Event Background】In the "14th Five-Year Plan" period, with severe and complex international epidemic and world economic situation, China's aviat...

Falcon 6X Completes Maiden Flight

Dassault Aviation today announced that the company’s widebody Falcon 6X has successfully completed its first flight as planned in the first quarter of 2021, demonstrating the maturity of the program and opening the test campaign for certification.“Today’s flight is another milestone in Dassault history, made all the more satisfying by the remarkable efforts of the entire Dassault organization and its partners over the challenging past year,” said Dassault Aviation Chairman/CEO Eric Trappier. “We...

A ride with a hot air baloon over Jurmala

A small European country where I come from, Latvia, has his own aviation history. This time I want to share some quite positive facts regarding side seeing flights end of 19th beginning of 20th century already! This fact are knows thanks to A. Radovic's book "History of Dubulti".Talking to old habitants of Jurmala, you can sometimes hear stories about balloon pilots who showed their art to people on the beach at the end of 19th century. In 1892, a pilot arrived in Dubulti and promised to take of...

Virgin Orbit confirmed that its LauncherOne rocket

Mojave, California — January 17, 2021 — Virgin Orbit, the California-based satellite launch company, confirmed that its LauncherOne rocket reached space during the company’s second launch demonstration today, successfully deploying 10 payloads for NASA’s Launch Services Program (LSP).Virgin Orbit’s novel launch system uses a technique called air launch, in which a rocket is launched from under the wing of a jet aircraft, rather than from a traditional launch pad on the ground. In addition to imp...

More than half of the world's airline pilots are no longer flying

(Reuters) - More than half of the world's airline pilots are no longer flying for a living amid the plunge in demand during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey, and those that are still flying feel less valued by their employers.A poll of nearly 2,600 pilots by UK-based GOOSE Recruitment and industry publication FlightGlobal, released on Thursday, found only 43% were doing the job they had trained for, with 30% unemployed, 17% furloughed and 10% in non-flying roles.Many pilots th...