Aviation news analysis
50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Etihad A380 leads the Grand Prix parade

Download: Printable PDF Date: 26 Nov 2017 10:00 category:
Publisher:
Etihad A380 leads the Grand Prix parade - Airlines publisher
Krista Kuznecova
Country: United Arab Emirates Aircraft: Airplanes Airline: Etihad Airways

The fastest spectacle as Abu Dhabi's Formula 1 Grand Prix got underway was clearly the Etihad A380, chased along by the UAE's flying display team

The fly-past has become synonymous with the race with the flagship A380 aircraft flying over the iconic circuit  accompanied by the Aermacchi MB-339NAT fast jets of the UAE’s air display team, Al Fursan.
Captain Ali Al Jabri, an Etihad Airways A380 pilot and Vice President Corporate Safety and Quality, embarked on the flight for the seventh year in a row, and was joined by Captain Sulaiman Yaqoobi, Captain Adel Al Zubaidi and Captain Kian Siew Beh in the flight deck.
The superjumbo – tail number A6-APD – passed over the start line and home straight of the circuit at 800 feet and travelling at 220 knots - slightly slower than its normal cruise speed of 490knots (907 km/h).



Loading comments for Etihad A380 leads the Grand Prix parade...


Recommended

Etihad launches new brand platform: ‘Choose Well’

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has launched a new brand platform: ‘Choose Well’. The airline’s new customer proposition is an invitation for all to make choices abo...

Etihad Airways celebrates 15 years by commemorating its first commercial flight and with human mosaic

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, today marked 15 years since its inaugural commercial flight to Beirut on 12 November 2003.  In a fitting tribute to the first flight, guests tr...

CAE to acquire Bombardier Business Aircraft Training for US$645 million to expand its position in business aviation training

CAE has agreed to acquire Bombardier’s Business Aircraft Training (BAT) business for an enterprise value of US$645 million, expanding its ability to address the training market for customers ope...

Airbus Helicopters Delivers Upgraded Night Vision to NPAS’ UK Police Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of seven upgraded National Police Air Service (NPAS) H135 helicopters, under a £1.5 million contract signed in December 2017 to equip and standardise t...

Qatar Airways Becomes First Airline to Launch GlobalBeacon

Qatar Airways is proud to be the launch customer of GlobalBeacon, a key product solution created by FlightAware®and Aireon that provides the airline with global, real-time flight tracking. In S...

Bristow Group To Combine With Columbia Helicopters In A $560 Million Transaction

Bristow Group Inc., the leading provider of global industrial aviation services, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to combine with privately-held Columbia Helicopters, Inc. (&qu...