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Amazing color photos of the Hindenburg Zeppelin show what luxury air travel was like 80 years ago

Before the modern jumbo jet and its first class suites, the biggest and grandest thing in luxury air travel was the German Zeppelin Airship. Of all the massive Zeppelin's constructed, the most famous was the Hindenburg, which crashed in New Jersey in 1937. The Hindenburg was designed to ferry...

Singapore Airshow 2016 highlights

This year's Singapore Airshow came to a close on Sunday (Feb 21) after drawing more than 80,000 public visitors over the past two days. The first day the show opened to the public saw about 40,000 visitors.  Dropping by to see the hardware on display was President Tony Tan Keng Yam, E...


Airbus A350 makes ‘symbolic’ first landing in Iran

An Airbus A350 wide-body passenger jet made a symbolic first landing in Iran nearly a month after the manufacturer signed a deal with Tehran to deliver 118 new aircraft, Iranian media reported Saturday. An Airbus A350 wide-body passenger jet made a symbolic first landing in Iran nearly a month after the manufacturer signed a deal with Tehran to deliver 118 new aircraft, Iran...

Helicopter crashes into Pearl Harbor

A private helicopter with five people on board crashed Thursday into Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor, leaving a teenager in critical condition, officials said. The Bell 206 aircraft made a hard landing and sank near the Pearl Harbor Visitor Centre, a popular tourist destination on Oahu, US Navy spokeswoman Agnes Tauyan said. The names of the five people on board were not immediately released....

Airbus’ Asia-Pacific presence is reinforced with new agreements announced at the Singapore Airshow

Airbus underscored its strong Asia-Pacific presence with a high-level participation at this dynamic region’s largest aerospace exhibition – the Singapore Airshow – which brought a new customer for the A350 XWB, plus agreements to expand the company’s services footprint in the area. As the world’s fastest-growing market for new civil aircraft, Asia-Pacific repr...

British Airways i360 Named Most Slender Tower In the World by Guinness World Record

British Airways i360, in Brighton, England, has been awarded the Guinness World Record for the most slender tower in the world, with an impressive height to width aspect ratio of 41.15 to 1. The tower stands 160.469 meters tall with a diameter of 3.9 meters. The tower was designed by Marks Barfield Architects, the same team who built the famous London Eye, and is set to open to the public this sum...

Dodgers announce partnership with Emirates

The Dodgers have seen their global footprint expand in recent years under new ownership, and they plan to continue to grow their brand overseas with the aid of a new partnership with Emirates, the world's largest international airline. "Over the last year, we have become, finally, the most heavily attended sports venue in the world," Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten said Frid...

RAAF makes final flight to Antarctica to supply researchers

A trial using the Royal Australian Air Force to deliver heavy cargo to Australian researchers in East Antarctica has been hailed a resounding success as the final flight touched down on the ice. The RAAF has flown five support missions with a C-17A Globemaster aircraft. The first left Hobart in late November. The C-17A can carry up to 70 tonnes of cargo for over 10,000 kilometres but the loa...

Singapore Airshow sees plane deals shrink to $12.7bn

The biannual Singapore Airshow Asia's biggest aerospace and defence exhibition, saw trade deals fall to $12.7bn (£8.9bn) this year compared with public takings of $32bn in 2014. Organisers said the smaller amount was because more transactions are being made privately due to the "changing nature of business deals". There were 11 announced deals, with another 40 m...

Indonesian firm eyes H130s to beat Jakarta traffic

Indonesian industrial estate developer Jababeka has entered a memorendum of understanding with Airbus Helicopters for up to 12 H130 rotorcraft. The developer plans to use the single-engine helicopters as shuttles to ferry passengers between Jakarta and its main industrial park in Cikarang, West Java, says Airbus Helicopters in a statement. "Even though Cikarang is located just 25km from...

Russian Helicopters at Asia’s largest air show

Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation, the Russian Helicopters holding company and the Academician Reshetov Information Satellite Systems are take part in Singapore Airshow 2016. According to a spokesman for the United Aircraft Corporation, its civilian airliners have good prospects in the Asia-Pacific region. "According to UAC’s estimates, Sukhoi Superjet aircraft could ca...

Business & Commercial Aviation News from February 1966

Jetliners will be admitted to Washington D.C. National Airport beginning April 24. Approved for operation: Boeing 727, Douglas DC-9, BAC 111 and Sud Caravelle. – BCA Staff We grimace at the Wall Street Journalwriter’s amazement that private pilots in small planes are permitted to fly across the entire country without a flight plan. No one told him that a long flight i...

North Korea Is Hosting Its First Air Show

If you've ever wanted to attend an air show in the world's most repressive and paranoid country, now's your chance: North Korea has scheduled its very first such event. The Wonsan Air Festival will feature North Korean military and civil aircraft of all types. It will happen this September. The secretive North Korean regime traditionally keeps its military away from the prying eyes...

Virgin Galactic will unveil its new spaceplane

Tomorrow, private spaceflight company Virgin Galactic will unveil the newest version of SpaceShipTwo — the reusable spaceplane that will become the company's primary vehicle. The company has been without a main vehicle since October 2014, when a crash killed one test pilot and seriously injured another. After the accident, many journalists and industry experts expressed skepticism about...

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06/10/2020 - 08/10/2020
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27/10/2020 - 28/10/2020
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We think greener, we fly greener - airBaltic CEO at Riga Aviation Forum

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Corona impact - aviation conferences will change

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Riga Airport maintains its strategic goal of becoming a Northern European Aviation Hub

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MEBAA Show postponed to February 2021

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2nd Connected Aircraft China Congress 2020 was successfully held

2nd Connected Aircraft China Congress 2020 attracted nearly 200 delegates from governments, organizations, institutes, universities, industrial enterprises and media. And, the Congress 2020 hosted 19...

Fire fighting training at European Rotors

Forest fires are no longer privative issue of southern Europe. Climate change and the increasing awareness of the general public about the economic and social value of nature have brought forest fires...