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January 10, 1990: The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 First Flight

On January 10, 1990 the first McDonnell Douglas MD-11 took off to the skies. Praised by enthusiasts and passengers, crews had mixed feelings about the trijet and operators somewhat despised it. From the beginning, the aircraft failed to deliver on its fuel burn and range promises. A PIP (p...

US shuts down its drone base in Ethiopia

Report by Kaleyesus Bekele, Addis Ababa: The US Air force has shut down its drone base in southern part of Ethiopia, Arbaminch town that it has been using to fight the islamist militant group in Somalia, Al Shabab, for the past four years. In 2009-2010 the US Air Force invested millions of doll...


Abu Dhabi Air Expo announce plans to exhibit 150 business jets

Abu Dhabi Air Expo has said it will be displaying 150 business aircraft during the event which will take place on March 8-10, 2016 at Al Bateen Executive Airport, reports the Khaleej Times. The fourth show, which is held every other year, will put on static display 150 ultra light business jets and helicopters.  As part of Abu Dhabi Air Expo, Abu Dhabi Heli Expo will run in parallel, sh...

New Aviation and Science Museum in Istanbul

The new Aviation and Science Museum is located in Yeşilköy district, south-west of Istanbul in the same area where Ataturk International Airport is located and where the old aviation museum reside. An area where no horizontal boundaries could be found, only vertical boundaries (strict ones posed by air-traffic control from the nearby airport) and an ill-defined site that expands in all direct...

Bizcraft Finance/Registration Forum Set for Next Month

NBAA is holding its annual Business Aircraft Finance, Registration & Legal Conference next month in Boca Raton, Fla. The agenda for the conference, which will be held from February 10 to 12, features speakers who are experts in aviation finance, aircraft utilization options, regulatory topics, tax planning and risk management. Among the new topics this year are an analysis of emerging busin...

Chinese drone maker unveils human-carrying drone

Chinese drone maker Ehang Inc. on Wednesday unveiled what it calls the world's first drone capable of carrying a human passenger. The Guangzhou, China-based company pulled the cloth off the Ehang 184 at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the CES gadget show. In a company video showing it flying, it looks like a small helicopter but with four doubled propellers spinning parallel to the g...

Man arrested for repeatedly pointing laser at news helicopter

He allegedly pointed a green laser at least four times -- three cases from outside, plus once through an apartment window -- at a TV news helicopter racing to the scene of a New Jersey fire. And because of that, Stiven Lopez-Bender now faces the prospect of five years in federal prison. Authorities arrested the 26-year-old on Thursday, a day after a criminal complaint was filed accusing him...

Air force spending $90 million to convert luxury corporate jets into spy planes

The Royal Australian Air Force is spending more than $90 million to convert luxury corporate jets into state-of-the-art spy planes. PM can reveal the high-tech surveillance aircraft are due to come into service at the end of next year. Here's defence reporter Andrew Greene. ANDREW GREENE: The Gulfstream G550 is a luxury corporate jet boasting the ability to fly more than 12 hours nons...

‘Russian refusal to issue visas to carrier violates aviation rules’

Turkish Transport Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Wednesday Russia's refusal to issue visas to crew members working for budget carrier Pegasus was an "arbitrary" measure and violated international aviation rules. İstanbul-based Pegasus said on Tuesday it suspended flights to and from Russia until Jan. 13 after authorities in Moscow failed to give its crew visas. Turkey would use...

JetPack Aviation And Airwolf 3D Team Up To 3D Print JetPacks

Airwolf 3D and JetPack Aviation have joined forces to create a number 3D-printed JetPack components. According to JetPack Aviation, a JetPack should be able to handle vertical take-off and landing, but it should also be lightweight and compact. The JetPack that the team has created is small enough to fit into the trunk of a car and can carry the pilot thousands of feet into the air. In fact,...

Pilot in Alaska crash took the plane without permission

A pilot who crashed a small Civil Air Patrol plane into office buildings in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, was using the search-and-rescue aircraft without permission, the organization said Monday.   Civil Air Patrol national spokeswoman Julie DeBardelaben said pilot Doug Demarest did not make a request to fly, as required. Demarest was the only person killed on Dec. 29 when the Cessna...

Consolidated PBY "Catalina"

The Consolidated PBY "Catalina" is a military aircraft designed in the 1930s (First flight March 28, 1935) in the United States. It is widely used during World War II, as the US military than that of other allied countries, performing a wide variety of missions (anti-submarine warfare, convoy escort, sea rescue, etc.). Very reliable and able to fly great distances, there were about...

Ceramic 3D printing breakthrough has aviation implications

In a development that could have significant benefits for aviation, a US laboratory is now printing high-temperature, high-strength 3D ceramic parts. Californian company HRL Laboratories utilises a resin that is 3D printed in the size and shape required, and then fired in order to convert it into a ceramic that can withstand temperatures up to 1700 degrees Celsius while retaining crucial stre...

A look at facts, lingering questions in Alaska plane crash

Days after a deadly plane crash in the heart of Alaska's largest city, there are lingering questions regarding what caused the pilot to fly into two office buildings, including one where his wife works. The FBI is leading the investigation into the Tuesday morning wreck that killed 42-year-old pilot Doug Demarest, but has released little information. It declined to comment on any possible l...

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2nd Connected Aircraft China Congress 2020 was successfully held

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Fire fighting training at European Rotors

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