Tag: airliner

The 1959 Khrushchev visit to Washington marked the first Tupolev Tu-114 flight to America
The flight went off without a hitch and the Tupolev Tu-114 was quite the superstar when it landed at Andrews AFB At the 1955 superpower summit in Geneva, Soviet premier Khrushchev found himself embarrassed when President Eisenhower and the American delegation arrived in four-engined propliners and he arrived in a small twin-engine...
Supersonic DC-8, i.e. the Concorde wasn’t the first Airliner to Break the Sound Barrier
Chuck Yeager, the first person to ever go supersonic in 1947, escorted the DC-8 during its supersonic flight in an F-104 On Aug. 21, 1961, a jet designed for commercial use became the first airliner to go supersonic. And it wasn't the famous Concorde, which wouldn't break the sound barrier until an...
"Suicidal" Q400 airliner intercepted by F-15Cs before crash
F-15Cs aircraft scrambled out of Portland, Oregon, and were in the air within a few minutes and the pilots kept people on the ground safe On Aug. 10, 2018 a “suicidal” airline employee stole an empty Horizon Air Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 turboprop plane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and was chased by military jets before crashing into a small...
The 747 Wing House, the house made from parts of a scrapped Boeing 747 airliner
The 747 Wing House was made by using the two wings and tail section of a scrapped Boeing 747 Brought to my attention by Giuseppe Volpicelli, a reader of The Aviation Geek Club, the interesting photos in this post show the so called 747 Wing House, the house that was created by using a former jumbo jet to build the...
Video shows Asiana Airlines A330 slicing tail of Turkish Airlines A321 during taxi at Instanbul Airport
The Turkish Airlines A321 was parked at its gate when it got struck by the A330, but the security camera footage shows that the Turkish plane was positioned too close to the taxiway when the contact happened Taken on May 13, 2018 the video in this post features an Asiana Airlines Airbus A330 slicing through the vertical stabilizer of a...
Impressive video shows Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 suffering engine compressor stall before conducting emergency landing
The Boeing 737-700 crew decided to return to the airport "after receiving a cockpit indication of a performance issue with one of the aircraft engines. Following established protocol and procedures, the pilots completed an uneventful landing," Southwest Airlines statement Taken from one of the passengers aboard Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N431WN performing flight WN-604 from Salt Lake City,UT to...
Some photos of L-2000, the Lockheed Mach 3 airliner that never was
Lockheed proposed two L-2000 versions, the L-2000-7A, an intercontinental model for up to 266 passengers and the slightly larger, 308-passenger L-2000-7B for domestic use Appeared on Code One Magazine the interesting photos in this post feature the L-2000, the Lockheed concept for US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supersonic Transport, or SST, program. In June 1964, Lockheed was one of two competitors...
A winning aircraft maintenance strategy requires a fundamental understanding of current market trends and efficiently managing both external and internal maintenance operations Aircraft maintenance planning plays a vital role in achieving optimized operational requirements from an airline. An effective maintenance program provides the right maintenance requirements on the right assets at the right time. Delivering a proper balance of maintenance...
That time four British Airways Concorde supersonic airliners flew in formation on Christmas Eve
This was the most Concorde ever photographed together until late 2000, when all 7 British Airways aircraft were brought together for the first and only time On Christmas Eve 1985, a unique Concorde formation appeared in the sky. In 1986 British Airways (BA) were celebrating the upcoming 10th anniversary of launching the first regular supersonic route: London - Washington D.C. Concorde had...
Boeing 787 conducts testings at Edwards AFB
Periodically, aviation industry companies are provided the opportunity to conduct flight tests at Edwards given the base's unique test assets such as multiple runways, a controlled airspace, large dry lakebeds and flying weather Taken on Aug. 14, 2017 the interesting picture in this post features a Boeing 787 Dreamliner taking off after a touch-and-go landing at Edwards Air Force Base...