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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...
The story of the RAF Phantom pilot who intercepted an Argentine Boeing 707 spy plane over the Falklands
John now manoeuvred to hold a safe formation position on the Boeing 707. The Boeing, he noticed, had been painted white with a smart blue band along the fuselage as if to suggest an ordinary airliner. This was clearly not the case, however, for John could see copious aerials of various shapes and sizes on the Boeing's belly —...
Boeing expected to block IAI’s bid to convert 767 into aerial tankers
IAI has secured deals to sell its 767 tanker to Brazil and Colombia and is a threat to Boeing as it is able to offer a tanker to Israel at a much lower price Sources told The Globes that Boeing will not grant permission to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to convert the 767 into an aerial refueling tanker for the...
Contractor maintenance personnel covered three drain holes in aircraft's radar radome on the belly of the aircraft causing water from washings and rain to collect in the canoe-shaped radome A maintenance error damaged U.S. Air Force (USAF) E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) surveillance aircraft assigned to the 116th Air Control Wing at Robins Air Force Base (AFB),...

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