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Virgin Orbit launched a rocket from Boeing 747-400…

Virgin Orbit, the California-based satellite launch company, confirmed that its LauncherOne rocket reached space during the company’s second launch demonstration on 17 Jan 2021, successfully deploying 10 payloads for NASA’s Launch Services Program (LSP). Virgin Orbit’s novel launch system uses a technique called air launch, in which a rocket is launched from under the wing […]

Divers have retrieved Flight Data Recorder (Black Box) of Sriwijaya Air plane…

Indonesian divers have retrieved Flight Data Recorder (Black Box) of Sriwijaya Air plane that crashed into the Java Sea last Saturday. The Boeing 737-500 jet crashed just 4 minutes after taking off from Jakarta’s main airport killing all 62 onboard. More than a dozen helicopters, 53 navy ships and 20 boats, and 2,600 rescue personnel […]

Body parts, and debris were pulled out from the Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 crash site…

Indonesian search and rescue team have pulled body parts, pieces of clothing and scraps of metal from the Java Sea, a day after a Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 crashed. A Boeing 737 with 62 people onboard on flight #SJY182 to Pontianak, plunged into the ocean just 4 minutes after taking off from Jakarta airport on […]

Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 with 59 people onboard crashed…..

Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 with 59 people onboard lost contact shortly after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia. The 26 year old aircraft, reg (PK-CLC) on flight #SJ182 to Pontianak disappeared from Radar just about 4 minutes after take-off when it plunged “10,000ft” into the ocean. The flight vanished at 2.40pm local time, moments after taking […]

Airbus delivered 566 aircraft in 2020, fell 34% ….

Airbus delivered 566 aircraft in 2020, fell 34% from a record 863 in 2019. European planemaker, still maintained as the world’s largest planemaker for a second year as U.S. rival Boeing remained mired for most of that period in the grounding of its 737 MAX. Airbus delivered 566 commercial aircraft to 87 customers in 2020, […]

WizzAir Airbus A320N sustained damage at Gdansk International Airport…

WizzAir Airbus A320N sustained damage when a water vehicle wedged underneath at Gdansk International Airport, in Poland on Tuesday. The incident took place when Hungarian Wizzair airline was being prepared for departure from Gdańsk to Stockholm on Flight #W61616 There were no passengers on board the aircraft. No injuries were reported.

Amazon.com bought 11 Boeing aircraft to boost its delivery capabilities

Amazon.com bought 11 Boeing 767-300 aircraft to boost its delivery capabilities as to cater a surge in online orders. Amazon purchased seven 767-300 from Delta Air Lines and four from WestJet Airlines. The aircraft will be joining Amazon’s air cargo network by 2022. In June last year, Amazon leased 15 Boeing 737s from GE Capital […]

Boeing Super Hornet Demonstrates Ski-jump Launch Capability

Boeing and the U.S. Navy proved recently that the F/A-18 Super Hornet can operate from a “ski jump” ramp, demonstrating the aircraft’s suitability for India’s aircraft carriers. The demonstrations, held at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, showed that the Super Hornet would do well with the Indian Navy’s Short Takeoff but Arrested Recovery (STOBAR) […]

Qatar Airways has taken delivered three Boeing 777F

Qatar Airways has delivery of three brand new Boeing 777 freighters. This brings the Qatar Airway’s total freighter fleet count to 30 freighters, consisting of two Boeing 747 freighters, 24 Boeing 777 Freighters and four Airbus A330 freighters. The three aircraft are registered as follows: – A7-BFV (MSN 66340/1658) – A7-BFW (MSN 66341/1662) – A7-BFX […]

Qatar Airways has become the largest operator of Airbus A350….

Qatar Airways wrapped up 2020 with the delivery of its 53rd Airbus A350 on the final day of the year. The national carrier of the State of Qatar is the largest operator of Airbus A350 aircraft with 34 A350-900 and 19 A350-1000. The A350-1000 is fitted with the airline’s multi award-winning Business Class seat, Qsuite, […]