Air China Airbus A330 caught fire at Beijing Airport, China
Today, On 27 August, an Air China Airbus A330 (B-5958) operated flight CA976 between Singapore and Beijing, China. During turn-around at the Chinese airport – already boarding for her next flight towards Tokyo – a fire broke out in the aircraft’s cargo compartment.
The President of India after a four-days-Visit at @ZurichAirport on taxiing for Ljublijana in the beautiful sunset light!😍 Air India Boeing 747-400 #jumbojet (VT-ESO), I guess the first visit to Zurich!
What an incredible way to start the morning! We took to the air in the FAA's Bombardier Global 5000 aka the "flying lab" to do some GPS resilience testing.
The power that this plane possesses with its two Rolls Royce engines is seriously awesome and since there were only ten of us on board, the pilots weren't afraid to pull some G's and keep us pinned into the back of our seats on takeoff and missed approaches.
The goal was to try and trick the plane via GPS spoofing. Kinda scary being on a plane that you are trying to pseudo 'hijack' from the back seat. Good news is, it's a lot harder than you would think. Better news is, the pilots and avionics are capable of realizing when something isn’t right.
Unfortunately, there will always be people out up to no good so the FAA has to beat them to the punch.
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Bringing Abu Dhabi to the world and bringing the world to Abu Dhabi - @EtihadAirways 😍
Absolutely in love with the geometric patterns that adorns the tail ✈️
Delta’s Damaged Boeing 757 Is Flying Back To Atlanta
Just under a month ago we reported on a Delta Air Lines Boeing 757 incident in Ponta Delgada, Portugal. After a hard landing, the aircraft’s skin buckled, presumably due to...Read more on our site! Link in our bio!
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2019 is a year of many aviation anniversaries, but I think the most interesting one is the first A320’s in service reaching the age of 30.
The first A320’s were delivered in 1988, but most of the early models have already been scrapped. There are however a handful of model -89’s still flying, the majority of which are with Lufthansa, to whom they were also originally delivered. The first one, D-AIPA was unfortunately retired earlier this year before its big birthday, but several other model 89’s are still in service, including D-AIPB “Heidelberg” pictured.
D-AIPB was delivered in October -89 to Lufthansa, the national airline of West Germany. It has probably been to Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union too. When it entered service, the Simpsons hadn’t aired yet and buying airline tickets online was completely unheard of. As was the term ”online”. When it started flying, the airport it is now based in (Munich FJS) didn’t even exist.
Lufthansa’s original A320’s have worn the same livery for their entire lifespan (give or take some minor changes). You can’t say that about many aircraft! Many airlines have retrojets nowadays, but how cool is it to see this plane in 2019 knowing it has probably been parked next to an Interflug Tu-134 or a Pan-Am 727, in these very same colors?
But the really cool thing is that 30 years down the road, Lufthansa is replacing its old A320’s with... A320’s! Their latest A320 with the same(ish) CFM56-5 engines was delivered in July this year! Seeing an airline stick to an airframe for its entire lifespan is uncommon, but replacing it with the same type after three decades sure tells something about the quality of these planes!
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