Bombardier’s latest CSeries due in 2013

Monday, November 23, 2009
By George Hatcher

AVIC, China’s aviation manufacturing conglomerate, is a risk-sharing partner for Bombardier’s latest CSeries aircraft due to enter service in 2013. Shenyang Aircraft Corp, the subsidiary of AVIC, designs and produces the center fuselage for the new CSeries. Bombardier will develop China’s ARJ21-900 regional jet, help to enhance the competitiveness of the ARJ21-900 and explore... »

Purdue University Opening New Aviation Engine Testing Facility

Monday, November 23, 2009
By George Hatcher
Purdue University Opening New Aviation Engine Testing Facility

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University will operate a new federally funded facility to test aircraft engines and develop alternative fuels in work that also aims to reduce the nation’s reliance on imported oil. The National Test Facility for Fuels and Propulsion is funded with a $1.35 million grant from the U.S. Air Force... »

Airbus Emergency Diversion in Brussels

Monday, November 23, 2009
By George Hatcher
Airbus Emergency Diversion in Brussels

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Jan Vet What: Iberia Airbus A320-200 en route from Brussels Belgium to Madrid, Spain Where: Bordeaux When: Nov 22nd 2009 Who: 94 passengers and 6 crew Why: While en route from Brussels, the flight experienced a loss of cabin pressure. The plane performed an... »

Allegiant Emergency Landing

Sunday, November 22, 2009
By George Hatcher
Allegiant Emergency Landing

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Royal S King What: Allegiant Air McDonnell Douglas MD-87 en route from Wichita,KS to Bulkhead City, AZ Where: Wichita Mid-Continent When: November 19, 2009 Who: 125 passengers and 5 crew Why: While en route, the plane recorded an engine fire indication. The left engine... »

Cessna Fatality in N Cal

Sunday, November 22, 2009
By George Hatcher
Cessna Fatality in N Cal

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Nick Sharp What: single-engine Cessna 182K Skylane (registered to Harold Gartner III of Janesville, Calif) en route from Susanville to Lodi Where: Northern California near the Nevada border When: Nov 20, 2009 12:45 pm Who: pilot Why: While en route, the plane encountered bad... »

Legacy Crashes in Apple Orchard

Sunday, November 22, 2009
By George Hatcher
Legacy Crashes in Apple Orchard

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Martin West What: Lancair Legacy 2000 Where: 2276 Freedom Boulevard, Watsonville, CA When: Nov 21, 2009 Who: 1 fatality Why: On approach to the Watsonville Municipal Airport, the plane’s engine was on fire. ATC lost contact with the pilot. The wreckage was found on... »

Piper lands in NJ Blueberry Field

Sunday, November 22, 2009
By George Hatcher
Piper lands in NJ Blueberry Field

Contact photographer What: Piper PA-28R-200 Cherokee Arrow II en route from Hammonton Mun. Airport Where: Myrtle Street, Atlantic County, NJ When: NOV 21, 2009 Who: pilot Why: After takeoff, the engine failed. The pilot landed safely in a nearby field. Recommend on Facebook Share on Google Share on Linkedin Tweet about it Print for... »

Nose Gear Fails at Barnstable Airport

Sunday, November 22, 2009
By George Hatcher
Nose Gear Fails at Barnstable Airport

photographer David G. Curran What: Cape Air/Hyannis Air Service Cessna 402C en route from Boston to Martha’s Vineyard. Where: Barnstable Municipal Airport HYANNIS, MA When: Saturday Nov 22, 8 pm Who: Pilot and 5 passengers Why: At 7:15 prior to a flyby of the airport, Pilot John Call reported to ATC that his indicator... »

Airbus A380 Lands at JFK

Sunday, November 22, 2009
By George Hatcher

Air France Airbus A380 crosses the Atlantic and lands at JFK. Passengers commented on how weirdly quiet the plane is inside, not being able to hear the engines. A380-800 Brake test in overweight landing situation. Dynamometer energy: 125.2 MJ Brake application speed: 90.07 m/s Stop distance: 1120 m Mean deceleration: 3.62 m/s/s Energy absorption... »

Delta Flats

Saturday, November 21, 2009
By George Hatcher
Delta Flats

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Justin Idle What: Delta Airlines Boeing 737-800 en route from Santo Domingo to New York Where: Santo Domingo When: Nov 20th 2009 Who: 142 passengers Why: About to take-off, the plane had two flat tires, and had to be towed. Passengers debarked, the flight... »

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