On test aircraft a cable with a cone at the end can be seen hanging from the top of the tail. Deployed in flight, this "trailing cone" is essential for the future commercialization of the plane. Why?


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    The crash of an Airbus Helicopters’ H225 in Norway, has left 13 people dead. At present, it is unclear why the H225 Super Puma’s main rotor detached in flight. An investigation has been opened.
     

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  • Dubai Airport’s incessant growth

    Dubai International Airport has just inaugurated Concourse D, at an investment cost of $ 1.2 billion. Incorporating restaurants, lounges and 175 duty free shops, Hall D handles 350 flights daily.
     

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  • Why retract landing gear just after take-off?

    When a commercial airplane takes off, the pilot immediately retracts the undercarriage ; but do you know why? We asked you the question (video), the answer to which you will find in the article.
     

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  • Japan’s X-2 prototype stealth fighter’s maiden flight

    Japan’s X-2 prototype stealth fighter carried out its maiden flight on 22 April. An advanced technology demonstrator jet, which may be used to incorporate new technologies for future Japanese fighter aircraft. Watch the video and read the article.
     

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  • Liebherr-Aerospace’s new repair capability premises in US

    The aerospace supplier Liebherr-Aerospace has inaugurated a new 35,000 square feet (3,200 m2) service centre in Saline, northern United States, dedicated to air-conditioning pack exchanger repairs.
     

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  • jetBlue takes delivery of first US built Airbus

    The first Airbus assembled on American soil, in Mobile, Alabama, has been delivered to the low-cost airline jetBlue, and in so doing establishes a new milestone for Airbus.
     

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  • Urgent engine repair for 176 Boeing 787

    The latest version of the General Electric engines of the Boeing 787 has the possibility of shutting down in flight. The US Federal Aviation Administration has just issued an airworthiness directive to resolve the problem.
     

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  • Aero Friedrichshafen 2016: general aviation in all its forms

    Europe's largest general aviation dedicated trade air show was held from 20 to 23 April in Friedrichshafen, Germany. A small parachute equipped jet, an electric aerobatics plane, and many other flying machines were on display.
     

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  • What bird flies higher than airplanes?

    Whilst most birds fly below 4,900 feet above sea level, somespecies can fly much higher, at up to 33,000 feet; but do you know which? We put the question to you and give the answer in the article.
     

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  • "405": a hilarious short catastrophe film

    The low budget film, "405", produced in 2000 became a cult film. If you have seen this unforgettable film, but even so don’t remember the story, it was about the eventful landing of a DC-10 on a Los Angeles highway. The ending is hilarious. Watch the video, and read the article.
     

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  • Jet engines: why evermore larger fans?

    On commercial aircraft in the last decade, the trend has been toward wider jet engines with diameters increased by 6 to 20 inches (15 to 50 cm). Why? To consume and pollute less.
     

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  • Aircraft accident: IATA criteria under the microscope

    In their latest report, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) calculates that aircraft accidents accounted for 136 victims in 2015. A record year for aviation security, but which does not reflect the whole picture.
     

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