Before being delivered to the customer, the airline’s livery has to be applied to the aircraft; but do you know how much paint is required? We put the question to you (video), the answer to which you will find in the article.


  • Airbus’ ejectable black boxes: interview of Charles Champion

    Since 2011, Airbus has been working on ejectable floating black boxes; a system that will facilitate the rapid recovery of aircraft recorders following a crash, and which could be in service within the next five years. Listen to the interview with Charles Champion, head of Airbus Engineering.
     

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  • First Bombardier CS100: imminent delivery to Swiss

    The Bombardier CS100 will soon enter service. With its civil certification received on 15 June, the Canadian single-aisle will be delivered in a few days to Swiss. Its entry into service is scheduled on July 15 between Zurich and Paris.
     

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  • How is a jet engine installed?

    Commercial aircraft engines are very, very heavy. Those found on short-haul planes,for example, weigh on average two metric tonnes, those on long-hauls are four times heavier; but how are they installed?
     

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  • What is the rotation speed of an airplane?

    At take-off, the pilots concentrate on the speed, or rather the successive speeds of their aircraft, and notably the rotation speed. But do you know what it is exactly? We put the question to you (video), the answer to which you will find in the article.
     

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  • Eurosatory 2016: drones and helicopter gunships put on a show

    The Eurosatory exhibition dedicated to the world of defense and security held in Paris is an opportunity for 1,500 exhibitors to showcase their products. Surveillance gyroplanes, flying buggies, military drones and helicopters.
     

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  • Pegase: world’s first flying buggy

    This is a unique off-road flying buggy that was marketed at the Eurosatory defense and security show in the north of Paris. Developed by the French company Vaylon, Pegase is the world’s first off-road flying buggy.
     

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  • Airbus Helicopters to produce the H135 in China

    Within two years’ time, Airbus Helicopters will have a final assembly line in China; a strategic move because the Chinese civil helicopter market will literally take off.
     

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  • What is the minimum commercial aircraft pilot age?

    To become a commercial aircraft pilot, is there a minimum age? The answer is yes, but it's not the same everywhere. We put the question to you (video), the answer to which you will find in the article.
     

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  • Plane sent to Davy Jones’ Locker to boost tourism

    On 4 June, a plane deposited gently on the Aegean Sea bed, with the intention of becoming an artificial reef to help boost scuba diving tourism, is the spectacular operation that the Turkish authorities have undertaken. Watch the video, without commentary, and read the article.
     

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  • Leo: Geneva airport’s little robot porter

    After RobbI, the humanoid guide in 2013, Geneva Airport has tested Leo, a new robot porter. With him, you can check-in your luggage, and then go directly to your boarding gate – all in record time.
     

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  • MC-21 unveiled by Irkut Corporation

    The Russian aircraft manufacturer Irkut Corporation unveiled yesterday its new MC-21, which will have to compete with the A320 and the B737 in two years’ time. The plane is intended to make its maiden flight at the end of the year.
     

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  • Additive manufacturing: Liebherr-Aerospace makes a big impression

    Liebherr-Aerospace, the aerospace equipment manufacturer, began additive layer manufacturing six years ago. They presented the fruits of their labours at the recent ILA Berlin Air Show.
     

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