Airbus Helicopters’ X3 demonstrator reached a top speed of 293 mph (472 km/h) in 2013. But it’s not officially the fastest helicopter in history. The Westland Lynx has held the record since 1986.
The C-5 Galaxy developed by the American manufacturer Lockheed in the late 1960s is a giant among military cargo aircraft. When it came into service nearly half a century ago it was the largest aircraft in the world. We take a look back at the history of this monster of the skies, still deployed today.
Landing a fighter plane with no front landing gear – that was the extraordinary feat of a US Navy pilot, who gently posed the nose of his McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier on a special tool designed for this type of emergency. Watch the video without comment. Read the article.
Japanese aircraft manufacturer Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation has pushed back delivery of its first MRJ from 2018 to 2020. A review of some of the twin-jet’s electrical systems is required before it can meet latest certification standards.
To build their aircraft today, aeronautical manufacturers are supplied with parts from all around the world. See the map of subcontractors working on the structure of the Boeing 787. Read the article to find out more.