A Bombardier Q400 flown by Britain’s low-cost Flybe airline crash landed on 23rd February at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport (Netherlands). The right landing gear collapsed on impact as the plane violently hit the runway, with the twin turboprop skidding several hundred feet. Watch the video without commentary. Read the article to find out more.
After two failed attempts to land in stormy weather at Toulouse airport on February 5th, an easyJet Airbus A320 diverted to Montpellier. The 180 passengers aboard had to make their own way back to Toulouse at their own expense, creating a controversy. Read the article to find out more.
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.
Under increasing pressure to reduce weight and deliver cost savings with ever-lighter aircraft, Liebherr-Aerospace has invested in the manufacture of titanium parts. In its German factory in Lindenberg, the aeronautical equipment manufacturer is producing vital components for the A350’s landing gear.