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FIRE DESTROYS 747

November 23, 2020. A fire broke out in the cockpit of a Boeing 747-400 British Airways (G-CIVD) which was being scrapped at Castellon airport. The fire was extinguished by the airport’s fire brigade, and no injuries were reported. This is the damage after a BAW 744 caught fire while it

ROCKWELL B-1B LANCER

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Funny Aviation Terms

Just to prove that pilots do have a sense of humour. AIRSPEED – Speed of an airplane. (Deduct 25% when listening to a retired or an inebriated pilot.) BANK – The people who hold the loan on most pilots’ cars, homes and aircraft. CARBURETOR ICING – A phenomenon reported to

Prof Philippe Salazar:

Keeping it real

Defence

ROCKWELL B-1B LANCER

The Rockwell B-1 Lancer is a supersonic variable-sweep wing, heavy bomber used by the United States Air Force. It is one of three strategic bombers  in the U.S. Air Force fleet as of 2020, the other two being the B-2 Spirit and the B-52 Stratofortress. The B-1 was first envisioned in the 1960s as

Airlines

MAX TURN AROUND

Mon, 23rd November: With the FAA releasing the 737 MAX  back into service, many airlines are still reluctant about the future of the aircraft. ALASKA AIRLINES However Alaska Airlines announced a transaction that continues the optimization of its mainline fleet. Alaska will sell 10 Airbus

Event organisers still to confirm #AAD2020

SAfm Sunrise, 15 Apr National Transport Movement respond to comments by Tito Mboweni

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Snapshot: How much pain is the airline industry suffering under Covid-19?

The grounding of almost all the world’s airline fleets under the Covid-19 pandemic has left airlines with very little if any revenue to cover its massive fixed costs. This has caused huge damage that in many cases will be irreparable to airlines. Here is just a sample: Airbus has 60

Face to Face: Elmar Conradie

Elmar Conradie is the CEO of FlySafair. As South Africa enters its ninth week of lockdown, he shares his views on the prospects for his airline and how they are responding to the Covid-19 crisis. GL: Will FlySafair be able to survive if government does not assist you? EC: If