Archive for May, 2008

Safety Report - 05/27/2008

Date & Time: 05/23/2008 21:43
Location: Kuparuk, AK
Aircraft Type: Boeing 737 Registration: Unknown
Operator: Continental Flight: CON351
Phase: Unknown
Damage: Unknown
Injuries & Fatalities: None
Description: The aircraft ingested a bird in the number one engine, other circumstances are unknown


Date & Time: 05/23/2008 17:50
Location: Boston, MA
Aircraft Type: McDonnell Douglas MD-88 Registration: N915DL
Operator: Delta Air Lines Flight: 1920
Phase: Landing
Damage: Unknown
Injuries & Fatalities: None
Description: Delta Air Lines flight 1920 landed with the gear doors down, a piece of the gear door plate was found on the runway


Date & Time: 05/25/2008 12:15
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Aircraft Type: Boeing 747-209F Registration: N704CK
Operator: Kalitta Air
Phase: Take-off
Damage: Destroyed
Injuries & Fatalities: 3 crew with minor injuries
Description: Went off the runway on a rejected takeoff and broke into three sections. See Video - Kalitta Air B747-200 breaks in two parts

Source: FAA
Correctness of this posting is not guaranteed & completeness not intended. This posting is just for informational purpose.

Flightstory T-Shirt Arrived

Yay! Today my new Flightstory.net T-Shirt arrived. :)
It’s great quality, the logo is clean and shiny and the special matte-silver print effect is pretty cool!

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If you like this shirt, you can get one at my Spreadshirt Shop. Unfortunately it only can be delivered to European countries and Japan.

You may want to check out the other products available for international shipping from the Cafepress Shop.

Video - Kalitta Air B747-200 breaks in two parts

What unbelievable pictures! An Kalitta Air Boeing 747-209F (N704CK) bound for Dubai crashed at the end of the runway and split in two parts while trying to take off today at Brussels airport in Belgium. Four of the five crew members on board the Boeing 747 were slightly injured and were hospitalized.
Kalitta Air is an American cargo airline based in Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA. It operates international scheduled and ad-hoc cargo charter services.

Raw Video by AP

- Update -
Images by VRT/deredactie
Kalitta Air Boeing 747-200 Crash Brussels
Kalitta Air Boeing 747-200 Crash Brussels
Kalitta Air Boeing 747-200 Crash Brussels
Kalitta Air Boeing 747-200 Crash Brussels

More pictures and videos:
http://www.deredactie.be/cm/de.redactie/vlaamsbrabant/080525_zaventem_crash
http://www.flightlevel.be/080525_kalitta-air-boeing-747-crasht-in-brussel.html

http://www.hln.be/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/98609590@N00/tags/crash/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/samhaes/tags/kalitta/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/35699272@N00/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8680541@N04/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/avoidman/sets/72157605245308842/

Berlin Air Show - ILA 2008 - Taking place next week

ILA - Berlin Air ShowThe world’s oldest air show, the ILA, is taking place between 27 May and 1 June 2008 at Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (Germany). Over 1,000 exhibitors from more than 40 countries are expected at this most important meeting place for the industry anywhere in Europe this year. The partner country at the ILA2008 is India, which has announced its largest-ever presentation at any foreign aerospace show. Over 300 aircraft of all sizes and categories will be on display on the ground and in the air.

The Air Show will be open for general public from 30 May to 1 June, offering an amazing static and air display.

Some of this year’s highlights are the Memorial Flight - 60 years airbridge with Douglas DC-3 and US Air Force Boeing C-17A Globemaster III, USAF Rockwell B-1B Lancer on flying display (as well as on static display), Airbus A380-842 on flying display, A330-200 and A320 on static display, A320 featuring the Airbus/DLR/Michelin-fuel-cell-system, which was successfully tested in flight in February this year - a civil aviation’s “first”, Messerschmitt Me 262 on flying display, as well as many jet fighters performing breathtaking high-performance shows like Panavia Tornado, F4-F Phantom, Eurofighter Typhoon, MiG-29 Fulcrum, F-5E Tiger II, F-16, F-86 Sabre. Helicopters that will be seen in flying action include Bell UH-1D, Sikorsky CH-53, NH-Industries NH90, Eurocopter Tiger, MBB BO 105, Boeing CH-47 Chinook.

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) of this year’s partner country, India, intends to display its single-engined HJT-36 “Sitara” jet trainer, the light military and civil helicopter “Dhruv” and the “Tejas” light combat aircraft for the first time in Europe.

Depending on the weather conditions, a Wing Walkers Show with a Boeing Stearman PT17 can be admired.

More information: http://www.ila-berlin.de/ila2008/home/index_e.cfm

I will attend the Air Show at the weekend public display to take some photos for you!
(If you can offer a trade visitor ticket, please feel free to contact me. (Red Bull maybe? ;) )

Video - 2 Killed In Northeast Philadelphia Plane Crash

(Philadelphia, PA) Two people were reportedly killed after a Grumman American AA-1 Trainer crashed in Northeast Philadelphia Thursday.

MAZ Aviation commits to six Airbus A350 XWB Prestiges

Airbus S.A.S. LogoMAZ Aviation has placed a commitment for six Airbus A350 XWB Prestiges to serve its customers, in what is the first deal for the type in the Middle East. The deal is also the largest single deal ever for Airbus corporate jetliners, and comprises one A350-800 and five A350-900s.

All six Airbus A350 XWBs will feature VIP cabins, and be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. The choice of cabin outfitters has yet to be announced.

The Airbus A350 XWB Prestige is the world’s newest airliner and, in its VIP version, offers unmatched widebody space and comfort - as well as the range to fly non-stop to the world. It has the widest cabin, greatest floorspace and longest range of any aircraft in its class.

“The kind of private customer that buys a VIP widebody wants the very best, and that’s exactly what they get with the Airbus A350 XWB Prestige,” says MAZ Aviation Chairman Mohammed Al Zeer. “With more cabin space, more range and a more modern design, the Airbus A350 XWB is the VIP widebody of the future.”

The Airbus A350 XWB features an advanced and efficient aerodynamic design, more than 50 per cent of its airframe is made of weight-saving carbonfibre composites, and has all of the new features customers expect in a new design from an innovative company such as Airbus.

Source: Airbus

Jetalliance Group orders more Airbus ACJ family aircraft

The Jetalliance Group of Vienna has placed a repeat order for one Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) and two A318 Elites, adding to the orders that it has previously placed for the family.

Like its other aircraft the new Airbus ACJ will feature a VIP cabin and be powered by CFM International CFM56-5 engines.

Jetalliance Group is one of the world’s leading business-jet enterprises, offering a unique turn-key solution for business jet customers. With Jetalliance, the customer can purchase, finance, operate and maintain his aircraft. The daughter company, Jetalliance Flugbetrieb GmbH is operating a fleet of 35 aircraft with an average age of only three years - one of the youngest in Europe. It operates under JAR OPS 1 in Europe, but is also FAA part 129 certificated, allowing it to fly commercially in the USA and Canada.

Airbus’s ACJ Family comprises the A318 Elite, ACJ and A320 Prestige.

Source: Airbus

Safety Report - 05/20/2008


Date & Time: 05/19/2008 13:35
Location: Guam
Aircraft Type: McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 Registration: N720AX
Operator: Omni Air International
Phase: Cruise
Damage: None
Injuries & Fatalities: 5 persons with unknown injuries
Description: The flight encountered turbulence - 5 persons on board sustained unknown injuries, 120 miles east of Guam

Source: FAA
Correctness of this posting is not guaranteed & completeness not intended. This posting is just for informational purpose.

Photos - Sukhoi Superjet 100 Maiden Flight

Yesterday the Sukhoi Superjet 100 successfully completed its maiden flight. The crew spent 1 hour and 5 minutes in flight. In due accordance with the launch flight mission, the new Russian aircraft gained the height of 1, 200 meters. During its premiere flight, the Sukhoi Superjet 100 successfully took off, flew over the takeoff runway the expected four times at different heights, completed a box pattern span and successfully landed. The pilot crew confirmed the high thrust-to-weight ratio and the sustainable operation of the aircraft engines and main systems.

Sukhoi Superjet 100 Maiden Flight
Sukhoi Superjet 100 Maiden Flight
Sukhoi Superjet 100 Maiden Flight
Sukhoi Superjet 100 Maiden Flight
Sukhoi Superjet 100 Maiden Flight
Sukhoi Superjet 100 Maiden Flight

More photos: Sukhoi Superjet 100 Gallery

Source: Sukhoi
Photo Credit: Sukhoi

First Boeing 777 Freighter Leaves Paint Facility

Boeing 777 Freighter
Photo Credit: Boeing

Adorned in the Boeing livery, the first 777 Freighter was moved from the Everett paint facility to Everett field this morning, bringing the airplane one step closer to its world debut.
The 777 Freighter is based on the 777-200LR Worldliner (Longer Range) passenger airplane and will fly farther and provide more capacity than any other twin-engine cargo airplane. On May 21, Boeing will debut the 777 Freighter at employee celebration events in the Everett factory where the airplane is built on the same production lines as all other 777 models.
Boeing expects to deliver the first 777 Freighter to its launch customer Air France in the fourth quarter of 2008. Eleven customers around the world have ordered 78 777 Freighters.

Source: Boeing




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