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CuriositiesAirbus and Toulouse airport welcome a Brussels Airlines A-320 airplane with "Tintin" livery
Toulouse, France - The airplane is named "Rackham" after one of its most popular adventures
An A-320 airplane of Brussels Airlines with a special livery inspired by the Tintin comic book “Red Rackham’s treasure” has landed last Monday at Toulouse-Blagnac airport. The livery was unveiled at th... more
CuriositiesAirplanes and photo. PM of Malaysia witnesses official handover of first A-400M to RMAF
Langkawi, Malaysia - The aircraft on static display at the "LIMA 2015" before returning in Kuala Lumpur
The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) today officially received its first of four A-400M military transport aircraft, ordered from Airbus Defense and Space.
Chief of RMAF, General Dato' Sri Roslan Saad... more
CuriositiesAircraft and symbols. "Air Force One": the rest of a giant
Washington , USA - The new American president's plane will be a B-747/8
The "Air Force One" is retiring: the current presidential B-747/200 plane will be replaced by the new B-747/8.
The choice was clear from the start because the choice was between the model produced by... more
CuriositiesAirline and peanuts: a moral lesson from South Korea
Seoul, South Korea - The judge has dealt a year in prison to the protagonist of an unusual scandal
December 5, 2014 is a date that Heather Cho, daughter of the president of the carrier Korean Air, will not forget so easily; on that day she broke the takeoff of a A-380 airplane because a flight attendant... more
CuriositiesBritain: inquiry unveils the causes behind the crash of millionaire Gary Vickers
Paris, France - The man died along with his girlfriend because he saved on fuel
The summer of 2014 saw a clear decline in the price of fuel; the cause of the drop is the increase of the precious "Black gold" extraction by the Arab countries. However this was not enough for the English... more
CuriositiesMissed aircraft. After 54 years it's solved the mystery of DC-3 airplane with soccer player on board
Santiago, Chile - A group of local climbers find the wreck at 3000 meters altitude, on the Chilean Andes
It solved the mystery of the DC-3 disappeared in 1961 on board the players of Club de Deportes Green Cross, historical Chilean team, now dissolved.
A group of Chilean mountaineers said they had found... more
Curiosities"Lisa Marie" and "Hound Dog II", Elvis Presley's airplanes at auction (VIDEO)
Memphis, Usa - The sale, began January 2, will end next February 2
The fans of "The King" and the keen of the vintage aviation are worried in all world, after the opening of the auction that put for sale two airplanes belonged to Elvis Presley, rock and roll star dead... more
CuriositiesAirplanes and airlines. Saudia Airlines will separate male and female passengers
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - New rules will be introduced following complaints by some travellers
Saudia Airlines is the most strict among Gulf carriers in following Islamic rules: cabin crew members are all men, no alcoholic beverages and pork meat are offered on board, a verse of the Quran is read... more
CuriositiesEtihad Airways' A-380 and B-787 aircraft and new uniform launch campaign proves success on social media
Abu Dhabi, UAE - Running on multiple social media channels
Etihad Airways’ social media campaign to launch its first A-380 and B-787 aircraft, along with its new cabin crew uniform, generated astounding results and proved to be a huge success among the airline’s fan... more
CuriositiesAirbus: Qatar Airways’ 1st A-350 plane accompanies its 4th A-380 for delivery to Qatar
Toulouse, France - It is the first airline in the world to operate every family
Departing Toulouse on its delivery flight to Qatar Airways’ base in Doha, is the airline’s first A-350 XWB airplane accompanied by its big sister A-380 – the fourth for Qatar Airways which is also makin... more
CuriositiesRussians and American together to retrace a World War II historical route
Moscow, Russia - Vintage airplanes will recreate the missions with which the United States provided the Soviet Union with military aircraft
In 2015, American and Russian pilots will retrace the “Alaska-Siberia Air Route” (ALSIB), along which secret US flights supplied the Soviet Union with 8000 military airplanes during World War II. The fli... more
CuriositiesThe world's tallest structure in chocolate at Dubai International Airport
Dubai, UAE - The Guinness Record is part of the "43rd UAE National Day Celebrations"
Dubai International Airport has unveiled the world’s tallest structure in chocolate, a 44.2 feet tall model of the world’s tallest skyscraper Burj Khalifa. A creation of the Master Chocolatier Andrew Far... more
CuriositiesAirplanes and photos. The best image awarded at the "Eurofighter Typhoon Amateur Photography Competition 2014"
Hallbergmoos, Germany - Author is Mara Angelosante, who was taken it during the "Royal International Air Tattoo", one the UK’s most popular air shows
Catching the perfect image of something that flies faster than a speeding bullet is a challenge for any photographer. But when that something is a Eurofighter Typhoon airplane and you are competing against... more
CuriositiesSwiss company uncovers six extremely rare WW2 ME-109 airplanes (VIDEO)
Berne, Switzerland - They were last flown in 1968 and have since been in storage in Texas
Swiss company Boschung Global Ltd. has uncovered six rare Messerschmitt ME-109 fighter planes that were used during the Second World War, including the only surviving factory twoseater Messerschmitt ME-109.... more
CuriositiesProblems during landing phase for airplane with Bono (U2 leader) onboard
Berlin, Germany - Safely landing without any consequences in Berlin, after the loss of one of the flap
A small occurrence has happened to Bono, leader of the U2 rock band, and many fans worried for him in these hours.
His Learjet 60 tourism airplane with which he was going to Berlin in the occasion... more
CuriositiesAlitalia: this month new partners and many events around Italy including some exclusive exhibitions
Rome, Italy - With "Experience Italy" initiative; three major categories: museums, theatres and cinemas
Following the recently opened exhibitions at Scuderie del Quirinale and at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, new partners continue to join Alitalia’s “Experience Italy” initiative. It is an initiative which... more
CuriositiesAirplanes and curiosities. Etihad Airways butlers fly through training
Abu Dhabi, UAE - Among 13 men and women there is the Italian Roberto Lietti, 32 years old comes from Albavilla, near Como
An elite group of Etihad Airways cabin crew are set to become the aviation world’s first flying butlers, having completed a specially tailored three week training course in London.
The handpicked t... more
CuriositiesSome American airplane pilots have to repeat exams
Fresno, USA - FAA suspended flight certificates received from an examiner between 2012 and 2013
Having to repeat school exams is a recurrent dream for many people. The nightmare turned to reality for those American pilots who received their flight certificates in Fresno, California, between 2012... more
CuriositiesSlovenian company produces electric training airplane
Ljubljana, Slovenia - Pipistrel will market WATTsUP -with Siemens engine- next year
The ultralight airplane WATTsUP, produced by the Slovenian Pipistrel Aircraft and the German Siemens, will be marketed next year. It is an all-electric fuelling trainer whose batteries can be charged in... more
CuriositiesAirplane strikes in Syria: a woman led the Emirates’ mission
New York, USA - Marjam Al Mansouri was one of the first three women to join her country’s Air Force
Major Marjam Al Mansouri, a woman, led the United Arab Emirates mission in the airplane strikes against Isis in Syria last Monday, September 22. The news was confirmed on Tuesday by the Emirates ambassador... more
CuriositiesIndia: civil aviation authority issues regulation for airplane violent passenger’s management
Mumbai, India - Among the regulations, airlines must provide training courses for ground staff and cabin crew
Few months ago, an Indian airline Chief operating officer wrote on Twitter: “Abusive pax (passenger). Ground staff, cabin crew in India take a lot of abuse. It needs to stop.” and “This kind of behaviour would... more
CuriositiesScotland remains in the United Kingdom, but changes can still come for the aviation market
Edinburgh, United Kingdom - Taxation over airplane travel can still be object of future discussion
Scotland voted to stay in the United Kingdom, with about 55% of the people voting "No" to independence. "The result became mathematical at 6:08am" says BBC News. Nonetheless, the nationalists’ cause w... more
CuriositiesBoeing and NASA ready to welcome space tourists onboard
Cape Canaveral, USA - The price of a travel to the International Space Station is around 50 million dollars
The contract between Boeing and NASA for astronauts’ transportation to the International Space Station ISS (for details see AVIONEWS) includes the possibility to sell a seat in the module CST-100 to t... more
CuriositiesThe Queen of the United Kingdom is looking for a helicopter pilot
London, England - The job, advertised on the British monarchy website, will be paid up to 78,500 pounds
Helicopter pilot wanted. Employer: the Queen of the United Kingdom. The British monarchy advertised this job vacancy on its website, specyfing that the applicant “Must be willing to undertake regular t... more
CuriositiesOriginal photos: AW-101 helicopter flies UK Prime Minister David Cameron during NATO Summit
London, United Kingdom - The Prime Minister and the delegation of the United Kingdom in Wales for the important appointment
The Finmeccanica - AgustaWestland AW101 helicopter will transport the UK Prime Minister David Cameron and the UK delegation during the two day NATO Summit, which will be attended by more than 60 wo... more
CuriositiesAirplanes. The "Knee Defender" arrives against the fights on board for reclining seats: but...
Chicago, USA - That the relief is worse of the evil... and the human rowdness is a hard fact?
The problem is old and it is more and more pressing, with the reductions of the dimensions of the seats on airplanes and of the space reserved to every passenger. And who always embarks on a flight knows... more
CuriositiesLondon City Airport: the top ten of the most confiscated items in the airport
Milan, Italy - The snow globes come back in fashion among businessmen
In the last six months, 72 snow globes were confiscated from the hand luggage of passengers departing from London City, making it the most confiscated item behind jams and preserves.
The findings have... more
CuriositiesAir Malta: it is possible to breastfeed on its airplanes and to receive further assistance
La Valletta, Malta - The airline launched a policy that coincides with the world week of it
Air Malta officially welcomed the breast-feeding on its airplanes and launched a policy that corresponds with the World Breast-Feeding Week from August 1 to 7, moment in which the international awareness... more
CuriositiesFinmeccanica: its employees will not travel by airplane anymore
Rome, Italy - The new CEO Mauro Moretti prescribes new rules for saving money
As Mauro Moretti already did when he was in charge at Ferrovie dello Stato, also in his new role as CEO of Finmeccanica –Italian public group for defense and aerospace- he strongly wants to rationalize t... more
CuriositiesPhoto: "Tiger Typhoon" plane of the Bavarian Tigers won at the German "Tigermeet"
Hallbergmoos, Germany - For "Best Painted Aircraft" on 60 participating airplanes
A Eurofighter Typhoon belonging to the Bavarian Tigers, part of the Luftwaffe Eurofighter fleet, has been awarded the top prize for "Best Painted Aircraft" at this year’s NATO "Tigermeet" in Germany.
The s... more