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British billionaire, Richard Branson, opened a champagne bottle and sprayed over his guests today when he gave his new spaceport a name. This will be the world’s first private spaceport.
With the self service kiosks and online check-in it has become much easier to check-in at the airport s, although the lines at the check in counters can be very long.
For a while there were three international airports in Berlin. Tempelhof was closed three years ago and next year Tegel, city’s west airport will be closed so Schönefeld in the east part of the city will be Berlin’s only airport.
Tourism in Japan has been heavily hit by the tsunami and nuclear accident that followed in Fukushima. The Tourism Ministry in Japan is going to use unconventional ways to increase tourism in the country.
Passengers are often faced with line to get to the lavatories on flights, even though standard narrow body airliners usually have 3 lavatories. The tight lavatories take their space in the cabin so RyanAir’s management has brought the idea to Boeing to have only 1 lavatory in their 189 passenger Boeing 737-800.
Luckily no one was seriously injured when a small aircraft flew into a farris wheel just outside of Sydney, Australia last night. Four people were stuck in the farris wheel including two children.
China launched their first space station module to space yesterday. They plan a manned mission to the space station next year.
As British Ariways heads of their new their new twenty million pound add campaign a large mistake was caught a day before it went public.
In the midst of troubled financial markets, Airbus foresees strong ongoing demand for commercial aircraft. According to its latest Global Market Forecast (GMF), by 2030 some 27,800 new aircraft will be required to satisfy future robust market demand. The combined value of the over 26,900 passenger aircraft (above 100 seats) and more than 900 new factory built freighters forecast by the GMF is US$3.5 trillion.
The number 13 is often called unlucky 13 and connected with superstitious mishaps. There are several hotels and tall buildings that do not have the 13th floor, but there are also several airlines that do not have the 13th seat row. Below is a list of the main ones.
Octuri have designed a sailing yacht that can transform into a plane thanks to its four mobile masts. The sails are retracted and the four masts are lowered to become wings. It was designed for the princes Aziz, Dawood & Hashim, corporate executives of the "Masqat Airways" air transport company, and allows them to enjoy sailing along the Omani coastline with its 600-km range in the plane version.
Flight Attendants are Stripped and Inspected for Breast Implants: are Afraid the Implants will Explode30. august. 2011 16:04 | Commercial Aviation
It’s not easy to become a flight attendant at Garuda Indonesia which is the flag carrier of Indonesia. They have them undergo strict physical examination where they are made to strip and their breasts are inspected for breast implants.
The crowd on Selfridge Airshow in Harrison, Michigan, was shocked when a stunt act went wrong. Todd Green, who has for years performed a stunt where he wing walks, fell to his death. He was trying to stand on the wing and pull himself to a helicopter that was flying above when the incident happened.
The Freedoms of the Air are international commercial aviation agreements that grant airline the right to enter and land in countries other than their home country. There are generally considered to be 9 Freedoms of the Air.
The actor did not bother to use the lavatory when traveling on Air France-KLM flight from Paris to Dublin. Instead he urinated on the aircraft floor in front of passengers and flight attendants who were obviously not pleased.
Photos have leaked on the internet which shows a Cathay Pacific flight attendant having intercourse with a captain. The incident is taken very seriously by the airline as 300 passengers were onboard the flight.
The DARPA Falcon Project is planned to complete its second test flight today. The Falcon Project (Force Application and Launch from Continental United States) is a joint venture between the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the United States Air Force (USAF).
Two person were lucky to escape alive after they made emergency landing on apartment house in Manchester, England, today. The pilot landed tried to land the plane between two homes, but eventually hit one of the houses. The residents escaped without any injuries. The photos show how damaged the aircraft and the homes are.
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A Southwest captain was sent on non-paid leave recently for offending majority of the flight attendants at Southwest. His outrage was caught on tape and released on the internet.