Registered as C-GPBR for Winnipeg-based airline Calm Air International, this ATR 72-202 is different from later ATR 72 versions, as it is powered by 2 2522 eshp (shaft horsepower) Pratt & Whitney PW124B turboprops, and uses a 4-bladed Hamilton Standard propellor. Later versions of the ATR 72 mainly use more powerful PW127F and Ms (repectively […]
The Czech Republic’s flag carrier, CSA (which stands for České Aerolinie), has filed for bankruptcy under the country’s Insolvency Act (Act N° 182 or 2006), which as of 2013, offers a debt discharge program. This Insolvency Act is used for 3 types of insolvency proceedings: those of bankruptcy, reorganisation and debt relief. Prior to filing […]
Air Serbia officially retired its remaining 2 Boeing 737-300s on the 18th of February after almost 36 years in operation with JAT Yugoslav Airlines, JAT Airways and Air Serbia for the older aircraft. The 2 aircraft, which are registered YU-ANI and YU-ANK, have recently been operating for Air Serbia’s charter division, Aviolet (note how the […]
Bombardier has announced that it is to end Learjet production at the end of 2021 after 58 years of the aircraft’s production. The company wishes to pursue and develop its Challenger and Global Series business jets, which make up the majority of its revenue. This event will result in the loss of 1600 jobs. Over […]
Thank you for participating in Thursday’s quiz. Here is the answer: The Armstrong Whitworth Whitley.
Please reply to this quiz via the comments section. Choices: A) Handley-Page Halifax B) Vickers Wellington C) Short Stirling D) Armstrong Whitworth Whitley E) Avro Lancaster Don’t cheat by going online or looking in a book! Take a deep breath and think hard! Good luck!
By 1944, the RAF was looking for a piston-engined aircraft that would replace its aging Spitfire, that had been the main British fighter aircraft since the beginning of the Battle of Britain in 1940. Although later versions of the Spitfire became more powerful, with updated engines and better aerodynamics, there was a need for a […]
Yesterday, Argentina’s 2nd biggest airline, Austral Lineas Aéreas merged into Argentina’s flag carrier, Aerolinéas Argentinas. The merger process began in the beginning of May this year after having failed in previous years. As a consequence of the merger, a new cargo division of Aerlinéas Argentinas will be created as well as a new third-party maintenance […]
Israeli flag carrier El Al has named its new Chief Executive (CE), Avigal Soreq, the successor of Gonen Usishkin, who is to step down next January. Avigal Soreq is the Chief Operating Officer (CEO) of Delek US Holdings, an American energy firm specialising in petroleum refining and logistics assets. Delek US Holdings is based in […]
After decades of administrative blabber and construction problems, Berlin Brandenburg Airport finally opened on Saturday. 2 A320neos from Easyjet and Lufthansa received a water salute in front of Terminal 1. The 1st flight took place the next day to London Gatwick Airport, operated by Easyjet. Germany’s Federal Minister of Transport, Andreas Scheuer, announced at the […]
Here is a video that presents several of the main events that have occurred in aviation this week:
Here is a video that will show some of the main events that have taken place in aviation this week:
Only 5 weeks away from Berlin-Brandenburg Airport’s opening, the airport’s operator, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH (FBB), has announced that Berlin-Brandenburg’s Terminal 2 will remain closed until Summer 2021. This is due to the major decrease in number of passengers flying in and out of Germany. The airport will be inaugurated on the 31st of October […]
Exactly 81 years ago (in 1939), the Lockheed Model 18 Lodestar took off to the skies, powered by 2 875hp Pratt & Whitney Hornet S1E2-Gs. Based on the Lockheed Model 14 Super Electra (which first flew in 1937), the Model 18 was an enlarged version of its predecessor, carrying 18 passengers instead of 14, as […]
The Northrop P-61 Black Widow.
Here is a video commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in the Pacific, on the 2nd of September 1945, published by Fred Johnsen, an aviation blogger:
If you wish to reply to this quiz, please write a comment. A) The Northrop Grumman P-61 Black Widow B) The Vought F4U Corsair C) The Mustang P-51 D) The Supermarine Seafang
The Avro 504.
A) The Sopwith Camel B) The Bristol F2B C) The Royal Air Factory S.E.5 D) The Avro 504 E) The Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter Please reply by writing a comment and do not cheat by looking for the answer in a book or online. It’s better to guess wrong! 25th of July 2020.
The 3 main German medium bombers during WWII were the Dornier Do 17, the Heinkel He 111 and the Junkers Ju88. 20th of July 2020.