81 years ago, the 1st Lockheed Model 18 Lodestar took off

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 […]

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Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has received its 1st aircraft

Start-up Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has received its 1st aircraft, an Airbus A321neo. The aircarft, fitted with 2 Pratt & Whitney PW1100Gs, was originally ordered by the airline’s parent company, Wizz Air, but then went through a sale-and-leaseback process with Singapore-based BOC Aviation, an aircraft lessor. The airline is also getting ready to receive another […]

Stratolaunch : the world’s biggest plane

Stratolaunch Systems LLC is an American aerospace company based in Seattle (the biggest city in Washington state, USA) whose main objective is to make a gigantic plane carrier that will be able to be launched from a high altitude. If the project succeeds, it will overtake the Antonov An-225 Mriya as the world’s biggest plane. […]