The Douglas C-47 Dakota.
Please reply to this quiz by commenting. Here are the possibilities: A) The Beriev Be-103 B) The Lockheed Super Constellation C) The C-47 Dakota D) The Spartan Executive E) The Grumman F8F Bearcat Don’t cheat by looking online or in a book. Think about what the answer could be… Take into account military aircraft, transport […]
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!
After Air Ticino, which has not yet started operations, could Geneva-based start-up La Nova be the solution to a rather poor last decade for the Swiss aviation industry? This year, we saw Swiss start-up Fly Bair begin operations this July, but it’s main route network, which consisted of flights from Swiss capital Bern to different […]
The last Airbus A380 has been assembled at Airbus’ aircraft assembly unit in Toulouse, France (Toulouse is an assembly unit for the A380, the A320 , A330 and A350 families). It was announced last year that Airbus would discontinue the production of the aircraft as of 2021, but this date has been moved forward. Since […]
Boeing Australia has tested the engine of its Loyal Wingman project (the 1st Australian military aircraft made in 50 years), in preparation for ground testing and its 1st flight. The unmanned military aircraft is to take off later on this year. Dr Shane Arnott, the director of the Loyal Wingman project, has announced: “This engine […]
The Northrop P-61 Black Widow.
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
Geneva-based TAG Aviation Holding has sold off its aircraft charter/management divisions, TAG Aviation Asia and TAG Aviation SA (in which it held a 51% stake), to its Asian joint venture partner Young Brothers and an unidentified private investor, completing its departure from business aviation. This comes after a long series of sales of which TAG […]
Sky Leasing (an aircraft lessor based in Dublin and San Francisco) has signed a deal with Indigo (an Indian LCC) for the sale of 2 Airbus A321neos and their leaseback. The transaction covers deliveries to Indigo in August 2020. Riyaz Peermohamed, Chief Aircraft Acquisition Officer and CFO at Indigo, has expressed his contentment with the […]
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.
Alaska Airlines has announced that it will be adding 8 new routes to its current 27 out of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Earlier this year, the airline began to fly to Spokane (Washington State), Missoula (Montana), Boise (Idaho) and Redmond (Oregon). Of course, these routes were suspended due to the coronavirus. These are Alaska […]
The flights that are being conducted to see if the 737 MAX can be recertified have begun today. Normally, the process should take 3 days. Boeing has already completed over 1000 test and production flights to ensure that the aircraft is airworthy. The recertification flights will take place over Washington State in the USA and […]
Bain Capital has won the bid to buy Virgin Australia. Earlier today, Cyrus Capital Partners withdrew from the bidding process, declaring that Virgin Australia’s administrators “lacked engagement”. I thought that Cyrus Capital Partners would have won, as they have more experience in the aviation industry than Bain. But, there are several big reasons why Bain […]
NASA and Lockheed Martin are to begin tests for the new X-59 supersonic jet in autumn of next year. The team developing the aircraft has announced that it cannot be sure that it will meet its “low-boom” goals until the aircraft actually breaks the sound barrier. All experimental aircraft projects tried out and created by […]
Air Transat (a Canadian company based in Montreal that is the 3rd biggest airline in the entire country) is Air Canada’s biggest competitor in the long haul market. On Monday, the European Commission announced that it would review, for the second time, the proposed merger of the 2 airlines. It believes that the merger would […]
Air Ticino is a Swiss start-up that is supposed to start operations at the end of this year. The Swiss aviation industry has not been doing well recently, so the coming of Air Ticino would be gladly welcomed. With the bankruptcies of Belair, Darwin Airlines, Adria Airways, PrivatAir and Sky Work Airlines in the past […]