Here is a video that encompasses the main events that have taken place in aviation this week, even though I have also written about some:
France’s military procurement agency, the DGA (Direction Général de l’armement) has taken delivery of its 1st ISR (Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) King Air 350. The aircraft was specifically modified to perform these duties. It was modified at Bordeaux Mérignac Airport in France by Sabena Technics. The aircraft will be flown to support the French military […]
3 people have died and 1 child has been injured in a light plane crash in the town of Wegel, to the north of Düsseldorf, Germany. According to witnesses who saw the accident, the aircraft hit a hot-air balloon in mid-air before crashing into an apartment block. A parachute was found near the crash site […]
Here is a little video about the main events that have happened in aviation this week. Looks like electric aircraft are the big thing this year!
On Thursday, the 1st electric Cessna 208B Grand Caravan made its maiden flight. It is powered by one 750 hp (horsepower) Magni500 all-electric propulsion system. The engine was created and designed by Magnix and AeroTec and, according to them, the plane is the largest aircraft to have an all-electric propulsion system. The 2 companies intend […]
Air Alderney is busy in discussions with the States of Alderney to get its route licences: SA19, SA20, SA21 and SA22. The airline has announced that once these (the discussions) will conclude in early December of this year, it will be able to start operations shortly after. It now has a desk and an offfice […]
The Cessna 408 Sky Courier, a utility aircraft produced by Textron Aviation, completed its 1st flight yesterday morning. Textron Aviation is an aerospace manufacturing company created in March 2014 following the acquisition of Beechcraft and Hawker Aircraft. Cessna was also merged into Textron Aviation in the same month. The 408 Sky Courier is mainly made […]
The most produced aircraft ever is the Cessna 172 Skyhawk, with over 44’000 manufactured. Originally produced from 1956 to 1986 (30 years!) the plane started to be produced again in 1998. Now Cessna doesn’t exist as a plane manufacturing company anymore, as it was merged into Textron Aviation in 2014, but this plane is still […]