Saturday, July 31, 2010

155 dead in India plane crash

India conveyed its condolences to Pakistan over the plane crash near Islamabad that killed all 155 people on board. In a message to his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi, external affairs minister S.M. Krishna "conveyed deep condolences on behalf of the people and government of India to the people and government of Pakistan, especially to the bereaved families", the external affairs ministry said in a statement. All 155 people on board were confirmed dead when an aircraft of a private airline crashed on Wednesday morning amid heavy rain in the wooded Margalla Hills skirting the Pakistani capital. The Airblue flight 202, flying from Karachi to Islamabad, suddenly lost contact with the airport here and crashed near the popular Damanekoh resort in the Margalla Hills at about 9.45 a.m.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Gulfstream 650 -The fastest civil Jet

Boasting a top speed of 956 km per hour, the Gulfstream 650 will be the fastest civil jet in the world. The BR725 engines are manufactured by the well known Rolls Royce. It will be equipped with a full kitchen and bar and may be equipped with a variety of entertainment features including satellite phones and wireless Internet. To provide better usage of the internal volume, Gulfstream designers rejected the usual circular fuselage cross-section in favor of an oval which uses a flatter lower portion. The aircraft uses a very thin wing design to help the G650 maximize its speed. The same design is used for the Boeing787. To prevent dehydration the height of the cabin was reduced. Passengers won’t have to face ear problems during landings and takeoffs.

Question: How much will this Jet cost us?

The G650 will cost around $60 million. The aircraft, which is to make its first flight in December, will complete the test and certification program for European and American authorities by the end of 2011. Customer deliveries will start as of January 2012.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Airbus merges with BMW

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus launched the twinjet interiors Expo for the A350 aircraft. The Interiors Expo in the 2006 exhibition in Hamburg featured luxurious interiors by BMW. Airbus has linked with BMW Designworks Group to design a new interior on the wide body A350. The ultra luxury cabin will boast high end luxury features such as projection into the ceiling to match whatever atmosphere is required by the passengers, views such as the night sky, mood lighting settings to transform from daytime to nighttime. In the entrance area there is a dome that will give passengers the feeling of spaciousness or openness. BMW has also put together some fine-looking seats and a generally swank interior for this A350, even in the cockpit. The A350 is currently being develpoped and is scheduled to enter into airline service in 2013. The launch customer for this aircraft will be Quatar Airways.