Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Plane You Can Park in your Garage: The ICON A5

The ICON A5 as you can see is a very good looking aircraft. The plane maneuvers well on the surface of the water with its unique amphibian under body design. Recreational flyers will enjoy this lightweight easy to fly aircraft. The ICON A5 will definitely have potential on the lightweight aircraft market.

The AirplaneNut

Monday, December 6, 2010

Continental Airlines mechanic charged with manslaughter in connection with the Concorde 2000 crash

A Continental Airlines mechanic and the airline have been found guilty for the 2000 crash of the Concorde supersonic airliner. The mechanic and the airline were charged earlier this morning with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the 2000 Concorde accident that crashed into a hotel killing 109 on board and 4 on the ground, the Air France Concorde was filled with mostly German tourist, all Concorde's were grounded after the incident. The crash occurred because of a metal strip which fell off a Continental Airlines DC-10 which departed on that same runway at Charles de Gaulle Airport earlier that day. French judicial and aviation investigators concluded long ago that a Continental Airlines DC-10 dropped titanium debris onto the runway at the airport before the Air France Concorde took off — a metal strip that gashed the supersonic jet's tire and sent rubber pieces flying into the fuel tanks, causing a fire.The court Monday ruled that Continental must pay a $265,000 fine and Houston-based mechanic John Taylor must pay $2,650. Taylor was also handed a 15-month suspended prison sentence.

The AirplaneNut

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Dagestan Airlines crash could retire the Tupolev-154

Russia has prompted to discontinue the Tupolev-154 after this recent crash in Moscow, Dec. 4, 2010. This same aircraft type crashed, killing polish president Lech Kaczynski earlier this year. The Tupolev-154 is for more than a quarter of a century the backbone of Russia's and the Soviet Union's air transport system.

The AirplaneNut