How’s this for an AvGeek irony: it’s hard to planespot from a plane. Sure, while you’re on the ground there’s tons of aircraft around. But once you’re in the sky you’re zooming by other planes so rarely — and so quickly — that it’s hard to catch any of them. But one recent flight I took was a fun exception to that rule.
Thanks to a winter wave of employee COVID infections and a high-profile system meltdown, Jetblue had a tough past year from an operational perspective. But they rebounded from those issues, and their onboard economy product still shines strong — especially the free high-speed inflight internet (“Fly-Fi”).
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Flight Centre Travel Group is attempting to secure support for a $500 million equity raising, which would likely take place at a huge discount to its last traded price.
The Australian Financial Review claims the business is now in front of a small group of fund managers working to secure a deal, priced at just $7.20 per share.
The sources claim Macquarie Capital and UBS started crossing funds, including existing institutional shareholders, on Friday, with the two banks expected to underwrite the offer.
Shares in the company last traded at $9.91, down from a 52-week high of $49.14, before a suspension.
Last week, Flight Centre Travel Group announced that 3,800 sales and support employees would be either stood down or made redundant in Australia.
The business also said i...
German investigators have detailed an approach incident in which a Thai Airways Airbus A350-900 descended to less than 670ft above ground while still nearly 6.5nm from touchdown at Frankfurt Main.
The aircraft (HS-THF) had been inbound from Phuket, at night but in good visibility, on 1 January.
While descending through 7,300ft, the crew was instructed to increase the descent rate. Approach control subsequently clearing the flight to 3,000ft and then to a heading of 040°, at 170kt or faster, to conducted the ILS approach to runway 07R.
German investigation authority BFU states that the crew started extending flaps at 6,000ft and lowered the landing-gear at 5,100ft.
At this point the A350’s rate of descent was around 2,000ft/min, and the rate of descent “increased con...
Airplane in GTA 5 is a fragile thing. And land on in difficult circumstances is very complicated. And now I want to show some of my attempts to land in difficult places in this movie here. Some attempts have been unsuccessful.
This is just a demonstration of the physics of aircraft in in this game and has nothing to do with reality.
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30 Landings and Departures in just 10 minutes. Those are my favorite clip of year 2019 which were filmed at my "homeport" Düsseldorf (DUS). It was an interesting year with a few highlights. The biggest highlight was the KC-135 which suddenly descended and requested a touch and go at Düsseldorf Airport. It was an unusual sight. I haven` t seen a single KC-135 at DUS within the past 20 years.
Of course I also spent lots of time filming the Airbus A380 this year mainly because it` s the biggest airplane which lands at Düsseldorf on a regular basis. Sadly we don` t have any regular Boeing 747 flights which is caused by the short runway at DUS (2700m). In addition DUS isn` t interested in cargo flights and most 747 Freighter requests get rejected.
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