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United Airways adds two new aircraft to its fleet

Courtesy Wikipedia. Image credit: Raihanspotter Rapidly growing Bangladeshi private carrier United Airways has added two additional aircraft to its fleet. The aircraft are an ATR 72-200 registered as S2-AFU and a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 registered as S2-AEJ. The ATR 72-200 originated with LOT Polish Airlines, and then was transferred to LOT’s regional subsidiary Eurolot before being sold to United Airways. …

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Dutch Antilles Express suspends operations

by Vinay Bhaskara A Dutch Antilles Express ATR 42-300 on the ground at its largest hub – Hato International Airport in Curacao According to several news reports (see here and here), Caribbean low cost carrier Dutch Antilles Express, the second largest airline in the Dutch country of Curacao has suspended operations. Formed in 2005 via the merger of Bonaire Express and …

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25th anniversary of the first Airbus A320 delivery

by Devesh Agarwal 25 years ago today, Airbus entered the hither-to US dominated market of narrow body airliners when it delivered its first A320 to Air France. The A320 shook up the market segment with the highest demand. As of today Boeing and Airbus estimate the single aisle narrow body segment to purchase about 20,000 airframes in the next 20 …

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Delta Air Lines expands Economy Comfort Service

Earlier today, Delta Air Lines announced that it would be expanding its popular economy comfrot service to all domestic aircraft. 550 mainline aircraft, as well as 250 2-class regional jets will be configured with the new seating. Earlier this year, Delta implemented an international Economy Comfort section on 170 aircraft. The new economy comfort sections will be installed in the …

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The typical takeoff and climb angles of all Boeing planes

In the recent issue of Boeing’s AERO magazine there is an article titled Exceeding tire speed during takeoff in which there is this nice graphic that demonstrates the recommended take-off rotation and climb angles for all Boeing aircraft. I was surprised that despite it’s length, the Boeing 747-400 Jumbo Jet has a rotation angle of 10 degrees. Compare that to …

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