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News: Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens team up for electric aircraft

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens have formed a partnership which aims at developing a near-term flight demonstrator which will be a significant step forward in hybrid-electric propulsion for commercial aircraft. The three companies together announced the ground-breaking collaboration, bringing together some of the world’s foremost experts in electrical and propulsion technologies, at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London. The E-Fan X ...

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What is the ground effect? Bizarre 'floating' RISK to aircraft during takeoff and landing

The ground effect is one of aviation’s more unusual principles.  It is described as the patch of air planes encounter close to the runway, just as they takeoff and land.  The ground effect occurs in the space below the height of an aircraft’s wingspan.  It’s caused by the compression of air between the wing and the tarmac, which forms a ...

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Can turbulence make a plane fall out of the sky? Aircraft STALL threat revealed

Vast improvements in aviation technology have ensured aircraft are built to withstand extreme force, so the chances of stalling are incredibly unlikely.  But an aerodynamic stall is believed to have been the cause of an Air France crash in 2009.  Doomed Flight 447 was flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris when it encountered a severe storm. Investigations concluded the ...

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News: IAG orders new aircraft for Level

International Airlines Group is converting three Airbus A330-200 long-haul aircraft options into firm orders for Level, its new low cost long-haul airline brand which started operations in early June. The aircraft will be delivered in summer 2018 and will facilitate Level’s expansion. Willie Walsh, IAG chief executive, said: “Level has already been incredibly successful and these aircraft will enable it ...

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