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SERIOUS INCIDENT: Stepladder Dropped On Runway!

SERIOUS INCIDENT: Stepladder Dropped On Runway!

After doing routine maintenance, a ground crew dropped a stepladder on an active runway. And then three aircraft landed, passing by it at high speed! Also, this stepladder couldn’t be at a worse point along the length of the runway. It was approximately 200 metres...
CFM56 – History And Future Of The Go-Anywhere Engine

CFM56 – History And Future Of The Go-Anywhere Engine

The CFM56 itself has plenty of history, both commercial and military. But its origin, development and future are just as interesting! What do some airliners, two bombers, a spy plane, some fighter jets and a supersonic business jet have in common? They all use engines...
Incident: Singapore Boeing 747 Suffers FOD Damage?

Incident: Singapore Boeing 747 Suffers FOD Damage?

A Singapore 747 freighter appears to have damage, including multiple holes, on at least two landing gear doors, after landing in Brussels, Belgium. The incident happened on Friday. The Singapore Airlines 747 had flown in from Dallas, Fort Worth (KDFW) in Texas, USA....
Condor – DHL: Packages Instead Of Passengers!

Condor – DHL: Packages Instead Of Passengers!

Leisure airline Condor made an agreement with DHL Express, to operate four of its Boeing 767 passenger airliners on cargo-only flights. Many airlines have done cargo flights with passenger jets. And we have explained the reasons why this makes sense. On one hand, it...
Safran Open Rotor – The Next Engine Design Leap?

Safran Open Rotor – The Next Engine Design Leap?

Safran has been working on its Open Rotor engine design for some years. But what is it? And what advantages does it hold? Will it become operational? It is certainly an unusual look. But at its heart, Safran’s Open Rotor is not a new idea. Previous iterations, from...