Some good stories, informative articles and musings from around the internet today:
- For transoceanic flights, are two engines enough? The big players in aviation are pinning their hopes on twin-engine jetliners like the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which promise greater efficiency due to their groundbreaking composite designs. But with these planes set to take over more and more transoceanic routes, those two engines could be a problem. To follow the “great circle” routes that are the most direct routes between cities, which can save hours and lots of fuel on ultra long-distance flights, planes can fly far from land over remote stretches of ocean. With twin-engines planes, however, losing one engine could leave the jet searching for a place to make an emergency landing as quickly as possible.
- There will no longer be a distinction between international and domestic flight crews on American Airlines.
- This man bailed out of a broken glider, and parachuted to a hospital down below, where he surprisingly only suffered minor injuries.
- American/US Airways top 3+ Hour Delays in February (Image: Dallas News)
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