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The airport of Malpensa is in fibrillation for the arrival of a large, great plane. This is the giant of the skies for excellence, The Antonov An-225 Mryia, Expected date for 17.15.
The aircraft, single copy in the world, will restart from the airport to Varese 19.15 tomorrow, Saturday 31 March.
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The giant air, with a maximum takeoff weight equal to 640.000 kg, was conceived in the Soviet space program under the program for Pitcher Energy.
Compared to its predecessor VM-T Atlant, l'An-225, derived from the strategic transport Antonov An-124 Ruslan, has a large internal hold which allows the use of the aircraft for a wider range of tasks.
In 2010 it was announced that is working on the Antonov An-248 passenger aircraft project based on Mriya. The An-248 is designed for the transport of 715 passengers in economy class or 605 into two classes; Many experts believe that if realized would become a direct competitor of Airbus A380. (via Wikipedia)
One of the Concorde previously handled by Air France followed by a restoration program to enable taxi operations.
The supersonic jet is on display all'Aerospace Musee de l'Air and Space, which is located in Le Bourget, outside Paris. The museum director Gerard Feldzer said that it is supporting an effort to restore order to provide viewers with an annual event for taxi.
He says that the museum will work with a group of technicians who worked for Air France's fleet carrier Concorde.
"We are working to keep Concorde alive", said Feldzer.
Technicians inspect the engines of the aircraft and systems. "It will take about a year to repair the fuel tanks and hydraulics," said. "It 'a great challenge'.
But he expects a relatively low cost although you'll need about 10.000 hours / man. Once the technical work will be performed, systems of the airplane will be tested initially without refueling. If these tests are satisfactory, aircraft they will move on their own.
Feldzer said that engineers will try to repair all four engines, but only two are likely to be used for the demonstration of taxiing. "I hope that we will be able to do it once a year", adds, but stresses that the aircraft returned to airworthy condition vieneverrà.
The Concorde made its first flight in 1978 and was offered to the museum by Air France 14 June 2003.
If Amundsen is the fearless explorer of the unknown, Colonel Naples Umberto Nobile, manager of the Aeronautical Engineering of Rome, and the soul is the commander of the expedition in the airship that Italy 1926, for the first time ever, allowed to fly over the North Pole. Umberto Nobile was born in Laurel, small town in the province of Avellino, the 21 January 1885;
The 15 April 1928, with an expedition on board the airship Italy reached the Pole at 1.20 of 24 May, anniversary of the country entered the war in the First World War.
The journey takes up to Alaska: and here begins the tragedy, because the blimp "Italy" is found in the middle of a storm and goes crashing to the ice, broken into two. A section with six crew members disappeared in the polar night and did not find a trace.
The wreck was found on the ice on the shore of Commonwealth Bay. The expedition leader Dr. Tony Stewart told Reuters, "Friday was the only day in several years when the rocks were sufficiently exposed and the tide was low enough". Were found rusted metal pipes, but they correspond to structural tubing fuselage monoplane. The Vickers was originally designed to meet the goal of launching the first manned flight to the Antarctic ice sheet.
The aircraft was damaged during a flight demonstration in October 1911, shortly before the expedition Mawson (to guide the aircraft).
Via: THE WEB
Rome - 8 May 1945. Been crushed by the grip of the Third Reich surrendered allies, determining the end of the Second World War in Europe. Military installations in Germany have been reduced to a pile of rubble by bombing, except some hangar for housing various prototypes still under development.
From the technological point of view was clear German superiority During the lean years of the conflict. The Messerschmitt Me 262, for example, was the first and only aircraft with jet engines to plow through the burning skies of war. It was in this case one of the few Nazi war programs developed in time to take part in battles.
In the number of unfinished Germany is also part of what is likely to be the first stealth aircraft in history: it is the fighter-bomber Horten Ho 2-29, a plane whose line resembles that of the U.S. strategic bomber B-2, designed 50 years later.
One of the few remaining intact specimens was used by the experts of the Northrop-Grumman, in collaboration with the National Geographic to analyze the radar track of the aircraft.
The results obtained have indeed established that the German engineers had built an airplane from the incredible capacity for the time. The model was equipped with one of the earliest history of ejection seats. The radius of action than a thousand miles and top speed was around 1000km / h.
If it had gone into production would not have had rivals among the allies. The P-80 U.S. and British Gloster Meteor, despite never having fought in the conflict, belonged to the same class of the Me-262.
The most interesting experiment is performed by testing the ability of radar era. It was determined that a squadron of Horten direct to London would be identified with 10 minutes behind the bombers used by the Luftwaffe in the decisive Battle of Britain, impendendo British pilots to intervene in time.
The German air offensive that put fire to the UK in the summer of 1940 in fact, were thwarted thanks to the work of the radar stations deployed on British shores, that identified enemy aircraft well before they giungessero near the coast. Upon receipt of the alarm the RAF planes usually had twenty minutes to get up in the air and save the queen by an enemy capable of fighting air fleet three times larger than Britain.
Based on these data some have thought that if the second world war had continued for at least another two years, Germany would have had on his side renewed military capacity to turn back the tide of war, thereby negating the effects of Operation Overlord.
Source: Computer Point
But time can not erase even the most deeply rooted fears and after addition 71 years since that sad day, a new passenger airship is going to plow back the skies of the United States. After the Hindenburg was not the most used hydrogen, sicormante and the airship is one of the air transport safer and more reliable.
The Zeppelin company Airship Ventures has arrived in San Francisco last Saturday, passing over the Golden Gate Bridge en route to its new home at Moffett Field, aeronaval a former station in Mountain View, about 40 miles south of San Francisco.
The airship is fifteen feet longer than a Boeing 747, for a total of almost 75 meters. Il Zeppelin NT (New Technology) was built in Hamburg, in Germania, containers and transported by ship to the Port of Beaumont in Texas. Here it was reassembled and shipped to the test flight to California
The company will offer sightseeing tours of the above goals as important as the Silicon Valley, the wine country of Napa, the Big Sur coastline and its magic. Airship Ventures Zeppelin is also planning to use the new technology for scientific research missions.
The cabin can accommodate the pilot, a flight attendant, and up to 12 passenger. The windows were far too large, and also a toilet on board has a window so as not to miss a single moment of views! To note the rear of the cab with a single window with a 180 ° view and a "Love Seat" Dedicated to the most romantic.
The private company Airship Ventures Zeppelin has said that his is the largest airship flying in the U.S.. The company also hopes to expand by adding more airships in different locations, Always the U.S.. What does it cost to fly? Prices start at 495$ per person and vary depending on length of flight and type of destination. Custom packages are also available for groups and special occasions (weddings and birthdays) well as the possibility of guided tours.
Source photos, courtesy: Airship Ventures
Source: The Tourist