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Boeing 777-300ER Specifications

By | 777-300 ER AIRLINES

The Boeing 777 is a family of long-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliners developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It is the world’s largest twinjet and has a typical seating capacity for 314 to 451 passengers, with a range of 5,235 to 9,380 nautical miles (9,695 to 17,372 km). Commonly referred to as the “Triple Seven”,[4][5] its distinguishing features include the largest-diameter turbofan engines of any aircraft, six wheels on each main landing gear, a circular fuselage cross-section, and a blade-shaped tail cone.[6] Developed in consultation with eight major airlines, the 777 was designed to replace older wide-body airliners and bridge the capacity difference between the 767 and 747. As Boeing’s first fly-by-wire airliner, it has computer-mediated controls; it is also the first entirely computer-designed commercial aircraft.

As of 2013, the 777 is produced in two fuselage lengths. The original 777-200 variant entered commercial service in 1995, followed by the extended-range 777-200ER in 1997. The stretched 777-300, which is 33.3 ft (10.1 m) longer, entered service in 1998. The longer-range 777-300ER and 777-200LR variants entered service in 2004 and 2006 respectively, while a freighter version, the 777F, debuted in February 2009. Both longer-range versions and the freighter feature General Electric GE90 engines and extended raked wingtips. The earlier 777-200, -200ER and -300 versions are equipped with GE90, Pratt & Whitney PW4000 or Rolls-Royce Trent 800 engines. The 777-200LR is the world’s longest-range airliner and can fly more than halfway around the globe; it holds the record for the longest distance flown non-stop by a commercial aircraft.[7][8] In November 2013, Boeing announced the development of upgraded 777-8X and 777-9X models featuring composite wings and GE9X engines.

United Airlines first placed the 777 into commercial airline service on June 7, 1995. As of June 2013, 60 customers had placed orders for 1,452 aircraft of all variants, with 1,113 delivered.[1] The most common and successful variant is the 777-300ER with 452 delivered and over 700 orders as of December 2013.[1] Emirates operates the largest 777 fleet, with 127 passenger and freighter aircraft as of June 2013.[9] The airliner is rated as one of the safest aircraft based on its accident safety record and high number of flight hours.[10] The 777 has been involved in four hull-loss accidents as of March 2014; the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash of July 6, 2013, was the first fatal crash of the aircraft in 18 years of revenue service.

The 777 ranks as one of Boeing’s best-selling models. Because of rising fuel costs, airlines have acquired the type as a comparatively fuel-efficient alternative to other wide-body jets and have increasingly deployed the aircraft on long-haul transoceanic routes. Direct market competitors include the Airbus A330-300, upcoming Airbus A350 XWB, and the out-of-production A340 and McDonnell Douglas MD-11. The 787 Dreamliner, which entered service in 2011, shares design features with the 777. The updated 777X, currently in development, further includes technologies used on the 787.

Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner in AILA

By | AVIATION NEWS, LOCAL NEWS

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The Jet AirFly Boeing 787-800 first landed on Sunday at the International Airport Las Americas, José Francisco Peña Gómez (AILA )

Staff from tje Dominican Airports Century XXI ( Aerodom ) Dominican Swissport and other agencies AILA received enthusiastically flight 703 from Brussels International Airport with 208 passengers on board.

The popular Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner from Jetairfly will land every Sunday until March 23, 2014 , the route between Belgium and the Dominican Republic .

Since entering service in June 2013 , the Boeing 787-800 , better known as the Dreamliner , has revolutionized the travel experience for passengers to combine an extraordinary respect for the environment because it uses up to 20% less fuel than aircraft of similar size and passenger comfort , as it has a more comfortable interior to reduce the effects of jet -lag and turbulence , allowing a more relaxed flight .

2013 Caribbean Air Show in Santo Domingo

By | AVIATION NEWS, LOCAL NEWS

Caribbean Air Show 2013
Photos by Juan Carlos Porcella / Hector Larrache

CARIBBEAN AIR SHOW 2013, returns with new show and more than 13 international acrobats pilot groups.

The original show, created especially for the Dominican Republic, will be performing on Saturday 06 and Sunday 07 April, on the Malecon of Santo Domingo, produced and Logrosa Extreme Productions.

March 18, 2013 – Santo Domingo, RD-The Caribbean Air Show returns to the Dominican sky, in an original show created especially for the country, to be held on Saturday 06 and Sunday 07 April, on the Malecon of Santo Domingo, low overall production and aerial extreme productions and organizing and coordinating logistics Logrosa land, with the sponsorship of Presidente Beer.

The details of the event were released by Yan Vargas, president of Extreme Productions; Leticia Logroño, president of Logrosa; Admiral Sigfrido Pared Perez, Minister of the Armed Forces and Melissa Martinez, Presidente Beer Brand Manager.

 

This fourth edition of Caribbean Air Show, will feature a prestigious international cast, including Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows, The 4CE Team, Bill Stein Airshow, Airshow Matt Chapman, Jack Knutson Aerobatic, Firebirds Extreme, Greg Shelton and Ashley Airshow Battles “The Treadmill of Wings” Iron Eagles Formation Team, Skip Stewart Airshows, AeroDynamix Team Team-the largest civilian team in the world, Oliver Skywriter Flying Circus, and Rafael “Dondi” Pesquera in Provost jet. Displays of these teams and drivers experienced acrobats, displayed on the sky of the capital their acrobatic art aircraft, performing maneuvers and stunts that will reveal all its expertise in routines that involve speed, sound and smoke. Similarly Dominican Air Force will participate to the event, demonstrating tactical, rescue and other surprises

The Caribbean Air Show 2013 is supported by the International Council of Airshows (ICAS), under the auspices of the Ministry of the Armed Forces, as part of the national celebration of the Bicentennial of Juan Pablo Duarte, and the co-sponsorship of Bocel Group , Hyundai and Listin Diario. The show is free to the public. The same schedule will be presented at 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm on Avenida George Washington, in the section from the Maximo Gomez to Abraham Lincoln. For aviation enthusiasts who wish to enjoy the show in comfort, there will be a VIP and Skybox area whose ballot has a cost of RD $ 2,000 per person, per day of show.

As part of its actions as an official sponsor, maca President will develop promotions through social networks facebook / twitter cervezapresidente and CervPresidente, to give away tickets to VIP President, a special space designed for consumers of the brand, from where they can witness this spectacle in the best environment.

This fourth edition of Caribbean Air Show 2013 promises to delivery to the Dominican people two days of adrenaline in an original and unique show, billed as the largest free public show of national history, produced under concepts and standards organization and international regulations.

Thursday/Friday Photo Gallery

Photos by Juan Carlos Porcella / Hector Larrache

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Flying the Airbus A380

By | AVIATION NEWS, INTERNATIONAL NEWS

The Airbus A380

Flying in the Airbus A380 can be a very exciting adventure for world travellers. If are lucky enough to fly in the Emirates Airlines A380-800 First Class private cabins, you may well say that you flew in the best cabin in the world.

The Airbus A380 First Class Cabin Lounge

A380Airbus.com launched

Be sure to visit http://a380airbus.com, the new website with advanced information for the Airbus A380 Airplanes from around the world. Including a section of the Emirates Airlines A380 First Class cabin accommodations and features.

 

Ford ‘Red Tails’ Edition Mustang GT to Celebrate Tuskegee Airmen

By | AVIATION NEWS, INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Ford ‘Red Tails’ Edition Mustang GT Celebrates Tuskegee Airmen, Supports Education Program for Young Aviators.

  • One-of-a-kind 2013 Ford Mustang design inspired by World War II squadron of African American P-51 Mustang fighter pilots to be sold at charity auction July 26 at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis.
  • Sale will benefit the EAA Young Eagles organization
  • Ford auction vehicles have collectively raised more than $1.5 million in recent years to support Young Eagles
  •  Ford is the exclusive automotive partner of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

DEARBORN, Mich., July 20, 2012 – The engineering and design teams at Ford Motor Company have produced a truly unique “Red Tails” edition 2013 Ford Mustang GT. This car will be sold at the Gathering of Eagles charity auction July 26 during the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh 2012 – the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.

All proceeds from the car donation and sale will benefit the EAA Young Eagles program, which has provided free introductory flights to more than 1.6 million young people since 1992, helping inspire and motivate the next generation of leaders, aviators and innovators.

Ford is the exclusive automotive partner of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, held July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis.

“The perseverance and excellence displayed by the Tuskegee Airmen are qualities we also celebrate at Ford,” said Edsel B. Ford II, a member of Ford’s board of directors. “With this year’s beautiful ‘Red Tails’ edition Mustang, we’ve captured the recognizable symbols in honor of their important role in our history, and paired it with the innovation our Ford design and engineering teams build into all of our products.

“Through this project,” Ford added, “we take great pride in continuing our support for EAA and the Young Eagles organization.”

The Ford “Red Tails” Mustang GT celebrates and commemorates the contributions of the Tuskegee Airmen, comprised of the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group, during World War II. This courageous squadron of P-51 Mustang pilots was the United States’ first African American military airmen. Known for the red tails of their planes, the Tuskegee Airmen saw combat in more than 1,500 missions in World War II.

This one-of-a-kind car is secured under VIN 00051 in honor of the P-51 Mustang planes flown by the Tuskegee Airmen. The design of the modified 2013 Mustang GT 5.0-liter glass-roof coupe will unify the creative connection of the World War II fighters with a contemporary flair for the serious collector.

The exterior will showcase a unique polished aluminum nonproduction finish paint, accented with Race Red and School Bus Yellow, consistent with the P-51 fighter plane’s red tail cues and the logos and markings of the United States Army Air Corps, 332nd Fighter Group and Squadrons

Unique interior details of this “Red Tails” Mustang include a modified navigation screen, instrument cluster and rear seat-delete. The car’s Recaro seats will include the embroidered “Red Tails” logo and floor mats embroidered with the 332nd Fighter Group logo. Additional features include a “Red Tails” script in the illuminated sill plates and puddle lamps that project “Red Tails” imagery when the doors open.

With a Ford Racing 2.3-liter twin-screw Whipple supercharger, handling pack, unique side exhaust, performance quad exhaust from SVT, Forgiato 20-inch aftermarket wheels, GT500 Brembo brakes and rear diffuser, the “Red Tails” Mustang will exude power and performance.

Mustang Chief Designer Darrell Behmer, Design Manager Melvin Betancourt and Chief Nameplate Engineer Dave Pericak led the design and engineering teams that developed the “Red Tails” Mustang.

The Young Eagles Auction is part of the EAA Gathering of Eagles at the EAA AirVenture Museum. The Gathering of Eagles annually draws more than 1,000 aviation enthusiasts in support of Young Eagles and other EAA programs that inspire young people to become engineers, aviators, astronauts, scientists and innovators – the aviation pioneers of tomorrow.

“Ford is a longtime, committed partner of EAA and AirVenture, bringing value to those who make Oshkosh the pinnacle of their aviation year,” said Rod Hightower, EAA president and CEO. “These specialty vehicles allow EAA to provide support to its valuable programs and dedicated members in helping us grow the next generation of aviators.”

The “Red Tails” edition joins four other one-of-a-kind Mustangs created by the Ford design and engineering teams for the EAA Young Eagles Auction in recent years, each generating excitement among aviation and automotive enthusiasts alike. Ford vehicles sold at auction during past EAA AirVenture events have collectively raised more than $1.5 million to support Young Eagles.

Other unique vehicles produced by Ford in support of EAA Young Eagles include the Mustang AV8R, with cues from the F-22 “Raptor,” which in 2008 helped introduce the glass-roof canopy and delivered a record auction contribution of $500,000. In 2009, Ford’s AV-X10 “Dearborn Doll” Mustang was crafted in honor of World War II aircraft. In 2010, two automotive icons – the late Carroll Shelby, a former U.S. Air Force flight instructor, and Jack Roush, longtime P-51 pilot – collaborated for the first time to create the SR-71 “Blackbird” Mustang inspired by the legendary reconnaissance jet. Last year’s “Blue Angels” Mustang celebrated 100 years of United States naval aviation.

During EAA AirVenture, Ford will offer attendees access to the latest advances in automobile technology at the Ford Hangar, as well as many of the industry’s most revered classics at the popular Cruisin’ Legends area on the grounds of Wittman Regional Airport. Ford activities include top-tier entertainment and interactive components that will add excitement for the hundreds of thousands of aviation fans in attendance.

To participate in the auction, candidates must prequalify by contacting Elissa Lines in the EAA Development Office, 800.236-1025; or email elines@eaa.org by July 23. Visit www.airventure.org/gathering for more information.

Sponsors supporting the build of the “Red Tails” edition Mustang include 3dCarbon, Creations n’ Chrome, Ford Racing, Forgiato, Kay Graphics, Roush Performance Products and Takata.

To stay connected to all Ford EAA AirVenture news, connect with the Ford EAA AirVenture team on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/FordAirventure or visit http://www.FordAirventure.com.

For more information on EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012, visit http://www.AirVenture.org.