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CABO ROJO FLY IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND WEEKEND ACTIVITIES

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Aerial photo taken this weekend at the border Fly In Aereoclub Quisqueya conducted between Santiago and Aeroclub of SantoDomingo Naco, where about 26 aircraft participated in track Cabo Rojo, Pedernales, to promote the area touristically delas bay Eagles and promote private tourism and sport aviation in the Dominican Republic in order to attract a percentage of 60, 000 private milaviones United States and Canada who visit the Caribbean each year, especially now that they have increased Bahamas the costs of services at airports and tourism private aircraft that caused seeking other destinations.

Jim Parker Fly Ambassador of the Dominican Republic, the private aviation promoter known to attract more tourism private jets to the Caribbean, who is bringing different groups avionesa different tourist spots in the country, organized by the Civil Aviation FAA InstitutoDominicano , the Airports Department and the Ministry of Tourism, stated that tourism and airports and Dominican airfield, now have a unique opportunity to increase their air tourism private jets for what to do offensive depromoción with the hotel sector, for achieve massive success of tourism promotion in this enviable paradise island, especially after the decree of facilitating private laaviación issued by the Dominican government and the excellent facilities of a new center of radar and air traffic control recently inaugurated by the Dominican Institute of Aviation civil.

Jean Piert ouch, one of the leaders of the Aero Club Quisqueya Hotels.com guest, noted that the border event was a success and thanked members of the Aero Club Naco pilots for its partition, which was also attended by aviation authorities. It also said the Aeroclub Quisqueya, by the Cibao International Airport has been and continues to promote tourism in the country air and will attend again this year to air fairs to promote tourism in Lakeland Floridad and Oshkosh in Wiscosin.

The pilots of Santiago and Santo Domingo were received sor authorities of the City of Pedernales, moved on buses and boats to Bahia de las Aguilas and attended a lunch in the restaurant of beachfront Caves Bay.

Meanwhile the pilot Richard Polanco, member of the Aero Club of SantoDomingo Naco, thanked the treatment received by pilots and announced a new flight -Fly In- tourist promotion next February 14 the new airfield Constance with an asphalt runway 7,000 feet built to promote mountain tourism and attract foreign private planes, this unique mountain tourism region with only airport at 4,000 feet sea level sobe Caribbean, the main attraction for the drivers, with excellent parking facilities, tower control, radio, internet and visitor service supported by the Tourism Clusters Constance.

Japan Airlines delivers Boeing 777-300ER for Sydney-Tokyo

By | 777-300 ER AIRLINES, 777-300 ER CABINS, LOCAL NEWS

Japan Airlines has delivered Boeings 777-300ER instead of the awaited Boeing 787

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However, it’s not all bad news for Tokyo-bound Aussies.

The airline’s latest schedule update shows that from December 1, 2014 through until at least March 28, 2015, JAL’s daily Sydney-Tokyo flight will be upgraded from the current Boeing 777-200 to the newer Boeing 777-300ER.

That long-range jet comes with JAL’s latest first class suites plus lie-flat beds in SkySuite business class (below).

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Boeing 787 in Las Americas Airport Dominican Republic (Video)

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Footage of Boeing 787 to LAs Americas Airports, Video and Photos by Richard Polanco while landing at Las Americas in a Weekend Flying trip.

About Las Americas Airport

Las Américas International Airport (SpanishAeropuerto Internacional Las Américas, or AILA) (IATASDQICAO:MDSD) is an international airport located in Punta Caucedo, near Santo Domingo and Boca Chica in the Dominican Republic. The airport is run by Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI (AERODOM), a private corporation based in the Dominican Republic under a 25-year concession to build, operate, and transfer (BOT) six airports of the country’s airports. Las Américas usually receives Boeing 737, 747, 757, 767, 777; Airbus A319, A320, A330, A340; and many long-, mid-, short-haul aircraft.

About Boeing 787

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a long-range, mid-size wide-bodytwin-engine jet airliner developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Its variants seat 210 to 335 passengers. It is Boeing’s most fuel-efficient airliner and the world’s first major airliner to use composite materials as the primary material in the construction of its airframe. The 787 has been designed to be 20% more fuel efficient than the 767 it is to replace. The 787 Dreamliner’s distinguishing features include mostly electrical flight systems, a four-panel windshield, noise-reducing chevrons on its engine nacelles, and a smoother nose contour. It shares a common type rating with the larger Boeing 777, allowing qualified pilots to operate both models, due to related design features.[4]

Growing private aviation tourism to Dominican Republic – Airventure2014

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OSHKOSH, Wisconsin 2014, Secretary of State, Executive Director of the Airport Department Fernandez Zucco,  highlighted the sustained growth of trade, tourism and aviation  businesses that prefer to Dominican Republic as a destination, according to  official reports disclosed in this North American city, in EAA AirVenture 2014 opening.

“Dominican Republic has attracted increasing interest in  passionate non-commercial civil aviation as well as aviation  executive, the Dominican government has been conducting a strategic alliance  public-private partnership to promote our country as the main destination”

air-show-p51-Airventure-Oshkosh2014This important Caribbean tourism sector we visit. This year we have  annually tripled the amount of general aviation community,
positioning ourselves solidly in second place in the Caribbean  for business aviation tourist looking to enjoy the benefits of
our land and implement business and investment opportunities. ”

The joint effort, led and coordinated by the Airports Department  was created at the beginning of managing Fernandez Zucco, in 2009,  tourism generating extraordinary results guzzling. the goals  achieved is the result of the synergy between the Ministry of Tourism,  Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation and Airports Department,  which coordinates the working alliance, with the effective
and meaningful participation of companies operating airports International Punta Cana, Santiago, La Romana and those
concession to AERODOM and the Civil Aviation Board.

Osprey-Sohkosh-Airventure2014In conversation with Fernandez Zucco organizers AirVenture 2014, We admired the look of your booth RD, welcomed the enthusiastic demonstrations of tobacco, while he invited a tour  allowing it to assess helicopter from above the exciting
dynamics and interaction between visitors, participating companies  manufacturers and distributors of the most noted aviation entities in general.

“We have been consistent in our presence at the international events and other relevant regional events where
we promote the competitive advantages of our country, its charms natural, safe for tourists, facilities throughout the system
airport and hotel chains to make their stay in visits memorable, with opportunities to engage in business and investments in
Dominican Republic “reiterated Fernández Zucco.

Also other Dominican representatives, Eng. Ludovino Fernández, Director  Planning; Christiern Broberg Architect, Technical Director.; Lic. Carlos Leroux, a member of the Airport Commission; while Institute
Civil Aviation, FAA, Dr. Alejandro Herrera, Director General; the Lord Cheo Zorrilla, Assistant Director and Engineer. Eddian Mendez Ramos, Coordinator Accident and Incident Monitoring of Civil Aviation. The General Miguel
Paulino, Director of Civil Aviation Security Specialist Corps, for the Ministry of Tourism ladies Rocio Diaz and Mary Rodriguez
Assistants to the OPT in Chicago. Participants Aerodom and Airports International Punta Cana and Cibao were present at Airventure.

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Airbus A380 Caribbean Style

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The Airbus A380 family of aircraft has become a legend of its own. Here are some real and some make believe wishes of Airlines using the A380.

The Airbus A380 is a double-deckwide-body, four-engine jet airliner manufactured by Airbus. It is the world’s largest passenger airliner, and many airports have upgraded facilities to accommodate it. It was initially namedAirbus A3XX and designed to challenge Boeing‘s monopoly in the large-aircraft market. 

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Malaysia Airlines 777 Boeing Shot Down near Ukraine-Russian Border

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Plane shot down by a surface-to-air missile, U.S. officials say.

HRABOVO, Ukraine (KXAN/AP) – A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with 295 people on board has crashed in the Ukraine after being shot out of the air. The jetliner was shot down as it flew over the conflict-riddled eastern portion of Ukraine near the Russian border, the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists deny they shot at the airliner.

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The flight, known as MH17, was enroute to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam when it went down. There were 280 passengers and 15 crew members onboard.

In the Social Networks already the hashtags #RIPMIH17 NBC News reports senior U.S. Officials confirmed MH17 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile.

A reporter for the Associated Press counted at least 22 bodies among the wreckage at the crash site. It is unclear if these casualties were on the plane or killed while on the ground.

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Malaysia Airlines announced it lost contact with the flight via Twitter: #MalaysiaAirlines #RIPMH17

Popular flight-tracking website Flightaware.com showed the plane was last over Ukraine, when it disappeared from tracking. The aircraft was flying at a cruising altitude of 33,000 feet when it last reported in to Flightaware.

Twitter exploded with the news in various languages, including pictures and videos of plumes of smoke. NBC News aired this video, saying they were unable to independently confirm the smoke plume is from MH17.

Still, a Reuters correspondent is reportedly on the scene in Easter Ukraine and “sees burning wreckage of air plane, bodies on ground.”

The area where the aircraft reportedly crashed is has seen frequent rocket attacks in recent days as part of the ongoing conflict between the Ukraine and Russia. Ukrainian military officials said a military transport plane was shot at as it flew over the area earlier this week.

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Malaysia Airlines made headlines in March when a Boeing 777 disappeared over the south Indian Ocean on flight MH370 to China and has not been found. All 241 aboard are presumed dead. Flight MH370 disappeared in an area with scattered radar coverage. Thursday’s flight, MH17, was in an area with heavy radar coverage when it crashed.

The airline flies 13 Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. The crashed aircraft, registration number 9M-MRD, was delivered to Malaysia Airlines on July 29, 1997. A typical cabin configuration for a Malaysia Airlines 777 allows for 35 business class seats and 247 economy seats for a total of 282 passenger seats, according to Seat Guru.com.

Associated Press reports contributed to this article.

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Emirates and world’s first Pelé-ane to its fleet of Boeing 777s

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DUBAI, U.A.E., 11thJune 2014 – Just hours before the first World Cup match kicks off in Brazil, Emirates, an Official FIFA Worldwide Partner, is pleased to unveil the first Boeing 777-300ER to feature the distinguishable signature of Emirates’ Global Ambassador and three times World Cup winner, Pelé.

The first Emirates Pelé-ane will be connecting football fans with the action this summer on the Dubai to São Paulo route. Identifiable from the ground or the air, the 350 seater aircraft now has a creative design, specific to the FIFA World Cup™, emblazoned on the fuselage along with the recognisable signature of the legendary Brazilian football great. Two further Boeing 777 Pelé-ane’s will be unveiled on the day of the opening match and one Airbus A380 will launch shortly afterwards. 115 Boeing 777 from the Emirates fleet, which will fly football fans to Brazil, will also carry a large 2014 FIFA World Cup™ logo.

 

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Those passengers lucky enough to be travelling to Brazil, or any of the other 142 destinations served by Emirates, can also experience different facets of the tournament in a number of ways:

At the airport: The world Cup buzz begins at the airport, especially at the airline’s hub in Dubai, where check-in desks now prominently feature the hero image from the Emirates #AllTimeGreats commercial featuring Pele and Cristiano Ronaldo. In the award-winning lounges both in Dubai and the many other locations around the world, passengers can relax with a bite to eat in front of the live streamed games.

ice TV Live on 16 Emirates Boeing 777 aircraft: From 12th June to 13th July, passengers on board one of these 16 Emirates aircraft can watch all 64 matches ‘as live’ on the Sport 24 channel. This capability means not even a flight can get in the way of a football fan’s passions. Or if watching the whole match is too much, one of the seven rolling news channels can keep everyone up to date with the goals.

If the flight doesn’t have ice TV Live: Passengers can still get goal-by-goal text updates on the ice Airshow moving map channels. On ice Digital Widescreen, the scores are shown in the news headlines under a dedicated FIFA Update section.

Fun for young fliers: To keep the children on board entertained, Emirates will be providing colourful snack boxes with cardboard cut-outs and stylish wrist bands in support of participating teams.

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FIFA Boeing 737 Paint for Brazil’s World Cup Team

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You won’t miss this colourful big bird in the sky that’s for sure! Vibrant colours, from nose to tail and even the engine are painted on this 737 Boeing plane by Brazilian artist twins, Osgemeos. The pictures fittingly represents the colourful people of the Brazilian culture and are depicted in the twin artists’ styles with elongated faces, quirky outfits, colourful skin and animated expressions.

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Sunseeker Duo First Passenger Flight

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On May The Solar Powered Sun Seeker took flight for the first time with two people onboard.

Eric and Irena Raymond where the Pilots of the Solar Plane.

The Sunseeker’s accomplishment may not seem as impressive as, say, the Solar Impulse crew’s plan to circumnavigate the globe using nothing but wind currents and solar power – or, even its test flight from San Fran to Phoenix – but it’s a huge step forward in the Raymonds’ plans to bring solar-powered electric aircraft to the recreational airplane market.

You’ll be able to see more solar plane goodness at Osh Kosh in July. Until then, you can see more of the Sunseeker Duo at Gizmag’s photo gallery, via the link, below. Enjoy!

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Automated assembly of aircraft wings

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Even today, aircraft wings are still assembled manually; but this process could soon be automated thanks to a novel snake-like robot capable of tightening bolts in even the most difficult-to-access cavities of the wing structure.

The volume of air traffic has soared in the past few decades, and aircraft manufacturer Airbus expects to see this figure triple by 2030. On a single day, more than 1,300 take-offs and landings are handled by the flight tower at Frankfurt’s international airport. This represents no less than 155,000 passengers who pass through this airport each day. To provide sufficient planes to cover this need for air transportation capacity, aircraft manufacturers will have to modernize their production processes.

Until now, aircraft assembly has involved a high proportion of manual processes, which limits production output. These processes must be automated to increase the rate of production. In certain cases this can be achieved easily, but wing assembly remains a major challenge. Why is this so? The main reason lies in the complicated internal structure of the wings, which consist of a series of hollow chambers. The only access to this space is through narrow hatches with a length of 45 centimeters and a width of 25 centimeters; this makes it extremely difficult for assembly workers to climb through these openings in order to fit the bolts that hold the parts together and seal the joints. This drilling and sealing operation has to be repeated around 3,000 times for each wingbox. This is time-consuming work that demands intensive physical effort that quickly leads to fatigue, not to mention the health risks resulting from the volatile organic compounds released by the sealing materials.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-04-automated-aircraft-wings.html#jCp