Airbus A330 MRTT becomes first tanker certified for automatic aerial refueling The Airbus A330 MRTT has become the first tanker to be certified for automatic aerial refueling. Link(AeroTime)
Ravn Alaska to retrofit Dash-8 turboprops with ZeroAvia powertrains ZeroAvia wins new order for 30 ZA2000 powertrains, which will be retrofitted into De Havilland Dash-8 turboprops of Anchorage-based airline, Ravn Alaska. Link(AeroTime)
SAA and KQ expand pan-African airline alliance with new codeshare partnership KQ and SAA have moved forward with their Pan-African airline alliance with a new codeshare agreement to expand their destination networks. Link(AeroTime)
India finishes carrier-testing F/A-18 as Super Hornet squares off against Rafale India finishes testing Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet which is competing against the Rafale to be placed on India’s carriers Link(AeroTime)
Two GoFirst planes grounded due to in-flight safety issues The DGCA grounds two GoFirst passenger jets following engine incidents during flight. Link(AeroTime)
The airline business is fast-paced, high risk, and highly leveraged. It puts a premium on things I like to do. I think I communicate well. And I am very good at detail. I love detail.
- Robert L. Crandall, CEO & President of American Airlines.
1. How was milkweed used to save pilots and crewmembers during World War II?
2. While in the traffic pattern, you overhear a pilot "requesting the option." The controller tells this pilot that he is "cleared for the option." This means that the pilot may execute his choice of five maneuvers. What are they?
3. What was so unusual about the first fighter aircraft used by the Israeli Air Force?
4. To what does the north pole of a magnetic compass point? 1. The north magnetic pole 2. The south magnetic pole 3. The geographic South Pole 4. None of the above
5. The world's first man-carrying airplane powered by jet propulsion flew in 1. October 1910. 2. November 1920. 3. December 1930. 4. January 1940.