Monthly Archive: June 2011

With No Fish In Afghanistan, Osprey Eats Engines – Aviation Week Blogs

An MV-22B Osprey at the 2008 Cleveland National Airshow.  Photo: Ed Jones - OPShots.net

The Marine Corps still has some issues to deal with regarding the V-22 Osprey. Although the Corps is big on how well the aircraft is operating in combat, aircraft in-theater are still burning out engines at a startling rate. It took a couple of question cycles on Boeing’s pre-Paris media tour in Philadelphia on Monday …

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JetBlue to retrofit winglets to A320’s – AVIATION WEEK

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JetBlue is placing an order for 40 A320NEO (new engine option) airliners and changing part of its existing A320 order to A321s. The airline will shift 30 of the A320s to A321s out of JFK. The aircraft will come off the line with winglets. Those aircraft are to be delivered in 2013; the NEOs are …

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Pregnant Turtles Delay Air Traffic at JFK – NYCAviation

The proximity of Jamaica Bay to the airport can be seen in this photo from 2010.   Photo: Andrew Thon - OPShots.net

Pregnant turtles native to Jamaica Bay have once again emerged to nest on land, marching onto one of the runways at John F. Kennedy International Airport Saturday morning and causing what one Twitter user called, “[the] cutest delay ever!” Diamond terrapins have been known to climb ashore around this time of year to lay their …

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First 787 Dreamliner Visits Germany, Saturday June 25 – FTN News

A different Dreamliner visited Houston in February.  Photo: Craig Maternowski - OPShots.net

Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner made its first landing in Germany on Saturday, 25th June 2011 at 9am, local time. airberlin will be the first airline in Germany to receive the Dreamliner. b787dreamliner_1The Boeing test aircraft ZA001 was welcomed at Berlin-Tegel airport by airberlin, representatives of the manufacturer Boeing and of Berlin Airports with an official ceremony. …

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