Monthly Archive: July 2012

Video: C-17 Accidentally Lands at Small GA Airport – Flying Magazine

A C-17 lands at CLE in 2010.  Photo:  Dave Reed - OPShots Contributor

A C-17 Globemaster III headed for MacDill Air Force Base on Friday afternoon landed “inadvertently” at the much smaller Peter O. Knight GA airport located just a few miles away, according to airport authorities.The 174-foot-long transport touched down on the airport’s 3,405-foot-long, 100-foot-wide runway around 1:30 p.m., coming to a stop within 10 feet of …

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Airbus to add manufacturing line for A320 family in Alabama – key.Aero, Commercial Aviation

Virgin America flies Airbus products exclusively, such as this A320 at LAX. Photo: Chris Jacobs - OPShots Contributor //

Airbus has announced it will establish a manufacturing facility in the United States to assemble and deliver A320’s. Airbus stressed that the assembly line, which will create jobs and strengthen the aerospace industry, is part of its strategy to enhance Airbus’ global competitiveness by meeting the growing needs of its customers in the United States …

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Southwest B737 near LAX loses cabin pressure, makes emergency landing – The Aviation Herald

This is the actual aircraft involved in the incident pictured at KSEA in June 2011.  Photo:  Chuck Slusarczyk Jr. - OPShots.net //

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N466WN performing flight WN-937 from Oakland,CA to Ontario,CA (USA) with 70 people on board, was enroute at FL390 about 190nm north-northwest of Los Angeles,CA (USA) when the crew initiated an emergency descent to 9000 feet reaching 9000 feet about 9 minutes later (average rate of descent 3333 feet/min) due …

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SkyWest Outlines Plans to Acquire 100 Mitsubishi Jets – WSJ.com

A SkyWest CRJ-700 lands at Cleveland Hopkins in this photo from May, 2012.  Photo:  Dave Reed - OPShots Contributor //

SkyWest Inc. SKYW +14.43% on Wednesday announced plans to buy up to 100 Mitsubishi Regional Jets, becoming the second U.S. carrier to commit to the new plane. The Japanese company recently revealed a delay to the program but aims to deliver the first of the MRJ jets by the end of 2015. SkyWest would receive …

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