Monthly Archive: December 2012

US Airways makes AMR merger offer, Jan deal possible – Reuters

With US Airways tails in the distance, this American Airlines MD-82 departs from Atlanta.  Photo:  Mark Plumley - OPShots.net  //

U.S. Airways Group Inc has made a formal merger proposal to American Airlines parent AMR Corp and its creditors that could value the combined airline at around $8.5 billion, a person familiar with the situation said on Friday. Under the all-stock proposal US Airways made in mid-November at a meeting with AMR’s unsecured creditors committee, …

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Embraer Flies First U.S. -Built Phenom 300 | Flying Magazine

A Phenom 300 takes to the skies from Columbus, Ohio.  Photo: Stephen Mosley Sr. - OPShots Contributor  //

Embraer on Wednesday flew the first U.S.-built Phenom 300 after the light twinjet emerged from a new factory in Melbourne, Florida. Delivery will be made to Embraer Executive Jets for use as a flight demonstrator. Embraer said the production time for the Phenom 300 was half that of the first Phenom 100 built in Melbourne, …

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How Far Away is that Contrail? – Contrail Science

Using the formula found in the article, you can use simple geometry to calculate the distance of contrails, such as this one made by a USAF B-52 over Columbus in 2011.  Photo: Stephen Mosley Sr. - OPShots Contributor //

When you look up in the sky and you see a contrail, how far away is it? How far away are these contrails, a mile? two miles? Would you believe they are actually 20 to 100 miles away? Contrails typically form above 30,000 feet, or around six to eight miles straight up. It’s quite hard …

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Silver Airways to add two Florida routes in January – World Airline News

A Silver Airways Saab 340 taxies in Atlanta in October 2012.  Photo:  Andrew Thon - OPShots Contributor

Silver Airways (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Gainesville) has announced it will further boost its intra-Florida network in January 2013 with the launch of two new routes: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood-Orlando and West Palm Beach-Tampa. Flights along the new routes are on sale now for service beginning on January 7, 2013. Schedules are as follows: via Silver Airways to …

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