The “ghost planes” will continue to fly

Aircraft of the German airline Lufthansa at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany on June 2, 2020. KAI PFAFFENBACH / REUTERS Lufthansa’s “ghost planes” haven’t changed that. The European Commission does not envisage any long-term modification of the rules on airport slot policy. In a letter made public on January 12 by environmental MEP Karima Delli, … Read more

after planes and cars, Dassault Systèmes wants to model the human body

The Dassault Systèmes booth, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, January 5, 2022. JOE BUGLEWICZ / AP Dassault Systèmes did not wait for the “metaverse” fashion to take an interest in virtual worlds. Since its founding in 1991, the French software publisher has offered its customers the tools to model in 3D the … Read more

Part Ita Airways. Light blue livery. 52 planes and 44 destinations

Ita Airways: here is finally revealed the name which will – hopefully – mark a new chapter in the history of Italian air transport. A livery completely new, of that blue that immediately refers to unity and national pride, 52 aircraft in the fleet (which will become 78 in 2022), an initial network of 44 … Read more

China sends record 52 fighter planes to Taiwan

A The air raid involved 34 J-16 fighter jets and 12 H-6 bombers, among other aircraft, according to Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense. The Taiwanese Air Force deployed jets and monitored the movements of Chinese fighter planes through its air defense system. China claims the democratically ruled island of Taiwan as its territory, claiming it … Read more

39 Chinese fighter planes invade Taiwan’s airspace

foreign countries The conflict intensified again 39 Chinese fighter planes invade Taiwan’s airspace Status: 03:42 a.m. | Reading time: 3 minutes Fighter planes from China keep flying in Taiwan’s airspace (archive image) Quelle: dpa/Uncredited After 38 fighter planes penetrated Taiwan’s airspace on Friday, China further increased its provacations on Saturday and on Sunday night with … Read more

Kazakhstan orders two A400M “Atlas” transport planes from Airbus

In the early 2010s, Airbus [EADS à l’époque, ndlr] had estimated that the export potential of the A400M “Atlas” transport aircraft, whose development was then going through some turbulence, was 400 to 500 aircraft. However, a German parliamentary report considered such prospects too optimistic and estimated that 280 copies were indeed likely to find buyers … Read more

Kabul airport: Bundeswehr evacuates 15 people in two planes

Dhe evacuation of people from the Afghan capital Kabul by the German armed forces has stalled in the face of chaotic conditions at the airport. Two German planes launched on Saturday were only able to bring seven and eight people respectively to Uzbekistan. On Saturday afternoon, the Bundeswehr managed to fly 205 people in an … Read more

Space travel: Rockets ‘produce 100 times more carbon than planes’ – raising questions on environmental effect Space travel: Rockets ‘produce 100 times more carbon than planes’

The commercial race to get tourists to space is heating up between Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson and former Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos. On Sunday 11 July, Sir Richard ascended 80 km to reach the edge of space in his piloted Virgin Galactic VSS Unity spaceplane. Mr Bezos’ autonomous Blue Origin rocket launched … Read more