The completed A350 XWB MSN001 is welcomed by Airbus employees in Toulouse. Photo from Airbus.
The painting of the first Airbus A350 XWB was completed today in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is sporting the typcial Airbus livery that took about seven days to complete.
The aircraft, MSN001, has also completed flight-test-instrumentation (FTI) verification, engine installation and a subsequent intensive phase of ground vibration tests. Airbus is expecting MSN001 to complete its maiden flight this summer.
Frontier Airlines new livery. Image from Frontier.
Do not worry, the cute animals are not going away! But Frontier has updated their livery to promote their website versus just the silver “Frontier” titles seen previously on the aircraft. The first animal to see the new livery is Mickey the Moose, who was previously on a Q400 and Boeing 737 before being brought out of retirement to be on this Airbus A319.
“Changing our livery provided us an opportunity to promote FlyFrontier.com,” Frontier spokesperson explained to AirlineReporter.com. “We won’t change the rest of our fleet all at once, but when we add aircraft to our fleet or older aircraft need to be painted, we’ll add the FlyFrontier.com to those aircraft as well.” Continue reading Frontier Airlines Updates their Livery
Yesterday, a National Air Cargo Boeing 747-400F, (reg N949CA) crashed at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. At about 7am, local time, NCR 102 was heading to Dubai, appears to stall and fall out of the sky with seven crew members on-board.
“This was a purely cargo flight and no passengers were aboard,” National Airlines said in a press statement according to the Examiner. “Cargo consisted of vehicles and routine general cargo.”
There are classic videos and then there are CLASSIC videos. Obviously cameras were not quite a popular as they are today and I would imagine that this whole video was staged, but who the heck cares? You still have a pilot going out and changing a tire mid-air and that is quite impressive.
Gladys Ingle, seen in the video, was part of the high-flying group 13 Black Cats, where she was a well known wing-walker and looks like tire changer.