The 2010 Red Bull Air Race World Championship touches down in 8 locations on five continents with a highlight-packed calendar that includes new locations in New York City and Lisbon along with eagerly awaited returns to Rio de Janeiro and Germany. The championship takes off in Abu Dhabi on 26 and 27 March. Pilots talk … Continued
Yesterday witnessed the most spectacular and the most delicate moment of the construction of the new Iberia Maintenance hangar at Barcelona airport: the raising of the roof.
1,100 tonne structure raised 25 metres by 14 hydraulic jacks
Lifted at 4 metres per hour for about 6 hours
Hangar to open in October and begin activity a month later
A … Continued
Title: Red Bull Air Race
Location: Abu Dhabi
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Description: First settled by nomadic tribesmen in 1761, Abu Dhabi is now the capital of the United Arab Emirates and is the largest of the seven emirates which make up the country. It is a dynamic, vibrant and modern city. The name literally means “Father of … Continued
The United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi officially welcomed the Red Bull Air Race World Championship for a sixth consecutive year on Tuesday ahead of the first race of the 2010 season on 26/27 March.
Mr. Ahmed Hussein, Deputy Director General of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) and Mrs Hala Badri, EVP Brand and Communications … Continued
British Airways has estimated the three-day strike by its cabin crew has cost £7m a day.
Virgin Galactic announced today that its commercial manned spaceship, VSS Enterprise, this morning successfully completed its first “captive carry” test flight, taking off at 07.05 am (PST) from Mojave Air and Spaceport, California.
The spaceship was unveiled to the public for the first time on December 7th 2009 and named by Governors Schwarzenegger and Richardson. VSS … Continued
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) have released its monthly traffic report for Abu Dhabi International Airport, which shows strong passenger and cargo growth for February 2010, over the same month last year.
Passenger traffic increased by 17.2% with aircraft movements up by 13.3% and cargo tonnage handled grew by 17.6%, compared to February 2009. The year-to-date figures, … Continued
Union leaders are calling on the board of British Airways to intervene in the dispute between the airline and its cabin crew.
But there are also claims of bullying from Unite members who say their were forced to strike.
The saga continues….
Ferrari has raised $601,000 for relief efforts in Haiti by the CMMB (Catholic Medical Mission Board) and the William J. Clinton Foundation. At a gala event held last night, Ferrari, the world’s leading luxury brand, auctioned the first Ferrari 458 Italia to arrive in the United States for $530,000. Party was hosted by Piero Ferrari, … Continued
The Martin Aircraft Company has signed a $12 million joint-venture deal to start production of the world’s first commercially available jetpack.
The Christchurch-based company has been developing the jetpack for more than a decade but has struggled to find New Zealand funding for commercial production.
Company chief executive Richard Lauder said the joint venture would build Martin … Continued