Table of contentsFLUG REVUE December 2017
In our December issue we report about the maiden flight of the Airbus A330neo and airberlin´s last landing. Also: Spaceflight Special.
Experts from Lufthansa Technik travelled out to Brazil to take apart the Boeing 737-200 “Landshut” that had been hijacked in October 1977 under conditions that at times were quite unusual.
Maiden flight of the Airbus A330neo
Europe’s aviation conglomerate is revamping its best-selling Airbus A330 with A350 technology and new engines into the A330neo.
Airberlin’s last landing
Germany’s second-biggest airline ceases flying operations after becoming insolvent. Its remains have not yet been completely distributed.
South America’s third biggest airport impresses 16 million passengers per year with high standards of service.
NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas
At the big business aircraft convention the focus was on the new projects currently undergoing flight testing.
Swiss air power at Axalp
After a break of several years the Swiss Air Force once again demonstrated its alpine capabilities.
The “Flanker” family in China
Russia exported the Su-27 to China, where the indigenous industry soon built its own improved models.
Tests in Vidsel, Sweden were focused on certifying the Raytheon GBU-48 guided bomb.
German Air Force Association
Farewell to Air Transport Wing 61
The big-selling CFM56
Over 31,000 engines have been delivered to date, yet the programme almost failed at the start of the 1970s.
Fokker F.22 and F.36
The Dutch manufacturer built its biggest aircraft in the 1930s. However it proved a flop.
Passenger and cabin
Occupations: Be a Pilot event in Frankfurt
Service: Calendars 2018 reviewed
Service: Models, books, publisher’s information
Afterburner: Republic P-47D Thunderbolt “Dotie Mae” flies again
How the new European rocket will be made cheaper to operate
A private initiative is training two women for a flight to the ISS
Mercury probe BepiColombo
ESA’s most challenging interplanetary mission