Category Archives: Jets

Wills’s Aviation Card #78–”Short” Hydro-Aeroplane.

History Behind The Card: “Short” Hydro-Aeroplane. Card #78 of 85, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Vice Regal Mixture – Black-back issue Horace Leonard Short on July 2, 1872 in Chilton Colliery, Durham, England, Great Britain – April 6, 1917 … Continue reading

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Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Commemorates Remembrance Day

If you are in the area – and even if you are not – go and visit the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on Remembrance Day, November 11, 2014. For those of you who are unaware, November … Continue reading

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Mitsubishi MRJ Jet Unveiled

The Mitsubishi MRJ passenger jet was unveiled on October 18, 2014 in Komaki, Japan near Nagoya. It is the country’s first passenger jet to be made in Japan in nearly four decades, with an eye for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to … Continue reading

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Desperation Breeds Tiny Monsters

The above headline is an adage I created years ago that only caught on with myself. That fact doesn’t mean the meaning isn’t true, though. Scott Mayerowitz of The Associated Press has written an article detailing how Boeing’s dream passenger … Continue reading

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Japanese Lithium-Ion Battery At Heart of Boeing’s 787 Problems

Boeing has been having issues with its new 787 Dreamliner passenger jet lately – most of which can be shrugged off as birthing pains for the plane – but a recent battery fire aboard a jet has fueled overall concern—especially … Continue reading

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Japanese Company Made Battery That Caused Boeing 787 Fire

Geez, is a Japanese company the heart of Boeing‘s problems? Recent trouble with Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner passenger jet – specifically its lithium-ion battery catching fire led to Japan grounding its fleet of 787 planes. But… who makes the lithium-ion battery? … Continue reading

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NTSB Releases Photo Of Charred 787 Battery Box

Japan Airlines will now be serving dinner – burned lithium-ion battery. The United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a photograph of the lithium-ion battery that caught fire on a JAL (Japan Airlines) Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet at … Continue reading

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Japan Halts All Flights Of Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Wow… Japan has halted all flights of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on Wednesday, December 16, 2013 after an ANA (All Nippon Airways) flight was forced to perform an emergency landing. Full story HERE. Cheers Andrew Joseph  

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Canadian Military Planes Flying With Fake Parts

Canada’s National Defence says counterfeit parts in the cockpit displays of the air force’s new C-130J Hercules transport planes do not pose a flight safety hazard, but will be replaced as necessary. A CBC News investigation found that the reprocessed … Continue reading

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Japanese Boeing 787 Airplanes Have Issues

In the general scheme of things, one problem is unlucky; two problems is an unlucky coincidence; and three problems – hey… what’s going on?! Boeing Company‘s spectacular 787 Dreamliner aircraft seem to be suffering from a series of problems lately. … Continue reading

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