Wednesday, December 31, 2014
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Monday, December 29, 2014
Sunday, December 28, 2014
The aircraft was delivered to AirAsia on 15 October 2008, leased from German based Doric Leasing Corp.
Powered by CFM 56-5B engines, the aircraft had accumulated approximately 23,000 flight hours in some 13,600 flights. The aircraft had undergone its last scheduled maintenance on 16 November 2014.
The captain in command had a total of 20,537 flying hours of which, 6,100 flying hours were with AirAsia Indonesia on the Airbus A320. The first office officer had a total of 2,275 flying hours with AirAsia Indonesia.
Indonesia AirAsia operates a fleet of 30 A320s, with an additional four of the type on order. AirAsia is the largest A320 Family airline customer in the world.
The Airbus A320-200 is a twin-engine single-aisle aircraft seating up to 180 passengers in a single-class configuration. The first A320 entered service in March 1988. By the end of November 2014, over 6000 A320 Family aircraft were in service with over 300 operators. To date, the entire fleet has accumulated some 154 million flight hours in some 85 million flights.
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
The new Russian heavy lift launch vehicle, Angara-A5, has been successfully launched on its maiden test mission from the 1st Test Cosmodrome at Plesetsk on December 23.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Monday, December 22, 2014
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Helicopter maker AgustaWestland has signed offset MoUs with four major Polish companies, as a part of tender to supply multirole helicopters to Polish Armed Forces.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
After the tragic loss of the first SpaceShipTwo called Enterprise, during its 55th test flight, Virgin Galactics is advancing the assembly of the yet to be named second SpaceShipTwo.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) has selected Lockheed Martin’s Athena rocket as its launch vehicle for small and medium lift missions from the Kodiak Launch Complex (KLC), Alaska.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Sunday, December 14, 2014
US State Department has approved Foreign Military Sale of CH-47D Chinook helicopters to Greece, along with associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $150 million.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
As part of the Lockheed Martin F-35's global sustainment strategy, US Department of Defense has assigned F-35 Regional Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) capability for airframes and engines for the European Region.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, along with Thales Alenia Space as co-prime contractor has signed a contract with the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAEAF) for the development, manufacture and launch of Falcon Eye, high-performance optical Earth-observation satellite system.