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China’s first giant passenger jet makes successful takeoff and landing in maiden flight

The maiden test flight of the C919 airliner made a successful takeoff, and landing, after a 90-minute flight from Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Friday, according to a livestream via Twitter carried on China’s official news agency Xinhua. The plane’s Read more…


How many people does the world’s biggest plane hold?

It’s been some time since the Wright brothers first took to the skies, inspiring generations of air travel after them – but did they realise quite how big it would become? The Spruce Goose used to be the biggest thing Read more…


How Are Planes Decommissioned, and How Much Value Can Be Salvaged From Their Parts?

n average, an aircraft is operable for about 30 years before it has to be retired. A Boeing 747 can endure about 35,000 pressurization cycles and flights—roughly 135,000 to 165,000 flight hours—before metal fatigue sets in. 747s are retired after Read more…