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£1.3bn order for 50 aircraft a huge boost for Bombardier’s workforce in Northern Ireland

One of SpiceJet’s Q400 turboprop aircraft By John Mulgrew June 22 2017 Bombardier has landed a huge order for 50 planes part-made in Belfast – worth up to £1.3bn. Budget Indian carrier SpiceJet has signed a letter of intent for … Continue reading

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Gustave Whitehead: First In Flight or Fake News?

Some notable events in our state’s aviation history. Connecticut is home to several museums dedicated to our state’s aviation heritage. A January 1986 Connecticut Magazine story about Bill O’Dwyer’s attempts to recreate Gustave Whitehead’s vehicle and prove that he achieved flight in 1901, … Continue reading

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New York’s Great Scenic Ride

Neighborhood: Sheepshead Bay, Exit 8 Overview: There’s a sliver of Brooklyn trapped between the Belt Parkway and the bay, creating a nano-neighborhood that is one block wide and 20 blocks long, and is a port of call for foodie types. … Continue reading

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For $12000, Could This 1990 Chrysler TC By Maserati Hijack Your Heart?

Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Chrysler/Maser TC has a tenuous connection to hijacker D.B. Cooper. More importantly it has the rare Cosworth/Maserati twin-cam head. Maybe that, and not the famous airplane robbery will make it worth its asking. Miserable. … Continue reading

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Spirit’s composite savvy could benefit new Boeing plane | The …

Boeing offered new details on its potential middle of the market plane at the Paris Air Show – and they could be promising for Wichita’s Spirit AeroSystems. Mike Delaney, Boeing vice president of airplane development, said in a presentation at … Continue reading

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New materials and 3D printing make lighter, cheaper planes

Several exhibitors at the international event are displaying new materials, which manufacturers are using to cut costs. British company Sigma Components is one example, using a thermoplastic composite – material which is melted before cooling and hardening – to create … Continue reading

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PARIS: Dassault Systemes shoots for the ‘digital universe’

In the eyes of technology company Dassault Systèmes, the virtual world is quickly becoming master of the physical world. The concept, which the French company is highlighting at the Paris air show, is abstract but fairly straightforward. It rests on … Continue reading

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