Popular on social media Russia builds fence completely cutting occupied Crimea from Ukraine 2470 Showman Volodymyr Zelenskiy to run for president 206 Ukraine suffers first war death of year, two more soldiers wounded 136 Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport in 2018 boosted its passenger flow by 48 percent from 2017, to 1.598 million people. Read more here. Found a spelling error? Let us know – highlight it and press Ctrl + Enter. You’ve reached your article limit Access all the exclusive content on KyivPost.com and the complete online archive. Subscribe now for as low as $5.95 per month! If you are already a subscriber, please sign in here … [Read more...] about UNIAN: Lviv Airport boosts passenger flow by 48 percent in 2018
Shjerbakov/Sputnik; Reuters While the whole world rejects the obsolete Soviet airliner Il-62, the North Korean leader still uses it as his “Air Force One.” Not much is known about the reasons for such behavior: maybe he has no alternatives, or maybe this is the only plane he can trust. The Il-62 was the Soviet Union's first long-range jetliner designed for intercontinental flights. It was the world’s largest passenger aircraft, when it first took to the skies in 1963. Unlike its predecessor, the Tu-114 turboprop-powered airliner, the Il-62 wasn’t based on a military aircraft. The Tu-114 was superior to the Il-62 in some technical characteristics, such as fuel consumption and flight range. However, the Il-62 was faster, more reliable and much more comfortable, and this played a not inconsiderable role in international air traffic. Traveling between continents, the Il-62 was intended to show the Soviet Union in a good light abroad. The Il-62 gained … [Read more...] about Why does Kim Jong-un fly an outdated Russian aircraft?
The Antonov An-2 biplane has been in production for 60 years, and it’s still assembled in China. The secret of its longevity, which earned the plane a spot in the Guinness World Records, is its extremely simple yet ingenious design. An-2 is called “Colt” in NATO classification, but in the USSR and Russia it has been referred to by the tender name of “Annushka” (diminutive of Ann), or simply “corn duster.” Sergei Preobrazhensky/TASS The plane was first built in 1947 by the Antonov Design Bureau, which at the time was located in Novosibirsk (3, 300 km to the east of Moscow). It was originally designed as an aircraft for use in agriculture. However, it turned out to be able to perform many other functions. The aircraft has been used for sports, transportation, and passenger transfers. It has also been re-equipped to serve the military’s needs, and saw action in many military conflicts. The An-2 has been used by the armies … [Read more...] about ‘Crop duster’: The Soviet airplane marvel that can even fly backwards (PHOTOS)
Popular on social media Getting away with murder: Law enforcement fails to identify, prosecute murderers … 380 Former soldiers get help at new Veteran Hub 198 China is on track to replace Russia as Ukraine’s biggest trading partner 191 Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany) canceled several flights on Nov. 10 due to heavy fog, according to the website of the airport. Read more here. Found a spelling error? Let us know – highlight it and press Ctrl + Enter. You’ve reached your article limit Access all the exclusive content on KyivPost.com and the complete online archive. Subscribe now for as low as $5.95 per month! If you are already a subscriber, please sign in here … [Read more...] about 112.ua: Kyiv International Airport abolishes several flights due to fog
News / Scotland by Press Association 08/11/2018, 12:02 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter A Flybe flight plummeted 500ft in 18 seconds after an incorrect autopilot setting caused it to aim for the ground, an investigation has found. Forty-four passengers and four crew were on board the flight from Belfast City Airport to Glasgow Airport when the incident occurred shortly after take-off on January 11. A report by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) stated that autopilot was engaged when the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 turboprop plane reached an altitude of 1,350 feet. The aircraft continued to climb to 1,500ft but it “pitched nose-down and then descended rapidly” because autopilot was mistakenly set with a target altitude of zero feet. Cockpit alarms alerted the captain and first officer to what was happening. They later reported they had “become visual with the ground”. The captain … [Read more...] about Flybe flight plummeted 500ft in 18 seconds due to autopilot error – report