Ben Mutzabaugh USA TODAY Published 7:30 p.m. UTC Aug 19, 2018 Calling all frequent-fliers and aviation buffs: Today is your day. Sunday is National Aviation Day, so proclaimed by U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1939. The date – August 19 – was chosen to honor the birthday of aviation pioneer Orville Wright. To celebrate, we're offering up some best aviation photos that we've featured on our site during the past few years. Like swanky airline seats? We’ve got pictures of those, including everything from Singapore’s luxurious new first-class “suites” to the latest rolled out by Atlanta-based Delta. If you’ve always want to visit one of the world’s top air shows, we’ve got that too; scroll down for some of our collection of photos from the Paris and Farnborough events. Or if you just like to look at airports and airplanes, we’ve also got plenty of those. Scroll down to see some of our photo galleries that … [Read more...] about National Aviation Day: Love planes? Then you’ll love these pics
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Business By Russell Hotten Farnborough Air Show 18 July 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44879378 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsFarnborough Airshow Luxury carmaker Aston Martin has unveiled plans for a … [Read more...] about Aston Martin’s ‘sports car for the skies’
Manchester Airport is celebrating 80 years since it became a launchpad first to Amsterdam - and then the world. In the eight decades since, it’s become a vital hub connecting travellers from across the north of England and beyond for holidays, reunions and business trips. Here, we turn the pages of its history to show how the fate of Manchester Airport has always been interwoven with the lives of the city and its people. A world before Manchester Airport Manchester’s aviation history actually begins with a newspaper competition. On April 28 1910, Louis Paulhan landed his Farman biplane in a field in Burnage to win the £10,000 Daily Mail prize for becoming the first person to fly from London to Manchester. His daring deed set in motion a sequence of events that would lead to the creation of Manchester Airport as we know it today. Soon after, three airfields sprung up across the region. One alongside Ashburton Road in Trafford park was privately-owned and stayed open … [Read more...] about The remarkable story of Manchester Airport
Updated 0033 GMT (0833 HKT) May 5, 2018 Story highlights The $20 billion Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is the world's longest sea-crossing bridge. The bridge is a central plank in China's ambitious plans to develop the Greater Bay Area. Although the bridge is an engineering marvel, its construction has been dogged by controversy. (CNN)As we drive down the eerily deserted Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, the murky waters of the Pearl River Delta stretch as far as the eye can see. There is no land in sight. Spanning 34 miles (55 kilometers), this is the longest sea-crossing bridge ever built. Guo Xinglin, assistant director and senior engineer at the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Authority, meets us half way along. As we are buffeted by a strong wind, the tough conditions his construction crew experienced, as they perched on precarious platforms, working miles from land and high over the water, are evident. Xinglin is visibly proud of his country's monumental achievement. … [Read more...] about China unveils world’s longest sea-crossing bridge
No one seems interested. But I am. As the Airbus A320 begins its final approach to Heathrow, it’s running about five minutes late, travelling around 185 knots and at 4,000 feet. I wonder who’s on board and what awaits them once they arrive in west London. Unfortunately, that’s one thing Flightradar24 can’t tell me. Everything else the aircraft-tracking website has covered – the registration number of the aircraft, model, time spent in the air, distance to destination (a subscription fee unlocks even more info, including aircraft age, wind speed and temperature). I look at the planes on my computer screen then watch them pass overhead. Another BA flight, this time from Marseilles, appears through the clouds. I’m just one of two million people around the world who use Flightradar24 to follow any of the 16,000 flights that are flying through the air at any given moment. Head to the site now and you’ll see Ireland, the UK, Europe, North … [Read more...] about Flightradar24 has conquered the skies – but how does it work?