Dubai Airshow 2013

November 8, 2013 by  
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Dubai World Central is a purpose-built venue that will be hosting the Dubai Airshow for the first time on 17-21 November 2013. Featuring more than 1,000 exhibitors from around the world, the show attracts more than 60,000 trade visitors along with significant international and local media coverage. For more information on this biennial event visit dubaiairshow.aero

Date: 17-21 November 2013
Venue: Dubai World Central

Abbotsford Airshow 2012

July 13, 2012 by  
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Abbotsford Airshow is celebrating 50 years in 2012 with some extra-special features. Performers include the USAF Thunderbirds, Canadian Forces Snowbirds, Canadian Forces cf-18 Hornet Demo; US Navy VFA-122 F/A-18 Superhornet TAC Demo. Aerobatic displays include Red Eagle Sports; Pet McLeod Racing; Kent Pietsch and more… For all the information on the show visit www.abbotsfordairshow.com

Dates: 10-12 August 2012
Venue: Abbotsford
State: British Columbia
Country: Canada

Oregon International Air Show 2012

July 13, 2012 by  
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Featuring the USAF Thunderbirds, the oregon International Air Show offers loads of family-fun entertainment. The 2012 performer line-up includes US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team; Renny Price & Hammerhead Aerobatics; John Klatt Air Show; Pemberton Aerosports; Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Fly By; Pemberton Aerosports; Air National Guard Aerobatics Team & Max Adrenaline. For more information on this exciting event visit www.oregonairshow.com

Dates: 3-5 august 2012
Venue: Hillsboro Airport
State: Oregon
Country: United States

Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow 2012

July 18, 2011 by  
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The Royal New Zealand Airforce will be celebrating its 75th anniversary in conjunction with the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow 2012. Visitors will be able to view historic warbirds, classic aircraft and modern jets in this feast of aviation attractions. Also on display will be military vehicles, an aviation trade expo and vintage machinery.

Dates: 6 to 8 April 2012
Venue: Wanaka Airport
Location: Wanaka
Country: New Zealand
Website: www.warbirdsoverwanaka.com

Solar Impulse Makes International Flight

May 17, 2011 by  
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Even though the future for solar powered aircraft is a little uncertain, the fact that the Solar Impulse was able to complete an international flight is a feat of engineering and of spectacular success for the Swiss. Switzerland has most certainly created an aircraft that they can be proud of. As with any maiden voyage there were a few teething problems, but nothing so serious that it would jeopardize the flight and its victory.

The Solar Impulse weighs a mere one thousand six hundred kilograms and has a wingspan of sixty-one meters. This already is a wonderful engineering accomplishment. The wings carry twelve thousand solar cells that provide energy for the aircraft to be able to fly. This lightweight aircraft left Payerne and made the twelve hour and fifty-nine minute flight to Brussels without any complications. The aircraft was tested at various heights such as six thousand feet and was able to navigate a very busy airspace. It can only reach speeds of twenty-five knots, but is able to avoid radar detection due to its light weight and because it does not move at high speeds. Even though the Solar Impulse would not be able to be used for military purposes due to it not being easily maneuverable or being able to reach fast speeds, it remains a remarkable achievement for the aviation industry.

The Solar Impulse project was founded by Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard, who commented that the project was not directed towards commercial production, but rather to bring awareness to the aviation industry and to highlight the benefits of renewable power. And with its maiden flight being such a success, they plan to take the Solar Impulse on a world trip in 2013. When the same flight is compared to a Boeing 747, the flight would have needed approximately two thousand gallons of fuel. It cannot be truly compared, as a Boeing would be carrying passengers and cargo, but it is a rough estimate to compare the environmental affectability of the Solar Impulse. The Solar Impulse will remain in Brussels up until the 29th of May 2011, from where it will fly to the Paris Air Show in July.

RAF Waddington International Airshow

March 15, 2011 by  
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Taking place at RAF Waddington, this airshow was first held in 1995. Since then it has grown in size and popularity, raising public awareness of the RAF. There is much for visitors to look forward to including the RAFAT Red Arrows, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Hawk T Mk1/1A, RN Black Cats, Apache AH1, F16 Solo Display (Belgium), USAFADS – thunderbirds (USA), Team Viper, The Blades and much more. Static aircraft displays will include the Merlin HC3, Puma HC2, E3D Sentry, Lynx Mk8, Sea King ASACS, and so forth. Additional attractions at the RAF Waddington Airshow are the trade and craft fairs, Hangar 4 Exhibition, Hangar 5 Youth Exhibition, Classic Car & Vintage Military Vehicle Exhibition, Funfair and helicopter rides.

Dates: 2 & 3 July 2011
Time: 08:00 am to 07:00 pm
Venue: Royal Air Force Waddington
City: Lincoln
Country: England

California International Airshow 2009

July 9, 2009 by  
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Starting with a mega pyrotechnics display on 7 August, the program for the three-day California International Airshow is packed with excitement.

Date: 7 – 9 August 2009
Venue: Salinas Municipal Airport
City: Salinas, California
Country: USA

Korea Airports

February 9, 2009 by  
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If you’ve ever wanted to visit the orient you likely pictured yourself touring China or Japan. While both these countries have plenty to offer, Korea – situated roughly in between the two – is definitely worthwhile considering. This beautiful oriental country has superb culture and food as well as beautiful parks and wilderness areas. It really has a bit of something for everyone and you can refresh your soul with a stay at a temple or learn to control your aggression by visiting the home of Taekwondo. You might even try a bit of snow skiing or refresh your body in one of the many stunning hot springs that dot the country. You can try the food, take a ride on a river or lake on a traditional boat or even just spend time shopping and enjoying the more modern aspects of this civilized country. If this sounds like your idea of the perfect holiday, it is time to consider which airport in Korea you should touch down at.

The two main airports in Korea are the Seoul Gimpo International Airport (South Korea) and the Sunan International Airport (North Korea). Other airports offering international flights are the Gimhae, Jeju, Daegu, Gwangju, Cheongju and Yangyang airports. The majority of airports in South Korea are run and organized by the Korea Airports Corporation – a company that has some excellent strategies concerning the management of noise and air pollution caused by the aircraft making use of their facilities. The corporation is at the forefront of setting laws and standards that work to protect the environment and minimize the impact that the aircraft have both on human life and nature.

Besides working hard to minimize pollution by maximizing recycling and minimizing the generation of waste products, the Korea Airports Corporation also strives to positively affect the lives of those who live in areas affected by air traffic. Their ‘Noise Policy’ is designed to improve the lives of those residing in the ‘noise damage zone’ around the various airports by installing soundproof windows and doors in order to reduce the amount of noise actually heard by these people. They also support schools by installing air-conditioning equipment and have installed soundproof walls and TV cables to the benefit of those living in noise damage zones. They have also installed ‘noise reducers’ to further reduce the noise made by heavy aircraft.

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Stockholm-Arlanda International Airport

February 9, 2009 by  
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The Stockholm-Arlanda International Airport is the biggest airport in Sweden, and is located approximately 28 kilometers outside of Stockholm. During a year, the Stockholm-Arlanda Airport assists and accommodates approximately 17 million passengers, but has a capacity to deal with 25 million passengers a year. Originally, the airport was built in 1959 for practice flights, but in 1960 the airport was turned over for civilian use and commercial airline traffic.

There are four terminals at the Stockholm-Arlanda International Airport. All international flights and their passengers are taken care of by Terminal 2 and Terminal 5. Terminal 3 and Terminal 4 are used for all domestic flights and passengers. During 2003, a central building was erected, namely the Arlanda North. This new building connects Pier 14 with Terminal 5. Arlanda North is utilized by the international flights that are managed by Star Alliance and SAS. The building that stands between Terminal 4 and Terminal 5, is called Sky City, offering a shopping center for passengers and serving as a railway station for the main line. In total, between all the terminals, the Stockholm-Arlanda Airport has 64 passenger gates. The airport also has five hangars, five cargo terminals and three runways. This makes the Stockholm-Arlanda International Airport extremely impressive in size and the facilities that they offer. The three runways that are used for both take offs and landings are the 2,500 meter 08/26 runway, the 3,301 meter 01L/19R runway, and the 2,500 meter 01R/19L runway, with the first two being concrete and the latter runway being asphalt.

The facilities available at various airport terminals include restaurants (of which there are approximately 33), a wide variety of stores, ATM’s, banks, bars, a pharmacy, a chapel, conference facilities and hotels. The lounges are all fitted with power points, so travelers are able to recharge their cellular phones, or work on their laptops. Parking areas around the terminals are available in different categories such as long and short term parking, multi-storey parking garages, indoor and outdoor facilities.

Transportation to and from the Stockholm-Arlanda International Airport is well taken care of. The Arlanda Express runs between the Stockholm Central Station and the Stockholm-Arlanda Airport. Bus services are available and it is the cheapest way to travel. Taxi drivers are required to ask a set price when leaving the airport, to ensure that all taxis are asking the same fare. Car rental agencies such as Hertz, Europcar and Avis operate directly from the airport.

The Stockholm-Arlanda Airport has gone to extreme measures to ensure that the airport is accessible to everyone, including disabled travelers. The Sky City building has text telephones available for hearing-impaired passengers, and all restrooms, lifts and parking areas are accessible to wheelchairs.

Tullamarine International Airport

February 9, 2009 by  
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The Tullamarine International Airport is also known as the Melbourne International Airport or the Melbourne Tullamarine International Airport. Locals prefer to call it Melbourne Airport or just Tullamarine. The Tullamarine International Airport is located approximately 25 kilometers from Melbourne, and is second to the Sydney International Airport, in regard to air traffic and passenger traffic. Melbourne International Airport remains operational twenty-four hours a day, even though there is not much air traffic in the early morning hours. It is mostly the cargo carrying aircraft that are in operation between midnight and four in the morning.

The Melbourne Tullamarine International Airport accommodates in the region of 20 million passengers a year, and has remained within the top five recognized airports in the world. Over the years, the Tullamarine Airport has achieved many successes and collected even more awards, for their outstanding service and world-class facilities. Awards that have been received, include the Australian Construction Achievement Award the was received in 2006, being the winner in the category for Industry Innovation and Best Practice Category in 2005 and the 2003 IATA Eagle Award. The Melbourne Airport has also been recognized by the Australian tourism industry, for its contribution, by winning the Australian Tourism Award for General Tourism.

The Melbourne Tullamarine International Airport operates from three terminals that are all located in one building. Terminal 1 is used exclusively for domestic flights and houses airlines such as Qantas Link, Qantas, Jet Star and O’Conner. Terminal 2 is for international flights and the airlines that operate from this terminal includes Air China, Freedom Air, Emirates, Pacific Blue, Qantas, United Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Thai Airlines and Austrian Airlines. Terminal 3 is also a domestic flight terminal and is home to Virgin Blue and Regional Express.

The airport manages the air traffic through their competent air traffic control room, technologically advanced systems and two asphalt runways. Runway 09/27 is 2 286 meters in length, while runway 16/34 is approximately 3 657 meters in length.

Transport to the Melbourne Tullamarine International Airport or from the airport to Melbourne is available in the form of buses, taxis and rental cars. Rental car companies are located at the airport for convenience and there is also a large parking area for those who decide to drive. Facilities that are available to passengers within the terminals include medical facilities, banking, foreign exchange services, hotels, disability-friendly estrooms, terminals, parking area and drop off and pick up zones, snack bars, news stands, book stores, gift shops, restaurants, bars and jewelry stores.

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