Cargo aircraft refers to an airplane designed principally for use in carrying goods or freight, either for commercial use or military. Cargo aircraft may be classified according to its range, i.e. short-, medium- and long-range, with different sizes being utilized. Features of cargo aircraft vary according to their purpose. Some cargo planes have been developed […]
The Antonov An-72 Coaler transport and cargo plane was developed for the Russian military, and some details about the airplane (including its original cost) remain unknown today. The first prototype of the An-72 was flown in 1977, and it was designed to replace the An-26 transport aircraft. In 1985, two versions of the An-72 airplane […]
The Beijing Capital International Airport is located in the People’s Republic of China, and is approximately 25 kilometers outside the city center of Beijing. Within China, the Beijing Capital International Airport is not only the biggest airport in China, but also the busiest. It first opened its doors on 2 March 1958 and is under […]
The Mariscal Sucre International Airport is located in the city of Quito, in Ecuador, and was established in 1960. The airport was given its name in memory of an independence hero named Antonio Josè de Sucre. The Mariscal Sucre International Airport is located within the city and is one of the highest and most dangerous […]
Hong Kong International Airport, or the Hong Kong Airport, was established for commercial use in 1998, and is the heart of the transportation industry to East Asia, Southeast Asia and to the mainland of China. The Hong Kong Airport is operational twenty-four hours a day, and ranked fifth amongst the busiest commercial airports in the […]
The Rafael Hernandez Airport started being used for commercial aviation purposes in 1988, becoming a convenient alternative to the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in Isla Verde. The airport is situated in Aguadilla in Puerto Rico, and was named after a legendary Puerto Rican composer, who was raised in Aguadilla, namely Rafael Hernandez Marin. When […]
Gatwick Airport started out as a modest little airfield in 1931, that was privately owned by Home Counties Aviation Services, later being taken over by Airports Limited. Once in hands of Airports Limited, the aprons, taxiways and a terminal were constructed. Gatwick opened its doors to passengers in 1936, and passengers were able to reach […]
Situated on the outskirts of greater London, Heathrow Airport is the largest airport in Europe, and is one of the busiest and best connected airports in the United Kingdom. It is also commonly classified as the European Mainport so it sees a lot of commercial traffic in addition to the civilian traffic that has made […]
Based in Chicago, Boeing manufactures commercial jets and military aircraft, rotor craft, missiles, launch vehicles, defense and electronic systems, and communications systems. The company employs more than 155,000 people in 67 countries. Boeing’s long history includes development of bombers, fighter planes, and surveillance aircraft. In 1997, Boeing merged with McDonnell Douglas. The ...
In 1986, Bombardier entered the aircraft manufacturing business when it acquired Canadair, a manufacturer based in Canada. In 1989, it also acquired Short Brothers, a Northern Ireland manufacturer of military and civil aircraft, and defense systems. In 1990, Bombardier acquired Learjet Corporation, manufacturer of the Learjet business jet. Bombardier currently designs and manufactures the ...