Links to our favorite online content and news from the aviation industry during the past week.
AgustaWestland is developing the first tilt-rotor aircraft that is aimed at the civilian aviation market. These types of aircraft have previously been used in military applications. The aircraft are faster than traditional helicopters and can travel longer distances.
To coincide with the release of trailers for the new Star Wars film “The Force Awakens”, Japanese airline Nippon Airways has launched a new five year project. Nippon Airways showed images of a new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner painted with an R2-D2 theme that will begin flying international routes in the fall of this year.
This article features an interview with Fred Smith, a Vietnam veteran who flew 1,100 combat missions on a helicopter gunship.
The Dallas News Aviation Blog covered the unveiling of the “Missouri One” in Kansas City. The plane is a specially painted Boeing 737-700 with the Missouri flag painted on it.
This slideshow from the Toronto Sun contains 30 images from an “airplane graveyard” in Victorville, California. Old planes, including British Airways and China Airlines Boeing 747-400s and FedEx planes are stored in the dessert.
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