Tag: <span>flight</span>

International flight plans for South-West fail to attract federal funding

Posted December 09, 2015 17:21:56 A push to have international flights servicing Western Australia’s Margaret River region has been dealt a blow, with the Federal Government refusing to fund an airport upgrade. The City of Busselton applied for a $ 10 million grant in July under the Commonwealth’s National Stronger Regions Fund to expand Busselton-Margaret…


Solar Impulse raises funds to continue round-the-globe flight

Posted December 01, 2015 23:59:22 The Swiss solar-powered plane whose record-setting, round-the-globe flight was place on hold in July by weather and battery problems has raised the 20 million euro ($ 29 million) it demands to finish the trip, co-founder and pilot Andre Borschberg says. Mr Borschberg, at the United Nations’ Paris climate summit with…


Investigation into downed AirAsia flight finds maintenance and crew error to blame

Posted December 01, 2015 19:17:01 An investigation into the downing of an AirAsia flight last year has found each upkeep and crew error to blame for the crash. Flight Q78501 crashed into the Java Sea during a brief flight from Surabaya to Singapore in December 2014, killing all 162 on board. Analysis of the plane’s…


Bezos spaceship makes second flight

Image copyright Blue Origin Image caption The craft’s maiden outing was in April The Amazon.com entrepreneur Jeff Bezos has performed a second flight of his New Shepard spaceship. Intended ultimately to carry people just above the atmosphere, the re-usable car launched from west Texas on Monday with no-one aboard. Each parts of New Shepard –…


UK astronaut ‘ready’ for first space flight

Media captionBritish Astronaut Tim Peake and his crew have completed instruction ahead of their trip to the International Space Station British astronaut Tim Peake says he’s “absolutely ready” for his very first space flight, lastly fulfilling a childhood ambition soon after two and a half years of intensive instruction. The former military test-pilot has just…