Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Evergreen Airlines Boeing 747 aircraft of World's Largest Fire


The plane made its first-ever drop in the continental United States when fire officials summoned it to the Oak Glen fire east of Los Angeles mid day on Monday. After the successful first drop, the Supertanker was called back into action Monday evening where it made further drops on the massive Station fire north of the city which grew to more than 164 square miles and threatened 10,000 homes. Nearly 2,600 firefighters from as far away as Montana are throwing everything they have at the blaze, and on Monday they called in the biggest tool in their inventory.

Supertanker, a 747-100 modified by Evergreen Aviation of Oregon, can deliver more than 20,000 gallons of fire retardant with considerable accuracy using its unique pressurized delivery system. Although Supertanker can’t snake through canyons like smaller aircraft, nothing can touch its payload or its ability to perform multiple controlled drops during a single flight. The Grumman S-2, a dedicated workhorse of California’s airtanker fleet, carries 1,200 gallons. That’s a thimbleful compared to the Supertanker.

“This aircraft can lay down a three-mile-long, football field-wide swath of retardant if needed,” Evergreen’s Rick Campfield told Wired.com. “There’s no close second.”

Evergreen spent more than $50 million developing the Supertanker and hopes to sell it around the world as the premier aerial firefighting tool.

There has long been debate on the usefulness of firefighting air tankers. The debate peaked several years ago after the high-profile crashes of firefighting aircraft prompted several agencies to ground many of the aging aircraft that were the backbone of the fleet. Although there is still some question as to the cost-effectiveness of airborne firefighters, there are some new options on the marketplace.
In addition to the Supertanker 747, an outfit called 10 Tanker Air Carrier developed an aerial firefighter based on the McDonnell Douglas DC-10. It carries 12,000 gallons and has been flying since 2006. Supertanker saw action in North America for the first time in July when it was deployed in Alaska. Before that, it made a demonstration drop in Spain.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Antonov 225 Mriya the biggest plane

Antonov An-225 Mriya (Ukrainian: Антонов Ан Мрія-225) is a cargo aircraft designed by the Soviet Antonov Design Bureau. This aircraft is the world's heaviest aircraft. At first An-225 is designed to transport the Buran orbiter, and an expansion of a previously successful aircraft made ​​An-124 Ruslan. Last name is Mriya aircraft (Мрiя) means "Dream" (Inspiration) in Russian language.

The aircraft An-225 first flew on 21 December 1988. And in 1989 this aircraft was first formally introduced to the public at the Paris Air Show. In 1990, the aircraft is a flight which was witnessed by the public at the Farnborough Air Show 1990. After the cancellation of the Buran space program, the only An-225 aircraft built, eventually stored in the spring of 1994, and the engine is taken for later use for An-124s. In 2001 the aircraft was made airworthy again, and make a comeback flight on May 7.

general characteristics

* Name: Antonov 225 Mriya
* Crew: 6
* Payload: 250,000 kg (550,000 GBP)
Door Dimensions: 440 x 640 cm (14.4 x 21 ft)
* Length: 84 m (275.6 ft)
* Wingspan: 88.4 m (290 ft 2 in)
* Height: 18.1 m (59.3 ft)
* Wing area: 905 m2 (9,743.7 ft2))
* Aspect ratio: 8.6
* Cargo Volume: 1300 m3 (46,000 cubic feet)
* Empty weight: 285,000 kg (628,315 pounds)
* Max takeoff weight: 640,000 kg
* Engine: 6 × ZMKB Progress D-18 turbofans, 229.5 kN (51,600 lbf) each
* Length of runway: 3,500 m (11,500 ft) with maximum payload



* Maximum speed: 850 km / h (460 knots, 530 mph)
* Cruise speed: 800 km / h (430 knots, 500 mph)
* Range:
o With maximum fuel: 15,400 km (9570 mi)
o With maximum payload: 4,000 km (2,500 mi))
* Service ceiling: 11,000 m (36,100 ft)
* Wing loading: 662.9 kg / (135.5 pounds / ft ²)
* Thrust / weight: 0.234

Thursday, October 13, 2011

history of the first airplane flight

The first flight carried out on 17 December 1903 at Kill Devil Hill near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Each of the two brothers had made two flights on that day. The first flight, which carried Orville Wright lasted 12 seconds and reaches a distance of 120 feet. The last flight, which carried Wilbur Wright, lasts 59 seconds and reaches a height of 852 feet. The plane who they named Flyer I (now known by the nickname Kitty Hawk) takes the cost of manufacture less than 1000 dollars. The plane had a wing 40 feet long and weighs about 750 pounds, measuring 12-horsepower engine, weighing only 170 pounds. The original aircraft is now stored neatly in the Air and Space Museum Washington DC
Although there are five witnesses when the first flight, relatively little was reported by the newspapers on the issue the next day (and it was generally less accurate). His own town newspaper in Dayton Ohio at all think nothing of this business. Only five years after the world was generally realized that human flight really can happen.

After their flight at Kitty Hawk, the Wright brothers returned to his hometown in Dayton. There, they design and make to-2 aircraft, Flyer II. With the second pilot of this flight they did 105 times in 1904 without attracting public attention at all. Flyer III airplane who have been refined and made more practical in 1905. Although they are many times the air near the town of Dayton, many people still believe that morbidly thing as an airplane in the world was born. In the year 1906 - for example - newspapers Paris edition of The Herald Tribune article titled lower Flyer or Liars? (Flight or pengibulan).
In 1908 they finally wipe out all the indecision and general mistrust. Wilbur Wright flew the plane to France, make a demonstration of acrobatics in the air and organizing companies to market their creations. Meanwhile, in the United States, Orville Wright presents similar performances. Unfortunately, on 17 September 1908 crashing his plane crashed. This is the only accident ever experienced by both of them. One passenger was killed, Orville broken leg and two ribs, but soon recover. The successful flight stirs the United States government signed a contract to make planes for the United States Department of Defense, and in 1909 the government budget there is an order worth $ 30,000 for the purposes of the Air Force.

There was once a legal dispute involving patent rights between the Wright brothers with his rivals, but in 1914 the court rejected their demands. What was about to say, in 1912 Wilbur Wright got typhoid and died at the age of forty-five years. Orville Wright who in 1915 sold his shares to a company, lived until 1948. Neither of the two brothers were ever mating.
Although many investigations in this field who preceded him, no doubt Wright bersaudaralah reply can be regarded as a forerunner to the discovery of an airplane. Within the determination of the order on the list this book, which become the main grip is the creation of an aircraft has meaning is less important than the invention of printing or both of steam power who had constructed a revolutionary overhaul of human livelihoods. However, undoubtedly the discovery of an aircraft who is an important historical phenomenon, both in the event of use for the purposes of peace or war. Only within tens of years after that date, the aircraft had constructed our world is so shrunken space even any taste can be touched fingers. And further than that, the discovery of a human plane laden beginners and opening the way for flight in outer space.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

boeing-747 - comercial aircraft

Boeing 747, also known as the Jumbo Jet, is the second largest passenger plane today, after the A380 which will be operational in late October 2007.

This four-engine aircraft, manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes, uses two deck configuration where the upper deck is used for business class. 3-class configuration (first class, business class and economy class) able to accommodate 400 passengers and 1-class configuration (only economy class only) able to accommodate 600 passengers.

747 can fly at high speeds (typically 0.85 Mach or 909 kilometers per hour) and is capable of flying between continents (with a maximum distance of 13,570 km for 747-400 series, such as flying from New York to Hong Kong nonstop). In 1989, Qantas flies nonstop from London to Sydney, the flight distance is as far as 18,000 km and was completed within 20 hours 9 minutes. Boeing 747 one of the most successful product


Spoiler for Boeing 747 type:
747 cargo plane
747 Advanced

Saturday, August 27, 2011

airbus A380 - commercial aircraft

Airbus A380 manufactured by Airbus S.A.S. is a two-level plane, with four machines able to carry 850 passengers in single class configuration or 555 passengers in three class configuration. The aircraft was carrying out the first flight on 27 April 2005 and will begin commercial flights in late 2007 after a postponed several times. The aircraft is also a commercial aircraft (passenger aircraft), the largest ever made.

When the first airplane built and flew up into the size of the aircraft continues to be made bigger. In 1950 Boeing produced 707 large. then in 1970, Boeing launched the Boeing 747 manufacturing and the even larger. In 2006, the aircraft up into the giant new A380.

This aircraft has four engines made ​​by Rolls-Royce engine Trent-900 is capable of delivering 36,280 pounds thrust or four-engine turbo fan Alliance GP 7200, with the thrust of 37,003 kg.

The A380 has the standard version of the 854 seats for passengers, while the A380-900 has 1000 seats for passengers. above this plane there is a center of shopping, children's playground, and other facilities.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Boeing 2707 - supersonic aircraft

Boeing 2707 was developed as the first American supersonic aircraft (SST). After winning a competition for government-funded contract to build the American SST, Boeing started construction at its facility in Seattle, Washington.Tetapi aircraft production was canceled. least cost and lack of marketing led to the cancellation of production in 1971.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Lockheed L-2000 - supersonic aircraft

Lockheed L-2000 is the design of supersonic aircraft Lockheed Corporation in a competition funded by the government to build the first supersonic transport the United States' (SST) in 1960. L-2000 lost a contract with Boeing in 2707, but the design of both competing and ultimately canceled due to political reasons, environmental and economic.

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy is committed to subsidize 75% of the development of commercial aircraft to compete with the Concorde. Director of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Najeeb Halaby, was selected to improve the design of the Concorde than competing head-to-head with Boeing in 2707. SST, which may have represented a significant advance over the Concorde, the aircraft is intended to carry 250 passengers (in large quantities at the time), flying at Mach 2.7 to 3.0, and has a range of 4,000 nm (7400 km).

This program was launched on June 5, 1963, and the FAA estimates that in 1990 there will be a market for 500 SSTs. Boeing, Lockheed and North America to respond formally. North American design was soon rejected, but Boeing and Lockheed design was chosen for further study.

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