Happy New Year from ambition to fly

Happy new year from ambitiontofly and best wishes for 2012

 

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F-16 Fighting Falcon

The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a modern multi-role jet fighter aircraft designed in the United States. Designed as a lightweight fighter, it evolved into a successful multi-role aircraft. The F-16 was developed by General Dynamics. In 1993 General Dynamics sold its aircraft manufacturing business to the Lockheed Corporation, now Lockheed Martin. The Falcon’s versatility is a paramount reason it was a success on the export market, and is serving 24 countries. It is the largest and probably most significant Western fighter program, with over 4000 aircraft built.. Though no longer produced for the United States Air Force, it is still produced for export.

 

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First A350 XWB fuselage takes shape

Airbus aerostructures partner Premium Aerotec has successfully put together the first forward fuselage for the A350 XWB at Nordenham, Germany. The impressive all-composite fuselage is 13 metres long and comprises four panels and the floor grid. Structural assembly work will continue over the coming weeks before it is transported by boat to Airbus’ Hamburg site for systems installation.

Airbus press release

B-52 Stratofortress

The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range eight-engine strategic bomber flown by the United states Air Force (USAF) since 1954, replacing the Convair B-36 and the Boeing B-47.

Although built for the role of Cold War-era nuclear deterrent, its conventional capabilities are these days are the more important role in USAF operations, where its long range, heavy weapons load and comparatively economical operation (compared to the rest of the USAF strategic bomber fleet) are extremely useful.

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What to expect

In the aircraft category, information about two different aircraft will be posted each week.

What can you expect in a post…

  • Aircraft specifications
  • A brief overview of the aircrafts service.

 

Why is this necessary?

Lets face it, having a general understanding and knowledge of something that you do is gold, gold to you gold to everyone around you. In fact, everything we do today we are expected to have a general knowledge on what ever we do. 

So…

What to expect…

Tonnes of aircraft information

 

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