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Aerospace Virgins

In Outer Space News on April 3, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Virgin Galactic's Logo

Entrepreneur Richard Branson remains ever so controversial with his latest Virgin project. Virgin Galactic are in preparation for the world’s first passenger flights into outer space.

Virgin Galactic is an airline offering suborbital spaceflights with a new version of SpaceShipOne. 410 people are currently due to take in the panaromic and astrominal views of Earth with the airline. One of these people includes none other than The Apprentice boss, Bill Cullen.

Cheap Flights No More

In Airline News on April 3, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Ryanair have come under fire once again. The Irish airline whose frontman, Michael O Leary acts as CEO, promised last year to ‘never’ charge their loyal passengers a fuel surcharge. O’ Leary warned the former Fianna Fail government and Brian Cowen that Irish tourism would be majorly affected if the government introduced a travel tax.

The Government has criticised Ryanair for imposing a 2-euro surcharge on passengers to cover the cost of last year’s ash-cloud disruptions.

One of Ryanair's fleet in question of the opposed €2 surcharge.

Rare Concorde Memorabilia Auction

In Airline News on March 29, 2011 at 5:47 pm

A speedometer from one of the infamous Concorde aircraft is tipped to fetch £20,000 at an auction on May 6th next.

The speedometer in question set the world record for the fastest trans-Atlantic flight in history.

The Concorde G-Boad Machmeter (210) which crossed the Atlantic from New York to London in 1996 at a record-breaking speed of two hours, 52 minutes and 59 seconds.

Peter Gravestock, from Taunton, Somerset, worked as a respected British Airways engineer for most of his career. Mr Gravestock dedicate his entire life to working in the avionics industry. He began working on Flying Boats in Southampton before progressing to BA at London Heathrow.

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