AVIATION TECHNOLOGY

What Was The First Jetliner To Be Fitted With An APU?

April 14, 2022

An Auxiliary Power Unit (A.P.U.) is the device that powers most aircraft functions when the plane is on the ground. From cabin lights to avionics onboard, APUs have become essential for modern jets. But what was the first jetliner to be fitted with one of these?

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Kitty Hawk

Here at Kitty Hawk, where a century of aviation practices meets technology breakthroughs and a world-class engineering team, things are looking up. In 1903, the Wright brothers took flight for the first time from the beaches of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Today, in California and New Zealand, we are building on the Wright Brothers’ legacy to create the next generation of vehicles for everyday flight.

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Lufthansa A380 Returns To Germany

video | December 3, 2022

Lufthansa has officially welcomed back its first A380 from long-term storage in Spain following years of the series being grounded. During the pandemic, the airline dropped the world's largest passenger plane, announced that it would be selling units and that the aircraft would never fly again....

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Major United Airlines News

video | December 6, 2022

United Airlines is getting closer to placing a new order for widebody aircraft in a deal labelled Major. It's a deal that will likely consist of additional Boeing 787s and play a fundamental role in the growth of their network. Tune in for the latest on the U.S based airline....

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Voices of Safety - Michelle Low

video | November 21, 2022

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Voices of Safety - Chris Gray

video | December 5, 2022

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Kitty Hawk

Here at Kitty Hawk, where a century of aviation practices meets technology breakthroughs and a world-class engineering team, things are looking up. In 1903, the Wright brothers took flight for the first time from the beaches of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Today, in California and New Zealand, we are building on the Wright Brothers’ legacy to create the next generation of vehicles for everyday flight.

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