Clipper One Zero Three

 Pan Am Flight 103   Bombing Date: 21 December 1988 Summary: In-flight breakup due to terrorist bombing Site: Lockerbie, Scotland Coordinates: N55°06′56″; W003°21′31″W Total fatalities: 270 Aircraft Type/Registration: Boeing 747–121 (Clipper Maid of the Seas); N739PA Operator: Pan American World Airways Call sign: Clipper 103 (Clipper one zero three) Flight origin: Frankfurt Airport, Frankfurt, West…

Twenty-first Century Developments (1988-2017)

The driving factors of the most recent airliner developments have been communications and cockpit technologies, structural techniques and materials and, perhaps most importantly, the vital necessity to reduce fuel burn and minimize the environmental impact of air travel. Airbus and Boeing followed very different strategies for their new airliner development plans, initially addressing different markets,…

Cessna 310

The Cessna 310 is an American four-to-six-seat, low-wing, twin-engined monoplane produced by Cessna between 1954 and 1980. It was the first twin-engined aircraft that Cessna put into production after World War II. Development The 310 first flew on January 3, 1953 with deliveries starting in late 1954. The sleek modern lines of the new twin…

Cessna 150

The Cessna 150 is a two-seat tricycle gear general aviation airplane that was designed for flight training, touring and personal use. It is the fifth most produced civilian plane ever, with 23,839 aircraft produced. The Cessna 150 was offered for sale in the 150-basic model, Commuter, Commuter II, Patroller and the aerobatic Aerobat models. The aircraft…