Latest Airbus A300 Stories

2010-05-13 10:22:06

ESA's new astronaut candidates enjoyed a taste of space last Friday during a special aircraft flight in Bordeaux, France. A modified Airbus A300 offered a glimpse of their future working conditions, as well as providing microgravity for science experiments. Planes flying a special parabolic path can simulate weightlessness for research and astronaut training. Up to 22 seconds of microgravity can be created at a time and, by repeating the maneuver, total weightlessness during one flight...

2010-03-05 06:53:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In an announcement made today, Boeing said it is offering the Pratt & Whitney-powered NewGen Tanker as its platform for the U.S. Air Force's KC-X recapitalization program. Boeing's proposal calls for the NewGen Tanker to be powered by Pratt & Whitney's PW4062 engine. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "Pratt & Whitney is honored to partner with Boeing on the NewGen platform to be...

2010-02-05 06:45:00

SINGAPORE, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SINGAPORE AIR SHOW -- Pratt & Whitney will offer an Advantage Performance Upgrade package for the PW4000 94" family of engines that will deliver 1% fuel burn reduction and improve engine durability. Other benefits of the package include lower greenhouse gas emissions, lower gas exhaust temperature and increased time on wing. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. Following the successful entry into service of...

2009-08-26 10:05:00

U.S. air carrier American Airlines says it has completed its final flight using an Airbus A300, 21 years after the airline began using the craft. Airline officials the last flight using an A300 landed shortly after midnight Monday at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, the Dallas Morning News reported. The Airbuses have been removed from American's fleet for several reasons, spokesman Tim Smith told the newspaper. One, we are in the process of cutting capacity, he said. Two,...

2009-06-15 07:33:00

LE BOURGET, France, June 15, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- Korean Air has selected Pratt & Whitney's PW4170 Advantage70(TM) engine to power six new Airbus A330 aircraft. The agreement, valued at approximately $300 million, also includes two spare engines. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "The advanced technology of the PW4170 Advantage70 engine reduces fuel burn and CO2 emissions," said Young Sik Kang, executive vice president,...

2009-04-22 15:54:50

The European Space Agency is offering European students the chance to conduct experiments in microgravity by taking part in the Fly your Thesis! program. The program enables university students to participate in a series of parabolic flights on the Airbus A300 Zero-G aircraft. Fly your Thesis! requires each team of students to design a scientific experiment to be performed in microgravity as part of their master's or doctoral thesis or research project. Officials said teams should register at...

2009-03-26 12:41:00

TOULOUSE, France, March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pratt & Whitney's PW4000 Advantage70 engine successfully completed its first flight aboard an Air Comet A330-200 in Toulouse, France, this week. The first Advantage70 flight marks the beginning of a flight test program that will continue through early April. The first PW4000-100" engines with the Advantage70 technology upgrade, each of which deliver 70,000 pounds of thrust for the A330 aircraft family, are scheduled to enter into...

2009-02-02 08:48:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, and Evergreen International Airlines, Inc., a global cargo operator headquartered in McMinnville, Ore., have signed a four-year aircraft engine maintenance agreement. Pratt & Whitney will provide line maintenance services, including engine changes, to maintain a fleet of PW4000, JT9D and CF6 engines in an agreement renewable up to an additional 20 years. Financial...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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