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The new aircraft can carry 380 passengers and at 246ft in length, is the world's longest airliner.
RUNWAY HORROR: An SAS airliner similar to the one that crashed and (below) where the tragedy happened
Engineers designing the Douglas DC-4 in the 1930s worked out that an airliner fuselage should be a cylinder, or close to it.
In the 1960s, Hugh Hefner was widely lampooned for converting an entire Boeing 727, the Big Bunny, into his own private airliner.
These important international awards are validation that AirLiner can play a positive role in the supply chain - especially for the 'last mile' of the cold chain process where it is crucial to deliver needed vaccines and medical items in an insulated, temperature-controlled package," commented Coldpack CEO, Etienne P.
To solve the problem of slow vapor transfer, the membrane can be laminated with Airliner 2.
Airbus said "Most significantly, the [2006-25] period will be marked by an increasing demand for new, more fuel-efficient airliners to help address airline operating costs as well as environmental concerns," the company said.
Mr Liebeck said the new plane should be completed within a decade but the programme could be accelerated if Boeing gives priority to competing with the A-380, a double-decker airliner under development by European consortium Airbus Industrie.
Other studies likely to affect the development of supersonic transport involve ongoing assessments of the potential impact on marine life and wild birds of a projected 500 or more daily ocean crossings by supersonic airliners.
Hypersonic transports, which would travel five times the speed of sound, have been crucial to selling the spaceplane program, since we might hope to cover the extremely high development costs and get into mass production if a profitable airliner were a relatively cheap spin-off.
In addition, AirLiner uses only fifty percent of the raw materials, water and energy necessary for production versus that needed for a thermally equivalent foam container.
As airBaltic moves forward in its business strategy and fleet optimization plan, it needs to take advantage of all the available opportunities for growth beyond 2016, and the all-new CS300 airliner continues to be the best fit hence we elected to exercise those available options.