Air International 2018-04
Main: Commercial
The first aircraft to be dismantled and disassembled at Twente Airport by Aircraft End-of-Life Solutions was Airbus A340-313X HB-JMK of Swiss, which arrived on April 27, 2017. The company hopes to process up to 16 aircraft annually and is looking for a permanent base at Twente Airport.
The bulk of current-production CRJ sales have been the CRJ900, with 444 examples of the variant ordered by the end of last year
Improvements to the CRJ family flight deck include the addition of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast out equipment to comply with new regulations in the United States.
Atmosphere introduces larger overhead luggage bins, LED lighting and wider seats.
The Atmosphere cabin, to debut this year, includes a redesigned forward entrance area to increase space.
A redesigned forward lavatory offers 60% more space and is designed to improve accessibility for passengers with reduced mobility.
Brake tests on Airbus A400M (EC-402), supervised by the NLR, took place from March 21 to 23, 2017. Carried out at the request of Airbus, the tests were performed in a 30mm (1.1in) water trough on the runway with different speeds up to 110kts (203km/h).
Cessna C550 Citation of the NLR conducted brake tests from September 13 to September 16, 2016, in a specially created water trough to examine and certify Possehl anti-skid layer for runway surfaces.
The same ground handling and cargo loading equipment is used for the 747-8F as the 747-400F.
The 747-8F is used by UPS Airlines on its key trunk routes from its Worldport base in Louisville to Asia and the Middle East.
General Electric GEnx-2B engines and a new wing are key differences between the 747-8 and its 747-400 predecessor.
The 747-8F has 46 cargo positions on its main and lower decks, with 30,288ft3 (857m3) total cargo volume. An internal power drive system is used to power the rollers that move payloads into position.
This ex-KLM Boeing 747-400 was among the first aircraft to be dismantled at Twente Airport.