Airbus to fit deployable flight data recorders – an annotated infographic

Airbus will fit new fixed and deployable combined flight data and voice recorders as standard on long-range aircraft starting in 2019 in a bid to make it easier to find aircraft wreckage in the event of an accident over the sea. Honestly, given the significant loss of life in on-water plane crashes, you have to wonder how this has been so long in coming. Where on earth is Flight MH370? L3 Aviation Products will design and manufacture a lighter and more compact fixed, crash-protected cockpit voice and data recorder (CVDR), which will be able to record up to 25 hours … Continue reading Airbus to fit deployable flight data recorders – an annotated infographic

Firth of Forth Queensferry Crossing to open – an annotated infographic

The new Queensferry Crossing over the Firth of Forth is scheduled to open to road traffic after several delays. The 2.7km structure will be the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world and also the largest to feature cables which cross mid-span. It forms part of Scotland’s east coast transport corridor and runs alongside the venerable Forth Rail Bridge and Forth Road Bridge, which will be dedicated to public transport, cycling and walking. It surely is one heck of a bridge. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading Firth of Forth Queensferry Crossing to open – an annotated infographic