(CNN)— For the aviation industry, this is a heinous year. In fact, this is absolutely terrifying.
However, in the dark, there are some lighter, crazier, and even hopeful moments that capture our imagination in the dark times. This is the most wild.
1. A small airport in Alaska became the busiest airport in the world
The main reason for this situation is that the global passenger flow has been eliminated by the pandemic, and the delivery of medical supplies has led to an increase in the volume of cargo transportation-this is the characteristic of Anchorage Area.
2. “Nowhere to Flee”
; becomes a thing
Flying from nowhere in Sydney, Australia, and then back to Sydney. Stubborn travelers are eager to board flights around the country and enjoy the beauty of Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef. CNN’s Kim Brunhuber reports.
3. Naomi Campbell is the Nostradamus of the aviation industry
4. The longest flight in the world becomes longer
From quiet cabins to special wings, find out everything you need to know about the 19-hour flight from Singapore to New York.
The reorganization and rerouting caused by the pandemic has triggered many surprising aviation records.
The reason is: Singapore Airlines converted the US airport from Newark, New Jersey to Kennedy International Airport in New York. Therefore, the new SQ24 SIN-JFK route can now board at 9,536.5 miles, an increase of 2.5 miles compared to the previous one.
5. A 64-year-old man accidentally ejected himself from a fighter jet
This horror trip is a retirement gift arranged for the unknown man.
Civil Aviation Safety Investigation and Analysis Bureau
Although the unnamed person has never expressed his desire to fly in a fighter jet and has no previous military aviation experience, the employees of his company still believe that it is a good idea to treat him as a happy person.
Fortunately, the man avoided serious injuries after parachuting 2500 feet to the ground below.
6. Passenger plane becomes cargo plane
Portuguese charter operator Hi Fly removed most of the seats from its only A380 aircraft in order to free up more cargo, which made it the world’s first A380 to be converted to cargo.
7. No pilot is responsible when the plane takes off
Are we one step closer to unmanned commercial aircraft?
Provided by Airbus
According to Airbus, the A350-1000 achieved eight automatic takeoffs within four and a half hours, with two pilots on standby.
8. An airplane takes off without jet fuel
eCaravan is the result of a collaboration between the engine company magniX and the aerospace company AeroTEC.
9. Berlin’s “cursed” airport finally opened
Willy Brandt at Berlin Brandenburg Airport has suffered nearly a decade of frustration, complaints and inefficiency.
According to reports, Berlin-Brandenburg Willie Brandt Airport (BER) has received 300 million euros in state aid before transporting a passenger.
10. There are many interesting new aircraft
11. There are many very fast planes
XB-1 is the first self-developed supersonic aircraft.
California start-up company Exosonic is developing a low-speed supersonic Mach 1.8 twin-engine aircraft, and Atlanta-based Hermeus Corporation is developing a 20-seat supersonic aircraft that is expected to transport passengers from New York to London in 90 minutes
12. Takeoff is easy, but touchdown is difficult
Boeing, Boeing, but did not disappear.
Vincent Jennings/ANP/AFP via Getty Images
Similarly, when all of us are at a loss in early 2020, few can foresee the bumps in the future and how far we are from the year of hope.
The journey is far from over, and we can expect more turbulence. But on the horizon, there is still a clearer sky.
CNN’s Benjamin Berto, Julia Barkley, Blake Fletcher, Tamara Hardingham Gill, Jack Gay, Rob Picta, Rory Sha Levine, Holly Silverman, Francesca Street, Yachun Wang and Amy Woodyard contributed to this.