If Your Plane Is Frozen To The Ground, Just Push It

The Russian city of Igarka is 101 miles north of the Arctic Circle, and this time of the year, the temperature can easily drop down to -62 degrees fahrenheit. That's cold enough to freeze an aircraft to the runway, and that's when you make friends with fellow passengers for the greater good. » 11/26/14 10:52am 11/26/14 10:52am

The Last Oldschool Airliner's Production Is Over

It's the end of the line for the Tupolev Tu-154. This triple-engined medium-range narrow-body airliner was the workhorse of the Soviet Union, but managed to stay afloat long after the fall of communism. While noise regulations banned it from Western Europe quite a while ago, experts say that Tu-154s will serve the… » 2/20/13 3:09pm 2/20/13 3:09pm

What Would You Do With a Free Kuznetsov NK-12?

A high-performance turbine that powered the Tupolev Tu-95 Bear, the Tupolev Tu-114 airliner and the Antonov An-22 Anteus cargo lifter, the NK-12 was designed to run contra-rotating propellers and pumped out 14,800 seahorsepower. Now say, if Vladimir Putin were to bestow one of these fast-spinning behemoths upon you,… » 5/25/07 2:15pm 5/25/07 2:15pm