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In Topic: Guess the plane and what airline

01 October 2020 - 06:31 PM

It better be the Dutch Transavia......

In Topic: Latin America Design 2020

04 June 2020 - 08:41 AM

ARA - Sao Paulo, Brazil



Ara is a Brazilian carrier operating short-haul flights throughout Latin America. The airline was founded in 2010 and grew rapidly. Currently Ara has 70 Embraer aircraft, and another 40 Airbus A320 family aircraft.


The Ara name comes from the parrot specie 'Ara', which is one of the most common type of birds seen in Brazil/Amazone. The logo is a geometrical Ara representing the colourful country of Brazil. This livery was introduced in 2010, when the airline was founded.

In Topic: Winners Announced! AE Arabic Design 2020

30 April 2020 - 10:31 PM














Air Tripoli is a small Libyan charter airline which was founded in 1991. They operate two second hand MD-82 aircraft. The airline is banned from flying into the European Union. Air Tripoli had lots of incidents, mainly hijackings. Air Tripoli used to operate two other MD-82, although one crashed on landing in Tripoli (see Air Tripoli flight 856) and the other one was lost in the middle of the battle of Tripoli Airport. In 2011, Air Tripoli suspended all flights due to the Libyan Civil War and the no-fly-zone above Libya.


In 2012, the airline started operating again, but instead they started operations from Mitiga International Airport, since Tripoli's main airport was badly damaged in the war. Air Tripoli was financially pretty weak.  In 2013, the airline filed bankrupty, however Air Tripoli got a new owner and restarted operations with only one MD-82. In 2018, they got their (current) second MD-82 aircraft, although they probably won't have it for long, since Air Tripoli's current financial situation is pretty bad (again)...


Air Tripoli flight 856

Air Tripoli flight 856 was a flight from Benghazi to Tripoli operated by a 22-year-old McDonnell Douglas MD-82 (5A-TXT). The aircraft crashed upon touchdown at Tripoli's runway 09 at 10:30 LT. Of the 55 people onboard, 6 died including the captain and first officer. 16 survivors had major injuries, others minor only. 


The cause of the accident was an extremely hard landing (-521fpm), which was peformed by first officer Omar Salem combined with very deep fatigue cracks near the point the fuselage broke in two. Researchers concluded the inspection and maintenance of the aircraft failed. They also concluded the captain should've taken over controls shortly before touchdown. 



In Topic: 2020 East Asia Design Challenge

26 April 2020 - 07:27 PM

Well done! Scores are deserved and I'm happy with my third place!

In Topic: 2020 Balkans and Greece Design Challenge

22 April 2020 - 12:18 PM

You can ignore this post from me