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Virgin Galactic introduced the first of its 'SpaceShip III' suborbital spaceplanes, named 'VSS Imagine', on Tuesday March 30, 2021.

The third generation SpaceShip features a modular design that will, the company says, “enable improved performance in terms of maintenance access and flight rate.”

Virgin Galactic is also in the process of building the second member of the SpaceShip III fleet, VSS Inspire.

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“Today we unveiled our SpaceShip III class of vehicles, marking the beginning of the Virgin Galactic fleet,” said Virgin Galactic CEO Michael Colglazier. “VSS Imagine and Inspire are stunning ships that will take our future astronauts on an incredible voyage to space, and their names reflect the aspirational nature of human spaceflight.”

Source: www.avweb.com/aviation-news


Canadian North has announced that it will soon be retiring its two Boeing 737-200 Combis that are equipped to land on gravel runways. The company has decided that it is no longer economically feasible to maintain the two 40 year old aircraft. 

Full story at: Nunatsiaq News

See our story on the Canadian North fleet in NetLetter #1333 from 2015

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