Swiss daredevil Yves Rossy – adoringly known by his fans as Jetman – and Vince Reffet unexpectedly drop down from above, and begin flying alongside the superjumbo.
It’s an impressive feat, but one that was carefully choreographed. The plane traveled at just 1,219 meters (4,000 feet), while the airliner and two men flew in two holding patterns. A film crew in a helicopter recorded the stunt from 304 meters (1,000 feet) above, Engadget reported.
AEROSPACE & DEFENSE
European planemaker Airbus (AIR.PA) is delaying the delivery of Russian carrier Transaero Airline’s (TAER.MM) first A380 superjumbo, an Airbus spokeswoman said on Wednesday, as the recession-hit Russian economy dents travel demand in the region.
“The contract is still in place,” the spokeswoman said. “We are looking at rescheduling the delivery of the first plane, which was planned for this year.”
She added that there were no details of the new delivery schedule.
Bloomberg had earlier cited an Airbus executive as saying the delivery delay was no big surprise given the turbulence in the Russian market.