Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Bloodhound set to take off

October 30 - CargoLogicAir (CLA) will utilise one of its Boeing 747 freighters to transport the Bloodhound SSC to Hakskeen Pan, South Africa in 2018, where it will attempt to set a new world land speed record and break through the 1,000 mph (1,609.4 kph)

Last week, the Bloodhound SSC completed its first public test run at Cornwall Airport Newquay in the UK.

Bloodhound completed two runs along Newquay's 9,000 ft (2,743 m) runway reaching 210 mph (337.9 kph) from a standing start in just eight seconds.

For these runs, Bloodhound was powered by a Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine, normally found in a Eurofighter Typhoon.

According to CLA, the official cargo airline partner of the Bloodhound SSC project, the runway trials in Newquay came at the end of a month of testing at the airport, where the team has been checking the integration of the EJ200 jet engine as well as the car's steering, brakes, suspension, data systems and other functions.

Bloodhound's driver, Andy Green, set the current land speed record of 763 mph (1,228 kph) in the Black Rock desert in the USA in 1997.

 

www.cargologicair.com

www.bloodhoundssc.com

Heavy Lift | News

Breakbulk volumes on the up at NWSA thumbnail image

Breakbulk volumes on the up at NWSA

August 21 - Year-to-date breakbulk volumes at the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) are up by 18.3 percent, compared to the same period last year, reaching 163,650 tonnes.
Views: 129
ECOL gets certified thumbnail image

ECOL gets certified

August 21 - The European association of abnormal road transport and mobile cranes (ESTA) said that its European Crane Operators’ Licence (ECOL) has been awarded ISO 9001-2015 certification.
Views: 121
ALS moves thruster thumbnail image

ALS moves thruster

August 21 - Abnormal Load Services (ALS) has transported a 36-tonne thruster measuring 5.81 m x 5.81 m x 1.35 m from Poland to a hydroelectric power station in Wales, UK.
Views: 103

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.