Uncle Roger's Festive Quiz

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  • 1. 
    When Lufthansa received its third Airbus A380 this year it named the aircraft ‘Peking’. It had previously only once broken its tradition of using German locations, with an A340-300 named what?
    • A. 

      Gander & Halifax

    • B. 

      Calgary & Edmonton

    • C. 

      Toronto & Hamilton

    • D. 

      Montreal & Mirabel

  • 2. 
    Israel’s El Al revealed this year that it was planning a surprise move to create a fourth airline alliance. What does ‘El Al’ mean?
    • A. 

      Safe Journey

    • B. 

      The First

    • C. 

      Skywards

    • D. 

      One Eagle

  • 3. 
    Russia’s United Aircraft signed several customer agreements this year for its MS-21. But how does MS-21 translate in English?
    • A. 

      Medium and Short-haul Airliner 21

    • B. 

      Advanced Narrowbody – Series 21

    • C. 

      Modern, Efficient, Type 21

    • D. 

      Mainline Aircraft for the 21st Century

  • 4. 
    Boeing delivered its 800th aircraft to China. But what type, and for which carrier?
    • A. 

      China Southern 777F

    • B. 

      Air China 737-800

    • C. 

      Shandong Airlines 737-700

    • D. 

      Jade Cargo International 747-ERF

  • 5. 
    Which US carrier introduced a “signature cocktail” called ‘Sunrise Sunset’, based on vodka, cranberry apple, orange juice and lime?
    • A. 

      US Airways

    • B. 

      JetBlue Airways

    • C. 

      United Airlines

    • D. 

      Delta Air Lines

  • 6. 
    Which one of these types survived the UK’s Strategic Defence and Security Review?
    • A. 

      Harrier GR9

    • B. 

      Nimrod MRA4

    • C. 

      Rivet Joint

    • D. 

      Sentinel R1/ASTOR

  • 7. 
    Singapore signed a deal for a new fleet of advanced jet trainers. What type did it select?
    • A. 

      Hawk 128

    • B. 

      M-346

    • C. 

      T-50

    • D. 

      Yak-130

  • 8. 
    India is to collaborate on a version of Russia’s PAK-FA fighter, which first flew in 2010. What is the acronym for their proposed joint programme?
    • A. 

      ADA

    • B. 

      FGFA

    • C. 

      LCA

    • D. 

      MMRCA

  • 9. 
    What is the name of the UK’s unmanned combat air vehicle technology demonstrator?
    • A. 

      Corax

    • B. 

      Mantis

    • C. 

      Raven

    • D. 

      Taranis

  • 10. 
    US Aerospace made a surprise late bid for the US Air Force’s KC-X tanker contract. What was the name of its final proposed Antonov derivative?
    • A. 

      An-70KC

    • B. 

      An-112KC

    • C. 

      An-122KC

    • D. 

      An-225KC

  • 11. 
    Which aircraft has Hamacher Schlemmer displayed on its Christmas catalogue?
    • A. 

      Cessna Skycatcher

    • B. 

      Robinson R22

    • C. 

      Eclipse 500

    • D. 

      Terrafugia Transition

  • 12. 
    Which of these veteran aviation innovators started a new company this year?
    • A. 

      Vern Raburn

    • B. 

      Rick Schrameck

    • C. 

      Alan Klapmeier

    • D. 

      Rick Adam

  • 13. 
    Which business aviation start-up went belly-up for the second time?
    • A. 

      Spectrum Aeronautical

    • B. 

      Eclipse Aerospace

    • C. 

      Adam Aircraft

    • D. 

      Emivest Aerospace

  • 14. 
    An order for which aircraft type marked the redirection and rebirth of NetJets?
    • A. 

      Cessna Citation CJ4

    • B. 

      Embraer Phenom 300

    • C. 

      Bombardier Global 7000

    • D. 

      Gulfstream G650

  • 15. 
    Which business aircraft unofficially captured the high speed crown?
    • A. 

      Cessna Citation X

    • B. 

      Dassault Falcon 7X

    • C. 

      Gulfstream G650

    • D. 

      Emivest SJ30

  • 16. 
    Which high-bypass turbofan engine family became the first in history to achieve 500 million engine flight hours in service?
    • A. 

      Rolls-Royce Trent

    • B. 

      IAE V2500

    • C. 

      CFM56

    • D. 

      GE CF6

  • 17. 
    Which engine was selected to power India’s Tejas MkII light combat aircraft?
    • A. 

      GE F414

    • B. 

      Eurojet EJ200

    • C. 

      Pratt & Whitney F135

    • D. 

      Snecma M88

  • 18. 
    Which engine was selected to power Bombardier’s new Global 7000 and 8000 long-range business jets?
    • A. 

      Rolls-Royce RB282

    • B. 

      Pratt & Whitney PW800

    • C. 

      Snecma Silvercrest

    • D. 

      General Electric TechX

  • 19. 
    Turkish Airlines took delivery of its first Airbus A330-300 passenger and A330-200F freighter aircraft. Which engine did the carrier select for both types?
    • A. 

      General Electric CF6

    • B. 

      Pratt & Whitney PW4000

    • C. 

      Rolls-Royce Trent 700

    • D. 

      Aviadvigatel PS-90

  • 20. 
    Which Western engine manufacturer inked a deal to conduct preliminary design studies of an engine for Russia’s proposed MS-21 150-seat airliner?
    • A. 

      GE

    • B. 

      Rolls-Royce

    • C. 

      Pratt & Whitney

    • D. 

      Snecma

  • 21. 
    Will long-term plans for ATC give aircraft more or less autonomy?
    • A. 

      More

    • B. 

      Less

  • 22. 
    Can a new holder of a Multi-crew Pilot Licence (MPL) legally fly for an airline the same day he/she graduates?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 23. 
    When volcanic ash affects Europe again, will the authorities make all the decision about whether flying is safe?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 24. 
    With no external visual reference, what is the recommended sequence of actions to recover from an extreme aircraft attitude?
    • A. 

      Select pitch attitude for level flight, roll wings level, adjust power according to airspeed

    • B. 

      Roll wings level, adjust power according to airspeed, select pitch attitude for level flight

    • C. 

      Adjust power according to airspeed, select pitch attitude for level flight, roll wings level

    • D. 

      Adjust power according to airspeed, roll wings level, select pitch attitude for level flight

  • 25. 
    What effect does a 90deg crosswind on a stabilised final approach have on the groundspeed and rate of descent (compared with still air conditions)?
    • A. 

      Decrease the groundspeed and decrease the required rate of descent

    • B. 

      Increase the groundspeed and decrease the required rate of descent

    • C. 

      Decrease the groundspeed and increase the required rate of descent

    • D. 

      Increase the groundspeed and increase the required rate of descent