Airbus A330 cockpit
Cockpit of an Airbus A330 airliner. The A330 is a twin-engine, widebody airliner typically flown over long-haul routes with a capacity of 253-295 in three-class layout. The 'glass' cockpit is highly computerised. All of the primary flight instruments are displayed on square computer screens, as are checklists and navigation data. In place of the conventional yoke or wheel, the aircraft is flown by a 'side-stick', a joystick like device fitted to the side of the pilot's knee. The first flight of the A330 was in 1992, as of mid-2011 over 800 had been built with orders for more than 300 outstanding.
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Landmarks - Last Working Thames Sailing Barge - Tower Bridge, River Thames, London
The tide of time flows back in modern London as the Cumbria, last working Thames sailing barge, passes under the bascules of Tower Bridge, London. The picturesque craft, which has been acquired by the Maritime Trust, was berthing at Tower Bridge.
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Palm Islands construction, Dubai
Luxury island construction, Dubai. Ikonos satellite image of an artificial palm tree-shaped island created in the Persian Gulf, off the coast of Dubai. This is the Jumeirah Palm resort. It is one of two artificial islands (the Palm Islands). The project started in May 2002; this image was taken on 9 June 2004. 200 million cubic metres of sand have been used to create 120 kilometres of shoreline for over 60 hotels, 5000 luxury villas and apartments, marinas, dive sites, restaurants and shopping malls. Construction on the Jumeirah Palm is expected to be completed by early 2006. Dubai is in the United Arab Emirates.
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