First look at 1966 Shelby to be auctioned at Barrett Jackon

“The Cobra To End All Cobras” – The only remaining Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake CSX 3015 built personally for Carroll Shelby will be auctioned as part of a Select Offering from a Private Collection, along with 17 additional collectible vehicles, during our 2021 Scottsdale Auction, March 20-27! This 1966 Shelby Cobra CSX 3015 is offered at our 2021 Scottsdale Auction, March 20-27. See all the details:… ———- #BARRETTJACKSON #CARAUCTIONS #SUPERSNAKE Barrett-Jackson: Buy Official Barrett-Jackson Merchandise: FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL! Barrett-Jackson on Facebook: Barrett-Jackson on Twitter: Barrett-Jackson on Instagram:… Barrett-Jackson on Pinterest:… Welcome to the Official Barrett-Jackson YouTube channel. Since 1971 we’ve been the leader of collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events. We’re here to celebrate the love of all things cars, taking our audience on the road and up onto the auction block. Subscribe to the Barrett-Jackson YouTube Channel for definitive coverage and highlights of The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions – as well as a look behind the scenes, exciting in-house builds and more. We can’t wait to share the Barrett-Jackson experience with you!


New Airbus design for cabins

Are you ready to book your flight in the new cabin.

A few days ago, Airbus released some new images of its brand new, upgraded narrowbody cabin design. The manufacturer’s Airspace cabin is designed for the A320 family and will be featured first on JetBlue’s aircraft in a few months. We’ve looked at all the details of the stunning new cabin.

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The new airspace cabin will feature on JetBlue’s A320 fleet. Photo: Airbus

A stunning new cabin design

Airbus’s new cabin is still undergoing a few final tests, so it may be tweaked before any passengers enjoy the new comforts. Final testing is set to take place this month, focussing on the finer details and measuring the noise in the cabin.

However, even with a few tweaks and changes, the new design is undeniably stunning. The customizable LED lighting throughout the cabin lends a modern, state-of-the-art feel, which is reflected across the design. Even the lavatories have been given new technology with anti-microbial coatings and as many touchless features as possible.

There are also more practical changes such as new extra-large overhead bins and redesigned windows to let in more light. The window shades have also had some changes to make them sleeker. Changes to the side walls provide more shoulder space emulating cabins found on the larger A330neo and A350.  Even the entrance area has been redesigned to be more welcoming to passengers and user-friendly for the crew.

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The redesigned cabin features a new welcome area and larger overhead bins. Photo: Airbus

Four years of design 

The images showcase a sleek, well-thought-out design that is intended to make flying as comfortable as possible. The Airspace by airbus program focuses on four key areas; comfort, ambiance, service, and design. The new interior images certainly seem to reflect these core values, which is not a surprise since it has taken almost four years of designing since the A320 program was announced in 2017.

The new design’s initial testing phase has already been completed, but more testing is required to check how it performs in flight. Michael Willmer, Airbus’ technical leader for the A320 Family Airspace Cabin program, said the following in a press release seen by Simple Flying:

The initial in-flight testing subjected the cabin to conditions well beyond what it would normally be subjected to in a standard flight profile. Special cameras and sensors throughout the interior were connected to dedicated flight-test and recording equipment in the cabin so that the engineers could analyse the performance and characteristics of the cabin elements in real-time on board, as well as in the lab afterwards. . . Now this second flight-testing stage, together with the lessons-learnt from previous developments, will further help to ensure a robust product at entry into service in the coming months,”

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JetBlue has a fleet of 130 A320 with an average age of over 15 years. A retrofit of the new cabin design will bring the fleet inline with new deliveries. Photo: Getty Images

JetBlue’s Airbus fleet

Assuming testing goes well, the new A320 cabin will be featured on JetBlue’s fleet first. The airline has 130 A320-200 in its fleet, one of the largest fleets of A320s in the world. JetBlue is set to take delivery of 15 new planes this year but no new A320s. The new cabin will therefore be retrofit on its existing fleet. The fleet has an average age of almost 16 years, so a cabin refresh will bring the older planes up to the standard of the new deliveries.

JetBlue operates an almost exclusively all-airbus fleet, except for 60 Embraer E190s. With new planes, refreshed cabins, and an expanding network, JetBlue looks set to welcome back leisure travelers as soon as restrictions allow.

How to Drive a Mega Ship at sea and in port

HOW WE DRIVE- Different methods of steering, navigating and maneuvering the Celebrity Edge, a 130,818 gross ton, 306 meter, $1.2 billion dollar new luxury liner. When we’re underway and I walk around the ship and guest’s see the Captain, the question I get asked ALL. THE. TIME is “If you’re here, who is driving the ship”. The answer is the Officer of the Watch. We have a minimum of 3 very qualified and licensed officers manning the bridge at ALL times. 3 separate teams rotate every 4 hours on and 8 hours off. The teams are made up of an Officer of the Watch, Assistant Officer of the Watch and a Quartermaster or Lookout. The terms steering, navigating, maneuvering or just to keep it in layman’s terms, “driving” is used. There are several different methods we use to “drive”. In this video I’ll explain each one! * Disclaimer: Video contains pre-pandemic footage, where facemasks and social distancing were not common practice. Oh, how times have changed.