Archive | February, 2009

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Thales launches modular simulator system

Electronics group Thales has launched a modular simulator system and is to enter the airline training service provision market. Continue reading…

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Concept – unpiloted Skylon spaceplane

This is an image of the Skylon, a concept for an unmanned spaceplane. Reaction Engines is the company behind the idea. More information to follow on Hyperbola, technical editor Rob Coppinger’s blog. 

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Indian A330 MRTT

  Airbus Military has released images of its A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) in Indian Air Force colours as the contest to supply the country with six additional tankers approaches a conclusion. EADS subsidiary Airbus and Russia’s United Aircraft (UAC) responded to a tanker request for proposals (RFP) in 2007 and industry sources say […]

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Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

Here’s a Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor on the ramp at Will Rogers World Airport, Oklahoma at sunrise. The image was uploaded to PalmsRick own user gallery on AirSpace.  

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A350 XWB to use A330/A340 ground test stations

Picture credit: Airbus Airbus has devised its A350 production plan to enable output levels of up to 10 aircraft a month, with the final assembly line capable of ultimately delivering up to 13 a month. Continue reading…

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Southwest fun livery

Southwest Airlines has unveiled SI One, a Boeing 737-7H4 registered N922WN, easily distinguished by the lady painted livery.  SI stands for Sports Illustrated, and it features on its livery the not at all unpleasant sight of model Bar Refaeli. Read more….

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Daher-Socata delivers 500th TBM

    Daher-Socata has delivered the 500th TBM single-engined turboprop since the aircraft entered service nearly 20 years ago. Continue reading….

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Embraer sells 2nd ERJ-145 to Brazil’s federal police department

Embraer subsidiary ECC Leasing has sold a second ERJ-145 regional jet to Brazil’s federal police department. The 50-seat pre-owned aircraft is scheduled for delivery in the first half of the year – three years after the Brazilian police took delivery of the first type. The aircraft will be used for a range of missions, says […]

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How the economic environment is affecting business aircraft

The current economic environment, coupled with the difficulty securing financing for aircraft, has resulted in the “bottom half of the [business aircraft] market falling out”, says Richard Aboulafia, vice-president for analysis at the Teal Group. Continue reading… Picture credit: Spirit Aerosystems

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USAF signs deals for 15 more C-17s

The US Air Force has signed deals to extend production of its Boeing C-17 and upgraded Lockheed Martin C-5 strategic transports for at least one more year. Continue reading…  

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