Archive | February, 2009

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Phenom 100 is flight tested

When the Legacy 600 was launched in 2000, it would have been easy to dismiss Embraer’s first foray into the business jet market as merely an opportunistic adaptation of its prolific ERJ-135/145 regional jet series. Since then, however, Embraer has built the Legacy into a full line of capable super-midsize business jets. Continue reading…

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CF-18 Hornet – Pic of the week (10 February)

  This image of a CF-18 Hornet is pic of the week for the current issue of Flight International, out tomorrow… The photographer is AirSpace user runlikehell – take a look at his other images in his own gallery.  

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Cessna Skycatcher gets a longer tail

Flightglobal has obtained the first pictures of a new larger tail for Cessna’s Model 162 SkyCatcher, a change made after the loss of the prototype light sport aircraft last September during a power on spin. Continue reading and see the older design…

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US Navy starts next-generation jammer bidding war

The US Navy has selected four companies to participate in a four-year, $430 million competition to design a next-generation jammer (NGJ) pod for the Boeing EA-18G Growler (pictured) and Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Continue reading…

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Laker Airways flies for the final time on this day in 1982

  “Laker Airways (owned by Sir Freddie Laker) was formed in 1966“, so says Flight’s World Airlines Directory entry in the issue dated 3 April 1982, “to operate inclusive tour and ad hoc passenger charter services. “Scheduled passenger services, vigorously marketed as Skytrain low-fare walk-on flights, began in September 1977 after lengthy legal battles and […]

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Hindustan Aeronautics Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter

  Picture credit Hindustan Aeronautics Aerospace companies from Brazil, China, Japan and Russia lead the way in development and production of 21st century aircraft – can Indian companies step up as well? Continue reading this feature within the India special report…. Read more of our India Special Report in time for next week’s Aero India. […]

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Ash cloud threat to jet engines over Anchorage

Picture credit – Chris Waythomas, courtesy Alaska Volcano Observatory/U.S. Geological Survey Scientists at the Alaska Volcano Observatory are using data gathered from daily aircraft flights over Mount Redoubt, along with information from other sensors, to try to determine whether and when the volcano is going to erupt. The volcano, located about 100 miles southwest of […]

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It’s snow joke for Heathrow and the UK

Credit:INS News Agency Ltd./Rex Features Europe has experienced heavy snowfall over the last few days, with the UK receiving its heaviest amount for 18 years.The treacherous conditions were highlighted by this Cypus Airways A330, which slipped off the taxiway at Heathrow airport. Many airports have had to cancel or seriously delay services with flights only […]

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A320 Wataniya Airways pic of the week

  This is the pic of the week and will appear on page three of this week’s magazine.  

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Single P&W Hornet ‘Radial’ engine on a Granville Gee Bee R-6H

To discover more about this image and more, take a look at our historical 1930 civil aircraft gallery.  

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