Archive | March, 2009

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Pic of the Week (31 March) Chinook in Berniec’s gallery

This image of a Chinook was uploaded by AirSpace user Berniec and can be seen in this week’s Flight International in the Pic of the Week section. You can also see this image and lots of other great photographs of Chinooks in Berniec’s gallery.

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A flying hotel helicopter? Or is it an early April Fool?

We at Flightglobal aren’t entirely convinced by the flying hotel called the Hotelicopter. The aircraft is modelled on the Mil V-12 (Russian heavy-lift helicopter) and the Hotelicopter Company supposedly bought one of the prototypes from the Mikhail Leontyevich Mil helicopter plant in Panki-Tomilino, Russia in 2004 and have been engineering the world’s first flying hotel ever since. In […]

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AeroSvit to start commercial flights with early An-148

Ukrainian carrier AeroSvit has acquired one of the two Antonov An-148s built four years ago for the twinjet’s flight-test programme and will be the first airline to put the 70-seater into commercial operations. The twinjet is due to enter service on domestic routes in April. Continue reading…  

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Co-ownership programme launched for TBM 850 turboprop

Daher Socata has launched a co-ownership programme for new TBM 850 customers in an attempt to drive up sales of the single-engined turboprop within the increasingly turbulent business aircraft market. The venture – the first of its kind offered by Socata – is called the Fly and Share Your TBM (Fast) programme and is designed […]

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Pilatus PC12

Pilatus Aircraft has joined the US National Transportation Safety Board-led investigation into the cause of a crash on 22 March of a PC-12 in Butte, Montana. Continue reading… This image Pilatus PC-12/45. The picture was taken at Genk/Zwartberg airfield, Belgium EBZW last October and uploaded to AirSpace user JMJMC.OVERSTEYNS’ gallery. Flight test of the Pilatus PC12  […]

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On this day in 1994: Eurofighter Typhoon performed its first flight in Germany

On this day 15 years ago the Eurofighter Typhoon performed it’s first flight. Flight at the time recorded the news as a picture story. Eurofighter Typhoon cutaway

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On this day in 1931: Swissair formed

Swissair was formed on this day 78 years ago. This is how Flight reported the news of this change in control of Swiss civil aviation: “Swissair was “formed by the amalgamation of the two principal air navigation companies in Switzerland, namely, the Ad Astra-Aero Company’ of Zurich, and the Balair, S.A. of Basle, both of […]

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Swiss International Air Lines’s architectural first-class cabin

Two years ago, Swiss International Air Lines set about to develop a clean and simple first-class product that would have “more of an architectural” design and fall in line with the same design language of its brand. When Swiss begins operating its new Airbus A330-300s in April, first-class passengers will be able to invite a […]

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Pic of the Week (24 March) F-22 Raptor

  This image of a Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor was taken by AirSpace user runlikehell at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas at Aviation Nation in 2007. The 60th anniversary of the US Air Force.  

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FedEx MD-11 crashes at Narita

Japanese television has posted a video of a FedEx cargo aircraft crashing and burning after having landing troubles at the Narita International Airport Monday morning around 0700h. Continue reading…

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