Archive | March, 2009

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Three Virgin tails at LAX

Here are three Virgin tails lined up for the first time at Los Angeles International following the launch of Virgin Blue’s long-haul arm V Australia on Friday 27 February with an inaugural flight from Sydney. Tails are (left to right) Virgin Atlantic A340-600 registered G-VWEB, V Australia Boeing 777-300ER registered VH-VOZ, Virgin America A320-200 registered N622VA.

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US Navy opts for Global Hawk for maritime surveillance

The US Navy was the slowest and perhaps most reluctant of the armed services to embrace the potential of unmanned aircraft for the purpose of persistent surveillance. After a false start in 2003, the USN initiated a competitive procurement process for a Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) fleet in 2006. The multi-billion dollar contract predictably […]

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