Archive | April, 2009

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Wing assembly for the first Boeing 747-8 complete

Boeing has completed major assembly on the first set of wings for its 747-8 aircraft, which will be part of a freighter airframe. Continue reading….

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P-8 Poseidon performs maiden flight

Boeing’s P-8A Poseidon sub hunter has completed its first flight, marking the start of the aircraft’s rigorous flight test campaign, the company confirms. Continue reading….

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Civil Simulators Special: EC225 simulator

HeliSim and Eurocopter officially inaugurated the world’s first EC225 full-flight simulator (FFS) in October at Eurocopter’s base at Marignane in France. Continue reading… Read more about civil simulators in our special report

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Pic of the week (28 April): F-16 lights up sky

A Dutch Lockheed Martin F-16 lights up the sky with the afterburnerplugged in on take-off in this photograph by AirSpace user APG Photography. See this image plus more in the APG Photography gallery on AirSpace

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Daher seeks majority investor for new Socata jet, due 2010

  Daher-Socata intends to formally launch a new 10-seat, twin-engined jet early in 2010, but will proceed only if it can find programme partners prepared to finance most of the required investment. Continue reading…

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PICTURES & VIDEO: Concorde simulator restored to ‘flying status’ at Brooklands museum

If you thought that you’d missed the chance to take the controls of Concorde for a supersonic flight, think again. Thanks to the Brooklands Museum near Weybridge in Surrey, the original full flight simulator used to train British Airways pilots has been restored and is being made available for private hire. Continue reading… Concorde in […]

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Boeing delivers 6,000th 737

The Boeing 737 has reached an historic milestone with the delivery of the 6,000th aircraft, almost exactly 42 years after the twinjet first took to the air. The delivery makes the 737 by far the most produced jet airliner in history. Continue reading… Boeing 737 in the Flight archives Boeing advertisement – 737 More about […]

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Predator C images unveiled

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has released the first public images and the new name of its Predator C “Avenger” unmanned air vehicle. Continue reading…

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Jet Republic aims to lure ‘working-class millionaires’ to business aviation

Fractional start-up Jet Republic is aiming to entice Europe’s “working class millionaires” into business aviation, with an offering of hot food, wi-fi connectivity and continental-style interiors on its Bombardier Learjet 60XRs. Continue reading…

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Mayfly is first purchase of British naval aviation fleet

A century of British naval aviation history began with an order in 1909 for His Majesty’s Airship 1. The Mayfly emerged from Vickers two years later. Read more about the Royal Navy’s first 100 years as an avaion power in our feature on a Century of Fleet. “At last our leviatan of the air has emerged […]

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