Archive | May, 2009

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Avidyne’s first Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) installed in Cirrus SR22

Avidyne sent this image through of its Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) system which was delivered and installed into a customer’s Cirrus SR22 aircraft this week. Dan Schwinn, Avidyne’s president and CEO said: “Entegra owners now have access to all the benefits of the Release 9 upgrade and they only have to be without their aircraft for […]

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Indonesian C-130 crashes killing more than 78

An Indonesian military Lockheed C-130 crashed in east Java today and latest reports say the death toll is 78. Continue reading…

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Comment: Phantom menace fading away

  Nostalgia plays no role in defence planning, so one of the last users, Turkey, can’t be faulted for retiring its F-4s to make way for the fifth-generation Lockheed Martin Joint Strike Fighter. Continue reading…

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Airbus

First A320 assembled in China completes historic first flight

The first Chinese-assembled Airbus A320 completed its first flight today at 14:56 local time. Airbus says in a statement the aircraft took off from Tianjin airport at precisely 10:42 and landed back at the airport four hours and 14 minutes later at 14:56. Continue reading…

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Pic of the week (18 May) RAF C-17

AirSpace user Berniec added this action shot of an RAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster which will also appear in tomorrow’s edition of Flight International. Berniec’s gallery of images More AirSpace images

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Bombardier

Bombardier sees traction for Q400 multi-mission aircraft

Bombardier is confident that a proposed multi-mission variant of its Q400 is set to propel the turboprop into use for specialised, non-airline missions.

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Airbus to test A350 fuselage/cabin behaviour early in flight-testing

Picture credit: Airbus Deutschland 2009   Airbus has revealed the first details of the A350 XWB’s flight test programme, which will involve five aircraft flying about 3,000h. The airframer intends to begin flight-testing a cabin-equipped aircraft early in the programme to understand the interior’s behaviour in the carbonfibre fuselage.

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Boeing unveils a new berth for 747

Boeing has partnered with Greenpoint Technologies to offer sleeper berths and lounges for 747-8 VIP operators, announcing orders to outfit four aircraft.

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Pic of the week (18 May) RAF C-17

AirSpace user Berniec added this action shot of an RAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster which will also appear in tomorrow’s edition of Flight International. Berniec’s gallery of images More AirSpace images

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Turkey retires first squadron of F-4 Phantoms

Turkey has disbanded its first squadron of McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom strike aircraft, under a transition plan leading to its future operation of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Continue reading…

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