Archive | August, 2009

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Image of the week: Bucker Jungman taken by user Jameister

This week’s Image of the Week is, according to AirSpace user Jameister, a Bucker Jungman, performing a flyby at Old Warden. In a Flight article in 1940 we wrote: “the standard R.A.F. machines for primary instruction (D.H. Tiger Moth and Miles Magister) [has] no more than 130 h.p. Germany, [while] a Bucker Jungman utilises even less power (80 […]

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Obama administration questions commercial sector role in space tourism

Next year will see the US manned space programme pass an interesting milestone, when a cargo-delivery capsule called Dragon makes a series of test flights, culminating, it is hoped, in a docking with the International Space Station and a series of cargo supply missions scheduled through to 2015. What makes Dragon different from previous NASA […]

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Pakistan to begin co-production of Falco UAV

    The Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) is about to begin the co-production of Selex Galileo’s Falco unmanned air vehicle at its facilities in Kamra. Continue reading…

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Decision on resuming Eclipse 500 production expected in early 2010

Eclipse Aerospace, which plans to begin offering in September upgrades and maintenance for the Eclipse 500, plans to decide in the first quarter of next year on whether to resume production of the very light jet.

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Russia revives An-70 project, as commercial users step forward

Russia has moved to revive Antonov‘s dormant An-70 tactical transport project, with a new accord having been agreed at the MAKS Moscow air show in mid-August. Continue reading… Recent coverage of Antonov aircraft: VIDEO: World’s largest aircraft, An-225, emerges to set new lift record  

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Boeing flies revised CFM56-7B Evolution nacelle on 737-900ER

    Boeing has flown a Boeing 737-900ER equipped with a revised version of the CFM International CFM56 nacelle in the number one (left-hand) position. The engine nacelle is elongated compared with the current CFM56-7B, which is the standard engine equipping Boeing’s Next Generation 737 family. Continue reading….

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Flight International cover 25- 31 August: Aerial firefighting

Here is this week’s Flight International front cover image.Read more of Flightglobal’s in focus feature about aerial firefighting…. Read more aerial firefighting features including profiles of the types of aircraft used: Under fire – ageing waterbombers Bombardier’s waternbomber  CL-145 fighting fit  Beriev be-200 -  Chariot of Fire  Firing up for sales – Bombardier CL-415  

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USAF’s North American BT-9/BT-14/Yale I seen at London City AIr Fair

This image of a North American BT-9/BT-14/Yale I was takem by AirSpace user Binky_Airways on 4th July 2009. He was situated opposite London City Airport during the London City Air Fair.

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Putin at MAKS 2009

  Picture credit Vladimir Karnozov Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin opened MAKS 2009, International Aviation & Space Salon in Moscow last week. Second from right is Sukhoi boss Mikhail Pogosyan. More images from the show on AirSpace. Images courtesy Vovick.   

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RAF Eurofighter Typhoon intercepts Russian Bear Bomber

This image was given to Flightglobal by the UK’s Ministry of Defence which show an RAF Eurofighter Typhoon intercepting a Russian Bear Bomber.

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