Archive | September, 2009

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Elbit’s Hermes 90 UAV makes debut with heavy-fuel engine

Elbit Systems has performed the first flight of its Hermes 90 unmanned air vehicle powered by a heavy-fuel engine.  Read more…(Photo courtesy of Elbit Systems)

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Flight International cover 29 September – 5 October 2009: Connectivity’s second coming

How the latest revolution in the cabin is getting personal. Read more in the latest Flight International issue.

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Image of the week (29 September) Emirates A380

This image was taken by AirSpace user Goose. Emirates A380 A6-EDE lifts off from runway 15 at Birmigham International 9 September. For more images by Goose, check out the gallery… 

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Kodiak production certificate snapped up by Quest

Quest Aircraft has received production certification from the US Federal Aviation Administration for the Kodiak single-engine turboprop. Continue reading…

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Re-engined Lynx in flight debut

AgustaWestland has performed the 1h first flight of a re-engined Lynx AH9 utility helicopter for the British Army, and will deliver an initial four of the modified aircraft before year-end. Continue reading…

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A400M reaches for the sky

Airbus Military approaches first flight in cautiously optimistic mood as contractual and technical issues make progress having served for the past 15 months as a resolutely earthbound monument to all that can go wrong with big-ticket pan-European defence projects, the Airbus Military A400M is finally poised to deliver. Beset by problems associated with the aircraft’s […]

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FlairJet is first UK G reg operator of Embraer Phenom 100

FlairJet will be the first to put the Phenom 100 on the UK ‘G’ register. London Oxford Airport’s new private jet charter operator which has two aircraft (G-DRBN and G-SRBN). These are due to arrive into Oxford by mid to late October. Chief executive oficer Captain David Fletcher says that the Phenom 100, including stylish interiors from […]

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PICTURES: Saab team demonstrates VTUAV family to potential buyer

  Saab has conducted the first customer demonstration with its recently expanded family of vertical take-off and landing unmanned air vehicles. Continue reading…

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Flight International cover 22-28 September 2009: Puma punches above its weight

Eurocopter’s high performing big cat leaves little to chance, as Flightglobal’s test pilot discovers… This photograph of Eurocopter’s EC225 flying over the Mediterranean off Marseilles was taken by Patrick Penna. Continue reading the flight test…

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Image of the week (22 September) Red Arrows fly over Jersey

This picture was taken by new AirSpace user Julian Green. See more from him in his gallery…

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