Archive | November, 2009


Image of the Week: Airbus A330-200F Touch-and-Go

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 5 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user Curufinwe.After the A330-200F took off, Airbus brought the photographer and others to the side of the runway. When the A330-200F came in to land, it ended up performing a touch-and-go, enabling this shot. Start a gallery on […]

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What’s it like to do an air-to-air photo shoot?

During the Dubai Air Show Flightglobal’s Barbara Cockburn got to fly in an Alenia Aeronautica Spartan C-27J that was following a Eurofighter Typhoon over Dubai for an air-to-air photo shoot. Watch Barbara’s video of the event here. (Photos: Eurofighter)

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UAE-designed UAV almost ready to fly

A United Arab Emirates company making an ultra-long-range unmanned air vehicle plans to achieve first flight in three months. Ali Al Dhaheri, general designer and chief executive of AbuDhabi-based Adcom Systems, says the Smart Eye medium-altitude UAV hascompleted all component level tests on the all-composite structure andengine. Read more… (Photo: Jon Ostrower/Flightglobal)

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F-16 mission training centre simulators

Recent wins for L-3 include a $68 million contract from the US AirForce in January for 20 four-ship F-16 mission training centresimulators for basic and advanced pilot mission training, tacticsvalidation and mission rehearsal. L-3 also recently won upgrades to itsPredator mission aircrew training system (PMATS) first ordered by the USAFin 2005. Enhancements to the Predator […]

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Boeing laser downs unmanned air vehicles

Boeinghas confirmed that it downed six unmanned manned air vehicles atvarious ranges with two developmental portable laser beam systemsduring tests at the Naval Air Warfare Centre at China Lake, Californiain May. Read more… (Photo: Boeing)

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A330 Tanker Refuels Two Aircraft for the First Time

Airbus Military’s A330-basedmulti-role tanker/transport (MRTT) has for the first time conducted thesimultaneous in-flight refuelling of two aircraft, by hooking up with apair of Spanish air force Boeing EF-18A fighters. Conducted using the first of five tankers on order for the RoyalAustralian Air Force, the milestone follows other recent firsts with”wet” and night-time contacts involving the […]

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Flight International Cover: 24-30 November

This week Flight International features the news from the 2009 Dubai Air Show.We also look at: Military simulators: Full immersion in the crosshairs The winners of the Flightglobal achievement awards And don’t forget about our cover competition, where YOUR photograph can be on the cover of Flight International.You can subscribe to Flight International here or […]

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Image of the Week: LAN 340 In Front of Storm Cloud

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 5 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user Planet Aircraft.The image is of a LAN A340 on approach to Germany’s Frankfurt airport in front of storm clouds. Start a gallery on AirSpace for your chance at having your photograph featured as our Image of the […]

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A330-200F Courier Area Layout

Here is the layout of the courier area on the new A330-200F.In other A330-200F news: Airbus is on track to deliver the first A330-200 Freighter to launch customer Etihad Crystal Cargo next summer following the first flight of the development aircraft earlier this month. The A330-200F took to the air on 5 November. This aircraft (MSN 1004), […]

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Bombardier Challenger 850: Leveraged Luxury

Economy of scale for business jets takes on new dimensions when the subject is Bombardier‘s Challenger 850 executive jet, a forward fit 14-passenger version of the venerable 50-seat CRJ200 regional jet. Along with a couple dozen “corporatised” CRJs completed beforeBombardier launched the formal Challenger 850 programme in 2005, the 55″official” 850s share manufacturer and PMA […]

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