Archive | November, 2009

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Flight International Cover 10-16 November: Rampant Rafale and Dubai Preview

On behalf of Flight International, Peter Collins became the first UK test pilot to evaluate the Rafale in its current F3 production standard. You can read his exclusive article here.Other lead stories in this edition is that JetSet is pondering the launch of a stretched Paris Jet.This time also marks the two year anniversary of […]

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Image of the Week: B-2 Flyby

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 3 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user runlikehell.The image is of a B-2 stealth bomber at Edwards Air Force Base.Start a gallery on AirSpace for your chance at having your photograph featured as our Image of the Week.

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Newfoundland orders new waterbombers

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador is to replace part of its aerial firefighting fleet with four new Bombardier 415 amphibious aircraft, to be delivered from the second quarter of 2010 through 2011. Read more… (Photo: Bombardier)

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Boom time on planet Honda

Michimasa Fujino’s peers could be excused for wondering what planet helives on. While the chief executives of most business jet makers havewatched the economic world crash around their ears, Fujino has beenbusy doubling his workforce to 420 over the past year. Many of thosehired by his HondaJet operation have been cut loose by establishedrivals. Read […]

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FAA to mirror EASA S92 emergency directive

The US Federal Aviation Administration plans issue an airworthinessdirective calling on Sikorsky S-92 operators to repetitively inspectthe helicopter’s main gearbox mounting feet for cracks, defects thatcould lead to gearbox detachment and loss of control of the helicopter. More…

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JAXA aims for 2014 suborbital demonstrator


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Pakistan’s first Saab 2000 AEW aircraft enters final testing

Pakistan’s first of five Saab 2000-basedairborne early warning and control aircraft has entered final systemtesting in Sweden, with the work having already demonstrated thecapabilities of its integrated self-protection equipment. Islamabad became the launch – and so far only – military customer for a Saab 2000derivative when it signed a deal for the Saab Microwave Systems Erieyeradar-equipped […]

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Flight International Cover 3-9 November: World Airliners Part Two

From the resurrected Twin Otter to Mitsubishi’s MRJ, part two of Flight International‘srestyled annual appraisal of airliner programmes scrutinises majordevelopments in the regional sector. Leading data for each type isprovided in tabular form with information on prices, performance, andorders/deliveries to 30 September. Regional jets: Regional revolution STOL twin-props: Turning back time New generation turboprops: Plans for the future Russian/Chinese […]

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Image of the Week: AgustaWestland Merlin

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 3 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user Mike Rivett, known as Photomotion (his website is image is of an AgustaWestland Merlin at RIAT to mark the 100th anniversary of naval aviation.Start a gallery on AirSpace for your chance at having your photograph featured […]

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United Airlines Ends 737 Services

An era ended at United Airlines on 28 October as the carrier operated its last Boeing 737 passenger flight, more than 40 years after introducing the twinjet. Flight 737, operated by 737-300 N331UA, took off from WashingtonDulles and made what amounted to a farewell tour with stops at all thecarrier’s hubs – Chicago, Denver and […]

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