Archive | December, 2009

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RAF TriStar Landing at Sunset

This spectacular photo was the winner in the Big Birds category of our 2009 Flight International cover competition. It was taken by AirSpace user DRMonk. It depicts a RAF Lockheed L-1011 TriStar landing at Brize Norton at Sunset.  Start a gallery on AirSpace for your chance at having your photograph featured as our Image of […]

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USA gives green light to Phenom 300

Embraer has clinched US certification for its Phenom 300light business jet less than two weeks after the Brazilian civilaviation authority ANAC granted type and production certification forthe $8.14 million, seven-seat aircraft. Read more… (Photo: Embraer)

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Avicopter ponders alternative engine following EC175 first flight

Chinese state-owned helicopter manufacturer Avicopter is consideringthe launch of a new engine programme for the EC175/Z15 medium twin thatit is developing jointly with Eurocopter. Eurocopter chief executive Lutz Bertling says that while Eurocopter had no plans to equip the EC175 withany engine other than the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67AE, theChinese partner was understood to be […]

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British Antarctic Survey Dash 7

The British Antarctic Surveyhas been awarded the International Standard for Business AircraftOperations (IS-BAO) registration, after a rigorous assessment by theInternational Business AviationCouncil. BAS says the accreditation was given in recognition of itssafe working practices and procedures in the Antarctic’s extremeenvironment. The organisation’s four de Havilland Twin Otters (DHC6-300 series) and the de Havilland Dash 7 […]

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Eurocopter Tiger over French Alps

This photo of a Eurocopter Tiger over the French Alps (in preparation for the aircraft’s Afghan debut) accompanied our exclusive World Air Forces Directory in Flight International.

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Boeing flies AH-64 with Block III power upgrades

Boeing has completed the first flight test of three critical technologies that partly form the AH-64 Apache Block III upgrade programme. The”structures vehicle” test flight on 23 November demonstrated theall-new split-torque face gear, composite main rotor blade, morepowerful General Electric T700-701D engines, says Boeing programmemanager Scott Rudy. Read more… (Photo: Boeing)

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Thailand AEW-roled Saab 340 and Gripen D

This photo of a Thailand AEW-roled Saab 340 and Gripen D accompanied our exclusive World Air Forces Directory in Flight International.

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Bombardier Belfast prepares to test CSeries carbonfibre wing demonstrator

Bombardier‘sBelfast plant is gearing up to begin series production of the CSeries’carbonfibre wing as it prepares to begin ground-testing its recentlycompleted demonstrator structure. The first wings will be shipped tothe Montreal assembly line in 2011. Read more… (Photo: Bombardier)

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Hondgu Aviation JL-8 K-8

This photo of a Hondgu Aviation JL-8 K-8 accompanied our exclusive World Air Forces Directory in Flight International.

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Flight International 22 Dec-4 Jan: Cover Competition

Our final edition of Flight International for the year features the winner of this year’s cover photo competition. The photo depicts a Raytheon Sentinel ASTOR taking off from RAF Waddington in the UK. It was taken by AirSpace user Sunshine Band. Congratulations!The magazine also features the winners in specific categories. Upload your photos to AirSpace […]

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