Archive | March, 2010

King Air B200

Image of the Week: RAF Beech King Air Over Wales

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 3 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user Michael Leek. His photo depicts a RAF Beech King Air B200.He writes of his photo: It was taken on Thursday 25 February at the Cader Idris pass in mid Wales (part of the Mach Loop). She came out […]

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Q&A With Brock Barrett, Chairman of Air Calvary

Former US Army captain Brock Barrett left military service for a life as an insurance agent, but his Christian drive to help others led to missionary flights and support as chairman of Air Calvary. Where did you fly with the army? I served as an attack helicopter platoon leader with the air cavalry on the […]

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Argentina AT-63 Pampa

Argentina is again looking at upgrading the engine powering the indigenous AT-63 Pampa following the renationalisation of the local company that produces the jet trainer.The engine project could result in the next batch of 10 Pampas being delivered with the Honeywell TFE731-40, as well as re-engining all 18 of the TFE731-2-powered Pampas currently operated by […]

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Thai B747-400 Retro

Thai Airways 747-400 Retrojet

For its 50th anniversary, Thai Airways has unveiled this B747-400 bearing its original livery.The carrier plans to revive its first flight, from Bangkok to Hong Kong, on 1 May. See our Asian Skies blog for more details.

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XF Series Changes Over Fokker 70/100

Entrepreneurs behind the long-running effort to develop a Fokker 100 successor intend to modify an existing airframe this year, after securing financing from the Dutch economics ministry. The organisation driving the programme, NG Aircraft, is a successor to the Rekkof company which has pressed for years to restart Fokker production. NG Aircraft says that the […]

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Korea Utility Helicopter

Korea Utility Helicopter makes first flight

Korea Aerospace Industries has conducted the first flight of its Korea Utility Helicopter (KUH), which it developed with Eurocopter. Also known as the Surion, the KUH achieved the milestone on 10 March at an airbase in Sacheon, south-east of Seoul. Continue reading… (Photo: Korea Aerospace Industries)

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Aerostar UAV

New Aerostar UAV makes first flight

Aeronautics Defense Systems‘ Aerostar-C unmanned air vehicle has performed its first series of test flights in Israel. The largest version of the tactical UAV design has a 10m (32.8ft) wingspan, 2.5m wider than that of the basic configuration. The aircraft is powered by a four-stroke fuel injected engine which produces up to 65hp (48kW). Continue reading… […]

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NASA’s N2A Blended Wing Aircraft Compared to 1940s Design

As rising fuel costs and pressure to cut emissions drive most of the aviation industry to seek even small improvements in aircraft efficiency, NASA is pushing to mature technologies that may realise in the 2020s an aircraft concept that could slash fuel consumption by up to a third. The so-called flying wing, or blended wing […]

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Second A400M Prepares For First Flight

The first A400M (MSN001) flew from Seville to Toulouse on 4 March in its tenth sortie since its maiden flight on 11 December. The second test aircraft will fly “within days”, while the third is undergoing final production ground tests before engine installation and will take to the air by the middle of the year. […]

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Flight International 16-22 March: All-American Tanker Gets A Clear Run

This week Flightglobal publication Flight International asks now that an all-American tanker, Boeing’s NewGen, has become the sole KC-X bidder, what is next for EADS’s US prospects?The cover image is Boeing’s impression of its NewGen tanker, its latest iteration of a 767-based aerial refueller, for the US Air Force.Also featured in this issue are: A400M […]

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