Archive | May, 2010

Image of the Week: RAF TriStar Turning Outbound

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 3 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user sunshine band. His photo depicts a RAF TriStar turning outbound from the RAF Waddington airshow in July 2009 as it did a flypast as part of a passenger flight from RAF Brize Norton. Start a gallery on […]

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PICTURE & VIDEO: Shuttle Atlantis returns home after final mission

 credit: Rex Features/NASA/Jim Grossmann NASA’s space shuttle Atlantis returned to the Kennedy Space Center for the final time yesterday (26 May). Watch it touch down and the parachute being deployed from news channel Russia Today:   

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Sikorsky CH-53 Israel Air Force

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 3 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user xnir. His photo depicts an Isralei Air Force Sikorsky CH-53 helicopter in an Israel Air Force Flight Academy course graduation and air show/demonstration. Start a gallery on AirSpace for your chance at having your photograph featured as […]

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Image of the Week: Fly Me To the Moon – US Airways Over USA

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 3 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user PalmsRick. His photo depicts a US Airways aircraft overflying Oklahoma City, OK. Ricky was taking photos in his backyard of the moon when he saw the jet approach. Start a gallery on AirSpace for your chance at […]

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A330 MRTT Fuel Tank Arrangement

To enter delayed service from late this year, Australia’s new tanker/transports are equipped with an EADS advanced boom refuelling system and a Cobham 905E hose and drogue pod under each wing. Certification work should conclude around mid-year. Continue reading about the A330 MRTT here… (Source: Airbus, Image: Flightglobal artist Tim Bicheno-Brown)

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Northrop to Modify Bell 407 with autonomous control system

Northrop Grumman has announced plans to later this year fly a Bell 407 helicopter modified with the autonomous control systems from its MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned air vehicle.The initial goal for the so-called Fire-X concept is to demonstrate unmanned cargo resupply capability to the US Navy, which intends to launch a two-year demonstration programme in 2011. […]

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Indonesia’s IAe to build high-wing 19-seat turboprop

Indonesian Aerospace has kicked off a three-year programme to develop a new 19-seat turboprop aircraft aimed at small domestic charter operators demanding a “rugged, reliable and affordable” aircraft to service the archipelago nation of 17,000 islands.IAe aerostructures director Andi Alisjahbana says the high-wing IAe N219 will have a list price of $3.5 million and feature three-abreast […]

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Boeing Unveils F/A-18E/F Replacement Options

Boeing used the show to reveal two concepts for a stealthy, tailless, supercruising strike fighter to replace the US Navy’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornets after 2025.Both twin-engine concepts, which feature optionally piloted cockpits, resemble a modern-day replacement for the ill-fated A-12 Avenger. The carrier-based stealth bomber project was cancelled in 1991 amid cost overruns and technical […]

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First torpedo launched from C295

Photo: Airbus Military Airbus reports it has successfully conducted the first torpedo launch from one of its C295 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA).Airbus says the launch is a significant entry for it into the market of Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) aircraft, currently dominated by veteran aircraft such as the P-3 Orion and the Atlantique.In other C-295 […]

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Airbus delivers first C295 MPA to Chile

The Chilean navy has received its first of three Airbus Military C-295 maritime patrol aircraft, launching a “renovation” of its fixed-wing reconnaissance fleet. Delivered on 30 April, the new aircraft adds to a Chilean naval aviation force already consisting of Lockheed P-3ACHs, Piaggio P-111s and Airbus Military C-212s. Continue reading… (Photos: Airbus Military)

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