Archive | June, 2010

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Antares DLR-H2 Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered

German aerospace technology centre DLR showed off a range of advanced projects – but none so “blue sky” as the Antares DLR-H2 motor glider, with its world-first capability to take off using only the power from its hydrogen fuel cell. Continue reading… (Photo: Billypix)

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Sukhoi Superjet Completes Water Ingestion Tests

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 has completed runway water ingestion trials at the company’s test centre in Zhukovsky near Moscow. The tests using Superjet MSN 95003 confirmed that the aircraft’s two PowerJet SaM146 engines and auxiliary power unit continued to operate normally while travelling along the wet runway at a full range of speeds preceding take-off. […]

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2 A400Ms Make Low Pass Over Toulouse

Yannick Delamarre captured this photo of two A400Ms making a low pass around Toulouse.At last week’s ILA show in Berlin, Lockheed Martin said it thought that its C-130J could serve alongside the A400M in military fleets.

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New Livery for Israir

Israir’s newest A320-232 (s/n 4354, test registration F-WWDC, final registration 4X-ABF) was captured at Toulouse yesterday sporting a new livery for the carrier. Below the photo is an image of the carrier’s previous livery.Israir’s purchase of A320s in 2007 was a breakthrough order for Airbus, who was previously unable to sell commercial jets in the […]

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PICTURES & VIDEO: Virgin Atlantic celebrating 10 years of flying to Las Vegas in burlesque style

Burlesque star Dita Von Teese helped Sir Richard Branson celebrate Virgin Atlantic’s 10th anniversary of flying to Las Vegas. Dita has been immortalised as a one-off Las Vegas-inspired flying lady on the nose of a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400. Dita and Sir Richard posed for pictures at Las Vegas McCarran Airport yesterday. See the videos below. The […]

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Falcon 20E sports ‘ash hunter’ trim

Fresh from its deployment to investigate Eyjafjallajökull’s atmospheric impact, a Dassault Falcon 20E “ash hunter” aircraft belonging to German aerospace centre DLR is on display at the show – with “100 years of the ILA” emblazoned on its nose. Amid aviation’s volcanic crisis the aircraft was deployed to measure ash concentrations at altitudes of between […]

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EADS Flies DA42 On Algae Biofuel

Airbus parent EADS is to make an environmental breakthrough at ILA by flying an aircraft powered by a biofuel composed purely of algae. The daily flights will be conducted using a Diamond DA42 New Generation light twin powered by Austro Engine AE300s. As a result of algae’s higher energy content, fuel burn will be 1.5 […]

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Flight International 15-21 June: Emirates’ Giant Gamble

This week Flightglobal publication Flight International reviews last week’s ILA show in Berlin. The business highlight was undoubtedly Emirates’ order for 32 more A380s. We ask if Emirates’ bold bet on the A380 reverse the faltering fortunes of Europe’s superjumbo.On the cover is the latest A380 to join Emirates’ fleet. The carrier brought it from […]

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Image of the Week: Bell 407 ENG Helicopter Landing at Renton

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 5 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user DKingImages. His photo depicts a Bell 407 ENG helicopter landing at Renton, Washington after filming a news story. The photo was a taken with a Sigma 10-20mm fish eye lens. Start a gallery on AirSpace for your […]

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Q&A With Jonathan Norris, Airbus VP For Cabin Design

Jonathan Norris, formerly A350 XWB cabin and cargo programme manager, is Airbus‘s vice-president cabin design, responsible for new development. He is a chartered engineer with the UK Royal Aeronautical Society. What sparked your interest in aviation? As a child I was introduced to aviation through my uncle, who was in the Royal Air Force and who was […]

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