Archive | June, 2010

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IAI unveils hovering air vehicle design

Israel Aerospace Industries is developing a new line of hovering air vehicles for military and civilian applications, with its first system dubbed the electric tethered observation platform (ETOP). The electric-powered tethered platform will be used for observation and other applications and can be deployed from a fixed station or moving ground vehicle. Continue reading… (Photo: IAI)

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An-148: Costly and needs better support, Rossiya Says

Initial operations with the new Antonov An-148 regional jet are proving expensive compared with other aircraft, the Russian launch customer has told a technical conference, and the type needs better maintenance support. St Petersburg-based carrier Rossiya took delivery of the first serial Russian-built An-148 last October and the airline will receive its fourth in June. […]

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At ILA, C-160 Meets A400M

At the ILA show in Berlin (which we are covering here), the C-160 Transall, which has served with Germany’s Luftwaffe for 40 years, met the A400M, the aircraft that will replace the C-160, for the very first time. The ILA show also marks the A400M’s air show debut.The Luftwaffe has 83 Transalls in service which […]

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New Livery for Aerolineas Argentinas

Argentine carrier Aerolineas Argentinas has announced a new livery and corporate image for itself and subsidiary Austral.The carrier describes its new look as: Aerolineas Argentinas renews its visual identity keeping certain characteristic elements, such as the condor – currently present with a simple and slender line – but changing its blue color for light blue […]

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Mitsubishi Regional Jet taking Embraer and Bombardier head-on

Mitsubishi Aircraft’s foray into the regional jet market is a challenging endeavour. Japan has not made a commercial aircraft since the NAMC YS-11 in the 1960s, and there is competition from another newcomer – China – as well as sector leaders Bombardier and Embraer. But Mitsubishi Aircraft president Hideo Egawa points to several factors working […]

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Innocon Unveils 1.5m anti-pirate VTOL UAV

Israeli unmanned air systems maker Innocon has unveiled a fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing concept designed for shipboard operations, to help protect shipping from pirates. Powered by a four-stroke engine, the 1.5m (4.9ft)-long unmanned air vehicle has a 1m wingspan and a maximum take-off weight of 30kg (66lb). Endurance is 4h. Continue reading… (Photo: Innocon)

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JAL’s New ‘Sky Eco’ Livery on a 777-200

JAL unveiled images today of a new “Sky Eco” livery that will be painted on a 777-200 to promote the carrier’s “Sky Eco Project”. I’m not wearing my Japanese glasses so I can’t tell you anything more. Do you know Japanese or do you know more about this jet? In 2008 JAL unveiled its first […]

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Flight International 8-14 June: Poland’s Aerospace Industry

This week Flightglobal publication Flight International takes a look at Poland’s aerospace industry in our special report.The Silkorsky S-70i, featured on the cover, is the international version of the Black Hawk and emblem of Poland’s revitalised aerospace industry. Built at Silkorsky subsidiary PZL Mielec, the first example of the type has just begun its flight-test […]

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Comparison of Old and New Cargolux Livery

Boeing has released this image of the first 747-8 to wear a customer’s livery, in this case for launch customer Cargolux. (All previous 747-8s have had a simple white livery applied.) This is the first aircraft to bear Cargolux’s new livery, which features a red background on the tail that continues, along with a blue […]

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Image of the Week: Typhoon F2 in HDR

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 5 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user andychittock. His photo depicts a Typhoon F2 taken in Wales in the “mac loop”, an area he says the RAF and USAF uses for low flying. Because the area is open to the public “you can sit on […]

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