Archive | January, 2011


Image of the Week: Il-96 departing Salzburg

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 3 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user TripleDelta (Boran Pivcic). His photo depicts an Aeroflot Il-96-300 departing Salzburg, Austria on 9 January 2011.Boran’s photo “features one of the day’s two Aeroflot Il-96-300 ski charters flying to and from Moscow Sheremetyevo. This specific aircraft, registered […]

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F-15D “Improved Baz” Israel air force

Today’s image of the day comes from AirSpace photographer Xnir. His photo depicts an Israeli air force F-15D.In F-15 news, the Israeli air force is to enhance an upgrade programme to its Boeing F-15 “Baz” strike aircraft to include its oldest A/B-model aircraft. One prototype has already been completed and will serve to accelerate the […]

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Blue Islands ATR-42 at Jersey

AirSpace photographer Nicolas.H captured this photo of a Blue Islands ATR 42 taking off from runway 27 at Jersey (Channel Islands) Airport (JER / EGJJ) in the UK.The ATR 42 is a 42-seat capacity jet from commercial aircraft from manufacturer ATR who also has a 72-seat version, the ATR 72. Although the manufacturer is convinced that […]

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MORE PICTURES: UK’s first Nimrod MRA4s scrapped after £4bn investment

With work to scrap the UK’s BAE Systems Nimrod MRA4 maritime patrol aircraft having started at the company’s Woodford site in Cheshire earlier this week, widespread criticism of the decision has mounted. BBC footage aired on 25 January showed sections of at least three airframes being destroyed using an excavator and highlighted the coalition government’s […]

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Morocco’s first T-6C trainers head for home

Morocco’s first four Beechcraft T-6C trainers departed the manufacturer’s Wichita site in Kansas on 14 January for their delivery to the African nation. Each flown by two Hawker Beechcraft pilots, the aircraft were transferred carrying their Royal Moroccan Air Force markings. The nation – the first to have acquired the T-6C – will eventually receive […]

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Artist’s impression of American Airlines 777-300ER

Here’s an artist’s impression, from Boeing, of what American Airlines’ newly-ordered 777-300ERs will look like.American says it  plans to use its 777-300ERs to grow operations in slot-constrained airports and serve new long-haul markets. Read more…

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Dassault follows the money by sending support team to Davos

A 7X Falcon approaching Davos. Photo: Dassault By Dan ThisdellIn any business it’s wise to follow the money, but the good people at Dassault Falcon business jets must be on to a particular winner, having sent a dedicated team to Zurich airport to provide customer support during the World Economic Forum at Davos. Dassault, whose […]

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Chinook in Afghanistan

As the Association of the US Army (AUSA) hosted an annual aviation symposium on 13-14 January, army aviation leaders bluntly called attention to the branch’s future predicament. Col Randolph Rotte, aviation division chief on the army’s headquarters staff, issued a call for immediate action. There is currently no strategy to replace the Boeing CH-47 Chinook, […]

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Thomas Cook A321 with Sharklets

Here’s an artist’s impression of a Thomas Cook A321 with Sharklets. The carrier yesterday firmed up a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for 12 A321s. Read more…

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Superjet in Interjet livery on cover of Flight International 25-31 Jan 2011

Mexican carrier Interjet’s order for 15 firm and 5 option Sukhoi Superjet 100s is the inspiration for this week’s cover of Flight International. Flightglobal artist Tim Bicheno-Brown modified a Sukhoi-supplied photograph to depict that the Superjet 100 will look like in Interjet’s livery.Also featured this week are: MRO Middle East 2011: How the region’s MRO […]

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