Archive | February, 2011

BAe 146

WDL Aviation BAe 146 climbing out of Toulouse

AirSpace user apgphoto has captured this photo of a WDL Aviation BAe 146 climbing out of Toulouse.In recent news of the aircraft type, BAE Systems is not intending to continue with speculative conversions of 146 regional jets into freighters, after poor take-up in the market. The manufacturer relaunched a conversion programme for the type, as […]

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Artist’s rendering of new hangars at expanded Farnborough

TAG Aviation has invested more than £100 million ($148 million) upgrading Farnborough airport since it became leaseholder of the site – home to the biennial Farnborough air show – in 2001.Building work on three new hangars (artist’s rendering, below) is scheduled for completion in September, giving the airport a further 11,150m2 (120,000ft2) of enclosed space. […]

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Korean Air A380 on wintry Hamburg day

Korean Air has released these photos showing its first fully-painted Airbus A380. The carrier’s distinct turquoise livery stands out against a backdrop of a wintery Toulouse Hamburg  day. Korean Air is intending to deploy the aircraft on services from Seoul to Tokyo Narita in June, and has also identified Bangkok, New York and Los Angeles […]

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Green Lufthansa A380 departing Toulouse

Yannick Delamarre took this photo of a ‘green’ Lufthansa A380 departing Toulouse on a flight test 22 January last year. The A380-841, s/n 041, carries test registration F-WWAF and was re-registerd for Lufthansa as D-AIMB, Yannick says. In recent Lufthansa news, Lufthansa has been forced to postpone its planned commercial biofuel flights by at least […]

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Anadolujet 737-400

Today’s image of the day is an Anadolujet 737-400 photographed by AirSpace user dream.In recent 737-400 news, A June 2008 uncommanded pitch-up of a Boeing 737-400 operated by Tailwind Airlines has resulted in five recommendations by the US National Transportation Safety Board to the Federal Aviation Administration focusing on elevator system redesign for 737-300/400/500 models. […]

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‘Sunrise’ 747-8I on cover of Flight International

This week Boeing’s first 747-8 Intercontinental, unveiled in a surprise ‘sunrise’ livery that pays tribute to the first 747, City of Everett, is featured on the cover of Flightglobal publication Flight International. We look at how Boeing is for the first time in its history is tackling three simultaneous aircraft certifications. With much work to do, […]

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Image of the Week: SAA A340-600 with SAAF Silver Falcons

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 3 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user Keith Gaskell. His photo depicts a South African Airways A340-600 flanked with two SAAF Silver Falcons on each side. Keith took the photo at Africa Aerospace & Defence 2008 at SAAF AFB Ysterplaat in Cape Town.“One of […]

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A400M starts tanker trials with RAF VC10

Airbus Military’s A400M development aircraft “Grizzly 1″ has begun in-flight refuelling receiver trials behind a Vickers VC10 tanker flown by the UK Royal Air Force.The new test campaign started at Toulouse, France on 15 February, when MSN1 “performed a series of dry contacts with the VC10′s under-wing hose-and-drogue pod system”, says Airbus. However, the released […]

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India’s Tejas light combat aircraft on cover of Flight International 15-21 February

This week Flightglobal publication Flight International features on the cover India’s Tejas light combat aircraft, photographed by Billypix at the Aero India show in Bangalore. You can read all the news and see all the video, photos, blogs, Tweets, and more here. Also featured this week are: Defence training: A special report on the new-look route to […]

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Eurocopter EC130B at the Singapore airshow

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 3 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user illuminati (Abhishek Singh). His photo depicts a Eurocopter EC130B at the Singapore airshow.“This helicopter was projected as one of the most luxurious helicopter produced till date during the show and yes it is indeed one of the […]

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