Archive | March, 2011

Blue Angels

Image of the Week: Blue Angels with the moon in the background

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 3 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user Vintage Racer. His photo depicts the Blue Angels performing a flyby at February’s Centennial of Naval Aviation kickoff at NAS North Island in San Diego. Start a gallery on AirSpace for your chance at having your photograph […]

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VS A330

Virgin Atlantic A330

AirSpace user Slider has uploaded these photos of Virgin Atlantic A330 G-VSXY conducting a training flight to East Midlands airport. The aircraft is expected to enter service next month to Orlando.The first batch of 10 A330s ordered will not feature the carrier’s premium product, Upper Class, although later deliveries will. The carrier will lease four […]

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Image of the Week: Virgin Atlantic 747-400 in the new livery

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 3 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user eclipse. His photo depicts a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 in the new colours departing London Heathrow’s runway 27L around 8 August last year, around the time the aircraft entered into service in the new colours. Start a […]

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Air-to-air with 747-8 Intercontinental on maiden sortie

Boeing has released these two photos, one showing the 747-8 Intercontinental above clouds and the other of the aircraft above snow-capped mountains in Washington state. They were both taken during the aircraft’s maiden sortie on Sunday 20 March. During the 4h and 26min flight, the aircraft reached an altitude of 6,096m (20,000ft) and a speed […]

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747-8I’s first flight (pics & video)

Our AirSpace photographers were out and about Sunday morning in Everett to capture the Boeing 747-8I’s first flight. Here are some of their photos. UPDATE: Below the photos find video from Boeing showing the aircraft’s takeoff and landing. There are also pics here showing the aircraft in-flight over Washington state.For a report on the first […]

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NordStar’s first ATR 42-500

Russian carrier Nordstar has emerged as the previously unidentified customer to have placed an order last year for four ATR 42-500s plus three options. The carrier today took delivery of the first aircraft (below) from its order. Nordstar says the turboprops will be fitted with special features to enable them to operate in the cold […]

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Image of the Week: Vulcan at RNAS Yeoviliton Open Day

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 3 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user runlikehell (Mike Cleaver). His photo depicts a Vulcan at RNAS Yeoviliton Open Day 2010.Keith says of his photo: “The Vulcan was on late in the day, and as usual the weather was somewhat variable: dark cloud with […]

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VIDEOS: Japan’s Sendai airport floods following earthquake

These video images of Japan’s Sendai Airport clearly show the extent of flood damage to the apron, with tidal water surrounding the terminal building. Continue reading…        

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Azul takes delivery of pink aircraft to raise breast cancer awareness

  Azul Linhas Aereas took delivery of an interesting-coloured aircraft from ATR this morning in Toulouse. Azul’s pink liveried ATR72-200 aircraft will promote the fight against breast cancer, and its date of delivery (8 March) is significant in that it is also International Women¹s Day.  The fuselage of the AZUL Linhas Aéreas ATR 72 is painted pink to symbolise the fight against breast cancer […]

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Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER

Image of the Week: Cathay Pacific 777-300ER “Asia’s World City” #AA11

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 3 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user commercial aviation (Manuel Negrerie). His photo depicts Cathay Pacific’s Boeing 777-300ER in the “Asia’s World City” livery. Manuel snapped the aircraft at Taiwan’s Taoyuan Airport at Taipei.Cathay Pacific’s Hong Kong base is also host to this week’s […]

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