Archive | June, 2011

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View of the 787 wing in-flight

AirSpace user Terry Buckland has shared these pictures showing the 787′s wing, with Trent 1000 powerplants, in-flight over Washington State.In the most recent 787 news, Boeing is planning two-tiered 787 ETOPS approval, with an initial 180min at entry into service with All Nippon Airways and then later a 330min certification.

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RAF’s newest and largest aircraft to debut at RIAT

Voyager, an Airbus A330 tanker, is to debut at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on 16-17 July. It is the Royal Air Force’s newest, largest longest and widest aircraft in the RAF’s fleet with a wing span of 60 metres. Visitors to the show will be able to see it on static display and there will […]

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GoAir A320neo

Here is a rendering from Airbus of what Indian carrier GoAir’s livery will look on the A320neo, which the airline ordered 72 of today at the Paris air show.

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Etihad’s first 777 freighter

Etihad Airways today took delivery of its Boeing 777 freighter, which is based on the -200LR variant. The aircraft joins Etihad’s 777 fleet of seven -300ER variants.The acceptance comes near the end of this week’s Paris air show. At the last major European air show–Farnborough 2010–Eithad took took delivery of its first A330-200F.The 777F can […]

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LAN A320neo #PAS11

Here is a rendering from Airbus of what LAN’s livery will look like on the A320neo, which it ordered 20 of yesterday at the Paris air show. Read more…

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Frontier A319neo

Here is a rendering of what Frontier’s livery will look like on an Airbus A319neo. The carrier’s parent Republic Airways Holdings has tentatively signed to take 40 Airbus A319neos and 40 A320neos. All 80 aircraft would be fitted with the CFM International Leap powerplant. Read more…

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Special livery for ANA’s first two 787s #PAS11

ANA announced at the Paris air show today its first two Boeing 787 Dreamliners will be painted in a special scheme to celebrate the type’s introduction.The livery features a large “787″ at the front of the aircraft and then blue lines at the rear of the fuselage “designed to highlight how the three core elements […]

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jetBlue A321 named ’3, 2, 1…Blue!’ #PAS11

Airbus has released this rendering of what a jetBlue Airways A321 will look like in the American carrier’s livery. The aircraft bears the cheeky name “3, 2, 1…Blue!” JetBlue says the carrier will use the A321s on “high traffic” routes that should be “easy to figure out”. Long-time Airbus customer JetBlue Airways is the latest […]

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China Southern A380 rolls out in full colours

China Southern’s first Airbus A380 has rolled out in Hamburg in full colours today.The aircraft will seat 506 passengers.

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360° view of 747-8I test interior

After the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental arrived at Le Bourget for the Paris Air Show, where the 747 is making its international debut, Boeing invited attendees aboard. Jon Ostrower, editor of Flightblogger, made this 360° shot of the test interior between doors 1 and 2. The technique calls for a series of photos taken over time […]

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