Archive | January, 2012

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Eurocopter in NH90 acronym hell – shock

Forgive us – but when confronted with a press release jam-packed with acronyms (TTH, DGA, NAHEMA, ALAT etc) the will to live is quickly eroded. Nonetheless, we present to you the first NH Industries NH90 Tactical Troop Transport in final operational configuration for the French armed forces. And yes, that’s a TTH in FOC to you. Credit: Eurocopter

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Thirsty work for Italian Eurofighters

This striking image of a formation of four Italian air force Eurofighters being supported by a Lockheed Martin KC-130J tanker during a training flight was released by the consortium which manufactures the Typhoon. The same combination saw operational use last year, when Italy helped to enforce a UN-mandated no-fly zone around Libya.

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Bahrain Air Airbus A320 on home turf

Here, from Flightglobal’s AirSpace gallery, is a lovely image from last week’s Bahrain air show of a (repetitively named) Bahrain Air Airbus A320 doing its stuff with the tail of a Sukhoi Su-27 of the Russian Knights display team in the foreground. For more news from the show, click here.

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F-35′s first night flight

It’s exceptionally cheesy, it’s very Top Gun, but hell, it’s Friday – here’s a shot of the Lockheed Martin on its first night flight. Credit: Lockheed Martin

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Greek air force on exercise in Israel

Via our Israeli correspondent, Arie Egozi, comes this image of Greek air force Northrop Grumman F-16s, Israeli air force Boeing F-15s and an IAF Boeing 707 tanker on exercise above Israel back in November. In all, five Greek F-16s took part, flying from the IAF’s base at Uvda in southern Israel and performing a five-day exercise, which […]

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B-2 Spirit (of America) bomber over Pasadena

Here’s a nice shot from the US Air Force site of a Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit bomber over Pasadena in California earlier this month. Credit: US Air Force

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None more black: ANZ’s latest 777

To borrow from Spinal Tap: How much more black could it be? None more black. It’s Air New Zealand’s latest Boeing 777-300ER (ZK-OKQ) resplendent in the All Black colour scheme sat next to a Beech 1900D turboprop belonging to Eagle Airways at Auckland. Could it be any more awesome? None more awesome. Credit: Peter Clark

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Iran Air’s Boeing 727

A trip up to London yesterday and a walk along Picadilly took me past the window of Iran Air’s office (sadly in the process of moving to Hammersmith Road). Displayed in said window was a model of a Boeing 747 in the old seventies livery. Although I was unable to find a picture of one […]

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FedEx Boeing 777 Freighter (and probably some MD-80s)

This picture of a FedEx 777 Freighter comes from our own Flightblogger on a recent trip to Memphis where FedEx has its air hub and a number of aircraft in jarring hues come to congregate. This particular model of the GE90-powered -200LRF dates from 2010. Credit: Flightblogger on Flickr

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Marvellous MiG-21UMD captured in Croatia

From Flightglobal Airspace comes this picture of a Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21UMD. To quote the photographer, Boran Pivčić: “It’s still glistening with the morning’s dew and looking absolutely brilliant at the head of the static lineup for the 2011 Pleso AFB Open Day. The distinctive ILS shack paintjob is actually a blown-up version of the Croatian coat of […]

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