Archive | February, 2012

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11th C5-B on the Super Galaxy line

Lockheed Martin inducted the 11th aircraft to the C-5M Super Galaxy production line in Marietta, Georgia on February 1, 2012. Based at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, this aircraft has supported operations across the globe, delivering cargo in locations such as Iraq, Italy, Germany, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Qatar, Spain and Turkey. Credit: Lockheed Martin

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More milestones – Air Nostrum takes its 75th Bombardier

Spanish carrier Air Nostrum has taken delivery of its 75th Bombardier aircraft – a CRJ1000 - at a ceremony in Mirabel, Canada. It follows previous deliveries of nine CRJ1000s (part of an order for 35 of the type), 11 CRJ900s, and 35 CRJ200 regional jets, as well as 19 Q300 turboprops. It’s one of just two customers […]

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AirAsia’s 100th Airbus A320

Replete with dragon motif – to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dragon – this Airbus A320, the carrier’s 100th (registration – we think – 9M-AQM, although that’s listed in our database as a 1972-vintage Boeing 737-200 that was parked in 2008) arrived in AirAsia’s fleet earlier this week. According to the press bumf, it took […]

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Rafale’s prospects on the up

With yesterday’s announcement that the Dassault Rafale has been selected for India’s MMRCA fighter contest, I thought it timely to use this picture of the aircraft from Flightglobal’s Airspace gallery. Of course it might have been more apt to have a picture of a Eurofighter in a nose dive, given its current sales figures. Credit: […]

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