Archive | January, 2013

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Flares have never looked so good

Posted on our AirSpace gallery is this neck-craning image from regular contributor Flyvertosset of a Boeing F-15 upside down above Nellis AFB. Flyvertosset gallery on flightglobal.com/AirSpace

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Lovely 777 Freighter from Boeing

On the back of its announcement that it has just rolled out the first 777 at the rate of 8.3 per month (or 100 per year) – a 777 Freighter for Korean Air – Boeing has issued a cracking shot of the aforementioned twinjet at its Everett, Seattle plant. OK, so it may have had […]

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Swiss A340 over Egypt

No need for description on this one, the picture does all the talking. (Although clearly it’s a Swiss International Airlines Airbus A340 over the pyramids at Gisa). Top snapping from AirSpace user Sunshine Band. Sunshine Band gallery on flightglobal/AirSpace

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Chilly Hercules on the runway

A suitably wintry image here courtesy of the US Air Force. It shows a Lockheed Martin C-130  taxiing to its parking spot in an undisclosed Southwest Asian country. In order to allow operations at the site, snow removal teams had to clear the runways and taxiways after an overnight snowfall dropped more than three inches […]

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What’s on approach in 2013?

John Murphy (flickr.com/kingair42) Anybody who actually knows what’s going to happen in 2013 should end the year very wealthy indeed, while anybody who claims to know what is coming should be regarded with care, if for no other reason than that if they really did know the future they would be busy turning foresight into […]

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Belgium accepts first NH90 transport helicopter

Anthony Pecci/Eurocopter Belgium has accepted its first of eight NH90 helicopters from NH Industries (NHI) partner company Eurocopter.One of four aircraft to be produced for the Belgian Air Component in the tactical transport helicopter configuration, and first flown on 18 September, the rotorcraft was delivered at Eurocopter’s Marignane site near Marseille on 21 December.Read more…

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Airbus Military flies winglet-equipped C295

Credit: Airbus Military Airbus Military conducted the first test flight of a potential future enhancement for its C295 medium transport on 21 December 2012, with the addition of winglets intended to boost efficiency during take-off, climb and cruise phases. Performed from its San Pablo site in Seville, Spain, the sortie will be followed by other […]

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