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Al Fursan and Patrouille de France flying in formation over Dubai’s Burj Khalifa

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DUBAI: Emirates orders another 50 777-300ERs

Emirates has ordered an additional 50 Boeing 777-300ERs valued at $18 billion, the largest commercial aircraft order in the airframer’s history. The Dubai-based carrier is already the largest 777 operator with a fleet of 94 aircraft. It had another 41 on order before the latest announcement, which also includes options for another 20 aircraft. “The […]

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NBAA: Comlux orders Sukhoi’s Superjet 100

Swiss heavyweight Comlux has snubbed the industry’s big brands to become launch customer for the VIP version of Sukhoi’s Superjet 100 airliner – just four months after the variant was announced at the Paris air show. The order for two Sukhoi Business Jets, plus two options, was unveiled today by SuperJet International, the joint venture […]

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Aerolia, once Airbus, delivers nose section for first A350

The nose section has been loaded on to aircraft MSN001, the first A350 XWB, by Aerolia at its Méaulte, France facility onto a heavily modified A300-600ST Beluga. The structure is the “face” of the new long-range jetliner from Airbus, which will enter final assembly before the end of the year. The construction of the nose […]

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South African firms unveil indigenous light-attack aircraft

South Africa’s Aerosud and Paramount Group have unveiled a new aircraft intended to satisfy a variety of civilian and military requirements, up to flying light-attack and counter-insurgency missions. Revealed at an Aerosud site on the Centurion Aerospace Village near Pretoria on 27 September, the advanced high-performance reconnaissance light aircraft (AHRLAC) is a short take-off and […]

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Eurofighter programme annual production rate to be slashed

The Eurofighter programme’s annual production rate is to be slashed dramatically as partner nations Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK battle economic difficulties. Details of the reduction emerged as BAE Systems announced plans to axe about 3,000 jobs at several of its sites around the UK, including its Eurofighter Typhoon final assembly site at Warton […]

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Boeing delivers first 787 to ANA

All Nippon Airways, launch customer for the Boeing 787, has taken contractual delivery of its first of 55 aircraft three and a half years late. Boeing completed the transaction … Continue reading….     787′s excess weight drives mission profile: ANA Labour relations trumped 787 profitability on line selection: Documents Boeing plans mission-control centre to […]

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Airbus prepares to transport first A350 upper wing-cover

Picture credit: Airbus  Airbus is preparing to transport the first A350 upper wing-cover from Germany to the airframer’s main wing facility in the UK. It has loaded the upper cover, manufactured at its Stade plant, onto one of its A300-600ST freighters for transit to Broughton over the next few days. Continue reading…

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A330 tanker arrives in Bournemouth, UK

Picture credit: Cobham Aviation Services This A330 airtanker arrived into Bournemouth on 26 August. For more read this picture story below. PICTURES: UK conversion work to start on A330 tanker

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Endurance race horses from Ukraine arrive in UK by An-12

Endurance horses arrived at Cambridge Airport in the UK on an Antonov An-12 freighter. It is the first time long distance endurance horses have arrived, bound for Newmarket racecourse, and on such a heavy aircraft. The aircraft, which is owned by Ukranian company Meridian Airlines and chartered by chartered by Intradco, a bloodstock air transportation specialist, arrived from Nimes, France with […]

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