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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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Air New Zealand’s unexpected journey with a Hobbit inspired livery

Air New Zealand Air New Zealand, the self-proclaimed ‘airline of Middle-earth’, arrived on England’s fair shores yesterday in a livery inspired by the soon-to-be-released movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Fresh from releasing its “Unexpected Briefing” in-flight safety video – viewed over 10 million times on YouTube – Air New Zealand painted its 777-300 to […]

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Airbus flies first sharklet-equipped A321

Credit: Airbus Airbus has performed the first flight of a sharklet-equipped A321 as it begins a test campaign of the wing-tip modification on the largest member of its narrowbody family.Read more…

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Avro Vulcan arrives at the Farnborough air show #FARN12

Credit: Billypix Out of the dark, low-hanging clouds over Farnborough this morning came the world’s last flying example of the Avro Vulcan bomber for a display validation flight over the airport in preparation for next week’s air show. Read moreView all the latest news and views from this year’s Farnborough air show

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Unique formation flight of five A400Ms

Credit: Airbus Military This great image signifies the unique occasion where all five A400M test flight are together in Toulouse. This technical formation flight of the five Grizzlies, MSN1, 2, 3, 4 and 6, was crewed by Airbus Flight Test teams and following the exercise all the different aircraft continued on their daily activity. You […]

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The Red Arrows offer a colourful end to Jubilee celebrations

Credit: Rex Features The Red Arrows brightened up a typically grey London sky yesterday to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The flypast by the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the Red Arrows signified the end of a weekend of celebration, with over 1,000 members of the Armed Forces involved in […]

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Space Shuttle Discovery makes final flight to museum

Credit: Stephen Trimble/Flightglobal The Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery (OV-103) made its last ever flight today to its final rest home at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum annex near Dulles Airport, Washington D.C. Read more…

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#SGA2012: Jackie Chan’s Legacy 650 arrives at the Singapore Airshow

Credit: Embraer Jackie Chan’s executive jet has arrived in Singapore, the first Legacy 650 to be displayed at the Singapore Airshow. Unfortunately Jackie isn’t present, but the aircraft, which has a distinctive ‘Dragon’ livery,  will certainly pull in the crowds during the show. To get the latest news and views from this year’s Singapore Airshow, […]

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Boeing 787 lands at the Singapore Airshow #SGA2012

Credit: Boeing The Boeing 787 landed at Singapore today in anticipation of this week’s Singapore Airshow. The Dreamliner is in the midst of a six-month “Dream Tour” taking it around the world and will be on static display between 14-17 February . You can follow all the latest from the Singapore Airshow on our dedicated […]

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