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SpaceX Falcon 9 lift off

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launcher lifts off on its recent CRS-1 mission to resupply the ISS. SpaceX hopes to benefit from the next rolling five-year USAF launch contract, with the latest round of announcements imminent.Check out the full story here Image credit: SpaceX

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Up, up, and (finally) away!

Qatar Airways has received its first Dreamliner this week, but visitors to the Farnborough airshow last summer had a preview. Here’s Qatar Airway’s Boeing 787 taking off from the Hampshire airfield. Photo credit: airspace user Hounddogone

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Angry Birds on strike

lufthansa strike, angry birds

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Now that’s what you call a firework display

Around 2,400 personnel from the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force were involved in a live-fire exercise staged near Mount Fuji earlier this month. This spectacular image shows two of the service’s Boeing/Fuji Heavy Industries AH-64DJ Apache attack helicopters in action, with pyrotechnics supplied by the land vehicles. Flightglobal’s HeliCAS database records Japan’s army as having only […]

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High altitude testing with the Airbus A400M

From Airbus Military’s multimedia collection is this stunning image of the A400M undergoing high altitude testing at La Paz.Chosen with a passing topicality, as engine supplier Europrop International recently announced the ramp up of the aircraft’s TP400 engine production. Credit: Airbus Military

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F/A-18 loaded onto Antonov An-124

Picture credit: L3 MAS Two F/A-18s are loaded onto an An-124 at the L3 MAS facility in Mirabel for delivery to the Royal Australian Air Force . 

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Chilean Air Force Boeing 767

Picture credit: French Frogs A new Chilean Air Force Boeing 767 is pictured at Toulouse. 

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Lockheed Martin counter-rotating ring-wing rotor

Lockheed Martin have filed a patent for a counter-rotating, ring-wing rotor …

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Flight’s first cover – 100 years ago

Flight published its very first issue on 2nd January 1909, 100 years ago today. It was a new weekly aviation magazine, simply but appropriately named Flight. That first issue reported the exciting news that “England” could now boast that two of its citizens had now taken to the air, with the headline: “A second Englishman flies” […]

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The best aviation-related New Year’s Eve Party venue?

Flightglobal’s not aversed to celebrating the the New Year with a glass of Sherry or two but where does one go to see in the New Year in style? Maybe a dinner party on an A380 “Flying Palace”? Or a Qantas First Class Airport Lounge (they won this year’s World Airline Awards award in that […]

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