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Spanair – gone but not (quite) forgotten

Seems like only yesterday that Spanair was a vibrant, profitable airline, now sadly consigned to aviation’s scrapheap. However, this 2006 shot of a Boeing MD-83 from user Martin Needham was just posted on Flight’s AirSpace gallery to remind us of its glory days. Credit: M_Needham gallery on Flightglobal/AirSpace

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Pretty in pink

It may posess an eye-watering colourscheme and use the most contrived acronym ever, but this Airbus A320 belonging to Japanese low-cost carrier Peach Aviation looks striking against the green foreground as it comes in to land at Osaka.  Credit: Rex Features

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Lufthansa Regional climbing out of LCY

AirSpace user Flightstar posted this shot of a Lufthansa Regional Embraer 190 climbing steeply out of London City airport. Credit: Flightstar gallery on flightglobal/AirSpace

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Scoot 777 makes its inaugural flight

Pictured landing at Queensland’s Gold Coast airport in Australia yesterday, is this Boeing 777 operated by Singapore Airlines’ new low-cost carrier Scoot. For reasons that escape us, the aircraft appears to be named Barry. Credit: Rex Features

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MD-80 through the mizzle at Heathrow

Given the currently awful weather in London, here’s a terrific image summing it all up. User Honddogone posted this shot on our AirSpace gallery of a Boeing MD-80 operated by Scandinavian Airlines coming in to land at London Heathrow. Credit: User Hounddogone on flightglobal/AirSpace

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Q400 landing at London City

Lovely image from user Hounddogone on our AirSpace gallery of a Bombardier Q400 landing at London City Airport. An approach that puts the ‘eep!’ into ’steep’.  Credit: User Hounddogone on Flightglobal/AirSpace

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American Airlines goes back to the ’80s

To celebrate 30 years of flights to London Heathrow, American Airlines has released this tremendous, nay, glorious image of members of staff dating from 1988. I think it’s probably the hair – just the wrong side of boufant – that does it for us. As to whether the jet is still in service, well, it’s […]

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Singapore Airlines A380

Great photo from user Hounddogone on flightglobal.com/AirSpace of a Singapore airlines A380 on approach to London Heathrow as the sun goes down. Credit: user Hounddogone on AirSpace

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Pic of the week: KLM 777-200 on short final to YVR

AirSpace user boeing764 posted this shot of a KLM Boeing 777-200 (PH-BQF) on short final to Vancouver (eh) on 1 May following a flight from Schiphol. Credit: user boeing764

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Image of the Week: Saudi 747 on short final

AirSpace user Hounddogone posted this picture of a sunset-lit Saudi Arabian Airlines 747-400 on short final approach to London Heathrow. Credit: User Hounddogone on Flightglobal/AirSpace

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