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Spray on display

Another great picture from AirSpace regular Hounddogone, this time of an Emirates Airbus A380 on a damp take-off roll at London Heathrow. User Hounddogone on flightglobal.com/AirSpace

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Turkish delight for Boeing

To coincide with today’s big news that Turkish Airlines is to order up to 95 Boeing 737s (and also to enable me to use this puntastic headline) here’s a brilliant shot of a Turkish Airlines 737-900ER from AirSpace user Martin Needham. Martin Needham/AirSpace To find out more about Turkish Airlines,  check out their profile on […]

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A380 double flyover

A Qantas A380 and Emirates A380 flew in formation over Sydney Harbour this morning, to mark the commencement of the global aviation partnership between Emirates and Qantas. The deal announced in September, provides extensive partnership to collaborate on routes and frequent flyer benefits. Read the full story here

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La premiere A320 de Air France

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the iconic Airbus narrowbody, here’s a picture of the very first A320, taken at Düsseldorf after it completed its first revenue service from Paris. Pete Webber

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Retrotastic Viscount

To my mind a Viscount will forever be a small chocolate-covered biscuit in a green and silver wrapper, but clearly this Vickers-built airliner offers a different standpoint. The image of the Air Rhodesia Vickers Viscount 700D, captured in Salisbury in the 1970′s, was posted on our AirSpace gallery by user flyvertosset. user flyvertosset on flightglobal.com/AirSpace

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American and US Airways – together at last

I found this cracking image on the AirTeamImages website while looking for a shot to illustrate the merger between American Airlines and US Airways. Showing a pair of Boeing 757-200s it’s just about perfect for the task.

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It may be a turboprop, but it still looks nice

Turboprops are never going to get as much love as other aircraft types. They lack the scale of an A380, the excitement of a jet fighter or the potential for battery-induced blazes of a 787. Nonetheless, this picture from ATR of the first delivery of an ATR 72-600 to Myanmar’s Air KBZ may go someway […]

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Aeroflot Ilyushin Il-76

Another from the fine pages of our AirSpace gallery, this picture of an Aeroflot Ilyushin Il-76 comes from the camera of regular contributor flyvertosset. flyvertosset gallery on flightglobal.com/AirSpace

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Goodbye Filton airport

To commemorate the closure of Bristol’s Filton airport – a location that has played a key role in the UK aerospace industry – on 21 December, here’s a shot of one of the last “heavy” movements in, an Airbus A380 visiting to take company employees on a short flight. Pic by Michael Buckle.

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Queen of the skies takes flight

To accompany this lovely picture posted on our AirSpace gallery, here’s the accompanying caption from contributor EnoAeroPics: “The sun finally broke through in the late afternoon of 7 November 2012 when Boeing 747-406BC c/n 30455 (l/n 1302) PH-BFY “City of Johannesburg” of KLM lifted off runway 06-24 at Schiphol Amsterdam airport. The aircraft first flew on […]

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