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On this day… in 1986

British Airways was offered up for sale by the British government. This archive entry is actually from November 1986 reporting that the UK Department of Transport has announced that British Airways will be privatised “in the early weeks of 1987″.   The announcement of BA’s privatisation was beset with hold-ups including an anti-trust case in which the US […]

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Crashed Itek Air Boeing 737-200

An Itek Air Boeing 737-200 which crashed yesterday near Bishkek had sought to return to the capital’s Manas International Airport because of a technical problem. Sixty-five of the 90 people on board the aircraft were killed after it attempted an emergency landing near the town of Dzhangi-Dzher in the country’s northern Sokuluk district. To read […]

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Can you guess the airport and win a prize?

On AirSpace, we have snapped a Google Maps’ image of ten International Airports around the world. Each week one of those images will be revealed, and the person who guesses the quickest each week (by commenting on week three’s photograph on AirSpace with IATA code) will win an exclusive brand new AirSpace t-shirt.

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Qantas A380 Cabin First Flight from Hamburg

Qantas A380′s cabin first flight at Hamburg yesterday. Qantas Airways will take delivery of its first Airbus A380 on 19 September. It is the third airline to have the new aircraft type in its fleet. The airline has set 20 October as the date for its first Airbus A380 service, between Melbourne and Los Angeles. […]

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Inmarsat – 4 launches successfully to provide air transport with IFE

Inmarsat has confirmed the successful launch and acquisition of the third Inmarsat-4 satellite. The satellite was launched on a Proton Breeze M rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on 18 August. (more from Mary Kirby’s Runway Girl blog)

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Baboo seen at LFTZ/LTT ST Tropez La Mole

Picture credit: Yannick Delamarre

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Air France Boeing 777F

The second Boeing 777F has joined the flight-test programme for the new all-cargo twinjet. The aircraft, one of the five ordered by launch customer Air France, is the first to appear in the carrier’s colours.

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An Air Mauritius A340 on take off

AirSpace member erwan_ei uploaded an artistic image of an Air Mauritius A340 taking off from Tananarive, Madagascar’s capital. See erwan_ei’s gallery on AirSpace

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Lufthansa Focke-Wulf Fw 200 arrives in New York 70 years ago

On this day 70 years ago a Lufthansa Focke-Wulf Fw 200 made a non-stop flight from Berlin to New York, via Hamburg, Glasgow, Newfoundland, and Halifax, taking 24hrs 36minutes for the trip.

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Emirates airline

Emirates Airline is currently showing off its new Airbus A380 during familiarisation flights in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Emirates’ new aircraft was greeted on touch down at a water cannon ceremony at San Francisco International Airport on 4 August. The familiarisation flights followed the inaugural flight of the aircraft from Dubai to New York […]

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