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ARJ21 first flight

  China’s new regional jet aircraft, the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China’s ARJ21-700, has successfully completed its first flight. More….

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Schneider Trophy

  Picture credit: AirTeamImages/Colin K. Work This is a Deperdussin Monoplane much like the one used by “well-known” French pilot Prevost, who won the Jacques Schneider Maritime Cup in 1913. The event was a speed contest open to all types of seaplanes. Flight compiled a History of the Schneider Trophy back in 1925. The race was […]

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Piaggio P180 Avanti II

  Piaggio doesn’t just manufacture those fancy retro-style scooters… it has its head in the clouds too. Here’s an image of a turboprop business aircraft, the aerodynamic Piaggio P180 Avanti II. In 1986 Flight reported that the aircraft received Italian certification, paving the way for firm orders. Flight also featured the aircraft at its development stage […]

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ATR 72

Continuing with our Italian theme this week here is a picture of an ATR 72. Aerei da Trasporto Regionale or Avions de Transport Régional (ATR) is an Italian-French based aircraft manufacturer. It was formed in 1981. Here is the new company’s announcement in the form of an advertisement found within our pdf archive.  

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Emirates takes delivery on 2nd Airbus A380

Read more…. Image courtesy Emirates Group More images of the A380 from production to deliveries and interiors Airbus A380 aircraft profle including specifications, latest news, blogs, images and video    

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Concorde’s last commercial flight anniversary

Concorde made it’s last commercial flight five years ago today. Here Concorde G-BOAF is seen taking off from London Heathrow on a ferry flight back to retire at Filton, the aircraft’s place of birth. Flight published a Concorde timeline and I found it in the archives… Image courtesy Paul Dopson/APG Photography

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Arrival of Corsair’s flight from Paris Orly over Maho Beach

This weeks AirSpace image of the week was uploaded by Brian T Richards . If you would like to upload your own images and have the chance to have them profiled in Flight International magazine, simply sign up and upload to your own free gallery.

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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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Wright’s replica takes to the air to mark 100 Years of flight

To celebrate 100 years of flight Le Mans Sarthe Aero Retro group staged an event at the Hunaudières race course in Le Mans marking Wilbur Wright’s first flight in France on 8 August. Pilot Jef Jacquelin took up the Wright Flyer Type-A replica (F-PMAN) managing two safe hops along the Le Mans runway, in front […]

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Baboo seen at LFTZ/LTT ST Tropez La Mole

Picture credit: Yannick Delamarre

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