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Yet another gratuitous A380 image

Yep, another from #DXB13, but is a rather nice photo showing the ubiquitous Emirates Airbus A380 and the Alenia Aermacchi MB-339s flown by the Al Fursan display team of the UAE. Emirates

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A380 at #DXB13

I know we’ve all seen it before, but after yesterday’s record-breaking order hoo-hah it seems appropriate to show the beast flying at the Dubai show (the pic comes via EADS’ Flickr stream). And the keen-eyed may notice a gap amongst the customer logos on the nose where one has been removed. The space sits between […]

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New-look Qantas

Well, sort of. It’s actually the latest in the carrier’s Indigenous Flying Art series which has touched down in Sydney. The Boeing 737-800 shows its new Aboriginal-inspired livery design, based on the work of late West Australian Aboriginal painter, Paddy Bedford. The aircraft named “Mendoowoorrji” is the fourth aircraft in Qantas’ flying art series.

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Bristow hits the bullseye

It looked good at Paris, it looked alright at Helitech, but this image of the AW189 in Bristow livery, just released by AgustaWestland, is even better. Bristow has firm orders for the helicopter – not least that it’s taking 11 for search and rescue work in the UK – but it may n0t get the very […]

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Airbus widebody frenzy

Clearly aware that Boeing and Bombardier have been getting all the media love over the past few days, what with making their new planes do flying and such, Airbus has decided the only way to wrest attention back to Toulouse is to issue this shot of a trio of widebodies looking majestic over the ocean. […]

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A dream debut

Following yesterday’s 5h first flight of the bigger, badder Boeing 787-9, here’s the inevitable Boeing-supplied picture of its maiden sortie. Boeing

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X-47B under the covers

Great image from Rex here of the Northrop Grumman X-47B on board the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush ahead of its successful maiden carrier flight. Rex Features

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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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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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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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