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Singapore Airlines A380 inbound to Heathrow

Much as the title suggests, this shot, posted by user hounddogone on our AirSpace forum, shows an Airbus A380 operated by Singapore Airlines on approach to London Heathrow. The carrier is celebrating five years of A380 service this year. Hounddogone on flightglobal/AirSpace

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All Blacks invade the home of French rugby

While the press release from ATR boasts of its first delivery of an ATR 72-600 to Air New Zealand, we’re pretty sure the accompanying photograph shows the turboprop – complete with distinctive All Black livery – flying over ATR’s home city of Toulouse. The delivery is the first from a 2011 order of seven 68-seaters, […]

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Boeing 787 – has it really been a year?

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the first delivery of Boeing’s much-delayed 787, our pic of the week is this wonderful photo from AirSpace user coalburner of the Dreamliner. user coalburner on flightglobal/AirSpace

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Mother Airbus and her planelets

Released as part of its latest The Future by Airbus report, this image from Airbus either shows a flock of concept airliners flying in formation along an “express skyway” or a mother bird and her brood. You decide. Credit: Airbus

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United’s Boeing 787 takes to the skies

Ahead of its delivery at the end of September, United Airlines’ initial Boeing 787 has completed its first production flight. The aircraft took off from Boeing’s Paine Field in Everett, Washington on Sunday 19 August. The flight tested the 787′s onboard systems at high and medium altitudes. They also checked back-up and safety elements, including cabin […]

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Malaysia Airlines A380 at Farnborough

AirSpace user berniec supplies this shot of the Malaysia Airlines A380 displaying at the Farnborough air show in July. Credit: berniec 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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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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Emirates takes 1,000th Boeing 777

Pictured is the 1,000th 777 to roll off Boeing’s Everett production line at a handover ceremony on Friday. Taken by Gulf airline Emirates, this particular example is a -300ER. The carrier has a fleet of 102 777s, with a further 93 on order. Credit: Emirates

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Lufthansa’s 747-8I takes to the skies

Pictured on a pre-delivery test flight from Seattle’s Paine Field, here’s a shot from Flightglobal’s AirSpace gallery of Lufthansa’s first Boeing 747-8I (D-AGYA) in its full livery. Handover of the aircraft is due in March. Credit: Joe G Walker gallery on Flightglobal AirSpace

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