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Re-engined 737 gets Boeing board approval

Probably the most predictable news of the week - Boeing has given the go-ahead for the launch of its re-engined 737. If the rendered pics reveal anything it’s that the new version of the twinjet has the same sculpted nacelles as the 787 and that Boeing is dropping the 700/800/900 designation in favour of the -7/8/9 […]

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Apocalypse Now?

Looking very like the beginning of the legendary ‘Nam film (only with a Boeing F-15 instead of Hueys) pictured is a Singaporean F-15SG on the runway at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, with a huge brush fire raging in the background. Credit: US Air Force

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File under: what would happen if…

…An Airbus A380 needed intercepting over Austrian airspace. We imagine it would look something like this. It was a training exercise held on 22 August and two Austrian Eurofighters conducted a QRA training interception of the new Airbus, fresh from its naming ceremony at Vienna airport, on its flight through Austrian airspace. The Eurofighters, scrambling from their […]

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ANA Boeing 787 – coming to a city near you shortly

OK, it might not unless you’re living in Japan, but with the airline announcing routes and schedules for the new Boeing Dreamliner today, the twinjet’s entry into service has moved a step closer. So, to honour that moment, here’s a snap from our own Flightblogger of one of the first aircraft. Credit: Flightblogger

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Su-27 Flankers up close and personal

Credit: US Department of Defense A pair of Russian air force Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker fighters escort a simulated hijacked airliner during the second day of flight operations for exercise Vigilant Eagle on 9 August, over the Pacific Ocean. The Russian fighters followed and monitored the aircraft while it was in Russian airspace, handing it over […]

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Alenia C-27J Spartans start combat operations in Afghanistan

Credit: USAF Alenia Aeronautica/L-3 Communications C-27J Spartans, operated by the US Air National Guard, have commenced combat operations in Afghanistan. The Joint Cargo Aircraft provides intra-theatre airlift capability. Click here for the full story.

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