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Endurance race horses from Ukraine arrive in UK by An-12

Endurance horses arrived at Cambridge Airport in the UK on an Antonov An-12 freighter. It is the first time long distance endurance horses have arrived, bound for Newmarket racecourse, and on such a heavy aircraft. The aircraft, which is owned by Ukranian company Meridian Airlines and chartered by chartered by Intradco, a bloodstock air transportation specialist, arrived from Nimes, France with […]

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Flight International 28 Sept-4 Oct: PC-6 flight test

This week Flightglobal publication Flight International asks if an avionics upgrade can equip Pilatus’s versatile PC-6 veteran to last another 50 years. Pilot Pete Collins takes the aircraft to Swiss skies and reports back. On the cover is Pilatus PC-6 pictured over Switzerland in a photo by Pilatus. The venerable PC-6 is known for its […]

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Image of the Week: Kelowna Flightcraft DC-10-30F

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 5 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user Steelhead. His photo depicts the No. 2 engine Kelowna Flightcraft DC-10-30F C-GKFB. The photo was taken at Hamilton (YHM), Ontario in Canada. Start a gallery on AirSpace for your chance at having your photograph featured as our […]

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EADS Flies DA42 On Algae Biofuel

Airbus parent EADS is to make an environmental breakthrough at ILA by flying an aircraft powered by a biofuel composed purely of algae. The daily flights will be conducted using a Diamond DA42 New Generation light twin powered by Austro Engine AE300s. As a result of algae’s higher energy content, fuel burn will be 1.5 […]

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Making general aviation more environmentally friendly has in the past had an alternate fuels focus, but as batteries improve, all-electric aircraft are emerging in Europe. From Lange Aviation’s Antares 20E in 2005 to this year’s new entrant, the PC-Aero Elektra One, there is a growing European challenge to the likes of China’s Yuneec and its […]

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European GA Scene

GA’s army of proponents have taken up the fight to raise the profile of this huge industry – which has a fleet of 10,000 aircraft in Europe – through a mixture of fortitude and self-preservation. “GA is seen by a lot of people as largely pointless,” says Martin Robinson, chief executive of the UK Aircraft […]

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EASA: Thumbs-up for Oma Sud SkyCar

Italian general aviation manufacturer Oma Sud has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for its twin-engine piston-powered SkyCar pusher. The company applied for a type certificate in 2004 and first demonstrated a mock-up of the Textron Lycoming IO-360-C1E6-powered aircraft at the Paris Air Show in 2005. First flight took place in December 2007, at […]

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Argentina gives green light to GA8 Airvan

Australian general aviation manufacturer Gippsland Aeronautics has received Argentinian certification of its GA8. Read more…     Photo: Gippsland

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NBAA ’09: Boeing BBJ Convertible

Boeing has brought its new BBJ Convertible to NBAA for the first time to highlight the multi-mission business jet. The aircraft, which is configured for Scandinavian Airlines medical evacuation, features a 140 x 96.5in (355 x 245cm) side cargo door. Boeing is touting an 8h freighter conversion time for the aircraft, which is based on […]

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Gulfstream G650 Roll Out

After a year economic downturn and bad publicity endured by the corporate aviation community, Gulfstream took a moment to celebrate with the roll-out of its new large-cabin G650 business jet. Seven thousand employees, executives and local officials filled theaircraft’s newly built final assembly building to see the first G650,T1, unveiled as it taxied into view […]

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