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Superbowl 747-8

In celebration of the fact that the Seattle Supersonics Seahawks have reached the final of the International World Superbowl Gridiron Championships (I think), Boeing – sometime champion of the Pacific Northwest (when it’s not threatening to up sticks and leave) – has painted one of the 747-8Fs it had knocking around in Seahawks colours ahead of the big game. […]

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Tolkein-themed jets are Hobbit forming

The latest of Air New Zealand’s fleet to get a Tolkein-themed makeover is this Boeing 777-300ER, which has been plastered with a 54m-long rendering of the dragon Smaug from The Hobbit book, ahead of the release of the second film in the trilogy later this month. The twinjet has since made its debut flight post-painting […]

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‘Thank you’

Nice picture – and indeed, sentiment - on our AirSpace forum from regular Hounddogone of British Airways’ “Firefly” a specially liveried Airbus A319 which was used to transport the Olympic torch to London prior to the games last year.

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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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Scoot 777 makes its inaugural flight

Pictured landing at Queensland’s Gold Coast airport in Australia yesterday, is this Boeing 777 operated by Singapore Airlines’ new low-cost carrier Scoot. For reasons that escape us, the aircraft appears to be named Barry. Credit: Rex Features

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British Airways going for gold

To celebrate the 2012 London Olympic Games and being the Official Air Travel Partner and Carrier What’s Really Quite British and Everything. BA has produced this gold-festooned Airbus. No, we don’t know why they’ve done a dove either (and it took us some time to work out they were feathers down the side, not the results of […]

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#SGA2012: Jackie Chan’s Legacy 650 arrives at the Singapore Airshow

Credit: Embraer Jackie Chan’s executive jet has arrived in Singapore, the first Legacy 650 to be displayed at the Singapore Airshow. Unfortunately Jackie isn’t present, but the aircraft, which has a distinctive ‘Dragon’ livery,  will certainly pull in the crowds during the show. To get the latest news and views from this year’s Singapore Airshow, […]

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AirAsia’s 100th Airbus A320

Replete with dragon motif – to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dragon – this Airbus A320, the carrier’s 100th (registration – we think – 9M-AQM, although that’s listed in our database as a 1972-vintage Boeing 737-200 that was parked in 2008) arrived in AirAsia’s fleet earlier this week. According to the press bumf, it took […]

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None more black: ANZ’s latest 777

To borrow from Spinal Tap: How much more black could it be? None more black. It’s Air New Zealand’s latest Boeing 777-300ER (ZK-OKQ) resplendent in the All Black colour scheme sat next to a Beech 1900D turboprop belonging to Eagle Airways at Auckland. Could it be any more awesome? None more awesome. Credit: Peter Clark

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Hello Kitty!

I’ve been looking for pictures of this Hello Kitty-themed Airbus A330-300 for a few weeks now and I can see it repelling as many as it draws in. Anyway, thank you to Taiwan’s EVA Air for doing this, it’s made the world a more day-glo place. No cats were harmed during its production. Probably. Credit: AirTeamImages

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