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Happy Christmas from (for?) Air Berlin

Having recently secured a multi-million cash boost from Etihad Airways – and probably made its immediate future safe – we’re sure that Air Berlin, the carrier behind this festive Boeing 737-800, is celebrating the holiday period with an extra spring in its lederhosen. The aircraft ws snapped at Berlin Tegel earlier this month. Credit: AirTeamImages

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Caption competition: Pilot lands Fokker Dreidecker aircraft on nose

Picture copyright Rex Features  Pilot lands Fokker Dreidecker aircraft on its nose at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, UK on 12 July 2011. Upon landing, the WW1 fighter aircraft was forced onto its nose after a sudden gust of wind. Philip Tyler, an aircraft enthusiast and photographer said: “The Dreidecker did a display to show the sort of fighting that […]

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US Airways A320 Flight 1549 spends final days in museum

The US Airways Airbus A320 Flight 1549 ditched into the Hudson River west of New York City after a departure from LaGuardia Airport in the afternoon of 15 January 2009. The aircraft is currently on its way to being a permanent feature Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina. Read John Croft’s article….    

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PICTURES & VIDEO: Virgin Atlantic celebrating 10 years of flying to Las Vegas in burlesque style

Burlesque star Dita Von Teese helped Sir Richard Branson celebrate Virgin Atlantic’s 10th anniversary of flying to Las Vegas. Dita has been immortalised as a one-off Las Vegas-inspired flying lady on the nose of a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400. Dita and Sir Richard posed for pictures at Las Vegas McCarran Airport yesterday. See the videos below. The […]

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PICTURES & VIDEO: Round the world record beaten in Sabreliner

Picture credit: Fanny Eternod (L-R) Flavien Guderzo (co-pilot), Tom Zorman (mission control), Riccardo Mortara (mission commander / captain) and Gabriel Mortara (co-captain)   Italian pilot Riccardo Mortara has set the world record for the fastest round the world flight in his 30-year-old Sabreliner. They had to add a 12th leg to their trip, after plans to land […]

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The Most Informative 737 Ever

There have been multiple efforts to educate passengers about flying. ICAO has hosted conferences about the fears of flying and Virgin Atlantic has an iPhone app to explain different phases of a flight.But I’ve never seen quite an effort as South African LCC Kulula has carried out. Readers of the Airline Business blog may remember […]

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Image of the week: Guinot wingwalkers from user Aviatorlady

This image of Guinot wing walkers on a 1940s biplane, a Yak, was taken by AirSpace user Aviatorlady at the World Aerobatic Championships 2009. I found the Guinot wing walkers on the web. How much fun would it be….? More from Aviatiorlady 

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Sir Richard Branson’s choice … before Virgin Atlantic’s first flight to Newark

Sir Richard Branson has chosen this image as Image of the Day. It was taken on 22 June 1984 before take off at London’s Heathrow bound for Newark.  Sir Richard is on the steps up to the Maiden Voyager, the airline’s first aircraft, a Boeing 747, with an array of celebrities popular at the time. From left […]

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Silverstone to host international air sports event

Northamptonshire’s Silverstone race circuit is host international air sports event, the 25th FAI World Aerobatic Championships on 28 and 29 August. The event, organised by Flying Aces in partnership with the British Aerobatic Association will feature along with the eighth round of the MSA British Touring Car Championship series. 

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Lisa Airplanes plans launch of larger seaplane

French start-up manufacturer Lisa Airplanes is planning to launch a six-seat turbine-powered version of its Akoya ultralight seaplane within the next five years boosted by demand from its growing international customer base for a larger stablemate. Details of the new aircraft are sketchy, but Troillard says the new family member will have similar features to […]

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