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Art with wings

The Boneyard Project is redecorating former military aircraft

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Avro Vulcan arrives at the Farnborough air show #FARN12

Credit: Billypix Out of the dark, low-hanging clouds over Farnborough this morning came the world’s last flying example of the Avro Vulcan bomber for a display validation flight over the airport in preparation for next week’s air show. Read moreView all the latest news and views from this year’s Farnborough air show

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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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BAE Systems hands over 100th Eurofighter Typhoon production aircraft

The UK, Spain, Germany and Italy joined celebrations at BAE Systems in Lancashire, England, this week to mark the handover of the 100th Typhoon production aircraft. This aircraft is the 35th Typhoon to be handed over to the RAF and the 100th production aircraft to be manufactured by the four partner nations. Chris Boardman, BAE Systems managing […]

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Cessna Citation flew for the first time 40 years ago

Cessna is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the maiden flight of the Citation. This is how Flight reported the event at the time: “Cessna flew the Fanjet 500 business jet for the first time on September 15 and promptly renamed it the Citation. “Also announced was a major revision of all performance, weight, dimension and […]

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Colombia’s Aires seeks four Q400s

Colombia’s Aires is seeking to lease four Bombardier Dash 8 Q400s from 2010 as part of the next phase of its rapid expansion. Continue reading…

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Gulf Air puts A340 fleet on the market

Gulf Air is seeking takers for its Airbus A340s as its newly appointed chief executive begins a “comprehensive review” of the loss-making Bahraini flag carrier. Continue reading…  

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Decision on resuming Eclipse 500 production expected in early 2010

Eclipse Aerospace, which plans to begin offering in September upgrades and maintenance for the Eclipse 500, plans to decide in the first quarter of next year on whether to resume production of the very light jet.

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Flight International cover 18-24 August 2009: High and dry in the desert

This week’s cover story is about aircraft storage. The growth of the world airliner fleet has almost ground to a halt while the number parked is at an all-time high. Flight International’s annual census counts up the aircraft and examines the effect that the downturn has had over the last year. Continue reading….

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BA to ground eight 747s

Picture credit: oneworld British Airways is to ground 16 aircraft for the upcoming winter season, to rein in capacity following the sharp decline in passenger demand. The airline will ground eight Boeing 747-400s and eight 757-200s to cut capacity by 4% for winter 2009-10. Continue reading…

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