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A majestic presence

British royal Bae-146

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China practices for Hudson River-style ditching

Pictured is a rescue drill conducted by the Chinese Ministry of Transport and Shanghai Municipal Government using a mock-up of a ditched narrowbody airliner. The emergency services attempted to rescue 140 passengers and 10 crew members on board without any getting wet. Or drowned. Also pictured is a Eurocopter EC225 belonging to the China Rescue & Salvage Department. […]

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101 uses for a second-hand BAe 146

We’ve had corporate/VIP jets, transport for the mining sector, MedEvac and now the latest use for a slightly shop-soiled four-engined jet is…firebombing. Canadian firm Tronos has converted the first of the type to tackle US forest fires. Credit: Tronos

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BAe 146 ‘could be transport stopgap’

BAE Systems is offering its out-of-production regional aircraft as abridging solution for armies and air forces affected by militarytransport delivery delays, and is looking to build on a breakthroughdeal with a UK Ministry of Defence contractor. In December, BAE revealed that Titan Airways had leased one of itsBAe 146s to fulfil a six-month MoD contract […]

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