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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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Autumn leaves – and F-18s – over Canada

I love this shot. I stumbled across it on the Canadian Department of National Defence website - absolutely gorgeous colours. And the Boeing F/A-18s (CF-18s if you want to be picky) are pretty awesome too. Department of National Defence

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A-10 and F-86s display – file under ‘quite cool’

Now this is nice. A shot from the US Air Force shows a Fairchild Republic A-10 flanked by a pair of North American F-86 Sabres at an air show (the wonderfully named “2012 Defenders of Freedom Open House”) held at Offutt AFB, Nebraska. Credit: US Air Force

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Answers on a postcard please

Thanks to a lack of captions on the Canadian defence images website we’re at a bit of a loss to explain what’s going on in this picture. It’s likely that its an interdiction training exercise using this de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter and the Bell 412 Griffon, but without independent verification, we’re just guessing, […]

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Another Gripen? Don’t mind if I do

Here’s our Image of the Week – another Saab Gripen, this time operated by the Royal Thai Air Force at Chiang Mai in Thailand. The photo is on our AirSpace gallery, posted by user ApistJ. Credit: user ApisJ on Flightglobal.com/AirSpace 

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American Airlines goes back to the ’80s

To celebrate 30 years of flights to London Heathrow, American Airlines has released this tremendous, nay, glorious image of members of staff dating from 1988. I think it’s probably the hair – just the wrong side of boufant – that does it for us. As to whether the jet is still in service, well, it’s […]

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Australian C-130J on Exercise Kiwi Flag

Borrowed from the Australian Defence Images site is this terrific picture of a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Lockheed Martin C-130J belonging to No 37 Sqn, pictured in New Zealand. In the background is a CASA CN 235-200 aircraft of the Forces armées en Nouvelle-Calédonie (FANC). The aircraft were taking part in Exercise Kiwi Flag which […]

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Army Air Corps Gazelle foraging in Canada

From the UK Defence Images flickr stream is this Eurocopter Gazelle, somewhere in a field in Canada with an oh-so-moody sky. Actually, according to the caption it’s at the British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) in Alberta, Canada. Credit: Defence Images

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A330 MRTTs in formation – a Voyager discovery.

This pic comes courtesy of airbus Military and shows a flight of three A330-based multi role tanker transports (MRTT). The lead aircraft, furthest from the camera will join the UK Royal Air Force – rechristened Voyager for the service – the middle aircraft is the original development example which will eventually enter service with the […]

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Antonov An-124 in New Zealand

Spotted this on the New Zealand Defence Force’s flickr stream. It’s an Antonov An-124-100 fresh from delivering the country’s first NH Industries NH90 helicopters to 3 Sqn at RNZAF Base Ohakea from Marignane, France. Credit: New Zealand Defence Force

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