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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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American Airlines in Chapter 11

Much as the title suggests, really, given that the big news today is AA’s woes. Having flown with the troubled carrier yesterday – five hours on a Boeing 737-800 – here’s a shot of a 777 taxiing at London Heathrow 27L. Image credit: flcriminal @ AirSpace

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Astraeus goes under

Astraeus Airlines announced today that it was going into administration. As well as posing questions for a number of carriers who rely on the UK wet lease specialist, there’s also Iron Maiden to consider. The band’s lead singer, Bruce Dickinson, is a pilot for Astraeus and the airline also provided a 757, nicknamed Ed Force […]

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Al Fursan and Patrouille de France flying in formation over Dubai’s Burj Khalifa

Dubai Air Show – news, twitter, videos, blogs, images…

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A320neo scores Dubai double

Deals done in Dubai? Airbus A320neo for Arab and American airlines? Qatar’s carrier chooses up to 80 Neos? Spirit selects 45 Neos? Lovely. (Just don’t mention the A330 freighter conversions). Credit: Airbus (both images)

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AH-64D Block III Apache first delivery

In the light of the first delivery of the Block III variant of Boeing’s Apache to the US Army yesterday, here’s a nice shot of the attack helicopter (also featuring an AAI RQ-7 Shadow) on test at Dugway’s Michael Army Airfield. (And for anyone wanting a somewhat low-tech version of same – click here). Credit: US […]

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A400M at Filton – like Top Gun, only different

For some reason when I see this picture of the sunset-lit Airbus Military A400M at Filton it reminds me of the classic movie, Top Gun. Only in the UK. And without fighter jets. Or Tom Cruise. Other than that, it’s uncanny, I’m sure you’ll agree. Credit: user Michael Buckle on Flightglobal Airspace

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A380ski – first sale for the whale plane in Russia

Airbus is celebrating today after Russian carrier Transaero signed an MOU for four 700-seat A380s. It follows the airframer’s first display of the superjumbo in Russia at the MAKS air show in August. Assuming the order is firmed up, here’s how the aircraft will probably look. Credit: Airbus

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A400M looking ggggggggggggggggggrizzly

Pictured is the Airbus Military A400M Grizzly (or is it Atlas these days?) undergoing water ingestion tests recently as it nears civil certification. Credit: Airbus Military

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Airbus bolts Trent XWB to flying testbed

Very much as the title of the post suggests: Airbus has mounted the first Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine to its A380 flying testbed as it gears up to launch the flight test campaign. With its 118-inch diameter fan, it’s fair to describe the engine, which will power the A350, as “quite big really”. Credit: Airbus

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