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ATR -600 arrives in Mexico

Hot off the press (release) comes this cracking image of the first ATR -600 model to enter service in Mexico. It’s been delivered to Aeromar, one of the major regional airlines in the country, on long-term lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The delivery sees Aeromar become the first operator of the ATR -600 series […]

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It may be a turboprop, but it still looks nice

Turboprops are never going to get as much love as other aircraft types. They lack the scale of an A380, the excitement of a jet fighter or the potential for battery-induced blazes of a 787. Nonetheless, this picture from ATR of the first delivery of an ATR 72-600 to Myanmar’s Air KBZ may go someway […]

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ANA joins JAL in having eco livery, this time on a Q400

Japan’s All Nippon Airways has joined rival JAL in having an aircraft painted in a environmental-themed livery.ANA followed JAL’s lead and tinted its tail green. Unlike JAL’s livery on a 777, ANA opted for much smaller jet: a Q400.The carrier says employees have nicknamed the aircraft “Eco Bon” with eco standing for environment and bon […]

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Honeywell’s Convair 580 test aircraft gets a facelift

Honeywell has given its Convair 580 test aircraft a facelift to reflect the trademark red and white colour scheme of its engine/avionics manufacturer. The twin-engined turboprop – registration N580HW – is pictured at its Paine Field in Everett, Washington base where it is used to test the new avionics. The CV580 was previously decked in […]

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Sky Aircraft Unveils Model of Skylander

Sky Aircraft has cut first metal for its SK-105 Skylander twin turboprop after making major changes to the design of the light utility aircraft. The France-based GECI Aviation subsidiary – which is publicly revealing the Skylander’s new configuration at ILA in the form of a model on its stand – has meanwhile signed a memorandum […]

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Indonesia’s IAe to build high-wing 19-seat turboprop

Indonesian Aerospace has kicked off a three-year programme to develop a new 19-seat turboprop aircraft aimed at small domestic charter operators demanding a “rugged, reliable and affordable” aircraft to service the archipelago nation of 17,000 islands.IAe aerostructures director Andi Alisjahbana says the high-wing IAe N219 will have a list price of $3.5 million and feature three-abreast […]

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Hawker Beechcraft adds power to armed AT-6

Hawker Beechcraft has demonstrated a more powerful version of its AT-6 turboprop, ahead of a US Air Force competition for a light attack and armed reconnaissance (LAAR) aircraft. The second AT-6 production-representative test vehicle flew on 5 April (below) and is equipped with a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-68D engine, increasing thrust to 1,600shp (1,190kW) from 1,100shp. Continue […]

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Image of the Week: RAF Beech King Air Over Wales

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 3 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user Michael Leek. His photo depicts a RAF Beech King Air B200.He writes of his photo: It was taken on Thursday 25 February at the Cader Idris pass in mid Wales (part of the Mach Loop). She came out […]

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Ruag assembles first Dornier 228 New Generation

Ruag is close to completing final assembly of the first new-build Dornier228 New Generation 19-seat turboprop at its factory inOberpfaffenhofen, Germany. The aircraft, the first 228 to roll off theGerman line since 1997, will be delivered to an undisclosed Japaneseairline. Continue reading… (Photo: Andrew Doyle/Flightglobal)

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