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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 for bon voyage. The aircraft will operate on domestic routes for ANA Wings, ANA Group's regional airline that commenced operations on 1 October.
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 the blue and white paint scheme
and N580AS registration of AlliedSignal - which bought and merged with
Honeywell in late 1999. Continue reading...
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 of understanding
with the UAE defence force to supply 10 cargo versions of the aircraft. Continue reading...
IAe aerostructures director Andi Alisjahbana says the high-wing IAe N219 will have a list price of $3.5 million and feature three-abreast seating in one of the largest passenger cabins in its class. Continue reading...
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 reading...
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 of the low cloud and instead of climbing up to get clear of the weather she dropped down into the pass. She made two complete circuits of the Loop. I was in mid Wales for two days - specifically to photograph whatever aircraft came through on low level sorties and, as you can see, the weather was not the best - the snow was knee deep in places! Capturing a King Air is unusual as these are rarely seen low level. The vast majority of my aviation photography is low level; in Wales, north west England and in Scotland, though the latter is more hit-and-miss because north of the central belt practically the whole country is a low flying area!
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