Archive | July, 2010

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Virgin unveils its new colours

Earlier today Virgin Atlantic unveiled its new livery, which, to the untrained eye, looks not a huge amount different to the old livery.     But, in Virgin’s own words, here’s what’s new: “The Virgin Atlantic name, previously on the front end of the fuselage is now emblazoned large across the whole of the aircraft in […]

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Airline rankings: a cool infographic

To illustrate how the revenues break down among the top 30 carriers in 2009, we have produced a rather cool graphic

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JetBlue’s blank canvass

JetBlue is taking the entire year to celebrate being one of the most successful startup carriers in the last twenty years after marking its first decade without a trip in Chapter 11 or being acquired by another airline. But while the celebrations continue, JetBlue is very aware that complancency could result in any one of those […]

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VIDEO: Farnborough interviews with heads of the Middle East big three; Al Baker, Clark and Hogan

You can watch our video interviews with Emirates chief executive Tim Clark, Etihad chief executive James Hogan and Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker here

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FARN10: Those extra BA 787s…or not

British Airways didn’t sneak a crafty Boeing 787 order into the Farnborough bun-fight, but you couldn’t be blamed for thinking it had.   Not least because the non-existent order for 24 aircraft was splashed by Dow Jones and its sister Fox Business…     …and, inevitably, left a trail of confusion in the aviation forums. […]

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Kids give a green salute to the A380

Farnborough isn’t just just a venue for leasing companies to open their wallets and spread the wealth.  It’s also a great way to plant the seeds of aviation in young minds — as evidenced by kids in this photo taken on Friday giving a “green wave” to the A380 celebrating the aircraft’s environmental attributes. Our blue […]

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FARN10: Qatar 777 replaces 787 in the prime show location

Qatar Airways 777 moves into the top static park slot at the Farnborough Air Show

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Air Lease’s order bonanza

Steven Udvar-Hazy has done quite a bit of shopping here at Farnborough, placing firm orders for 115 aircraft, including an intriguing deal for 10 ATR 72-600 turboprops. He’s bullish about the -600′s fuel efficiency and its ability to operate from airports not suited to larger jets. While covering the ATR deal I juggled my pen […]

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FARN10: Now that’s where big foot went?

Paw print culprit revealed at Farnborough – the Airbus 400M Grizzly

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FARN10: Airbus unveils concept plane

Airbus reveals images of its concept plane

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