Archive | November, 2009

VIDEO: China’s “Top Gun” features the J-10 fighter

China’s version of Top Gun is here! Called J-10 on A Mission, it is a movie based on the Chengdu J-10 fighter jet and apparently about to be released in Chinese cinemas.Just like in Top Gun, the movie is about the pilots and lead actor Wang Ban is the Chinese version of Tom Cruise.The movie […]

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Sharklets for Air New Zealand A320s

First, an apology. It has been pretty crazy these last few weeks with back to back to back work trips (I am writing this from Dubai) – and so the blog has not been updated as often as I would have liked. But here goes.Air New Zealand will be the first airline to operate the […]

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Can pigs fly? In Zimbabwe, it seems they try to

When you sell to airlines in under-developed countries, you sometimes come across some pretty unusual situations. Air Zimbabwe, the overseas launch customer for the Xian Aircraft MA60, has damaged one of its Chinese-built aircraft after it hit a warthog. That’s right. A warthog. And pigs can’t fly. The aircraft, UM-239, hit the animal at night (4 November) as […]

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