Archive | July, 2010

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FARN10: The Boeing 787 is in the house

The Boeing 787 made its international debut at the Farnborough Airshow this morning, and it was a pretty exciting moment for the aviation industry.This is an aircraft that promises a lot – lower operating costs, higher revenues by being able to carry more passengers, and allowing airlines to connect to various points around their network […]

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KAI and Lockheed need to rethink their T-50 strategy

The bad news continues for the Korea Aerospace Industries T-50, which appears to have lost out in the Singapore advanced jet trainer competition.The aircraft, which was jointly developed with Lockheed Martin, was a serious contender. But it ultimately failed against the Aermacchi M346, which has also been successful in the United Arab Emirates.Clearly KAI and […]

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African misadventure

I was busy tracking down a story yesterday. Reports had emerged that a Jet Airways Boeing 737-800 from India had run off the end of the runway at the airport serving the town of Bor in southern Sudan. A Jet Airways 737-800 in southern Sudan? My initial assessment was that the story must not be […]

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JAL’s Extensive Food Options–On the Ground

A few weeks ago my colleague Siva wrote about how Thai Airways is going to start selling in shops some of the sauces it uses for in-flight meals.Over the weekend, during my holiday in Japan, I was walking around the Tokyo station area and stumbled upon a JAL office whose windows promoted ticket sales and […]

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