Archive | June, 2012

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Chinese J-21 Emerges! (well, something emerges – sort of)

The China Defense Blog and other Chinese defence sites haverevealed photos of a mysterious airframe travelling aboard the back of a truck,apparently from the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation to Xian Aircraft Company. This is no J-20 moment: there has yet to be a magicalappearance on a runway, followed by obsessive tweeting and blogging about afirst flight. […]

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PICTURES: Thai air force museum, home of some seriously exotic aircraft

Bangkok: city of great food, smiling people, awesome massages, and much more. During a recent weekend there my friend suggested we take his five year old son to the Royal Thai Air Force museum out near Don Muang airport. “My son especially likes this big transport plane with a ramp at the back,” said he. […]

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A quick tour of Ameco Beijing’s facility

I spent a few days in Beijing last week for IATA’s annual general meeting. Together with colleagues from the Singapore and UK office, we produced three Airline Business dailies with coverage of the AGM as well as exclusive interviews with various airline chiefs. If you haven’t seen any of our Airline Business Daily, you should. […]

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PHOTOS: RNZAF UH-1H’s loaded onto RAAF C-17

The New Zealand Defence Force has released photos of RNZAF Bell UH-1H Iroqouis helicopters being loaded onto a RAAF Boeing C-17 for transport to Papua New Guinea to help out in election monitoring. Though I’ve seen the C-17 at air shows and had a chance to walk around inside, I’m still blown away by how […]

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Must Read: China Airborne by James Fallows

Depending on who you talk to, China is either the graveyardor the future for major airframers like Boeing and Airbus. It will also,supposedly, be the world’s greatest market for both general and businessaviation, with millions of Chinese taking to the skies for pleasure andbusiness. In China Airborne, journalist and avowed aviation enthusiastJames Fallows tries to […]

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