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Book Review: Boeing 787 Dreamliner

As if I was not getting enough of anaviation fix at Farnborough last week, I decided to read the Kindle version of’Boeing 787 Dreamliner’ by journalist Guy Norris and photographer Mark Wagnerto help me decompress after the show at night. Norris, I am told, formerly worked forFlight – he lists a number of past and […]

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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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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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PICTURES: Advance Aviation G200 and EC135

I asked Thailand’s Advance Aviation for an image or two oftheir Gulfstream G200 or one of their helicopters for use in my story about thecompany. They ended up sending quite a few over. I did not have room forall of them in the story, but they make for good blog fodder, especially theEC135 shots, which […]

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PICTURES: ARJ21 Crosswind testing in western China

COMAC has posted an update of ARJ21 crosswind testing takingplace in western China. Apparently all is going well, with an ARJ21-700(aircraft 102) conducting tests at Jiayuguan airport in Gansu province.  

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PICTURES: Future MRJ PurePower engine aboard 747SP

The MRJ PR office sent out a few cool photos this morning ofthe Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1200G geared turbofan for the MRJ mountedon a 747SP test bed. The engine has started testing – a bit of good news afterlast week’s news of a one year delay in the MRJ flight test schedule.  

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Eva Air’s president tells why he introduced its Hello Kitty jets

When I first saw pictures of Eva Air’s Hello Kitty jets, I wondered who came up with the brilliant marketing idea.  After all, this is Hello Kitty we’re talking about – the famous cat that has fans young and old the world over. And boy was I surprised when told at a recent Eva Air […]

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Flightglobal team tests Seletar’s Dauphin simulator

The Singapore Flightglobal team finally had the opportunityto check out the new full motion Eurocopter Dauphin simulator at SeletarAerospace Park yesterday. The simulator is the first AS365 N3/N3+  simulator in the Asia Pacific. I visited the simulator during the Singapore Airshow but atthat time the full motion capability was deactivated. Yesterday it wasdefinitely on. Among […]

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SGA2012: Saying a sad goodbye to SIA’s 747s

As a young boy who dreamed of flying around the world, I had a fixation with the Concorde and the Boeing 747. Even now, just talking about these two beautiful aircraft or writing about them brings a silly smile to my face. I never flew on the Concorde, although I got a photo of myself […]

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Cathay Pacific takes delivery of its first Boeing 747-8F

Cathay Pacific has taken delivery of its first Boeing 747-8 Freighter aircraft on 31 October. © Cathay Pacific Theairline is the second customer to take delivery of the type after Cargolux. It will receive a total of 10 of the aircraft, with four being delivered by the end of thisyear.

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