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Military videos and murals at Airshow China 2010

  I was surprised and, I admit, a bit taken back by some of the images and videos at the recent Zhuhai Airshow. In one large mural a Chinese WJ-600 UAV flies high above an American carrier battle group. How do I know it merican?  Well, the ship images looked as if they had been […]

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747 retirement nearing, JAL offers memorabilia items (including fuselage-printed seaweed)

Aircraft retirements are typically pegged by cost inefficiencies, and JAL’s retirement of its 747 fleet–once the largest in the world–is the epitome of that maxim. As part of JAL’s multi-billion-dollar bankruptcy, the carrier will cut 16,000 staff and retire 103 aircraft, including all of its 747s, the last of which is due to leave the fleet […]

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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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Jetbridge Collapses in Taipei

Our premium new service ATI reports that a jetbridge collapsed at Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport on 28 June: The collapsed aerobridge was one of two aerobridges at boarding gate D6 at the airport’s terminal two, Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) says. Preliminary investigations indicate that the bridge’s column and wheel frame had separated, resulting in […]

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