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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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IATA AGM: Industry will closely watch ANA’s 787s

There will be a lot of attention focused on Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) when it introduces the 787 into service early next year.It has been a long wait for the aircraft, and it will be a big deal for the airline industry especially if Boeing’s promised cost savings come through.ANA will initially deploy the […]

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PICTURES: Pakistan receives first Block 52 F-16s

Pakistan received its first Block 52 F-16D yesterday (pictured above and below) as part of ambitious plans to refurbish its air force’s fighter fleet.The PAF, however, is doing this with a combination of both western fighters, and help from its traditional supplier China through the JF-17 and potentially the J-10B.Tactically, that will be facinating in […]

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PICTURES: New flight suits for female PLAAF pilots

Judging by these pictures, which came out in the Chinese media, I thinkthat the PLAAF will be even more closely scrutinised than before!China’s first female fighter pilots will wear a specially designed “anti-G” flight suit, according to the country’s media. The suit took the People’s Liberation Army Air Force 15 months to develop, according to […]

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Boeing working to appease ANA

  Today All Nippon Airways disclosed that it has swapped five 767-300ERs on order for Boeing 787s which means its 787 order increases to 55. It works out well for ANA because the five 767-300ERs it is cancelling orders for were suppose to be interim lift but the downturn in Japan’s aviation market has been worse than […]

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Pakistan’s air force hedges its bets

It has been an important few days for Pakistan’s air force, which has just confirmed upgrades to its US-made Lockheed Martin F-16A/Bs and started the domestic production of the JF-17 fighter (above) that it co-developed with China (see video below of the aircraft flying in 2007).Islamabad was one of the USA’s closest allies during the […]

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PARIS 2009: IDF upgrades may not be enough for Taiwan

Taiwan plans to upgrade its indigenous AIDC F-CK-1 fighters to the C/D “Goshawk” standard, but it may not be enough. Washington is still stalling on Taipei’s request to buy 66 Lockheed Martin F-16C/Ds, and there may be a major capability gap vis-a-vis China’s air force without them.Apart from the IDFs, the air force also operates […]

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