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A cursory glance at Asia’s presence at Farnborough this year

With just over 12 hours before the Farnborough air showkicks off in earnest – the Flightglobal team has already been working hard toproduce tomorrow’s show daily – I thought it would be good to outline the Asianpresence at the show this year. The most visible Asian presence is the Malaysia AirlinesA380, which dominates the static […]

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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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SGA2012: Manufacturers line up orders for Singapore Airshow

The Singapore Airshow is not normally one where aircraft manufacturers save up orders. Yet, there has been some interesting chatter about what we can expect in less than a fortnight at the Changi Exhibition Centre. Bombardier should confirm that Garuda will buy their CRJ regional jets, while ATR and Airbus are expected to announce some […]

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Picture: Indonesia’s Lion Air looks to expand with newer 737s

Indonesian low-cost carrier Lion Air, plans to use the 380 Boeing 737 it is committed to order for expansion and fleet replacement. The firm order for 230 Boeing 737s includes 201 of the re-engined 737 MAX and 29 737-900ERs. It also has options for 150 more aircraft. © Boeing Lion Air also has orders for […]

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TADTE attendance reflects China fear factor

Taiwan‘srequirement for 66 new F-16 C/Ds is no diminutive affair. Regional requirementsfor fewer aircraft such as Malaysia‘snew fighter (16-18 aircraft), Japan‘sFX-II (42), and Korea‘sFX-III (60) have attracted intense interest from the heavy hitters: Boeing,Lockheed Martin, Rafale, Eurofighter, Saab, and even the Russians. In such competitions the biggies spend small fortunes onelaborate stands at local air […]

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Asian Aerospace: Boeing displays new models of familiar jets

During a quick glance at the exhibition halls under construction (still–as is the norm for airshows) for this week’s Asian Aerospace show, two models quickly caught my attention.First, Asian Aerospace marks the premiere of a large-scale model of the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental in the Sunrise livery. Second is a model of the Boeing 747-400 Boeing […]

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VIDEO: Boeing’s Project Wedgetail facility in Amberley

A few weeks ago, Boeing Defence Australia invited me up to their facility at Amberley, just outside Brisbane. This is where work is being done on Project Wedgetail, the programme to develop a 737-based airborne early warning and control system for Australia.I managed to see the inside some of the aircraft in various stages of […]

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Singapore 2010: Boeing upbeat about F-15 despite lack of orders

The F-15 has been flying for more than 35 years in air forces all over the world, but the line finally appears to be coming to an end with a lack of recent orders.Boeing, however, believes that its latest variant, the F-15 Silent Eagle, will snag some new contracts from countries like South Korea, Singapore […]

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Singapore 2010: Spotlight likely to be on F-35 programme

More Asian countries are likely to assess the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in the coming years as a possible solution to their fighter requirements, and that should result in the aircraft taking the spotlight next week.But expect a lot of questions from the media for the Lockheed executives next week, especially on the […]

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PICTURES: JAL retires Boeing 747 classics

Japan Airlines retired its last Boeing 747 classic last week. Here are some pictures of the aircraft, a 747-300, before its last flight from Honolulu (hence the Hawaii garland!).Below are some others from JAL showing the -100, -200 and -300 in operation. I’ve never flown on any of the classics, and I guess my chances […]

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