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VIDEO: JF-17 practices for Paris in Turkey

Looks as if the Paris Air Show will not be the Chengdu JF-17Thunder’s international airshow flying debut.  Amateur footage from Youtube shows a PakistaniJF-17 performing at Air Show Turkeyon Sunday. For the FlightGlobal team big shows like Parisare like the World Series, Superbowl, World Cup, and Olympics rolled into one.  Parisalso provides an opportunity to […]

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Was the detained Air West Il-76 heading to Sudan?

Mystery surrounds the destination of the Air West Il-76 (registration 4L-AWA) that was detained in Bangkok with a load of arms over the weekend.According to various reports, the aircraft was on its way from North Korea to Sri Lanka loaded with weapons that could have been made in either China or North Korea. It makes […]

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PARIS 2009: Uncertainty makes China push L-15 exports

Given the uncertain market at home for the Hongdu Aviation L-15, China Aviation Industry Corp (AVIC) is pushing the advanced jet trainer to foreign customers here in Paris. The company has brought a model and simulator, and has been seek talking to officers from several foreign air forces.The latest version, the L-15-05, had its maiden […]

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PARIS 2009: Asian airlines to the rescue?

Aircraft orders are usually the biggest news in air shows, but that has certainly been scarce in Paris this time as the global economic crisis bites in.So it has been left to the Asian airlines to make many of the headlines in what has generally been a rather slow show.AirAsia X has ordered 10 Airbus […]

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PARIS 2009: Indian airlines face up to bleak times

Two years ago when I was at the last Paris Air show, top executives from the Indian carriers were out in full force signing orders and meeting manufacturers as they rode the wave of optimism about the country’s airline industry. There was a wave of excitement as reporters followed the likes Kingfisher CEO Vijay Mallya […]

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