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PICTURES: Changi finally gets in on the 787 act

Singapore’s Changi Airport is normally on top of the game, but it has endured a frustrating wait for its first Boeing 787 commercial flight. That ended on Sunday when Japan Airlines (JAL) started operating the 787-8 to Singapore on the Tokyo Narita-Singapore route. A loud round of applause broke out when the 787 finally landed around […]

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PICTURE: Thai Smile takes delivery of its first aircraft

Thai Smile, a subsidiary of Thai Airways International, has taken delivery of its first aircraft, an Airbus A320.The aircraft, named Ubon Ratchathani, was delivered to the carrier on 28 June in Hamburg. © Airbus Thai Smile will initially start operations with services from Bangkok to Macau, before operating on domestic routes to Krabi, Chiang Mai, […]

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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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Goin’ Scootin’ with Barry

Singapore Airlines (SIA) long-haul low-cost carrier, Scoot, has named two of its Boeing 777-200 aircraft after a Facebook campaign conducted by the airline. The first aircraft, registered 9V-OTA, was christened “Barry” and its second aircraft, registered 9V-OTC, was named “Goin’ Scootin’”.  You can also see pictures of Scoot’s aircraft painted in its full livery. “Barry” – […]

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Scoot unveils aircraft painted in full livery

Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) long-haul, low-cost subsidiary, Scoot, has unveiled its aircraft painted in full livery. The airline, which will operate ex-SIA Boeing 777-200s, is in final stages to prepare for its inaugural flight on 4 June to Sydney, followed by Gold Coast on 12 June. Scoot will also operate services to Tianjin and Bangkok in […]

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Japan Airlines gets in the Olympic spirit with a specially painted aircraft

Japan Airlines (JAL) will deploy a specially painted aircraft on selected domestic routes to show its support for the country’s sportsmen and sportswomen, who will be participating in this year’s summer Olympics. A Boeing 777-200, registered JA772J, will feature the official slogan of the Japanese Olympic Committee – “Gambare! Nippon!” (“Go for it! Japan!”). The […]

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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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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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Pictures: Air New Zealand’s Beech 1900D painted all black

A Beech 1900D operated by its subsidiary Eagle Air is the latest aircraft in Air New Zealand’s fleet to be painted all-black. The aircraft entered service on 10 January after it was checked in Eagle Air’s engineering hanger in Hamilton, New Zealand. Despite the aircraft small size, it took two weeks and approximately 125 litres […]

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Pictures: Air New Zealand’s All Blacks Boeing 777-300ER

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