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AirAsia A320

Thanks to Naviatarie’s New Skies, AirAsia considering frequent flyer program

AirAsia Indonesia A320 departing Toulouse on its delivery flight. The aircraft wears its test registration due to Indonesian carriers being banned from the EU. Photograph: AirSpace user apgphoto I was going through old e-mails (Easter weekend spring cleaning) and was bemused to see an August marketing e-mail from AirAsia poking fun at reward clubs with […]

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FAT resumes flights with new livery

Taiwanese carrier Far Eastern Air Transport, known as FAT, has resumed flights after a nearly three year hiatus. The carrier now sports a new livery that features wing-like swooshes on the rear of the fuselage. Here are before and after photos taken by AirSpace user commercial aviation.Old: New:

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First pics of ANA’s ‘Forward Together’ commemorative livery

Our ubiquitous Asian airport spotter Negrerie Manuel (“commercial aviation” on our photo sharing site AirSpace) has snapped these photos of an All Nippon Airways Boeing 767 carrying the airline’s “Forward together as one Japan” phrase as part of a special livery announced earlier this month to mark respect of the lives lost and damage occurred […]

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Thai Airways gives details of 507-seat A380 configuration

Thai Airways has released details of its planned seating configuration for its forthcoming Airbus A380 aircraft.Thai plans to seat 507 passengers in three classes: 12 in first, 60 in business, and 435 in economy, according to Routes.As our updated A380 chart, below, indicates, Thai will have the same number of premium seats as Singapore Airlines […]

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ANA launches post-earthquake & tsunami special livery

Japan’s All Nippon Airways has launched a modest special livery commemorating the island nation’s efforts to recover from last month’s earthquake and resulting tsunami.The livery carries the phrase “Forward together as one Japan”. In front of Japan is a red dot representing the sun; Japan is referred to as the land of the rising sun. […]

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China Southern’s 506-seat A380 cabin plan released

The configuration of China Southern’s A380 has reportedly been leaked on Sina Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter. A seating diagram (below) shows the carrier will operate its A380 with 8 first class seats, 70 in business, and 428 in economy for a total of 506.Of the eight carriers whose seating plans we know (see above […]

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What’s that New York mention, AirAsia?

AirAsia this morning is raising eyebrows with the above image it posted on its Facebook fan page. The photo carries the caption “What’s your interpretation of East meets West? To be revealed on 29th March 2011.” That begs the easy reply that AirAsia will fly to New York City through its long-haul affiliate, AirAsia X. […]

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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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Aero India: Hey what’s that foam on that fighter jet?

If you’re at Aero India this week, or looking at our photos or videos, you may notice some jets have chunks of foam wedged in awkward places. But FOD it’s not: the foam, seen below on a Super Hornet, is an easy and delay-free solution to keep flaps and ailerons level instead of letting the […]

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Aero India: GI Joes make a comeback

Colleague Greg Waldron–also known as Garg Valdron to some Aero India organizers prone to misspellings–and I had had a good time roaming the Aero India exhibit halls and seeing the latest aircraft models. One that stuck was Hindustan Aeronatuics Limited’s model of their proposed Multirole Transport Aircraft, and who they envision flying it. Our badges […]

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