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#Aero India Slideshow: Boeing’s advanced Super Hornet options

At #AeroIndia today Boeing announced advanced Super Hornet options. See our slideshow below of the mock-up of the features on a production Super Hornet. For more on Aero India visit our dedicated show site here.

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Coming soon: Air Do’s bear-themed 737

Japanese carriers are known for their playful if eccentric special liveries (Pokemon, anyone?) and special livery newcomer Air Do does not disappoint with its plans to paint a Boeing 737 in this cuddly livery. The aircraft, nicknamed Bear-Do, is due to enter service 27 March, Airline Route says.(Image: Air Do)

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‘Can I wear a miniskirt on board?’ and other passenger inquiries to AirAsia

Photograph: AirSpace user commercial aviation I was doing some Pongal spring cleaning (hey, I’m in India) and came across this collection from AirAsia’s in-flight magazine of “Curious Queries” the carrier’s customer care team have encountered.They were too funny not to share.“A lady once called in and asked if AirAsia allowed guests to wear miniskirts on […]

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JAL restores crane and brings retro fleet-wide

For those of you who bemoan the loss of classic airliners liveries, here is one you no longer have to miss.JAL says from 1 April it will bring back its tsurumaru livery, which depicts a red-crown crane with its wings fully extended, which JAL says is “an auspicious icon of Japan representing the high spirits […]

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Photos: AirAsia A320 off runway at Kuching

These photos were sent to me, reportedly first posted in a Malaysian aviation forum. If you’re the photographer let me know.The photos show the seriousness of the incident, first reported as a minor sliding off the runway. The incident has largely been downplayed in the press by AirAsia’s and Tony Fernandes’s open comments, especially in […]

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Korean Air to have least dense A380 cabin to date

When Korean Air places its first A380 into service to Japan and China next May (touch wood), the carrier will boast the least dense A380 cabin.Korean Air will have a total of 407 seats on its A380: 12 in first class, 94 in business, and 301 in economy, Superadrianme reports. That is only 27 more […]

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To win passengers from AirAsia, Firefly touts jetways as perk

As I was passing through Kuala Lumpur’s Sentral station earlier this week this Firefly ad immediately caught my attention.Firefly last month announced it will ad up to 30 Boeing 737-800 aircraft between 2011 and 2015 in an effort to take on low-cost carriers in the region, namely AirAsia.AirAsia’s ultra low-cost leads to the carrier operating […]

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Paris launched, AirAsia X sets sights on New York, Budapest, Moscow & Prague

AirAsia X plans to expand its intercontinental destinations in the next few years. For more info on this specially painted AirAsia X A330, see here. In the past few weeks AirAsia X announced two new routes for 2011–Christchurch and Paris–but the fast-growing carrier is not showing any signs of slowing down.Tony Fernandes, one of AirAsia […]

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AirAsia X hires a very special flight attendant

Have you met AirAsia X’s new flight attendant?He’s known for his airlines, wavy blonde hair, and giving people a Virgin of a time.Our sister blog that covers the quirkier aspects of aviation has more details and a photo you don’t want to miss. (Or maybe you do.)

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Confirmed: AirAsia X to Paris (Orly)

We have been following developments that pointed to AirAsia X serving Paris, and now the Malaysian carrier has confirmed it: AirAsia X will launch flights to Paris Orly.The carrier has not yet released a schedule or indicated a starting date but does have this teaser up on its website, including an option to receive an […]

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