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Week on the web 23 April

If you think British Airways’ new Airbus A380 looks resplendent in this picture, you might have Lady Thatcher to thank, writes David Kaminski-Morrow on the Airline Business blog. The late Iron Lady famously draped her handkerchief over a model of a British Airways Boeing 747-400 bearing the carrier’s controversial new ethnic tail fins at a […]

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Week on the web 16 April

The death of former UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher prompted David Todd to assess on the Hyperbola blog the Iron Lady’s contribution to the country’s spaceflight sector during her time in office in the 1980s. “Thatcher’s record was mixed. As a chemistry graduate she was known to have an interest in science. However, she and […]

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Week on the web 9 April

Our Image of the Day blog marked the 80th anniversary of first flight over Mount Everest. Lord Clydesdale and David McIntyre rose above the world’s highest peak in two Westland Wallace biplanes (left). The pioneers would go on to found Scottish Aviation, bequeathing the strong aviation hub that still exists at Prestwick. The DEW Line […]

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Week on the web 26 March

Hyperbola blogger David Todd put his film critic’s hat on to review BBC docu-drama The Challenger, about a brave attempt to get around US military-industrial complex machinations and NASA blame-shifting to find the truth behind the catastrophic 1986 loss of Space Shuttle Challenger. Hyperbola’s verdict: “An involving and educational film which gives nonconformists hope around […]

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Week on the web 19 March

After our special report marking 25 years since the first Airbus A320 was handed over to launch customer Air France, the Image of the Day blog ran a shot of that very aircraft, F-GFKA, at Düsseldorf after maiden revenue service, from Paris, on 18 April 1988 (left). The moment was captured by our own Peter […]

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Week on the web 12 March

On The DEW Line, Craig Hoyle gave his first impressions of flying on an Airbus Military A400M, after getting airborne in development aircraft “Grizzly 4″ on 1 March. “The cargo hold is large and uncluttered, and the seating installed along its sides is both roomy and comfortable,” he wrote. “The four-point passenger harness is also […]

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Week on the web 26 February

Our Image of the Day blog carried a Dutch ministry of defence shot of a Boeing CH-74 Chinook. On The DEW Line, Craig Hoyle wrote about UK prime minister David Cameron’s trade tour of India, which included a fresh attempt to derail Dassault’s apparent victory in the nation’s medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) contest: “The […]

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Week on the web 19 February

On defence blog The DEW Line, Dave Majumdar highlighted an “awesome video from the cockpit of a VFA-103 Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet flying off the deck of USS Dwight D Eisenhower”. The footage was produced by Carrier Strike Group 8 last year. “But if the dire predictions of what might happen under sequestration come to […]

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