Flightglobal’s Top 10 picture stories of 2007

This year has been full of dramatic incident and exclusive stories, many of which have been accompanied with images. Here is the story of the year in pictures.1. Etihad A340-600 jumps chocks, hits wall

Number one comes from Toulouse, where an A340-600 was damaged and five people were injured in a ground test accident at the company’s Saint-Martin site:

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2.BMW presents Bond-style 787 cabin

Boeing Business Jets approached DesignworksUSA and challenged the firm to create a conceptual 787 aircraft interior for a fictitious, affluent, Russian client in his mid-thirties with this result.

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3.Radical seating concept launched at Aircraft Interiors Expo

A novel aircraft seating layout described as a “radical solution” to economy-class travel was unveiled in April:

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4. First SIA A380 revealed

The revelation of an A380 in SIA colours proved to be a popular choice:

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5.Russian Sukhoi T-50 fighter images unveiled

In April, Powerplant maker’s website revealed a snapshot of possible configuration of fifth-generation PAK FA combat aircraft:

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6.Airbus adopts Vickers VC10 landing gear

Airbus adopting a completely new philosophy for the attachment of the A350 XWB’s main landing gear proved to be an interesting story for you:

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7.Navigational software glitch forces Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptors back to Hawaii

In February, Lockheed Martin rushed a software fix to Hawaii after 12 US Air Force F-22A Raptors en route to Japan for the stealth fighter’s first overseas deployment had to turn back because an unspecified problem with their navigation systems:

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8.Spider may have caused Afghanistan F-16 fighter aircraft to crash

A Dutch air force Lockheed Martin F-16AM Fighting Falcon that crashed on 31 August 2006 in Afghanistan while on a standard two-aircraft support mission from Kabul may have gone down because the pilot, who did not eject and died in the crash, was distracted by a spider in the cockpit.

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9.First look inside the 747-8 Intercontinental passenger

In January, Boeing revealed the interior design of the recently-launched 747-8 Intercontinental in a newly-completed two-deck mock-up

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10.Airbus reveals all-new A350 XWB flightdeck design

In September, Airbus revealed its move away from A380 for its new A350 XWB cockpit:

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2 Responses to Flightglobal’s Top 10 picture stories of 2007

  1. ??? 18 August, 2010 at 4:06 pm #

    Why at picture number 8 there is a burned hand??!!!

  2. Paulo M 15 January, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

    RT: Why at picture number 8 there is a burned hand??!!!

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