Archive | January, 2010

VIDEO: Celebrity pilot John Travolta saves the day in his supply-laden Boeing 707

Celebrity pilot John Travolta flew his own Boeing 707 to the Haiti capital, Port-au-Prince,  recently blighted by a devastating earthquake which has left as many as 200,000 people dead and some 2 million in need of aid. He delivered including six tonnes of military rations and medical supplies. According to the Guardian, there is a […]

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Webbies 09 – The Shortlist

The Webbies 2009 – Flightglobal Aviation Web Awards, follows the success of last year’s Webbies 2008, and for the second year in a row, the online aviation community entered and nominated their favourite websites. We were looking for established industry leaders and striving newcomers, to celebrate and acknowledge the best and brightest aviation websites and […]

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Cargolux 747 delivers impromptu panel-beating

There’s probably a sillier way of marking the 40th anniversary of the Boeing 747 than parking on a fog-shrouded runway and letting one land on the roof of your van, but I really can’t think of one this minute.

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A drone powered by an iPhone app

iPhone has a clever new app using the latest Augmented Reality (AR) technology that can power the Parrot “Augmented Reality” Drone – a four-bladed ‘quadricopter’ with a range of 50m (165ft). The drone has two small video cameras which record real-time pictures that are then sent to the phone’s screen, so you see what it sees. Interactive ‘enemy’ […]

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Unravelling the case of the Iranian-bound 747s

If you want an insight into the complexities of placing civil aircraft with Iranian carriers, there’s a taster in this newly-released case document from London‘s High Court where m’learned friends have been trying to fathom who owns three ex-United Airlines 747-400s which were on their way to Mahan Air.   It’s an intricate tale involving […]

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UK Regulator Calls Ryanair on Its Funny Business

 (Billypix) It was only last week we wrote of how Michael O’Leary at Ryanair was flying high. In a lunch interview with the Financial Times, O’Leary did not seem fazed by anything out of the ordinary. Now there’s a diversion. Britain’s business regulator Office of Fair Trading has described Ryanair’s high credit card fee (£5, even […]

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Thomson Airways Christmas Plane

Dry Christmas trees may be lining sidewalks and the fruit cake may be getting old, but there’s still some holiday cheer flying around at Thomson Airways.Last month they had a special livery on a B737-800. The carrier says its aircraft features “a Rudolph red nose and antlers, a sprinkling of snow, plus a sprig of […]

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2009: The year in review – Flightglobal’s technical developments

This year saw some big changes on the technology front here.You may have noticed a more spiffy “landing page” for major events, like the Paris Air Show.We also launched the Flightglobal image store, enabling you to purchase photos and reprints from our 100 year archive.Our community page AirSpace got a big overhaul that will let […]

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2 MiG-21s to attend RIAT 2010

(Photo: Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Enterprises ) From a press release: A rare Cold War jet fighter will perform its first flying display in the UK for almost a decade when it appears at next summer’s Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire.The Romanian Air Force (RoAF) has agreed to send two […]

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2009 Review: 6 Air Shows on 3 Continents

2009 saw the Flightglobal team cover six international air shows on three continents.At the start of the year was the Avalon Air Show outside Melbourne, Australia. At the show we found out Australia was interested in more C-130s, amongst other news and an update on the F-35 and Wedgetail (the latter delivered last month). The […]

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