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Airbus’ philatelic coup in China

I’m not exactly clear how this happened, but Airbus appears to have pulled off quite a PR coup in China by getting its aircraft on the country’ stamps.

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The Avro Vulcan: an apology

When I wrote on 18 August 2006 that “I’ve got my own doubts about how much money can be justified to keep large jets flying” I may have inadvertently given the impression that I had doubts about how much money could be justified to keep large jets flying. Having spent a gloriously unproductive ten minutes […]

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The Royal Air Force in pictures (most of it anyway)

Cruel, but you know what I mean. Great pix by Ppruner sunshine band of the RAF practising for tomorrow’s Queen’s birthday flypast of 49 aircraft over London. More pix here. Details of flypast here.  Bit like the good old days at 43 Sqn. Hawker Furys courtesy of Flight.

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Power politics at the Dubai Airshow

I didn’t get to the Dubai Airshow, but the Flight team has been returning in slightly scorched dribs and drabs over the past couple of days and it seems it was quite something. There is much excitable talk elsewhere (which I’m not sure I buy) about it now being more or less as important as […]

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