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John Travolta’s 707 is at the Paris Air Show–but why?

Way, way, way in the background of the above pic taken while walking about the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget is John Travolta’s Boeing 707, N707JT. It is parked with some vintage jets away from the publicly-accessible static area, and thus no opportunity to pry further.We do know Travolta loves aviation, and he did […]

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Photo: Virgin Australia ATR breaks cover

Update: The above photo, by AirSpace photographer Commercial Aviation, has been added.Virgin Australia’s first ATR72-500 turboprop, operated by Skywest, has been snapped on spotting website Skyliner bearing French test registration F-WWEH. The photo is here.The ATR is the first of up to 18 -500 and -600 variants the Western Australia carrier will operate for Virgin […]

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Pictures: air-to-air with Hornets over Melbourne

Earlier today the Department of Defence and RAAF took a number of journos up on a C-130 for an air-to-air photo shoot with Hornets to coincide with this week’s Avalon airshow. You can view the slideshow below or go here for a full-screen view.

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A flying reminder of a changing market as Virgin Blue unveils 737 in AFL livery

Virgin Blue wasted little time promoting its win of sponsoring the AFL, previously Qantas’s turf. The carrier unveiled a 737, VH-VUY, in a special AFL-themed livery, albeit incomplete: Virgin Blue’s logo was left out in anticipation of next month’s brand re-launch.Although some sections of the AFL are not pleased to be flying on Virgin Blue […]

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Photo: 767-300 freighter to wear Qantas livery

In February when Express Freighters Australia, the wholly-owned freighter management company for Qantas, deploys a 767-300F for Qantas Freight, the aircraft will be the first freighter to wear a Qantas livery (sans kangaroo on the tail). The 767-300F will be deployed on the Trans-Tasman route to New Zealand, Qantas says. The -aircraft will replace a […]

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Photo of Note: Emirates A380 flyover at Melbourne

Aviation fans in Melbourne (or watching Melbourne on TV) yesterday were graced with wall-to-wall visuals of the Emirates logo for Cup Day. The real treat though came in the afternoon when Emirates A380 A6-EDA tracked over from Sydney as EK5388 to conduct a flyover of Flemington Racecourse at 1100 feet (see flightpath), which Flickr user […]

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