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  • Aeroflot receives Soviet-retro A320


    Aeroflot is taking delivery of a new Airbus A320 which features a retro livery, based on a former Soviet-era colour...


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  • Aeroflot receives Soviet-retro A320

    News | 29 May 2013 09:28 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Aeroflot is taking delivery of a new Airbus A320 which features a retro livery, based on a former Soviet-era colour scheme. The aircraft, MSN5614,...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Aeroflot-receives-Soviet-retro-A320-386425/
  • Flight 100 - History 1949-1958

    News | 02 Jan 2009 00:01 | Bill Gunston

    Despite its problems, the Comet was a revolution in air transport. But this would be a decade of firsts, many of them Britishhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Flight-100-History-1949-1958-320368/
  • Flight 100 - History 1959-1979

    News | 02 Jan 2009 00:01 | Günter Endres

    The jet was king and the Jumbo Jet proved bigger was definitely better. Meanwhile, the Harrier showed the UK could still leadhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Flight-100-History-1959-1979-320367/
  • 50 years ago...

    News | 28 Jul 1999 00:00

    As Airbus fine tunes its A3XX design, the world celebrates a half century of jet travel <p><img src='../Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=3121' /></p> <p>On Wednesday 27 July, 1949, the world's first jet airliner, the de Havilland (DH) 106 Comet, made its first flight from Hatfield airfield, just north of London. That historic half an hour trip marked the beginning of the jet transport age, officially half a century old this week. </p> <p>At the controls for the 31min flight that summer's evening was DH chief test pilot John Cunningham, who took the jet up to 8,000ft (2,440m). When the Comet flew, less than 40 million people were travelling by air each year. Fifty years on, annual passenger air traffic is approaching 1.5 billion and growth continues at a rate of 5% annually. The development of the jet airliner has affected most people. </p> <p>Manufacturers have delivered almost 21,000 jet airliners. But the industry has undergone much consolidation. Only Airbus and Boeing remain as majhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/50-years-ago-54317/