Daily Archives: January 5, 2009

Still red hot – Virgin’s 25th anniversary video

Apart from Singapore Airlines, the best airline I have flown in my 4 million miles, is Virgin Atlantic. Today, Virgin launched its 25th anniversary celebrations, with a video reflective of its irreverent yet high energy culture. Virgin’s inaugural flight was from London Gatwick to Newark (EWR) on June 22 1984, at a time when the United Kingdom was in the …

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Indian navy orders 8 Boeing P-8I maritime reconnaissance aircraft

The Government of India has ordered eight Boeing P-8I long range maritime reconnaissance (LRMR) aircraft. At $2.1 billion this will be the biggest-ever defence deal of India with United States, double of the $962-million contract signed with US for six C-130J `Super Hercules’ aircraft for use by Indian special forces, last year. The Boeing P-8A Poseidon is a long-range anti-submarine …

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