Daily Archives: February 24, 2009

10th Airbus A380 for Singapore Airlines MSN045 takes first flight after rejected take-off

Airbus A380-861 MSN045 currently registered as F-WWSG, and destined as the 10th A380 for launch customer Singapore Airlines made its first flight on February 23 and flew straight to Hamburg, where it will undergo outfitting for the Singapore Airlines’ luxurious interiors, and is expected to be delivered late this year and registered 9V-SKJ. The plane had a rejected take-off the …

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French agency releases preliminary report in the Air New Zealand crash

A preliminary report into a crash of an Air New Zealand Airbus A320 jet last November off the coast of France, is pointing the cause toward its aircrew who were performing low speed tests, claiming “the flight crew’s failure to adhere to standard operating procedures”. As a result of the interim finding air safety regulators have issued urgent advice on …

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Video: Air France Boeing 777 freighter gets a water cannon salute and then takes off

Last week Air France took delivery of the first Boeing 777F freighter. Every new aircraft is given a water cannon salute, and for aviation romantics like me, it is always a poignant occasion, and one we do not see too often. Courtesy Liz Matzelle enjoy these two videos of the new “Le Freighter” being given its first shower, and then …

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Jet Airways to lease 4 Boeing 777-300ERs to Gulf Air

Bahrain based Gulf Air has confirmed an agreement to lease four new Boeing 777-300ERs (B77W in industry parlance) from Jet Airways of India. The agreement which was signed on February 22nd, calls for three aircraft to join its fleet in March, and the fourth in May. This deal was expected since January. Gulf Air is already wet-leasing two Airbus A330-200s …

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