Daily Archives: December 11, 2009

First official plane spotting group in India formed at Bangalore

About a year ago, Bangalore Aviation spearheaded an effort with the able support of three other aviation enthusiasts and photographers, to form the first officially recognised spotting group in India. Thanks to a very progressive management at the Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL) company from its CEO Marcel Hungerbuehler on down, the idea was well received, supported and nurtured. The …

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Image: Airbus A400M transport lifts-off on maiden flight

Airbus Military’s all-new A400M took off for its maiden flight from Seville Airport in Spain from runway 09 at 10:15 local time (09:15Z). In line with the extreme delays on this program even the first flight was delayed by 15 minutes. At the controls was Chief Test Pilot Military, Edward “Ed” Strongman, 60, with Experimental Test Pilot Ignacio “Nacho” Lombo, …

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Boeing completes 787 Dreamliner static test review and final gauntlet testing

Boeing has completed the review and analysis of the static test that was conducted November 30 to validate the side-of-body modification made to the 787 Dreamliner. Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of the 787 program confirmed that the static test review as well as final gauntlet testing has been completed satisfactorily. “I am happy to report that the …

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