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Video: Air India celebrates one year at Birmingham, UK

Air India Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner line number 35 test registered N1015 (later became VT-ANH) at the India Aviation show, Hyderabad March 2012. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

Air India and Birmingham airport authorities had a lavish celebration at the Birmingham Airport Holiday Inn to mark the one year anniversary of Air India flights to the city. Event Host – Sameena Ali-Khan First Speaker: Lord-Lieutenant Paul Sabapathy CBE Second Speaker: Solihull Mayor Kate Wild Third Speaker: Pankaj Srivastava, Commercial Director, Air India Fourth Speaker: Birmingham Airport CEO Paul …

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Video journey of the Qatar Airways A380

Qatar Airways became the 12th operator of the Airbus A380 super jumbo when it took delivery of its first aircraft registration A7-APA two days ago. The airline has produced a series of four videos showing the aircraft from concept to delivery. Enjoy them. Episode 1 – The assembly [bsu_youtube_advanced url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngxw37gqHQM” width=”640″ height=”360″ controls=”alt” autohide=”yes” showinfo=”no” rel=”no” modestbranding=”yes” theme=”light”] Episode 2 …

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Video: Singapore Airlines’ first Airbus A380 service to India, New Delhi IGI airport

Singapore Airlines A380 9V-SKB being given traditional water cannon salute as it arrives at New Delhi IGI airport staring scheduled commercial A380 service to India.

Bangalore Aviation is proud to present our final production of an Abhishek Singh film showing the flight of the first scheduled Airbus A380 super-jumbo service to India. Singapore Airlines A380 9V-SKB performed the flight from Singapore Changi to New Delhi Indira Gandhi airport. We are thankful for the support extended to us by the DGCA, the Delhi International Airport Limited, …

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Through the lens: The Frecce Tricolori

Following up on last week’s article, where we covered the Italian Air Force at RIAT 2014, this week we are featuring the Frecce Tricolori.The Frecce Tricolori (which translates as the Tricolour Arrows), are officially known as the 313° Gruppo Addestramento Acrobatico or the 313th Aerobatic Training Squadron. The team was formed in 1961 as an Air Force team, replacing many …

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Exclusive photos: Air India repairs its Boeing 777-200LR VT-ALH previously stripped for parts

Air India Boeing 777-200LR VT-ALH. Previously stripped and cannibalised, now restored. Front view. Engines have been removed. Click for a larger view.

Exactly three months and one day ago, we reported exclusive images of Air India’s newest Boeing 777-200LR VT-ALH Maharashtra lying in a pathetic and dilapidated condition at Mumbai airport. Today we are happy to report exclusive images showing Air India has restored the aircraft to a much better condition. She is looking nice and clean. Since the aircraft has not …

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Through the lens: Introducing RIAT 2014 – the largest military air show in the world

BAE Hawks of the Red Arrows, sporting a special 50th anniversary tail livery.

The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is the world’s largest military air-show. Held annually at the Royal Air Field Fairford near the town of Swindon in the United Kingdom, RIAT is actively supported by the world’s flying forces, since the show is held in aid of the Royal Air Force (RAF) charitable trust. This year RIAT was held from July …

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Video discussion: The recent spate of airline accidents. A cause for worry? #MH17

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER 9M-MRD. Photo copyright M. Azizul Islam. Photo used with permission, do not copy or reproduce.

I had a chance to participate in a Boom News’ panel discussion hosted by noted journalist Govindraj Ethiraj, focussing on the issue of passenger safety in the wake of the MH17 shoot-down in Ukraine, and the crashes of Air Algerie flight AH5017 in Mali and TranAsia flight GE222 in Makung, Taiwan. Enjoy the 30 minute program, and do share your …

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Video: Boeing 787-9 flight demo for the Farnborough air show 2014

Boeing 787-9 ZB001 N789EX at Farnborough air show 2014. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

Amazing flying by Boeing test pilots Mike Bryan and Randy Neville. This will be the flight demonstration of the Boeing 787-9 at the Farnborough air show 2014. And in case you are wondering, we confirmed with Boeing, the video is not CGI. It is the real deal. [bsu_youtube_advanced url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZRKm6PG918″ width=”640″ height=”360″ controls=”alt” autohide=”yes” showinfo=”no” rel=”no” modestbranding=”yes” theme=”light”]

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Video: Near miss between two wide-bodies at Barcelona El-Prat airport

This video by plane spotter AeroBarcelona of a near miss at Barcelona, Spain, El Prat airport between Russia’s UTAir Boeing 767-300 VQ-BSX performing flight UT5187 from Moscow and an Aerolíneas Argentinas Airbus A340-300 LV-FPV preparing for a flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina. The 767 was on very short finals (200ft above ground level and 20 seconds) to land on runway …

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Through the lens: Delhi after dark – part 1

Lufthansa Boeing 747-8i D-ABYI "Fanhansa" Livery

Last month, we had the opportunity to shoot on the airside at Delhi International Airport (DIAL) at night. Like most of the major Indian airports, the night in Delhi brings with it a host of international traffic, most of which are wide bodies, which offers a great number of interesting photo opportunities. First up is a Dreamliner of Air India, …

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Humour photos: What happens when you test run a 737 engine on loose bricks?

Shaheen Air International Boeing 737-4Q8 AP-BJR damaged during engine run up on pavers.

Very simple ……. this. Unlike bricks and cobblestones, paver blocks are placed on a bed of sand without any concrete. So when some very smart people decided to test run the CFM56 engines of a Shaheen Air International Boeing 737-400 at Sialkot airport in Pakistan, the pavers turned in to barrage of debris damaging the aircraft. Thanks to the aircraft …

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Video: Crosswind landings – where airline pilots earn their salary

As part of every aircraft certification testing, it has to undergo crosswind testing. Two preferred locations, known for their extreme crosswinds which occur with amazing regularity are both air force bases; Keflavik in Iceland and a remote base in Brazil. Boeing recently conducted crosswind testing on the newest variant of the Dreamliner, the 787-9, which should be delivered this summer …

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