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Photos & Videos – Page 3 – Bangalore Aviation

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Photo Special: First A330 in American Airlines livery

American Airlines has begun to repaint old US Airways A330’s into the new American livery. The first aircraft to be repainted into the American livery is N270AY. The aircraft is a 14 year old Airbus A330-300 which was delivered to US Airways in March 2000 bearing the registration N670UW. It is powered by two Pratt and Whitney PW4168A engines. The …

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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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Through the lens: Italian Air Force at RIAT 2014

Following up on last week’s article introducing RIAT 2014, this week we are focusing on the Italian Air force (IAF) at the show. The IAF had the most number of air displays of any of the visiting air forces at the show. The flying display of the IAF included all of their combat jet aircraft, their famous Alenia C-27J Spartan …

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In Pictures: Farnborough day two, Inside the Airbus A350

Kicking off today’s coverage of the Farnborough Airshow, we were invited to tour the Airbus A350-900 XWB. The aircraft at the show is in what Airbus calls a light flight test configuration. It is being used to test flight dynamics under light load conditions.  

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In Pictures: Farnborough Day 1, Red Arrows open the show

The 2014 edition of the Farnborough Airshow opened today with a series of media briefings and a fly past by the Royal Airforce (RAF) Red Arrows. The show also had a series of Biz-Jets flying in and out. The Boeing P-8A Poseidon which was on display at RAF Fairford flew into the show today morning and was pushed into it’s …

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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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Farnborough air show 2014 kicks off. Inside the Boeing 787-9.

The 2014 of the Farnborough air show kicks off later today with all the big names in aviation showcasing the best they have to offer. The Bangalore Aviation team were at the show today and will kick off our show coverage with these pre-show pictures. We were also invited onto the first Boeing 787-9 made (ZB001), the airplane is in …

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Through the lens: Delhi after dark – part 2

Continuing from Part – 1 in this series, first up we have A6-EGE, a three year old Boeing 777-300ER of Emirates. It is powered by two General Electric GE90-115B engines. It is seen here bearing a special decal for the ongoing world cup in Brazil. Next up is B-5936, is a nine month old Airbus A330-200 operated by China Eastern …

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Video: Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner engine failure testing

Air New Zealand launch Boeing 787-9 in all-back livery leaves Boeing paint shop.

Even though it very rarely happens, everyone dreads the failure of an engine at take-off. After all this is the mode of the flight when engine power is required the most. What is not known to most passengers, every aircraft has to prove it can take-off with one engine failed. This is done via “abuse-take-offs” where engine power is intentionally …

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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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