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BEA’s final report on the crash of Air France AF-447

Image courtesy BEA France’s Bureau of Investigations and Analysis’ (BEA) submitted its final report on the crash of Air France flight AF-447 flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, killing all 228 passengers and crew on-board. The final report essentially re-states what has already been released till date. The crash commenced with ice crystals blocking the pitot tubes, sending false …

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Boeing makes Qatar Airways’ first 787 first flight ahead of Farnborough air show

Boeing has achieved some peace of mind, by making the first flight of Qatar Airways’ first 787 Dreamliner, just ahead of the upcoming Farnborough air show. The airline’s capricious CEO, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, is known for his non-diplomatic criticism, often seen as tantrums, of airframe manufacturers, especially at air shows. Boeing’s competitor Airbus, was at the receiving end of …

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Photos: Thai Airway’s first A380 revealed

Following fellow ASEAN national carriers, Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways International will become the ninth operator of the Airbus A380 superjumbo when it receives the first of its six ordered A380 aircraft later this year. Enjoy the three photos from Airbus, of the Thai A380 leaving the paint shop in Hamburg resplendent in its beautiful “smooth as silk” …

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Photos: Malaysia Airlines reveals special livery for its first Airbus A380

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and Airbus revealed a special celebration livery on the national carrier’s first A380 ahead of the aircraft’s entry-into-service next week on the Kuala Lumpur-London Heathrow route. The livery was designed by MAS specifically for it its new A380 flagship and was applied post-delivery by Airbus in Toulouse. MAS has ordered six A380s with a seating for 494 …

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Virgin Atlantic to deploy new £100 million business class cabin on new A330 aircraft to Delhi

Richard Branson promoted, British carrier, Virgin Atlantic will introduce a new Airbus A330 aircraft equipped with a re-designed and upgraded Upper Class (business class) Cabin National, on its London Heathrow New Delhi service starting July 11, 2012. The state of art cabin boasts of the longest bed in business class in a modified herringbone layout, a 2.7 meters long bar …

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AirAsia Japan takes delivery of its first Airbus A320; to commence operations August 1

AirAsia Japan, a 67%-33% joint venture between Japan’s ANA Group, which owns All Nippon Airways, and Malaysia’s AirAsia has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320 aircraft in Toulouse, France. The Japanese low cost carrier will start commercial services on August 1st from Tokyo’s Narita International Airport to the Japanese cities of Sapporo and Fukuoka, and from August 3rd to …

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Boeing faces major challenges on the 737 MAX

Earlier this week, Boeing released some of the confirmed design details for its re-engined 737 MAX narrow-body program. The new series of aircraft is expected to retain significant commonality with its predecessor, the Boeing 737NG program, however unlike Airbus’ competing A320neo re-engine program, there are tangible changes being made between the 737NG and 737MAX due to the increased engine diameter …

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Video: Thai Airway’s first Airbus A380 being assembled and flown

Recently Airbus S.A.S. completed the final assembly of MSN (manufacturer’s serial number) 087 Thai Airway’s first A380 superjumbo. Here is a time lapse video showing the event. The national carrier is scheduled to receive delivery of the airline this year. Thai Airways will become the ninth customer worldwide to operate the behemoth, and is expected to deploy the A380 on …

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