Tag Archives: Photos

Pictures: Indian Air Force Rafale, Chinook and Apache at Aero India 2021

Aero India 2021 began on the 3rd of February and on display were three of the Indian armed forces latest additions, the Dassault Rafale EH, Boeing CH-47F Chinook and the Boeing AH-64E Apache. Dassault Rafale EH There are five Dassault Rafales at the show, these aircraft are part of the 36 aircraft order placed by the Indian government in 2015. …

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Pictures: Aero India 2019 opens with missing man flypast, B-52, A330neo and more

Aero India 2019 opened today at Yelahanka Air Force Station. The show which was inaugurated by the defence minister of India began with a series of flypasts, one of which was a missing man formation to commemorate Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi, the pilot who lost his life in the Surya Kiran crash yesterday. Innugural Flypast The show began with a …

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Pictures: British Airways reveals BOAC 747 retro-jet

A Boeing 747 of BOAC - British Overseas Airways Corporation flying above the United Kingdom on 7 April 1971.

British Airways has announced that it is repainting one of its Boeing 747-400’s in a retro-livery of its predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) as part of its centenary celebration. The aircraft G-BYGC will arrive at Heathrow from the paint shop in Dublin on 18 February in the BOAC scheme and will enter service the next day. The livery will …

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Photos: DHL Boeing 767 at Bangalore Airport

The Boeing 767 was developed in the 1970’s along with the 757 and first flew in 1981. The aircraft would prove to be a very successful model for the American airframer with over 1100 having been produced and orders still pending for the freighter and military versions of the aircraft. Unfortunately the 767 is not a commonly seen aircraft in …

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US Air Force’s 70th anniversary display at #RIAT2017

Two McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagles with a McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle.

The United States air force (USAF) is celebrating the 70th anniversary of it’s formation this year. At the recently concluded Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT), the USAF organized a special anniversary display at the show. The USAF displayed a variety of aircraft at the show, on static display were the B-52H, B-1B, C-17A, U-2 and more. The USAF also organized …

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Photo: Qatar Amiri A320 Airbus corporate jet at Bangalore

Qatar Amiri Flight Airbus A320-232 CJ A7-HSJ

Last weekend we got a photograph of a special visitor to Bangalore – a private jet from the Qatar Amiri Flight fleet at Bangalore’s HAL airport. The Qatar Amiri flight is an exclusive airline operated for Qatar’s royal family and VIP members of its government. The aircraft that visited Bangalore was A7-HSJ, a four year old Airbus A320ACJ (Airbus corporate …

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Pictures: Aero India 2017 preview

The 2017 edition of Aero India begins tomorrow. The biennial will be conducted from 14 to 18 February 2017 at Air force station Yelahanka. Yesterday we were at the dress rehearsal and have put together some a preview of the show. Helicopters Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) and the Indian Air Force (IAF) are displaying a variety of helicopters in this years …

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Photos: Onboard Qatar’s “All Buisness” Airbus A319

An all business class aircraft is a rare sight amongst the world’s airplanes. While it’s not unheard of for a carrier to operate a all business flight – British Airways A318’s from London City to New York and Singapore Airline’s now discontinued A340 service to the US being some of the well known examples, it is a rare configuration. Qatar …

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Photos: Night spotting at Bangalore Airport

View of part of the ramp at Bangalore Airport at night.

A couple of weeks back thanks to the BIAL and the Aviation Photographers India, I had the opportunity to go airside at Bangalore Airport and do some night photography. Most of Bangalore’s international traffic operates at night and hence the night is a great time to see different airline’s apart from the regular Indigo, Jet and Emirates. Aside from the …

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Photo essay: Inside the Airbus A380 test aircraft F-WWDD MSN4

Airbus A380-800 F-WWDD.

European airframer Airbus built five A380’s for the initial flight test program of the world’s largest commercial passenger aircraft. It still retains two aircraft in its test fleet which are used for on-going long term testing and for making improvements on the A380. F-WWOW (MSN 1) is fitted with the Rolls Royce Trent 970 engines, while F-WWDD (MSN 4) is …

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Photos: Spotting at Airbus’ Hamburg Finkenwerder plant

Today, I had the opportunity to go spotting at Hamburg’s Finkenwerder Airport. The airport houses Airbus’s second largest factory. The plant houses final assembly for the A320 family aircraft, cabin assembly and painting for the A380 and major component assembly for the A380. The plant has a small hill that allows visitors to view flight operations on the airport’s main …

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Exclusive pictures of the new Boeing 737 MAX #FAS16

Boeing 737 MAX 8 N8704Q.

Bangalore Aviation’s photo editor Vedant, was given a tour of Boeing’s new 737 MAX which is designed to compete with the new A320neo from Airbus. The MAX features new LEAP engines from CFM, a digital flight deck that derives inputs from its big brother the 787 Dreamliner, split wing-tips, and a host of other new features. Indian budget carrier Spicejet …

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Exclusive Photos: Antonov An-225 at Hyderabad

Antonov An-225 UR-82060 at Hyderabad Airport.

On the 13th of May, the world’s largest in-service aircraft, the Antonov An-225 Mriya touched down at Hyderabad airport for a technical stopover on it’s way to Perth, Australia. The An-225 was designed by the then Soviet Union’s Antonov Design Bureau in the 1980’s. The aircraft is the longest and heaviest to have ever been built, along with the largest …

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A photo tour of Etihad’s new Boeing 787-9 first, business and economy class

Etihad is the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates and a 24% stake-holder in Jet Airways. At the recent India Aviation show, BangaloreAviation was invited to tour Etihad’s newest aircraft type, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The 787-9 is a stretched variant and commenced joining Etihad’s fleet from December 31, 2014, just 15 days after the airline’s flagship the Airbus …

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Pictures of Malaysia Airlines’ new A330 business class

Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330-300 9M-MTE in special oneworld livery. See another photo here. This aircraft performed the first flight of the airline as a member of oneworld in the early hours of Feb 1 from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne.

Malaysia Airlines is fitting its long distance Airbus A330-300 fleet with a new business class. The new cabin is being progressive fitted and will be available on A333 flights between Kuala Lumpur and Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, China and India. The cabin will have 27 seats, with a pitch of 44 inches, seat width of 20 inches and length …

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Exclusive photos from inside IndiGo’s A320neo

Indigo Airbus A320neo VT-ITC. Copyrighted image. Re-use prohibited.

Bangalore Aviation was one of the first allowed on board IndiGo’s newest plane, VT-ITC, the Airbus A320neo it took delivery of just last week. We bring you exclusive shots from inside the cabin. For now we all can relax. IndiGo has opted to retain the existing 180 seat configuration which is common to its existing A320 classic fleet. The airline …

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