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Converted 747 now largest fire-fighting tanker plane

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It can deliver nearly 20,000 gallons of water or fire retardant per flight, almost twice the capacity of the next-biggest tanker. Bigger is always better... (www.avweb.com) Plus d'info...

Amazon Agrees to Contract 20 Boeing 767 Freighters From Atlas Air

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Amazon has reached an agreement with Purchase, New York-based Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings to wet lease 20 Boeing 767-300 converted freighters, the second freighter lease deal the Seattle-based online retail giant has signed this year. (atwonline.com) Plus d'info...

JetBlue and Bombardier Are Talking About the CSeries Again

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JetBlue Airways Corp. resumed talks with Bombardier Inc. about a possible order of the planemaker’s CSeries aircraft, after a pause in discussions, people familiar with the matter said. (montrealgazette.com) Plus d'info...

When plane food WAS first class: Vintage photos show passengers being served lobster, caviar and cream cakes during the golden age of flying

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If you've ever been disappointed by the beige looking gloop presented to you as a meal on a long-haul flight then you may wish you were transported back half a century to the golden age of fine dining - on a plane. A surreal collection of nostalgic images of plane food taken on board Scandinavian Airlines flights in the 1950s to 1980s depict relaxed-looking guests being served caviar, lobster and whole cream cakes. As if that wasn't enough to make modern passengers salivate in disbelief, there… (www.dailymail.co.uk) Plus d'info...

Burbank's Bob Hope Airport Rebrands as Hollywood-Burbank Airport

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Bob Hope Airport officials voted 8-1 Monday to change the airfield’s branding name to Hollywood Burbank Airport in an effort to increase recognition with passengers outside of Southern California, especially those east of the Colorado Rockies. (www.latimes.com) Plus d'info...

Photos: LATAM launched with Three Flights

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Today departed three commercial flights of aircraft with the external image of LATAM Airlines and new brand began to be adopted at airports around the world... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Plus d'info...

The MegaJet Arrives – A380 Service Begins at Vancouver

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The A380 replaces British Airways’ daily London-YVR Boeing 747 service for the summer season. (www.airlinereporter.com) Plus d'info...

Terrifying moment a British Airways passenger spots a FIGHTER JET flying next to her window

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This is the terrifying moment that a passenger travelling from Dubai to London spotted a fighter jet next to her window. Sabrina Fawaz was travelling with her husband on the British Airways flight BA108 on Saturday when the plane temporarily lost communications with air traffic control as it entered Hungarian air space causing two Hungarian Air Force Gripens to be scrambled. (www.dailymail.co.uk) Plus d'info...

Twin-tailed Airbus Zephyr completes maiden flight

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Airbus Defence & Space has carried out the maiden flight of a larger twin-tailed variant of its Zephyr high-altitude pseudo satellite (HAPS). The Zephyr T has four times the payload capacity of the current Zephyr 8 at 20kg (44lb), and has been developed as a result of customer requirements for the HAPS to be able to carry a radar. Three flight tests have been carried out since the first one in January. (aviationsquad.com) Plus d'info...

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