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Pictures: British Airways Marks Centenary with Red Arrows

British Airways (BA) has flown a Boeing 747-400 with the RAF’s Red Arrows aerobatic team as part of its ongoing centenary celebrations. The formation flew over the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) – the world’s largest military airshow – at

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Boeing 747 Bows Out Gracefully

The Boeing 747, also affectionately known as the Queen of the Skies, has been an integral part of the Qantas fleet (through several different variants) for almost 50 years. However, as the airline continues to take delivery of its next

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BA Confirm Retro Livery 747

As part of its 100th birthday celebrations, British Airways has confirmed plans to paint up to four jets in historical liveries. The first will be in the style of its predecessor BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation), with a Boeing 747,

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Final Flight for 747-100 Testbed

GE Aviation’s original Boeing 747-100 flying testbed has made its final flight. The aircraft, N747GE (c/n 16951) departed from the company’s Flight Test Operation Centre in Victorville, California for the last time on November 15 and flew to the Pima

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More 787s for Qantas

Australian flag carrier Qantas has placed a firm order for six additional Boeing 787-9s for its international network operations. This latest deal will bring the airline’s Dreamliner fleet to 14 by the end of 2020.  The arrival of these new

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Hong Kong Air Cargo Adds Jumbos

Atlas Air has placed three Boeing 747-400 freighters with Hong Kong Air Cargo Carrier under an aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) deal. The first aircraft will enter service with the Hong Kong Airlines subsidiary in September, serving routes between

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BA’s Investment Continues

British Airways (BA) is continuing to modernise its fleet with both new and upgraded aircraft. 

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Virgin Galactic Goes Jumbo

VIRGIN GALACTIC unveiled the newest addition to its fleet, a Boeing 747-400, during a technical briefing for its LauncherOne small satellite launch service.  The aircraft, N744VG (c/n 32745), previously operated by Virgin Atlantic as ex G-VWOW, Cosmic Girl, will be

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Marshall Opens Finishing Centre

MARSHALL AEROSPACE and Defence Group has developed one of Europe’s largest and most advanced aircraft finishing facilities at its Cambridge Airport site in the UK.

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Silk Way Eyes More 747-8s

AZERBAIJAN-BASED CARGO carrier Silk Way West is finalising a deal to acquire three more Boeing 747-8 Freighters.  Once confirmed, the order will be valued at $1.1 billion based on list prices. 

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