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The Farnborough L-100M Loop

Yes, they did it.  Eight sequenced images show what it looked like.  Breathtaking is one way to describe seeing a C-130 perform a loop.  By far the coolest thing we've seen at an airshow. The earlier A400M demo was quickly forgotten.

Premium #342 – Aircraft transactions through July

Despite the slower activity at air shows, the commercial aircraft business is not moribund.  There has been quite a bit of action among airlines.   The first table shows the top 20 airlines in terms of fleet changes. The list is in descending order by the total.  Note...

Premium #301 – The Parked Fleet

While most of us focus, day to day, on airplanes that are flying, there is another group of aircraft that are idle, parked and waiting to hopefully, someday, fly again.  Many of these aircraft are older models, but surprisingly, there are quite a few aircraft less...

Getting to 10,000 deliveries

Today Airbus delivered it's 10,000 airplane.  It is an A350-900 for Singapore Airlines making this is a big day for Airbus. Airbus made its first delivery in 1974.  It took a lot of confidence to create the company from a number of small European-based aerospace firms...

Connie love

There are two great Lockheed Constellation restoration projects being undertaken.  (Hello Red Bull, are you paying...

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