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Aviation Week Video Coverage of Farnborough International Airshow 2012

The Farnborough International Airshow 2012 was held recently, and Aviation Week was there, of course. They’ve published a number of video reports from the show which are both informative, as one might expect from AvWeek, as well as providing some … Continue reading

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Virgin Galactic Announces LauncherOne SmallSat Launcher

Virgin Galactic is best known for their work developing the commercial suborbital SpaceShipTwo, which is carried aloft for launch on the White Knight Two carrier aircraft. But suborbital tourist flights isn’t the only thing Virgin Galactic is up to, they’ve … Continue reading

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GE Gives Jet Engines A Cold Reception

There’s a nice post in the Aviation Week Things With Wings blog on the new GE Engine Testing, Research and Development Center (TDRC), developed in partnership with StandardAero in Winnipeg, Canada. The facility is for testing GE’s jet engines for … Continue reading

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Assembling the Airbus A300-200F, Painting the Boeing 747-8, and The Life of Luggage

A few weeks ago Airbus shared a video of an A300-200 airliner being assembled. Now they’ve shared another one, of the A330-200F’s final assembly. Yeah, same basic airframe, but the freighter version. Who cares, it’s aerospace factory pr0n! I spotted … Continue reading

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Stratolaunch Systems – You Can’t Say They Don’t Dream Big!

What do you get when ex-Microsoft tycoon Paul Allen pulls together Burt Rutan’s Scaled Composites, home of SpaceShipOne, and Elon Musk’s SpaceX, home of the Falcon series of launchers? A new company, Stratolaunch Systems, with a truly audacious plan for … Continue reading

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