Category : Special Aircraft Tracking

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How Kim Jong Un and the North Korean Delegation Traveled to the Singapore Summit

After weeks of speculation, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un answered how he would arrive at the summit with US president Donald Trump by stepping off an Air China 747 (B-2447) in Singapore. Air China supplied a pair of aircraft for the summit, including Kim’s transport, while North Korean national carrier Air Koryo sent two aircraft […]

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See Lufthansa’s New Livery and How to Track the Special 747 and A321 Tour Flights

Lufthansa is set to officially unveil their new livery on 7 February and then take the first two freshly painted aircraft on tour. D-ABYA, the first 747-8I to wear Lufthansa’s revised livery, will tour Germany, while D-AISP, the first A321 in new paint, will visit airports in Germany, Italy, and France. We’ve made it very […]

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Following the Airbus A350-1000 Tour

Airbus is taking its A350-1000 on a multi-stop tour that began this weekend in Doha and concludes in Manila next month. Along the way, the aircraft will visit 12 destinations in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand before returning to Toulouse. Included in the tour is a stop at the Singapore Air Show in early February.

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Smell My Exhaust—NASA’s DC-8 to spend time sniffing the DLR’s A320 over Germany

This week, NASA and the DLR began the ND-MAX research program designed to understand engine performance, emissions, and contrail formation from different types of aviation fuel. The collaboration sends the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s DC-8-72 Flying Laboratory to Germany for paired flying with the DLR’s A320 Advanced Technology Research Aircraft.

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Antonov An-22 Schedule, 29 November-6 December

The Antonov An-22 doesn’t fly all that often, but when it does, the world’s largest turboprop definitely makes its presence known. The An-22’s eight contra-rotating propellers produce an unmistakable sound as the aircraft passes overhead. Over the next week, the An-22 will make its way from Ukraine to Cuba and back via the UK, Finland, […]

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Flying the BLADE—Airbus’ Flight Lab A340

Earlier today, the Airbus’ A340 “BLADE” test demonstrator aircraft conducted its first flight for the Clean Sky “Blade” project. Sponsored by the European Union, the the project is examining the commercial feasibility of using a laminar wing. For the Breakthrough Laminar Aircraft Demonstrator in Europe, Airbus is once again putting A340 MSN 001 into service.

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Delta Goes Big, Then Goes Home

In the face of a category 5 hurricane, Delta Air Lines meteorologists, dispatchers, pilots, cabin crew, and ground crew accomplished an incredible feat on Wednesday. As Hurricane Irma bore down San Juan, Puerto Rico, Delta sent one last flight to help evacuate a few hundred people from San Juan just before the airport closed.

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