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Embraer Phenom 100

Embraer Phenom 100

The Embraer Phenom 100 is a Very Light Jet (VLJ) that has been produced since 2007. The VLJ is defined as a jet that carries less than 8 passengers, weighs less than 10,000lbs, and is certified for single-pilot operation – essentially an entry-level jet. The VLJ category began to gain interest in the mid-2000s from air taxi services and private …

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Hawker 800

BAe 125-800A N801P

The Hawker 800 is a mid-sized 8 passenger business jet that was designed by British Aerospace and built from 1983 to 2013.

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Fairchild-Dornier 328JET

Skyway Airlines (Midwest Connect) Fairchild-Dornier 328JET

This week’s Plane of the Week is the Fairchild-Dornier 328JET, a 32 passenger jet airliner built between 1997 and 2002. Only 110 were made; more than half are still in service with small airlines and charter companies.

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Boeing to End Production of the C-17A Globemaster III

Boeing C-17A

Long Beach, CA – Boeing announced today that it will end production of its C-17A Globemaster military transport jet in 2015 and close the Long Beach, California assembly plant. The C-17 is a heavy transport and has become the workhorse of the U.S. Air Force’s airlift fleet in recent years. Boeing recently delivered the last of 223 C-17s ordered by …

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Special Report: Inside Lockheed-Martin

Lockheed-Martin F-22 Raptor # 10-4195

Marietta, Georgia – On May 1st & 2nd Flightline Aviation Media joined a select group of twitter users for a unique tour of Lockheed-Martin’s Marietta, Georgia factory and for the delivery ceremony of the final F-22 Raptor to the U.S. Air Force. This was a special opportunity to get a first-hand look at the production processes L-M uses in the …

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Air Show Review: Tuscaloosa

U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – The Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration team headlined the Tuscaloosa Air Show on March 31st & April 1st, which is held at the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport every other year. It is a free event for the public, but viewing areas along the runway were sold in two tiers – chalets (including lunch) for $50 per person or …

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USAF Cuts Back on Air Show Demos

US Air Force F-22 Raptor

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Boeing 787 #1 Retired

Boeing 787 N787BA

Seattle – On December 1st Boeing officially retired its first-built 787 aircraft, flying it to Palmdale California for long term storage. It was built in 2009 at a total cost (improvements included) of over $4 billion. This plane represented a completely new era of aircraft design for Boeing so its likely that N787BA, or ZA001 as it is known internally, …

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Atlas Air Boeing 767-300 N641GT

Atlas Air Boeing 767 N641GT

Birmingham, AL – Atlas Air’s newly acquired Boeing 767 made a stop at the Birmingham Airport today. This was one of many stops on a daylong crew training trip that began in New York. Once Atlas achieves certification on this aircraft type, they’ll be using it for passenger and troop charters. Atlas has two of them now is due to …

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