Posts by Nigel Howarth

in Things With Wings Dec 11, 2013

Saratov Airline to get new aircraft type and new colour scheme

Saratov Airlines, also known as Saravia, currently operates an all-Russian fleet of 11 Yak42s, but that's about to change with the delivery of two....More
in Ares Nov 24, 2013

Lynxes, Lynxes and more Lynxes!

Like many armed forces around the world, the UK's are shrinking in size. The Royal Navy and Army Air Corps have been divesting themselves of their....More
in Ares Nov 20, 2013

End of the road for the RAF's C-130K's

The UK's Royal Air Force recently retired the last of its 1960's vintage early C-130 models. Six of these found their way to Hixon airfield in....More
in Ares Aug 02, 2013

First Airbus A400M....at last !

1 August 2013: Airbus Military finally delivered the first A400M to the French Air Force. 10 years since the first orders, 3 years behind schedule....More
in Things With Wings Jul 23, 2013

Recession in the airliner industry can be good business

Western-built jet arliners are retiring younger than ever these days. It's not uncommon to see Airbus and Boeing airframes under 15 years old now....More
in Things With Wings Jul 23, 2013

Not such a "Lucky" end for this 737-700

One of Boeing's best sellers, the 737-700 is still in production, albeit with numbers now overshadowed by the larger -800 and -900 models.  According....More
in Things With Wings Jul 10, 2013

British Airways Joins Elite Band of Airlines

With the delivery of its first A380 on July 4th, BA becomes only the second airline to fly both Airbus and Boeing's flagship aircraft. China Southern....More
in Things With Wings Jul 08, 2013

Thomson Airways Commence 787 Long Haul Operations

UK charter operator Thomson Airways today commenced 787 long-haul operations from Manchester to Orlando-Sanford. After several weeks of training....More
in Things With Wings Jun 25, 2013

A bird's eye view of Manchester airport (photos)

Manchester Airport, the U.K.'s third busiest airport, today unveiled its new £20m ($30m) control tower. The official opening ceremony coincided with....More
in Things With Wings Jun 25, 2013

World's largest aircraft visits Manchester (photos)

The one-and-only six-engine Antonov 225 is currently sat at Manchester Airport, U.K., ready to take its outsize cargo of oil rig equipment to the Far....More

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