Remarks: The BusinessFirst(tm) seat on Air Canada's wide-bodies. The airline crew call these seats "the pods". The textures of the seat and panelling material make the picture look noisy but the smoother finish of the pod-walls show otherwise.
Remarks: A massive cold front in the month of May, giving freezing temps in Texas!!! But also gave us a rare strong north wind and an opportunity to get take-off shots from Founder's Plaza at DFW airport and here in the very last moments of light in the evening, the rays of the setting sun turns the normal silver livery of American Airlines in to a golden bronze.
Remarks: The two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fisherman off the coast of Kerala, were finally returned to India. They have been at the centre of the diplomatic showdown between the two countries, when Italy refused to let them return, dishonouring an personal undertaking given by Italy's ambassador to India, to the Supreme Court of India.
The marines were flown back in MM62227 a Boeing KC-767A tanker-transporter of the Aeronautica Militare Italiana. This aircraft is based at Pratica di Mare Air Base, the largest base of the Italian Air Force, located southwest of Rome.
Remarks: An early morning aerial view, of the old international terminal T2 and its ramp. This terminal is now used for Haj operations. Most of the Jet Airways A330 fleet is seen parked. Five A330-200 along with one new A330-300. The seventh A330 is parked on the remote ramp, 90 degrees right turn from this picture.
Remarks: An early morning aerial view, of the remote ramp, normally used for parking and servicing. This photo has two rare events in one. First is the Kenya Airways Cargo Boeing 737-300, not seen before this date, at least of JP. Second, is a rare daylight confluence of four Blue Dart freighters. Two 757s parked, one 757 taxiing out, and one 737-200 near the top right of the photo, waiting to line-up and take-off.
Remarks: Malaysia Airlines joins the oneworld alliance from tomorrow. Their first aircraft painted in the special oneworld livery. A Boeing 737-800 and an Airbus A380 will also be painted in the OW livery later on.
Remarks: 'Himachal Pradesh' the state in the foothills of the Himalayas, and housing the city of Shimla, the summer capital of India during the British 'Raj', taxies out in the setting sun which renders the whole sky in a reddish-gold hue. 1600px
Remarks: The beauty of shooting in RAW is that pictures taken after sun-set can still look well lit. 1600px with the beacons on. One of the last JAL Dreamliner flights to India. The airline changed to a Boeing 777 in the winter schedule.