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  • First A350-1000 structures emerge

    News | 22 Oct 2014 14:03 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Initial carbonfibre wing covers for the first Airbus A350-1000 have been completed, as structural work on the largest member of the family progresses.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/First-A350-1000-structures-emerge-405087/
  • Airbus tackles 757 range with higher-weight A321neo

    News | 22 Oct 2014 10:47 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Airbus is aiming to introduce a higher-weight version of the A321neo in early 2019, in a bid to reinforce the type’s challenge to the Boeing 757 market.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-tackles-757-range-with-higher-weight-A321neo-405070/
  • Boeing breaks ground on 777X wing centre

    News | 21 Oct 2014 18:28 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    ​Boeing has broken ground on its new 777X composite wing centre in Everett, Washington.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-breaks-ground-on-777X-wing-centre-405039/
  • PICTURE: Qantas unveils new A330 business seat

    News | 21 Oct 2014 02:44 | Ellis Taylor

    Qantas Airways has unveiled its new business class seat that will be progressively rolled out on its Airbus A330s from later this year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-Qantas-unveils-new-A330-business-seat-404994/
  • Mitsubishi lays out plans for MRJ certification campaign

    News | 21 Oct 2014 00:28 | Mavis Toh

    Getting its MRJ regional jet certificated is the biggest challenge Mitsubishi Aircraft expects to have to overcome for its in-development aircraft programme.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Mitsubishi-lays-out-plans-for-MRJ-certification-campaign-404972/
  • Kunming Airlines commits to 10 737s

    News | 24 Oct 2014 02:16 | Mavis Toh

    Kunming Airlines has inked an agreement for the purchase of 10 Boeing 737s, in a deal worth $897 million at list prices.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Kunming-Airlines-commits-to-10-737s-405183/
  • OPINION: Why aviation should stub out e-cigarette threat

    News | 23 Oct 2014 11:01

    ​Until now, the debate around electronic cigarettes has centred on their health credentials. While their makers – and many medical experts – claim they are a safe and effective method of quitting tobacco, others fret that so-called vaping is as antisocial as smoking and can be a gateway into that habit for youngsters.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Why-aviation-should-stub-out-e-cigarette-threat-404953/
  • MPL students bust transfer myth

    News | 22 Oct 2014 10:55 | David Learmount

    A group of UK multi-crew pilot licence (MPL) trainees dropped by their sponsoring carrier because of restructuring were immediately taken on by another airline, busting the “myth” that an MPL is not transferable, according to CTC Aviation chief commercial officer Anthony Petteford.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MPL-students-bust-transfer-myth-405066/
  • PICTURE: Qantas unveils new A330 business seat

    News | 21 Oct 2014 02:44 | Ellis Taylor

    Qantas Airways has unveiled its new business class seat that will be progressively rolled out on its Airbus A330s from later this year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-Qantas-unveils-new-A330-business-seat-404994/
  • Frontier keeps A320 grounded out of caution over Ebola fears

    News | 20 Oct 2014 18:05 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    A Frontier Airlines Airbus A320 ​that had earlier transported an Ebola patient is being kept out of service for "a little while longer", says the carrier.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Frontier-keeps-A320-grounded-out-of-caution-over-Ebola-fears-404983/
  • NBAA: Superior plans China's first business aviation town

    News | 24 Oct 2014 11:00 | Kate Sarsfield

    Superior Aviation Group – the company behind the aborted sale of Hawker Beechcraft in 2012 – is preparing to build an 8km2 town on the outskirts of Beijing, dedicated to the country's expanding business and general industry.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-Superior-plans-Chinas-first-business-aviation-town-405020/
  • T-6C to head UK military training renewal

    News | 24 Oct 2014 10:56 | Craig Hoyle

    ​The UK Ministry of Defence is replace the bulk of its current fixed-wing training aircraft with three new types, following the selection of a Military Flying Training System (MFTS) programme bid by KBR/Elbit Systems joint venture Affinity.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/T-6C-to-head-UK-military-training-renewal-405203/
  • NBAA: Fly-by-wire, electric innovations embedded in Gulfstream's new jets

    News | 23 Oct 2014 18:24 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Under the metallic and composite skin of Gulfstream’s new G500 and G600 lie several new innovations that came to light in supplier announcements and interviews at the NBAA convention.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-Fly-by-wire-electric-innovations-embedded-in-Gulfstreams-new-jets-405091/
  • Start-up targets large business jet financing with $2bn fund

    News | 22 Oct 2014 19:03 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Three global investment firms have launched a new leasing service – dubbed Global Jet Capital – with more than $2 billion in available financing catering to the large-cabin, long-range business jet market.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Start-up-targets-large-business-jet-financing-with-2bn-fund-405111/
  • NBAA: Dassault's Trappier pokes fun at rival Gulfstream

    News | 22 Oct 2014 15:18 | Dominic Perry

    Dassault Aviation boss Éric Trappier has congratulated rival Gulfstream on the unveiling of two new models, while also cheekily suggesting that the Savannah firm is merely following in its footsteps.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-Dassaults-Trappier-pokes-fun-at-rival-Gulfstream-405100/
  • T-6C to head UK military training renewal

    News | 24 Oct 2014 10:56 | Craig Hoyle

    ​The UK Ministry of Defence is replace the bulk of its current fixed-wing training aircraft with three new types, following the selection of a Military Flying Training System (MFTS) programme bid by KBR/Elbit Systems joint venture Affinity.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/T-6C-to-head-UK-military-training-renewal-405203/
  • ​Cobham wins A$640 million Australian SAR deal

    News | 24 Oct 2014 02:29 | Greg Waldron

    Cobham SAR Services has won a A$640 million ($559 million) contract to provide search and rescue (SAR) services to the Australian government between 2016 and 2028.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Cobham-wins-A640-million-Australian-SAR-deal-405185/
  • Saab nears Gripen contract with Brazil

    News | 23 Oct 2014 12:00 | Beth Stevenson

    Saab says it is on track to sign a contract with Brazil to provide its air force with the Gripen NG multirole fighter, following the nation's selection of the type for a 36-aircraft purchase in December 2013.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Saab-nears-Gripen-contract-with-Brazil-405141/
  • Thailand grows EC725 order, adds EC645 T2s

    News | 22 Oct 2014 17:48 | Dominic Perry

    Thailand has added to a recent planned acquisition of Airbus Helicopters UH-72A Lakotas with a separate deal for five light-utility EC645 T2s and two 11t EC725s.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Thailand-grows-EC725-order-adds-EC645-T2s-405108/
  • ANALYSIS: How Embraer attracted a global audience to the KC-390 roll-out

    News | 22 Oct 2014 15:35 | Felipe Salles

    Towed through a haze of green and yellow smoke, depicting Brazil’s national colours, and columns of fireworks, the civilian-marked KC-390 exited Embraer’s construction hangar in Gavião Peixoto into an apron spot located directly in front of guests at a roll-out ceremony on 21 October.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-How-Embraer-attracted-a-global-audience-to-the-KC-390-roll-out-405083/
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