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  • Solar Impulse poised to open book on round-world adventure

    News | 06 Mar 2015 17:50 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Five years after their ambitious solar powered flight project first got airborne, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg have entered final preparations for the first leg of a five month, 12-stage journey around the world from Abu Dhabi.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Solar-Impulse-poised-to-open-book-on-round-world-adventure-409880/
  • FAA approves 787-9 assembly in South Carolina

    News | 05 Mar 2015 19:42 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved a production certificate for Boeing South Carolina to deliver 787-9 aircraft to customers, the company announced on 5 March.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FAA-approves-787-9-assembly-in-South-Carolina-409838/
  • Embraer full-year earnings miss guidance margin

    News | 05 Mar 2015 07:06 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Embraer is expecting to deliver 95-100 commercial aircraft this year, and to achieve overall revenues of $6.1-6.6 billion.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Embraer-full-year-earnings-miss-guidance-margin-409794/
  • ​ATSB concludes 2013 A330 loss of separation investigation

    News | 05 Mar 2015 02:55 | Greg Waldron

    The Australian Transportation Safety Bureau (ATSB) has published its final report into a loss of separation incident involving two Qantas Airways Airbus A330-200s on 20 September 2013, and the failure of one aircraft’s traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS).http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ATSB-concludes-2013-A330-loss-of-separation-investigation-409788/
  • EasyJet eyes UAVs for spare-parts resupply

    News | 03 Mar 2015 15:32 | Beth Stevenson

    UK low-cost carrier EasyJet is looking at using unmanned air vehicles to reduce the logistics burden in quickly supplying spares to grounded aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EasyJet-eyes-UAVs-for-spare-parts-resupply-409688/
  • BA to retrofit newer A320s with sharklet wing-tips

    News | 06 Mar 2015 15:20 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​British Airways is to retrofit some of its Airbus A320s with ‘sharklet’ wing-tips under a fuel-efficiency programme.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/BA-to-retrofit-newer-A320s-with-sharklet-wing-tips-409873/
  • MH370 search yet to yield any high-interest items

    News | 06 Mar 2015 10:51 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Over 100 points of interest have been noted by the search teams hunting for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, but none has been classified as worthy of immediate investigation.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MH370-search-yet-to-yield-any-high-interest-items-409855/
  • MH370: Search continues, but mystery remains as deep as the sea

    News | 06 Mar 2015 10:43 | Dan Thisdell

    ​The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on 8 March 2014 was certainly the most baffling aviation tragedy of the year – if not of all time.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MH370-Search-continues-but-mystery-remains-as-deep-as-the-sea-409762/
  • 'Minor' injuries result from MD-88 LaGuardia crash: Delta

    News | 05 Mar 2015 20:47 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    Delta Air Lines confirms some passengers or crew suffered minor injuries when one of the company's Boeing MD-88s skidded off a runway and into a raised seawall at New York's LaGuardia airport on 5 March.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Minor-injuries-result-from-MD-88-LaGuardia-crash-Delta-409839/
  • Emirates 'confident' that subsidy claims unfounded

    News | 05 Mar 2015 19:03 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    ​Emirates Airline president Tim Clark is "confident" that allegations of the airline being subsidised are unfounded, as the carrier's US mainline rivals turn up the heat in a battle over US open skies with the Gulf.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Emirates-confident-that-subsidy-claims-unfounded-409837/
  • TAG Farnborough shrugs off air show to record 2014 growth

    News | 06 Mar 2015 14:02 | Dominic Perry

    ​TAG Farnborough airport – arguably the only dedicated business aviation facility in the UK – saw movements at the site grow by a little under 6% last year, despite the potential disruption caused by the 2014 edition of the biennial air show in July.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/TAG-Farnborough-shrugs-off-air-show-to-record-2014-growth-409864/
  • Marenco tweaks rotor hub design on SH-09

    News | 05 Mar 2015 17:00 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Marenco Swiss Helicopter is making tweaks to the main rotor hub of the SH-09 light-single based on data from flight tests that began last October.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Marenco-tweaks-rotor-hub-design-on-SH-09-409829/
  • Sikorsky plans vibration-free helicopter demo

    News | 05 Mar 2015 15:28 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Sikorsky plans to complete development of a hub-mounted vibration suppressor (HMVS) for helicopters with a follow-up demonstration later this year, says a top engineering executive.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sikorsky-plans-vibration-free-helicopter-demo-409819/
  • ​Sikorsky considers shuttering, selling light helicopter lines

    News | 05 Mar 2015 13:55 | Dan Parsons

    Sikorsky has canceled production of the S434 light single helicopter and divesting two other light helicopter production lines is under consideration, company officials say.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sikorsky-considers-shuttering-selling-light-helicopter-lines-409816/
  • Start-up proposes radical approach to high-speed VTOL

    News | 04 Mar 2015 20:27 | Stephen Trimble

    ​As a new era of high-speed rotorcraft unfolds, a California-based aviation start-up unveiled yet a new approach to solving the puzzle of vertical flight: a combination tilt-wing and joined-wing with propulsive pitch control.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Start-up-proposes-radical-approach-to-high-speed-VTOL-409779/
  • One-week study re-affirms A-10 retirement decision: USAF

    News | 06 Mar 2015 23:23 | Dan Parsons

    ​After a week of concentrated study of its close air support (CAS) role, the US Air Force essentially has decided to stick with plans to gradually retire the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II and hand the CAS mission to the Lockheed Martin F-35.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/One-week-study-re-affirms-A-10-retirement-decision-USAF-409888/
  • ​Singapore to replace ageing Super Pumas

    News | 06 Mar 2015 04:16 | Greg Waldron

    Singapore has announced plans to replace the nation’s 32 Airbus Helicopters AS332/532 Super Puma/Cougar helicopters within the next ten years.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Singapore-to-replace-ageing-Super-Pumas-409847/
  • Sikorsky plans vibration-free helicopter demo

    News | 05 Mar 2015 15:28 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Sikorsky plans to complete development of a hub-mounted vibration suppressor (HMVS) for helicopters with a follow-up demonstration later this year, says a top engineering executive.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sikorsky-plans-vibration-free-helicopter-demo-409819/
  • ​Sikorsky considers shuttering, selling light helicopter lines

    News | 05 Mar 2015 13:55 | Dan Parsons

    Sikorsky has canceled production of the S434 light single helicopter and divesting two other light helicopter production lines is under consideration, company officials say.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sikorsky-considers-shuttering-selling-light-helicopter-lines-409816/
  • Germany finalises order for 18 naval NH90s

    News | 04 Mar 2015 21:45 | Dominic Perry

    ​Germany has finally confirmed a deal that will see it order 18 new NH Industries NH90 NFH helicopters for its navy, at the same time trimming commitments for the troop transport variant and Airbus Helicopters Tiger attack rotorcraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Germany-finalises-order-for-18-naval-NH90s-409772/
  • As Solar Impulse 2 sets off on its long-awaited circumnavigation, we look at some of the experimental aircraft that have paved the way for this milestone flight.

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