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  • EASA approves higher-weight A330-300

    News | 01 Apr 2015 13:49 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Airbus has secured European certification for the higher-weight version of its A330-300, powered by General Electric CF6 engines.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EASA-approves-higher-weight-A330-300-410812/
  • PICTURES: Air Canada A320 badly damaged by landing ‘incident’

    News | 30 Mar 2015 17:00 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has released a series of photographs showing substantial damage to an Air Canada Airbus A320 involved in an accident at Halifax Stanfield International airport early on 29 March.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-Air-Canada-A320-badly-damaged-by-landing-incident-410720/
  • Bombardier CEO suggests new CSeries delay possible

    News | 27 Mar 2015 21:05 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Bombardier’s new chief executive appeared to disclose a new delay for first delivery of the CS100 at a press conference in Montreal on 27 March, but a company spokeswoman says there has been no change.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Bombardier-CEO-suggests-new-CSeries-delay-possible-410668/
  • Back to life: nine civil types revived

    News | 27 Mar 2015 16:05 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​As our report on Viking’s ​Twin Otter shows, reviving civil aircraft programmes that have foundered can be a gamble that pays off – or, not.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Back-to-life-nine-civil-types-revived-410656/
  • Airbus sale of Dassault stake shows Rafale, Falcon maker's appeal

    News | 26 Mar 2015 11:36 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Airbus’s 25 March move to offload a second tranche of its shareholding in Dassault Aviation has advanced its strategic plan to pare away non-core assets – and underscored the attractiveness to investors of Dassault, a company whose shares have until now been essentially untraded.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-sale-of-Dassault-stake-shows-Rafale-Falcon-makers-appeal-410595/
  • Carriers urged to update terrain-alert software

    News | 01 Apr 2015 11:14 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Safety authorities are advising operators to ensure they have the latest software for enhanced ground-proximity warning systems, in the wake of the UPS freighter crash in Alabama.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Carriers-urged-to-update-terrain-alert-software-410802/
  • Aeromexico and Delta file for anti-trust immunity

    News | 31 Mar 2015 21:47 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    SkyTeam carriers Aeromexico and Delta Air Lines have filed with US authorities for anti-trust immunity for a joint venture on flights between the USA and Mexico, taking the next step in deepening their partnership.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Aeromexico-and-Delta-file-for-anti-trust-immunity-410773/
  • PICTURES: Air Canada A320 badly damaged by landing ‘incident’

    News | 30 Mar 2015 17:00 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has released a series of photographs showing substantial damage to an Air Canada Airbus A320 involved in an accident at Halifax Stanfield International airport early on 29 March.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-Air-Canada-A320-badly-damaged-by-landing-incident-410720/
  • Germanwings pilot treated for suicidal tendencies: prosecutor

    News | 30 Mar 2015 14:38 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    German prosecutors have disclosed that the first officer of the crashed Germanwings Airbus A320 had previously been treated for suicidal tendencies.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Germanwings-pilot-treated-for-suicidal-tendencies-prosecutor-410715/
  • Air Canada A320 landed over 1,000ft short

    News | 30 Mar 2015 11:51 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Canadian investigators are trying to understand why an Air Canada Airbus A320 landed substantially short of the runway during an approach to Halifax.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Air-Canada-A320-landed-over-1000ft-short-410707/
  • SEC accuses MD Helicopters owner of fraud

    News | 31 Mar 2015 20:50 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The US Securities and Exchange Commission has accused the owner of MD Helicopters of committing fraud by hiding information from investors.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/SEC-accuses-MD-Helicopters-owner-of-fraud-410770/
  • Biggin Hill airport's extended opening hours cleared for take-off

    News | 31 Mar 2015 11:36 | Kate Sarsfield

    Biggin Hill Airport – one of Europe's busiest business aviation hubs – has received provisional local government approval to extend its operating hours. This is a welcome development for the facility, situated around 20km from central London, which has been arguing for some time that its shorter opening hours place it at a competitive disadvantage compared with other London airports such as Luton, which is open 24h.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Biggin-Hill-airports-extended-opening-hours-cleared-for-take-off-410750/
  • Epic readies E1000 turboprop single for June first flight

    News | 30 Mar 2015 13:45 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Epic Aircraft is preparing the first E1000 single-engined turboprop for its first flight in June and plans to deliver the first of the six-seat, high-speed types early next year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Epic-readies-E1000-turboprop-single-for-June-first-flight-410709/
  • OPINION: Time to reverse declining private pilot numbers

    News | 30 Mar 2015 09:29 | Flight International

    ​It is a curious anomaly. At a time when more people than ever are flying as airline passengers, the number flying as private pilots is plummeting. UK Civil Aviation Authority figures show that flying activity at schools and aerodromes has fallen 40% since 2005. The pattern in other mature markets is similar, while in most of the fastest growing regions for airline travel, there is barely a recreational aviation sector to speak of.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Time-to-reverse-declining-private-pilot-numbers-410637/
  • HondaJet gains provisional type certificate, deliveries near

    News | 27 Mar 2015 21:35 | Stephen Trimble

    ​A newly-awarded provisional type certificate for the HA-420 HondaJet moves the North Carolina-based manufacturer a major stiep closer in its 12-year-long quest of entering the light business jet market.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/HondaJet-gains-provisional-type-certificate-deliveries-near-410669/
  • Airbus D&S focuses on commercialisation of Zephyr HAPS

    News | 02 Apr 2015 03:27 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Airbus Defence & Space is preparing for full commercial operations of its Zephyr high altitude pseudo satellite (HAPS), envisioning the establishment of launchpads that could deploy an aircraft anywhere in the world within 24h.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-DS-focuses-on-commercialisation-of-Zephyr-HAPS-410820/
  • Commando Merlins make move to Yeovilton

    News | 01 Apr 2015 11:50 | Craig Hoyle

    ​The Royal Navy’s amphibious support helicopter transition from the Westland Sea King HC4 to the AgustaWestland Merlin HC4/4A has made a significant advance, with its 846 Naval Air Squadron having returned to RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Commando-Merlins-make-move-to-Yeovilton-410790/
  • PICTURE: Last T-6C trainers head for New Zealand

    News | 01 Apr 2015 11:33 | Craig Hoyle

    ​New Zealand’s final pair of Beechcraft T-6C trainers are on their way to the nation, where they will complete an 11-strong fleet of the type.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-Last-T-6C-trainers-head-for-New-Zealand-410798/
  • ​Raytheon secures Stinger contract for Seoul’s Apaches

    News | 01 Apr 2015 03:55 | Greg Waldron

    Raytheon has won a $35 million contract to provide Stinger air-to-air missiles for the country’s future fleet of Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Raytheon-secures-Stinger-contract-for-Seouls-Apaches-410779/
  • SEC accuses MD Helicopters owner of fraud

    News | 31 Mar 2015 20:50 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The US Securities and Exchange Commission has accused the owner of MD Helicopters of committing fraud by hiding information from investors.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/SEC-accuses-MD-Helicopters-owner-of-fraud-410770/
  • As our report on Viking’s Twin Otter shows, reviving civil aircraft programmes can sometimes be a gamble that pays off. Here we survey other winners and a few hopefuls in the resurrection stakes

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