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  • 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.
  • Airbus raises stakes in move to divest Dassault

    News | 25 Mar 2015 15:02 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Airbus’s bid to sell off non-core holdings is set to take a significant step forward, when it offloads a second tranche of shares in Dassault Aviation, taking its stake in the maker of Rafale fighters and Falcon business jets down to about 27%.
  • No US military aircraft in Paris flying display

    News | 24 Mar 2015 17:05 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    ​US military aircraft will be absent from the flying display at this year Paris air show, although show organisers are holding out hope that the Bombardier CSeries would make its major show debut at the event.
  • ​OPINION: Why Airbus is wrestling with its 'A380neo' decision

    News | 23 Mar 2015 15:15 | Airline Business

    With re-engining central to four successful airframe-refresh programmes, one could be forgiven for wondering why Airbus is wrestling with its decision about whether to update its flagship product.
  • ​Flying Canadians: 10 individuals who made a major mark on aviation

    News | 20 Mar 2015 13:25 | Murdo Morrison

    To accompany our Canadian industry special, we look at 10 sons of the country – sadly no women quite made the list – who helped develop the country’s aviation sector, from those behind Canada’s first powered flight and World War One aces to an airline entrepreneur and the men behind Bombardier and CAE.
  • Norwegian moves to keep two crew in cockpit at all times

    News | 26 Mar 2015 17:49

    European low-cost carrier Norwegian is to change its procedures so that two crew members are always present in the cockpit in light of today's developments appearing to show the Germanwings Airbus A320 lost over the French Alps on 24 March appears to have been deliberately crashed by the co-pilot.
  • Co-pilot 'intentionally' crashed Germanwings A320: Lufthansa CEO

    News | 26 Mar 2015 16:46 | Michael Gubisch

    Lufthansa Group chief executive Carsten Spohr has acknowledged that the Germanwings Airbus A320 lost over the French Alps on 24 March appears to have been deliberately crashed by the co-pilot.
  • Co-pilot initiated Germanwings A320's descent: French prosecutor

    News | 26 Mar 2015 13:02 | Michael Gubisch

    Marseille's public prosecutor has confirmed that the co-pilot of the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed on 24 March was alone in the cockpit throughout the aircraft's descent.
  • American and US Airways to combine operations on 8 April

    News | 25 Mar 2015 18:22 | Edward Russell

    ​American Airlines anticipates receiving a single operating certificate from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 8 April, it says in an employee newsletter.
  • China's Hainan to acquire 30 787-9s

    News | 25 Mar 2015 18:16 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Chinese carrier Hainan Airlines indicates that it is planning to acquire 30 Boeing 787-9 jets.
  • GE Honda Aero engines receives US approval for HF120 production

    News | 25 Mar 2015 09:21 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​GE Honda Aero Engines has cleared a key milestone for its HF120 turbofan, which powers the HondaJet light twin-engined business jet, with the US Federal Aviation Administration granting production approval for its new manufacturing plant in Burlington, Massachusetts.
  • Royal Jet sets sights on FBO expansion

    News | 25 Mar 2015 09:07 | Kate Sarsfield

    VVIP charter operator Royal Jet is planning to add its third fixed-base operation to its portfolio this year and is also eyeing three other possible destinations, which currently have little or no aircraft and passenger handling provision.
  • Daher opens new North American TBM headquarters

    News | 25 Mar 2015 09:00 | Kate Sarsfield

    Daher has moved the North American headquarters for its TBM aircraft business to a much larger facility nearby, in response to the growing demand for new aircraft after-sales support for its high-speed single-engined turboprop from within its largest market.
  • Evektor nets MOUs for four EV-55 Outbacks

    News | 24 Mar 2015 14:53 | Kate Sarsfield

    Czech Aircraft manufacturer Evektor has secured memorandums of understanding from two Malaysian companies for the purchase of four EV-55 Outbacks.
  • Google targets low-cost ADS-B Out avionics market

    News | 24 Mar 2015 00:38 | Stephen Trimble

    Google’s quest to introduce small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into low altitude airspace within a “few years” has driven the company to launch an unexpected foray into the avionics market, says Dave Vos, head of the Internet company’s Project Wing.
  • DARPA selects two firms to compete for sea-based UAV

    News | 26 Mar 2015 18:48 | Stephen Trimble

    AeroVironment and Northrop Grumman will compete to build a Predator-sized unmanned air system (UAS) that can be launched and recovered from a naval patrol vessel, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced.
  • Fallon rejects 'modest' description of UK's anti-IS role

    News | 26 Mar 2015 15:28 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The UK Ministry of Defence has rejected claims that it is only making a “strikingly modest” contribution to the multinational coalition effort against Islamic State militants in Iraq, touting that it has performed only second to the USA throughout the campaign.
  • Saudi begins air strike campaign in Yemen

    News | 26 Mar 2015 12:10 | Beth Stevenson

    A Saudi-led coalition has begun a campaign of air strikes against the Houthi militant group that is maintaining a stronghold within Yemen and is trying to overpower the Yemeni government after forcing president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi into exile.
  • ​Indian navy locates debris of lost Do-228

    News | 26 Mar 2015 05:26 | Atul Chandra

    The Indian navy has located the debris of a Hindustan Aeronautics’ built Dornier Do-228 maritime surveillance and patrol aircraft (MSA), that was reported lost on 24 March.
  • USAF starts researching helmet-mounted cueing for F-22

    News | 25 Mar 2015 21:39 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The US Air Force has moved a step closer to equipping the Lockheed Martin F-22 cockpit with a helmet-mounted cueing system.
  • Check out our dedicated issue for the 13th Routes Asia Forum, in Kunming.

    Including news on AirAsia X as well as a focus on capacity growth in the Asia-pacific region. 

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