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  • Double-vision: Our Top 10 listing of A350 customers

    News | 22 May 2015 13:23 | Craig Hoyle

    ​To accompany the release of our flight test report on the Airbus A350, our Top 10 feature looks at the leading airline customers to date for the XWB, by number of aircraft ordered. Flightglobal’s Ascend Fleets database records the European company as having so far secured firm commitments for a combined 780 of the big twin, the first example of which entered use in January 2015.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Double-vision-Our-Top-10-listing-of-A350-customers-412685/
  • MC-21 vertical fin heads for bird-strike testing

    News | 21 May 2015 10:17 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Russian airframer Aviastar has completed work on the first vertical fin for the Irkut MC-21, and transferred the component for bird-strike tests.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MC-21-vertical-fin-heads-for-bird-strike-testing-412642/
  • PICTURE: SIA reveals premium economy seats

    News | 21 May 2015 05:25 | Aaron Chong

    Singapore Airlines has unveiled its new premium economy class seat.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-SIA-reveals-premium-economy-seats-412625/
  • Airbus UK president warns of 'huge' risk of EU exit

    News | 20 May 2015 22:01 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Airbus Group’s UK president has warned that a UK exit from the European Union would pose “huge” economic risks and stressed that thorough consideration of the long-term impact is essential.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-UK-president-warns-of-huge-risk-of-EU-exit-412602/
  • Etihad selects Phenom 100E for pilot training

    News | 20 May 2015 13:20 | Stephen Trimble

    Etihad Airways has selected the Embraer Phenom 100E as a jet trainer for a pilot-training school acquired one year ago, signing a purchase agreement at the EBACE convention on 20 May for four aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Etihad-selects-Phenom-100E-for-pilot-training-412586/
  • PICTURE: Sichuan Airlines takes 100th aircraft

    News | 22 May 2015 02:37 | Mavis Toh

    ​Sichuan Airlines has taken delivery of its 100th aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-Sichuan-Airlines-takes-100th-aircraft-412671/
  • Etihad selects Phenom 100E for pilot training

    News | 20 May 2015 13:20 | Stephen Trimble

    Etihad Airways has selected the Embraer Phenom 100E as a jet trainer for a pilot-training school acquired one year ago, signing a purchase agreement at the EBACE convention on 20 May for four aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Etihad-selects-Phenom-100E-for-pilot-training-412586/
  • Ethiopian to add Cape Town and Gaborone services

    News | 20 May 2015 10:22 | Oliver Clark

    Ethiopian Airlines will add stops at Cape Town in South Africa and Botswana's capital Gaborone to its Addis Ababa-Johannesburg route from 30 June.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Ethiopian-to-add-Cape-Town-and-Gaborone-services-412576/
  • Alitalia intends to split from Air France-KLM pacts

    News | 19 May 2015 14:25 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Alitalia is to split from a number of partnership arrangements with fellow SkyTeam carrier Air France-KLM from 2017.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Alitalia-intends-to-split-from-Air-France-KLM-pacts-412536/
  • EBACE: Qatar Executive increases Gulfstream order

    News | 19 May 2015 13:43 | Kerry Reals

    ​Middle Eastern VIP operator Qatar Executive has firmed up its earlier memorandum of understanding for 20 Gulfstream business jets and added an extra 10 aircraft to the order.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-Qatar-Executive-increases-Gulfstream-order-412532/
  • OPINION: Why business jet builders must keep their nerve

    News | 22 May 2015 15:00 | Flight International

    ​Business jet buyers are a fickle lot. Most airlines expect a new commercial aircraft to provide reliable service for at least 12 years before a replacement is even considered. But the average owner of a corporate aircraft starts looking for an upgrade in about half that time.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Why-business-jet-builders-must-keep-their-nerve-412693/
  • EBACE: Rizon plots expansion following sale to Lionhouse

    News | 20 May 2015 16:27 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Biggin Hill’ s biggest fixed-base operation Rizon Jet has been snapped up by ­aircraft finance and leasing company ­Lionhouse for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition clears the way for the upscale FBO – originally part of a Qatar-based business – to ­fulfill its ambition to expand its portfolio of services and footprint at the London business aviation airport with additional hangarage and ramp space.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-Rizon-plots-expansion-following-sale-to-Lionhouse-412609/
  • EBACE: Nextant G90XT poised for certification in June

    News | 20 May 2015 16:23 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Nextant Aerospace says its G90XT certification programme is racing towards the finishing line, with final approval of the remanufactured Beechcraft King Air C90 on course for June.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-Nextant-G90XT-poised-for-certification-in-June-412608/
  • EBACE: Satcom Direct amps up download speeds

    News | 20 May 2015 13:45

    ​Satcom Direct has unveiled a new version of an airborne data router that could more than treble download speeds on board business jets equipped with the Inmarsat SwiftBroadband satellite service.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-Satcom-Direct-amps-up-download-speeds-412596/
  • EBACE: LHT to provide cabin completions on ACJ319 Elite

    News | 20 May 2015 08:56 | Kerry Reals

    ​Lufthansa Technik will carry out cabin completions for the Airbus ACJ319 Elite corporate jet, following on from its cooperation with the airframer on the ACJ318 Elite.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-LHT-to-provide-cabin-completions-on-ACJ319-Elite-412573/
  • More Super Tucano sales possible this year

    News | 22 May 2015 20:49 | Dominic Perry

    ​New orders for the Embraer A-29 Super Tucano appear imminent, with the airframer hoping to announce additional commitments before year-end.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/More-Super-Tucano-sales-possible-this-year-412709/
  • US government clears MH-60R sale to Saudi Arabia

    News | 22 May 2015 20:02 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The US State Department has approved a requested sale of 10 Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin MH-60R Seahawk anti-submarine helicopters to the Saudi Arabian government.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-government-clears-MH-60R-sale-to-Saudi-Arabia-412708/
  • VIDEO: Boeing confident in SB-1 design for Pentagon's FVL

    News | 22 May 2015 17:44 | James Drew

    ​Boeing is banking on its partnership with Sikorsky on the SB-1 Defiant demonstrator to help usher in the next generation of rotorcraft for Army but still anticipates that its long-serving AH-64 Apaches and CH-47 Chinooks will continue to dominate the skies out to 2060.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VIDEO-Boeing-confident-in-SB-1-design-for-Pentagons-FVL-412705/
  • Thales bags selection for RN Crowsnest system

    News | 22 May 2015 16:35 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Thales is to supply an improved version of its Searchwater radar and Cerberus mission system to deliver the UK Royal Navy’s Crowsnest airborne early warning (AEW) capability, following a selection announcement made on 22 May.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Thales-bags-selection-for-RN-Crowsnest-system-412700/
  • S-97 Raider makes debut test flight

    News | 22 May 2015 16:22 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Sikorsky has completed a first flight of the self-funded S-97 Raider at the company's flight test facility in West Palm Beach, Florida, to open a year-long test and demonstration phase for the high-speed, compound helicopter proposed for light attack, scout and special utility missions.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/S-97-Raider-makes-debut-test-flight-412703/
  • To accompany our flight test report on the Airbus A350, our Top 10 feature looks at the leading airline customers to date for the XWB, by number of aircraft ordered.

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