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  • Panasonic live TV and wi-fi to debut on ANA's 787-9

    News | 01 May 2015 15:06 | Dominic Perry

    With Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) on 5 May to launch international services with its newly arrived Boeing 787-9s, passengers will be able to benefit from the latest Panasonic in-flight entertainment and connectivity system.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Panasonic-live-TV-and-wi-fi-to-debut-on-ANAs-787-9-411848/
  • Airbus give E-Fan electric project a jolt with factory in Pau

    News | 30 Apr 2015 17:54 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Airbus’s vision of an electric flight future is starting to shape up, with plans to build a final assembly line for its E-Fan light aircraft range in Pau, southeastern France.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-give-E-Fan-electric-project-a-jolt-with-factory-in-Pau-411795/
  • FAA orders new 787 electrical fix to prevent power failure

    News | 30 Apr 2015 14:46 | Stephen Trimble

    All Boeing 787 operators will be required to periodically deactivate the electrical system to avoid a problem with a newly-discovered software bug that could cause the aircraft to lose alternating current (AC) power, the US Federal Aviation Administration says in a new airworthiness directive.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FAA-orders-new-787-electrical-fix-to-prevent-power-failure-411794/
  • Liebherr division to build 777X folding wing-tip systems

    News | 30 Apr 2015 13:57 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​German firm Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg is to supply crucial components for the folding wing-tip mechanism on the Boeing 777X.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Liebherr-division-to-build-777X-folding-wing-tip-systems-411789/
  • Two Jetstar A320s grounded after foam incident

    News | 30 Apr 2015 07:45 | Ellis Taylor

    Two Jetstar A320s are being repaired after being covered in fire retardant foam at its MRO facility in Newcastle.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Two-Jetstar-A320s-grounded-after-foam-incident-411764/
  • Thomas Cook Airlines debuts A330 leased from AirTanker

    News | 05 May 2015 13:58 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Thomas Cook Airlines has made its first commercial flights with an Airbus A330-200 being operated under a three-year “damp lease” agreement with the UK’s AirTanker Services.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Thomas-Cook-Airlines-debuts-A330-leased-from-AirTanker-411933/
  • Mueller calls for 'room to explore various options' for MAS

    News | 05 May 2015 06:52 | Aaron Chong

    ​Malaysia Airlines (MAS) says the most important task for new chief executive Christoph Mueller, is to “drive the design and implementation of the business plan for the new (MAS), to turn the national carrier to sustainable profitability”.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Mueller-calls-for-room-to-explore-various-options-for-MAS-411910/
  • OPINION: Can we all learn to love Ryanair?

    News | 01 May 2015 10:36 | Flight International

    ​Is Michael O’Leary a sinner come to repentance? For years, Ryanair seemed to delight in being vile to ­customers. Cheap fares, an extensive network, modern (if frill-free) aircraft and punctual service kept punters rolling in. But few would have professed any kind of warm feelings to Europe’s biggest short-haul airline.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Can-we-all-learn-to-love-Ryanair-411824/
  • Rise in pay-to-fly pilot numbers raises ECA concerns

    News | 30 Apr 2015 14:06

    ​Despite years of protest from the pilot community, pay-to-fly schemes are becoming more common, according to the European Pilot Association. This is a practice where inexperienced but licenced pilots – who want to gain experience to become more employable - pay to act as crew on commercial or business aviation flights.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Rise-in-pay-to-fly-pilot-numbers-raises-ECA-concerns-411787/
  • Restructuring Malaysia Airlines to sell long-haul jets

    News | 30 Apr 2015 10:06 | Ellis Taylor

    Malaysia Airlines is set to sell off a number of widebody aircraft as it restructures its network and fleet.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Restructuring-Malaysia-Airlines-to-sell-long-haul-jets-411770/
  • Luxaviation snaps up ExecuJet to become world's second-largest business jet operator

    News | 05 May 2015 08:33 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Luxaviation’s ambition to become the largest business aircraft operator in the world after NetJets has been realised, thanks to its successful acquisition on 30 April of ExecuJet Aviation Group.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Luxaviation-snaps-up-ExecuJet-to-become-worlds-second-largest-business-jet-operator-411890/
  • AUVSI: Amazon reveals full UAV delivery concept

    News | 04 May 2015 20:29 | Stephen Trimble

    Online retailer Amazon has disclosed full details of a concept for delivering packages with unmanned air vehicles in a US patent application published on 30 April.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Amazon-reveals-full-UAV-delivery-concept-411881/
  • Rise in pay-to-fly pilot numbers raises ECA concerns

    News | 30 Apr 2015 14:06

    ​Despite years of protest from the pilot community, pay-to-fly schemes are becoming more common, according to the European Pilot Association. This is a practice where inexperienced but licenced pilots – who want to gain experience to become more employable - pay to act as crew on commercial or business aviation flights.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Rise-in-pay-to-fly-pilot-numbers-raises-ECA-concerns-411787/
  • PICTURE: Pilatus PC-24 begins taxi runs

    News | 30 Apr 2015 11:13 | Kate Sarsfield

    Pilatus has begun taxi runs of its PC-24, and says the light business jet remains on target to make its first flight in May.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-Pilatus-PC-24-begins-taxi-runs-411775/
  • Gulfstream selects GKN as wing skin supplier for new G500 and G600 business jets

    News | 28 Apr 2015 09:31 | Kate Sarsfield

    Gulfstream has selected GKN Aerospace to supply the upper and lower wing skins for its new large cabin, long-range business jet duo, the G500 and G600.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Gulfstream-selects-GKN-as-wing-skin-supplier-for-new-G500-and-G600-business-jets-411631/
  • ​US approves possible $3b Japan V-22 tiltrotor deal

    News | 06 May 2015 05:56 | Greg Waldron

    The US State Department has approved the possible sale of 17 Bell Boeing V-22B Block C Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to Japan.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-approves-possible-3b-Japan-V-22-tiltrotor-deal-411975/
  • AUVSI: Army outlines plans to re-engine RQ-7

    News | 05 May 2015 23:35

    ​Weaponising the Textron Systems RQ-7 Shadow is not a priority for US Army, but it will start the process of acquiring a new engine in late 2017.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Army-outlines-plans-to-re-engine-RQ-7-411966/
  • AUVSI: Commercial sales forcing defence contractors to adapt

    News | 05 May 2015 16:39 | Stephen Trimble

    The transition from defence contracts to commercial sales for unmanned air systems opens the door to a wide variety of new business models.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Commercial-sales-forcing-defence-contractors-to-adapt-411949/
  • Swedish AW109 performing well for EU off Somali coast

    News | 05 May 2015 14:43 | Craig Hoyle

    ​The Swedish Defence Helicopter Wing has made a successful operational debut aboard a surface ship operated by another nation, with an AgustaWestland AW109 having supported the EU’s Operation Atalanta activity off the coast of Somalia for almost three months.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Swedish-AW109-performing-well-for-EU-off-Somali-coast-411929/
  • Thomas Cook Airlines debuts A330 leased from AirTanker

    News | 05 May 2015 13:58 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Thomas Cook Airlines has made its first commercial flights with an Airbus A330-200 being operated under a three-year “damp lease” agreement with the UK’s AirTanker Services.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Thomas-Cook-Airlines-debuts-A330-leased-from-AirTanker-411933/
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