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  • Hexcel to build new composites plant for Airbus and CFM contracts

    News | 01 Oct 2014 09:47 | Dan Thisdell

    Carbonfibre materials specialist Hexcel is to cement its relationship with Airbus via a $250 million investment in production and quality control facilities at Roussillon in France.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Hexcel-to-build-new-composites-plant-for-Airbus-and-CFM-contracts-404300/
  • EASA certifies A350-900

    News | 30 Sep 2014 10:34 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Airbus has secured European certification for the A350-900 following a 15-month flight-test campaign comprising more than 2,600h.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EASA-certifies-A350-900-404287/
  • PICTURES: A350s fly in formation ahead of certification

    News | 29 Sep 2014 11:00 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    All five aircraft in the Airbus A350-900 test fleet have taken part in a formation flight, ahead of certification of the type.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-A350s-fly-in-formation-ahead-of-certification-404236/
  • ​Air Berlin cancels 787 order

    News | 26 Sep 2014 15:38

    Air Berlin has cancelled all 15 of its on-order Boeing 787s, along with 18 737s.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Air-Berlin-cancels-787-order-404197/
  • Macquarie orders up to 50 CS300s

    News | 26 Sep 2014 12:14 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The leasing arm of Macquarie AirFinance has signed a firm order for 40 Bombardier CS300 aircraft for delivery between 2017 and 2019.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Macquarie-orders-up-to-50-CS300s-404185/
  • PICTURE: Vietnam Airlines' first A350 aircraft enters final assembly

    News | 01 Oct 2014 07:55 | Firdaus Hashim

    Vietnam Airlines' first Airbus A350-900 has entered final assembly.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-Vietnam-Airlines-first-A350-aircraft-enters-final-assembly-404328/
  • Industry presses on with pilot training mandate

    News | 30 Sep 2014 13:21 | David Learmount

    Faced with being wound-up following many years of work yielding few visible results, the International Pilot Training Consortium (IPTC) has had its mandate renewed for a further three years, subject to approval by its member organisations. This was agreed at the 23-25 September International Flight Crew Training Conference at the Royal Aeronautical Society’s (RAeS) headquarters in London.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Industry-presses-on-with-pilot-training-mandate-404256/
  • PICTURE: Air China receives Asia’s first Boeing 747-8I aircraft

    News | 30 Sep 2014 02:00 | Firdaus Hashim

    Air China has taken delivery of its first Boeing 747-8I aircraft, making it the first Asian customer of the type.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-Air-China-receives-Asias-first-Boeing-747-8I-aircraft-404269/
  • PICTURES: Air China receives Boeing 777-300ER in special livery

    News | 29 Sep 2014 04:54 | Firdaus Hashim

    Air China has taken delivery of a specially liveried Boeing 777-300ER.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-Air-China-receives-Boeing-777-300ER-in-special-livery-404224/
  • Etihad could switch 787 options to equity partner airlines: CCO

    News | 28 Sep 2014 17:13 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    ​Etihad Airways says it has the option of switching out Boeing 787 options to carriers it has stakes in if needed in the future.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Etihad-could-switch-787-options-to-equity-partner-airlines-CCO-404215/
  • Ex-Im could hit $2bn in business aviation financing

    News | 30 Sep 2014 16:50 | Edward Russell

    ​The US Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) could double its $1 billion target to support general aviation through the end of its 2014 fiscal year, says president Fred Hochberg.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Ex-Im-could-hit-2bn-in-business-aviation-financing-404305/
  • Lisa's Akoya amphibian set for 2016 service entry

    News | 30 Sep 2014 14:57 | Kate Sarsfield

    Lisa Airplanes has set its sights on 2016 service entry of its Akoya amphibious light sport aircraft - the first of a family of light of amphibious aircraft that the French start-up plans to bring to market over the next few years.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lisas-Akoya-amphibian-set-for-2016-service-entry-404294/
  • Industry presses on with pilot training mandate

    News | 30 Sep 2014 13:21 | David Learmount

    Faced with being wound-up following many years of work yielding few visible results, the International Pilot Training Consortium (IPTC) has had its mandate renewed for a further three years, subject to approval by its member organisations. This was agreed at the 23-25 September International Flight Crew Training Conference at the Royal Aeronautical Society’s (RAeS) headquarters in London.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Industry-presses-on-with-pilot-training-mandate-404256/
  • Daher-Socata delivers first G600-equipped TBM 700

    News | 30 Sep 2014 10:01 | Kate Sarsfield

    Daher Socata has delivered the first TBM 700 retrofitted with Garmin's G600/GTN 750 glass cockpit.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Daher-Socata-delivers-first-G600-equipped-TBM-700-404280/
  • Thai air force to order reconnaissance-roled Avanti II

    News | 29 Sep 2014 20:07 | Luca Peruzzi

    ​The Royal Thai Air Force’s deputy chief of air staff, Air Chief Marshal Sutthiphan Kritsanakhup and Piaggio Aero Industries’ government sales director Francescomaria Tuccillo on 29 September reached an agreement in Rome for the delivery of one P180 Avanti II in a new photographic reconnaissance configuration.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Thai-air-force-to-order-reconnaissance-roled-Avanti-II-404265/
  • Australia's first F-35 gets airborne

    News | 01 Oct 2014 09:33 | Andrew McLaughlin

    ​The Royal Australian Air Force’s first Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II made its flight debut from the manufacturer’s Fort Worth facility in Texas on 29 September.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Australias-first-F-35-gets-airborne-404333/
  • Poland requests JASSM weapons for F-16 fleet

    News | 01 Oct 2014 07:49 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Poland is looking to add the Lockheed Martin AGM-158A Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) to its fleet of Lockheed F-16 fighters, under a potential acquisition worth around $500 million.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Poland-requests-JASSM-weapons-for-F-16-fleet-404313/
  • RAF Tornados strike first Islamic State targets

    News | 30 Sep 2014 21:10 | Craig Hoyle

    ​A pair of Royal Air Force Panavia Tornado GR4s engaged their first Islamic State targets in Iraq on 30 September, the UK Ministry of Defence has announced.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RAF-Tornados-strike-first-Islamic-State-targets-404310/
  • Boeing to move 2,000 defence jobs from Seattle, Washington

    News | 30 Sep 2014 20:17 | Dan Parsons

    ​Boeing will shutter defence services facilities in Washington state and consolidate the work elsewhere in the United States to save cost, the company announced on 29 September.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-to-move-2000-defence-jobs-from-Seattle-Washington-404309/
  • First PC-21s head for Qatar

    News | 30 Sep 2014 14:59 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Pilatus has delivered its first two PC-21 trainers to Qatar, with the pair having left its Stans manufacturing site in Switzerland for the Middle East on 29 September.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/First-PC-21s-head-for-Qatar-404299/
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