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  • MAKS: Russia’s hypersonic scramjet experiment could fly by 2019

    News | 28 Aug 2015 20:01 | James Drew

    Russia’s Gromov Flight Research Institute (LII) expects its latest GLL-AP-02 hypersonic scramjet test vehicle to fly in “three or four years,” with officials telling Flightglobal that funding constraints and technical issues have slowed progress.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MAKS-Russias-hypersonic-scramjet-experiment-could-fly-by-2019-416192/
  • MAKS: Germany’s hypersonic SpaceLiner concept solidifies

    News | 28 Aug 2015 15:56 | James Drew

    ​Ten years after the project was conceived, the German Aerospace Centre’s SpaceLiner could soon enter a new design phase with a “mission definition review” planned for 2016.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MAKS-Germanys-hypersonic-SpaceLiner-concept-solidifies-416185/
  • Boeing enters detailed design phase on 777-9X

    News | 27 Aug 2015 13:57 | Stephen Trimble

    Boeing can move into the detailed design stage for the 777-9X having now reached the firm configuration milestone, the airframer has disclosed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-enters-detailed-design-phase-on-777-9X-416140/
  • MAKS: Russia extends Il-96 production by several years

    News | 27 Aug 2015 08:28 | Stephen Trimble

    Production of the Ilyushin Il-96 could continue for nearly a decade to support the Russian military's requirements for an aerial tanker and other special missions, United Aircraft (UAC) chief executive Yuri Slyusar has disclosed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MAKS-Russia-extends-Il-96-production-by-several-years-416127/
  • MAKS: Sukhoi reveals plan to slash Superjet cost

    News | 27 Aug 2015 03:28 | Stephen Trimble

    Sukhoi Civil Aircraft has unveiled a plan to reduce the cost of producing the Superjet by $2.6 million per aircraft by replacing Western suppliers with Russian manufacturers.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MAKS-Sukhoi-reveals-plan-to-slash-Superjet-cost-416122/
  • VIDEO: WestJet rolls out first 767 and new logo

    News | 27 Aug 2015 17:20 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​WestJet has joined the widebody club.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VIDEO-WestJet-rolls-out-first-767-and-new-logo-416150/
  • PICTURE: Korean Air receives its first 747-8I

    News | 26 Aug 2015 03:14 | Firdaus Hashim

    Korean Air has taken delivery of its first passenger variant of the Boeing 747-8 on 25 August.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-Korean-Air-receives-its-first-747-8I-416067/
  • Air NZ to phase out last 737s in September

    News | 26 Aug 2015 02:21 | Ellis Taylor

    Air New Zealand will phase out its final two Boeing 737-300s in September, completing the transition of its domestic jet fleet to Airbus A320s.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Air-NZ-to-phase-out-last-737s-in-September-416071/
  • MAKS: A350-900 makes Moscow debut as Aeroflot continues review

    News | 24 Aug 2015 17:52 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Airbus has debuted the A350-900 at the 12th Moscow air show (MAKS-2015) at least three years ahead of the first delivery to the type’s only customer in Russia.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MAKS-A350-900-makes-Moscow-debut-as-Aeroflot-continues-review-416016/
  • Boeing checks cabin system effect on smoke after 787 fire

    News | 21 Aug 2015 11:01 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Boeing is developing models to assess how environmental control systems might carry particles and gas from a fire in the emergency locator transmitter, in the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines 787 fire at London Heathrow.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-checks-cabin-system-effect-on-smoke-after-787-fire-415947/
  • Yingling's Cessna 172 remanufacturing programme off to flying start

    News | 27 Aug 2015 13:50

    ​A programme to serially remanufacture Cessna 172 Skyhawks announced at July’s AirVenture show has got off to a strong start.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Yinglings-Cessna-172-remanufacturing-programme-off-to-flying-start-416137/
  • Cirrus passes new milestone towards SF50 certification

    News | 26 Aug 2015 16:30 | Murdo Morrison

    The Cirrus Vision SF50 has passed another key stage on its way to a year-end certification target with the US Federal Aviation Administration issuing Type Inspection Authorisation, allowing the agency to evaluate the single-engined jet in flight.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Cirrus-passes-new-milestone-towards-SF50-certification-416106/
  • Eclipse UK distributor extends Harrods special edition offer

    News | 26 Aug 2015 15:56 | Murdo Morrison

    There are several things to spend $3.4 million on at Harrods. That now includes an Eclipse 550 very light jet.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Eclipse-UK-distributor-extends-Harrods-special-edition-offer-416105/
  • ​Soft commodity prices damping Asian private jet sales

    News | 17 Aug 2015 05:53 | Greg Waldron

    Embraer is seeing softer private jet demand in the Southeast Asia region on the back of the slump in commodity prices.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Soft-commodity-prices-damping-Asian-private-jet-sales-415757/
  • LABACE: Waypoint Leasing launches Brazil presence

    News | 12 Aug 2015 21:11 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Ireland-based helicopter lessor Waypoint Leasing is establishing a local office in Rio de Janeiro to support a growing fleet of operators in Brazil and in the future the rest of Latin America.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/LABACE-Waypoint-Leasing-launches-Brazil-presence-415651/
  • BAE considering 'all options' after Northrop snags CIRCM contract

    News | 31 Aug 2015 20:21 | James Drew

    ​Northrop Grumman has been selected to develop and produce a next-generation, laser-based infrared countermeasure system for the US military after winning over BAE Systems on the Army’s Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) competition.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/BAE-considering-all-options-after-Northrop-snags-CIRCM-contract-416230/
  • ​New Chinese HALE UAV breaks cover on TV

    News | 31 Aug 2015 03:50 | Greg Waldron

    A new Chinese high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned air vehicle has appeared on the nation's state television.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/New-Chinese-HALE-UAV-breaks-cover-on-TV-416205/
  • ​US Navy orders 13 P-8As, with four for Australia

    News | 31 Aug 2015 01:15 | Greg Waldron

    Boeing has secured a $1.49 billion contract from the US Navy for 13 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, including the first examples for Australia.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Navy-orders-13-P-8As-with-four-for-Australia-416198/
  • MAKS: Belarus buys second batch of Yak-130 trainers from Irkut

    News | 28 Aug 2015 20:11 | James Drew

    Belarus has ordered its second batch of Yakovlev Yak-130 advanced trainers from Russia, bringing its total commitment to eight, the country’s defence ministry has confirmed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MAKS-Belarus-buys-second-batch-of-Yak-130-trainers-from-Irkut-416194/
  • USA approves potential $3 billion Apache upgrade for UK

    News | 28 Aug 2015 14:00 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The US State Department has authorised the remanufacture of 50 British Army AgustaWestland/Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters to an “E” model standard, a deal for which would be worth $3 billion.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USA-approves-potential-3-billion-Apache-upgrade-for-UK-416175/
  • Ryanair may already be a very big airline, but its plans to double in size during the next 10 years mean its appetite for skilled employees will continue to be voracious.

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