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  • ​Airbus kicks off A350 route-proving trials

    News | 24 Jul 2014 11:28 | Max Kingsley-Jones

    Airbus today began a three-week route-proving campaign using the fifth A350-900, marking the start of the final certification stage for the new twinjet.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-kicks-off-A350-route-proving-trials-401975/
  • ANA to be first commercial operator of 787-9

    News | 24 Jul 2014 08:11 | Greg Waldron

    ​All Nippon Airways will become the first carrier in the world to operate the Boeing 787-9 aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANA-to-be-first-commercial-operator-of-787-9-401963/
  • German research body DLR studies wing-contamination by insects

    News | 22 Jul 2014 12:37 | Michael Gubisch

    German aerospace research centre DLR is conducting test flights to assess how wing contamination by insects can be avoided on laminar-flow aerofoils.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/German-research-body-DLR-studies-wing-contamination-by-insects-401775/
  • PICTURE: A350 rejects take-off at maximum energy

    News | 22 Jul 2014 10:35 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Airbus has carried out a maximum-energy rejected take-off with its A350-900 at the Istres base, final major test prior to certification.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-A350-rejects-take-off-at-maximum-energy-401844/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Grob seeking buyers for updated G520

    News | 22 Jul 2014 07:50 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    Years after production halted, the Grob G520 is back in the spotlight, with Grob Aircraft seeking buyers for its revived G520 NG.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Grob-seeking-buyers-for-updated-G520-401725/
  • Air New Zealand issues 787-9 first user riposte

    News | 25 Jul 2014 08:18 | Firdaus Hashim

    Air New Zealand (ANZ) will begin using its newly-delivered Boeing 787-9 aircraft on an ad hoc basis, starting in August.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Air-New-Zealand-issues-787-9-first-user-riposte-402018/
  • ​AH5017 wreckage found in Mali

    News | 25 Jul 2014 04:01 | Greg Waldron

    The wreckage of flight AH5017 has been located in Mali near the border of Burkina Faso.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AH5017-wreckage-found-in-Mali-402015/
  • Search continues for missing Swiftair MD-83

    News | 24 Jul 2014 22:10 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    Search teams are continuing to look for the missing Boeing MD-83 operated by Spanish carrier Swiftair on behalf of Air Algerie.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Search-continues-for-missing-Swiftair-MD-83-402008/
  • Swiftair MD-83 operating missing Air Algerie service

    News | 24 Jul 2014 10:07 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Spanish carrier Swiftair has identified itself as the operator of an Air Algerie service which lost radar contact after departing Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Swiftair-MD-83-operating-missing-Air-Algerie-service-401971/
  • Air Algerie reportedly loses contact with Ouagadougou flight

    News | 24 Jul 2014 09:30 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Air Algerie has reportedly initiated an emergency plan after losing contact with a service connecting the Burkina Faso city of Ouagadougou with its Algiers base.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Air-Algerie-reportedly-loses-contact-with-Ouagadougou-flight-401969/
  • Business jet demand driven by large-cabin types in Bombardier's 20-year forecast

    News | 22 Jul 2014 14:27 | Kate Sarsfield

    Strong growth is expected across the light, medium and large-cabin business aircraft sectors over the next 20 years, propelled by “long-term market drivers” such as wealth creation, expanding globalisation of trade, replacement aircraft and the increasing adoption of business jet use in high-growth economies including China, Russia and India. These are the projections in Bombardier’s latest industry market forecast.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Business-jet-demand-driven-by-large-cabin-types-in-Bombardiers-20-year-forecast-401856/
  • Evektor plans EV-55 amphibian

    News | 22 Jul 2014 14:01 | Kate Sarsfield

    Czech design and engineering company Evektor is planning to develop an amphibious variant of the EV-55 Outback once the standard version of the twin-engined turboprop has entered service.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Evektor-plans-EV-55-amphibian-401853/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Airbus leads Clean Sky 2 rotorcraft development effort

    News | 16 Jul 2014 17:01 | Kate Sarsfield

    Airbus Helicopters is planning a rapid return for the technology employed on its record-breaking X3 compound rotorcraft demonstrator that flew off into graceful retirement last month.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Airbus-leads-Clean-Sky-2-rotorcraft-development-effort-401683/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Edgley seeks buyer for Optica observation aircraft

    News | 16 Jul 2014 16:24 | Kate Sarsfield

    John Edgley, designer and developer of the iconic Optica observation aircraft, is at Farnborough hoping to find a buyer for the three-seat design who can bring the brand back to life.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Edgley-seeks-buyer-for-Optica-observation-aircraft-401484/
  • FARNBOROUGH: AgustaWestland delivers AW189 to Asia Pacific launch customer Weststar Aviation Services

    News | 16 Jul 2014 12:13 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​AgustaWestland is celebrating the handover of the first AW189 medium twin-engined helicopter to its Asia Pacific launch customer Weststar Aviation Services.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-AgustaWestland-delivers-AW189-to-Asia-Pacific-launch-customer-Weststar-Aviation-Services-401625/
  • India finalises follow-on C-130J buy

    News | 24 Jul 2014 09:30 | Atul Chandra

    ​Lockheed Martin has received a contract worth almost $565 million to produce an additional six C-130J-30 tactical transports for the Indian air force.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/India-finalises-follow-on-C-130J-buy-401967/
  • Boeing reports KC-46A loss, rejects wider concerns

    News | 23 Jul 2014 21:52 | Stephen Trimble

    Boeing blames a wiring redesign on the KC-46A programme for a $272 million forward loss announced on 24 July in a second quarter earnings filing, but dismisses a government estimate predicting more delays and up to another $515 in cost overruns.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-reports-KC-46A-loss-rejects-wider-concerns-401948/
  • Airbus pushes for UK maritime patrol contest

    News | 23 Jul 2014 14:30 | Craig Hoyle

    ​One of the potential bidders for a future UK maritime patrol aircraft requirement is calling on the Ministry of Defence to hold a competition, rather than “rush in” to a sole-source deal to buy Boeing’s 737-based P-8.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-pushes-for-UK-maritime-patrol-contest-401924/
  • India advances Avro replacement programme

    News | 23 Jul 2014 13:10 | Atul Chandra

    India's Avro programme to replace obsolete Hindustan Aeronautics-built HS-748 transports will be handled by the nation’s private sector. The decision – taken during a Defence Acquisition Council meeting led by defence minister Arun Jaitley – means state-owned airframer HAL will have no role to play in the estimated $2.2 billion deal.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/India-advances-Avro-replacement-programme-401917/
  • India orders more Dhruv helicopters

    News | 23 Jul 2014 13:07 | Atul Chandra

    ​Hindustan Aeronautics has received approval to manufacture 32 Dhruv Mk III advanced light helicopters, to be divided equally between the Indian navy and Indian coastguard.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/India-orders-more-Dhruv-helicopters-401920/
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