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  • QUIRKY DOZEN: The 12 strangest-looking aircraft ever built

    News | 12 Sep 2014 16:41 | Murdo Morrison

    ​The Airbus A300-based Beluga is this week celebrating 20 years of transporting aircraft sections between the company's European plants. Named after the white whale because of their distinctive shape, the fleet of five Belugas carry out more than 60 flights each week between 11 sites. To mark the anniversary, we have chosen our 12 oddest-shaped aircraft.
  • No plans for final assembly line in China: Boeing

    News | 09 Sep 2014 08:19 | Mavis Toh

    Boeing says it has no plans to build a final assembly line in China, and will instead grow its presence by deepening its partnerships across the country.
  • Lufthansa Technik Philippines adds C4 checks for A380

    News | 09 Sep 2014 06:22 | Greg Waldron

    ​Lufthansa Technic Philippines (LTP) has added the capability to conduct C4 heavy maintenance checks for the Airbus A380 aircraft.
  • ST Aero to inject $20.8 million in Xiamen engine MRO JV

    News | 09 Sep 2014 03:31 | Mavis Toh

    ST Aerospace has announced plans to inject an additional $20.8 million into its Xiamen-based engine MRO joint venture.
  • CSeries flight ends 100-day grounding

    News | 07 Sep 2014 23:52 | Stephen Trimble

    Bombardier returned the CSeries aircraft to the air on 7 September after a 100-day grounding with FTV-2 taking off from the company's facility at Mirabel airport in Quebec.
  • OPINION: Why O'Leary's transatlantic dream might have to wait

    News | 15 Sep 2014 08:00

    ​It is an absurdly great time to be selling widebody airliners. One look at the order backlogs of Airbus and Boeing confirms this point, but also consider this: there is a premier customer with ample access to financing – Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary – who claims he is unable to place an order for up to 50 widebodies within the next five years because other airlines and lessors have taken all the available production slots.
  • PICTURE: American’s first 787 moves into final assembly

    News | 12 Sep 2014 21:06 | Edward Russell

    ​The first Boeing 787-8 bound for American Airlines has moved onto the final assembly at the airframer’s factory in Everett, Washington.
  • MH17: Metal fragments subjected to forensic scrutiny

    News | 12 Sep 2014 14:40 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Dutch forensic investigators probing the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are examining a number of fragments recovered from casualties and luggage in order to determine their origin.
  • OPINION: Utmost integrity crucial to investigation into MH17

    News | 12 Sep 2014 14:02

    ​The fuselage of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 operating flight MH17 was extensively punctured by “high energy objects” that entered from outside, says the initial report. The weakened hull then broke up, and wreckage was widely scattered over agricultural land in rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine.
  • Transavia chief sees leisure focus key to ambitious growth plan

    News | 12 Sep 2014 09:31 | Oliver Clark

    Transavia will "fail" to become a leading low-cost European leisure carrier unless it ensures that it remains focused exclusively on leisure passengers, its chief executive Bram Graber warns.
  • NetJets readies Challenger 350 for European demonstration tour

    News | 16 Sep 2014 15:30 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Fractional ownership company, NetJets Europe will kick-start a demonstration tour of its Bombardier Challenger 350 business jet on 6 October to drum up sales of its super midsize offering in “key markets” across the continent.
  • Bombardier clinches European certification for Learjet 70 and 75 business jets

    News | 16 Sep 2014 15:20 | Kate Sarsfield

    Bombardier is preparing to deliver the first Learjet 70 and 75 business jets to European customers following EASA validation of the light and superlight aircraft on 12 September.
  • NTSB assigns investigator to lead TBM 900 crash probe

    News | 11 Sep 2014 13:11 | Kate Sarsfield

    The US National Transportation Bureau has assigned a lead investigator to examine the cause the Daher Socata TBM 900 crash off the coast of Jamaica on the 5 September, but says it is unable to begin the probe until the wreckage has been located.
  • Quest's dealership network puts Kodiak on track for record deliveries

    News | 09 Sep 2014 14:13 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Quest Aircraft says its strategy to sell and market the Kodiak single engine turboprop through a global dealership network is paying off, as its expects to smash its annual delivery tally for the 10-seat, high-wing aircraft this year.
  • London helicopter crash report criticises construction regulations

    News | 09 Sep 2014 06:15 | David Learmount

    A helicopter pilot died because the AgustaWestland AW109E he was flying hit a crane on a building under construction beside the river Thames in London while it was partially obscured by cloud, according to the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch.
  • Airbus puts defence and security electronics, satcoms units up for sale in latest restructuring move

    News | 16 Sep 2014 15:13 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Airbus Group has put its defence and security electronics and satellite communications services businesses up for sale in the latest stage of its long-running bid to get its ailing defence business onto a sustainable footing.
  • Brazil seeks three more Black Hawk helicopters

    News | 16 Sep 2014 13:21 | Dominic Perry

    ​The US State Department has approved the possible sale to Brazil of three Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and associated equipment in a deal worth an estimated $145 million.
  • USAF details contribution to fight against Islamic State

    News | 16 Sep 2014 10:00 | Dan Parsons

    The US Air Force has literally and figuratively done the heavy lifting during the ongoing fight against the Islamic State in northern Iraq, performing aerial refuelling and humanitarian airlift on a daily basis since June.
  • P&W to test remedy for F135 engine fault

    News | 16 Sep 2014 09:54 | Dan Parsons

    Pratt & Whitney officials say they have identified a promising remedy for rubbing in the F135 engine that caused the catastrophic June fire that destroyed a Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II and has limited test flights of the developmental fleet.
  • US Army trains on JLENS ahead of first deployment

    News | 16 Sep 2014 07:27 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The first 44 operators of the US Army’s aerostat-based radar surveillance system have been certified to operate the system, ahead of its first planned deployment at the end of the year.
  • To mark the 20th anniversary of the Airbus A300-based Beluga, we have chosen our 12 oddest-shaped aircraft

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