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  • USAF chooses 747-8 as next Air Force One

    News | 28 Jan 2015 21:48 | Dan Parsons

    ​The US Air Force on 28 January announced Boeing’s four-engined 747-8 Intercontinental airliner will serve as the next Air Force One, besting the Airbus A380 as the next generation of aircraft specially outfitted to carry the US president.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USAF-chooses-747-8-as-next-Air-Force-One-408408/
  • Boeing reports new cost increases on 787 programme

    News | 28 Jan 2015 21:39 | Stephen Trimble

    Reaching an ever-elusive breakeven point on Boeing’s 787 programme slid still further from the company’s grasp in an otherwise profitable fourth quarter and 2014 overall.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-reports-new-cost-increases-on-787-programme-408409/
  • OPINION: Keeping psychology out of the cockpit

    News | 26 Jan 2015 14:37

    ​Last year 537 people died on two separate Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flights. One of them – flight MH17 – was definitely not an accident, and the other, MH370, may not have been accidental either.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Keeping-psychology-out-of-the-cockpit-408249/
  • In storage: Top 10 parked airliner types

    News | 23 Jan 2015 16:26 | Murdo Morrison

    What airliners are you most likely to find parked? Ascend Fleets data for January 2015 reveals the types with the most non-active examples.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/In-storage-Top-10-parked-airliner-types-408252/
  • SAS evaluates A340 lease extensions

    News | 22 Jan 2015 17:19 | Michael Gubisch

    Scandinavian Airlines is refurbishing the cabins of three Airbus A340s and may extend leases on some of the aircraft, though A330s will form the backbone of the carrier's long-haul fleet.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/SAS-evaluates-A340-lease-extensions-408212/
  • Qantas to donate first 747-400 to museum

    News | 29 Jan 2015 05:18 | Ellis Taylor

    ​Qantas will donate its first Boeing 747-400 to Australia’s Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS), which will open it for public display at Illawarra Regional airport, just out of Sydney.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Qantas-to-donate-first-747-400-to-museum-408421/
  • JAL firms up order for 32 MRJ aircraft

    News | 28 Jan 2015 07:34 | Aaron Chong

    Japan Airlines (JAL) has firmed up an order with Mitsubishi Aircraft for 32 MRJ regional jets, having signed a letter of intent in August 2014.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/JAL-firms-up-order-for-32-MRJ-aircraft-408364/
  • PICTURES: Transavia unveils new livery

    News | 27 Jan 2015 10:51 | Michael Gubisch

    Air France-KLM's low-cost unit Transavia has rebranded amid expansion of its Boeing 737 fleet to take over more of the group's short-haul traffic.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-Transavia-unveils-new-livery-408334/
  • Gulf carriers halt Baghdad flights after 737 attack

    News | 27 Jan 2015 08:45 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Emirates and Etihad Airways have suspended services to Baghdad after an arriving Flydubai Boeing 737-800 reportedly sustained damage after being shot at.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Gulf-carriers-halt-Baghdad-flights-after-737-attack-408332/
  • IAG: Aer Lingus would join Oneworld and Atlantic pact

    News | 27 Jan 2015 08:10 | Ellis Taylor

    IAG would retain Aer Lingus’s brand and have the Irish airline enter the Oneworld alliance and its transatlantic joint venture if its latest takeover bid succeeds.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IAG-Aer-Lingus-would-join-Oneworld-and-Atlantic-pact-408331/
  • ANALYSIS: Offshore helicopter safety programme advances rapidly

    News | 29 Jan 2015 11:53 | David Learmount

    Advances in safety thinking about offshore oil support helicopter operations are rapidly being consolidated into practical measures, according to the UK Civil Aviation Authority.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Offshore-helicopter-safety-programme-advances-rapidly-408379/
  • Gulfstream to boost mid-cabin jet production

    News | 29 Jan 2015 10:36 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Gulfstream plans to boost production of green mid-cabin aircraft by nearly one-third this year, says Phebe Novakovic, chairman and chief executive of parent General Dynamics.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Gulfstream-to-boost-mid-cabin-jet-production-408391/
  • Lift Air launches Cirrus SR 20/22 air taxi service

    News | 28 Jan 2015 16:06 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​US start-up Lift Air has launched an air taxi operation from its Florida base with Cirrus SR20 and SR22 piston singles.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lift-Air-launches-Cirrus-SR-2022-air-taxi-service-408395/
  • Diamond sets its sights on April approval for DA62

    News | 28 Jan 2015 15:36 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Diamond Aircraft is hoping to clinch European certification for its top-of-the-range DA62 in April - two years after the launch of the seven-seat piston-twin.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Diamond-sets-its-sights-on-April-approval-for-DA62-408390/
  • Marshall Aviation Services makes first foray into FBO market

    News | 28 Jan 2015 12:28 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Marshall Aviation Services, the business aviation arm of the Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, is moving into the fixed base operator market, signing a long-term lease to run the executive aviation handling facility at Birmingham Airport The facility, which was previously run by EuroJet, will formerly open for business in the next few months operating under the Marshall Aviation Services banner.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Marshall-Aviation-Services-makes-first-foray-into-FBO-market-408377/
  • Ukraine gives approval for An-70 production start

    News | 28 Jan 2015 22:41 | Craig Hoyle

    ​The Ukrainian defence ministry has given its approval for Antonov’s An-70 tactical transport to enter series production for the nation’s air force, 20 years after the company’s first prototype took to the air. Confirmation of the move came during an event at Antonov’s facilities on 22 January, and followed a deal signed on 13 January.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Ukraine-gives-approval-for-An-70-production-start-408413/
  • USAF chooses 747-8 as next Air Force One

    News | 28 Jan 2015 21:48 | Dan Parsons

    ​The US Air Force on 28 January announced Boeing’s four-engined 747-8 Intercontinental airliner will serve as the next Air Force One, besting the Airbus A380 as the next generation of aircraft specially outfitted to carry the US president.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USAF-chooses-747-8-as-next-Air-Force-One-408408/
  • Airbus chief Enders promises action on A400M

    News | 28 Jan 2015 13:19 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Airbus chief executive Tom Enders has promised “management and organisational consequences” as a result of the production and delivery problems which are affecting the company’s A400M tactical transport programme.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-chief-Enders-promises-action-on-A400M-408384/
  • Polish defence ministry seeks bids for UAV projects

    News | 28 Jan 2015 11:49 | Bartosz Glowacki

    The ​Polish defence ministry's armament inspectorate has published a notice looking for new unmanned air systems in two classes.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Polish-defence-ministry-seeks-bids-for-UAV-projects-408372/
  • Bulgaria turns to Poland for MiG-29 maintenance

    News | 28 Jan 2015 11:48 | Bartosz Glowacki

    Bulgaria is in negotiations to shift the maintenance of its RAC MiG-29 fighters from Russia to Poland's Military Aviation Works No. 2 (WZL-2) in Bydgoszcz, defence minister Nikolai Nenchev has announced.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Bulgaria-turns-to-Poland-for-MiG-29-maintenance-408376/
  • What airliners are you most likely to find parked?
    Ascend Fleets data for January 2015 reveals the types with the most non-active examples

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