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  • A350 training wins industry approval

    News | 27 Nov 2014 13:10 | David Learmount

    ​As Airbus A350 launch customer Qatar Airways prepares to put its aircraft into service next month, Toulouse, France-based Airbus Training sees its revolutionary “learning by discovery” pilot and engineer type-rating training system being put to the test for the first time.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/A350-training-wins-industry-approval-406533/
  • In-service report: How good is the 787?

    News | 26 Nov 2014 15:09

    ​Flightglobal should have published this Boeing 787 in-service report about 18 months ago.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/In-service-report-How-good-is-the-787-406475/
  • Russia flies first Mil Mi-171A2 prototype

    News | 25 Nov 2014 16:57 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Russian Helicopters has completed first flight of the Mi-171A2, marking another major step in the commercialisation of the country’s military-oriented rotorcraft industry.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Russia-flies-first-Mil-Mi-171A2-prototype-406471/
  • Boeing blames delivery schedule for Delta A350 deal

    News | 21 Nov 2014 00:15 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Boeing attributes the loss of a 50-aircraft Delta Air Lines order announced on 20 November to a lack of available delivery slots.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-blames-delivery-schedule-for-Delta-A350-deal-406345/
  • Delta confirms A350, A330 order

    News | 20 Nov 2014 20:49 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Delta Air Lines has confirmed an order for 25 Airbus A350-900 for delivery beginning in 2017 and 25 A330-900 aircraft that will start entering the fleet in 2019.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Delta-confirms-A350-A330-order-406336/
  • Azul commits to 63 A320neos

    News | 28 Nov 2014 23:07 | Edward Russell

    ​Azul has committed to 63 Airbus A320neo aircraft, citing comfort and lower operating costs over the competing Boeing 737 Max for its decision.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Azul-commits-to-63-A320neos-406571/
  • SOLDIERING ON: 10 veteran airliner types still in service

    News | 28 Nov 2014 17:31 | Murdo Morrison

    ​News that SkyWest is retiring its remaining Embraer EMB-120 Brasilias prompted us to come up with a list of 10 other veteran types still being operated by airlines, including as freighters. The data comes from Flight International’s World Airliner Census, compiled using Flightglobal’s Ascend Fleets database.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/SOLDIERING-ON-10-veteran-airliner-types-still-in-service-406570/
  • Nine-month passenger numbers up 14% for Aegean

    News | 28 Nov 2014 16:48 | Martin Rivers

    Aegean Airlines handled 7.9 million passengers in 2014's first nine months, representing a 14% year-on-year increase.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Nine-month-passenger-numbers-up-14-for-Aegean-406567/
  • A350 training wins industry approval

    News | 27 Nov 2014 13:10 | David Learmount

    ​As Airbus A350 launch customer Qatar Airways prepares to put its aircraft into service next month, Toulouse, France-based Airbus Training sees its revolutionary “learning by discovery” pilot and engineer type-rating training system being put to the test for the first time.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/A350-training-wins-industry-approval-406533/
  • Bangkok Airways takes delivery of first ATR 72-600

    News | 27 Nov 2014 10:38 | Olivier Bonnassies

    ​Bangkok Airways received the first of nine new ATR 72-600s in Toulouse on 26 November.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Bangkok-Airways-takes-delivery-of-first-ATR-72-600-406527/
  • Dassault to built new Falcon MRO facility in Bordeaux

    News | 27 Nov 2014 13:54 | Kate Sarsfield

    Dassault is to build a heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at its Bordeaux-Mérignac facility in southwest France, dedicated to supporting its Falcon 5X, 7X and 8X business jet fleet. The 7,200m2 (77,500ft2) plant will be erected on a parcel of land adjacent to Dassault’s Falcon final assembly base. Scheduled for completion in mid-2016, the facility will accommodate up to six of the large cabin and long-range twin and tri-engined jets.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Dassault-to-built-new-Falcon-MRO-facility-in-Bordeaux-406532/
  • Piaggio to offer interior retrofit for Avanti II

    News | 26 Nov 2014 08:52 | Kate Sarsfield

    Piaggio Aerospace is planning to launch an interior retrofit package for P180 Avanti II early next year to give a new lease of life to the twin-engined turboprop, the first examples of which entered service in 2005.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Piaggio-to-offer-interior-retrofit-for-Avanti-II-406477/
  • VisionAire remains optimistic about Vantage prospects despite funding blow

    News | 25 Nov 2014 16:27 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​VisionAire Jets dogged pursuit of funding for its Vantage business jet has suffered a major blow after a committed new investor was forced to withdraw support following their incarceration.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VisionAire-remains-optimistic-about-Vantage-prospects-despite-funding-blow-406466/
  • Cirrus poised to fly second Vision SF50

    News | 25 Nov 2014 12:43 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Cirrus Aircraft is poised to fly the second conforming Vision SF50 personal jet within days and is preparing third and final test aircraft for its maiden flight by year-end.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Cirrus-poised-to-fly-second-Vision-SF50-406448/
  • AJA prepares to launch Sky Limo bespoke air taxi service

    News | 24 Nov 2014 15:01 | Kate Sarsfield

    VIP business aviation services provider Al Jaber Aviation is gearing up  to launch the Middle East’s first point-to-point, branded air taxi service in early December and  hopes to expand the operation into Europe within the next 18 months.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AJA-prepares-to-launch-Sky-Limo-bespoke-air-taxi-service-406195/
  • USAF toasts Whiskey designation for CRH fleet

    News | 28 Nov 2014 16:11 | Craig Hoyle

    ​The US Air Force has settled on the HH-60W designation for its future fleet of Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk-derived combat rescue helicopters (CRH), some five years before it will start taking delivery of the new type.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USAF-toasts-Whiskey-designation-for-CRH-fleet-406566/
  • UK RAF welcomes first A400M to Brize Norton

    News | 27 Nov 2014 17:41 | Craig Hoyle

    The UK Royal Air Force has welcomed its first Airbus A400M Atlas tactical transport for training use, as the service makes preparations to stand up its first operational squadron with the type early next year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UK-RAF-welcomes-first-A400M-to-Brize-Norton-406543/
  • PICTURE: First flight of new Airbus Helicopters EC645 T2

    News | 27 Nov 2014 16:05 | Dominic Perry

    ​Airbus Helicopters has performed the maiden flight of the EC645 T2 military utility rotorcraft at its facility in Donauwörth in Germany in front of representatives of the nation’s armed forces.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-First-flight-of-new-Airbus-Helicopters-EC645-T2-406536/
  • UK defence helicopter training bid detail emerges

    News | 26 Nov 2014 13:09 | Dominic Perry

    ​Three bidders – and three different aircraft manufacturers – are in the running to supply a new fleet of helicopters for use by the UK armed forces under the Military Flight Training System (MFTS) programme.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UK-defence-helicopter-training-bid-detail-emerges-406497/
  • OPINION: Typhoon radar deal to revive European dogfight

    News | 26 Nov 2014 09:31

    ​Last week was a pretty good one for two of Europe’s remaining fighter manufacturers, as the continent’s four Eurofighter nations at last committed real money to provide the Typhoon with a new-generation radar, and as Saab received strong and long-term backing from new customer Brazil.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Typhoon-radar-deal-to-revive-European-dogfight-406452/
  • Flightglobal investigates three-year 787-8 in-service saga

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