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  • Boeing bosses: All 10, in order of impact

    News | 03 Jul 2015 16:09 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Boeing got through its first century with just 10 chief executives including its eponymous founder
  • OPINION: Boeing set for crisis-free chief executive switch

    News | 29 Jun 2015 09:37 | Flight International

    ​Jim McNerney’s announced plan to step aside as chief executive affords Boeing a smooth leadership transition at the top of the company for the first time since 1996.
  • R-R makes progress on testing 787 engine upgrade

    News | 25 Jun 2015 14:33 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Rolls-Royce is close to completing a round of testing on the latest version of the Trent 1000 engine for the Boeing 787, according to the Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) in the USA.
  • Boeing plans fourth 747-8 rate cut

    News | 24 Jun 2015 23:12 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Boeing has announced a fourth rate cut for the 747-8 programme over a two-year period, lowering monthly output to only one per month beginning in March 2016.
  • Boeing 757 ecoDemonstrator embarks on final test run

    News | 24 Jun 2015 19:41 | Stephen Trimble

    Energy-harvesting windows, green diesel biofuel and a 3D-printed flightdeck monument are three technologies that will be tested on the last series of flights of a TUI Group-branded Boeing 757 ecoDemonstrator destined to be dismantled by the end of July.
  • OPINION: Flightdeck doors highlight the safety/security dilemma

    News | 03 Jul 2015 15:29

    ​Safety and security have long formed a comforting ­alliterative pairing in airline circles ­– which disguises the fact that they’re not necessarily the same thing.
  • TransAsia probe indicates crew should have aborted take-off

    News | 03 Jul 2015 11:23 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Pilots of an ill-fated TransAsia Airways ATR 72-600 should have aborted its departure from Taipei Songshan airport after noting that a power-control system had not armed, investigators have indicated.
  • Vietnam Airlines signs with Airbus for A350 flight hour services

    News | 02 Jul 2015 08:02 | Firdaus Hashim

    ​Vietnam Airlines has chosen Airbus to provide flight hour services (FHS) on its fleet of Airbus A350-900 aircraft.
  • GE235 crash report highlights cockpit confusion

    News | 02 Jul 2015 06:26 | Greg Waldron

    An official report into the fatal crash of a TransAsia Airways ATR 72-600 aircraft on 4 February confirms that the pilot flying retarded the aircraft’s only good engine.
  • US govt pushes review of Gulf subsidy claims to August

    News | 01 Jul 2015 21:34 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    ​The US government will wait until late August at the earliest to deliberate on allegations by three US mainline carriers that their Gulf rivals received $42 billion in state subsidies.
  • Solar Impulse reaches Hawaii on record-setting trans-Pacific journey

    News | 03 Jul 2015 16:11 | Dan Thisdell

    ​The Solar Impulse 2 round-the-world flight project scored its biggest triumph to date with the completion of a multiple record-setting leg from Nagoya to Hawaii – a five-day segment that pushed limits for the aircraft’s solar-only power system, its ground control team and its solo pilot.
  • One Aviation introduces the Eclipse Special Edition

    News | 01 Jul 2015 15:57 | Kate Sarsfield

    One Aviation is upgrading its fleet of unsold Total Eclipse very light jets with the same features as its latest model, the EA550, in an attempt to clear the remaining backlog of second-generation Eclipse 500s from its base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Discovery sets sights on year-end approval for piston-engined 201

    News | 01 Jul 2015 13:50 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Discovery Aviation is hoping to secure US certification for its model 201 piston twin before the end of the year, when it will begin asking customers to convert their options into firm orders.
  • Lisa to relocate Akoya flight test base to get unrestricted access to water

    News | 30 Jun 2015 16:36 | Kate Sarsfield

    Lisa Airplanes, developer of the Akoya amphibian, is planning to relocate the flight test campaign for the light sport aircraft, and has narrowed the choice of sites to three.
  • Piper delivers first Archer DX into Europe

    News | 30 Jun 2015 13:59 | Kate Sarsfield

    Piper Aircraft has delivered the first European-owned Archer DX to its dealership for Scandinavia and the Baltic States, European Aircraft Sales.
  • Russian Helicopters plans comeback for amphibious Mi-14

    News | 03 Jul 2015 15:39 | Dominic Perry

    ​Russian Helicopters is evaluating restarting assembly of the Mil Mi-14 amphibious helicopter, which has been out of production since the mid-1980s.
  • NHI works to address 'blade flap' rotor head issue

    News | 03 Jul 2015 12:31 | Dominic Perry

    ​NH Industries is working to deliver a solution to an issue with the main rotor head on NH90 military helicopters that means the blades can impact the tail structure when starting or stopping the rotors during high winds.
  • UK parliament debates Syrian air strikes

    News | 03 Jul 2015 09:04 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The UK House of Commons has debated the potential extension of its counter-terrorism air strike campaign from Iraq into Syria, following an extremist attack in Tunisia on 26 June during which British citizens were killed.
  • Bell sees V-280 Valor as common attack-utility platform

    News | 02 Jul 2015 20:18 | James Drew

    Bell Helicopter and Lockheed Martin’s third-generator tiltrotor aircraft demonstrator, the V-280 Valor, might still be under construction for the US Army, but already the future vertical lift contestant is morphing into a mid-weight, utility-attack platform.
  • F-35 deigned for long-range kills, not dogfighting

    News | 01 Jul 2015 20:59 | James Drew

    ​The Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter might be designed to “shoot and kill” its enemies at long distances, but flight trials of the A-model in January found the aircraft has trouble engaging the twin-seat F-16D Fight Falcon at close distances.
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