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  • OPINION: Time for Boeing to control 787 costs

    News | 30 Jan 2015 14:59

    ​Boeing has spent a lot of money on the 787 ­programme. How long will it take to make a profit on the project, and do investors care if accounting rules allow it to declare a unit profit now?http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Time-for-Boeing-to-control-787-costs-408492/
  • Huaxia Financial Leasing signs LOI for 20 C919s

    News | 30 Jan 2015 01:38 | Mavis Toh

    Huaxia Financial Leasing has inked a letter of intent with Comac for 20 C919 narrowbodies.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Huaxia-Financial-Leasing-signs-LOI-for-20-C919s-408466/
  • GE gears up for engine tests of GE9X parts

    News | 29 Jan 2015 12:25 | Dominic Perry

    GE Aviation will shortly begin running a test engine equipped with a number of advanced-technology components that will feature on the GE9X powerplant destined for the Boeing 777X.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/GE-gears-up-for-engine-tests-of-GE9X-parts-408435/
  • 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/
  • ​ROUTES: US carriers discuss Gulf open skies with Obama officials

    News | 01 Feb 2015 23:26 | Edward Russell

    Executives from American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines have met with senior Obama administration officials to discuss limiting the access of the Gulf carriers to the USA, says former deputy assistant secretary of State John Byerly.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ROUTES-US-carriers-discuss-Gulf-open-skies-with-Obama-officials-408525/
  • PICTURES: Scoot takes delivery of first 787-9

    News | 01 Feb 2015 08:34 | Ellis Taylor

    ​Singapore-based low-cost carrier Scoot has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 during a ceremony held at the manufacturer’s delivery centre in Everett.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-Scoot-takes-delivery-of-first-787-9-408522/
  • Top 10 in-service Russian and Soviet airliners by type

    News | 30 Jan 2015 14:55 | Murdo Morrison

    Recent reports from Russia – quickly denied – that Lufthansa was among a group of blue-chip foreign carriers casting a serious eye over the in-development Irkut MC-21 narrowbody prompted us to research the 10 most popular in-service Russian and Soviet commercial types. Here is the list, according to Flightglobal’s Ascend Fleets databasehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Top-10-in-service-Russian-and-Soviet-airliners-by-type-408444/
  • ANA Holdings approves firm order for 15 jets

    News | 30 Jan 2015 06:41 | Mavis Toh

    ANA Holdings’ board has approved a firm order for 15 Airbus and Boeing aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANA-Holdings-approves-firm-order-for-15-jets-408472/
  • 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/
  • Cessna rolls out first production Latitude

    News | 29 Jan 2015 23:46 | Stephen Trimble

    ​With certification still expected in the second quarter, Cessna rolled the first Citation Latitude built to be delivered to a customer off the production line in Wichita, Kansas.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Cessna-rolls-out-first-production-Latitude-408464/
  • 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/
  • Sikorsky's Raider days away from spinning rotors

    News | 30 Jan 2015 18:53 | Dan Parsons

    ​Sikorsky is days away from firing the engines of its S-97 Raider, marking the first time the prototype’s coaxial rigid rotor blades will spin in preparation for first flight.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sikorskys-Raider-days-away-from-spinning-rotors-408513/
  • RAF investigates Voyager wing strike incident

    News | 30 Jan 2015 16:36 | Craig Hoyle

    ​The UK Royal Air Force is conducting an occurrence safety investigation after one of its Airbus A330 Voyager tanker-transports received minor damage during a ground manoeuvring incident in Canada last month. The mishap followed the arrival of aircraft ZZ331 at St John’s, Newfoundland from RAF Brize Norton in the UK on 19 December.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RAF-investigates-Voyager-wing-strike-incident-408501/
  • Airbus military aircraft head quits over A400M delays

    News | 29 Jan 2015 20:51 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Airbus has acted to stem the instability affecting its A400M tactical transport programme, with the head of the company’s Military Aircraft division having resigned with immediate effect.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-military-aircraft-head-quits-over-A400M-delays-408453/
  • Army plans to modernise helicopters in peril

    News | 29 Jan 2015 20:42 | Dan Parsons

    The US Army has a tight and relatively inflexible plan to modernise existing rotorcraft and eventually achieve a future vertical lift aircraft within the budget it has.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Army-plans-to-modernise-helicopters-in-peril-408457/
  • Ukrainian armed forces destroy separatist aircraft

    News | 29 Jan 2015 15:33 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The Ukrainian ministry of defence has claimed that it managed to destroy a number of aircraft held by Russian-backed separatists during two days of fighting in January.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Ukrainian-armed-forces-destroy-separatist-aircraft-408446/
  • 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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