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  • Mitsubishi opens Seattle centre for flight test work

    News | 04 Aug 2015 02:28 | Mavis Toh

    Mitsubishi Aircraft has opened an engineering centre in Seattle, as it prepares for the flight tests of its MRJ regional jet in the USA, scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2016.
  • OPINION: GKN takeover of Fokker shows value of private investment

    News | 03 Aug 2015 08:19

    ​Don't underestimate the significance of GKN's takeover of Fokker Technologies
  • Boeing revises "obsolete" performance assumptions

    News | 03 Aug 2015 00:15 | Stephen Trimble

    ​A visitor to Boeing’s web site this week will be in for a shock: the listed seat-counts and range specifications for nearly all of the company’s models have changed, some dramatically.
  • Airbus still aiming for A320 rate-hike decision this year

    News | 31 Jul 2015 10:38 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Airbus is still aiming to reach a decision by the end of this year on a possible further production rate increase for the A320 line.
  • Certification trials under way for modernised L-410

    News | 31 Jul 2015 10:21 | Tom Zaitsev

    Czech manufacturer Aircraft Industries has started certification trials of its modernised Let L-410 19-seat commuter turboprop.
  • Cause of fatal Asiana 747F fire undetermined

    News | 04 Aug 2015 12:32 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Korean investigators have been unable to determine the origin of the fire which brought down an Asiana Airlines Boeing 747-400 freighter off Jeju.
  • Reunion debris confirmed to be from 777

    News | 03 Aug 2015 06:11 | Mavis Toh

    The flaperon-like debris discovered on a beach on Reunion Island last week has been confirmed to be from a Boeing 777 aircraft, although it has not been determined whether the part belongs to the Malaysia Airlines 777-200 that went missing last March.
  • ​PICTURES: Vietnam Airlines’ first 787-9 arrives in Hanoi

    News | 03 Aug 2015 03:10 | Greg Waldron

    Vietnam Airlines’ first Boeing 787-9 aircraft has arrived at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport, and is expected to launch its first commercial service on 4 August.
  • Top ten: How the world's biggest airlines ranked in 2014

    News | 31 Jul 2015 14:51

    The July-August edition of Flightglobal’s management magazine Airline Business features its latest World Airline Rankings, detailing the 2014 performance of the 100 biggest airline groups – whose revenue was up 2.6% to $704 billion for the year.
  • IAG extends Aer Lingus offer deadline again

    News | 31 Jul 2015 06:29 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    IAG has again extended the deadline for Aer Lingus shareholders to accept its takeover offer, adding that the 90% acceptance condition has been waived.
  • Textron targets single-engine turboprop market

    News | 04 Aug 2015 14:56 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Textron Aviation has announced a plan to unveil a new single-engine turboprop at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture fly-in next year in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
  • Sabreliner plans family of remanufactured aircraft

    News | 04 Aug 2015 10:00 | Kate Sarsfield

    Maintenance, repair and overhaul provider Sabreliner Aviation plans to follow in the footsteps of fellow US firm Nextant Aerospace and develop a family of remanufactured business aircraft, with its choice narrowing to "at least one type" in the turboprop and light to large-cabin jet sectors.
  • NetJets to get first Citation Latitude in July 2016

    News | 03 Aug 2015 14:44 | Kate Sarsfield

    Fractional ownership company NetJets has firmed up the delivery schedule for its Cessna Citation Latitude business jets, with the first of the midsize type set to enter its operation in July 2016.
  • Flying Colours closes on ADS-B Out approval for Challengers

    News | 03 Aug 2015 14:42 | Kate Sarsfield

    Engineering and completions company Flying Colours is hoping to secure US supplemental type certification in September for retrofits of an automatic dependent surveillance - out (ADS-B Out) system for Bombardier Challenger 604 and 605 business jets.
  • API gains EASA approval for split scimitar winglet

    News | 03 Aug 2015 14:26 | Kate Sarsfield

    Aviation Partners (API) has secured European supplemental type certification for the split scimitar winglet (SSW) retrofit for the Boeing Business Jet family.
  • Raytheon sticking by tri-mode missile despite Lockheed JAGM win

    News | 04 Aug 2015 17:26 | James Drew

    Lockheed Martin might have won the battle for the US Army’s lucrative Joint Air-to-Ground Missile programme, but Raytheon says it would still offer its tri-mode seeker alternative it developed for the Small Diameter Bomb II if another opportunity were to emerge.
  • RAF Tornado squadron to continue fighting militants in Iraq

    News | 04 Aug 2015 16:54 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Panavia GR4 Tornado aircraft belonging to the Royal Air Force’s Number 12 (Bomber) Squadron will continue to operate against Islamic State militants in Iraq until March 2017, further delaying the retirement of the aircraft.
  • Israel evaluates converted 767 as tanker alternative

    News | 04 Aug 2015 16:45 | Arie Egozi

    ​Israeli is evaluating a converted Boeing 767 passenger aircraft as its air force’s next aerial refueling tanker.
  • USAF science panel recommends MQ-9, RQ-4 improvement plan

    News | 04 Aug 2015 16:08 | James Drew

    A panel of military scientists is briefing senior US Air Force leaders on ways to make the defenceless General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper and Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk more useful in a war against a sophisticated enemy that has the ability to hunt and kill aircraft.
  • Concept of a nuclear-armed F-35C divides opinion

    News | 04 Aug 2015 13:42 | James Drew

    The US government may currently have no plans to carry nuclear weapons on the F-35C, the carrier-based variant of Lockheed Martin's Joint Strike Fighter, but some in Washington are keen to revive the concept.
  • The last 18 months have changed perceptions of air traveller safety. The good news is that there continue to be very few serious fatal airline accidents, but that has been offset by three disastrous events that were not accidental.

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