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  • First A350-1000 structures emerge

    News | 22 Oct 2014 14:03 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Initial carbonfibre wing covers for the first Airbus A350-1000 have been completed, as structural work on the largest member of the family progresses.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/First-A350-1000-structures-emerge-405087/
  • Airbus tackles 757 range with higher-weight A321neo

    News | 22 Oct 2014 10:47 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Airbus is aiming to introduce a higher-weight version of the A321neo in early 2019, in a bid to reinforce the type’s challenge to the Boeing 757 market.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-tackles-757-range-with-higher-weight-A321neo-405070/
  • Boeing breaks ground on 777X wing centre

    News | 21 Oct 2014 18:28 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    ​Boeing has broken ground on its new 777X composite wing centre in Everett, Washington.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-breaks-ground-on-777X-wing-centre-405039/
  • PICTURE: Qantas unveils new A330 business seat

    News | 21 Oct 2014 02:44 | Ellis Taylor

    Qantas Airways has unveiled its new business class seat that will be progressively rolled out on its Airbus A330s from later this year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-Qantas-unveils-new-A330-business-seat-404994/
  • Mitsubishi lays out plans for MRJ certification campaign

    News | 21 Oct 2014 00:28 | Mavis Toh

    Getting its MRJ regional jet certificated is the biggest challenge Mitsubishi Aircraft expects to have to overcome for its in-development aircraft programme.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Mitsubishi-lays-out-plans-for-MRJ-certification-campaign-404972/
  • OPINION: Why aviation should stub out e-cigarette threat

    News | 23 Oct 2014 11:01

    ​Until now, the debate around electronic cigarettes has centred on their health credentials. While their makers – and many medical experts – claim they are a safe and effective method of quitting tobacco, others fret that so-called vaping is as antisocial as smoking and can be a gateway into that habit for youngsters.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Why-aviation-should-stub-out-e-cigarette-threat-404953/
  • MPL students bust transfer myth

    News | 22 Oct 2014 10:55 | David Learmount

    A group of UK multi-crew pilot licence (MPL) trainees dropped by their sponsoring carrier because of restructuring were immediately taken on by another airline, busting the “myth” that an MPL is not transferable, according to CTC Aviation chief commercial officer Anthony Petteford.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MPL-students-bust-transfer-myth-405066/
  • PICTURE: Qantas unveils new A330 business seat

    News | 21 Oct 2014 02:44 | Ellis Taylor

    Qantas Airways has unveiled its new business class seat that will be progressively rolled out on its Airbus A330s from later this year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-Qantas-unveils-new-A330-business-seat-404994/
  • Frontier keeps A320 grounded out of caution over Ebola fears

    News | 20 Oct 2014 18:05 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    A Frontier Airlines Airbus A320 ​that had earlier transported an Ebola patient is being kept out of service for "a little while longer", says the carrier.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Frontier-keeps-A320-grounded-out-of-caution-over-Ebola-fears-404983/
  • Qatar to have eight A350s within one year

    News | 20 Oct 2014 13:27 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Qatar Airways expects to have eight Airbus A350s in its fleet before the end of next year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Qatar-to-have-eight-A350s-within-one-year-404967/
  • NBAA: Fly-by-wire, electric innovations embedded in Gulfstream's new jets

    News | 23 Oct 2014 18:24 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Under the metallic and composite skin of Gulfstream’s new G500 and G600 lie several new innovations that came to light in supplier announcements and interviews at the NBAA convention.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-Fly-by-wire-electric-innovations-embedded-in-Gulfstreams-new-jets-405091/
  • Start-up targets large business jet financing with $2bn fund

    News | 22 Oct 2014 19:03 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Three global investment firms have launched a new leasing service – dubbed Global Jet Capital – with more than $2 billion in available financing catering to the large-cabin, long-range business jet market.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Start-up-targets-large-business-jet-financing-with-2bn-fund-405111/
  • NBAA: Dassault's Trappier pokes fun at rival Gulfstream

    News | 22 Oct 2014 15:18 | Dominic Perry

    Dassault Aviation boss Éric Trappier has congratulated rival Gulfstream on the unveiling of two new models, while also cheekily suggesting that the Savannah firm is merely following in its footsteps.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-Dassaults-Trappier-pokes-fun-at-rival-Gulfstream-405100/
  • NBAA: Discovery Aviation debuts XL-2 piston single and plots expansion

    News | 22 Oct 2014 14:42 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Discovery Aircraft is debuting its XL-2 piston single at the show where it announced plans to expand its general aviation aircraft offering beyond the two-seat type and the five-seat, twin-engined Discovery 201, which is also on display.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-Discovery-Aviation-debuts-XL-2-piston-single-and-plots-expansion-405055/
  • MPL students bust transfer myth

    News | 22 Oct 2014 10:55 | David Learmount

    A group of UK multi-crew pilot licence (MPL) trainees dropped by their sponsoring carrier because of restructuring were immediately taken on by another airline, busting the “myth” that an MPL is not transferable, according to CTC Aviation chief commercial officer Anthony Petteford.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MPL-students-bust-transfer-myth-405066/
  • Saab nears Gripen contract with Brazil

    News | 23 Oct 2014 12:00 | Beth Stevenson

    Saab says it is on track to sign a contract with Brazil to provide its air force with the Gripen NG multirole fighter, following the nation's selection of the type for a 36-aircraft purchase in December 2013.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Saab-nears-Gripen-contract-with-Brazil-405141/
  • Thailand grows EC725 order, adds EC645 T2s

    News | 22 Oct 2014 17:48 | Dominic Perry

    Thailand has added to a recent planned acquisition of Airbus Helicopters UH-72A Lakotas with a separate deal for five light-utility EC645 T2s and two 11t EC725s.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Thailand-grows-EC725-order-adds-EC645-T2s-405108/
  • ANALYSIS: How Embraer attracted a global audience to the KC-390 roll-out

    News | 22 Oct 2014 15:35 | Felipe Salles

    Towed through a haze of green and yellow smoke, depicting Brazil’s national colours, and columns of fireworks, the civilian-marked KC-390 exited Embraer’s construction hangar in Gavião Peixoto into an apron spot located directly in front of guests at a roll-out ceremony on 21 October.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-How-Embraer-attracted-a-global-audience-to-the-KC-390-roll-out-405083/
  • IAI unveils new maritime patrol radar

    News | 22 Oct 2014 12:01 | Arie Egozi

    ​Israel Aerospace Industries has expanded its range of airborne maritime surveillance radars by announcing the availability of its ELM-2022ES for patrol aircraft and the ELM-2022ML for unmanned air systems.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IAI-unveils-new-maritime-patrol-radar-405073/
  • Elbit lands Asian F-5 upgrade deal

    News | 22 Oct 2014 10:37 | Arie Egozi

    ​An unnamed Asian country has awarded Elbit Systems contracts worth approximately $85 million to perform an avionics upgrade on its air force fleet of Northrop F-5 fighters. The work also will include installing new communications equipment and electro-optical sensors, and will be conducted over a three-year period, the Israeli company says.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Elbit-lands-Asian-F-5-upgrade-deal-405065/
  • What is delaying the much-needed recovery in the business aircraft market? When will the sector finally rebound?

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