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  • PICTURE: Comac takes delivery of C919 mid fuselage

    News | 19 Sep 2014 02:20 | Mavis Toh

    Comac has taken delivery of the first mid fuselage section of the C919, as it prepares to start final assembly work on the first aircraft by the end of the month.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-Comac-takes-delivery-of-C919-mid-fuselage-403888/
  • Amid Rooivalk restart talks, Denel eyes new platform

    News | 18 Sep 2014 12:05 | Stephen Trimble

    ​An ongoing discussion about restarting Rooivalk production includes an option to design a new platform based on technology developed for South Africa’s indigenous attack helicopter, says Denel Group chief executive Riaz Saloojee.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Amid-Rooivalk-restart-talks-Denel-eyes-new-platform-403763/
  • Bell 525 'lagging' behind Q4 first flight target

    News | 17 Sep 2014 21:11 | Stephen Trimble

    ​First flight of the Bell Helicopter 525 Relentless could fall slightly behind schedule, but the debut of the 505 JetRanger X is on track for the end of the year, chief executive John Garrison says.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Bell-525-lagging-behind-Q4-first-flight-target-403829/
  • Denel, Aerosud partner to seek commercial aircraft work

    News | 16 Sep 2014 19:58 | Stephen Trimble

    ​South Africa’s two largest – and fiercely competitive – aviation manufacturers have teamed up with Airbus to collaborate for the first time.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Denel-Aerosud-partner-to-seek-commercial-aircraft-work-403767/
  • QUIRKY DOZEN: The 12 strangest-looking aircraft ever built

    News | 12 Sep 2014 16:41 | Murdo Morrison

    ​The Airbus A300-based Beluga is this week celebrating 20 years of transporting aircraft sections between the company's European plants. Named after the white whale because of their distinctive shape, the fleet of five Belugas carry out more than 60 flights each week between 11 sites. To mark the anniversary, we have chosen our 12 oddest-shaped aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/QUIRKY-DOZEN-The-12-strangest-looking-aircraft-ever-built-403659/
  • JetBlue names Hayes as new CEO

    News | 18 Sep 2014 20:55 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    ​JetBlue Airways president Robin Hayes will succeed Dave Barger as chief executive officer effective 15 February 2015.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/JetBlue-names-Hayes-as-new-CEO-403884/
  • EasyJet firms up remaining A320 options

    News | 18 Sep 2014 07:47 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​UK budget carrier EasyJet has converted its last remaining 27 options for baseline Airbus A320s.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EasyJet-firms-up-remaining-A320-options-403841/
  • Lufthansa orders 15 A320neos for Swiss

    News | 17 Sep 2014 12:21 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Swiss International Air Lines is to receive 15 Airbus A320neo jets following an order for the type from parent Lufthansa Group.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lufthansa-orders-15-A320neos-for-Swiss-403799/
  • Lufthansa to transform Eurowings into all-Airbus carrier

    News | 17 Sep 2014 12:01 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Lufthansa Group's Eurowings division is to become an all-Airbus operator after the German company approved an order for 10 A320s for the airline.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lufthansa-to-transform-Eurowings-into-all-Airbus-carrier-403798/
  • IATA backs safety performance over documentary compliance

    News | 17 Sep 2014 10:16 | David Learmount

    ​The future of commercial air transport safety regulation and oversight should be based on carrier operational performance, not on documentary compliance with regulatory minima, according to the International Air Transport Association’s regional director safety and operations for Europe, Giancarlo Buono.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IATA-backs-safety-performance-over-documentary-compliance-403770/
  • Nextant sells 400Xti jet in New Zealand

    News | 19 Sep 2014 02:07 | Greg Waldron

    ​Nextant Aerospace has sold its first private jet in the New Zealand market, a re-manufactured Beechjet 400 designated Nextant 400Xti.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Nextant-sells-400Xti-jet-in-New-Zealand-403889/
  • IATA backs safety performance over documentary compliance

    News | 17 Sep 2014 10:16 | David Learmount

    ​The future of commercial air transport safety regulation and oversight should be based on carrier operational performance, not on documentary compliance with regulatory minima, according to the International Air Transport Association’s regional director safety and operations for Europe, Giancarlo Buono.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IATA-backs-safety-performance-over-documentary-compliance-403770/
  • Cirrus Vision SF50 on course for 2015 service entry

    News | 17 Sep 2014 09:47 | Kate Sarsfield

    Cirrus Aircraft is preparing its second and third conforming Vision SF50 for first flight in the fourth quarter, and says its has service entry of the world’s first single-engine personal jet in its sights before the end of next year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Cirrus-Vision-SF50-on-course-for-2015-service-entry-403765/
  • NetJets readies Challenger 350 for European demonstration tour

    News | 16 Sep 2014 15:30 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Fractional ownership company, NetJets Europe will kick-start a demonstration tour of its Bombardier Challenger 350 business jet on 6 October to drum up sales of its super midsize offering in “key markets” across the continent.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NetJets-readies-Challenger-350-for-European-demonstration-tour-403739/
  • Bombardier clinches European certification for Learjet 70 and 75 business jets

    News | 16 Sep 2014 15:20 | Kate Sarsfield

    Bombardier is preparing to deliver the first Learjet 70 and 75 business jets to European customers following EASA validation of the light and superlight aircraft on 12 September.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Bombardier-clinches-European-certification-for-Learjet-70-and-75-business-jets-403742/
  • Portuguese army uses indigenous UAVs in Kosovo

    News | 19 Sep 2014 11:27 | Beth Stevenson

    The Portuguese army is nearing the end of a NATO deployment in Kosovo using its indigenously-built Tekever unmanned air vehicles.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Portuguese-army-uses-indigenous-UAVs-in-Kosovo-403901/
  • USAF looks to micro-UAV for SAR operations

    News | 19 Sep 2014 11:16 | Beth Stevenson

    The US Air Force has contracted CyPhy Works to develop and test a micro unmanned air vehicle for search and rescue operations.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USAF-looks-to-micro-UAV-for-SAR-operations-403849/
  • US Navy's Triton UAV makes first cross-country flight

    News | 18 Sep 2014 18:47 | Dan Parsons

    The US Navy’s newest maritime surveillance unmanned air vehicle made its first cross-country ferry flight and landed safely on 18 September at NAS Patuxent River in Maryland.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Navys-Triton-UAV-makes-first-cross-country-flight-403880/
  • Rolls-Royce touts 'high, hot' performance of upgraded engine for V-22

    News | 18 Sep 2014 15:39 | Dan Parsons

    ​Rolls Royce has proven that an improved AE 1107C engine that powers all Bell-Boeing V-22 tiltrotor aircraft are capable of performing to the “high and hot” envelope that the US military needs for missions in harsh terrain like the mountains of Afghanistan.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Rolls-Royce-touts-high-hot-performance-of-upgraded-engine-for-V-22-403871/
  • Denel readies A-Darter for Gripen NG qualification

    News | 18 Sep 2014 15:36 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Denel Dynamics plans to start pre-qualification flight testing in November of the A-Darter air-to-air missile on the Saab JAS 39 Gripen NG, in anticipation of orders from the Brazilian Air Force, a company spokeswoman says.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Denel-readies-A-Darter-for-Gripen-NG-qualification-403858/
  • To mark the 20th anniversary of the Airbus A300-based Beluga, we have chosen our 12 oddest-shaped aircraft

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