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  • 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.
  • EasyJet and Ryanair push for cheaper onboard connectivity

    News | 24 Jun 2015 07:45 | Max Kingsley-Jones

    Europe's two leading low-cost airlines EasyJet and Ryanair are both evaluating onboard wi-fi but are not prepared to move until pricing is reduced.
  • 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.
  • US investigating airlines for possible capacity collusion

    News | 01 Jul 2015 19:49 | Edward Russell

    The US Department of Justice is investigating the possibility of collusion between US airlines on domestic capacity growth.
  • EasyJet would operate from expanded Heathrow

    News | 01 Jul 2015 11:36 | Michael Gubisch

    EasyJet has welcomed the UK Airports Commission’s recommendation to build a third runway at London Heathrow and plans to open a base if the west London airport is expanded.
  • ​Virgin Atlantic to cut 500 jobs in restructuring

    News | 30 Jun 2015 21:41 | Max Kingsley-Jones

    Virgin Atlantic is to cut 500 jobs from management and support positions this year as part of a restructuring plan designed to secure the airline’s future through sustained profitability.
  • 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.
  • Spike redesigns S-512 supersonic business jet concept

    News | 01 Jul 2015 12:29 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Massachusetts start-up Spike Aerospace has modified the design of its S-512 supersonic business jet, as the programme advances from the conceptual to the preliminary design phase.
  • 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.
  • JPO: 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.
  • Death toll in Indonesian C-130B crash rises to 141

    News | 01 Jul 2015 06:33 | Greg Waldron

    The Indonesian Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130B tactical transport aircraft that crashed on 30 June was probably carrying well over 100 people when it crashed in a Medan suburb, hitting a massage parlour and hotel.
  • ​RAAF orders two additional KC-30A tankers

    News | 01 Jul 2015 01:06 | Greg Waldron

    The Royal Australian Air Force will obtain an additional pair of Airbus Defence and Space KC-30A multi-role tanker transports (MRTT).
  • ​Lockheed Legion Pod takes flight on F-16

    News | 30 Jun 2015 17:42 | James Drew

    Lockheed Martin has flight tested its new Legion Pod infrared search-and-track system for the first time on its F-16 Fighting Falcon in Fort Worth, Texas, as the US Air Force explores upgrades to make its legacy fighters more competitive against modern airborne threats.
  • Uzbekistan orders four C295s

    News | 30 Jun 2015 17:31 | Beth Stevenson

    A picture has appeared online of an Airbus Defence & Space C295W medium transport in an Uzbekistan air force livery, one of four of the type that are believed to have been ordered by the air force in 2014.
  • Now that the dust has settled on another Paris air show, Flightglobal has quizzed its data to reveal the most-read stories from Le Bourget.

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