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  • OPINION: Keeping psychology out of the cockpit

    News | 26 Jan 2015 14:37

    ​Last year 537 people died on two separate Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flights. One of them – flight MH17 – was definitely not an accident, and the other, MH370, may not have been accidental either.
  • In storage: Top 10 parked airliner types

    News | 23 Jan 2015 16:26 | Murdo Morrison

    What airliners are you most likely to find parked? Ascend Fleets data for January 2015 reveals the types with the most non-active examples.
  • SAS evaluates A340 lease extensions

    News | 22 Jan 2015 17:19 | Michael Gubisch

    Scandinavian Airlines is refurbishing the cabins of three Airbus A340s and may extend leases on some of the aircraft, though A330s will form the backbone of the carrier's long-haul fleet.
  • PICTURES: Mitsubishi releases pictures of MRJ flight test fleet

    News | 22 Jan 2015 07:25 | Mavis Toh

    Mitsubishi Aircraft has released pictures of its flight test fleet in various stages of final assembly, as its MRJ regional jet programme draws near to its scheduled first flight in 2Q 2015.
  • ATR doubts low oil price will seriously impact orders

    News | 21 Jan 2015 12:54 | Murdo Morrison

    ATR warns that oil price volatility could cause airlines to delay ordering aircraft but is sceptical that lower prices will erode the operating advantages of its turboprops.
  • JAL firms up order for 32 MRJ aircraft

    News | 28 Jan 2015 07:34 | Aaron Chong

    Japan Airlines (JAL) has firmed up an order with Mitsubishi Aircraft for 32 MRJ regional jets, having signed a letter of intent in August 2014.
  • PICTURES: Transavia unveils new livery

    News | 27 Jan 2015 10:51 | Michael Gubisch

    Air France-KLM's low-cost unit Transavia has rebranded amid expansion of its Boeing 737 fleet to take over more of the group's short-haul traffic.
  • Gulf carriers halt Baghdad flights after 737 attack

    News | 27 Jan 2015 08:45 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Emirates and Etihad Airways have suspended services to Baghdad after an arriving Flydubai Boeing 737-800 reportedly sustained damage after being shot at.
  • IAG: Aer Lingus would join Oneworld and Atlantic pact

    News | 27 Jan 2015 08:10 | Ellis Taylor

    IAG would retain Aer Lingus’s brand and have the Irish airline enter the Oneworld alliance and its transatlantic joint venture if its latest takeover bid succeeds.
  • American becomes second US 787 operator

    News | 23 Jan 2015 14:52 | Edward Russell

    ​American Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-8, joining United Airlines as the second operator of the Dreamliner in the USA.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Marshall Aviation Services makes first foray into FBO market

    News | 28 Jan 2015 12:28 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Marshall Aviation Services, the business aviation arm of the Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, is moving into the fixed base operator market, signing a long-term lease to run the executive aviation handling facility at Birmingham Airport The facility, which was previously run by EuroJet, will formerly open for business in the next few months operating under the Marshall Aviation Services banner.
  • London's business airports attack RAF Northolt on safety

    News | 28 Jan 2015 12:08 | David Learmount

    ​Several airports serving the London, UK business aviation community have called for judicial clarification as to whether RAF Northolt, which encourages business flights to use it on a commercial basis, adheres to the aerodrome safety rules civil airports have to follow. The request for judicial review was rejected on a technicality, but the judge ruled that the Civil Aviation Authority, not the Military Aviation Authority, is responsible for ensuring the safety of civil aircraft that use Northolt. This reverses current assumptions.
  • VIDEO: Parachute saves Cirrus SR22 pilot as he ditches off Hawaii

    News | 27 Jan 2015 15:34 | Murdo Morrison

    ​Another Cirrus SR22 pilot looks to have been saved by the aircraft’s parachute when he ran out of fuel 220nm (400km) from Hawaii.
  • Airbus chief Enders promises action on A400M

    News | 28 Jan 2015 13:19 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Airbus chief executive Tom Enders has promised “management and organisational consequences” as a result of the production and delivery problems which are affecting the company’s A400M tactical transport programme.
  • Polish defence ministry seeks bids for UAV projects

    News | 28 Jan 2015 11:49 | Bartosz Glowacki

    The ​Polish defence ministry's armament inspectorate has published a notice looking for new unmanned air systems in two classes.
  • Bulgaria turns to Poland for MiG-29 maintenance

    News | 28 Jan 2015 11:48 | Bartosz Glowacki

    Bulgaria is in negotiations to shift the maintenance of its RAC MiG-29 fighters from Russia to Poland's Military Aviation Works No. 2 (WZL-2) in Bydgoszcz, defence minister Nikolai Nenchev has announced.
  • Heavy types set to continue dominating Airbus Helicopters orders

    News | 27 Jan 2015 17:32 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Airbus Helicopters has recorded steady end-of-year results for 2014, with heavy-class helicopter orders continuing to dominate the market.
  • Argentina picks Cessnas for army medevac deal

    News | 27 Jan 2015 13:30 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Cessna has been awarded a contract worth over $10.8 million to supply the Argentinian army with a trio of aircraft adapted for aeromedical evacuation duties.
  • 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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