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  • EasyJet eyes UAVs for spare-parts resupply

    News | 03 Mar 2015 15:32 | Beth Stevenson

    UK low-cost carrier EasyJet is looking at using unmanned air vehicles to reduce the logistics burden in quickly supplying spares to grounded aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EasyJet-eyes-UAVs-for-spare-parts-resupply-409688/
  • PICTURES: C919 takes shape in Shanghai

    News | 03 Mar 2015 03:00 | Mavis Toh

    Final assembly work on the Comac C919 has kicked into high gear, with assembly of the airframe almost complete.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-C919-takes-shape-in-Shanghai-409657/
  • Certification issues delay Superjet introduction at VLM

    News | 02 Mar 2015 13:07 | Michael Gubisch

    Belgian regional carrier VLM Airlines is delaying its planned introduction of Sukhoi Superjets by more than a year because of a certification hold-up affecting the type's long-range variant.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Certification-issues-delay-Superjet-introduction-at-VLM-409610/
  • OPINION: Why the A380 is a Neo too far

    News | 02 Mar 2015 10:11

    ​Slightly more than a decade ago, it was Boeing’s turn to make a hard decision. Airbus had launched the A380, so the company weighed up whether to respond with a clean-sheet design or a simpler product revamp.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Why-the-A380-is-a-Neo-too-far-409585/
  • VIDEO: CS300 completes first flight

    News | 27 Feb 2015 21:05 | Stephen Trimble

    Bombardier has launched the flight test campaign of the stretched, 135-seat CS300 with a 4h57min sortie from the company's final assembly centre in Mirabel, Canada.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VIDEO-CS300-completes-first-flight-409572/
  • CRJ crash probe fails to resolve fatal dive mystery

    News | 03 Mar 2015 14:35 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Investigators have been unable to determine precisely why a Kazakh Bombardier CRJ200 crashed while attempting a go-around at Almaty two years ago, with the loss of all 21 on board.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/CRJ-crash-probe-fails-to-resolve-fatal-dive-mystery-409685/
  • Certification issues delay Superjet introduction at VLM

    News | 02 Mar 2015 13:07 | Michael Gubisch

    Belgian regional carrier VLM Airlines is delaying its planned introduction of Sukhoi Superjets by more than a year because of a certification hold-up affecting the type's long-range variant.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Certification-issues-delay-Superjet-introduction-at-VLM-409610/
  • ALC sees 757 being replaced rather than re-engined

    News | 27 Feb 2015 15:22 | Laura Mueller

    Air Lease's chief executive believes Boeing is leaning towards a brand-new Boeing 757 replacement with additional capabilities rather than a re-engined version of the type.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ALC-sees-757-being-replaced-rather-than-re-engined-409553/
  • Thales to develop Australia’s OneSky ATM system

    News | 27 Feb 2015 03:32 | Ellis Taylor

    ​Thales Australia has been confirmed as the winner of tender to develop a single air traffic management system that will unify the separate systems used by the Royal Australian Air Force and Airservices Australia.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Thales-to-develop-Australias-OneSky-ATM-system-409524/
  • Many pilots 'medically-impaired' due to toxic cabin air

    News | 26 Feb 2015 08:09 | David Learmount

    ​The Global Cabin Air Quality Executive heard at its annual conference in London yesterday that at least 3% of airline pilots are flying with degraded physical and mental performance caused by repeated exposure to neurotoxins in the aircraft cabin air, and may become actually incapacitated during flight if their exposure continues.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Many-pilots-medically-impaired-due-to-toxic-cabin-air-409456/
  • Aeris launches Eclipse 550 shared-ownership programme

    News | 03 Mar 2015 13:50 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Aeris Aviation – the independent European distributor for the Eclipse 550 – has launched what is believed to be first shared ownership programme in Europe for the very light jet, and hopes to sign up the scheme’s first owners before the end of the month.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Aeris-launches-Eclipse-550-shared-ownership-programme-409676/
  • ​Bell Helicopter sees success in 2015 for clean-sheet commercial rotorcraft

    News | 03 Mar 2015 00:46 | Dan Parsons

    Bell Helicopter is betting on two clean-sheet commercial rotorcraft to boost its presence in the civilian helicopter market, and, while neither has entered production, the company has hundreds of customers lined up for the light-single and super-medium offerings.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Bell-Helicopter-sees-success-in-2015-for-clean-sheet-commercial-rotorcraft-409651/
  • Solar Impulse 2 completes 12h training flight

    News | 26 Feb 2015 17:46 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Only days before launching a historic, round-the-world flight, the Solar Impulse 2 staged a 12h test flight on 26 February from Abu Dhabi.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Solar-Impulse-2-completes-12h-training-flight-409506/
  • National Police Air Service to close ten bases

    News | 26 Feb 2015 16:07 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​The National Police Air Service (NPAS) of England and Wales is closing ten bases over the next two years a following hefty cut to its budget. The publicly-funded service will operate 23 aircraft from 15 sites strategically located across the two regions.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/National-Police-Air-Service-to-close-ten-bases-409492/
  • Many pilots 'medically-impaired' due to toxic cabin air

    News | 26 Feb 2015 08:09 | David Learmount

    ​The Global Cabin Air Quality Executive heard at its annual conference in London yesterday that at least 3% of airline pilots are flying with degraded physical and mental performance caused by repeated exposure to neurotoxins in the aircraft cabin air, and may become actually incapacitated during flight if their exposure continues.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Many-pilots-medically-impaired-due-to-toxic-cabin-air-409456/
  • Rolls-Royce opens first F-35 lift fan repair centre

    News | 03 Mar 2015 16:19 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Rolls-Royce opened the first repair and overhaul facility for the lift fan system in Lockheed Martin F-35B in Indiana as it consolidates assembly of major components away from the UK.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Rolls-Royce-opens-first-F-35-lift-fan-repair-centre-409646/
  • Second A400M arrives at RAF Brize Norton

    News | 03 Mar 2015 14:31 | Craig Hoyle

    ​A second Airbus A400M tactical transport has arrived at the Royal Air Force’s Brize Norton base in Oxfordshire, a little over three months after the service’s lead example touched down in the UK.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Second-A400M-arrives-at-RAF-Brize-Norton-409682/
  • Vietnam ups interest in unmanned Orbiter 3

    News | 03 Mar 2015 13:41 | Arie Egozi

    Vietnam wants to acquire additional Orbiter 2 unmanned air systems from Aeronautics Defense Systems, and also buy its larger Orbiter 3, according to Dany Eshchar, the company's deputy chief executive.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Vietnam-ups-interest-in-unmanned-Orbiter-3-409675/
  • Dutch parliament approves first F-35 production order

    News | 03 Mar 2015 13:20 | Anno Gravemaker

    The Dutch parliament has approved an order for the nation’s first production batch of eight Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning IIs, to be delivered in 2019.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Dutch-parliament-approves-first-F-35-production-order-409673/
  • USAF considers supersonic engine for LRSO msissile

    News | 03 Mar 2015 01:35 | Stephen Trimble

    The US Air Force will consider a supersonic engine among three propulsion options now under review for the long-range standoff missile, according to an acquisition notice released on 26 February.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USAF-considers-supersonic-engine-for-LRSO-msissile-409653/
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