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  • Low-cost legends: the Top 10 most-popular budget carriers

    News | 29 May 2015 10:08 | Craig Hoyle

    ​In the week that Ryanair reported a net profit of $1.08 billion against revenues totalling $7.05 billion in 2014, our Top 10 looks at the global stars of the low-cost and leisure carrier sectors. Our data is drawn from a feature in the newly-published June issue of Airline Business, with the figures referring to the number of passengers flown within the 12-month period and the year-on-year percentage change.
  • ​Boeing confident on Leap and 737 Max performance promises

    News | 29 May 2015 09:22 | Max Kingsley-Jones

    Boeing's top salesman is confident the CFM International Leap-1B will meet its performance targets, ensuring that the 737 Max will satisfy all the promises made to customers about the re-engined twinjet's efficiency.
  • A320neo flight-test campaign making steady progress

    News | 28 May 2015 12:30 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Airbus has completed a total of more than 130 flights with its A320neo test fleet, recently expanded to include the first CFM International Leap-1A version.
  • Embraer open to E175-E1 production after E2 arrives

    News | 28 May 2015 11:18 | Dominic Perry

    Embraer appears open to the possibility of continuing production of its current-generation E175 regional jet for several years after the arrival of its re-engined replacement from 2020.
  • Monthly A320 output could reach 60 from 2018

    News | 28 May 2015 10:49 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Airbus believes that it could conceivably reach an A320 monthly production rate of 60 aircraft by around 2018.
  • Delta takes first higher-weight A330

    News | 28 May 2015 17:14 | Edward Russell

    ​Delta Air Lines has taken delivery of the first higher-weight Airbus A330-300, as part of its fleet renewal programme.
  • PICTURE: SIA unveils special independence livery

    News | 28 May 2015 05:33 | Firdaus Hashim

    Singapore Airlines (SIA) has unveiled a special livery to mark Singapore’s 50th year of independence.
  • Aer Lingus needs US partner: IAG chief

    News | 27 May 2015 16:03 | Oliver Clark

    IAG chief executive Willie Walsh believes Aer Lingus would "probably struggle" to grow its transatlantic market "without a strong partner in the US".
  • IAG attracted by Aer Lingus's 'strong presence' in UK regions

    News | 27 May 2015 13:25 | Oliver Clark

    Aer Lingus's "strong presence in the UK regions" has been identified by IAG as a factor in the group's decision to pursue the Irish flag carrier.
  • Irish govt accepts IAG bid for Aer Lingus stake

    News | 26 May 2015 19:38 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    The Irish government has agreed to sell its 25.1% stake in Aer Lingus to IAG, after accepting the airline group's third offer for the share in the Irish carrier.
  • Gulfstream says G150 future must "play out"

    News | 26 May 2015 18:47 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Gulfstream executives stopped short of fully committing to the midsize market sector for the long-term, as the 10-year-old G150 now faces two new rivals with no replacement yet identified.
  • DAE sells StandardAero

    News | 26 May 2015 17:05 | Murdo Morrison

    ​Dubai Aerospace Enterprise’s ambition to become a global giant with businesses in several expanding industry sectors has effectively ended with the sale of its only overseas subsidiary, StandardAero, one of the biggest and oldest names in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of business jets and their engines.
  • OPINION: Why business jet builders must keep their nerve

    News | 22 May 2015 15:00 | Flight International

    ​Business jet buyers are a fickle lot. Most airlines expect a new commercial aircraft to provide reliable service for at least 12 years before a replacement is even considered. But the average owner of a corporate aircraft starts looking for an upgrade in about half that time.
  • EBACE: Rizon plots expansion following sale to Lionhouse

    News | 20 May 2015 16:27 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Biggin Hill’ s biggest fixed-base operation Rizon Jet has been snapped up by ­aircraft finance and leasing company ­Lionhouse for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition clears the way for the upscale FBO – originally part of a Qatar-based business – to ­fulfill its ambition to expand its portfolio of services and footprint at the London business aviation airport with additional hangarage and ramp space.
  • EBACE: Nextant G90XT poised for certification in June

    News | 20 May 2015 16:23 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Nextant Aerospace says its G90XT certification programme is racing towards the finishing line, with final approval of the remanufactured Beechcraft King Air C90 on course for June.
  • ​Saab sees subs driving MPA demand in Southeast Asia

    News | 29 May 2015 09:13 | Greg Waldron

    Saab continues to see interest in Southeast Asia for maritime surveillance and patrol aircraft.
  • Embraer mulls Canada SAR bid with KC-390

    News | 28 May 2015 17:17 | Dominic Perry

    An initial two firms – Alenia Aermacchi and Airbus Defence & Space – have confirmed their participation in Canada’s nascent fixed-wing search and rescue (FWSAR) contest, but these could soon be joined by Brazil’s Embraer, after it indicated that was giving serious consideration to bidding.
  • French mini UAS contest to attract multiple bidders

    News | 28 May 2015 09:28 | Arie Egozi

    ​Two Israeli companies – Aeronautics Defense Systems and BlueBird – are among the bidders eyeing a French defence ministry requirement to acquire 35 mini unmanned air systems.
  • ​HAL eyes export potential of light attack Hawk

    News | 28 May 2015 06:35 | Atul Chandra

    Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) has conducted weapons tests with its license built BAe Systems Hawk Mk 132 Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT), and is confident of the project’s export potential.
  • Bell Helicopter wants USAF to trade Huey for Huey

    News | 27 May 2015 20:55 | James Drew

    As the US Air Force pumps more money into its nuclear mission, Bell Helicopter and several other rotorcraft manufacturers are eyeing a lucrative opportunity to replace the 45-year-old UH-1N Huey fleet currently guarding America’s Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles.
  • Airbus has introduced a raft of new technology into the A350, but Toulouse's big twin still retains the vibe and handling qualities of its older fly-by-wire siblings.

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