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  • 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/
  • PICTURE: Bombardier flies CS300

    News | 27 Feb 2015 17:39 | Murdo Morrison

    Bombardier has flown the larger variant of the CSeries for the first time.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-Bombardier-flies-CS300-409571/
  • 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/
  • ​OPINION: Walsh all set to steer IAG to next opportunities

    News | 25 Feb 2015 17:00 | Airline Business

    While the US legacy triumvirate have been making headlines about unfair competition from the Gulf carriers, Europe's leading airline group, IAG, has become part-owned by one of them.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Walsh-all-set-to-steer-IAG-to-next-opportunities-409270/
  • ​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/
  • Surf Air takes delivery of the 1,300th PC-12 and plots expansion

    News | 25 Feb 2015 14:38 | Kate Sarsfield

    The 1,300th Pilatus PC-12 entered service on 24 February with US members only VIP airline Surf Air. The Santa Monica-based operator is now plotting expansion to cater for the booming demand for its all-you-can-fly, single-engined turboprop-based scheduled service.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Surf-Air-takes-delivery-of-the-1300th-PC-12-and-plots-expansion-409434/
  • 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 (LRSO) missile, according to an acquisition notice released on 26 February.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USAF-considers-supersonic-engine-for-LRSO-msissile-409653/
  • Expanded H-60 support deal could serve as new model

    News | 02 Mar 2015 21:27 | Stephen Trimble

    ​A Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky joint venture will expand support of more than 500 naval H-60 helicopters under a $2 billion, five-year contract renewal awarded on 27 February, the companies say.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Expanded-H-60-support-deal-could-serve-as-new-model-409648/
  • ​BAE given green light to export missile countermeasures system

    News | 02 Mar 2015 17:52 | Dan Parsons

    The US Department of Defense has approved the BAE Systems ALQ-212 advanced threat infrared countermeasures (ATIRCM) system for export.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/BAE-given-green-light-to-export-missile-countermeasures-system-409639/
  • UK details extent of combat activity over Iraq

    News | 02 Mar 2015 14:16 | Craig Hoyle

    ​The UK Royal Air Force has conducted 159 air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq with Panavia Tornado GR4s since deploying the type to the region late last year, the Ministry of Defence has revealed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UK-details-extent-of-combat-activity-over-Iraq-409617/
  • Boom simulator to sharpen Israeli tanker training

    News | 02 Mar 2015 14:03 | Arie Egozi

    ​The Israeli air force is evaluating the purchase of an aerial refuelling simulator to answer its growing demand for this capability.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boom-simulator-to-sharpen-Israeli-tanker-training-409613/
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