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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.
  • 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.
  • ATR admits impasse over 90-seat aircraft

    News | 21 Jan 2015 12:26 | Murdo Morrison

    ATR has again sidestepped the question of whether it plans to develop a 90-seat turboprop, with chief executive Patrick de Castelbajac acknowledging that disagreement between the two shareholders has created an impasse.
  • 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.
  • United coy on potential 777-300ER order

    News | 22 Jan 2015 19:14 | Edward Russell

    ​United Airlines continues to hedge its bets regarding a potential conversion of some of its existing Boeing 787 orders to the Boeing 777-300ER.
  • Diamond's turbine-powered DA50 takes to the skies

    News | 21 Jan 2015 18:10 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Diamond Aircraft flew its turbine-powered DA50 for the first time on 19 January, less than two years after the seven-seat single was launched.
  • VistaJet establishes permanent US presence

    News | 21 Jan 2015 14:53 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Swiss VIP charter operator VistaJet has established a permanent presence in the USA following a “positive reception” to its service, launched in September 2013.
  • WiJet to raise investment to fund regional and international expansion

    News | 21 Jan 2015 12:16 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​French business aircraft operator WiJet is looking to raise €15 million ($17.4 million) to fund its expansion programme.
  • TBM 900 sales boost Daher-Socata annual performance

    News | 20 Jan 2015 16:49 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Daher-Socata says the introduction of its TBM 900 last year, coupled with the decline in the TBM used aircraft inventory, resulted its strongest annual performance since the market peak of 2008
  • Nextant's G90XT twin turboprop takes flight

    News | 20 Jan 2015 13:17 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Nextant Aerospace's G90XT programme made a giant leap toward the finishing line on 15 January when the remanufactured Beechcraft King Air C90 flew for the first time.
  • Boeing awarded Indonesian Apache contract

    News | 27 Jan 2015 01:59 | Ellis Taylor

    ​The US government has formally awarded Boeing the contract to build eight AH-64E Apache attack helicopters for Indonesia.
  • Greek F-16 crash kills 10 at Spanish base

    News | 26 Jan 2015 22:16 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Ten people are reported to have been killed after one of the Greek air force’s Lockheed Martin F-16Ds crashed at Albacete air base in Spain, with a fire having resulted in casualties and damage to other aircraft parked on the ground.
  • Boeing, Lockheed move Super Hornet seeker to export market

    News | 26 Jan 2015 19:09 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Boeing and Lockheed Martin will seek to develop an export market for the IRST21 (infrared search and track) pod after gaining production approval from the US Navy, company officials say.
  • UK details operational conversion unit plan for F-35

    News | 26 Jan 2015 17:35 | Craig Hoyle

    ​The UK’s future operational conversion unit for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is expected to begin providing training using five of the stealthy aircraft, the Ministry of Defence has revealed.
  • Israel halts AH-1 sales talks with Nigeria

    News | 26 Jan 2015 17:29 | Arie Egozi

    ​The USA has blocked any sale by Israel of surplus American-made weapon systems to Nigeria, and indicated that Israeli-made equipment should be exported to the country only "under strict conditions".
  • With the big two manufacturers having released their order and delivery figures this week, here are the top-selling narrowbody and widebody types of 2014

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