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  • Airbus examining open-cowl cockpit warning for A320neo

    News | 27 Jul 2015 13:54 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Airbus is considering implementing a cockpit-warning system for the A320neo which would alert pilots if the engine fan-cowl doors are not secure.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-examining-open-cowl-cockpit-warning-for-A320neo-415047/
  • OPINION: Helicopter manufacturing remains overcrowded

    News | 24 Jul 2015 12:49 | Flight International

    Lockheed Martin’s proposed $9 billion acquisition of helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky is not as transformative as it might initially appear.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Helicopter-manufacturing-remains-overcrowded-414960/
  • Boeing cements Japanese participation in 777X

    News | 24 Jul 2015 01:35 | Ellis Taylor

    ​Boeing has formal agreements with a consortium of five Japanese suppliers to produce large parts for the 777X programme.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-cements-Japanese-participation-in-777X-414976/
  • CFM delivers first Leap-1C to Comac

    News | 23 Jul 2015 02:11 | Mavis Toh

    CFM International has delivered the first Leap-1C engine to Comac for its in-development C919 narrowbody programme.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/CFM-delivers-first-Leap-1C-to-Comac-414924/
  • Boeing upbeat despite KC-46 failings as Muilenburg takes the helm

    News | 22 Jul 2015 18:39 | James Drew

    Boeing president and chief executive Dennis Muilenburg did not mask his disappointment in KC-46 tanker blemishing what would have otherwise been a stellar performance by the company in the second quarter, both from the defence and commercial portfolios.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-upbeat-despite-KC-46-failings-as-Muilenburg-takes-the-helm-414911/
  • Ryanair hikes passenger target but stays cautious on profit

    News | 27 Jul 2015 07:51

    ​Budget carrier Ryanair has turned in a first-quarter profit after tax of €245 million ($271 million), a rise of 25%.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Ryanair-hikes-passenger-target-but-stays-cautious-on-profit-415032/
  • ​VietJet receives world’s first 230-seat A321

    News | 27 Jul 2015 01:28 | Greg Waldron

    Vietnam low cost carrier VietJet Air has taken delivery of a high-density Airbus A321 aircraft equipped with 230 passenger seats.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VietJet-receives-worlds-first-230-seat-A321-415026/
  • DOT to investigate US airlines for price gouging

    News | 24 Jul 2015 15:33 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    ​The US Department of Transportation is investigating possible price gouging by five US carriers following an Amtrak derailment on 12 May that shut down train transportation in the US northeast.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/DOT-to-investigate-US-airlines-for-price-gouging-415006/
  • Deeper first-half loss forces further cost cuts at Air France-KLM

    News | 24 Jul 2015 08:04 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Air France-KLM Group is to implement new cost-saving measures immediately after its latest financial figures showed a 22% decline in its second-quarter operating profit and a 12% wider first-half loss.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Deeper-first-half-loss-forces-further-cost-cuts-at-Air-France-KLM-414984/
  • Avianca Brazil enters Star Alliance

    News | 22 Jul 2015 18:01 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    Avianca Brazil officially joined the Star Alliance today, helping to narrow a gap in the grouping’s network in South America’s biggest market.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Avianca-Brazil-enters-Star-Alliance-414910/
  • Gulfstream appoints Chile's Aerocardal as sale representative

    News | 27 Jul 2015 16:19 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Gulfstream is beefing up it sales team in Latin America with the appointment of Chilean business aviation services provider and G150 operator, Aerocardal.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Gulfstream-appoints-Chiles-Aerocardal-as-sale-representative-415054/
  • Embraer readies first Chinese-registered Legacy 500 for Jackie Chan

    News | 27 Jul 2015 13:57 | Kate Sarsfield

    Embraer secured Chinese validation for the Legacy 500 on 24 July and is now preparing to deliver the first midsize business jet to Chinese launch customer and ambassador of its executive jets division, Jackie Chan.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Embraer-readies-first-Chinese-registered-Legacy-500-for-Jackie-Chan-415043/
  • OPINION: Regulations are shutting down light-sport innovation

    News | 24 Jul 2015 12:50 | Flight International

    When a general aviation aircraft enters the market with critical new safety features, it should only be a positive story. But when such additions were made possible only because Icon Aircraft’s sporty A5 seaplane falls outside the standard Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), the story becomes “embarrassing”, says former Cessna chief executive Jack Pelton.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Regulations-are-shutting-down-light-sport-innovation-414961/
  • LAND, SEA, SKY: Amphibians you can buy (mostly)

    News | 24 Jul 2015 11:58

    Oshkosh was, once again, a showcase for ​Icon's amphibious A5 – so what's the competition?http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/LAND-SEA-SKY-Amphibians-you-can-buy-mostly-414959/
  • OSHKOSH: Top 10 images from AirVenture day three

    News | 23 Jul 2015 08:31

    Day three at the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual AirVenture fly-in provided yet more photographic proof of why "Oshkosh" is the world's biggest air show.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OSHKOSH-Top-10-images-from-AirVenture-day-three-414937/
  • Raytheon secures $180M JSOW order from Navy, Saudi Arabia

    News | 27 Jul 2015 20:23 | James Drew

    ​The US Navy has purchased 555 Joint Stand-Off Weapons from Raytheon for $180 million for itself and Saudi Arabia, according to a recent contact announcement.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Raytheon-secures-180M-JSOW-order-from-Navy-Saudi-Arabia-415061/
  • VIDEO: 3D-printed UAV launches from Royal Navy ship

    News | 27 Jul 2015 16:53 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The University of Southampton has successfully launched its 3D-printed unmanned air vehicle from the front of a Royal Navy ship, demonstrating how the latter could potentially operate lightweight unmanned aircraft from its vessels for short range surveillance.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VIDEO-3D-printed-UAV-launches-from-Royal-Navy-ship-415055/
  • Argentina in negotiations for Israeli Kfir fighters

    News | 27 Jul 2015 14:24 | Arie Egozi

    ​After a long period of "preliminary evaluation", Argentina is negotiating the purchase of a batch of Israel Aerospace Industries Kfir Block 60 fighters.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Argentina-in-negotiations-for-Israeli-Kfir-fighters-415038/
  • Northrop unveils evolved, exportable BACN aerial gateway

    News | 25 Jul 2015 01:36 | James Drew

    Northrop Grumman has expanded the networking capabilities of its Battlefield Airborne Communications Node aerial gateway to create a new product that promises to make “combat cloud” warfare commonplace.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Northrop-unveils-evolved-exportable-BACN-aerial-gateway-415022/
  • ANALYSIS: Northrop battling to retain JSTARS as Lockheed, Boeing bid on recap

    News | 24 Jul 2015 18:45 | James Drew

    An effort to recapitalise the Northrop Grumman E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) with a modern business jet is shaping up to be this summer’s blockbuster defence programme, with three solid industry teams now vying for the $6.5 billion prize and Raytheon working on a curious new airborne radar called “Skynet”.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Northrop-battling-to-retain-JSTARS-as-Lockheed-Boeing-bid-on-recap-414797/
  • Following the UK Airports Commission's recommendation for a third runway at Heathrow, Flightglobal’s Ascend highlights how lack of capacity at the UK’s biggest airport has seen it lose ground to other big hubs.

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