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  • Bombardier replaces CSeries marketing executive

    News | 19 Aug 2014 20:29 | Stephen Trimble

    Bombardier has replaced another top commercial aircraft executive amidst a broader corporate reshuffling in the wake of CSeries development delays .
  • United to add 787 base in San Francisco as fleet expands

    News | 15 Aug 2014 21:23 | Edward Russell

    ​United Airlines will open a Boeing 787 pilot base at San Francisco International airport in September, as it continues to expand its fleet of Dreamliners.
  • Certification beckons as A350 wraps up route-proving

    News | 14 Aug 2014 09:22 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Airbus has completed the A350’s route-proving runs during which the aircraft travelled 81,700nm in 180h of flights.
  • Virgin America flight attendants vote for TWU representation

    News | 13 Aug 2014 18:54 | Edward Russell

    ​Flight attendants at Virgin America have voted in favour of representation by the Transport Workers Union, the first employee group at the carrier to approve union representation.
  • Finnair to roll out 'economy comfort' product by year-end

    News | 13 Aug 2014 09:40 | Graham Dunn

    Oneworld carrier Finnair is to launch a new product offering additional legroom and amenities, dubbed "economy comfort", on its long-haul flights by the end of this year.
  • Azul targets business travellers with US flights

    News | 19 Aug 2014 19:43 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    ​Brazil's Azul plans to target the corporate traveller with its inaugural international flights to the USA, and will offer a full-service product with lie-flat business class seats and Skycouches in economy plus, it tells Flightglobal.
  • US carriers banned from Syrian overflights

    News | 19 Aug 2014 08:11 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​US carriers have been banned from overflying Syria under a tightening of FAA restrictions on operations in the region.
  • Fernandes kiboshes AirAsia, Skymark bid reports

    News | 19 Aug 2014 03:58 | Ellis Taylor

    AirAsia group chief executive Tony Fernandes has denied that the Malaysian carrier is planning to launch a takeover offer for Japan’s Skymark Airlines.
  • ​Skymark shares leap on AirAsia buyout report

    News | 19 Aug 2014 01:58 | Greg Waldron

    The shares of Skymark Airlines have soared 28% on the Tokyo stock exchange following media reports of a possible acquisition by AirAsia.
  • Eurocontrol reveals extent of industrial action disruption in 2013

    News | 18 Aug 2014 23:00 | David Learmount

    ​European air traffic control industrial action “proved to be even more disruptive in 2013 than 2012”, according to Eurocontrol’s just-published Network Manager report for 2013.
  • Brazil jet crash probe finds errant cockpit voice recorder

    News | 18 Aug 2014 18:49 | Felipe Salles

    The cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of the crashed Cessna 560 XLS+ in Brazil on 13 August has been found, but does not contain any recordings from its last flight, the Brazilian air force’s crash investigation center (CENIPA) says.
  • Surf Air acquires up to 65 PC-12NGs for members only airline

    News | 18 Aug 2014 16:27 | Kate Sarsfield

    US members-only VIP airline Surf Air has placed an order with Pilatus Aircraft for up to 65 PC-12NGs, which will be used to expand its coverage across the USA and help to satisfy customer demand for its programme. The deal includes 15 firm orders for the single-engined turboprop and options for another 50 – and is one of the largest single contracts for the eight-seat type to date
  • Firms seek answers from business aviation conferences organiser MIU Events

    News | 18 Aug 2014 15:47 | Dominic Perry

    Customers of a business aviation conference organiser are desperately trying to contact the company to find out what is happening after a pair of events were cancelled, one at extremely short notice
  • CASB issues Challenger emergency airworthiness directive

    News | 18 Aug 2014 09:57 | David Learmount

    Following three in-service reports of Bombardier Challeger 604s suffering fractured fastener heads on the inboard flap hinge-box, the Canadian Aviation Safety Board (CASB) has issued an emergency airworthiness directive requiring the re-fitting of incorrectly fitted fasteners. The fasteners were the correct ones, but they were incorrectly orientated during fitting.
  • Brazilian presidential candidate dies in business jet crash

    News | 14 Aug 2014 13:59 | Felipe Salles

    ​A Cessna Citation 560XL XLS+ has crashed into buildings during an approach to Santos airport, Brazil, in rain and mist, killing both crew and all the five passengers.
  • USAF grounds 82 F-16Ds due to new cracks

    News | 20 Aug 2014 01:18 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The US Air Force announced late on 19 August the grounding of 82 of 969 Lockheed Martin F-16s still in service after finding structural cracks.
  • US Navy poised for UCLASS bidding after unmanned demo

    News | 20 Aug 2014 00:41 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Two aircraft – an unmanned Northrop Grumman X-47B and the Boeing F/A-18C Hornet – launched and landed on the USS Theodore Roosevelt multiple times on 17 and 18 August, validating a decade-long, on-and-off quest to prove such a pairing is possible on a carrier deck.
  • Two Italian Tornados collide during training flight

    News | 19 Aug 2014 19:42 | Dan Parsons

    ​Two Italian military jets collided during a 19 August afternoon training flight, the country’s air force has confirmed.
  • Space industry looks at DoD's UAV broadband requirements

    News | 19 Aug 2014 09:37 | Beth Stevenson

    The space industry is working with the US Department of Defense to help better shape the broadband requirements of unmanned air vehicles in years to come, an industry executive has revealed.
  • PICTURES: Thailand deploys Gripens to Australia for first overseas exercise

    News | 19 Aug 2014 03:26 | Andrew McLaughlin

    Thailand's air force has deployed its Saab Gripen C/Ds to Darwin in northern Australia for Exercise Pitch Black 2014 (PB14), in the type’s first overseas exercise deployment by the service.
  • Europe’s economy may have lifted from the days of the euro crisis and its airlines may  be back in profit, but there remains a big difference between thriving and simply surviving

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