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  • Denel, Aerosud partner to seek commercial aircraft work

    News | 16 Sep 2014 19:58 | Stephen Trimble

    ​South Africa’s two largest – and fiercely competitive – aviation manufacturers have teamed up with Airbus to collaborate for the first time.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Denel-Aerosud-partner-to-seek-commercial-aircraft-work-403767/
  • QUIRKY DOZEN: The 12 strangest-looking aircraft ever built

    News | 12 Sep 2014 16:41 | Murdo Morrison

    ​The Airbus A300-based Beluga is this week celebrating 20 years of transporting aircraft sections between the company's European plants. Named after the white whale because of their distinctive shape, the fleet of five Belugas carry out more than 60 flights each week between 11 sites. To mark the anniversary, we have chosen our 12 oddest-shaped aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/QUIRKY-DOZEN-The-12-strangest-looking-aircraft-ever-built-403659/
  • No plans for final assembly line in China: Boeing

    News | 09 Sep 2014 08:19 | Mavis Toh

    Boeing says it has no plans to build a final assembly line in China, and will instead grow its presence by deepening its partnerships across the country.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/No-plans-for-final-assembly-line-in-China-Boeing-403474/
  • Lufthansa Technik Philippines adds C4 checks for A380

    News | 09 Sep 2014 06:22 | Greg Waldron

    ​Lufthansa Technic Philippines (LTP) has added the capability to conduct C4 heavy maintenance checks for the Airbus A380 aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lufthansa-Technik-Philippines-adds-C4-checks-for-A380-403471/
  • ST Aero to inject $20.8 million in Xiamen engine MRO JV

    News | 09 Sep 2014 03:31 | Mavis Toh

    ST Aerospace has announced plans to inject an additional $20.8 million into its Xiamen-based engine MRO joint venture.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ST-Aero-to-inject-208-million-in-Xiamen-engine-MRO-JV-403469/
  • Lufthansa orders 15 A320neos for Swiss

    News | 17 Sep 2014 12:21 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Swiss International Air Lines is to receive 15 Airbus A320neo jets following an order for the type from parent Lufthansa Group.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lufthansa-orders-15-A320neos-for-Swiss-403799/
  • Lufthansa to transform Eurowings into all-Airbus carrier

    News | 17 Sep 2014 12:01 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Lufthansa Group's Eurowings division is to become an all-Airbus operator after the German company approved an order for 10 A320s for the airline.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lufthansa-to-transform-Eurowings-into-all-Airbus-carrier-403798/
  • Republic to take 50 E-175s as Q400s head for Flybe

    News | 17 Sep 2014 07:32 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​UK regional carrier Flybe is cancelling orders for 20 Embraer 175s in favour of a lease agreement to take 24 Bombardier Q400s from US operator Republic Airways, which is to purchase 50 E-175s to operate for United Airlines.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Republic-to-take-50-E-175s-as-Q400s-head-for-Flybe-403783/
  • VIDEO: Qatar receives first A380, hints at further orders

    News | 17 Sep 2014 04:04 | Murdo Morrison

    Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker has hinted at further A380 orders after taking delivery of his first superjumbo at Airbus's Hamburg plant on 16 September.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VIDEO-Qatar-receives-first-A380-hints-at-further-orders-403756/
  • Al Baker expects A350s to be on schedule

    News | 17 Sep 2014 03:59 | Murdo Morrison

    Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker has suggested that the carrier may increase its order for 80 Airbus A350s, after taking delivery of its first of the type before the end of the year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Al-Baker-expects-A350s-to-be-on-schedule-403757/
  • Cirrus Vision SF50 on course for 2015 service entry

    News | 17 Sep 2014 09:47 | Kate Sarsfield

    Cirrus Aircraft is preparing its second and third conforming Vision SF50 for first flight in the fourth quarter, and says its has service entry of the world’s first single-engine personal jet in its sights before the end of next year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Cirrus-Vision-SF50-on-course-for-2015-service-entry-403765/
  • NetJets readies Challenger 350 for European demonstration tour

    News | 16 Sep 2014 15:30 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Fractional ownership company, NetJets Europe will kick-start a demonstration tour of its Bombardier Challenger 350 business jet on 6 October to drum up sales of its super midsize offering in “key markets” across the continent.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NetJets-readies-Challenger-350-for-European-demonstration-tour-403739/
  • Bombardier clinches European certification for Learjet 70 and 75 business jets

    News | 16 Sep 2014 15:20 | Kate Sarsfield

    Bombardier is preparing to deliver the first Learjet 70 and 75 business jets to European customers following EASA validation of the light and superlight aircraft on 12 September.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Bombardier-clinches-European-certification-for-Learjet-70-and-75-business-jets-403742/
  • NTSB assigns investigator to lead TBM 900 crash probe

    News | 11 Sep 2014 13:11 | Kate Sarsfield

    The US National Transportation Bureau has assigned a lead investigator to examine the cause the Daher Socata TBM 900 crash off the coast of Jamaica on the 5 September, but says it is unable to begin the probe until the wreckage has been located.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NTSB-assigns-investigator-to-lead-TBM-900-crash-probe-403596/
  • Quest's dealership network puts Kodiak on track for record deliveries

    News | 09 Sep 2014 14:13 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Quest Aircraft says its strategy to sell and market the Kodiak single engine turboprop through a global dealership network is paying off, as its expects to smash its annual delivery tally for the 10-seat, high-wing aircraft this year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Quests-dealership-network-puts-Kodiak-on-track-for-record-deliveries-403494/
  • Lockheed Martin delivers improved ALIS for F-35

    News | 17 Sep 2014 13:24 | Dan Parsons

    ​Lockheed Martin has delivered the latest iteration of the system that brings fifth-generation logistics and maintenance capability to the F-35 Lightning II fleet.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lockheed-Martin-delivers-improved-ALIS-for-F-35-403800/
  • Peruvian navy buys surplus Dutch F50s

    News | 17 Sep 2014 11:39

    The Peruvian navy has purchased two surplus Royal Netherlands Air Force Fokker 50 transports.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Peruvian-navy-buys-surplus-Dutch-F50s-403797/
  • Israel set to receive second C-130J

    News | 17 Sep 2014 11:30 | Arie Egozi

    ​A second Lockheed Martin C-130J tactical transport will be delivered to the Israeli air force soon, following a lead example which was received by the service on 9 April.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Israel-set-to-receive-second-C-130J-403794/
  • Third Rivet Joint airframe to perform crucial testing for UK

    News | 17 Sep 2014 10:46 | Craig Hoyle

    ​A new series of flight tests involving an aged Boeing KC-135 tanker will help to inform the UK Ministry of Defence about whether the aircraft will be able to secure full operational clearance as a converted signals intelligence asset.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Third-Rivet-Joint-airframe-to-perform-crucial-testing-for-UK-403792/
  • ​Lockheed outlines cost-saving design tweaks for F-35

    News | 17 Sep 2014 10:03 | Dan Parsons

    Lockheed Martin and its programme partners are putting up millions in investment dollars to redesign manufacturing methods for components of the F-35 Lightning II, in the hope of bringing the per-aircraft cost in line with existing fighters within five years.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lockheed-outlines-cost-saving-design-tweaks-for-F-35-403787/
  • To mark the 20th anniversary of the Airbus A300-based Beluga, we have chosen our 12 oddest-shaped aircraft

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