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  • OPINION: GKN takeover of Fokker shows value of private investment

    News | 03 Aug 2015 08:19

    ​Don't underestimate the significance of GKN's takeover of Fokker Technologies
  • Boeing revises "obsolete" performance assumptions

    News | 03 Aug 2015 00:15 | Stephen Trimble

    ​A visitor to Boeing’s web site this week will be in for a shock: the listed seat-counts and range specifications for nearly all of the company’s models have changed, some dramatically.
  • Airbus still aiming for A320 rate-hike decision this year

    News | 31 Jul 2015 10:38 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Airbus is still aiming to reach a decision by the end of this year on a possible further production rate increase for the A320 line.
  • Certification trials under way for modernised L-410

    News | 31 Jul 2015 10:21 | Tom Zaitsev

    Czech manufacturer Aircraft Industries has started certification trials of its modernised Let L-410 19-seat commuter turboprop.
  • Airbus to display A350 at Moscow air show

    News | 31 Jul 2015 08:09 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Airbus is to display one of the flight-test A350-900 aircraft at the MAKS Moscow air show next month.
  • Reunion debris confirmed to be from 777

    News | 03 Aug 2015 06:11 | Mavis Toh

    The flaperon-like debris discovered on a beach on Reunion Island last week has been confirmed to be from a Boeing 777 aircraft, although it has not been determined whether the part belongs to the Malaysia Airlines 777-200 that went missing last March.
  • ​PICTURES: Vietnam Airlines’ first 787-9 arrives in Hanoi

    News | 03 Aug 2015 03:10 | Greg Waldron

    Vietnam Airlines’ first Boeing 787-9 aircraft has arrived at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport, and is expected to launch its first commercial service on 4 August.
  • Top ten: How the world's biggest airlines ranked in 2014

    News | 31 Jul 2015 14:51

    The July-August edition of Flightglobal’s management magazine Airline Business features its latest World Airline Rankings, detailing the 2014 performance of the 100 biggest airline groups – whose revenue was up 2.6% to $704 billion for the year.
  • IAG extends Aer Lingus offer deadline again

    News | 31 Jul 2015 06:29 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    IAG has again extended the deadline for Aer Lingus shareholders to accept its takeover offer, adding that the 90% acceptance condition has been waived.
  • Reunion debris may carry Boeing maintenance codes

    News | 30 Jul 2015 11:30

    Preliminary indications suggest that an identification number reportedly seen on debris found in Reunion bears strong similarities to Boeing maintenance classification codes for 777 trailing-edge structures.
  • NetJets to get first Citation Latitude in July 2016

    News | 03 Aug 2015 14:44 | Kate Sarsfield

    Fractional ownership company NetJets has firmed up the delivery schedule for its Cessna Citation Latitude business jets, with the first of the midsize type set to enter its operation in July 2016.
  • Flying Colours closes on ADS-B Out approval for Challengers

    News | 03 Aug 2015 14:42 | Kate Sarsfield

    Engineering and completions company Flying Colours is hoping to secure US supplemental type certification in September for retrofits of an automatic dependent surveillance - out (ADS-B Out) system for Bombardier Challenger 604 and 605 business jets.
  • API gains EASA approval for split scimitar winglet

    News | 03 Aug 2015 14:26 | Kate Sarsfield

    Aviation Partners (API) has secured European supplemental type certification for the split scimitar winglet (SSW) retrofit for the Boeing Business Jet family.
  • General aviation market sends mixed signals in Q2

    News | 31 Jul 2015 20:06 | Stephen Trimble

    The market sent mixed signals to the general and business aviation sector in the second quarter, as the total number of fixed-wing aircraft deliveries declined but overall sales inched higher compared to the same period last year, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced on 31 July.
  • Bombardier announces two-year Global 7000 delay

    News | 30 Jul 2015 12:35 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Bombardier has announced a two-year delay for the entry into service of the Global 7000 business jet, blaming unspecified development “challenges”.
  • PICTURES: Marines' smiling Sea Knight farewelled after 51 years

    News | 03 Aug 2015 20:45 | James Drew

    After 51 years of service with the US Marine Corps, the Boeing-Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight flew for the last time 1 August at a retirement ceremony in Chantilly, Virginia.
  • US Special Forces receive first AC-130J Ghostrider gunship

    News | 03 Aug 2015 18:09 | James Drew

    ​US Air Force Special Operations Command has received its first AC-130J Ghostrider gunship ahead of operational testing that it due to start later this year.
  • British Army Air Corps retires Lynx AH7 helicopter

    News | 03 Aug 2015 17:48

    ​The British Army Air Corps (AAC) retired its six remaining AgustaWestland Lynx AH7 battlefield reconnaissance helicopters on 31 July, making way for its AgustaWestland Wildcat AW159 replacement.
  • Russia grounds Mi-28 fleet following display crash: reports

    News | 03 Aug 2015 16:26 | Beth Stevenson

    ​A fatal crash of a Mil Mi-28 attack helicopter has led to the Russian ministry of defence grounding the fleet, local reports have claimed.
  • Dutch KDC-10 tankers support Polish F-16 training

    News | 03 Aug 2015 14:33 | Anno Gravemaker

    ​As part of the increasing European cooperation in air-to-air refuelling (AAR), the Royal Netherlands Air Force has sent one of its two McDonnell Douglas KDC-10 tankers to Powidz air base in Poland to provide AAR training for Polish air force Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Viper crews.
  • The last 18 months have changed perceptions of air traveller safety. The good news is that there continue to be very few serious fatal airline accidents, but that has been offset by three disastrous events that were not accidental.

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