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  • Lessor deals a longer-term goal for MRJ team

    News | 02 Oct 2014 08:46 | Olivier Bonnassies

    Mitsubishi Aircraft is not immediately expecting an MRJ order from the leasing community, despite the regional jet type having amassed 191 firm orders plus 184 option or purchase-right commitments.
  • Hexcel to build new composites plant for Airbus and CFM contracts

    News | 01 Oct 2014 09:47 | Dan Thisdell

    Carbonfibre materials specialist Hexcel is to cement its relationship with Airbus via a $250 million investment in production and quality control facilities at Roussillon in France.
  • Airbus aims to line-fit A350 with lithium battery from 2016

    News | 30 Sep 2014 11:14 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Airbus is to work towards offering a lithium battery as the line-fit standard for its A350-900 from 2016, following certification of the type with nickel-cadmium cells.
  • EASA certifies A350-900

    News | 30 Sep 2014 10:34 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Airbus has secured European certification for the A350-900 following a 15-month flight-test campaign comprising more than 2,600h.
  • PICTURES: A350s fly in formation ahead of certification

    News | 29 Sep 2014 11:00 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    All five aircraft in the Airbus A350-900 test fleet have taken part in a formation flight, ahead of certification of the type.
  • PICTURE: Vietnam Airlines' first A350 aircraft enters final assembly

    News | 01 Oct 2014 07:55 | Firdaus Hashim

    Vietnam Airlines' first Airbus A350-900 has entered final assembly.
  • Industry presses on with pilot training mandate

    News | 30 Sep 2014 13:21 | David Learmount

    Faced with being wound-up following many years of work yielding few visible results, the International Pilot Training Consortium (IPTC) has had its mandate renewed for a further three years, subject to approval by its member organisations. This was agreed at the 23-25 September International Flight Crew Training Conference at the Royal Aeronautical Society’s (RAeS) headquarters in London.
  • PICTURE: Air China receives Asia’s first Boeing 747-8I aircraft

    News | 30 Sep 2014 02:00 | Firdaus Hashim

    Air China has taken delivery of its first Boeing 747-8I aircraft, making it the first Asian customer of the type.
  • PICTURES: Air China receives Boeing 777-300ER in special livery

    News | 29 Sep 2014 04:54 | Firdaus Hashim

    Air China has taken delivery of a specially liveried Boeing 777-300ER.
  • Etihad could switch 787 options to equity partner airlines: CCO

    News | 28 Sep 2014 17:13 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    ​Etihad Airways says it has the option of switching out Boeing 787 options to carriers it has stakes in if needed in the future.
  • ​Cessna upgrades Latitude range, take-off performance

    News | 02 Oct 2014 10:06 | Stephen Trimble

    Cessna has claimed an early edge over its closest competitor after announcing a 200nm (370km) improvement in range and a 9% reduction in take-off roll for the Citation Latitude.
  • Flying Colours adds Bombardier's Global family to its special missions portfolio

    News | 01 Oct 2014 14:21 | Kate Sarsfield

    C​anadian engineering company Flying Colours is beefing up its completions and refurbishment portfolio to include bespoke special mission projects for Bombardier’s Global family of high-end business jets.
  • NTSB says Part 135 accidents are up

    News | 01 Oct 2014 12:04 | David Learmount

    The US National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report on aviation accidents in 2013 shows accidents involving operations under federal air regulations Part 131 have increased compared with the previous year.
  • Ex-Im could hit $2bn in business aviation financing

    News | 30 Sep 2014 16:50 | Edward Russell

    ​The US Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) could double its $1 billion target to support general aviation through the end of its 2014 fiscal year, says president Fred Hochberg.
  • Lisa's Akoya amphibian set for 2016 service entry

    News | 30 Sep 2014 14:57 | Kate Sarsfield

    Lisa Airplanes has set its sights on 2016 service entry of its Akoya amphibious light sport aircraft - the first of a family of light of amphibious aircraft that the French start-up plans to bring to market over the next few years.
  • Thales gets new AESA radar study contract

    News | 02 Oct 2014 11:09 | Craig Hoyle

    ​France’s DGA defence procurement agency has awarded Thales a multi-year contract to research technologies required to produce the next generation of active electronically scanned array radars.
  • OPINION: Why the time is not right to retire the Tornado

    News | 02 Oct 2014 10:54

    ​For prize boxers and elite footballers, the decision to retire while at the peak of their capability is often driven by a desire to avoid tarnishing their legacy.
  • Australia's first F-35 gets airborne

    News | 01 Oct 2014 09:33 | Andrew McLaughlin

    ​The Royal Australian Air Force’s first Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II made its flight debut from the manufacturer’s Fort Worth facility in Texas on 29 September.
  • Poland requests JASSM weapons for F-16 fleet

    News | 01 Oct 2014 07:49 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Poland is looking to add the Lockheed Martin AGM-158A Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) to its fleet of Lockheed F-16 fighters, under a potential acquisition worth around $500 million.
  • RAF Tornados strike first Islamic State targets

    News | 30 Sep 2014 21:10 | Craig Hoyle

    ​A pair of Royal Air Force Panavia Tornado GR4s engaged their first Islamic State targets in Iraq on 30 September, the UK Ministry of Defence has announced.
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