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  • PICTURE: Mitsubishi Aircraft rolls out first MRJ

    News | 18 Oct 2014 05:17 | Mavis Toh

    ​Mitsubishi Aircraft has rolled out its first flight test aircraft for the MRJ programme, in time good time ahead of its planned 2Q 2015 first flight.
  • Embraer cuts first metal part for E-Jet E2

    News | 17 Oct 2014 16:55 | Murdo Morrison

    ​Embraer has cut the first metal component for its E-Jet E2 family of regional jets at its new factory in Evora, Portugal. The wing stub forward pressure bulkhead is for the prototype of the E190 E2, which is scheduled to fly in 2016.
  • Airbus to reduce A330 production rate in 2015

    News | 17 Oct 2014 06:34 | Ellis Taylor

    Airbus will reduce its production of A330s from 10 to nine per month from the fourth quarter of 2015 as it transitions to the re-engined A330neo.
  • A350 secures ETOPS capability up to 370min

    News | 15 Oct 2014 13:31 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Airbus’s A350-900 will initially be approved for extended operations up to 370min.
  • First Qatar A350 carries out maiden flight

    News | 15 Oct 2014 12:55 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Qatar Airways’ first Airbus A350-900 has taken off from Toulouse, marking the maiden flight of a serial production A350 airframe.
  • Frontier pulls A320 from service due to Ebola threat

    News | 16 Oct 2014 13:47 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​Frontier Airlines has removed from service an Airbus A320 after a passenger who flew on the aircraft tested positive for the Ebola virus.
  • AEA to scrutinise Europe’s aviation issues at Istanbul summit

    News | 16 Oct 2014 09:43 | Max Kingsley-Jones

    ​The four pillars of the Association of European Airlines' long-term vision for European aviation, dubbed “Flightpath 2019”, are central to this year’s discussions as the association’s members gather in Istanbul.
  • PICTURE: Vistara unveils livery on first A320

    News | 16 Oct 2014 05:56 | Aaron Chong

    The first of Vistara’s Airbus A320s has been unveiled in the airline’s distinctive livery.
  • First Qatar A350 carries out maiden flight

    News | 15 Oct 2014 12:55 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Qatar Airways’ first Airbus A350-900 has taken off from Toulouse, marking the maiden flight of a serial production A350 airframe.
  • IndiGo signs MoU for 250 A320neos

    News | 15 Oct 2014 07:05 | Aaron Chong

    ​Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for 250 A320neo aircraft that is set to become the aircraft manufacturer’s single largest order.
  • OPINION: Gulfstream ups stakes in large cabin battle

    News | 20 Oct 2014 09:51

    ​Twelve months ago, the biggest mysteries in business aviation were the strategies and designs beneath the cloak of secrecy covering Dassault’s “SMS” project and Gulfstream’s “P42” programme. With the twin unveilings of the Gulfstream G500 and G600, the market finally has answers – along with a few more questions.
  • NBAA: Bombardier unveils updated challenger in large cabin segment

    News | 19 Oct 2014 22:31 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Bombardier has launched a long-expected avionics, interior and propulsion upgrade for the large cabin Challenger 605, but has no plans to announce a similar refresh go the Global 5000 and 6000 despite recently unveiled competitive threats by Dassault and Gulfstream.
  • NBAA: SmartSky teams with Harris for airborne 4G network

    News | 19 Oct 2014 22:09 | Dan Parsons

    ​SmartSky Networks has teamed with radio technology giant Harris to launch the first airborne 4G LTE-based wireless communications network.
  • NBAA: Honeywell forecasts strong business jet demand driven by large-cabin types

    News | 19 Oct 2014 21:00 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Demand for large-cabin aircraft, a strong pipeline of new business jets and economic resurgence in Europe and Brazil will help create a strong business aviation market over the next decade, according to Honeywell Aerospace.
  • NBAA: Aviation Partners honors US military with custom winglet livery

    News | 19 Oct 2014 20:11 | Dan Parsons

    Aviation Partners at NBAA has unveiled a split-scimitar winglet retrofit for the Boeing Business Jet that is custom painted to honor members of the US military.
  • US Air Force's shadowy space plane lands after 674 days in orbit

    News | 17 Oct 2014 21:08 | Dan Parsons

    ​The US Air Force’s mysterious robotic space plane landed at Vandenberg AFB, California, on 17 October after nearly two years in orbit.
  • Israel investigates Islamic State MiG claims

    News | 17 Oct 2014 13:28 | Arie Egozi

    Israeli intelligence officials are trying to verify reports that Iraqi pilots have joined the ranks of the Islamic State terrorist organisation in Syria, and are currently operating at least three jet fighters taken from a Syrian air base.
  • Saab gets latest Gripen E development contract

    News | 17 Oct 2014 13:22 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Saab has received its latest contract from Sweden’s Defence Materiel Administration linked to development of the Gripen E multirole fighter.
  • US Navy declares first E-2D squadron operational

    News | 16 Oct 2014 19:42 | Dan Parsons

    The US Navy on 10 October announced the initial operating capability of its Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft.
  • Northrop Grumman flies second MQ-4C prototype

    News | 16 Oct 2014 17:15 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The US Navy has flown the second Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS), a maritime-focused derivative of the high-altitude, long-endurance RQ-4 Global Hawk.
  • The super-medium segment is a brand-new weight class in which three big airframers are competing. Flightglobal’s Ascend examines the market’s potential and the likely impact on residual values