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  • 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 delivery mix helps lift first-half revenues

    News | 31 Jul 2015 06:55 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Airbus Group’s commercial aircraft division has turned in a 5% rise in positive earnings to €1.4 billion ($1.5 billion) over the first half of the year.
  • CSeries flight test speeds up as production plans slow down

    News | 30 Jul 2015 20:50 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Bombardier’s new management team expects the recovery from the CSeries programme’s long sales drought to occur slowly over three to five years, but the impact will be softened by recent plans to adopt a more gradual production ramp-up of the CS100 and CS300.
  • GKN's Fokker deal is electrifying

    News | 30 Jul 2015 12:05 | Dan Thisdell

    Tier-1 supplier GKN Aerospace has “strengthened its position” in its “classic” domains of wings and composite aerostructures with its €706 million ($775 million) takeover of Fokker Technologies – and bought its way into an electrical wiring capability that the company believes will prove hugely valuable as aircraft become increasingly electric.
  • 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.
  • Russia rebuked as it puts case for blocking MH17 tribunal

    News | 30 Jul 2015 10:25 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Russia’s representative on the United Nations Security Council has carried out the country’s pledge to veto proposals to establish an international criminal tribunal over the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
  • Investigators to probe Reunion aircraft debris for MH370 link

    News | 30 Jul 2015 01:13 | Ellis Taylor

    Officials from Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation will examine a piece of aircraft wreckage that has washed ashore on La Reunion Island for any potential links to the disappearance of flight MH370.
  • 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”.
  • Gulfstream records strongest second quarter for seven years

    News | 30 Jul 2015 10:50 | Kate Sarsfield

    Gulfstream recorded its best second quarter for new aircraft sales since 2008, thanks mainly to a thriving US economy.
  • VistaJet and Apex poised to begin domestic services in China

    News | 28 Jul 2015 16:55 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​VistaJet will begin offering point-to-point services in mainland China in August, with a B-registered Bombardier Challenger 850 business jet. The Swiss VIP charter company has joined forces with Apex Air, headquartered in Nantong, Jiangsu province, to manage the service on their behalf.
  • Cessna notches up Chinese orders for propeller-driven aircraft

    News | 28 Jul 2015 12:39 | Kate Sarsfield

    Cessna secured two sizeable orders from Chinese customers at the AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in late July.
  • Airbus CN235 military transport crashes in Colombia, killing 11

    News | 01 Aug 2015 12:50 | James Drew

    ​An Airbus CN235-200M military transport aircraft operated by the Colombian Air Force crashed 31 July, killing all 11 people on board.
  • U-2 poised to receive radar upgrade, but not un-manned conversion

    News | 31 Jul 2015 21:05 | James Drew

    The Lockheed Martin proposal to “un-man” the U-2 is dead, but the old high-altitude surveillance aircraft is very much alive despite repeated attempts to kill the programme.
  • First operational F-35 squadron declared ready for combat

    News | 31 Jul 2015 18:09 | James Drew

    ​The Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has achieved initial operational capability with the US Marine Corps 14 years after the fifth-generation combat jet entered development and five years after its original IOC target of 2010.
  • Israeli UAV performed air strike, Syrian media claims

    News | 31 Jul 2015 11:50 | Arie Egozi

    Local media reports claim that Israel conducted another "phantom attack" on the Syrian Golan Heights on 29 July, killing three militants from the Popular Resistance Committees: a group loyal to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.
  • First two Danish Seahawks near completion

    News | 31 Jul 2015 10:43 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The first two Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk helicopters destined for the Royal Danish Navy have arrived at the former’s Owego, New York site, where they will undergo mission system integration ahead of a planned delivery to the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation in 2016.
  • 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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