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  • ​SIA A330 suffers in-flight power loss

    News | 26 May 2015 03:06 | Greg Waldron

    A Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-300 aircraft suffered an inflight power loss in both engines on 23 May, but the crew restored normal operations and the aircraft landed without incident.
  • Double-vision: Our Top 10 listing of A350 customers

    News | 22 May 2015 13:23 | Craig Hoyle

    ​To accompany the release of our flight test report on the Airbus A350, our Top 10 feature looks at the leading airline customers to date for the XWB, by number of aircraft ordered. Flightglobal’s Ascend Fleets database records the European company as having so far secured firm commitments for a combined 780 of the big twin, the first example of which entered use in January 2015.
  • MC-21 vertical fin heads for bird-strike testing

    News | 21 May 2015 10:17 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Russian airframer Aviastar has completed work on the first vertical fin for the Irkut MC-21, and transferred the component for bird-strike tests.
  • PICTURE: SIA reveals premium economy seats

    News | 21 May 2015 05:25 | Aaron Chong

    Singapore Airlines has unveiled its new premium economy class seat.
  • Airbus UK president warns of 'huge' risk of EU exit

    News | 20 May 2015 22:01 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Airbus Group’s UK president has warned that a UK exit from the European Union would pose “huge” economic risks and stressed that thorough consideration of the long-term impact is essential.
  • PICTURE: SIA unveils special independence livery

    News | 28 May 2015 05:33 | Firdaus Hashim

    Singapore Airlines (SIA) has unveiled a special livery to mark Singapore’s 50th year of independence.
  • IAG attracted by Aer Lingus's 'strong presence' in UK regions

    News | 27 May 2015 13:25 | Oliver Clark

    Aer Lingus's "strong presence in the UK regions" has been identified by IAG as a factor in the group's decision to pursue the Irish flag carrier.
  • Irish govt accepts IAG bid for Aer Lingus stake

    News | 26 May 2015 19:38 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    The Irish government has agreed to sell its 25.1% stake in Aer Lingus to IAG, after accepting the airline group's third offer for the share in the Irish carrier.
  • Ryanair sketches plan for price-comparison function

    News | 26 May 2015 15:37 | Oliver Clark

    Ryanair will add a price-comparison function to its website in October, but finance chief Neil Sorahan cautions that this does not mean the Irish budget airline is "in the business of being a travel agent".
  • ​Ryanair full-year profit rises by two-thirds

    News | 26 May 2015 06:37 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Irish budget carrier Ryanair has turned in a full-year net profit of $946 million, a rise of two-thirds.
  • Gulfstream says G150 future must "play out"

    News | 26 May 2015 18:47 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Gulfstream executives stopped short of fully committing to the midsize market sector for the long-term, as the 10-year-old G150 now faces two new rivals with no replacement yet identified.
  • DAE sells StandardAero

    News | 26 May 2015 17:05 | Murdo Morrison

    ​Dubai Aerospace Enterprise’s ambition to become a global giant with businesses in several expanding industry sectors has effectively ended with the sale of its only overseas subsidiary, StandardAero, one of the biggest and oldest names in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of business jets and their engines.
  • OPINION: Why business jet builders must keep their nerve

    News | 22 May 2015 15:00 | Flight International

    ​Business jet buyers are a fickle lot. Most airlines expect a new commercial aircraft to provide reliable service for at least 12 years before a replacement is even considered. But the average owner of a corporate aircraft starts looking for an upgrade in about half that time.
  • EBACE: Rizon plots expansion following sale to Lionhouse

    News | 20 May 2015 16:27 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Biggin Hill’ s biggest fixed-base operation Rizon Jet has been snapped up by ­aircraft finance and leasing company ­Lionhouse for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition clears the way for the upscale FBO – originally part of a Qatar-based business – to ­fulfill its ambition to expand its portfolio of services and footprint at the London business aviation airport with additional hangarage and ramp space.
  • EBACE: Nextant G90XT poised for certification in June

    News | 20 May 2015 16:23 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Nextant Aerospace says its G90XT certification programme is racing towards the finishing line, with final approval of the remanufactured Beechcraft King Air C90 on course for June.
  • Bell Helicopter wants USAF to trade Huey for Huey

    News | 27 May 2015 20:55 | James Drew

    As the US Air Force pumps more money into its nuclear mission, Bell Helicopter and several other rotorcraft manufacturers are eyeing a lucrative opportunity to replace the 45-year-old UH-1N Huey fleet currently guarding America’s Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles.
  • ​Embraer hands first modernized AF-1B carrier jet to Brazilian Navy

    News | 27 May 2015 18:24 | James Drew

    ​Embraer has handed the Brazilian Navy the first of 12 modernised AF-1 intercept and attack jets through a programme aimed at extending the service life of carrier-based aircraft through to 2025.
  • OPINION: Why Europe is lagging behind with MALE ambitions

    News | 27 May 2015 15:33 | Flight International

    ​The governments of France, Germany and Italy have signed a declaration of intent to proceed with a study to define a medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned air vehicle, to bring an end to European reliance on foreign designs.
  • SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket approved to launch US military satellites

    News | 27 May 2015 04:18 | James Drew

    The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has been certified by the US military to put its most important satellites on orbit, injecting long-awaited competition into the multibillion-dollar American national security space launch market that has been dominated for almost a decade by United Launch Alliance.
  • Pentagon firming F-35 Block 4 configuration

    News | 26 May 2015 21:42 | James Drew

    As Pentagon decides what new combat capabilities to “bake” into the Block 4 configuration of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, there is concern about planned upgrades sliding from earlier configurations into Block 4, and about the overall price tag as those modifications are rolled out in the early 2020s.
  • To accompany our flight test report on the Airbus A350, our Top 10 feature looks at the leading airline customers to date for the XWB, by number of aircraft ordered.

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