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  • Panasonic live TV and wi-fi to debut on ANA's 787-9

    News | 01 May 2015 15:06 | Dominic Perry

    With Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) on 5 May to launch international services with its newly arrived Boeing 787-9s, passengers will be able to benefit from the latest Panasonic in-flight entertainment and connectivity system.
  • Airbus give E-Fan electric project a jolt with factory in Pau

    News | 30 Apr 2015 17:54 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Airbus’s vision of an electric flight future is starting to shape up, with plans to build a final assembly line for its E-Fan light aircraft range in Pau, southeastern France.
  • FAA orders new 787 electrical fix to prevent power failure

    News | 30 Apr 2015 14:46 | Stephen Trimble

    All Boeing 787 operators will be required to periodically deactivate the electrical system to avoid a problem with a newly-discovered software bug that could cause the aircraft to lose alternating current (AC) power, the US Federal Aviation Administration says in a new airworthiness directive.
  • Liebherr division to build 777X folding wing-tip systems

    News | 30 Apr 2015 13:57 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​German firm Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg is to supply crucial components for the folding wing-tip mechanism on the Boeing 777X.
  • Two Jetstar A320s grounded after foam incident

    News | 30 Apr 2015 07:45 | Ellis Taylor

    Two Jetstar A320s are being repaired after being covered in fire retardant foam at its MRO facility in Newcastle.
  • Germanwings crash: Extreme altitude selections recorded on prior flight

    News | 06 May 2015 12:13 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Investigators have disclosed that the altitude selector on the ill-fated Germanwings Airbus A320 was adjusted to extreme values several times, in the captain’s absence, during the previous outbound flight to Barcelona.
  • MH370: Winter seas force search teams to halt AUV operation

    News | 06 May 2015 10:24 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Search teams hunting for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have suspended use of autonomous underwater vehicles owing to increasing difficulties with operations in the onset of winter.
  • Thomas Cook Airlines debuts A330 leased from AirTanker

    News | 05 May 2015 13:58 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Thomas Cook Airlines has made its first commercial flights with an Airbus A330-200 being operated under a three-year “damp lease” agreement with the UK’s AirTanker Services.
  • Mueller calls for 'room to explore various options' for MAS

    News | 05 May 2015 06:52 | Aaron Chong

    ​Malaysia Airlines (MAS) says the most important task for new chief executive Christoph Mueller, is to “drive the design and implementation of the business plan for the new (MAS), to turn the national carrier to sustainable profitability”.
  • Atlantic steps up to A320 but also studies smaller type

    News | 01 May 2015 14:26 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Atlantic Airways has agreed to acquire an Airbus A320 next year, a step up in capacity from its A319 fleet.
  • Industry veteran Ernie Edwards joins Aerion as chief commercial officer

    News | 06 May 2015 09:06 | Kate Sarsfield

    Aerion, developer of the AS2 supersonic business jet has appointed aviation industry veteran Ernie Edwards as its senior vice president and chief commercial officer.
  • Luxaviation snaps up ExecuJet to become world's second-largest business jet operator

    News | 05 May 2015 08:33 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Luxaviation’s ambition to become the largest business aircraft operator in the world after NetJets has been realised, thanks to its successful acquisition on 30 April of ExecuJet Aviation Group.
  • AUVSI: Amazon reveals full UAV delivery concept

    News | 04 May 2015 20:29 | Stephen Trimble

    Online retailer Amazon has disclosed full details of a concept for delivering packages with unmanned air vehicles in a US patent application published on 30 April.
  • Rise in pay-to-fly pilot numbers raises ECA concerns

    News | 30 Apr 2015 14:06

    ​Despite years of protest from the pilot community, pay-to-fly schemes are becoming more common, according to the European Pilot Association. This is a practice where inexperienced but licenced pilots – who want to gain experience to become more employable - pay to act as crew on commercial or business aviation flights.
  • PICTURE: Pilatus PC-24 begins taxi runs

    News | 30 Apr 2015 11:13 | Kate Sarsfield

    Pilatus has begun taxi runs of its PC-24, and says the light business jet remains on target to make its first flight in May.
  • AUVSI: Lockheed urges more X-47B testing

    News | 06 May 2015 22:08

    Lockheed Martin wants to see the X-47B demonstrator programme led by Northrop Grumman continue as the US Navy’s unmanned carrier-launched airborne surveillance and strike (UCLASS) competition enters a “waiting period” with no firm requirements.
  • First overhauled Ka-31s returned to Indian navy

    News | 06 May 2015 22:06 | Craig Hoyle

    ​India’s navy has received the first two of its Kamov Ka-31 airborne early warning rotorcraft to undergo repairs at Russian Helicopters company Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise.
  • AUVSI: NAVAIR focuses on sensor and autonomous capabilities

    News | 06 May 2015 21:01 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The recently-appointed lead for US Naval Air System Command’s unmanned aviation has prioritised sensor capability and controlled autonomy as his two main concerns for the future.
  • AUVSI: FAA approves beyond line of sight, urban UAV flights

    News | 06 May 2015 18:09 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The US Federal Aviation Administration on 6 May announced an agreement to allow three organizations to begin unmanned air vehicle (UAV) flights on “extended” line of sight, beyond line of sight and urban operations.
  • US clears V-22 sale to Japan, missiles to Asian countries

    News | 06 May 2015 16:12

    By James Drew​
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