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  • Airbus validates sharklet retrofit for older A320s

    News | 19 Dec 2014 14:58 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Airbus is expecting to produce 20 sharklet wing-tip retrofit kits monthly, with the first to be completed in the second quarter of next year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-validates-sharklet-retrofit-for-older-A320s-407321/
  • Unidentified customers order 30 737s, six 777s

    News | 18 Dec 2014 16:28

    ​Boeing booked new orders for 30 737s and six 777 from one or more unidentified buyers during the week that ended on 16 December.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Unidentified-customers-order-30-737s-six-777s-407276/
  • FLIGHT TESTS: Our year at the controls

    News | 18 Dec 2014 16:27

    ​What's Flight without flying? Our test pilots had a busy year in 2014.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FLIGHT-TESTS-Our-year-at-the-controls-407273/
  • US aerospace sales to grow in 2015

    News | 17 Dec 2014 22:23 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    The US Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) estimates that the country's aerospace industry sales will grow by 5.3% in 2015, but is not backing down on a call on the US government to boost defense spending.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-aerospace-sales-to-grow-in-2015-407234/
  • Boeing reveals 777-9X dimensions in airport brief

    News | 16 Dec 2014 01:58 | Stephen Trimble

    Boeing has revealed a preliminary set of external dimensions for the 777-9X aircraft as part of its campaign to prepare airports far in advance of a scheduled entry into service in 2020.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-reveals-777-9X-dimensions-in-airport-brief-407135/
  • TAM aims for regional jet order in Q1

    News | 19 Dec 2014 19:18 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    Brazil's TAM is in "advanced stages" of talks with airframers for an order of regional aircraft, citing the re-engined Embraer E2 as one of the options it is considering.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/TAM-aims-for-regional-jet-order-in-Q1-407339/
  • Unidentified customers order 30 737s, six 777s

    News | 18 Dec 2014 16:28

    ​Boeing booked new orders for 30 737s and six 777 from one or more unidentified buyers during the week that ended on 16 December.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Unidentified-customers-order-30-737s-six-777s-407276/
  • Bid for Aer Lingus rejected: IAG

    News | 18 Dec 2014 15:58

    British Airways and Iberia parent IAG has confirmed that it submitted "a proposal to make an offer" for Aer Lingus but met rejection from the Irish flag carrier's board.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Bid-for-Aer-Lingus-rejected-IAG-407274/
  • For the love of lists: Ten top 10s

    News | 18 Dec 2014 02:16

    ​When the going gets tough, the tough write things on a list; herewith the best of Flight’s 2014 news-inspired best-evershttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/For-the-love-of-lists-Ten-top-10s-407226/
  • SpiceJet grounded as fuel companies cut supplies

    News | 17 Dec 2014 06:50 | Greg Waldron

    Beleaguered Indian carrier SpiceJet has cancelled dozens of flights, apparently due to fuel companies’ unwillingness to refuel its aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/SpiceJet-grounded-as-fuel-companies-cut-supplies-407190/
  • Embraer Legacy 500 receives European certification

    News | 18 Dec 2014 02:15 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Embraer has received European approval for its Legacy 500 business jet and is preparing to deliver the first midsize aircraft into the region during the first quarter of 2015.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Embraer-Legacy-500-receives-European-certification-407237/
  • VIDEO: Dassault rolls-out ultra-long-range Falcon 8X

    News | 18 Dec 2014 00:09 | Kate Sarsfield

    Dassault has rolled-out the first Falcon 8X during dedicated customer event at its 60-year old manufacturing facility at Bordeaux-Merignac.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VIDEO-Dassault-rolls-out-ultra-long-range-Falcon-8X-407236/
  • NetJets Europe leads advanced approach trial

    News | 16 Dec 2014 11:39 | David Learmount

    NetJets Europe is leading a consortium of 15 companies called A3 (Advanced Approaches for all Airports) to run advanced airport approach trials to as part of the Single European Sky research project SESAR. The intention is to develop new approach and landing solutions that will increase the traffic throughput of Europe's airport network, but also reduce emissions and noise.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NetJets-Europe-leads-advanced-approach-trial-407143/
  • Daher-Socata hits 700th TBM delivery milestone

    News | 16 Dec 2014 11:24 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Daher Socata has delivered over the 700th TBM single-engined turboprop, since the first of high-speed aircraft series  – the TBM 700 - entered service over 25 years ago.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Daher-Socata-hits-700th-TBM-delivery-milestone-407144/
  • Polish air force to acquire new VIP transports

    News | 16 Dec 2014 11:24 | Bartosz Glowacki

    Polish defence minister Tomasz Siemoniak has announced plans to purchase two VIP transport aircraft, each to be capable of carrying a maximum of 12-14 passengers.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Polish-air-force-to-acquire-new-VIP-transports-407145/
  • ​RAAF crews start working with C-27J

    News | 22 Dec 2014 08:37 | Greg Waldron

    RAAF personnel have started training on the Alenia Aermacchi C-27J media transport following the transfer of the first two aircraft to the Australian registry.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RAAF-crews-start-working-with-C-27J-407359/
  • Canada will purchase fifth C-17

    News | 19 Dec 2014 19:57 | Dan Parsons

    ​Canada officially has plans to purchase a fifth Boeing C-17 strategic airlifter, a move that will extend the overall service life of the fleet by at least seven years.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Canada-will-purchase-fifth-C-17-407340/
  • PICTURES: MQ-8B Fire Scout flies off USCG cutter

    News | 19 Dec 2014 17:51 | Beth Stevenson

    ​A recent trial saw the Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned air vehicle demonstrate its ability to operate from a US Coast Guard vessel during a flight test on-board the USCGC Bertholf cutter.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-MQ-8B-Fire-Scout-flies-off-USCG-cutter-407336/
  • NATO trio could pool A330 tanker fleet

    News | 19 Dec 2014 17:49 | Craig Hoyle

    ​A consortium of NATO nations could acquire a four-strong fleet of Airbus A330 multi-role tanker/transports, the European Defence Agency has announced.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NATO-trio-could-pool-A330-tanker-fleet-407333/
  • Russian air force takes first modernised Tupolev bombers

    News | 19 Dec 2014 16:30 | Dominic Perry

    ​Russia’s air force has today received the first examples of a number of modernised strategic bombers – a Tu-160M and Tu-95MSs - following upgrade work performed by manufacturer Tupolev.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Russian-air-force-takes-first-modernised-Tupolev-bombers-407325/
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