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  • Bell 525 "lagging" behind Q4 first flight target

    News | 17 Sep 2014 21:11 | Stephen Trimble

    ​First flight of the Bell Helicopter 525 Relentless could fall slightly behind schedule, but the debut of the 505 JetRanger X is on track for the end of the year, chief executive John Garrison says.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Bell-525-lagging-behind-Q4-first-flight-target-403829/
  • Denel, Aerosud partner to seek commercial aircraft work

    News | 16 Sep 2014 19:58 | Stephen Trimble

    ​South Africa’s two largest – and fiercely competitive – aviation manufacturers have teamed up with Airbus to collaborate for the first time.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Denel-Aerosud-partner-to-seek-commercial-aircraft-work-403767/
  • QUIRKY DOZEN: The 12 strangest-looking aircraft ever built

    News | 12 Sep 2014 16:41 | Murdo Morrison

    ​The Airbus A300-based Beluga is this week celebrating 20 years of transporting aircraft sections between the company's European plants. Named after the white whale because of their distinctive shape, the fleet of five Belugas carry out more than 60 flights each week between 11 sites. To mark the anniversary, we have chosen our 12 oddest-shaped aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/QUIRKY-DOZEN-The-12-strangest-looking-aircraft-ever-built-403659/
  • No plans for final assembly line in China: Boeing

    News | 09 Sep 2014 08:19 | Mavis Toh

    Boeing says it has no plans to build a final assembly line in China, and will instead grow its presence by deepening its partnerships across the country.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/No-plans-for-final-assembly-line-in-China-Boeing-403474/
  • Lufthansa Technik Philippines adds C4 checks for A380

    News | 09 Sep 2014 06:22 | Greg Waldron

    ​Lufthansa Technic Philippines (LTP) has added the capability to conduct C4 heavy maintenance checks for the Airbus A380 aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lufthansa-Technik-Philippines-adds-C4-checks-for-A380-403471/
  • Lufthansa orders 15 A320neos for Swiss

    News | 17 Sep 2014 12:21 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Swiss International Air Lines is to receive 15 Airbus A320neo jets following an order for the type from parent Lufthansa Group.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lufthansa-orders-15-A320neos-for-Swiss-403799/
  • Lufthansa to transform Eurowings into all-Airbus carrier

    News | 17 Sep 2014 12:01 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Lufthansa Group's Eurowings division is to become an all-Airbus operator after the German company approved an order for 10 A320s for the airline.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lufthansa-to-transform-Eurowings-into-all-Airbus-carrier-403798/
  • IATA backs safety performance over documentary compliance

    News | 17 Sep 2014 10:16 | David Learmount

    ​The future of commercial air transport safety regulation and oversight should be based on carrier operational performance, not on documentary compliance with regulatory minima, according to the International Air Transport Association’s regional director safety and operations for Europe, Giancarlo Buono.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IATA-backs-safety-performance-over-documentary-compliance-403770/
  • Republic to take 50 E-175s as Q400s head for Flybe

    News | 17 Sep 2014 07:32 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​UK regional carrier Flybe is cancelling orders for 20 Embraer 175s in favour of a lease agreement to take 24 Bombardier Q400s from US operator Republic Airways, which is to purchase 50 E-175s to operate for United Airlines.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Republic-to-take-50-E-175s-as-Q400s-head-for-Flybe-403783/
  • VIDEO: Qatar receives first A380, hints at further orders

    News | 17 Sep 2014 04:04 | Murdo Morrison

    Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker has hinted at further A380 orders after taking delivery of his first superjumbo at Airbus's Hamburg plant on 16 September.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VIDEO-Qatar-receives-first-A380-hints-at-further-orders-403756/
  • IATA backs safety performance over documentary compliance

    News | 17 Sep 2014 10:16 | David Learmount

    ​The future of commercial air transport safety regulation and oversight should be based on carrier operational performance, not on documentary compliance with regulatory minima, according to the International Air Transport Association’s regional director safety and operations for Europe, Giancarlo Buono.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IATA-backs-safety-performance-over-documentary-compliance-403770/
  • Cirrus Vision SF50 on course for 2015 service entry

    News | 17 Sep 2014 09:47 | Kate Sarsfield

    Cirrus Aircraft is preparing its second and third conforming Vision SF50 for first flight in the fourth quarter, and says its has service entry of the world’s first single-engine personal jet in its sights before the end of next year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Cirrus-Vision-SF50-on-course-for-2015-service-entry-403765/
  • NetJets readies Challenger 350 for European demonstration tour

    News | 16 Sep 2014 15:30 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Fractional ownership company, NetJets Europe will kick-start a demonstration tour of its Bombardier Challenger 350 business jet on 6 October to drum up sales of its super midsize offering in “key markets” across the continent.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NetJets-readies-Challenger-350-for-European-demonstration-tour-403739/
  • Bombardier clinches European certification for Learjet 70 and 75 business jets

    News | 16 Sep 2014 15:20 | Kate Sarsfield

    Bombardier is preparing to deliver the first Learjet 70 and 75 business jets to European customers following EASA validation of the light and superlight aircraft on 12 September.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Bombardier-clinches-European-certification-for-Learjet-70-and-75-business-jets-403742/
  • NTSB assigns investigator to lead TBM 900 crash probe

    News | 11 Sep 2014 13:11 | Kate Sarsfield

    The US National Transportation Bureau has assigned a lead investigator to examine the cause the Daher Socata TBM 900 crash off the coast of Jamaica on the 5 September, but says it is unable to begin the probe until the wreckage has been located.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NTSB-assigns-investigator-to-lead-TBM-900-crash-probe-403596/
  • AHRLAC debut highlights contrast with South African past

    News | 17 Sep 2014 21:57 | Stephen Trimble

    South Africa’s first newly-developed, indigenous aircraft in a generation made its debut at country’s largest airshow, flying into the Waterkloof Air Fore Base location for the African Aerospace and Defense (AAD) event.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AHRLAC-debut-highlights-contrast-with-South-African-past-403830/
  • Boeing, Paramount draw closer, but mum on details

    News | 17 Sep 2014 20:17 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Boeing and Paramount Group announced on 16 September that they have deepened their two-month-old relationship by launching two collaborative projects, but both sides are still keeping the details quiet.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-Paramount-draw-closer-but-mum-on-details-403828/
  • South Africa relights jet engine development

    News | 17 Sep 2014 19:02 | Stephen Trimble

    South Africa has dusted off a long-abandoned project and restarted development of a family of jet engines for local and global clients.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/South-Africa-relights-jet-engine-development-403824/
  • Lockheed Martin delivers improved ALIS for F-35

    News | 17 Sep 2014 13:24 | Dan Parsons

    ​Lockheed Martin has delivered the latest iteration of the system that brings fifth-generation logistics and maintenance capability to the F-35 Lightning II fleet.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lockheed-Martin-delivers-improved-ALIS-for-F-35-403800/
  • Peruvian navy buys surplus Dutch F50s

    News | 17 Sep 2014 11:39

    The Peruvian navy has purchased two surplus Royal Netherlands Air Force Fokker 50 transports.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Peruvian-navy-buys-surplus-Dutch-F50s-403797/
  • To mark the 20th anniversary of the Airbus A300-based Beluga, we have chosen our 12 oddest-shaped aircraft

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