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  • 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/
  • Outlook for current A380 remains cloudy

    News | 12 Dec 2014 17:29 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Airbus president and chief executive Fabrice Brégier has robustly defended the prospects for the A380, insisting that the aircraft will eventually be re-engined and that a stretched variant will be developed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Outlook-for-current-A380-remains-cloudy-407064/
  • Twelve customer A350s in final assembly

    News | 12 Dec 2014 11:01 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Finnair’s first Airbus A350 has entered the final assembly line at Toulouse, as the airframer maintains pressure on its ramp-up phase for the type.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Twelve-customer-A350s-in-final-assembly-407056/
  • First A320neo delivery in November 2015: Bregier

    News | 11 Dec 2014 13:34 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Airbus expects to start delivering the re-engined A320neo in November 2015.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/First-A320neo-delivery-in-November-2015-Bregier-407013/
  • 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/
  • Boeing confirms Jetlines’ order for five 737 Max 7s

    News | 15 Dec 2014 14:50 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​Canadian start-up carrier Jetlines has placed an order with Boeing to purchase five 737 Max 7 aircraft in a deal worth $438 million at list prices, Boeing announces.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-confirms-Jetlines-order-for-five-737-Max-7s-407110/
  • AirAsia X takes five more A330neos in firmed order

    News | 15 Dec 2014 10:51 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Long-haul budget carrier AirAsia X has added another five Airbus A330neo jets to its previous commitment for 50, and firmed the entire order.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AirAsia-X-takes-five-more-A330neos-in-firmed-order-407092/
  • OPINION: Are Gulf VIP airlines a First Class folly?

    News | 15 Dec 2014 10:20

    ​How elastic is an airline brand? Two of the big three Gulf airlines have built on their reputations for innovative customer service with VIP charter spin-offs to tap a market beyond their top-end scheduled products.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Are-Gulf-VIP-airlines-a-First-Class-folly-407053/
  • 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/
  • 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/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/
  • Australia, Japan tapped to maintain Asia-Pacific F-35s

    News | 17 Dec 2014 21:24 | Dan Parsons

    ​The US Defense Department has chosen Australia and Japan to shoulder heavy airframe and engine maintenance for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II in the Asia-Pacific region beginning in 2018.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Australia-Japan-tapped-to-maintain-Asia-Pacific-F-35s-407232/
  • NASA launches study for Skunk Works SR-72 concept

    News | 17 Dec 2014 16:52 | Dan Parsons

    ​NASA has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin to study the feasibility of building a hypersonic propulsion system for a concept intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft dubbed the SR-72 using existing turbine engine technologies.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NASA-launches-study-for-Skunk-Works-SR-72-concept-407222/
  • Seoul finalises $657 million Global Hawk purchase

    News | 17 Dec 2014 13:30 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract worth more than $657 million to provide South Korea with a surveillance fleet of RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned air vehicles.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Seoul-finalises-657-million-Global-Hawk-purchase-407211/
  • South Korea picks Heron 1 for UAS requirement

    News | 17 Dec 2014 11:11 | Arie Egozi

    ​South Korea is to purchase an undisclosed number of Israel Aerospace Industries Heron 1 unmanned air systems, following a decision taken by the nation's Defense Acquisition Program Administration.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/South-Korea-picks-Heron-1-for-UAS-requirement-407205/
  • Boeing sitting on eight unsold C-17s, with more orders pending

    News | 16 Dec 2014 20:58 | Dan Parsons

    ​Boeing has slowly but surely sold off the C-17 Globemasters that will be produced before it closes down the production line next summer, but it will likely end the year with eight white tails on its hands.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-sitting-on-eight-unsold-C-17s-with-more-orders-pending-407176/
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