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  • Airbus starts design of hybrid-electric 100-seater

    News | 29 Jul 2015 08:56 | Stephen Trimble

    ​In less than two decades, Airbus’s concept for the VoltAir E-Fan could spawn a new family of 100-seat regional airliners with a hybrid-electric propulsion system anchored by diesel engines sending 6MW of power to a row of electric thrusters.
  • UK's GKN to acquire Fokker Technologies

    News | 28 Jul 2015 07:43 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​GKN Aerospace is to acquire the Dutch aerospace firm Fokker Technologies in deal worth more than €700 million ($775 million).
  • Boeing reaches 787 milestone as leadership changes

    News | 28 Jul 2015 00:58 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Boeing on 27 July delivered the 300th 787 aircraft, reaching the milestone less than four years after the type entered service.
  • Airbus resumes A320neo flight testing with PW1100G engine

    News | 27 Jul 2015 20:43 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Airbus has resumed flying the PW1100G-powered A320neo flight test aircraft in Toulouse, France after a three-month grounding.
  • Airbus examining open-cowl cockpit warning for A320neo

    News | 27 Jul 2015 13:54 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Airbus is considering implementing a cockpit-warning system for the A320neo which would alert pilots if the engine fan-cowl doors are not secure.
  • ​JAL 767 crew mistook Changi taxiway for runway

    News | 29 Jul 2015 02:27 | Greg Waldron

    Japan Airlines (JAL) has suspended the crew of a Boeing 767-300ER that mistakenly commenced their takeoff run on a taxiway at Singapore’s Changi International airport.
  • PICTURE: Transaero receives first A321

    News | 28 Jul 2015 11:17

    ​Russian carrier Transaero has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321, which is being supplied under a leasing deal with Chinese finance firm ICBC.
  • PICTURE: MAHB probes AirAsia aircraft rollback incident at KLIA2

    News | 28 Jul 2015 03:34 | Aaron Chong

    ​Malaysia Airports Holdings (MAHB) says it is investigating the cause of an AirAsia aircraft rollback, which occurred on 17 July at KLIA2.
  • Ryanair hikes passenger target but stays cautious on profit

    News | 27 Jul 2015 07:51

    ​Budget carrier Ryanair has turned in a first-quarter profit after tax of €245 million ($271 million), a rise of 25%.
  • ​VietJet receives world’s first 230-seat A321

    News | 27 Jul 2015 01:28 | Greg Waldron

    Vietnam low cost carrier VietJet Air has taken delivery of a high-density Airbus A321 aircraft equipped with 230 passenger seats.
  • VistaJet and Apex poised to begin domestic services in China

    News | 28 Jul 2015 16:55 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​VistaJet will begin offering point-to-point services in mainland China in August, with a B-registered Bombardier Challenger 850 business jet. The Swiss VIP charter company has joined forces with Apex Air, headquartered in Nantong, Jiangsu province, to manage the service on their behalf.
  • Cessna notches up Chinese orders for propeller-driven aircraft

    News | 28 Jul 2015 12:39 | Kate Sarsfield

    Cessna secured two sizeable orders from Chinese customers at the AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in late July.
  • Financing slows development pace for MVP seaplane

    News | 28 Jul 2015 10:46 | Stephen Trimble

    Start-up seaplane builder MVP Aero is adding undisclosed but “exciting” new features below the waterline of its tri-hull amphibious aircraft, says director of digital marketing and co-founder Michael Lynds.
  • Lisa delays Akoya seaplane service entry to early 2017

    News | 28 Jul 2015 10:43 | Stephen Trimble

    A production-conforming prototype of the Lisa Akoya will enter production next year with a redesigned landing gear, the French-based manufacturer says.
  • Gulfstream appoints Chile's Aerocardal as sale representative

    News | 27 Jul 2015 16:19 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Gulfstream is beefing up it sales team in Latin America with the appointment of Chilean business aviation services provider and G150 operator, Aerocardal.
  • Israel to form first squadron in preparation for F-35I

    News | 29 Jul 2015 09:58 | Arie Egozi

    Israel's first Lockheed Martin F-35I (Adir) squadron will be officially established in early August, as its air force advances preparations ahead of taking delivery of the type in early 2017.
  • ​Australia receives seventh C-17

    News | 29 Jul 2015 08:24 | Greg Waldron

    Australia has taken delivery of its seventh Boeing C-17A strategic transport.
  • US Special Forces pursuing AC-130-based ‘active denial system’

    News | 28 Jul 2015 23:22 | James Drew

    ​US Air Force Special Operations Command’s plans to mount an airborne laser and active denial system onto its new AC-130J Ghostrider gunship is maturing and has the strong support of the scientific community within the flying branch.
  • UTAS sets sights on Raptor integration with Typhoon

    News | 28 Jul 2015 16:59 | Craig Hoyle

    ​UTC Aerospace Systems hopes to close a possible future gap in the UK’s tactical reconnaissance capability, ahead of the planned retirement of the Royal Air Force’s last Panavia Tornado GR4s in 2019.
  • USAF holding old gunships for laser demos

    News | 28 Jul 2015 14:04 | James Drew

    ​The US Air Force has kept some Lockheed Martin AC-130U gunships marked for retirement for use as directed energy weapon testbeds as the service pursues airborne lasers for offensive and defensive uses.
  • Following the UK Airports Commission's recommendation for a third runway at Heathrow, Flightglobal’s Ascend highlights how lack of capacity at the UK’s biggest airport has seen it lose ground to other big hubs.

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