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  • German research body DLR studies wing-contamination by insects

    News | 22 Jul 2014 12:37 | Michael Gubisch

    German aerospace research centre DLR is conducting test flights to assess how wing contamination by insects can be avoided on laminar-flow aerofoils.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/German-research-body-DLR-studies-wing-contamination-by-insects-401775/
  • PICTURE: A350 rejects take-off at maximum energy

    News | 22 Jul 2014 10:35 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Airbus has carried out a maximum-energy rejected take-off with its A350-900 at the Istres base, final major test prior to certification.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-A350-rejects-take-off-at-maximum-energy-401844/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Grob seeking buyers for updated G520

    News | 22 Jul 2014 07:50 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    Years after production halted, the Grob G520 is back in the spotlight, with Grob Aircraft seeking buyers for its revived G520 NG.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Grob-seeking-buyers-for-updated-G520-401725/
  • ​FARNBOROUGH: Aero secrets of Boeing’s new Dreamliner

    News | 18 Jul 2014 15:42 | Max Kingsley-Jones

    The Farnborough debut of Boeing’s latest 787 derivative has enabled details of the aircraft’s aerodynamic advances to be examined close up.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Aero-secrets-of-Boeings-new-Dreamliner-401784/
  • ​FARNBOROUGH: Boeing asked to rein in 787-9 display

    News | 18 Jul 2014 14:40 | Max Kingsley-Jones

    Airbus and Boeing widebody rivals took to the skies above Farnborough this week for the first time in more than 30 years, but the US participant was forced to curtail its display by show organisers.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Boeing-asked-to-rein-in-787-9-display-401781/
  • Hawaiian commits to up to 12 A330-800neos

    News | 22 Jul 2014 20:58 | Edward Russell

    ​Hawaiian Airlines has committed to six Airbus A330-800neo aircraft, replacing its order for the Airbus A350-800.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Hawaiian-commits-to-up-to-12-A330-800neos-401878/
  • UK investigators to analyse MH17 flight recorders

    News | 22 Jul 2014 15:21 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​UK investigators have been assigned the task of retrieving and examining the flight-recorder data from the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER lost over Ukraine.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UK-investigators-to-analyse-MH17-flight-recorders-401865/
  • German research body DLR studies wing-contamination by insects

    News | 22 Jul 2014 12:37 | Michael Gubisch

    German aerospace research centre DLR is conducting test flights to assess how wing contamination by insects can be avoided on laminar-flow aerofoils.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/German-research-body-DLR-studies-wing-contamination-by-insects-401775/
  • MH17: Rebels hand over recorders to Malaysian team

    News | 22 Jul 2014 02:49 | Ellis Taylor

    ​Rebels in control of the Donetsk region have handed over cockpit and flight data recorders from the down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to team of Malaysian investigators.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MH17-Rebels-hand-over-recorders-to-Malaysian-team-401834/
  • MH17: Combat exclusion zone to surround crash site

    News | 21 Jul 2014 12:14 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Ukraine's president has ordered that an combat exclusion zone of 40km be placed around the wreckage site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, to aid the investigation into the crash.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MH17-Combat-exclusion-zone-to-surround-crash-site-401820/
  • Business jet demand driven by large-cabin types in Bombardier's 20-year forecast

    News | 22 Jul 2014 14:27 | Kate Sarsfield

    Strong growth is expected across the light, medium and large-cabin business aircraft sectors over the next 20 years, propelled by “long-term market drivers” such as wealth creation, expanding globalisation of trade, replacement aircraft and the increasing adoption of business jet use in high-growth economies including China, Russia and India. These are the projections in Bombardier’s latest industry market forecast.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Business-jet-demand-driven-by-large-cabin-types-in-Bombardiers-20-year-forecast-401856/
  • Evektor plans EV-55 amphibian

    News | 22 Jul 2014 14:01 | Kate Sarsfield

    Czech design and engineering company Evektor is planning to develop an amphibious variant of the EV-55 Outback once the standard version of the twin-engined turboprop has entered service.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Evektor-plans-EV-55-amphibian-401853/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Airbus leads Clean Sky 2 rotorcraft development effort

    News | 16 Jul 2014 17:01 | Kate Sarsfield

    Airbus Helicopters is planning a rapid return for the technology employed on its record-breaking X3 compound rotorcraft demonstrator that flew off into graceful retirement last month.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Airbus-leads-Clean-Sky-2-rotorcraft-development-effort-401683/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Edgley seeks buyer for Optica observation aircraft

    News | 16 Jul 2014 16:24 | Kate Sarsfield

    John Edgley, designer and developer of the iconic Optica observation aircraft, is at Farnborough hoping to find a buyer for the three-seat design who can bring the brand back to life.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Edgley-seeks-buyer-for-Optica-observation-aircraft-401484/
  • FARNBOROUGH: AgustaWestland delivers AW189 to Asia Pacific launch customer Weststar Aviation Services

    News | 16 Jul 2014 12:13 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​AgustaWestland is celebrating the handover of the first AW189 medium twin-engined helicopter to its Asia Pacific launch customer Weststar Aviation Services.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-AgustaWestland-delivers-AW189-to-Asia-Pacific-launch-customer-Weststar-Aviation-Services-401625/
  • KAI to develop 4.5t civil, military helicopter

    News | 23 Jul 2014 05:49 | Greg Waldron

    Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has emerged as the preferred bidder to develop a 4.5t helicopter with both civilian and military variants.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/KAI-to-develop-45t-civil-military-helicopter-401888/
  • France takes delivery of upgraded E-3F

    News | 22 Jul 2014 15:23 | Craig Hoyle

    ​The French air force has taken delivery of its first upgraded Boeing E-3F airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft, following successful flight testing.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/France-takes-delivery-of-upgraded-E-3F-401860/
  • Egypt confirmed as buying more C295 transports

    News | 22 Jul 2014 14:07 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Airbus Defence & Space used the Farnborough air show to name Egypt as the previously undisclosed customer for eight C295 medium transports ordered earlier this year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Egypt-confirmed-as-buying-more-C295-transports-401854/
  • New radar sought for MQ-8C

    News | 22 Jul 2014 13:51 | Beth Stevenson

    The US Naval Air Systems Command is seeking information on radar technology that could be flown on board the service’s Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned air vehicle.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/New-radar-sought-for-MQ-8C-401845/
  • Jammer successfully tested on-board Gray Eagle UAV

    News | 21 Jul 2014 13:34 | Beth Stevenson

    The US Army has completed the integration and testing of an electronic warfare (EW) capability on board its General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned air vehicle.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Jammer-successfully-tested-on-board-Gray-Eagle-UAV-401816/
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