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  • OPINION: Time for Boeing to control 787 costs

    News | 30 Jan 2015 14:59

    ​Boeing has spent a lot of money on the 787 ­programme. How long will it take to make a profit on the project, and do investors care if accounting rules allow it to declare a unit profit now?http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Time-for-Boeing-to-control-787-costs-408492/
  • Huaxia Financial Leasing signs LOI for 20 C919s

    News | 30 Jan 2015 01:38 | Mavis Toh

    Huaxia Financial Leasing has inked a letter of intent with Comac for 20 C919 narrowbodies.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Huaxia-Financial-Leasing-signs-LOI-for-20-C919s-408466/
  • GE gears up for engine tests of GE9X parts

    News | 29 Jan 2015 12:25 | Dominic Perry

    GE Aviation will shortly begin running a test engine equipped with a number of advanced-technology components that will feature on the GE9X powerplant destined for the Boeing 777X.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/GE-gears-up-for-engine-tests-of-GE9X-parts-408435/
  • USAF chooses 747-8 as next Air Force One

    News | 28 Jan 2015 21:48 | Dan Parsons

    ​The US Air Force on 28 January announced Boeing’s four-engined 747-8 Intercontinental airliner will serve as the next Air Force One, besting the Airbus A380 as the next generation of aircraft specially outfitted to carry the US president.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USAF-chooses-747-8-as-next-Air-Force-One-408408/
  • Boeing reports new cost increases on 787 programme

    News | 28 Jan 2015 21:39 | Stephen Trimble

    Reaching an ever-elusive breakeven point on Boeing’s 787 programme slid still further from the company’s grasp in an otherwise profitable fourth quarter and 2014 overall.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-reports-new-cost-increases-on-787-programme-408409/
  • Top 10 in-service Russian and Soviet airliners by type

    News | 30 Jan 2015 14:55 | Murdo Morrison

    Recent reports from Russia – quickly denied – that Lufthansa was among a group of blue-chip foreign carriers casting a serious eye over the in-development Irkut MC-21 narrowbody prompted us to research the 10 most popular in-service Russian and Soviet commercial types. Here is the list, according to Flightglobal’s Ascend Fleets databasehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Top-10-in-service-Russian-and-Soviet-airliners-by-type-408444/
  • ANA Holdings approves firm order for 15 jets

    News | 30 Jan 2015 06:41 | Mavis Toh

    ANA Holdings’ board has approved a firm order for 15 Airbus and Boeing aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANA-Holdings-approves-firm-order-for-15-jets-408472/
  • Qantas to donate first 747-400 to museum

    News | 29 Jan 2015 05:18 | Ellis Taylor

    ​Qantas will donate its first Boeing 747-400 to Australia’s Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS), which will open it for public display at Illawarra Regional airport, just out of Sydney.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Qantas-to-donate-first-747-400-to-museum-408421/
  • JAL firms up order for 32 MRJ aircraft

    News | 28 Jan 2015 07:34 | Aaron Chong

    Japan Airlines (JAL) has firmed up an order with Mitsubishi Aircraft for 32 MRJ regional jets, having signed a letter of intent in August 2014.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/JAL-firms-up-order-for-32-MRJ-aircraft-408364/
  • PICTURES: Transavia unveils new livery

    News | 27 Jan 2015 10:51 | Michael Gubisch

    Air France-KLM's low-cost unit Transavia has rebranded amid expansion of its Boeing 737 fleet to take over more of the group's short-haul traffic.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-Transavia-unveils-new-livery-408334/
  • Cessna rolls out first production Latitude

    News | 29 Jan 2015 23:46 | Stephen Trimble

    ​With certification still expected in the second quarter, Cessna rolled the first Citation Latitude built to be delivered to a customer off the production line in Wichita, Kansas.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Cessna-rolls-out-first-production-Latitude-408464/
  • ANALYSIS: Offshore helicopter safety programme advances rapidly

    News | 29 Jan 2015 11:53 | David Learmount

    Advances in safety thinking about offshore oil support helicopter operations are rapidly being consolidated into practical measures, according to the UK Civil Aviation Authority.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Offshore-helicopter-safety-programme-advances-rapidly-408379/
  • Gulfstream to boost mid-cabin jet production

    News | 29 Jan 2015 10:36 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Gulfstream plans to boost production of green mid-cabin aircraft by nearly one-third this year, says Phebe Novakovic, chairman and chief executive of parent General Dynamics.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Gulfstream-to-boost-mid-cabin-jet-production-408391/
  • Lift Air launches Cirrus SR 20/22 air taxi service

    News | 28 Jan 2015 16:06 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​US start-up Lift Air has launched an air taxi operation from its Florida base with Cirrus SR20 and SR22 piston singles.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lift-Air-launches-Cirrus-SR-2022-air-taxi-service-408395/
  • Diamond sets its sights on April approval for DA62

    News | 28 Jan 2015 15:36 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Diamond Aircraft is hoping to clinch European certification for its top-of-the-range DA62 in April - two years after the launch of the seven-seat piston-twin.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Diamond-sets-its-sights-on-April-approval-for-DA62-408390/
  • Sikorsky's Raider days away from spinning rotors

    News | 30 Jan 2015 18:53 | Dan Parsons

    ​Sikorsky is days away from firing the engines of its S-97 Raider, marking the first time the prototype’s coaxial rigid rotor blades will spin in preparation for first flight.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sikorskys-Raider-days-away-from-spinning-rotors-408513/
  • RAF investigates Voyager wing strike incident

    News | 30 Jan 2015 16:36 | Craig Hoyle

    ​The UK Royal Air Force is conducting an occurrence safety investigation after one of its Airbus A330 Voyager tanker-transports received minor damage during a ground manoeuvring incident in Canada last month. The mishap followed the arrival of aircraft ZZ331 at St John’s, Newfoundland from RAF Brize Norton in the UK on 19 December.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RAF-investigates-Voyager-wing-strike-incident-408501/
  • Airbus military aircraft head quits over A400M delays

    News | 29 Jan 2015 20:51 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Airbus has acted to stem the instability affecting its A400M tactical transport programme, with the head of the company’s Military Aircraft division having resigned with immediate effect.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-military-aircraft-head-quits-over-A400M-delays-408453/
  • Army plans to modernise helicopters in peril

    News | 29 Jan 2015 20:42 | Dan Parsons

    The US Army has a tight and relatively inflexible plan to modernise existing rotorcraft and eventually achieve a future vertical lift aircraft within the budget it has.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Army-plans-to-modernise-helicopters-in-peril-408457/
  • Ukrainian armed forces destroy separatist aircraft

    News | 29 Jan 2015 15:33 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The Ukrainian ministry of defence has claimed that it managed to destroy a number of aircraft held by Russian-backed separatists during two days of fighting in January.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Ukrainian-armed-forces-destroy-separatist-aircraft-408446/
  • What airliners are you most likely to find parked?
    Ascend Fleets data for January 2015 reveals the types with the most non-active examples

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