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  • Panasonic live TV and wi-fi to debut on ANA's 787-9

    News | 01 May 2015 15:06 | Dominic Perry

    With Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) on 5 May to launch international services with its newly arrived Boeing 787-9s, passengers will be able to benefit from the latest Panasonic in-flight entertainment and connectivity system.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Panasonic-live-TV-and-wi-fi-to-debut-on-ANAs-787-9-411848/
  • Airbus give E-Fan electric project a jolt with factory in Pau

    News | 30 Apr 2015 17:54 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Airbus’s vision of an electric flight future is starting to shape up, with plans to build a final assembly line for its E-Fan light aircraft range in Pau, southeastern France.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-give-E-Fan-electric-project-a-jolt-with-factory-in-Pau-411795/
  • FAA orders new 787 electrical fix to prevent power failure

    News | 30 Apr 2015 14:46 | Stephen Trimble

    All Boeing 787 operators will be required to periodically deactivate the electrical system to avoid a problem with a newly-discovered software bug that could cause the aircraft to lose alternating current (AC) power, the US Federal Aviation Administration says in a new airworthiness directive.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FAA-orders-new-787-electrical-fix-to-prevent-power-failure-411794/
  • Liebherr division to build 777X folding wing-tip systems

    News | 30 Apr 2015 13:57 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​German firm Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg is to supply crucial components for the folding wing-tip mechanism on the Boeing 777X.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Liebherr-division-to-build-777X-folding-wing-tip-systems-411789/
  • Two Jetstar A320s grounded after foam incident

    News | 30 Apr 2015 07:45 | Ellis Taylor

    Two Jetstar A320s are being repaired after being covered in fire retardant foam at its MRO facility in Newcastle.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Two-Jetstar-A320s-grounded-after-foam-incident-411764/
  • OPINION: Can we all learn to love Ryanair?

    News | 01 May 2015 10:36 | Flight International

    ​Is Michael O’Leary a sinner come to repentance? For years, Ryanair seemed to delight in being vile to ­customers. Cheap fares, an extensive network, modern (if frill-free) aircraft and punctual service kept punters rolling in. But few would have professed any kind of warm feelings to Europe’s biggest short-haul airline.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Can-we-all-learn-to-love-Ryanair-411824/
  • Rise in pay-to-fly pilot numbers raises ECA concerns

    News | 30 Apr 2015 14:06

    ​Despite years of protest from the pilot community, pay-to-fly schemes are becoming more common, according to the European Pilot Association. This is a practice where inexperienced but licenced pilots – who want to gain experience to become more employable - pay to act as crew on commercial or business aviation flights.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Rise-in-pay-to-fly-pilot-numbers-raises-ECA-concerns-411787/
  • Restructuring Malaysia Airlines to sell long-haul jets

    News | 30 Apr 2015 10:06 | Ellis Taylor

    Malaysia Airlines is set to sell off a number of widebody aircraft as it restructures its network and fleet.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Restructuring-Malaysia-Airlines-to-sell-long-haul-jets-411770/
  • Two Jetstar A320s grounded after foam incident

    News | 30 Apr 2015 07:45 | Ellis Taylor

    Two Jetstar A320s are being repaired after being covered in fire retardant foam at its MRO facility in Newcastle.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Two-Jetstar-A320s-grounded-after-foam-incident-411764/
  • IAG achieves first operating profit for initial quarter

    News | 30 Apr 2015 06:26 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​British Airways and Iberia parent IAG expects to achieve a full-year operating profit of more than €2.2 billion ($2.4 billion), after generating a first-quarter profit for the first time.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IAG-achieves-first-operating-profit-for-initial-quarter-411758/
  • Rise in pay-to-fly pilot numbers raises ECA concerns

    News | 30 Apr 2015 14:06

    ​Despite years of protest from the pilot community, pay-to-fly schemes are becoming more common, according to the European Pilot Association. This is a practice where inexperienced but licenced pilots – who want to gain experience to become more employable - pay to act as crew on commercial or business aviation flights.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Rise-in-pay-to-fly-pilot-numbers-raises-ECA-concerns-411787/
  • PICTURE: Pilatus PC-24 begins taxi runs

    News | 30 Apr 2015 11:13 | Kate Sarsfield

    Pilatus has begun taxi runs of its PC-24, and says the light business jet remains on target to make its first flight in May.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-Pilatus-PC-24-begins-taxi-runs-411775/
  • Gulfstream selects GKN as wing skin supplier for new G500 and G600 business jets

    News | 28 Apr 2015 09:31 | Kate Sarsfield

    Gulfstream has selected GKN Aerospace to supply the upper and lower wing skins for its new large cabin, long-range business jet duo, the G500 and G600.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Gulfstream-selects-GKN-as-wing-skin-supplier-for-new-G500-and-G600-business-jets-411631/
  • NetJets Europe prepares to accept first Challenger 350

    News | 28 Apr 2015 09:25 | Kate Sarsfield

    NetJets Europe is poised to take delivery of its first Bombardier Challenger 350.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NetJets-Europe-prepares-to-accept-first-Challenger-350-411630/
  • Gama Aviation plans new facility at Aberdeen airport

    News | 27 Apr 2015 15:03 | Kate Sarsfield

    N/Ahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Gama-Aviation-plans-new-facility-at-Aberdeen-airport-411627/
  • Heavy metal heroes: the world's seven biggest air force bomber fleets

    News | 01 May 2015 14:55

    ​The Cold War days of nuclear-armed big bombers patrolling on a hair trigger are (hopefully) long behind us, but long-range strike capability remains an air power priorityhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Heavy-metal-heroes-the-worlds-seven-biggest-air-force-bomber-fleets-411830/
  • Russia to reestablish Tu-160 supersonic bomber production line

    News | 30 Apr 2015 12:05 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The Russian defense ministry has confirmed that it will restart the production line for the Soviet-era Tupolev Tu-160 “Blackjack” supersonic strategic bomber.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Russia-to-reestablish-Tu-160-supersonic-bomber-production-line-411778/
  • Sweden to boost operational readiness with Gripen

    News | 30 Apr 2015 11:10 | Craig Hoyle

    The Swedish government has outlined its defence priorities for the period to 2020, with new measures to include increasing the number of fully operational Saab Gripen squadrons and potentially ordering a further 10 E-model examples.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sweden-to-boost-operational-readiness-with-Gripen-411777/
  • Qatar selects Dassault Rafale for fighter requirement

    News | 30 Apr 2015 11:06 | Dominic Perry

    ​Qatar has ended its long-running search for new strike aircraft with the decision to acquire 24 Dassault Rafales for the requirement.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Qatar-selects-Dassault-Rafale-for-fighter-requirement-411766/
  • P&W fights US government criticisms of F-35 engine reliability

    News | 30 Apr 2015 02:04 | Stephen Trimble

    Pratt & Whitney’s F135 fighter engine that powers the Lockheed Martin F-35 is the target of two new US government reports criticising the propulsion system’s “very poor” reliability and 61 nonconformities with P&W’s own and the Department of Defense’s (DOD) quality management procedures.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PW-fights-US-government-criticisms-of-F-35-engine-reliability-411748/
  • Emirates’ announcement that it is switching from Engine Alliance to Rolls-Royce for its latest A380s is the UK firm’s biggest ever deal – yet Airbus may emerge as the biggest winner.

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