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  • Air France-KLM hopeful of reviving European low-cost plan

    News | 29 Oct 2014 16:59 | Michael Gubisch

    Ambitions for a pan-European low-cost carrier persist at Air France-KLM, despite the group having abandoned its plan to build up its Transavia subsidiary as a budget airline with bases outside France and the Netherlands.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Air-France-KLM-hopeful-of-reviving-European-low-cost-plan-405394/
  • Airbus keeps Alabama assembly line on track despite heavy floods

    News | 29 Oct 2014 15:48 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Two historic rainstorms last April flooded Airbus’ partially-built factory rising in Mobile, Alabama, but will not delay the start of production in less than 12 months, says Airbus Americas president Barry Eccleston.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-keeps-Alabama-assembly-line-on-track-despite-heavy-floods-405391/
  • Big in Japan: Tokyo’s Top 10 aircraft projects

    News | 24 Oct 2014 13:41 | Craig Hoyle

    To mark the historic roll-out of Japan’s first new indigenous airliner in half a century, we look at the Mitsubishi MRJ and some of the nation’s other high-profile aerospace products – past and present. The listing is not intended to denote each project’s specific ranking, and intentionally counts only one aircraft developed prior to the Second World War.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Big-in-Japan-Tokyos-Top-10-aircraft-projects-405209/
  • ATS to service Southwest 737s at new Kansas City site

    News | 22 Oct 2014 14:55 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​Aviation Technical Services (ATS) announces a new agreement with Southwest Airlines that will bring additional work to the MRO provider’s new facility at Kansas City International airport.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ATS-to-service-Southwest-737s-at-new-Kansas-City-site-405096/
  • First A350-1000 structures emerge

    News | 22 Oct 2014 14:03 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Initial carbonfibre wing covers for the first Airbus A350-1000 have been completed, as structural work on the largest member of the family progresses.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/First-A350-1000-structures-emerge-405087/
  • PICTURE: Fuzhou Airlines launches operations

    News | 30 Oct 2014 08:47 | Mavis Toh

    Fuzhou Airlines launched operations with a commercial flight between Fuzhou and Beijing on 30 October.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-Fuzhou-Airlines-launches-operations-405419/
  • Lufthansa lowers 2015 earnings target

    News | 30 Oct 2014 08:30 | Michael Gubisch

    Lufthansa Group has downgraded its 2015 operating profit outlook for the second time this year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lufthansa-lowers-2015-earnings-target-405420/
  • Air France-KLM hopeful of reviving European low-cost plan

    News | 29 Oct 2014 16:59 | Michael Gubisch

    Ambitions for a pan-European low-cost carrier persist at Air France-KLM, despite the group having abandoned its plan to build up its Transavia subsidiary as a budget airline with bases outside France and the Netherlands.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Air-France-KLM-hopeful-of-reviving-European-low-cost-plan-405394/
  • VLM set to become first European Superjet operator

    News | 29 Oct 2014 11:02 | Murdo Morrison

    Belgian carrier VLM is to become the first European Union operator of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 following a deal with Ilyushin Finance to lease two of the regional aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VLM-set-to-become-first-European-Superjet-operator-405339/
  • Aeroflot rebrands budget airline with hint of defiance

    News | 29 Oct 2014 10:39 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Aeroflot is to brand its new low-cost carrier ‘Pobeda’, meaning ‘Victory’, after its previous budget operation, Dobrolet, was forced to halt services.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Aeroflot-rebrands-budget-airline-with-hint-of-defiance-405375/
  • Big in Japan: Tokyo’s Top 10 aircraft projects

    News | 24 Oct 2014 13:41 | Craig Hoyle

    To mark the historic roll-out of Japan’s first new indigenous airliner in half a century, we look at the Mitsubishi MRJ and some of the nation’s other high-profile aerospace products – past and present. The listing is not intended to denote each project’s specific ranking, and intentionally counts only one aircraft developed prior to the Second World War.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Big-in-Japan-Tokyos-Top-10-aircraft-projects-405209/
  • NBAA: Superior plans China's first business aviation town

    News | 24 Oct 2014 11:00 | Kate Sarsfield

    Superior Aviation Group – the company behind the aborted sale of Hawker Beechcraft in 2012 – is preparing to build an 8km2 town on the outskirts of Beijing, dedicated to the country's expanding business and general industry.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-Superior-plans-Chinas-first-business-aviation-town-405020/
  • T-6C to head UK military training renewal

    News | 24 Oct 2014 10:56 | Craig Hoyle

    ​The UK Ministry of Defence is replace the bulk of its current fixed-wing training aircraft with three new types, following the selection of a Military Flying Training System (MFTS) programme bid by KBR/Elbit Systems joint venture Affinity.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/T-6C-to-head-UK-military-training-renewal-405203/
  • NBAA: Fly-by-wire, electric innovations embedded in Gulfstream's new jets

    News | 23 Oct 2014 18:24 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Under the metallic and composite skin of Gulfstream’s new G500 and G600 lie several new innovations that came to light in supplier announcements and interviews at the NBAA convention.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-Fly-by-wire-electric-innovations-embedded-in-Gulfstreams-new-jets-405091/
  • NBAA: Beechcraft heads for happier times

    News | 22 Oct 2014 23:00 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The last five years have not been easy for customers of Hawker or Beechcraft-branded aircraft. With hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars invested, those loyal to the brand faced a gloomy future for an asset whose value is substantially based on whether there is a commercial system available to support it.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-Beechcraft-heads-for-happier-times-404831/
  • Australia extends lease for two IAI Herons

    News | 30 Oct 2014 08:45 | Greg Waldron

    Australia will continue leasing two Israel Aerospace Industries Heron unmanned air vehicles pending the arrival of the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Australia-extends-lease-for-two-IAI-Herons-405422/
  • Israeli F-35 buy takes fleet to 44

    News | 29 Oct 2014 17:34 | Dan Parsons

    Israel has decided to increase its acquisition of Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighters by 25 aircraft, which will bring its fleet to 44 of the fifth-generation type.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Israeli-F-35-buy-takes-fleet-to-44-405395/
  • Euronaval: Insitu introduces ScanEagle 2

    News | 29 Oct 2014 08:45 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Insitu has introduced a new version of its ScanEagle unmanned air vehicle with a new-build engine that will facilitate further business in the commercial market.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Euronaval-Insitu-introduces-ScanEagle-2-405286/
  • Euronaval: Thales introduces France's new maritime patrol radar

    News | 28 Oct 2014 13:50 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Thales has introduced its new Searchmaster airborne multirole surveillance radar, which will delivered to the French Navy for its Atlantique 2 (ATL2) maritime patrol aircraft upgrade programme.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Euronaval-Thales-introduces-Frances-new-maritime-patrol-radar-405336/
  • Airbus Defence teams with Tata for Indian Air Force bid

    News | 28 Oct 2014 13:47 | David Learmount

    ​Airbus Defence and Space has announced it is teaming up with Tata Advanced Systems (TASL) to bid to replace the Indian Air Force´s fleet of British Aerospace/Avro 748 small tactical transport aircraft with the Airbus C295 twin turboprop medium airlifter. The main competitor is for the bid is Alenia Aermacchi with its C27J Spartanhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-Defence-teams-with-Tata-for-Indian-Air-Force-bid-405328/
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