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  • MAKS: Russia’s hypersonic scramjet experiment could fly by 2019

    News | 28 Aug 2015 20:01 | James Drew

    Russia’s Gromov Flight Research Institute (LII) expects its latest GLL-AP-02 hypersonic scramjet test vehicle to fly in “three or four years,” with officials telling Flightglobal that funding constraints and technical issues have slowed progress.
  • MAKS: Germany’s hypersonic SpaceLiner concept solidifies

    News | 28 Aug 2015 15:56 | James Drew

    ​Ten years after the project was conceived, the German Aerospace Centre’s SpaceLiner could soon enter a new design phase with a “mission definition review” planned for 2016.
  • Boeing enters detailed design phase on 777-9X

    News | 27 Aug 2015 13:57 | Stephen Trimble

    Boeing can move into the detailed design stage for the 777-9X having now reached the firm configuration milestone, the airframer has disclosed.
  • MAKS: Russia extends Il-96 production by several years

    News | 27 Aug 2015 08:28 | Stephen Trimble

    Production of the Ilyushin Il-96 could continue for nearly a decade to support the Russian military's requirements for an aerial tanker and other special missions, United Aircraft (UAC) chief executive Yuri Slyusar has disclosed.
  • MAKS: Sukhoi reveals plan to slash Superjet cost

    News | 27 Aug 2015 03:28 | Stephen Trimble

    Sukhoi Civil Aircraft has unveiled a plan to reduce the cost of producing the Superjet by $2.6 million per aircraft by replacing Western suppliers with Russian manufacturers.
  • VIDEO: WestJet rolls out first 767 and new logo

    News | 27 Aug 2015 17:20 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​WestJet has joined the widebody club.
  • PICTURE: Korean Air receives its first 747-8I

    News | 26 Aug 2015 03:14 | Firdaus Hashim

    Korean Air has taken delivery of its first passenger variant of the Boeing 747-8 on 25 August.
  • Air NZ to phase out last 737s in September

    News | 26 Aug 2015 02:21 | Ellis Taylor

    Air New Zealand will phase out its final two Boeing 737-300s in September, completing the transition of its domestic jet fleet to Airbus A320s.
  • MAKS: A350-900 makes Moscow debut as Aeroflot continues review

    News | 24 Aug 2015 17:52 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Airbus has debuted the A350-900 at the 12th Moscow air show (MAKS-2015) at least three years ahead of the first delivery to the type’s only customer in Russia.
  • Boeing checks cabin system effect on smoke after 787 fire

    News | 21 Aug 2015 11:01 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Boeing is developing models to assess how environmental control systems might carry particles and gas from a fire in the emergency locator transmitter, in the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines 787 fire at London Heathrow.
  • Yingling's Cessna 172 remanufacturing programme off to flying start

    News | 27 Aug 2015 13:50

    ​A programme to serially remanufacture Cessna 172 Skyhawks announced at July’s AirVenture show has got off to a strong start.
  • Cirrus passes new milestone towards SF50 certification

    News | 26 Aug 2015 16:30 | Murdo Morrison

    The Cirrus Vision SF50 has passed another key stage on its way to a year-end certification target with the US Federal Aviation Administration issuing Type Inspection Authorisation, allowing the agency to evaluate the single-engined jet in flight.
  • Eclipse UK distributor extends Harrods special edition offer

    News | 26 Aug 2015 15:56 | Murdo Morrison

    There are several things to spend $3.4 million on at Harrods. That now includes an Eclipse 550 very light jet.
  • ​Soft commodity prices damping Asian private jet sales

    News | 17 Aug 2015 05:53 | Greg Waldron

    Embraer is seeing softer private jet demand in the Southeast Asia region on the back of the slump in commodity prices.
  • LABACE: Waypoint Leasing launches Brazil presence

    News | 12 Aug 2015 21:11 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Ireland-based helicopter lessor Waypoint Leasing is establishing a local office in Rio de Janeiro to support a growing fleet of operators in Brazil and in the future the rest of Latin America.
  • ​New Chinese HALE UAV breaks cover on TV

    News | 31 Aug 2015 03:50 | Greg Waldron

    A new Chinese high altitude long endurance (HALE) UAV has appeared on Chinese state television.
  • ​US Navy orders 13 P-8As, with four for Australia

    News | 31 Aug 2015 01:15 | Greg Waldron

    Boeing has secured a $1.49 billion dollar contract from the US Navy for 13 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, including the first examples for Australia.
  • MAKS: Belarus buys second batch of Yak-130 trainers from Irkut

    News | 28 Aug 2015 20:11 | James Drew

    ​Belarus has ordered its second batch of Yakovlev Yak-130 advanced fighter trainers from Russia, bringing its total order to eight, the country’s Ministry of Defence confirmed in a statement.
  • USA approves potential $3 billion Apache upgrade for UK

    News | 28 Aug 2015 14:00 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The US State Department has authorised the remanufacture of 50 British Army AgustaWestland/Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters to an “E” model standard, a deal for which would be worth $3 billion.
  • OPINION: UK must learn from Shoreham disaster

    News | 28 Aug 2015 10:37 | Flight International

    ​It was a perfect summer’s day, with the sun beating down on a large air show crowd, and unbroken blue skies providing a stunning backdrop for displays from vintage aircraft types. It was, in fact, a scene much like that which has been repeated numerous times every year for decades in the UK, where the public has a seemingly unquenchable enthusiasm for aviation.
  • Ryanair may already be a very big airline, but its plans to double in size during the next 10 years mean its appetite for skilled employees will continue to be voracious.

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