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  • Swiss clashes with pilot union over cost cuts

    News | 15 Apr 2014 14:55 | Michael Gubisch

    Swiss is planning to operate its on-order Boeing 777 fleet through its regional arm, after the Alpine carrier was unable to reach a labour agreement with the mainline operation’s pilot union.
  • MRJ takes shape as tail cone delivered

    News | 15 Apr 2014 08:04 | Mavis Toh

    The MRJ regional jet appears to be taking shape, with parts of the aircraft being sent to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' Komaki South plant for final assembly.
  • Right wing for first MRJ delivered for final assembly

    News | 14 Apr 2014 07:02 | Mavis Toh

    The right wing for Mitsubishi Aircraft's first flight test MRJ regional jet has been delivered to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' (MHI) Komaki South Plant for final assembly.
  • INTERIORS: Satellite wi-fi costs ‘set to fall 5% yearly’

    News | 10 Apr 2014 16:49 | Dan Thisdell

    A surge in satellite broadcast capacity and downward pressure on launch costs has cut the price of in-flight wi-fi by about 10% in the past year – and prices should drop another 5% per year for the foreseeable future.
  • INTERIORS: Transaero selects Italian seats for 747-8s

    News | 10 Apr 2014 15:49

    ​Italy’s Aviointeriors has been selected to supply seats for Transaero’s four on-order Boeing 747-8 Intercontinentals.
  • ​Jet Airways hints at 737 Max order

    News | 16 Apr 2014 14:22 | Ellis Taylor

    Jet Airways has hinted at an imminent Boeing 737 Max order, and denied suggestions it has cancelled orders for several 737-800s.
  • Swiss clashes with pilot union over cost cuts

    News | 15 Apr 2014 14:55 | Michael Gubisch

    Swiss is planning to operate its on-order Boeing 777 fleet through its regional arm, after the Alpine carrier was unable to reach a labour agreement with the mainline operation’s pilot union.
  • Underwater vehicle to be deployed in MH370 search

    News | 14 Apr 2014 06:10 | Ellis Taylor

    ​The search for wreckage related to the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER is set to enter a new phase with authorities preparing to deploy an underwater autonomous vehicle for an underwater search.
  • Air Cairo to open German links to Hurghada

    News | 11 Apr 2014 09:44 | Graham Dunn

    EgyptAir budget unit Air Cairo is to begin flights linking the Red Sea resort of Hurghada with the German cities of Dusseldorf, Hannover and Stuttgart next month.
  • Australian PM 'very confident' signals are from MH370's recorders

    News | 11 Apr 2014 06:34 | Mavis Toh

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says on Friday that he is "very confident" the signals picked up in the search for MH370 are from the flight recorders of the missing aircraft, and that the search area has been narrowed down significantly.
  • ABACE: Minsheng confirmed as buyer of 10 Challenger 350s

    News | 16 Apr 2014 03:45 | Firdaus Hashim

    Bombardier has identified China's Minsheng Financial Leasing as the buyer of 10 Challenger 350 business jets, the order for which was previously announced in December 2013.
  • ABACE: Nextant teams up with AVIC in China

    News | 15 Apr 2014 11:54 | Greg Waldron

    ​Nextant Aerospace has tapped AVIC as the sales agent for its remanufactured aircraft in China.
  • ABACE: Asian Sky Group sheds light on China’s business jet market

    News | 15 Apr 2014 11:47 | Greg Waldron

    ​A report published by aviation consulting firm Asian Sky Group pegs the number of business jets in operating Greater China – Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau – at 371 aircraft.
  • ABACE: Minsheng and Gulfstream in 60-aircraft deal

    News | 15 Apr 2014 11:42 | Greg Waldron

    ​Minsheng Financial Leasing and Gulfstream have signed ann order for up to 60 Gulfstream aircraft, one of the largest orders in the airframer’s history.
  • ABACE: Textron Aviation out in force

    News | 15 Apr 2014 11:40 | Greg Waldron

    ​Textron Aviation units Cessna, Beechcraft, and Bell Helicopter had a strong presence at this year’s ABACE show in Shanghai, with several aircraft types on static display including the venerable Beechcraft Baron and Bonanza, which appeared at the show for the first time.
  • US military aviation programmes face $14.2B hit in long-term budget

    News | 16 Apr 2014 01:18 | Stephen Trimble

    Aircraft and aerial munition suppliers face a $14.2 billion hit over the next five years if the US Congress does not repeal mandatory budget cuts known as sequestration, warns a new report issued on 15 April by the Department of Defense (DOD).
  • Sikorsky clears CH-53K structures for first flight

    News | 15 Apr 2014 20:29 | Stephen Trimble

    Sikorsky has cleared the structural integrity of the CH-53K heavylift helicopter meets standards for first flight later this year.
  • X-47B conducts night flight, named Collier Trophy winner

    News | 15 Apr 2014 16:58 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​A Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) completed its first night flight on 10 April, the same day that the X-47B development team won the Robert J. Collier Trophy from the National Aeronautic Association.
  • Lockheed Martin, BAE square off for Australian trainer contract

    News | 14 Apr 2014 16:10 | Andrew McLaughlin

    ​Industry teams led by Lochkeed Martin and BAE Systems in Australia have met the 31 March deadline to bid for the Australian Defence Force’s AIR 5428 pilot training system, which aims in 2018 to replace the Royal Australian Air Force’s fleet of 63 Pilatus PC-9/As.
  • IAI to deliver first F-35 wings in September

    News | 14 Apr 2014 15:47 | Arie Egozi

    ​Israel aerospace Industries (IAI) expects to deliver to Lockheed Martin its first set of F-35 wings in September 2014, and to ship sets from serial production from mid-2015, under a 10-15 year contract worth up to $2.5 billion.
  • After years in the doldrums, Europe's air transport market is edging into the black once again

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