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  • PICTURE: Comac on verge of starting C919 final assembly

    News | 02 Sep 2014 02:01 | Mavis Toh

    Comac is expecting to start final assembly of its first C919 flight test aircraft at the end of the month.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-Comac-on-verge-of-starting-C919-final-assembly-403224/
  • PICTURE: Comac gears up on C919 iron bird work

    News | 02 Sep 2014 01:58 | Mavis Toh

    Comac has installed over 90% of the necessary structures and systems on the C919 iron bird test rig, as it works towards an end-2015 first flight target for its narrowbody programme.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-Comac-gears-up-on-C919-iron-bird-work-403223/
  • SR Technics invests in Irish inventory software firm

    News | 29 Aug 2014 07:30

    ​Maintenance firm SR Technics is making a strategic investment in Irish-based MRO software specialist Armac Systems.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/SR-Technics-invests-in-Irish-inventory-software-firm-403150/
  • PICTURES: Bombardier delivers first high density Q400 to Nok

    News | 28 Aug 2014 02:24 | Mavis Toh

    Bombardier has delivered its first 86-seat Dash 8 Q400 aircraft to launch customer Nok Air.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-Bombardier-delivers-first-high-density-Q400-to-Nok-403088/
  • C919 advances with mid-fuselage completion

    News | 28 Aug 2014 02:13 | Mavis Toh

    ​AVIC Xian Aircraft Industry has rolled out the mid fuselage of the first Comac C919, as the airframer works towards starting final assembly of the narrowbody by end 2014.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/C919-advances-with-mid-fuselage-completion-403086/
  • DOT rejects part of Norwegian's application for US flights

    News | 02 Sep 2014 21:41 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    ​The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has dismissed part of Norwegian Air International's (NAI) controversial application to begin flights to the USA, saying that it was not in the public interest to do so.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/DOT-rejects-part-of-Norwegians-application-for-US-flights-403261/
  • MH370: Satphone data points to earlier southern turn

    News | 01 Sep 2014 07:52 | Ellis Taylor

    Data from a failed phone call to the Boeing 777-200ER that went missing while operating flight MH370 on 8 March is pointing towards the aircraft turning south earlier than thought.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MH370-Satphone-data-points-to-earlier-southern-turn-403196/
  • Lion Air crew castigated in Bali crash final report

    News | 01 Sep 2014 07:46 | Greg Waldron

    The final report into the crash of a Lion Air Boeing 737-800 aircraft on short finals to land at Denpasar's Ngurah Rai International airport on 13 April 2013 has identified several safety issues around the skill of the pilots and the carrier's emergency response procedures.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lion-Air-crew-castigated-in-Bali-crash-final-report-403198/
  • PICTURE: Xiamen Airlines takes delivery of first 787-8

    News | 01 Sep 2014 02:02 | Greg Waldron

    Xiamen Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 aircraft, making it the third Chinese carrier to receive the type.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-Xiamen-Airlines-takes-delivery-of-first-787-8-403182/
  • Icelandic volcanic ash alert status raised

    News | 29 Aug 2014 13:41 | David Learmount

    Iceland's Meteorological Office has again raised its alert status indicating the risk of atmospheric contamination by volcanic ash as a result of increased seismic activity near the Bárðarbunga and Trölladyngja volcanoes in central Iceland, both on the northern edge of the Vatnajökul glacial region.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Icelandic-volcanic-ash-alert-status-raised-403165/
  • Gulfstream issues service bulletin on gust locks after fatal GIV crash

    News | 01 Sep 2014 14:49 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Initial reports into a 31 May fatal Gulfstream GIV crash in Bedford, Massachusetts has led the airframer to issue a service bulletin warning pilots to ensure the flying control gust locks are not engaged before the start of the take-off run.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Gulfstream-issues-service-bulletin-on-gust-locks-after-fatal-GIV-crash-403014/
  • Icelandic volcanic ash alert status raised

    News | 29 Aug 2014 13:41 | David Learmount

    Iceland's Meteorological Office has again raised its alert status indicating the risk of atmospheric contamination by volcanic ash as a result of increased seismic activity near the Bárðarbunga and Trölladyngja volcanoes in central Iceland, both on the northern edge of the Vatnajökul glacial region.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Icelandic-volcanic-ash-alert-status-raised-403165/
  • Troubles mount for UK’s PremiAir as CAA suspends licence

    News | 29 Aug 2014 12:03 | Dominic Perry

    ​Mystery surrounds the fate of one of the UK’s oldest business aviation providers after the regulator suspended its Air Operator Certificate and the firm was apparently locked out of its base.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Troubles-mount-for-UKs-PremiAir-as-CAA-suspends-licence-403162/
  • Cessna's CitationAir to cease operations

    News | 26 Aug 2014 14:03 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​CitationAir - Cessna’s business jet charter and management arm - plans to cease flight operations 31 October around two years after it stopped selling fractional shares in new aircraft and jet cards.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Cessnas-CitationAir-to-cease-operations-403017/
  • GE delays Passport engine flight test

    News | 22 Aug 2014 18:44 | Stephen Trimble

    Bombardier must wait a few more months to see the flight test phase begin for the GE Aviation engine that will power the Global 7000 and 8000 business jets.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/GE-delays-Passport-engine-flight-test-402967/
  • US Air Force presses ahead with next-gen fighter, bomber engines

    News | 02 Sep 2014 16:36 | Dan Parsons

    ​The Air Force is moving ahead with plans to develop a sixth-generation fighter jet engine based on technological improvements achieved through an ongoing effort to produce a power plant for a future long-range bomber.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Air-Force-presses-ahead-with-next-gen-fighter-bomber-engines-403255/
  • US DoD confirms Saudi AH-6I deal

    News | 02 Sep 2014 10:44 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The US Department of Defense (DoD) has confirmed that Saudi Arabia will be the launch customer for the Boeing AH-6I light attack helicopter following the signing of $234 million contract for 24 aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-DoD-confirms-Saudi-AH-6I-deal-403239/
  • Slovakia creeps closer to Gripen agreement

    News | 02 Sep 2014 10:15 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Sweden have signed a letter of intent agreeing to cooperate on using the Saab JAS-39 Gripen combat fighter, paving way for a potential Slovakian acquisition of the aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Slovakia-creeps-closer-to-Gripen-agreement-403222/
  • OPINION: Is there a commercial future for airships?

    News | 02 Sep 2014 07:48

    ​The five decades from 1914 saw heavier-than-air ­aviation evolve from basic biplanes to the jet age. The subsequent 50 years welcomed stealth, supersonic airliners, huge advances in aerostructures and mass air travel. However, lighter-than-air technology has moved somewhat more hesitantly in the century since German Zeppelins first terrorised Londoners.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Is-there-a-commercial-future-for-airships-403206/
  • RAF's first A400M Atlas completes maiden flight

    News | 01 Sep 2014 14:02 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The Royal Air Force is a step closer to receiving its first Airbus Defence and Space A400M Atlas airlifter after the aircraft made its maiden flight in Spain on 30 August.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RAFs-first-A400M-Atlas-completes-maiden-flight-403215/
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