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  • Bombardier CEO suggests new CSeries delay possible

    News | 27 Mar 2015 21:05 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Bombardier’s new chief executive appeared to disclose a new delay for first delivery of the CS100 at a press conference in Montreal on 27 March, but a company spokeswoman says there has been no change.
  • Back to life: nine civil types revived

    News | 27 Mar 2015 16:05 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​As our report on Viking’s ​Twin Otter shows, reviving civil aircraft programmes that have foundered can be a gamble that pays off – or, not.
  • Airbus sale of Dassault stake shows Rafale, Falcon maker's appeal

    News | 26 Mar 2015 11:36 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Airbus’s 25 March move to offload a second tranche of its shareholding in Dassault Aviation has advanced its strategic plan to pare away non-core assets – and underscored the attractiveness to investors of Dassault, a company whose shares have until now been essentially untraded.
  • Airbus raises stakes in move to divest Dassault

    News | 25 Mar 2015 15:02 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Airbus’s bid to sell off non-core holdings is set to take a significant step forward, when it offloads a second tranche of shares in Dassault Aviation, taking its stake in the maker of Rafale fighters and Falcon business jets down to about 27%.
  • No US military aircraft in Paris flying display

    News | 24 Mar 2015 17:05 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    ​US military aircraft will be absent from the flying display at this year Paris air show, although show organisers are holding out hope that the Bombardier CSeries would make its major show debut at the event.
  • Would two-crew cockpit rule prevent another Germanwings tragedy?

    News | 27 Mar 2015 15:34 | Dan Thisdell

    Among the many repercussions of the shocking revelation that Germanwings flight 9525 was deliberately crashed by co-pilot Andreas Lubitz while alone at the controls, the most immediate has been a move to require that there be two crew members in a cockpit at all times.
  • Germanwings parent to adopt two-in-cockpit rule

    News | 27 Mar 2015 14:42

    ​Germanwings parent company Lufthansa Group is the latest to adopt a new cockpit occupancy procedure in the wake of the French Alps Airbus A320 crash.
  • Germanwings crash pilot concealed illness: prosecutor

    News | 27 Mar 2015 12:37 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​German prosecutors in Dusseldorf have disclosed the contents of documentation indicating that the first officer on the crashed Germanwings Airbus A320 had been concealing an illness from his company.
  • OPINION: Aviation must address risk within the cockpit

    News | 27 Mar 2015 11:12 | Flight International

    ​The Germanwings Airbus A320 loss, it seems, was another deliberate act by a pilot. That statement is not intended to imply that this is becoming commonplace – because that is far from true – but the very fact that there have been several deliberate acts of destruction by pilots, even if over many years, makes it clear that the issue needs to be addressed.
  • Norwegian moves to keep two crew in cockpit at all times

    News | 26 Mar 2015 17:49

    European low-cost carrier Norwegian is to change its procedures so that two crew members are always present in the cockpit in light of today's developments appearing to show the Germanwings Airbus A320 lost over the French Alps on 24 March appears to have been deliberately crashed by the co-pilot.
  • HondaJet gains provisional type certificate, deliveries near

    News | 27 Mar 2015 21:35 | Stephen Trimble

    ​A newly-awarded provisional type certificate for the HA-420 HondaJet moves the North Carolina-based manufacturer a major stiep closer in its 12-year-long quest of entering the light business jet market.
  • GE Honda Aero engines receives US approval for HF120 production

    News | 25 Mar 2015 09:21 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​GE Honda Aero Engines has cleared a key milestone for its HF120 turbofan, which powers the HondaJet light twin-engined business jet, with the US Federal Aviation Administration granting production approval for its new manufacturing plant in Burlington, Massachusetts.
  • Royal Jet sets sights on FBO expansion

    News | 25 Mar 2015 09:07 | Kate Sarsfield

    VVIP charter operator Royal Jet is planning to add its third fixed-base operation to its portfolio this year and is also eyeing three other possible destinations, which currently have little or no aircraft and passenger handling provision.
  • Daher opens new North American TBM headquarters

    News | 25 Mar 2015 09:00 | Kate Sarsfield

    Daher has moved the North American headquarters for its TBM aircraft business to a much larger facility nearby, in response to the growing demand for new aircraft after-sales support for its high-speed single-engined turboprop from within its largest market.
  • Evektor nets MOUs for four EV-55 Outbacks

    News | 24 Mar 2015 14:53 | Kate Sarsfield

    Czech Aircraft manufacturer Evektor has secured memorandums of understanding from two Malaysian companies for the purchase of four EV-55 Outbacks.
  • RAF C-130J deployed to South Sudan

    News | 27 Mar 2015 18:48 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The Royal Air Force says that its Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules strategic transport has been deployed to northeastern Africa to deliver supplies to a remote region under the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) humanitarian relief effort.
  • DARPA selects two firms to compete for sea-based UAV

    News | 26 Mar 2015 18:48 | Stephen Trimble

    AeroVironment and Northrop Grumman will compete to build a Predator-sized unmanned air system (UAS) that can be launched and recovered from a naval patrol vessel, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced.
  • Fallon rejects 'modest' description of UK's anti-IS role

    News | 26 Mar 2015 15:28 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The UK Ministry of Defence has rejected claims that it is only making a “strikingly modest” contribution to the multinational coalition effort against Islamic State militants in Iraq, touting that it has performed only second to the USA throughout the campaign.
  • Saudi begins air strike campaign in Yemen

    News | 26 Mar 2015 12:10 | Beth Stevenson

    A Saudi-led coalition has begun a campaign of air strikes against the Houthi militant group that is maintaining a stronghold within Yemen and is trying to overpower the Yemeni government after forcing president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi into exile.
  • ​Indian navy locates debris of lost Do-228

    News | 26 Mar 2015 05:26 | Atul Chandra

    The Indian navy has located the debris of a Hindustan Aeronautics’ built Dornier Do-228 maritime surveillance and patrol aircraft (MSA), that was reported lost on 24 March.
  • As our report on Viking’s Twin Otter shows, reviving civil aircraft programmes can sometimes be a gamble that pays off. Here we survey other winners and a few hopefuls in the resurrection stakes

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