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  • OPINION: Boeing set for crisis-free chief executive switch

    News | 29 Jun 2015 09:37 | Flight International

    ​Jim McNerney’s announced plan to step aside as chief executive affords Boeing a smooth leadership transition at the top of the company for the first time since 1996.
  • R-R makes progress on testing 787 engine upgrade

    News | 25 Jun 2015 14:33 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Rolls-Royce is close to completing a round of testing on the latest version of the Trent 1000 engine for the Boeing 787, according to the Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) in the USA.
  • Boeing plans fourth 747-8 rate cut

    News | 24 Jun 2015 23:12 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Boeing has announced a fourth rate cut for the 747-8 programme over a two-year period, lowering monthly output to only one per month beginning in March 2016.
  • Boeing 757 ecoDemonstrator embarks on final test run

    News | 24 Jun 2015 19:41 | Stephen Trimble

    Energy-harvesting windows, green diesel biofuel and a 3D-printed flightdeck monument are three technologies that will be tested on the last series of flights of a TUI Group-branded Boeing 757 ecoDemonstrator destined to be dismantled by the end of July.
  • EasyJet and Ryanair push for cheaper onboard connectivity

    News | 24 Jun 2015 07:45 | Max Kingsley-Jones

    Europe's two leading low-cost airlines EasyJet and Ryanair are both evaluating onboard wi-fi but are not prepared to move until pricing is reduced.
  • PICTURES: Vietnam Airlines receives first A350

    News | 30 Jun 2015 09:42 | Firdaus Hashim

    Vietnam Airlines took delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 on 30 June, becoming the second operator of the type.
  • Aeromexico 787 makes emergency landing at Shannon

    News | 29 Jun 2015 15:48 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    ​An Aeromexico Boeing 787-8 made an emergency landing at Shannon airport in Ireland today, following an alert in the aircraft's cargo hold.
  • Vietnam Airlines prepares to receive first A350

    News | 29 Jun 2015 13:39

    ​Vietnam Airlines is to receive its first Airbus A350 on 30 June, becoming the second customer, after Qatar Airways, to take delivery of the type.
  • Norwegian 'frozen out' of transatlantic arena: Ryanair

    News | 29 Jun 2015 11:56 | Oliver Clark

    Ryanair chief commercial officer David O’Brien believes Norwegian is being unfairly “frozen out” of the transatlantic market despite its “playing by the rules”.
  • MH17: Investigators obstructed during cell-tower probe

    News | 29 Jun 2015 07:17 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Investigators probing the destruction of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have been barred from accessing parts of east Ukraine to gather telephone network information.
  • Cirrus reaches 6,000 SR piston single delivery milestone

    News | 30 Jun 2015 12:25 | Kate Sarsfield

    Cirrus Aircraft has delivered its 6,000th SR-series piston single, 16 years after the first member of the four-seat aircraft family – the SR20 – entered service.
  • Flexjet takes delivery of first G450LXis

    News | 24 Jun 2015 07:35 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​US fractional ownership company Flexjet has taken delivery of its first two Gulfstream G450s from an October 2014 order for up to 50 of the US airframer’s large cabin and ultra long-range business jet family. The deal includes a firm orders for 10 G450s, six G650s and six G500s.
  • Pilatus adds PC-12 service centre in Chile

    News | 23 Jun 2015 14:41 | Kate Sarsfield

    Pilatus Aircraft has added a 60th PC-12 authorised service centre to its global network. Santiago-based business aviation services provider Aerocardal will maintain and support the single-engined turboprop within Chile and surrounding Latin American countries, where the Swiss airframer has a small but expanding fleet.
  • Gulfstream boosts connectivity for G450 and G550

    News | 22 Jun 2015 15:40

    ​Gulfstream has received US Federal Aviation Administration approval of a modification that allows operators of G450 and G550 aircraft to benefit from enhanced connectivity.
  • PARIS: Optica returns to Paris in pursuit of buyer

    News | 17 Jun 2015 15:10 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​One of the most iconic general aviation aircraft has returned to Paris for the first time in thirty years with its owner and designer John Edgley.
  • PICTURES: USN Prowler embarks on final flight

    News | 30 Jun 2015 12:13 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The US Navy’s last Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft flew its final flight from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington on 27 June, concluding 44 years in service with the force.
  • OPINION: First 'ski-jump' test for F-35B is good news for UK

    News | 30 Jun 2015 08:46 | Flight International

    ​Over the course of little more than one week, the UK’s carrier-based aviation ambitions have at last become almost tangible.
  • ​Indonesia loses fourth Hercules since 2000

    News | 30 Jun 2015 08:12

    A Lockheed Martin C-130B operated by the Indonesian air force has crashed after taking off from Medan, its fourth loss of a Hercules variant in 15 years.
  • ​PICTURES: First RAAF C-27J arrives in Australia

    News | 30 Jun 2015 04:49 | Greg Waldron

    The first of ten Alenia C-27J tactical transports for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has arrived in country.
  • ​PICTURES: RAAF F-18s slam IS militants

    News | 30 Jun 2015 02:31 | Greg Waldron

    Australia says it has deployed over 400 precision weapons in combat operations against Islamic State (IS) militants in support of the Iraqi military.
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