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  • In storage: Top 10 parked airliner types

    News | 23 Jan 2015 16:26 | Murdo Morrison

    What airliners are you most likely to find parked? Ascend Fleets data for January 2015 reveals the types with the most non-active examples.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/In-storage-Top-10-parked-airliner-types-408252/
  • PICTURES: Mitsubishi releases pictures of MRJ flight test fleet

    News | 22 Jan 2015 07:25 | Mavis Toh

    Mitsubishi Aircraft has released pictures of its flight test fleet in various stages of final assembly, as its MRJ regional jet programme draws near to its scheduled first flight in 2Q 2015.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-Mitsubishi-releases-pictures-of-MRJ-flight-test-fleet-408194/
  • ATR doubts low oil price will seriously impact orders

    News | 21 Jan 2015 12:54 | Murdo Morrison

    ATR warns that oil price volatility could cause airlines to delay ordering aircraft but is sceptical that lower prices will erode the operating advantages of its turboprops.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ATR-doubts-low-oil-price-will-seriously-impact-orders-408156/
  • ATR admits impasse over 90-seat aircraft

    News | 21 Jan 2015 12:26 | Murdo Morrison

    ATR has again sidestepped the question of whether it plans to develop a 90-seat turboprop, with chief executive Patrick de Castelbajac acknowledging that disagreement between the two shareholders has created an impasse.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ATR-admits-impasse-over-90-seat-aircraft-408154/
  • ATR happy for output to plateau at 100 aircraft

    News | 21 Jan 2015 12:24 | Murdo Morrison

    ATR believes its production will "plateau at 100 aircraft a year or just over" from 2016 as it continues to increase output to meet record levels of orders.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ATR-happy-for-output-to-plateau-at-100-aircraft-408151/
  • American becomes second US 787 operator

    News | 23 Jan 2015 14:52 | Edward Russell

    ​American Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-8, joining United Airlines as the second operator of the Dreamliner in the USA.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/American-becomes-second-US-787-operator-408256/
  • United coy on potential 777-300ER order

    News | 22 Jan 2015 19:14 | Edward Russell

    ​United Airlines continues to hedge its bets regarding a potential conversion of some of its existing Boeing 787 orders to the Boeing 777-300ER.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/United-coy-on-potential-777-300ER-order-408215/
  • ATSB readies recovery effort for MH370

    News | 22 Jan 2015 07:19 | Ellis Taylor

    The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has issued a tender seeking recovery services in the event that the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER that operated missing flight MH370 is found.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ATSB-readies-recovery-effort-for-MH370-408195/
  • ATR doubts low oil price will seriously impact orders

    News | 21 Jan 2015 12:54 | Murdo Morrison

    ATR warns that oil price volatility could cause airlines to delay ordering aircraft but is sceptical that lower prices will erode the operating advantages of its turboprops.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ATR-doubts-low-oil-price-will-seriously-impact-orders-408156/
  • ​Indonesia to restrict publication of QZ8501 preliminary report

    News | 21 Jan 2015 07:59 | Greg Waldron

    Indonesia will not publicly release the results of a preliminary investigation into the 28 December 2014 crash of an Indonesia AirAsia Airbus A320 aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Indonesia-to-restrict-publication-of-QZ8501-preliminary-report-408143/
  • Diamond's turbine-powered DA50 takes to the skies

    News | 21 Jan 2015 18:10 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Diamond Aircraft flew its turbine-powered DA50 for the first time on 19 January, less than two years after the seven-seat single was launched.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Diamonds-turbine-powered-DA50-takes-to-the-skies-408175/
  • VistaJet establishes permanent US presence

    News | 21 Jan 2015 14:53 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Swiss VIP charter operator VistaJet has established a permanent presence in the USA following a “positive reception” to its service, launched in September 2013.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VistaJet-establishes-permanent-US-presence-408159/
  • WiJet to raise investment to fund regional and international expansion

    News | 21 Jan 2015 12:16 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​French business aircraft operator WiJet is looking to raise €15 million ($17.4 million) to fund its expansion programme.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/WiJet-to-raise-investment-to-fund-regional-and-international-expansion-408145/
  • TBM 900 sales boost Daher-Socata annual performance

    News | 20 Jan 2015 16:49 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Daher-Socata says the introduction of its TBM 900 last year, coupled with the decline in the TBM used aircraft inventory, resulted its strongest annual performance since the market peak of 2008http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/TBM-900-sales-boost-Daher-Socata-annual-performance-408112/
  • Nextant's G90XT twin turboprop takes flight

    News | 20 Jan 2015 13:17 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Nextant Aerospace's G90XT programme made a giant leap toward the finishing line on 15 January when the remanufactured Beechcraft King Air C90 flew for the first time.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Nextants-G90XT-twin-turboprop-takes-flight-408102/
  • DARPA invites industry to explore collaborative UAV technology

    News | 23 Jan 2015 18:07 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The USA’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has issued a solicitation inviting industry to be involved in the first phase of an effort to develop “collaborative autonomy” capabilities for unmanned air vehicles.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/DARPA-invites-industry-to-explore-collaborative-UAV-technology-408267/
  • KC-46 tanker testing will begin at least a year behind schedule

    News | 23 Jan 2015 16:43 | Dan Parsons

    ​Initial operational testing of the Boeing KC-46 aerial refueling tanker is expected to begin at least a year later than planned.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/KC-46-tanker-testing-will-begin-at-least-a-year-behind-schedule-408264/
  • Finnish NH90s creep towards 50% operational serviceability rate

    News | 23 Jan 2015 16:41 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Ahead of the delivery of its final NH Industries NH90 transport helicopter in the coming weeks, the Finnish army is only achieving an approximate 40% operational serviceability rate on the current fleet, its chief of aviation has claimed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Finnish-NH90s-creep-towards-50-operational-serviceability-rate-408259/
  • OPINION: Will Lockheed cope with F-35 production rate hike?

    News | 23 Jan 2015 12:48

    ​A complex global supply chain, unfamiliar structural materials and aircraft systems, a history of supplier bottlenecks and serial breakdowns on the assembly line: are we talking about the Lockheed Martin F-35 or the Boeing 787? Frustratingly, the answer is both.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Will-Lockheed-cope-with-F-35-production-rate-hike-408248/
  • ​PICTURES: Amphibious assault Surion makes maiden flight

    News | 23 Jan 2015 08:16 | Greg Waldron

    Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has conducted the maiden flight of a Surion transport helicopter optimised for amphibious assault operations.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-Amphibious-assault-Surion-makes-maiden-flight-408241/
  • With the big two manufacturers having released their order and delivery figures this week, here are the top-selling narrowbody and widebody types of 2014

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