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  • PICTURES: Air Canada A320 badly damaged by landing ‘incident’

    News | 30 Mar 2015 17:00 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has released a series of photographs showing substantial damage to an Air Canada Airbus A320 involved in an accident at Halifax Stanfield International airport early on 29 March.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-Air-Canada-A320-badly-damaged-by-landing-incident-410720/
  • 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.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Bombardier-CEO-suggests-new-CSeries-delay-possible-410668/
  • 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.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Back-to-life-nine-civil-types-revived-410656/
  • 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.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-sale-of-Dassault-stake-shows-Rafale-Falcon-makers-appeal-410595/
  • 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%.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-raises-stakes-in-move-to-divest-Dassault-410551/
  • PICTURES: Air Canada A320 badly damaged by landing ‘incident’

    News | 30 Mar 2015 17:00 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has released a series of photographs showing substantial damage to an Air Canada Airbus A320 involved in an accident at Halifax Stanfield International airport early on 29 March.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-Air-Canada-A320-badly-damaged-by-landing-incident-410720/
  • Germanwings pilot treated for suicidal tendencies: prosecutor

    News | 30 Mar 2015 14:38 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    German prosecutors have disclosed that the first officer of the crashed Germanwings Airbus A320 had previously been treated for suicidal tendencies.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Germanwings-pilot-treated-for-suicidal-tendencies-prosecutor-410715/
  • Air Canada A320 landed over 1,000ft short

    News | 30 Mar 2015 11:51 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Canadian investigators are trying to understand why an Air Canada Airbus A320 landed substantially short of the runway during an approach to Halifax.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Air-Canada-A320-landed-over-1000ft-short-410707/
  • French pilots fret over 'premature' cockpit rule change

    News | 30 Mar 2015 10:02 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​French pilots are concerned that new cockpit occupancy procedures, in the wake of the Germanwings Airbus crash, are being rushed in without proper consideration.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/French-pilots-fret-over-premature-cockpit-rule-change-410702/
  • Air Canada A320 comes off runway on landing at Halifax

    News | 29 Mar 2015 11:31

    ​An Air Canada Airbus A320 has come off the runway after landing at Halifax International airport in Nova Scotia, in an incident which  has seen 23  passengers and crew sustain non-life threatening injuries.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Air-Canada-A320-comes-off-runway-on-landing-at-Halifax-410674/
  • Epic readies E1000 turboprop single for June first flight

    News | 30 Mar 2015 13:45 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Epic Aircraft is preparing the first E1000 single-engined turboprop for its first flight in June and plans to deliver the first of the six-seat, high-speed types early next year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Epic-readies-E1000-turboprop-single-for-June-first-flight-410709/
  • OPINION: Time to reverse declining private pilot numbers

    News | 30 Mar 2015 09:29 | Flight International

    ​It is a curious anomaly. At a time when more people than ever are flying as airline passengers, the number flying as private pilots is plummeting. UK Civil Aviation Authority figures show that flying activity at schools and aerodromes has fallen 40% since 2005. The pattern in other mature markets is similar, while in most of the fastest growing regions for airline travel, there is barely a recreational aviation sector to speak of.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Time-to-reverse-declining-private-pilot-numbers-410637/
  • 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.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/HondaJet-gains-provisional-type-certificate-deliveries-near-410669/
  • 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.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/GE-Honda-Aero-engines-receives-US-approval-for-HF120-production-410466/
  • 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.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Royal-Jet-sets-sights-on-FBO-expansion-410520/
  • Peruvian air force receives first C-27J Spartan

    News | 30 Mar 2015 17:07 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Peru has received its first of four C-27J Spartans from Alenia Aermacchi, with the type to undertake tasks including passenger and cargo transport, humanitarian relief flights, search and rescue missions and fire-fighting, the European manufacturer says.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Peruvian-air-force-receives-first-C-27J-Spartan-410718/
  • First winglet-equipped C295W heads for Mexico

    News | 30 Mar 2015 14:22 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Airbus has delivered the first production example of its winglet-equipped C295 medium transport, which it says will benefit from extended-range performance and also give operators a 4% increase in fuel efficiency.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/First-winglet-equipped-C295W-heads-for-Mexico-410711/
  • A330 selected for AWACS India project

    News | 30 Mar 2015 13:31 | Atul Chandra

    ​New Delhi will proceed with the Airbus A330 as the platform for its ambitious Airborne Warning and Control System India (AWACS India) programme.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/A330-selected-for-AWACS-India-project-410708/
  • SpyLite claims new range record

    News | 30 Mar 2015 10:48 | Arie Egozi

    ​A SpyLite mini unmanned air vehicle with a launch weight of 9kg (19.8lb) has achieved a communication range of 65nm (120km), which its manufacturer claims is a new world record for this category of systemhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/SpyLite-claims-new-range-record-410646/
  • ​KAI tapped as preferred bidder for KFX

    News | 30 Mar 2015 09:45 | Greg Waldron

    Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has been selected as the preferred bidder in South Korea’s proposed KFX fighter programme to build an indigenous fighter.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/KAI-tapped-as-preferred-bidder-for-KFX-410696/
  • 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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