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  • GKN's Fokker deal is electrifying

    News | 30 Jul 2015 12:05 | Dan Thisdell

    Tier-1 supplier GKN Aerospace has “strengthened its position” in its “classic” domains of wings and composite aerostructures with its €706 million ($775 million) takeover of Fokker Technologies – and bought its way into an electrical wiring capability that the company believes will prove hugely valuable as aircraft become increasingly electric.
  • Airbus starts design of hybrid-electric 100-seater

    News | 29 Jul 2015 08:56 | Stephen Trimble

    ​In less than two decades, Airbus’s concept for the VoltAir E-Fan could spawn a new family of 100-seat regional airliners with a hybrid-electric propulsion system anchored by diesel engines sending 6MW of power to a row of electric thrusters.
  • UK's GKN to acquire Fokker Technologies

    News | 28 Jul 2015 07:43 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​GKN Aerospace is to acquire the Dutch aerospace firm Fokker Technologies in deal worth more than €700 million ($775 million).
  • Boeing reaches 787 milestone as leadership changes

    News | 28 Jul 2015 00:58 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Boeing on 27 July delivered the 300th 787 aircraft, reaching the milestone less than four years after the type entered service.
  • Airbus resumes A320neo flight testing with PW1100G engine

    News | 27 Jul 2015 20:43 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Airbus has resumed flying the PW1100G-powered A320neo flight test aircraft in Toulouse, France after a three-month grounding.
  • Reunion debris may carry Boeing maintenance codes

    News | 30 Jul 2015 11:30

    Preliminary indications suggest that an identification number reportedly seen on debris found in Reunion bears strong similarities to Boeing maintenance classification codes for 777 trailing-edge structures.
  • Russia rebuked as it puts case for blocking MH17 tribunal

    News | 30 Jul 2015 10:25 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Russia’s representative on the United Nations Security Council has carried out the country’s pledge to veto proposals to establish an international criminal tribunal over the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
  • Investigators to probe Reunion aircraft debris for MH370 link

    News | 30 Jul 2015 01:13 | Ellis Taylor

    Officials from Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation will examine a piece of aircraft wreckage that has washed ashore on La Reunion Island for any potential links to the disappearance of flight MH370.
  • Currency effects bite into Aer Lingus first half

    News | 29 Jul 2015 07:34 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Irish flag-carrier Aer Lingus’s first-half operating loss has increased by 40% to nearly €14 million ($15 million).
  • ​JAL 767 crew mistook Changi taxiway for runway

    News | 29 Jul 2015 02:27 | Greg Waldron

    Japan Airlines (JAL) has suspended the crew of a Boeing 767-300ER that mistakenly commenced their takeoff run on a taxiway at Singapore’s Changi International airport.
  • Bombardier announces two-year Global 7000 delay

    News | 30 Jul 2015 12:35 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Bombardier has announced a two-year delay for the entry into service of the Global 7000 business jet, blaming unspecified development “challenges”.
  • Gulfstream records strongest second quarter for seven years

    News | 30 Jul 2015 10:50 | Kate Sarsfield

    Gulfstream recorded its best second quarter for new aircraft sales since 2008, thanks mainly to a thriving US economy.
  • VistaJet and Apex poised to begin domestic services in China

    News | 28 Jul 2015 16:55 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​VistaJet will begin offering point-to-point services in mainland China in August, with a B-registered Bombardier Challenger 850 business jet. The Swiss VIP charter company has joined forces with Apex Air, headquartered in Nantong, Jiangsu province, to manage the service on their behalf.
  • Cessna notches up Chinese orders for propeller-driven aircraft

    News | 28 Jul 2015 12:39 | Kate Sarsfield

    Cessna secured two sizeable orders from Chinese customers at the AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in late July.
  • BRP launches more powerful Rotax engine

    News | 28 Jul 2015 11:50 | Kate Sarsfield

    Austria's BRP-Powertrain is expanding its Rotax family of piston engines with the launch of its turbocharged 915iS. The four-stroke, four-cylinder powerplant is designed, says the Gunskirchen–based company, to help it expand its share of the general aviation aircraft market beyond the ultra-light and light-sport aircraft sectors. BRP's Rotax engines currently dominate these, powering over 80% of the fleet.
  • UAE to install counter-missile system on head-of-state aircraft

    News | 30 Jul 2015 19:34 | James Drew

    ​The United Arab Emirates has been cleared by the US State Department to buy four Northrop Grumman infrared missile countermeasure systems to protect its Boeing-based head-of-state aircraft against missiles.
  • Egyptian Air Force receiving long-awaited Lockheed F-16s

    News | 30 Jul 2015 16:09 | James Drew

    Egypt will receive eight Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 52 Vipers from the United States in the coming days following an uptick in diplomatic relations between the two nations.
  • US Navy purchases six more Insitu RQ-21A Blackjack systems

    News | 30 Jul 2015 14:52 | James Drew

    ​The US Navy has grown its Boeing Insitu RQ-21A Blackjack low-rate production order to 11 with a $78 million Lot 4 order for six more Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems, which includes 30 air vehicles and 12 catapults.
  • Embraer announces two-year delay for KC-390

    News | 30 Jul 2015 10:36 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Embraer has delayed the certification for the KC-390 tanker-transport to the second half of 2017 and entry into service in 2018.
  • Boeing rolls out first Australian Growler

    News | 29 Jul 2015 18:59 | James Drew

    Boeing has unveiled the first of 12 Australian EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft at a ceremony in St Louis, Missouri, and company officials say the second example is already flight testing.
  • Following the UK Airports Commission's recommendation for a third runway at Heathrow, Flightglobal’s Ascend highlights how lack of capacity at the UK’s biggest airport has seen it lose ground to other big hubs.

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