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  • Airbus still aiming for A320 rate-hike decision this year

    News | 31 Jul 2015 10:38 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Airbus is still aiming to reach a decision by the end of this year on a possible further production rate increase for the A320 line.
  • Certification trials under way for modernised L-410

    News | 31 Jul 2015 10:21 | Tom Zaitsev

    Czech manufacturer Aircraft Industries has started certification trials of its modernised Let L-410 19-seat commuter turboprop.
  • Airbus delivery mix helps lift first-half revenues

    News | 31 Jul 2015 06:55 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Airbus Group’s commercial aircraft division has turned in a 5% rise in positive earnings to €1.4 billion ($1.5 billion) over the first half of the year.
  • CSeries flight test speeds up as production plans slow down

    News | 30 Jul 2015 20:50 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Bombardier’s new management team expects the recovery from the CSeries programme’s long sales drought to occur slowly over three to five years, but the impact will be softened by recent plans to adopt a more gradual production ramp-up of the CS100 and CS300.
  • 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.
  • IAG extends Aer Lingus offer deadline again

    News | 31 Jul 2015 06:29 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​IAG has again extended the deadline for Aer Lingus shareholders to accept its takeover offer, adding that the 90% acceptance condition has been waived.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • First two Danish Seahawks near completion

    News | 31 Jul 2015 10:43 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The first two Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk helicopters destined for the Royal Danish Navy have arrived at the former’s Owego, New York site, where they will undergo mission system integration ahead of a planned delivery to the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation in 2016.
  • Report: US strategic bomber spending totals $58B through 2024

    News | 31 Jul 2015 00:04 | James Drew

    The US government expects to spend $33.1B building its next-generation strategic bomber over the coming decade and a further $24.4B upgrading the Northrop Grumman B-2 and Boeing B-52, according to a 30 July Government Accountability Office report.
  • 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.
  • The last 18 months have changed perceptions of air traveller safety. The good news is that there continue to be very few serious fatal airline accidents, but that has been offset by three disastrous events that were not accidental.

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