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  • Boeing studying impact of 737 fuselage derailment

    News | 10 Jul 2014 11:43 | Stephen Trimble

    ​A freak transport error threatens to derail Boeing 737 production temporarily, raising questions once more about supply chain vulnerabilities as commercial aircraft production rates climb ever higher.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-studying-impact-of-737-fuselage-derailment-401266/
  • Air New Zealand mum on 787-9 video opportunity

    News | 09 Jul 2014 23:22 | Howard Slutsken

    Air New Zealand is not ready to confirm if the launch of the Boeing 787-9 in commercial service will come with one of the Star Alliance carrier’s strategically viral marketing videos.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Air-New-Zealand-mum-on-787-9-video-opportunity-401240/
  • Air New Zealand expects smooth EIS for 787-9

    News | 09 Jul 2014 22:43 | Howard Slutsken

    ​With the 10 July departure of Air New Zealand’s first Boeing 787-9 on its delivery flight to Auckland, the airline is anticipating a smooth entry-Into-service (EIS) for the first “stretch” Dreamliner.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Air-New-Zealand-expects-smooth-EIS-for-787-9-401239/
  • Delays prompt Qatar to cancel Farnborough A380 plan

    News | 08 Jul 2014 12:54 | Max Kingsley-Jones

    Qatar Airways has been forced to cancel plans to display its first Airbus A380 at the Farnborough air show, in the wake of continuing delivery delays.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Delays-prompt-Qatar-to-cancel-Farnborough-A380-plan-401168/
  • PICTURE: A350 performs crosswind tests in Iceland

    News | 08 Jul 2014 09:19 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Airbus has been continuing performing testing of the A350-900 with a series of crosswind handling trials at Reykjavik’s Keflavik airport.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-A350-performs-crosswind-tests-in-Iceland-401154/
  • India DGCA sweeps aside objections to Tata SIA licence

    News | 10 Jul 2014 04:05 | Greg Waldron

    ​India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has dismissed objections filed against the planed Tata SIA joint venture, setting the stage for the carrier to receive its Air Operators Permit.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/India-DGCA-sweeps-aside-objections-to-Tata-SIA-licence-401244/
  • PICTURES: Avianca's return to Heathrow

    News | 09 Jul 2014 09:20

    Friday 4th July 2014 marked the return of Avianca to London Heathrow airport. The carrier had last operated the Bogota-London route in 2001 using a Boeing 767-200 aircraft. British Airways, who also operated the route as a tag-on via Caracas had suspended services in 2005. The 4th July flight is the latest addition to Avianca’s network. The carrier’s management had lobbied hard to acquire the necessary slots for the operations and the deal was five years in the waiting. The airline was able to secure slots for four flights per week, on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-Aviancas-return-to-Heathrow-401114/
  • Emirates finalises order for 150 777X jets

    News | 09 Jul 2014 08:29 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates has finalised its order for 150 Boeing 777X twin-engined aircraft, a deal originally disclosed at last year's Dubai air show.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Emirates-finalises-order-for-150-777X-jets-401198/
  • PICTURES: Air New Zealand takes delivery of first Boeing 787-9

    News | 09 Jul 2014 06:19 | Firdaus Hashim

    Air New Zealand (ANZ) has taken delivery of the first Boeing 787-9 aircraft at a handover event in Everett on 9 July.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-Air-New-Zealand-takes-delivery-of-first-Boeing-787-9-401193/
  • Delays prompt Qatar to cancel Farnborough A380 plan

    News | 08 Jul 2014 12:54 | Max Kingsley-Jones

    Qatar Airways has been forced to cancel plans to display its first Airbus A380 at the Farnborough air show, in the wake of continuing delivery delays.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Delays-prompt-Qatar-to-cancel-Farnborough-A380-plan-401168/
  • Committee calls for public inquiry into North Sea helicopter safety

    News | 10 Jul 2014 09:30 | David Learmount

    ​Having examined the recent safety performance of oil- and gas-support helicopter operations in the UK sector of the North Sea, the UK Parliamentary Transport Select Committee has called for an independent public inquiry on the grounds that the Civil Aviation Authority “did not consider the evidence that commercial pressure impacts on helicopter safety”. It added that the “role and effectiveness” of the CAA also needs to be independently reviewed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Committee-calls-for-public-inquiry-into-North-Sea-helicopter-safety-401218/
  • WiJet joins forces wth Air France to boost first class offering

    News | 09 Jul 2014 11:24 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​French business-aircraft operator Wijet has teamed up with Air France to offer private jet services to the flag carrier’s first-class passengers.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/WiJet-joins-forces-wth-Air-France-to-boost-first-class-offering-401207/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Kaman's bullish expansion plans

    News | 08 Jul 2014 10:06

    After launching its state-of-the-art Burnley facility, supplier Kaman Aerospace has strengthened its Europe presence and is ready to take on the worldhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Kamans-bullish-expansion-plans-401063/
  • IAI joins effort to develop entry-level business jet

    News | 07 Jul 2014 16:31 | Arie Egozi

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is involved again in an effort to develop a small executive jet that will offer low cost travel to ranges of up to 2,400km (1,300nm).http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IAI-joins-effort-to-develop-entry-level-business-jet-401133/
  • Embraer predicts Legacy 500 certification within 30 days

    News | 02 Jul 2014 09:00 | Stephen Trimble

    Embraer expects to have the midsize Legacy 500 business jet cleared to enter service by regulators within 30 days, says chief executive Frederico Curado.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Embraer-predicts-Legacy-500-certification-within-30-days-400967/
  • F-35 industry partners invest in cost saving plan

    News | 10 Jul 2014 18:49 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Three F-35 industry partners will invest $170 million over the next three years to lower the price of the $131 million fighter, the US Department of Defense announced today.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/F-35-industry-partners-invest-in-cost-saving-plan-401295/
  • F-35 to miss RIAT, show organiser says

    News | 10 Jul 2014 16:58 | Craig Hoyle

    ​The continuation of a grounding order imposed on the Lockheed Martin F-35 fleet on 3 July means the type will not be taking part in the 11-13 July Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT), the show's organisers have confirmed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/F-35-to-miss-RIAT-show-organiser-says-401286/
  • Paramount readies AHRLAC for first flight

    News | 10 Jul 2014 16:17 | Stephen Trimble

    ​South African conglomerate Paramount unveiled a light attack and reconnaissance aircraft called the advanced high-performance reconnaissance light aircraft (AHRLAC) on 10 July in Pretoria.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Paramount-readies-AHRLAC-for-first-flight-401277/
  • Meteor missile validated on board Swedish Gripens

    News | 10 Jul 2014 13:11 | Beth Stevenson

    ​MBDA’s Meteor missile has successfully completed a firing campaign on board the Saab Gripen fighter jet, marking the complete validation of the integration of the missile on board the Swedish air force’s aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Meteor-missile-validated-on-board-Swedish-Gripens-401265/
  • Israeli air force details 'Protective Edge' operation

    News | 10 Jul 2014 13:04 | Arie Egozi

    ​The Israeli air force has performed hundreds of sorties as part of its "Protective Edge" operation, which is aimed at stopping the rocket barrage from the Gaza Strip. All types of aircraft – including unmanned – are taking part in the huge air campaign.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Israeli-air-force-details-Protective-Edge-operation-401269/
  • Originally envisioned as a modified E0Jet, Embraer's KC-390 has since transformed into an all-new twinjet

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