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  • OPINION: Airbus and Boeing are right to have great expectations for China

    News | 31 Oct 2014 11:43

    ​Austerity-gripped European countries would love China’s problems. As Beijing turns down the inflationary heat, Asia’s biggest economy will grow about 7% this year – much less than the double-digit rates of recent years, but eye-watering by Western standards.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Airbus-and-Boeing-are-right-to-have-great-expectations-for-China-405459/
  • Learjet 85 certification stays on hold

    News | 30 Oct 2014 17:43 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Bombardier is continuing to keep the fate of the Learjet 85 programme in limbohttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Learjet-85-certification-stays-on-hold-405452/
  • Air France-KLM hopeful of reviving European low-cost plan

    News | 29 Oct 2014 16:59 | Michael Gubisch

    Ambitions for a pan-European low-cost carrier persist at Air France-KLM, despite the group having abandoned its plan to build up its Transavia subsidiary as a budget airline with bases outside France and the Netherlands.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Air-France-KLM-hopeful-of-reviving-European-low-cost-plan-405394/
  • Airbus keeps Alabama assembly line on track despite heavy floods

    News | 29 Oct 2014 15:48 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Two historic rainstorms last April flooded Airbus’ partially-built factory rising in Mobile, Alabama, but will not delay the start of production in less than 12 months, says Airbus Americas president Barry Eccleston.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-keeps-Alabama-assembly-line-on-track-despite-heavy-floods-405391/
  • Big in Japan: Tokyo’s Top 10 aircraft projects

    News | 24 Oct 2014 13:41 | Craig Hoyle

    To mark the historic roll-out of Japan’s first new indigenous airliner in half a century, we look at the Mitsubishi MRJ and some of the nation’s other high-profile aerospace products – past and present. The listing is not intended to denote each project’s specific ranking, and intentionally counts only one aircraft developed prior to the Second World War.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Big-in-Japan-Tokyos-Top-10-aircraft-projects-405209/
  • PICTURE: Boeing rolls out American’s first painted 787

    News | 31 Oct 2014 14:19 | Edward Russell

    ​The first Boeing 787-8 bound for American Airlines has rolled out of the paint shop at the airframer’s Everett, Washington, facility.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-Boeing-rolls-out-Americans-first-painted-787-405496/
  • Iberia the 'star performer' for IAG: Walsh

    News | 31 Oct 2014 12:36 | Oliver Clark

    IAG chief executive Willie Walsh hails Iberia as the group's "star performer" in the third quarter, with the Spanish carrier having reduced labour costs and generated an improved operating profit.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Iberia-the-star-performer-for-IAG-Walsh-405489/
  • OPINION: Airbus and Boeing are right to have great expectations for China

    News | 31 Oct 2014 11:43

    ​Austerity-gripped European countries would love China’s problems. As Beijing turns down the inflationary heat, Asia’s biggest economy will grow about 7% this year – much less than the double-digit rates of recent years, but eye-watering by Western standards.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Airbus-and-Boeing-are-right-to-have-great-expectations-for-China-405459/
  • IAG boosts cash position

    News | 31 Oct 2014 11:15 | Olivier Bonnassies

    IAG added €1.32 billion ($1.66 billion) to its cash balance in the last 12 months ended 30 September, on the back of a solid performance across its three airline divisions.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IAG-boosts-cash-position-405482/
  • IAG lifts third-quarter operating profits to €900m

    News | 31 Oct 2014 07:50 | Oliver Clark

    IAG has turned an operating profit of €900 million ($1.13 billion) for the third quarter, ending 30 September, compared with €690 million in the same period last year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IAG-lifts-third-quarter-operating-profits-to-900m-405475/
  • King Air crash kills at least four at Wichita airport

    News | 30 Oct 2014 19:49

    ​A Beechcraft King Air 200 crashed onto the top of a FlightSafety International building on 30 October near the Mid-Continent International airport in Wichita, Kansas, killing at least four, injuring several others and leaving some missing, airport officials confirmed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/King-Air-crash-kills-at-least-four-at-Wichita-airport-405460/
  • Big in Japan: Tokyo’s Top 10 aircraft projects

    News | 24 Oct 2014 13:41 | Craig Hoyle

    To mark the historic roll-out of Japan’s first new indigenous airliner in half a century, we look at the Mitsubishi MRJ and some of the nation’s other high-profile aerospace products – past and present. The listing is not intended to denote each project’s specific ranking, and intentionally counts only one aircraft developed prior to the Second World War.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Big-in-Japan-Tokyos-Top-10-aircraft-projects-405209/
  • NBAA: Superior plans China's first business aviation town

    News | 24 Oct 2014 11:00 | Kate Sarsfield

    Superior Aviation Group – the company behind the aborted sale of Hawker Beechcraft in 2012 – is preparing to build an 8km2 town on the outskirts of Beijing, dedicated to the country's expanding business and general industry.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-Superior-plans-Chinas-first-business-aviation-town-405020/
  • T-6C to head UK military training renewal

    News | 24 Oct 2014 10:56 | Craig Hoyle

    ​The UK Ministry of Defence is replace the bulk of its current fixed-wing training aircraft with three new types, following the selection of a Military Flying Training System (MFTS) programme bid by KBR/Elbit Systems joint venture Affinity.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/T-6C-to-head-UK-military-training-renewal-405203/
  • NBAA: Fly-by-wire, electric innovations embedded in Gulfstream's new jets

    News | 23 Oct 2014 18:24 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Under the metallic and composite skin of Gulfstream’s new G500 and G600 lie several new innovations that came to light in supplier announcements and interviews at the NBAA convention.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-Fly-by-wire-electric-innovations-embedded-in-Gulfstreams-new-jets-405091/
  • ​Dutch NH90 delays cost government more than €100 million

    News | 31 Oct 2014 12:49

    Corrosion problems that resulted in the postponed delivery of the Royal Netherlands Navy’s NH Industries’ NH90 helicopter has cost the Dutch Department of Defence in excess of €100 million ($126 million), parliament has heard.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Dutch-NH90-delays-cost-government-more-than-100-million-405487/
  • ​South Korean F-16 imbroglio could influence other upgrade deals

    News | 31 Oct 2014 07:40 | Greg Waldron

    Price haggling around the upgrade of South Korea’s Lockheed Martin F-16 C/D fleet could have implications for other F-16 upgrade opportunities.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/South-Korean-F-16-imbroglio-could-influence-other-upgrade-deals-405474/
  • Marine Corps F-35s might miss July operational deadline

    News | 30 Oct 2014 21:01 | Dan Parsons

    ​The US Marine Corps still plans on having 10 war-ready Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II jets by July 1, 2015, but the loss of 45 flight testing days may mean that long-emphasised date will slip by days or weeks.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Marine-Corps-F-35s-might-miss-July-operational-deadline-405462/
  • UK picks Aquila team for military ATM contract

    News | 30 Oct 2014 17:28 | Beth Stevenson

    ​A NATS and Thales team has been awarded a £1.5 billion ($2.4 billion) contract to provide the UK Ministry of Defence with an upgraded air traffic management capability over a 22-year period.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UK-picks-Aquila-team-for-military-ATM-contract-405441/
  • Mexican navy orders two more Airbus Military C295 transports

    News | 30 Oct 2014 16:46 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The Mexican navy has ordered two more Airbus Defence and Space C295s to add to its four-strong fleet of the medium transports.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Mexican-navy-orders-two-more-Airbus-Military-C295-transports-405444/
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