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  • GE to outfit 777X engines with new composite fan blades

    News | 26 Aug 2014 20:29 | Dan Parsons

    ​General Electric has redesigned the engines that will power the Boeing 777X to have thinner and stronger blades than any GE engine in service, and to power the aircraft more efficiently with fewer of them.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/GE-to-outfit-777X-engines-with-new-composite-fan-blades-403033/
  • Air India 787 grounded for engine inspection, repair

    News | 21 Aug 2014 21:02 | Stephen Trimble

    An Air India Boeing 787-8 is grounded through at least 23 August while GE Aviation inspects a potential fault in the accessory gearbox of both GEnx-1B engines installed on the aircraft, the engine maker says.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Air-India-787-grounded-for-engine-inspection-repair-402922/
  • US FAA lays out conditions for A350 lithium batteries

    News | 21 Aug 2014 14:56 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​US regulators have issued the special conditions for approving lithium-ion battery installation on the Airbus A350-900.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-FAA-lays-out-conditions-for-A350-lithium-batteries-402910/
  • A320 tweak to prevent computer 'forgetting' sharklets

    News | 20 Aug 2014 08:20 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Operators of Airbus A320s with sharklet wing-tips are being instructed to modify the aircraft to prevent the possibility that flight computers could forget the sharklets are fitted.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/A320-tweak-to-prevent-computer-forgetting-sharklets-402863/
  • Bombardier replaces CSeries marketing executive

    News | 19 Aug 2014 20:29 | Stephen Trimble

    Bombardier has replaced another top commercial aircraft executive amidst a broader corporate reshuffling in the wake of CSeries development delays .http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Bombardier-replaces-CSeries-marketing-executive-402849/
  • Ryanair rolls out new product aimed at business market

    News | 27 Aug 2014 08:00 | Niall O'Keeffe

    Irish budget carrier Ryanair has launched a new "Business Plus" product aimed at corporate travellers.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Ryanair-rolls-out-new-product-aimed-at-business-market-403055/
  • American sees single operating certificate in Q2 2015

    News | 26 Aug 2014 23:59 | Edward Russell

    ​American Airlines chief operating officer Robert Isom anticipates receiving approval for a single operating certificate in the second quarter of 2015, as the carrier’s integration with US Airways continues to move forward.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/American-sees-single-operating-certificate-in-Q2-2015-403041/
  • GE to outfit 777X engines with new composite fan blades

    News | 26 Aug 2014 20:29 | Dan Parsons

    ​General Electric has redesigned the engines that will power the Boeing 777X to have thinner and stronger blades than any GE engine in service, and to power the aircraft more efficiently with fewer of them.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/GE-to-outfit-777X-engines-with-new-composite-fan-blades-403033/
  • BOC Aviation inks order with CFM for 737 engines

    News | 26 Aug 2014 01:57 | Mavis Toh

    BOC Aviation has placed an order with CFM International for 160 engines, following its order for 80 Boeing 737s on 25 August.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/BOC-Aviation-inks-order-with-CFM-for-737-engines-402994/
  • Hawaiian sees benefit from lower capital costs of A330neo

    News | 25 Aug 2014 23:00 | Edward Russell

    ​Hawaiian Airlines chief commercial officer Peter Ingram sees “real benefit” from the lower capital costs of the Airbus A330-800neo over the next generation of widebodies offer by Airbus and Boeing.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Hawaiian-sees-benefit-from-lower-capital-costs-of-A330neo-402991/
  • Cessna's CitationAir to cease operations

    News | 26 Aug 2014 14:03 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​CitationAir - Cessna’s business jet charter and management arm - plans to cease flight operations 31 October around two years after it stopped selling fractional shares in new aircraft and jet cards.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Cessnas-CitationAir-to-cease-operations-403017/
  • GE delays Passport engine flight test

    News | 22 Aug 2014 18:44 | Stephen Trimble

    Bombardier must wait a few more months to see the flight test phase begin for the GE Aviation engine that will power the Global 7000 and 8000 business jets.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/GE-delays-Passport-engine-flight-test-402967/
  • EASA issues volcanic ash safety bulletin

    News | 22 Aug 2014 15:11 | David Learmount

    ​The European Aviation Safety Agency has issued a safety information bulletin (SIB) to prepare airlines, air navigation service providers and national aviation authorities for the procedures they would have to follow in the event that the seismic activity reported by Iceland becomes a major volcanic eruption.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EASA-issues-volcanic-ash-safety-bulletin-402957/
  • Brazil jet crash probe finds errant cockpit voice recorder

    News | 18 Aug 2014 18:49 | Felipe Salles

    The cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of the crashed Cessna 560 XLS+ in Brazil on 13 August has been found, but does not contain any recordings from its last flight, the Brazilian air force’s crash investigation center (CENIPA) says.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Brazil-jet-crash-probe-finds-errant-cockpit-voice-recorder-402798/
  • Surf Air acquires up to 65 PC-12NGs for members only airline

    News | 18 Aug 2014 16:27 | Kate Sarsfield

    US members-only VIP airline Surf Air has placed an order with Pilatus Aircraft for up to 65 PC-12NGs, which will be used to expand its coverage across the USA and help to satisfy customer demand for its programme. The deal includes 15 firm orders for the single-engined turboprop and options for another 50 – and is one of the largest single contracts for the eight-seat type to datehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Surf-Air-acquires-up-to-65-PC-12NGs-for-members-only-airline-402752/
  • USN contracts for first four Australian P-8As

    News | 27 Aug 2014 10:48 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The US Navy has agreed on an advanced acquisition contract for the first four of Australia’s Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USN-contracts-for-first-four-Australian-P-8As-403059/
  • Wellington’s first T-6Cs arrive in New Zealand

    News | 27 Aug 2014 07:12 | Greg Waldron

    ​Beechcraft Defence Systems has flown two T-6C Texan II aircraft from Wichita, Kansas to New Zealand.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Wellingtons-first-T-6Cs-arrive-in-New-Zealand-403052/
  • ​Australian P-8A acquisition takes a step forward

    News | 27 Aug 2014 05:59 | Greg Waldron

    The US Navy has executed an advanced acquisition contract related to Australia’s plan to buy 12 Boeing P-8A maritime patrol aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Australian-P-8A-acquisition-takes-a-step-forward-403050/
  • Improved US anti-radar missile hits its mark during test

    News | 26 Aug 2014 16:15 | Dan Parsons

    ​The US Air Force and missile manufacturer Raytheon Co. successfully tested an upgraded anti-radar missile designed to more accurately take out enemy air defense early-warning systems.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Improved-US-anti-radar-missile-hits-its-mark-during-test-403016/
  • US hypersonic missile test failed shortly after takeoff

    News | 25 Aug 2014 16:08 | Dan Parsons

    Story updated to include comments from US Defense Department in paragraph 6.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-hypersonic-missile-test-failed-shortly-after-takeoff-402981/
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