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  • PICTURES: Bombardier delivers first high density Q400 to Nok

    News | 28 Aug 2014 02:24 | Mavis Toh

    Bombardier has delivered its first 86-seat Dash 8 Q400 aircraft to launch customer Nok Air.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-Bombardier-delivers-first-high-density-Q400-to-Nok-403088/
  • C919 advances with mid-fuselage completion

    News | 28 Aug 2014 02:13 | Mavis Toh

    ​AVIC Xian Aircraft Industry has rolled out the mid fuselage of the first Comac C919, as the airframer works towards starting final assembly of the narrowbody by end 2014.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/C919-advances-with-mid-fuselage-completion-403086/
  • PICTURE: Qatar shows off first A350 in full livery

    News | 27 Aug 2014 13:14 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Qatar Airways’ first Airbus A350-900 has broken cover with its full livery, although the aircraft has yet to have its powerplants installed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-Qatar-shows-off-first-A350-in-full-livery-403069/
  • 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/
  • Icelandic volcanic ash alert status raised

    News | 29 Aug 2014 13:41 | David Learmount

    Iceland's Meteorological Office has again raised its alert status indicating the risk of atmospheric contamination by volcanic ash as a result of increased seismic activity near the Bárðarbunga and Trölladyngja volcanoes in central Iceland, both on the northern edge of the Vatnajökul glacial region.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Icelandic-volcanic-ash-alert-status-raised-403165/
  • Khazanah outlines MAS restructuring plan

    News | 29 Aug 2014 08:14 | Mavis Toh

    ​Khazanah Nasional has released a 12-point restructuring plan aimed at bringing a Malaysia Airlines (MAS) on the brink of collapse back to profitability.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Khazanah-outlines-MAS-restructuring-plan-403152/
  • MAS reveals heavy loss after MH370 disappearance

    News | 28 Aug 2014 11:37 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Malaysian Airline System almost doubled pre-tax losses to MYR303 million ($96 million) during the second quarter, the period which included the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MAS-reveals-heavy-loss-after-MH370-disappearance-403111/
  • JAL orders 15 E-Jets; signs LOI for 32 MRJs

    News | 28 Aug 2014 07:56 | Mavis Toh

    Japan Airlines (JAL) has placed a firm order for 15 Embraer E-Jets, while also inking a letter of intent with Mitsubishi Aircraft for 32 MRJ regional jets.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/JAL-orders-15-E-Jets-signs-LOI-for-32-MRJs-403100/
  • Qantas ‘looking forward’ to firming 787-9 options

    News | 28 Aug 2014 06:01 | Ellis Taylor

    ​Qantas could soon exercise options for some Boeing 787-9s for delivery from 2017 if its international business rebounds to profitability in the coming years.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Qantas-looking-forward-to-firming-787-9-options-403095/
  • Icelandic volcanic ash alert status raised

    News | 29 Aug 2014 13:41 | David Learmount

    Iceland's Meteorological Office has again raised its alert status indicating the risk of atmospheric contamination by volcanic ash as a result of increased seismic activity near the Bárðarbunga and Trölladyngja volcanoes in central Iceland, both on the northern edge of the Vatnajökul glacial region.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Icelandic-volcanic-ash-alert-status-raised-403165/
  • Troubles mount for UK’s PremiAir as CAA suspends licence

    News | 29 Aug 2014 12:03 | Dominic Perry

    ​Mystery surrounds the fate of one of the UK’s oldest business aviation providers after the regulator suspended its Air Operator Certificate and the firm was apparently locked out of its base.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Troubles-mount-for-UKs-PremiAir-as-CAA-suspends-licence-403162/
  • 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/
  • US military seeking replacement V-22 engines

    News | 29 Aug 2014 20:24 | Dan Parsons

    ​The US military has put out a call for drop-in replacement engines to power all variants of its Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-military-seeking-replacement-V-22-engines-403177/
  • New Delhi approves Apache buy, cancels long-running tender

    News | 29 Aug 2014 17:38 | Atul Chandra

    ​India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has cleared the procurement of attack and heavy-lift helicopters for the Indian air force, cumulatively worth an estimated $2 billion, while cancelling a decade long effort for the procurement for 197 “Reconnaissance and Surveillance Helicopters” (RSH) worth $1 billion.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/New-Delhi-approves-Apache-buy-cancels-long-running-tender-403173/
  • Rockwell Collins to double Brazil facility footprint

    News | 28 Aug 2014 20:17 | Dan Parsons

    ​Rockwell Collins announced on 28 August plans to double the size of its facility in São José dos Campos, Brazil, with construction to begin before the end of 2014.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Rockwell-Collins-to-double-Brazil-facility-footprint-403131/
  • A400M undergoes tanker test campaign

    News | 28 Aug 2014 14:20 | Beth Stevenson

    ​An air-to-air refuelling test campaign using an F/A-18 Hornet combat jet has proven Airbus Defence and Space’s A400M transport aircraft capability to act as a tanker.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/A400M-undergoes-tanker-test-campaign-403120/
  • Iranian and Chinese UAVs used in regional military drills

    News | 28 Aug 2014 11:17 | Beth Stevenson

    ​China and Iran are further integrating unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) into their inventories as both move towards including the technology in military drills for the first timehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Iranian-and-Chinese-UAVs-used-in-regional-military-drills-403109/
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