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  • A320neo conversions necessary to handle backlog: Enders

    News | 30 Jul 2014 09:03 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Airbus expects to entertain further conversions of its A320 family to the re-engined A320neo in order to cope with overbooking in the backlog.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/A320neo-conversions-necessary-to-handle-backlog-Enders-402179/
  • A350 begins south-east Asian flight tests

    News | 29 Jul 2014 10:59 | Greg Waldron

    Airbus's fifth aircraft in its A350 test fleet, MSN5, has commenced a series of flight tests between Singapore and Hong Kong.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/A350-begins-south-east-Asian-flight-tests-402127/
  • ​Airbus kicks off A350 route-proving trials

    News | 24 Jul 2014 11:28 | Max Kingsley-Jones

    Airbus today began a three-week route-proving campaign using the fifth A350-900, marking the start of the final certification stage for the new twinjet.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-kicks-off-A350-route-proving-trials-401975/
  • ANA to be first commercial operator of 787-9

    News | 24 Jul 2014 08:11 | Greg Waldron

    ​All Nippon Airways will become the first carrier in the world to operate the Boeing 787-9 aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANA-to-be-first-commercial-operator-of-787-9-401963/
  • German research body DLR studies wing-contamination by insects

    News | 22 Jul 2014 12:37 | Michael Gubisch

    German aerospace research centre DLR is conducting test flights to assess how wing contamination by insects can be avoided on laminar-flow aerofoils.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/German-research-body-DLR-studies-wing-contamination-by-insects-401775/
  • Ukraine presses for 20km safe-zone around MH17

    News | 30 Jul 2014 08:21 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Ukrainian authorities are trying to establish a 20km safe-zone around the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to enable investigators to examine the Boeing 777’s wreckage.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Ukraine-presses-for-20km-safe-zone-around-MH17-402177/
  • MH17: ICAO task force pursues accurate threat analysis

    News | 29 Jul 2014 19:47 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​ICAO is establishing a task force which aims to examine ways to reinforce the collection of accurate information about conflict zones, and improve their risk assessment during route planning.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MH17-ICAO-task-force-pursues-accurate-threat-analysis-402150/
  • WestJet to add four 767-300s, exercise five Q400 options

    News | 29 Jul 2014 13:28 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    WestJet will acquire four Boeing 767-300ERW aircraft to launch its first widebody flights in late 2015, the airline announces.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/WestJet-to-add-four-767-300s-exercise-five-Q400-options-402133/
  • Crew of ill-fated MD-83 asked to turn back: minister

    News | 29 Jul 2014 10:43 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​French government officials have disclosed that the crew of the Swiftair Boeing MD-83 which crashed in Mali had sought to turn back during the flight.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Crew-of-ill-fated-MD-83-asked-to-turn-back-minister-402123/
  • Airbus terminates Skymark order for six A380s

    News | 29 Jul 2014 07:00 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Airbus has informed Japanese carrier Skymark Airlines that its order for six A380s has been terminated.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-terminates-Skymark-order-for-six-A380s-402110/
  • OSHKOSH: Mahindra floats US assembly for rebranded Airvan

    News | 30 Jul 2014 01:47 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Mahindra Aerospace showed up at EAA Airventure with a new brand for the GA8 and GA10 Airvan utility aircraft, new amphibious floats and new interest in finding a US-based assembly site.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OSHKOSH-Mahindra-floats-US-assembly-for-rebranded-Airvan-402161/
  • OSHKOSH: UAV fears may prompt LSA expansion, LAMA says

    News | 30 Jul 2014 01:26 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has requested a survey of light sport aircraft (LSA) employed for commercial services in foreign countries, a possible step towards expanding the sector’s application in the USA a decade after the regulated category was created, says an LSA advocacy group.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OSHKOSH-UAV-fears-may-prompt-LSA-expansion-LAMA-says-402159/
  • OSHKOSH: Carter reveals turbine plan, investor talks for VTOL prototype

    News | 30 Jul 2014 00:44 | Stephen Trimble

    An engine ignition glitch spoiled the planned arrival of the Carter Aviation Technologies PAV-II prototype, but the slowed-rotor compound aircraft still appears to be gaining momentum.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OSHKOSH-Carter-reveals-turbine-plan-investor-talks-for-VTOL-prototype-402158/
  • OSHKOSH: New Mooney ownership reveals relaunch plans

    News | 29 Jul 2014 23:11 | Stephen Trimble

    Mooney Aviation returned to Oshkosh after a five-year hiatus in grand style, revealing a backlog of 14 orders, delivering the first aircraft off a restarted production line and disclosing plans to offer a diesel engine-powered version.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OSHKOSH-New-Mooney-ownership-reveals-relaunch-plans-402155/
  • OSHKOSH: TBM 900 makes Airventure debut

    News | 29 Jul 2014 01:36 | Freelance Reporter

    ​French airframer Daher-Socata’s latest iteration of its high-speed workhorse the TBM 900 is making its Oshkosh debut. Company executives captured the EAA Airventure spirit during their press conference, dubbing the show “the perfect backdrop to our significant product enhancements.”http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OSHKOSH-TBM-900-makes-Airventure-debut-402105/
  • US Army qualifies AH-64E Apaches for deck landings

    News | 30 Jul 2014 12:04 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The US Army’s Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopter has conducted deck landing qualifications on-board the US Navy’s (USN’s) USS Peleliu amphibious assault ship.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Army-qualifies-AH-64E-Apaches-for-deck-landings-402180/
  • Australia pushes for Harpoon integration on P-8As

    News | 29 Jul 2014 13:35 | Andrew McLaughlin

    ​Negotiations have commenced between Boeing and the US Department of Defense to secure integration of the AMG-84 Harpoon Block 1G anti-ship missile with the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft on behalf of the type’s Australian customer.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Australia-pushes-for-Harpoon-integration-on-P-8As-402134/
  • Australian auditors slam bungled NH90 procurement

    News | 29 Jul 2014 12:52 | Andrew McLaughlin

    In a scathing report, ​Australian auditors have blamed a series of procurement errors and “development deficiencies” for the delayed service entry of the nation’s fleet of NH Industries NH90 helicopters.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Australian-auditors-slam-bungled-NH90-procurement-402130/
  • Final modernised P-3 Orion delivered to Brazil

    News | 28 Jul 2014 15:05 | Dominic Perry

    ​Airbus Defence & Space has delivered the last of nine Lockheed P-3 Orion anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft it has upgraded for the Brazilian air force.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Final-modernised-P-3-Orion-delivered-to-Brazil-402078/
  • African order for Horus UAV

    News | 28 Jul 2014 13:55 | Beth Stevenson

    Flight Tech has received the first export contract for its tactical Horus FT-100 unmanned air vehicle that will see it deliver the UAV to an undisclosed African customer.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/African-order-for-Horus-UAV-402071/
  • There were collective order commitment announcements of over 1,000 during this year’s Farnborough air show, and more than 200 option commitments

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