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  • 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/
  • United to add 787 base in San Francisco as fleet expands

    News | 15 Aug 2014 21:23 | Edward Russell

    ​United Airlines will open a Boeing 787 pilot base at San Francisco International airport in September, as it continues to expand its fleet of Dreamliners.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/United-to-add-787-base-in-San-Francisco-as-fleet-expands-402751/
  • Certification beckons as A350 wraps up route-proving

    News | 14 Aug 2014 09:22 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Airbus has completed the A350’s route-proving runs during which the aircraft travelled 81,700nm in 180h of flights.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Certification-beckons-as-A350-wraps-up-route-proving-402693/
  • US Airways retires last 737-400 after 26 years

    News | 20 Aug 2014 20:45 | Edward Russell

    ​US Airways flew its last Boeing 737-400 on 19 August, ending a more than a quarter century run for the type at the airline.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Airways-retires-last-737-400-after-26-years-402885/
  • 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/
  • Azul targets business travellers with US flights

    News | 19 Aug 2014 19:43 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    ​Brazil's Azul plans to target the corporate traveller with its inaugural international flights to the USA, and will offer a full-service product with lie-flat business class seats and Skycouches in economy plus, it tells Flightglobal.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Azul-targets-business-travellers-with-US-flights-402847/
  • US carriers banned from Syrian overflights

    News | 19 Aug 2014 08:11 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​US carriers have been banned from overflying Syria under a tightening of FAA restrictions on operations in the region.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-carriers-banned-from-Syrian-overflights-402812/
  • Fernandes kiboshes AirAsia, Skymark bid reports

    News | 19 Aug 2014 03:58 | Ellis Taylor

    AirAsia group chief executive Tony Fernandes has denied that the Malaysian carrier is planning to launch a takeover offer for Japan’s Skymark Airlines.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Fernandes-kiboshes-AirAsia-Skymark-bid-reports-402808/
  • 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/
  • Firms seek answers from business aviation conferences organiser MIU Events

    News | 18 Aug 2014 15:47 | Dominic Perry

    Customers of a business aviation conference organiser are desperately trying to contact the company to find out what is happening after a pair of events were cancelled, one at extremely short noticehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Firms-seek-answers-from-business-aviation-conferences-organiser-MIU-Events-402788/
  • CASB issues Challenger emergency airworthiness directive

    News | 18 Aug 2014 09:57 | David Learmount

    Following three in-service reports of Bombardier Challeger 604s suffering fractured fastener heads on the inboard flap hinge-box, the Canadian Aviation Safety Board (CASB) has issued an emergency airworthiness directive requiring the re-fitting of incorrectly fitted fasteners. The fasteners were the correct ones, but they were incorrectly orientated during fitting.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/CASB-issues-Challenger-emergency-airworthiness-directive-402773/
  • Brazilian presidential candidate dies in business jet crash

    News | 14 Aug 2014 13:59 | Felipe Salles

    ​A Cessna Citation 560XL XLS+ has crashed into buildings during an approach to Santos airport, Brazil, in rain and mist, killing both crew and all the five passengers.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Brazilian-presidential-candidate-dies-in-business-jet-crash-402706/
  • RAF Rivet Joint on first operational deployment over Iraq

    News | 21 Aug 2014 16:44 | Beth Stevenson

    The Royal Air Force has deployed its first Boeing RC-135W Rivet Joint signals intelligence aircraft to support operations over Iraq, marking the first operational deployment of the aircraft since its delivery in November 2013.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RAF-Rivet-Joint-on-first-operational-deployment-over-Iraq-402899/
  • PICTURE: BAE's Hawk T1 turns 40

    News | 21 Aug 2014 16:36 | Jamie Hunter

    Qinetiq has marked the 40th anniversary of the Hawker Siddeley (now BAE Systems) Hawk jet trainer's first flight, by commissioning in-flight pictures of pre-production aircraft XX154 – which remains in use with the Empire Test Pilots’ School.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-BAEs-Hawk-T1-turns-40-402914/
  • US Navy seeks nano-, small-sized UAVs

    News | 20 Aug 2014 18:43 | Dan Parsons

    The US Navy has putn out a call for small and "nano-sized", vertical take-off and landing unmanned air systems (UAS) for use by Marine infantry units to collect battlefield intelligence.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Navy-seeks-nano-small-sized-UAVs-402883/
  • Northrop touts HALE UAV capabilities to NATO members

    News | 20 Aug 2014 17:03 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Northrop Grumman has revealed that it is in “active dialogue” with two potential European NATO customers for he company's family of high altitude, long endurance unmanned air vehicles.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Northrop-touts-HALE-UAV-capabilities-to-NATO-members-402880/
  • K-Max demonstrates autonomous ground vehicle delivery

    News | 20 Aug 2014 15:27 | Beth Stevenson

    The US Army and Lockheed Martin have successfully tested the capability the K-Max unmanned helicopter has to deliver an autonomous ground vehicle.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/K-Max-demonstrates-autonomous-ground-vehicle-delivery-402835/
  • Europe’s economy may have lifted from the days of the euro crisis and its airlines may  be back in profit, but there remains a big difference between thriving and simply surviving

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