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  • 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/
  • PICTURE: A350 rejects take-off at maximum energy

    News | 22 Jul 2014 10:35 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Airbus has carried out a maximum-energy rejected take-off with its A350-900 at the Istres base, final major test prior to certification.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-A350-rejects-take-off-at-maximum-energy-401844/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Grob seeking buyers for updated G520

    News | 22 Jul 2014 07:50 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    Years after production halted, the Grob G520 is back in the spotlight, with Grob Aircraft seeking buyers for its revived G520 NG.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Grob-seeking-buyers-for-updated-G520-401725/
  • ​FARNBOROUGH: Aero secrets of Boeing’s new Dreamliner

    News | 18 Jul 2014 15:42 | Max Kingsley-Jones

    The Farnborough debut of Boeing’s latest 787 derivative has enabled details of the aircraft’s aerodynamic advances to be examined close up.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Aero-secrets-of-Boeings-new-Dreamliner-401784/
  • ​FARNBOROUGH: Boeing asked to rein in 787-9 display

    News | 18 Jul 2014 14:40 | Max Kingsley-Jones

    Airbus and Boeing widebody rivals took to the skies above Farnborough this week for the first time in more than 30 years, but the US participant was forced to curtail its display by show organisers.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Boeing-asked-to-rein-in-787-9-display-401781/
  • Taiwan struck by typhoon before TransAsia crash

    News | 23 Jul 2014 14:34 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Circumstances of the TransAsia ATR crash in Magong have yet to become clear but the area has been battered by typhoon activity.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Taiwan-struck-by-typhoon-before-TransAsia-crash-401929/
  • Fatalities reported after TransAsia ATR crash in Taiwan

    News | 23 Jul 2014 13:49 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Taiwanese emergency services are reportedly attending the scene of a crash involving a TransAsia Airways ATR 72 turboprop at Makung.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Fatalities-reported-after-TransAsia-ATR-crash-in-Taiwan-401926/
  • MH17: Dutch authority takes over as lead investigator

    News | 23 Jul 2014 09:49 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Dutch investigators are to assume the lead role in the inquiry into the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MH17-Dutch-authority-takes-over-as-lead-investigator-401904/
  • Rocket attacks halt flights into Ben Gurion airport

    News | 23 Jul 2014 09:26 | Arie Egozi

    Several foreign airlines have suspended flights to Israel following rocket attacks launched from Gaza.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Rocket-attacks-halt-flights-into-Ben-Gurion-airport-401897/
  • Hawaiian commits to up to 12 A330-800neos

    News | 22 Jul 2014 20:58 | Edward Russell

    ​Hawaiian Airlines has committed to six Airbus A330-800neo aircraft, replacing its order for the Airbus A350-800.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Hawaiian-commits-to-up-to-12-A330-800neos-401878/
  • Business jet demand driven by large-cabin types in Bombardier's 20-year forecast

    News | 22 Jul 2014 14:27 | Kate Sarsfield

    Strong growth is expected across the light, medium and large-cabin business aircraft sectors over the next 20 years, propelled by “long-term market drivers” such as wealth creation, expanding globalisation of trade, replacement aircraft and the increasing adoption of business jet use in high-growth economies including China, Russia and India. These are the projections in Bombardier’s latest industry market forecast.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Business-jet-demand-driven-by-large-cabin-types-in-Bombardiers-20-year-forecast-401856/
  • Evektor plans EV-55 amphibian

    News | 22 Jul 2014 14:01 | Kate Sarsfield

    Czech design and engineering company Evektor is planning to develop an amphibious variant of the EV-55 Outback once the standard version of the twin-engined turboprop has entered service.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Evektor-plans-EV-55-amphibian-401853/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Airbus leads Clean Sky 2 rotorcraft development effort

    News | 16 Jul 2014 17:01 | Kate Sarsfield

    Airbus Helicopters is planning a rapid return for the technology employed on its record-breaking X3 compound rotorcraft demonstrator that flew off into graceful retirement last month.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Airbus-leads-Clean-Sky-2-rotorcraft-development-effort-401683/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Edgley seeks buyer for Optica observation aircraft

    News | 16 Jul 2014 16:24 | Kate Sarsfield

    John Edgley, designer and developer of the iconic Optica observation aircraft, is at Farnborough hoping to find a buyer for the three-seat design who can bring the brand back to life.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Edgley-seeks-buyer-for-Optica-observation-aircraft-401484/
  • FARNBOROUGH: AgustaWestland delivers AW189 to Asia Pacific launch customer Weststar Aviation Services

    News | 16 Jul 2014 12:13 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​AgustaWestland is celebrating the handover of the first AW189 medium twin-engined helicopter to its Asia Pacific launch customer Weststar Aviation Services.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-AgustaWestland-delivers-AW189-to-Asia-Pacific-launch-customer-Weststar-Aviation-Services-401625/
  • Boeing reports KC-46A loss, rejects wider concerns

    News | 23 Jul 2014 21:52 | Stephen Trimble

    Boeing blames a wiring redesign on the KC-46A programme for a $272 million forward loss announced on 24 July in a second quarter earnings filing, but dismisses a government estimate predicting more delays and up to another $515 in cost overruns.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-reports-KC-46A-loss-rejects-wider-concerns-401948/
  • Airbus pushes for UK maritime patrol contest

    News | 23 Jul 2014 14:30 | Craig Hoyle

    ​One of the potential bidders for a future UK maritime patrol aircraft requirement is calling on the Ministry of Defence to hold a competition, rather than “rush in” to a sole-source deal to buy Boeing’s 737-based P-8.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-pushes-for-UK-maritime-patrol-contest-401924/
  • India advances Avro replacement programme

    News | 23 Jul 2014 13:10 | Atul Chandra

    India's Avro programme to replace obsolete Hindustan Aeronautics-built HS-748 transports will be handled by the nation’s private sector. The decision – taken during a Defence Acquisition Council meeting led by defence minister Arun Jaitley – means state-owned airframer HAL will have no role to play in the estimated $2.2 billion deal.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/India-advances-Avro-replacement-programme-401917/
  • India orders more Dhruv helicopters

    News | 23 Jul 2014 13:07 | Atul Chandra

    ​Hindustan Aeronautics has received approval to manufacture 32 Dhruv Mk III advanced light helicopters, to be divided equally between the Indian navy and Indian coastguard.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/India-orders-more-Dhruv-helicopters-401920/
  • Gripen will not compete in Danish fighter competition

    News | 23 Jul 2014 13:00 | Beth Stevenson

    The Swedish government has announced that it will not contend Denmark’s fighter replacement competition with its domestically-built Saab Gripen jet.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Gripen-will-not-compete-in-Danish-fighter-competition-401903/
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