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  • PARIS: GECAS to be 737-800 conversion launch customer

    News | 19 Jun 2015 09:20 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​US lessor GECAS has become the first customer to sign for Aeronautical Engineers’ freighter conversion programme for the Boeing 737-800.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PARIS-GECAS-to-be-737-800-conversion-launch-customer-413888/
  • ANALYSIS: Diversification pays off for Latecoere

    News | 19 Jun 2015 08:35 | Murdo Morrison

    ​As Airbus ramps up output, it is first-tier suppliers such as Latecoere that must get the balance right between capital investment and meeting the tight delivery demands of its biggest customer. This dilemma can be seen at Latecoere’s main facility in Toulouse, where two giant riveting machines have been newly installed to join the seven Korean-made metal panels that make up the A330’s fuselage section 15.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Diversification-pays-off-for-Latecoere-413216/
  • ANALYSIS: Paris air show 2015 order tracker – update

    News | 18 Jun 2015 13:45

    Order activity continued on the second day of the Paris air show with a large deal involving aircraft lessor AerCap, which signed up for 100 Boeing 737 Max 8s. The lessor had signed for the Airbus A320neo at last year's Farnborough air show.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Paris-air-show-2015-order-tracker-update-413551/
  • PARIS: Airbus confident of avoiding further A330 cut

    News | 18 Jun 2015 11:56 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Airbus is confident that it will be able to maintain A330 monthly production at six aircraft, and even indicates that the rate cut might have been premature.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PARIS-Airbus-confident-of-avoiding-further-A330-cut-413859/
  • PARIS: Lockheed to deliver final four IOC F-35Bs by 30 June

    News | 18 Jun 2015 11:47 | James Drew

    ​The last four F-35B Joint Strike Fighters the Marine Corps needs to declare initial operational capability will be delivered 30 June, in time for an operational readiness inspection targeted for the second week of July.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PARIS-Lockheed-to-deliver-final-four-IOC-F-35Bs-by-30-June-413814/
  • PARIS: Sagem confident in domestic first sale for Patroller UAV

    News | 18 Jun 2015 10:49 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Sagem hopes that the first customer for its Patroller unmanned air vehicle will be its domestic military, after predecessor system Sperwer was exported several times before it was acquired by the French army.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PARIS-Sagem-confident-in-domestic-first-sale-for-Patroller-UAV-413850/
  • PARIS: Wizz signs for 110 high-density A321neos

    News | 18 Jun 2015 09:23

    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air has tentatively agreed to take 110 Airbus A321neos in a high-density, 239-seat "Cabin Flex" configuration.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PARIS-Wizz-signs-for-110-high-density-A321neos-413843/
  • PARIS: P&W expands co-operation with Paradigm Precision

    News | 18 Jun 2015 08:03 | Michael Gubisch

    US component manufacturer Paradigm Precision has won a supply contract from Pratt & Whitney across the engine maker's range of commercial and military engines.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PARIS-PW-expands-co-operation-with-Paradigm-Precision-413689/
  • ANALYSIS: How TBM brand has created a halo effect for Daher

    News | 18 Jun 2015 07:23 | Murdo Morrison

    ​Since buying the Tarbes-based Socata business from EADS in 2008, Daher might be best known – in the aerospace world at least – as the brand behind the TBM high-speed single-engine turboprop. But the French firm, whose roots go back to cargo shipping in the 19th century, is also an increasingly important manufacturer of aerostructures. It is beginning to take that business transatlantic, beyond its traditional domestic customer base, although Europe remains a driver of growth too.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-How-TBM-brand-has-created-a-halo-effect-for-Daher-413215/
  • ​PARIS: Elbit promotes update of Skylark UAS

    News | 17 Jun 2015 23:00 | Greg Waldron

    Elbit Systems has introduced an updated version of its Skylark man-portable unmanned air vehcile.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PARIS-Elbit-promotes-update-of-Skylark-UAS-413690/
  • ANALYSIS: No moonshots for Boeing's middle-of-the-market concept

    News | 17 Jun 2015 15:51 | Stephen Trimble

    Boeing's corporate ban on "moonshot" commercial projects still leaves plenty of room for its aircraft designers to innovate – but not too much room.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-No-moonshots-for-Boeings-middle-of-the-market-concept-413823/
  • VIDEO: UAV offers aerial view of the Paris air show

    News | 17 Jun 2015 15:43 | Beth Stevenson

    ​An unmanned air vehicle has been whizzing around the show this week, collecting imagery of the goings on and the aircraft on display.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VIDEO-UAV-offers-aerial-view-of-the-Paris-air-show-413805/
  • PARIS: France to accept next A400M 'in the coming days'

    News | 17 Jun 2015 15:30 | Craig Hoyle

    ​France has demonstrated the load-carrying credentials of its A400M tactical transport at Le Bourget, as it gets ready to take delivery of a seventh example from Airbus “in the coming days”.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PARIS-France-to-accept-next-A400M-in-the-coming-days-413821/
  • PARIS: Optica returns to Paris in pursuit of buyer

    News | 17 Jun 2015 15:10 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​One of the most iconic general aviation aircraft has returned to Paris for the first time in thirty years with its owner and designer John Edgley.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PARIS-Optica-returns-to-Paris-in-pursuit-of-buyer-413815/
  • PARIS: Boeing finds software fix for 787-10 commonality issue

    News | 17 Jun 2015 14:16 | Stephen Trimble

    Boeing is on track to release design drawings to the supply chain for the 787-10 later this year, with a goal of achieving commonality with the 787-9, a top executive at the airframer confirms.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PARIS-Boeing-finds-software-fix-for-787-10-commonality-issue-413801/
  • PARIS: Arianespace rides falling euro as Ariane 6 beckons

    News | 17 Jun 2015 13:42 | Greg Waldron

    With operational success, a favorable exchange rate and a new rocket on the drawing board, Europe's launch operator arrives at Paris in a strong positionhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PARIS-Arianespace-rides-falling-euro-as-Ariane-6-beckons-413047/
  • PARIS: Urban Aeronautics prepares for AirMule free flights

    News | 17 Jun 2015 13:39 | Arie Egozi

    ​Urban Aeronautics is continuing flight tests on its AirMule UAV prototype in preparation for free flights, which are scheduled to take place in the third quarter.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PARIS-Urban-Aeronautics-prepares-for-AirMule-free-flights-413294/
  • PARIS: Mitsubishi prepares for MRJ production ramp-up

    News | 17 Jun 2015 13:36 | Mavis Toh

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is building a final assembly factory which will have capacity to produce up to 10 MRJ regional jets per month, as the Japanese manufacturer gears up for first flight and continues its push for more aircraft sales.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PARIS-Mitsubishi-prepares-for-MRJ-production-ramp-up-413807/
  • PARIS: HAL selects Honeywell engine for Indian trainer prototype

    News | 17 Jun 2015 13:17 | James Drew

    ​Hindustan Aeronautics' HTT-40 trainer prototype will be powered by the Honeywell TPE331-12B turboprop engine, it has been announced in Paris.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PARIS-HAL-selects-Honeywell-engine-for-Indian-trainer-prototype-413804/
  • PARIS: IAI and Airbus await Heron replacement tender

    News | 17 Jun 2015 12:41 | Beth Stevenson

    ​An Israeli Aerospace Industries/Airbus Defence & Space team is counting on the release of a request for proposals (RfP) from the German government for a replacement unmanned air vehicle before year end, ahead of a planned election in 2016.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PARIS-IAI-and-Airbus-await-Heron-replacement-tender-413799/
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