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  • Grizzly end: First A400M flies into retirement

    Airbus Military has reduced the size of its "Grizzly" development fleet of A400M tactical transports to three, after retiring its first-flight example and placing another aircraft into storage.

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  • FLIGHT TESTS: Our year at the controls

    ​What's Flight without flying? Our test pilots had a busy year in 2014.

  • IN FOCUS: Running the rule over the Learjet 70/75's Vision Flight Deck

    Bombardier's Learjet 70/75 aircraft will be fitted with a revamped avionics suite designed by Garmin. We flew a...

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  • ​Flight test: Airbus keeps family faithful with A350

    News | 22 May 2015 06:27 | Mike Gerzanics

    When Airbus conceived the all-new A350 XWB almost a decade ago, it did so after first attempting to create a challenger to the Boeing 787 based on its existing “big-twin”, the A330.
  • ANALYSIS: Cessna Citation Latitude - bigger and better

    News | 12 May 2015 10:09 | Mike Gerzanics

    No-one would label a business jet a mass-market consumer item, yet recent developments show they share a common trend. While some may rave about right-sizing and sustainability, consumers continue to demand larger and more spacious products.
  • FLIGHT TEST: Gulfstream goes farther and faster with G650ER

    News | 06 Mar 2015 11:24 | Mike Gerzanics

    It has been over ten years since I flew a large cabin Gulfstream when, I was awed by the G550’s ability to fly eight passengers in comfort over 12,500km (6,760nm). With the clean sheet G650 Gulfstream has advanced the state of the art in several areas. Since it received FAA certification in September  2012, over 100 examples of the large cabin ultra-long range twin jet have been delivered. The G650ER is an enhanced range version of the G650, offering sumptuous accommodations and a 925km range increase. When Flight International was offered an opportunity to fly the G650ER, I was excited to see just how far Gulfstream had raised the bar over the last decade.
  • FLIGHT TESTS: Our year at the controls

    News | 18 Dec 2014 16:27

    ​What's Flight without flying? Our test pilots had a busy year in 2014.
  • FLIGHT TEST: Citation X+ marks Cessna's bid for the high-speed crown

    News | 21 Oct 2014 08:07 | Mike Gerzanics

    When Flight International last flew the Citation X in 2002, Boeing was still wrestling with the Sonic Cruiser concept, an effort to field a nearly supersonic transport aircraft. In the intervening 12 years, much has happened. The Sonic Cruiser was shelved in favour of the successful 787.
  • EBACE: Beechcraft 350ER King Air is a multi-mission masterpiece

    News | 15 May 2014 11:10 | Mike Gerzanics

    The Beechcraft King Air was introduced in 1964, and has proved to be one of the world’s most popular turboprop twins. While the folks in Wichita have been steadily working away, delivering more than 7,000 King Airs of ­various flavours since then, the corporate backdrop has been anything but stable. Multiple ownership changes and a bankruptcy filing during the course of the King Air’s production life have played out, with Beechcraft recently becoming part of Textron Aviation (TA). A visit to TA’s website reveals a new corporate tagline, “Gaining Altitude. Together.” The “together” is the combination of Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker under a single corporate umbrella. Clyde Cessna and Walter Beech had last worked together in 1927 at Travel Air Manufacturing Company. Separately both left to found their own aircraft companies, and after 87 years apart these two storied marques are back together.