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  • Report: US strategic bomber spending totals $58B through 2024

    News | 31 Jul 2015 00:04 | James Drew

    The US government expects to spend $33.1B building its next-generation strategic bomber over the coming decade and a further $24.4B upgrading the Northrop Grumman B-2 and Boeing B-52, according to a 30 July Government Accountability Office report.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Report-US-strategic-bomber-spending-totals-58B-through-2024-415235/
  • UAE to install counter-missile system on head-of-state aircraft

    News | 30 Jul 2015 19:34 | James Drew

    ​The United Arab Emirates has been cleared by the US State Department to buy four Northrop Grumman infrared missile countermeasure systems to protect its Boeing-based head-of-state aircraft against missiles.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UAE-to-install-counter-missile-system-on-head-of-state-aircraft-415222/
  • Egyptian Air Force receiving long-awaited Lockheed F-16s

    News | 30 Jul 2015 16:09 | James Drew

    Egypt will receive eight Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 52 Vipers from the United States in the coming days following an uptick in diplomatic relations between the two nations.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Egyptian-Air-Force-receiving-long-awaited-Lockheed-F-16s-415217/
  • US Navy purchases six more Insitu RQ-21A Blackjack systems

    News | 30 Jul 2015 14:52 | James Drew

    ​The US Navy has grown its Boeing Insitu RQ-21A Blackjack low-rate production order to 11 with a $78 million Lot 4 order for six more Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems, which includes 30 air vehicles and 12 catapults.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Navy-purchases-six-more-Insitu-RQ-21A-Blackjack-systems-415212/
  • Bombardier announces two-year Global 7000 delay

    News | 30 Jul 2015 12:35 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Bombardier has announced a two-year delay for the entry into service of the Global 7000 business jet, blaming unspecified development “challenges”.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Bombardier-announces-two-year-Global-7000-delay-415200/
  • GKN's Fokker deal is electrifying

    News | 30 Jul 2015 12:05 | Dan Thisdell

    Tier-1 supplier GKN Aerospace has “strengthened its position” in its “classic” domains of wings and composite aerostructures with its €706 million ($775 million) takeover of Fokker Technologies – and bought its way into an electrical wiring capability that the company believes will prove hugely valuable as aircraft become increasingly electric.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/GKNs-Fokker-deal-is-electrifying-415198/
  • Reunion debris may carry Boeing maintenance codes

    News | 30 Jul 2015 11:30

    Preliminary indications suggest that an identification number reportedly seen on debris found in Reunion bears strong similarities to Boeing maintenance classification codes for 777 trailing-edge structures.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Reunion-debris-may-carry-Boeing-maintenance-codes-415197/
  • Gulfstream records strongest second quarter for seven years

    News | 30 Jul 2015 10:50 | Kate Sarsfield

    Gulfstream recorded its best second quarter for new aircraft sales since 2008, thanks mainly to a thriving US economy.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Gulfstream-records-strongest-second-quarter-for-seven-years-415193/
  • Embraer announces two-year delay for KC-390

    News | 30 Jul 2015 10:36 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Embraer has delayed the certification for the KC-390 tanker-transport to the second half of 2017 and entry into service in 2018.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Embraer-announces-two-year-delay-for-KC-390-415195/
  • Russia rebuked as it puts case for blocking MH17 tribunal

    News | 30 Jul 2015 10:25 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Russia’s representative on the United Nations Security Council has carried out the country’s pledge to veto proposals to establish an international criminal tribunal over the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Russia-rebuked-as-it-puts-case-for-blocking-MH17-tribunal-415194/
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