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  • ANALYSIS: The changing size and shape of the world airliner fleet

    News | 22 Aug 2014 10:58 | Murdo Morrison

    There are many fronts in the commercial war between the big two airframers. In one crucial skirmish – size of global single-aisle in-service fleet – the Airbus A320 family is within a whisker of overtaking the Boeing 737, when old and current-generation types are combined.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-The-changing-size-and-shape-of-the-world-airliner-fleet-402837/
  • Air India 787 grounded for engine inspection, repair

    News | 21 Aug 2014 21:02 | Stephen Trimble

    An Air India Boeing 787-8 is grounded through at least 23 August while GE Aviation inspects a potential fault in the accessory gearbox of both GEnx-1B engines installed on the aircraft, the engine maker says.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Air-India-787-grounded-for-engine-inspection-repair-402922/
  • 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/
  • Virgin America flight attendants vote for TWU representation

    News | 13 Aug 2014 18:54 | Edward Russell

    ​Flight attendants at Virgin America have voted in favour of representation by the Transport Workers Union, the first employee group at the carrier to approve union representation.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Virgin-America-flight-attendants-vote-for-TWU-representation-402665/
  • Finnair to roll out 'economy comfort' product by year-end

    News | 13 Aug 2014 09:40 | Graham Dunn

    Oneworld carrier Finnair is to launch a new product offering additional legroom and amenities, dubbed "economy comfort", on its long-haul flights by the end of this year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Finnair-to-roll-out-economy-comfort-product-by-year-end-402644/
  • China Airlines to set up new MRO firm

    News | 13 Aug 2014 07:28 | Mavis Toh

    China Airlines has disclosed plans to set up a new MRO firm focusing on the maintenance of new generation aircraft, such as the Airbus A350.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/China-Airlines-to-set-up-new-MRO-firm-402637/
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