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  • Temperature in 787 battery cells spikes in cold conditions: NTSB

    News | 01 Dec 2014 21:51 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    Cells inside the Boeing 787’s lithium ion batteries get “significantly” hotter when tested in cold temperatures like the conditions experienced by three aircraft that suffered battery issues, according to the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Temperature-in-787-battery-cells-spikes-in-cold-conditions-NTSB-406629/
  • NTSB faults Boeing, FAA and contractors for 787 battery fire

    News | 01 Dec 2014 19:52 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​Failures by Boeing and its battery suppliers, and insufficient oversight by the US Federal Aviation Administration, resulted in a lithium-ion battery fire aboard a Boeing 787 in Boston early last year, according to a report released today by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NTSB-faults-Boeing-FAA-and-contractors-for-787-battery-fire-406624/
  • ANALYSIS: ​MTU Maintenance Zhuhai geared for expansion

    News | 01 Dec 2014 08:17 | Mark Pilling

    MTU Maintenance Zhuhai – the engine overhaul joint venture between one of China's big-three airlines China Southern and German powerplant specialist MTU – is seeking to expand across its current narrowbody engine portfolio and has an eye on maintaining new types like CFM International's Leap and Pratt & Whitney’s PW1000.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-MTU-Maintenance-Zhuhai-geared-for-expansion-406582/
  • TAE granted EASA Part 145 approval for Adelaide ops

    News | 01 Dec 2014 02:03 | Aaron Chong

    Australian MRO company TAE has received Part 145 approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its Adelaide turbine shop.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/TAE-granted-EASA-Part-145-approval-for-Adelaide-ops-406574/
  • ​ANALYSIS: Lion tops ATR ranks after landmark deal

    News | 27 Nov 2014 16:48 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Indonesia's Lion Group has cemented itself as ATR's largest customer as it agreed to purchase 40 more turboprops, taking its total to 100 from the European airframer.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Lion-tops-ATR-ranks-after-landmark-deal-406539/
  • A350 training wins industry approval

    News | 27 Nov 2014 13:10 | David Learmount

    ​As Airbus A350 launch customer Qatar Airways prepares to put its aircraft into service next month, Toulouse, France-based Airbus Training sees its revolutionary “learning by discovery” pilot and engineer type-rating training system being put to the test for the first time.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/A350-training-wins-industry-approval-406533/
  • In-service report: How good is the 787?

    News | 26 Nov 2014 15:09

    ​Flightglobal should have published this Boeing 787 in-service report about 18 months ago.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/In-service-report-How-good-is-the-787-406475/
  • Russia flies first Mil Mi-171A2 prototype

    News | 25 Nov 2014 16:57 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Russian Helicopters has completed first flight of the Mi-171A2, marking another major step in the commercialisation of the country’s military-oriented rotorcraft industry.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Russia-flies-first-Mil-Mi-171A2-prototype-406471/
  • ANALYSIS: How Iran's aerospace dream began and ended with the licence-built IrAn-140

    News | 25 Nov 2014 09:11

    ​When the sole airworthy HESA IrAn-140 turboprop crashed on takeoff from Tehran in August, Iran’s hopes of becoming an aerospace-manufacturing nation appeared to crash with it. The decade-and-a-half following Antonov’s decision to licence production of its An-140 to Iran has seen no more than a dozen IrAn-140s roll off the assembly line, no fewer than four accidents involving the type, and a regulatory ban on all flight operations by the aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-How-Irans-aerospace-dream-began-and-ended-with-the-licence-built-IrAn-140-406044/
  • ANALYSIS: What do recent production rate changes mean?

    News | 21 Nov 2014 08:00 | Richard Evans

    Richard Evans, senior consultant, who recently joined Ascend from Rolls-Royce, examines recent announcements about production rate changes at Airbus and Boeinghttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-What-do-recent-production-rate-changes-mean-406325/
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