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  • ANALYSIS: EC175 finally arrives just as civil helicopter market slows

    News | 18 Dec 2014 14:21 | Dominic Perry

    Another blue-sky day in Marseille. No clouds mar the horizon, but a stiff breeze whips across the airfield, snapping out the bright orange safety tags attached to the helicopter’s rotorblades. The yellow-liveried aircraft – and its sister ship parked inside the nearby hangar – is an EC175; “the first brand-new product in more than a decade” for manufacturer Airbus Helicopters.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-EC175-finally-arrives-just-as-civil-helicopter-market-slows-407210/
  • SAR variant of new EC175 gathers momentum

    News | 18 Dec 2014 13:08 | Dominic Perry

    ​Airbus Helicopters hopes to soon secure the first orders for the search and rescue variant of its new EC175, having proposed the 7.5t rotorcraft for several nascent requirements.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/SAR-variant-of-new-EC175-gathers-momentum-407258/
  • Europe to begin testing of UAV-based maritime surveillance system

    News | 18 Dec 2014 13:03 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Tekever’s AR5 Life Ray Evolution unmanned air vehicle has been selected to participate in the testing of Europe’s first UAV maritime surveillance system, following a contract award from the European Space Agency and European Maritime Safety Agency.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Europe-to-begin-testing-of-UAV-based-maritime-surveillance-system-407261/
  • Embraer Legacy 500 receives European certification

    News | 18 Dec 2014 02:15 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Embraer has received European approval for its Legacy 500 business jet and is preparing to deliver the first midsize aircraft into the region during the first quarter of 2015.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Embraer-Legacy-500-receives-European-certification-407237/
  • Dassault rolls-out ultra-long-range Falcon 8X

    News | 18 Dec 2014 00:09 | Kate Sarsfield

    Dassault has rolled-out the first Falcon 8X during dedicated customer event at its 60-year old manufacturing facility at Bordeaux-Merignac.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Dassault-rolls-out-ultra-long-range-Falcon-8X-407236/
  • US aerospace sales to grow in 2015

    News | 17 Dec 2014 22:23 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    The US Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) estimates that the country's aerospace industry sales will grow by 5.3% in 2015, but is not backing down on a call on the US government to boost defense spending.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-aerospace-sales-to-grow-in-2015-407234/
  • Australia, Japan tapped to maintain Asia-Pacific F-35s

    News | 17 Dec 2014 21:24 | Dan Parsons

    ​The US Defense Department has chosen Australia and Japan to shoulder heavy airframe and engine maintenance for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II in the Asia-Pacific region beginning in 2018.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Australia-Japan-tapped-to-maintain-Asia-Pacific-F-35s-407232/
  • NASA launches study for Skunk Works SR-72 concept

    News | 17 Dec 2014 16:52 | Dan Parsons

    ​NASA has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin to study the feasibility of building a hypersonic propulsion system for a concept intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft dubbed the SR-72 using existing turbine engine technologies.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NASA-launches-study-for-Skunk-Works-SR-72-concept-407222/
  • Seoul finalises $657 million Global Hawk purchase

    News | 17 Dec 2014 13:30 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract worth more than $657 million to provide South Korea with a surveillance fleet of RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned air vehicles.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Seoul-finalises-657-million-Global-Hawk-purchase-407211/
  • South Korea picks Heron 1 for UAS requirement

    News | 17 Dec 2014 11:11 | Arie Egozi

    ​South Korea is to purchase an undisclosed number of Israel Aerospace Industries Heron 1 unmanned air systems, following a decision taken by the nation's Defense Acquisition Program Administration.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/South-Korea-picks-Heron-1-for-UAS-requirement-407205/
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