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  • In storage: Top 10 parked airliner types

    News | 23 Jan 2015 16:26 | Murdo Morrison

    What airliners are you most likely to find parked? Ascend Fleets data for January 2015 reveals the types with the most non-active examples.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/In-storage-Top-10-parked-airliner-types-408252/
  • OPINION: Will Lockheed cope with F-35 production rate hike?

    News | 23 Jan 2015 12:48

    ​A complex global supply chain, unfamiliar structural materials and aircraft systems, a history of supplier bottlenecks and serial breakdowns on the assembly line: are we talking about the Lockheed Martin F-35 or the Boeing 787? Frustratingly, the answer is both.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Will-Lockheed-cope-with-F-35-production-rate-hike-408248/
  • ANALYSIS: Can Eurofighter enhancements power sales revival?

    News | 23 Jan 2015 11:35 | Craig Hoyle

    ​This could be a pivotal year for the four-nation Eurofighter programme, as partner companies Airbus Defence & Space, Alenia Aermacchi and BAE Systems push to secure fresh export deals on the back of a range of capability enhancements which are now starting to approach operational readiness.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Can-Eurofighter-enhancements-power-sales-revival-407843/
  • ​PICTURES: Amphibious assault Surion makes maiden flight

    News | 23 Jan 2015 08:16 | Greg Waldron

    Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has conducted the maiden flight of a Surion transport helicopter optimised for amphibious assault operations.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-Amphibious-assault-Surion-makes-maiden-flight-408241/
  • Aurora seeks Orion production start after record flight

    News | 22 Jan 2015 21:45 | Stephen Trimble

    Aurora Flight Sciences hopes to launch production of up to seven or eight slightly improved versions of the Orion after the medium altitude long endurance unmanned air system broke the official and unofficial records for endurance with an 80h flight.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Aurora-seeks-Orion-production-start-after-record-flight-408222/
  • ANALYSIS: Ramping up to 100 aircraft a year ATR's main challenge

    News | 22 Jan 2015 15:18 | Murdo Morrison

    For a company that almost ran out of work a decade ago, the challenge of energising a supply chain to build more than 100 aircraft a year must seem a nice problem to have.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Ramping-up-to-100-aircraft-a-year-ATRs-main-challenge-408209/
  • ANALYSIS: Hurdles ahead as Lockheed works to meet full-rate F-35 production

    News | 22 Jan 2015 15:16 | Dan Parsons

    ​The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is an incredibly complex jet fighter. Each jet is hand assembled from about 300,000 parts by more than 1,000 workers at the company's mile-long Fort Worth, Texas, manufacturing facility.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Hurdles-ahead-as-Lockheed-works-to-meet-full-rate-F-35-production-407970/
  • ANALYSIS: F-35 production system evolves ahead of ramp-up

    News | 22 Jan 2015 15:00 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Mass manufacturing and stealth aircraft have never mixed well. Hundreds of thousands of parts must align at tolerances measured in the thousandths of an inch. A structural misalignment no wider than a few human hairs is enough to make the aircraft shine like a lighthouse in electromagnetic space.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-F-35-production-system-evolves-ahead-of-ramp-up-408008/
  • Afghan air force to add armed MD 530F to helicopter fleet

    News | 22 Jan 2015 14:42 | Beth Stevenson

    The Afghan air force is to receive approximately 20 armed variants of the MD Helicopters MD 530F utility helicopter, an official close to the force has confirmed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Afghan-air-force-to-add-armed-MD-530F-to-helicopter-fleet-408204/
  • Malaysia to upgrade and arm S-61 "Nuri" fleet

    News | 22 Jan 2015 12:08 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Malaysia is to boost its ability to combat future militant incursions by arming its AgustaWestland AW109s and transferring some upgraded Sikorsky S-61 “Nuri” utility helicopters to army aviation control.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Malaysia-to-upgrade-and-arm-S-61-Nuri-fleet-408199/
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