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  • Lockheed, US reach tentative deal on 43 F-35s

    News | 28 Oct 2014 01:17 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The US Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin have agreed in principle to the next yearly production contract for 43 F-35s worth $4.3 billion that lowers average unit costs by 3.6%.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lockheed-US-reach-tentative-deal-on-43-F-35s-405308/
  • ANALYSIS: Airbus cautious on lithium battery design for A350

    News | 27 Oct 2014 23:31 | Stephen Trimble

    Airbus and supplier Saft have confirmed several key details of the A350-900’s rechargeable lithium-ion batteries which are soon to become the production standard.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Airbus-cautious-on-lithium-battery-design-for-A350-405306/
  • Predator training base sees rising demand for services

    News | 27 Oct 2014 19:50 | Dan Parsons

    ​Predator squadron commanders at Holloman AFB in New Mexico, the air force's primary training base for what it prefers to call remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) crews, are aware that demand for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-1 Predator pilots may wane in coming years.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Predator-training-base-sees-rising-demand-for-services-405302/
  • Saab, Brazil finalise Gripen NG deal

    News | 27 Oct 2014 15:22 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Saab and industrial partners including Embraer are to start work on 36 Gripen NG fighters formally ordered today by Brazil with the signing of a SKr39.3 billion ($5.8 billion) contract for delivery from five years starting in 2019.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Saab-Brazil-finalise-Gripen-NG-deal-405288/
  • World Airliners Directory: New players continue to challenge in regional sector

    News | 27 Oct 2014 11:58 | Günter Endres

    The regional aircraft market is changing, as new aircraft from China and Japan are moving closer to service introduction, having largely overcome early difficulties, and Russia’s Sukhoi Superjet 100 is proving itself in servicehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/World-Airliners-Directory-New-players-continue-to-challenge-in-regional-sector-405279/
  • Elop unveils miniature laser designator for UAVs

    News | 27 Oct 2014 10:44 | Arie Egozi

    Elbit Systems' Elop subsidiary has unveiled what it claims is the smallest laser designator that can be carried by a mini unmanned air vehicle.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Elop-unveils-miniature-laser-designator-for-UAVs-405244/
  • ​Australia confirms HATS win for Boeing/Thales EC135 bid

    News | 25 Oct 2014 20:57 | Andrew McLaughlin

    Australian defence minister Senator David Johnston has formally declared the teaming of Boeing Defence Australia and Thales Australia as the winning tender for the Australian Defence Force’s Project Air 9000 Phase 7 Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS).http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Australia-confirms-HATS-win-for-BoeingThales-EC135-bid-405243/
  • India halts Su-30 flights after latest crash

    News | 25 Oct 2014 20:16 | Atul Chandra

    The Indian air force has temporarily suspended flying on its entire fleet of an estimated 200 Sukhoi Su-30MKIs, following an uncommanded ejection involving the type on 21 October.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/India-halts-Su-30-flights-after-latest-crash-405242/
  • Big in Japan: Tokyo’s Top 10 aircraft projects

    News | 24 Oct 2014 13:41 | Craig Hoyle

    To mark the historic roll-out of Japan’s first new indigenous airliner in half a century, we look at the Mitsubishi MRJ and some of the nation’s other high-profile aerospace products – past and present. The listing is not intended to denote each project’s specific ranking, and intentionally counts only one aircraft developed prior to the Second World War.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Big-in-Japan-Tokyos-Top-10-aircraft-projects-405209/
  • NBAA: Superior plans China's first business aviation town

    News | 24 Oct 2014 11:00 | Kate Sarsfield

    Superior Aviation Group – the company behind the aborted sale of Hawker Beechcraft in 2012 – is preparing to build an 8km2 town on the outskirts of Beijing, dedicated to the country's expanding business and general industry.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-Superior-plans-Chinas-first-business-aviation-town-405020/
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