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  • ANALYSIS: ​Why Airbus has set up shop in Silicon Valley

    News | 31 Jul 2015 15:00 | Stephen Trimble

    If failing correctly can be considered a strategic business skill, Silicon Valley may have a lot to teach the aerospace industry – most recently Airbus Group.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Why-Airbus-has-set-up-shop-in-Silicon-Valley-415126/
  • Top ten: How the world's biggest airlines ranked in 2014

    News | 31 Jul 2015 14:51

    The July-August edition of Flightglobal’s management magazine Airline Business features its latest World Airline Rankings, detailing the 2014 performance of the 100 biggest airline groups – whose revenue was up 2.6% to $704 billion for the year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Top-ten-How-the-worlds-biggest-airlines-ranked-in-2014-415274/
  • Airbus still aiming for A320 rate-hike decision this year

    News | 31 Jul 2015 10:38 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Airbus is still aiming to reach a decision by the end of this year on a possible further production rate increase for the A320 line.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-still-aiming-for-A320-rate-hike-decision-this-year-415260/
  • Certification trials under way for modernised L-410

    News | 31 Jul 2015 10:21 | Tom Zaitsev

    Czech manufacturer Aircraft Industries has started certification trials of its modernised Let L-410 19-seat commuter turboprop.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Certification-trials-under-way-for-modernised-L-410-415255/
  • ANALYSIS: Rolls-Royce readies for Trent XWB-97 flight test on A380

    News | 31 Jul 2015 07:50 | Murdo Morrison

    ​A year after it powered to life for the first time in a concrete-walled test cell, the engine for the largest variant of the Airbus A350 will any day now be departing Rolls-Royce’s factory in Derby, and making its way by road and sea to Toulouse, where early in October it is set to make its maiden sortie on Airbus’s A380 flying testbed. Six to nine months and 120h of testing later, the Trent XWB-97 – exclusive powerplant for the A350-1000 – should fly on that aircraft for the first time, ahead of the type’s service entry in 2017.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Rolls-Royce-readies-for-Trent-XWB-97-flight-test-on-A380-414994/
  • Airbus delivery mix helps lift first-half revenues

    News | 31 Jul 2015 06:55 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Airbus Group’s commercial aircraft division has turned in a 5% rise in positive earnings to €1.4 billion ($1.5 billion) over the first half of the year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-delivery-mix-helps-lift-first-half-revenues-415248/
  • IAG extends Aer Lingus offer deadline again

    News | 31 Jul 2015 06:29 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    IAG has again extended the deadline for Aer Lingus shareholders to accept its takeover offer, adding that the 90% acceptance condition has been waived.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IAG-extends-Aer-Lingus-offer-deadline-again-415245/
  • CSeries flight test speeds up as production plans slow down

    News | 30 Jul 2015 20:50 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Bombardier’s new management team expects the recovery from the CSeries programme’s long sales drought to occur slowly over three to five years, but the impact will be softened by recent plans to adopt a more gradual production ramp-up of the CS100 and CS300.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/CSeries-flight-test-speeds-up-as-production-plans-slow-down-415228/
  • GKN's Fokker deal is electrifying

    News | 30 Jul 2015 12:05 | Dan Thisdell

    Tier-1 supplier GKN Aerospace has “strengthened its position” in its “classic” domains of wings and composite aerostructures with its €706 million ($775 million) takeover of Fokker Technologies – and bought its way into an electrical wiring capability that the company believes will prove hugely valuable as aircraft become increasingly electric.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/GKNs-Fokker-deal-is-electrifying-415198/
  • Reunion debris may carry Boeing maintenance codes

    News | 30 Jul 2015 11:30

    Preliminary indications suggest that an identification number reportedly seen on debris found in Reunion bears strong similarities to Boeing maintenance classification codes for 777 trailing-edge structures.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Reunion-debris-may-carry-Boeing-maintenance-codes-415197/
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