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  • ANALYSIS: Rolls-Royce harvests a decade of research for new engine projects

    News | 01 Oct 2014 14:06 | Murdo Morrison

    ​As Rolls-Royce prepares to build and begin testing next year its seventh member of the Trent family – the 7000 for the Airbus A330neo – it is harvesting the fruits of a decade’s worth of research and development projects into two studies that could form the basis for a new generation of widebody – and even possibly narrowbody – engines in the 2020s.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Rolls-Royce-harvests-a-decade-of-research-for-new-engine-projects-404038/
  • Hexcel to build new composites plant for Airbus and CFM contracts

    News | 01 Oct 2014 09:47 | Dan Thisdell

    Carbonfibre materials specialist Hexcel is to cement its relationship with Airbus via a $250 million investment in production and quality control facilities at Roussillon in France.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Hexcel-to-build-new-composites-plant-for-Airbus-and-CFM-contracts-404300/
  • PICTURE: Vietnam Airlines' first A350 aircraft enters final assembly

    News | 01 Oct 2014 07:55 | Firdaus Hashim

    Vietnam Airlines' first Airbus A350-900 has entered final assembly.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-Vietnam-Airlines-first-A350-aircraft-enters-final-assembly-404328/
  • Ex-Im could hit $2bn in business aviation financing

    News | 30 Sep 2014 16:50 | Edward Russell

    ​The US Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) could double its $1 billion target to support general aviation through the end of its 2014 fiscal year, says president Fred Hochberg.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Ex-Im-could-hit-2bn-in-business-aviation-financing-404305/
  • Industry presses on with pilot training mandate

    News | 30 Sep 2014 13:21 | David Learmount

    Faced with being wound-up following many years of work yielding few visible results, the International Pilot Training Consortium (IPTC) has had its mandate renewed for a further three years, subject to approval by its member organisations. This was agreed at the 23-25 September International Flight Crew Training Conference at the Royal Aeronautical Society’s (RAeS) headquarters in London.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Industry-presses-on-with-pilot-training-mandate-404256/
  • Airbus aims to line-fit A350 with lithium battery from 2016

    News | 30 Sep 2014 11:14 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Airbus is to work towards offering a lithium battery as the line-fit standard for its A350-900 from 2016, following certification of the type with nickel-cadmium cells.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-aims-to-line-fit-A350-with-lithium-battery-from-2016-404288/
  • EASA certifies A350-900

    News | 30 Sep 2014 10:34 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Airbus has secured European certification for the A350-900 following a 15-month flight-test campaign comprising more than 2,600h.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EASA-certifies-A350-900-404287/
  • PICTURE: Air China receives Asia’s first Boeing 747-8I aircraft

    News | 30 Sep 2014 02:00 | Firdaus Hashim

    Air China has taken delivery of its first Boeing 747-8I aircraft, making it the first Asian customer of the type.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-Air-China-receives-Asias-first-Boeing-747-8I-aircraft-404269/
  • PICTURES: A350s fly in formation ahead of certification

    News | 29 Sep 2014 11:00 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    All five aircraft in the Airbus A350-900 test fleet have taken part in a formation flight, ahead of certification of the type.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-A350s-fly-in-formation-ahead-of-certification-404236/
  • ANALYSIS: From vision to world's most successful commercial engine: 40 years of CFM

    News | 29 Sep 2014 10:07 | Murdo Morrison

    ​It began with a casual encounter in Paris and has flourished into a 40-year marriage with a prodigiously successful offspring. CFM International – the union between the USA’s General Electric and France’s Snecma – is heading towards production of its 30,000th engine. But the joint venture’s start, back in the 1970s, was stuttering. The first years of the transatlantic relationship were fraught with cultural and language challenges, questions over the structure of the enterprise, and concerns within the US administration over transfer of sensitive military technology.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-From-vision-to-worlds-most-successful-commercial-engine-40-years-of-CFM-403417/
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