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  • HKAC grants rights for 55 A320s to three Chinese carriers

    News | 09 Dec 2014 08:07 | Mavis Toh

    Tianjin Airlines, West Air and Capital Airlines have acquired rights of first refusal to purchase or lease 55 Airbus A320 family jets from lessor Hong Kong Aviation Capital (HKAC).http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/HKAC-grants-rights-for-55-A320s-to-three-Chinese-carriers-406890/
  • A350 timeline: Countdown to first delivery

    News | 08 Dec 2014 16:21 | Dan Thisdell

    ​With the first delivery to launch customer Qatar Airways scheduled for this Saturday in Toulouse, Airbus is poised to see years of development work turn to reality in the form of its latest widebody, the A350.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/A350-timeline-Countdown-to-first-delivery-406867/
  • OPINION: Lessons must be learned from 787 battery fires

    News | 08 Dec 2014 15:51

    ​A pair of lithium ion batteries on the Boeing 787-8 – which should have been risk-assessment afterthoughts compared to the overall electrical system – became unexpected safety problems. Luckily, nobody was hurt and the aircraft escaped heavy damage. Why?http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Lessons-must-be-learned-from-787-battery-fires-406870/
  • UK authorities probe 'serious' Heathrow UAV airprox

    News | 08 Dec 2014 14:38 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​UK safety authorities have disclosed that they have been investigating an airprox incident between an Airbus A320-family jet and an unmanned aerial vehicle west of London Heathrow.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UK-authorities-probe-serious-Heathrow-UAV-airprox-406858/
  • Air NZ to exercise options on two more 787-9s

    News | 08 Dec 2014 03:02 | Ellis Taylor

    Air New Zealand (Air NZ) will exercise options on two Boeing 787-9s, taking its total commitment of the type to 12.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Air-NZ-to-exercise-options-on-two-more-787-9s-406826/
  • OPINION: Where next for Rolls-Royce?

    News | 08 Dec 2014 00:00

    ​London investment bank Investec has called for a thorough strategy review at Rolls-Royce. The company’s directors may not take up the suggestion but, if they do, they may well conclude that their strategy is just fine as it is. But to propose other options is to raise serious questions for R-R and the aerospace industry.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Where-next-for-Rolls-Royce-406871/
  • PICTURES: Etihad's Heathrow 787 models back on display

    News | 05 Dec 2014 14:57 | Dan Thisdell

    If you like your runways to feature models of an aviation sort, take a trip to the “Etihad roundabout” at the entrance to London Heathrow’s Terminal 4.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-Etihads-Heathrow-787-models-back-on-display-406804/
  • Aer Lingus chief to head embattled Malaysia Airlines

    News | 05 Dec 2014 11:42

    ​Outgoing Aer Lingus chief Christoph Mueller is to become the next head of troubled flag-carrier Malaysia Airlines.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Aer-Lingus-chief-to-head-embattled-Malaysia-Airlines-406797/
  • Ryanair to open Azores base

    News | 05 Dec 2014 11:07

    ​Budget carrier Ryanair is to set up a base in the Azores, the autonomous Portuguese island group in the northern Atlantic.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Ryanair-to-open-Azores-base-406794/
  • ANALYSIS: The impact of DC-10 and MD-11 on aviation

    News | 05 Dec 2014 10:57 | James Mellon

    ​All journeys on a passenger jet these days will be on a type that has two, or occasionally four, engines. This year marked the end of the era of the three-engine airliner and, with it, the presence in the flight schedules of a once powerful manufacturer. In a remarkable coincidence, the final scheduled passenger services of both the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and its successor, the MD-11, took place in 2014, with Biman Bangladesh and KLM, respectively, retiring their last examples.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-The-impact-of-DC-10-and-MD-11-on-aviation-406735/
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