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  • Dassault to built new Falcon MRO facility in Bordeaux

    News | 27 Nov 2014 13:54 | Kate Sarsfield

    Dassault is to build a heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at its Bordeaux-Mérignac facility in southwest France, dedicated to supporting its Falcon 5X, 7X and 8X business jet fleet. The 7,200m2 (77,500ft2) plant will be erected on a parcel of land adjacent to Dassault’s Falcon final assembly base. Scheduled for completion in mid-2016, the facility will accommodate up to six of the large cabin and long-range twin and tri-engined jets.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Dassault-to-built-new-Falcon-MRO-facility-in-Bordeaux-406532/
  • A350 training wins industry approval

    News | 27 Nov 2014 13:10 | David Learmount

    ​As Airbus A350 launch customer Qatar Airways prepares to put its aircraft into service next month, Toulouse, France-based Airbus Training sees its revolutionary “learning by discovery” pilot and engineer type-rating training system being put to the test for the first time.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/A350-training-wins-industry-approval-406533/
  • UK defence helicopter training bid detail emerges

    News | 26 Nov 2014 13:09 | Dominic Perry

    ​Three bidders – and three different aircraft manufacturers – are in the running to supply a new fleet of helicopters for use by the UK armed forces under the Military Flight Training System (MFTS) programme.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UK-defence-helicopter-training-bid-detail-emerges-406497/
  • Piaggio to offer interior retrofit for Avanti II

    News | 26 Nov 2014 08:52 | Kate Sarsfield

    Piaggio Aerospace is planning to launch an interior retrofit package for P180 Avanti II early next year to give a new lease of life to the twin-engined turboprop, the first examples of which entered service in 2005.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Piaggio-to-offer-interior-retrofit-for-Avanti-II-406477/
  • Army aviation restructuring moves forward

    News | 25 Nov 2014 21:16 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The US Army has started executing a plan that will lead to a historic reshaping and downsizing of a war-weary aviation branch even as it attempts to upgrade its capabilities at the same time it cuts more than $12 billion in spending over the next five years.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Army-aviation-restructuring-moves-forward-406481/
  • Russia flies first Mil Mi-171A2 prototype

    News | 25 Nov 2014 16:57 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Russian Helicopters has completed first flight of the Mi-171A2, marking another major step in the commercialisation of the country’s military-oriented rotorcraft industry.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Russia-flies-first-Mil-Mi-171A2-prototype-406471/
  • VisionAire remains optimistic about Vantage prospects despite funding blow

    News | 25 Nov 2014 16:27 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​VisionAire Jets dogged pursuit of funding for its Vantage business jet has suffered a major blow after a committed new investor was forced to withdraw support following their incarceration.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VisionAire-remains-optimistic-about-Vantage-prospects-despite-funding-blow-406466/
  • Cirrus poised to fly second Vision SF50

    News | 25 Nov 2014 12:43 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Cirrus Aircraft is poised to fly the second conforming Vision SF50 personal jet within days and is preparing third and final test aircraft for its maiden flight by year-end.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Cirrus-poised-to-fly-second-Vision-SF50-406448/
  • AJA prepares to launch Sky Limo bespoke air taxi service

    News | 24 Nov 2014 15:01 | Kate Sarsfield

    VIP business aviation services provider Al Jaber Aviation is gearing up  to launch the Middle East’s first point-to-point, branded air taxi service in early December and  hopes to expand the operation into Europe within the next 18 months.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AJA-prepares-to-launch-Sky-Limo-bespoke-air-taxi-service-406195/
  • Rotor club: Our top 10 most influential helicopters

    News | 21 Nov 2014 12:02 | Dominic Perry

    With the Bell Helicopter 505 Jet Ranger X making its maiden flight recently – and with the technologically advanced 525 Relentless waiting in the wings – we run down a (entirely subjective) list of the most influential helicopters of all time. And before anyone complains at the lack of a tiltrotor or compound rotorcraft, for reasons of simplicity we kept to conventional helicopters, as the more complex designs would fill a list all of their own. So, in order of age:http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Rotor-club-Our-top-10-most-influential-helicopters-405973/
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