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  • Amid Rooivalk restart talks, Denel eyes new platform

    News | 18 Sep 2014 12:05 | Stephen Trimble

    ​An ongoing discussion about restarting Rooivalk production includes an option to design a new platform based on technology developed for South Africa’s indigenous attack helicopter, says Denel Group chief executive Riaz Saloojee.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Amid-Rooivalk-restart-talks-Denel-eyes-new-platform-403763/
  • Airbus Helicopters to accelerate EC225 plans in Brazil

    News | 18 Sep 2014 11:54 | Dominic Perry

    ​Airbus Helicopters is to accelerate the start of production of civil EC225 rotorcraft by its Helibras subsidiary in Brazil as it looks to take advantage of the nation’s booming oil and gas segment.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-Helicopters-to-accelerate-EC225-plans-in-Brazil-403851/
  • Bell 525 'lagging' behind Q4 first flight target

    News | 17 Sep 2014 21:11 | Stephen Trimble

    ​First flight of the Bell Helicopter 525 Relentless could fall slightly behind schedule, but the debut of the 505 JetRanger X is on track for the end of the year, chief executive John Garrison says.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Bell-525-lagging-behind-Q4-first-flight-target-403829/
  • IATA backs safety performance over documentary compliance

    News | 17 Sep 2014 10:16 | David Learmount

    ​The future of commercial air transport safety regulation and oversight should be based on carrier operational performance, not on documentary compliance with regulatory minima, according to the International Air Transport Association’s regional director safety and operations for Europe, Giancarlo Buono.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IATA-backs-safety-performance-over-documentary-compliance-403770/
  • Cirrus Vision SF50 on course for 2015 service entry

    News | 17 Sep 2014 09:47 | Kate Sarsfield

    Cirrus Aircraft is preparing its second and third conforming Vision SF50 for first flight in the fourth quarter, and says its has service entry of the world’s first single-engine personal jet in its sights before the end of next year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Cirrus-Vision-SF50-on-course-for-2015-service-entry-403765/
  • Denel, Aerosud partner to seek commercial aircraft work

    News | 16 Sep 2014 19:58 | Stephen Trimble

    ​South Africa’s two largest – and fiercely competitive – aviation manufacturers have teamed up with Airbus to collaborate for the first time.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Denel-Aerosud-partner-to-seek-commercial-aircraft-work-403767/
  • NetJets readies Challenger 350 for European demonstration tour

    News | 16 Sep 2014 15:30 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Fractional ownership company, NetJets Europe will kick-start a demonstration tour of its Bombardier Challenger 350 business jet on 6 October to drum up sales of its super midsize offering in “key markets” across the continent.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NetJets-readies-Challenger-350-for-European-demonstration-tour-403739/
  • Bombardier clinches European certification for Learjet 70 and 75 business jets

    News | 16 Sep 2014 15:20 | Kate Sarsfield

    Bombardier is preparing to deliver the first Learjet 70 and 75 business jets to European customers following EASA validation of the light and superlight aircraft on 12 September.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Bombardier-clinches-European-certification-for-Learjet-70-and-75-business-jets-403742/
  • Paint removal helps Israeli Apaches shed weight

    News | 15 Sep 2014 11:20 | Arie Egozi

    ​The Israeli air force's Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters are to get a peeling treatment. This will not necessarily make them look better, but will improve their performance.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Paint-removal-helps-Israeli-Apaches-shed-weight-403686/
  • QUIRKY DOZEN: The 12 strangest-looking aircraft ever built

    News | 12 Sep 2014 16:41 | Murdo Morrison

    ​The Airbus A300-based Beluga is this week celebrating 20 years of transporting aircraft sections between the company's European plants. Named after the white whale because of their distinctive shape, the fleet of five Belugas carry out more than 60 flights each week between 11 sites. To mark the anniversary, we have chosen our 12 oddest-shaped aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/QUIRKY-DOZEN-The-12-strangest-looking-aircraft-ever-built-403659/
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