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  • HondaJet gains provisional type certificate, deliveries near

    News | 27 Mar 2015 21:35 | Stephen Trimble

    ​A newly-awarded provisional type certificate for the HA-420 HondaJet moves the North Carolina-based manufacturer a major stiep closer in its 12-year-long quest of entering the light business jet market.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/HondaJet-gains-provisional-type-certificate-deliveries-near-410669/
  • Airbus starts delivering training version of UH-72

    News | 25 Mar 2015 21:14 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Airbus Helicopters has rolled the first UH-72A Lakota off the assembly line that will be delivered straight to Fort Rucker, Alabama, as the US Army begins to replace more than 180 Bell Helicopter TH-67 Creek primary trainers.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-starts-delivering-training-version-of-UH-72-410574/
  • Malaysia transfers first S-61 Nuris to army control

    News | 25 Mar 2015 10:09

    ​The Royal Malaysian Air Force has formally handed over an initial two of its Sikorsky S-61 “Nuri” transport helicopters to the nation’s army, with the pair having received special “digital” colour schemes.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Malaysia-transfers-first-S-61-Nuris-to-army-control-410526/
  • ANALYSIS: How recent wins have powered up P&WC

    News | 25 Mar 2015 09:29 | Murdo Morrison

    ​These are “exciting times” in the business aviation market for Michael Perodeau, vice-president of corporate and military aviation at Pratt & Whitney Canada. Although the sector has failed to fully recover from the global downturn at the turn of the decade, the Montreal-based manufacturhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-How-recent-wins-have-powered-up-PWC-410188/
  • GE Honda Aero engines receives US approval for HF120 production

    News | 25 Mar 2015 09:21 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​GE Honda Aero Engines has cleared a key milestone for its HF120 turbofan, which powers the HondaJet light twin-engined business jet, with the US Federal Aviation Administration granting production approval for its new manufacturing plant in Burlington, Massachusetts.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/GE-Honda-Aero-engines-receives-US-approval-for-HF120-production-410466/
  • Royal Jet sets sights on FBO expansion

    News | 25 Mar 2015 09:07 | Kate Sarsfield

    VVIP charter operator Royal Jet is planning to add its third fixed-base operation to its portfolio this year and is also eyeing three other possible destinations, which currently have little or no aircraft and passenger handling provision.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Royal-Jet-sets-sights-on-FBO-expansion-410520/
  • Daher opens new North American TBM headquarters

    News | 25 Mar 2015 09:00 | Kate Sarsfield

    Daher has moved the North American headquarters for its TBM aircraft business to a much larger facility nearby, in response to the growing demand for new aircraft after-sales support for its high-speed single-engined turboprop from within its largest market.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Daher-opens-new-North-American-TBM-headquarters-410517/
  • US Army establishes first manned-unmanned unit

    News | 24 Mar 2015 16:41 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The US Army has established its first manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) squadron, combining the Boeing AH-64D/E Apache helicopters with the Textron Systems RQ-7B Shadow unmanned air vehicles into one heavy attack reconnaissance unit.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Army-establishes-first-manned-unmanned-unit-410504/
  • Evektor nets MOUs for four EV-55 Outbacks

    News | 24 Mar 2015 14:53 | Kate Sarsfield

    Czech Aircraft manufacturer Evektor has secured memorandums of understanding from two Malaysian companies for the purchase of four EV-55 Outbacks.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Evektor-nets-MOUs-for-four-EV-55-Outbacks-410502/
  • Google targets low-cost ADS-B Out avionics market

    News | 24 Mar 2015 00:38 | Stephen Trimble

    Google’s quest to introduce small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into low altitude airspace within a “few years” has driven the company to launch an unexpected foray into the avionics market, says Dave Vos, head of the Internet company’s Project Wing.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Google-targets-low-cost-ADS-B-Out-avionics-market-410473/
  • Europe launches latest SESAR plans

    News | 23 Mar 2015 18:12 | David Learmount

    Launching the latest phase of the Single European Sky air traffic management (ATM) operational concept, Eurocontrol says the plan is, by 2019, to deliver an intelligent, networked system capable of optimising individual flight efficiency while maximising traffic flow through finite airspace and airphttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Europe-launches-latest-SESAR-plans-410469/
  • ​Japan's Nishi Nippon takes new Bell 412EP

    News | 23 Mar 2015 07:31 | Greg Waldron

    Nishi Nippon Airlines has taken delivery of a Bell 412EP helicopter, the first such transaction conducted through the manufactures new Tokyo office.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Japans-Nishi-Nippon-takes-new-Bell-412EP-410431/
  • ​PICTURE: AVIC builds forward fuselage of first AG600 amphibian

    News | 20 Mar 2015 04:48 | Greg Waldron

    AVIC has completed the forward fuselage for the first prototype of the AG600 amphibian aircraft at its (X factory), and expects the type’s maiden flight in early 2016.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-AVIC-builds-forward-fuselage-of-first-AG600-amphibian-410388/
  • LIMA: Weststar General Aviation to acquire four helicopters

    News | 19 Mar 2015 03:10 | Firdaus Hashim

    Malaysia’s Weststar General Aviation (WGA) has signed two agreements to acquire four helicopters from AgustaWestland and Sikorsky, in a deal valued at MYR150 million ($40.8 million).http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/LIMA-Weststar-General-Aviation-to-acquire-four-helicopters-410340/
  • Industry asks US Army, one shaft or two for new helicopter engine

    News | 18 Mar 2015 18:33 | Dan Parsons

    Competition for the US Army’s improved turbine engine programme (ITEP) is shaping up to be a head-to-head match-up between single-spool and double-spool turboshaft powerplant designs.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Industry-asks-US-Army-one-shaft-or-two-for-new-helicopter-engine-410325/
  • US Army's improved helicopter engine enters design phase

    News | 18 Mar 2015 17:29 | Dan Parsons

    The US Army’s quest for a more powerful and fuel efficient drop-in replacement for the General Electric T700 that powers most of its helicopters is moving from the experimental technology realm to preliminary design review (PDR).http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Armys-improved-helicopter-engine-enters-design-phase-410324/
  • EASA awards contract for cabin air contamination research

    News | 18 Mar 2015 13:06 | David Learmount

    ​EASA has commissioned a pair of German organisations – one a medical school and the other an applied research establishment – to research cabin air quality. The agency says the research will start with in-flight work to identify suitable instrumentation to measure cabin and cockpit air contamhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EASA-awards-contract-for-cabin-air-contamination-research-410302/
  • Dutch Apache crew killed in Mali crash

    News | 18 Mar 2015 11:04 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Both crew members aboard a Netherlands Defence Helicopter Command Boeing AH-64D Apache were killed when their aircraft crashed during a training exercise in Mali on 17 March.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Dutch-Apache-crew-killed-in-Mali-crash-410297/
  • ​LIMA: Flying club enters LOI for three Jet Ranger Xs

    News | 18 Mar 2015 09:46 | Greg Waldron

    Malaysia’s ESB Aero Club has signed a letter of intent to buy three Bell Helicopter Jet Ranger Xs.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/LIMA-Flying-club-enters-LOI-for-three-Jet-Ranger-Xs-410296/
  • ​LIMA: Malaysian firm orders two H135s for EMS mission

    News | 18 Mar 2015 09:36 | Greg Waldron

    ​LIMA: Malaysian firm orders two H135s for EMS missionhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/LIMA-Malaysian-firm-orders-two-H135s-for-EMS-mission-410294/
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