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  • Bell Helicopter wants USAF to trade Huey for Huey

    News | 27 May 2015 20:55 | James Drew

    As the US Air Force pumps more money into its nuclear mission, Bell Helicopter and several other rotorcraft manufacturers are eyeing a lucrative opportunity to replace the 45-year-old UH-1N Huey fleet currently guarding America’s Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Bell-Helicopter-wants-USAF-to-trade-Huey-for-Huey-412807/
  • Gulfstream says G150 future must "play out"

    News | 26 May 2015 18:47 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Gulfstream executives stopped short of fully committing to the midsize market sector for the long-term, as the 10-year-old G150 now faces two new rivals with no replacement yet identified.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Gulfstream-says-G150-future-must-play-out-412758/
  • DAE sells StandardAero

    News | 26 May 2015 17:05 | Murdo Morrison

    ​Dubai Aerospace Enterprise’s ambition to become a global giant with businesses in several expanding industry sectors has effectively ended with the sale of its only overseas subsidiary, StandardAero, one of the biggest and oldest names in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of business jhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/DAE-sells-StandardAero-412755/
  • US government clears MH-60R sale to Saudi Arabia

    News | 22 May 2015 20:02 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The US State Department has approved a requested sale of 10 Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin MH-60R Seahawk anti-submarine helicopters to the Saudi Arabian government.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-government-clears-MH-60R-sale-to-Saudi-Arabia-412708/
  • VIDEO: Boeing confident in SB-1 design for Pentagon's FVL

    News | 22 May 2015 17:44 | James Drew

    ​Boeing is banking on its partnership with Sikorsky on the SB-1 Defiant demonstrator to help usher in the next generation of rotorcraft for Army but still anticipates that its long-serving AH-64 Apaches and CH-47 Chinooks will continue to dominate the skies out to 2060.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VIDEO-Boeing-confident-in-SB-1-design-for-Pentagons-FVL-412705/
  • Thales bags selection for RN Crowsnest system

    News | 22 May 2015 16:35 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Thales is to supply an improved version of its Searchwater radar and Cerberus mission system to deliver the UK Royal Navy’s Crowsnest airborne early warning (AEW) capability, following a selection announcement made on 22 May.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Thales-bags-selection-for-RN-Crowsnest-system-412700/
  • S-97 Raider makes debut test flight

    News | 22 May 2015 16:22 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Sikorsky has completed a first flight of the self-funded S-97 Raider at the company's flight test facility in West Palm Beach, Florida, to open a year-long test and demonstration phase for the high-speed, compound helicopter proposed for light attack, scout and special utility missions.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/S-97-Raider-makes-debut-test-flight-412703/
  • OPINION: Why business jet builders must keep their nerve

    News | 22 May 2015 15:00 | Flight International

    ​Business jet buyers are a fickle lot. Most airlines expect a new commercial aircraft to provide reliable service for at least 12 years before a replacement is even considered. But the average owner of a corporate aircraft starts looking for an upgrade in about half that time.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Why-business-jet-builders-must-keep-their-nerve-412693/
  • RNZAF Huey embarks on final domestic tour

    News | 21 May 2015 16:30 | Peter Clark

    ​The Royal New Zealand Air Force’s Bell Helicopter UH-1H Huey helicopter has conducted a final tour of the country ahead of a planned retirement in July.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RNZAF-Huey-embarks-on-final-domestic-tour-412661/
  • EBACE: Rizon plots expansion following sale to Lionhouse

    News | 20 May 2015 16:27 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Biggin Hill’ s biggest fixed-base operation Rizon Jet has been snapped up by ­aircraft finance and leasing company ­Lionhouse for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition clears the way for the upscale FBO – originally part of a Qatar-based business – to ­fulfill its ambition to expand its pohttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-Rizon-plots-expansion-following-sale-to-Lionhouse-412609/
  • EBACE: Nextant G90XT poised for certification in June

    News | 20 May 2015 16:23 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Nextant Aerospace says its G90XT certification programme is racing towards the finishing line, with final approval of the remanufactured Beechcraft King Air C90 on course for June.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-Nextant-G90XT-poised-for-certification-in-June-412608/
  • EBACE: Satcom Direct amps up download speeds

    News | 20 May 2015 13:45

    ​Satcom Direct has unveiled a new version of an airborne data router that could more than treble download speeds on board business jets equipped with the Inmarsat SwiftBroadband satellite service.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-Satcom-Direct-amps-up-download-speeds-412596/
  • Iranian nuclear deal could strengthen Israeli equipment plans

    News | 20 May 2015 10:56 | Arie Egozi

    Preliminary negotiations between Washington and Jerusalem may produce new contracts for two types of aircraft for the Israeli air force.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Iranian-nuclear-deal-could-strengthen-Israeli-equipment-plans-412581/
  • EBACE: LHT to provide cabin completions on ACJ319 Elite

    News | 20 May 2015 08:56 | Kerry Reals

    ​Lufthansa Technik will carry out cabin completions for the Airbus ACJ319 Elite corporate jet, following on from its cooperation with the airframer on the ACJ318 Elite.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-LHT-to-provide-cabin-completions-on-ACJ319-Elite-412573/
  • EBACE: Bombardier opens Munich support centre

    News | 20 May 2015 07:59 | Kerry Reals

    ​Bombardier Business Aircraft has opened a new regional service office (RSO) in Munich in response to growing demand in Europe.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-Bombardier-opens-Munich-support-centre-412571/
  • EBACE: Honeywell doubles wi-fi speeds with software upgrade

    News | 20 May 2015 06:31 | Kerry Reals

    ​Honeywell Aerospace has launched a High Data Rate (HDR) software upgrade that will double the speed of in-flight Wi-fi for existing Inmarsat Swiftbroadband customers, and is hoping to sign up some business aviation customers during EBACE.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-Honeywell-doubles-wi-fi-speeds-with-software-upgrade-412566/
  • EBACE: H+S Aviation's Abu Dhabi shop wins PW200 approval

    News | 19 May 2015 15:33 | Kerry Reals

    ​H+S Aviation’s Abu Dhabi facility has received General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) CAR 145 approval to maintain Pratt & Whitney Canada PW200 and PT6C-67C rotorcraft engines.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-H+S-Aviations-Abu-Dhabi-shop-wins-PW200-approval-412542/
  • EBACE: LHT and Mercedes to design new VIP cabin concept

    News | 19 May 2015 14:49 | Kerry Reals

    ​Lufthansa Technik has teamed up with Mercedes-Benz Style to design and develop an integrated VIP cabin concept for short- and medium-haul aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-LHT-and-Mercedes-to-design-new-VIP-cabin-concept-412538/
  • EBACE: Bell developing airline-style support package for 525

    News | 19 May 2015 13:47

    ​Bell Helicopter is working on a support package for the 525 Relentless helicopter that includes aircraft availability guarantees, says Patrick Moulay, vice-president of global sales and marketing.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-Bell-developing-airline-style-support-package-for-525-412533/
  • EBACE: Qatar Executive increases Gulfstream order

    News | 19 May 2015 13:43 | Kerry Reals

    ​Middle Eastern VIP operator Qatar Executive has firmed up its earlier memorandum of understanding for 20 Gulfstream business jets and added an extra 10 aircraft to the order.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-Qatar-Executive-increases-Gulfstream-order-412532/
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