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  • First-half revenue and profit up at Russian Helicopters

    News | 29 Aug 2014 15:58 | Dominic Perry

    ​Russian Helicopters has boosted first-half revenue to Rb69.2 billion ($1.86 billion), up 7.4% on the same period a year earlier.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/First-half-revenue-and-profit-up-at-Russian-Helicopters-403171/
  • Icelandic volcanic ash alert status raised

    News | 29 Aug 2014 13:41 | David Learmount

    Iceland's Meteorological Office has again raised its alert status indicating the risk of atmospheric contamination by volcanic ash as a result of increased seismic activity near the Bárðarbunga and Trölladyngja volcanoes in central Iceland, both on the northern edge of the Vatnajökul glacial reghttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Icelandic-volcanic-ash-alert-status-raised-403165/
  • Troubles mount for UK’s PremiAir as CAA suspends licence

    News | 29 Aug 2014 12:03 | Dominic Perry

    ​Mystery surrounds the fate of one of the UK’s oldest business aviation providers after the regulator suspended its Air Operator Certificate and the firm was apparently locked out of its base.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Troubles-mount-for-UKs-PremiAir-as-CAA-suspends-licence-403162/
  • North Sea helicopter operators Blueway and NHV to join forces

    News | 28 Aug 2014 15:17 | Dominic Perry

    ​North Sea helicopter operators Blueway Group and Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen are joining forces, creating a near-$300 million turnover business with a 59-strong rotorcraft fleet.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/North-Sea-helicopter-operators-Blueway-and-NHV-to-join-forces-403122/
  • Bell breaks ground at new Jet Ranger X factory

    News | 28 Aug 2014 12:16 | Dominic Perry

    ​Bell Helicopter has started construction of its new Lafayette, Louisiana production facility that will house the final assembly line for its new 505 Jet Ranger X.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Bell-breaks-ground-at-new-Jet-Ranger-X-factory-403113/
  • Cessna's CitationAir to cease operations

    News | 26 Aug 2014 14:03 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​CitationAir - Cessna’s business jet charter and management arm - plans to cease flight operations 31 October around two years after it stopped selling fractional shares in new aircraft and jet cards.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Cessnas-CitationAir-to-cease-operations-403017/
  • GE delays Passport engine flight test

    News | 22 Aug 2014 18:44 | Stephen Trimble

    Bombardier must wait a few more months to see the flight test phase begin for the GE Aviation engine that will power the Global 7000 and 8000 business jets.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/GE-delays-Passport-engine-flight-test-402967/
  • EASA issues volcanic ash safety bulletin

    News | 22 Aug 2014 15:11 | David Learmount

    ​The European Aviation Safety Agency has issued a safety information bulletin (SIB) to prepare airlines, air navigation service providers and national aviation authorities for the procedures they would have to follow in the event that the seismic activity reported by Iceland becomes a major volcanhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EASA-issues-volcanic-ash-safety-bulletin-402957/
  • Brazil jet crash probe finds errant cockpit voice recorder

    News | 18 Aug 2014 18:49 | Felipe Salles

    The cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of the crashed Cessna 560 XLS+ in Brazil on 13 August has been found, but does not contain any recordings from its last flight, the Brazilian air force’s crash investigation center (CENIPA) says.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Brazil-jet-crash-probe-finds-errant-cockpit-voice-recorder-402798/
  • Surf Air acquires up to 65 PC-12NGs for members only airline

    News | 18 Aug 2014 16:27 | Kate Sarsfield

    US members-only VIP airline Surf Air has placed an order with Pilatus Aircraft for up to 65 PC-12NGs, which will be used to expand its coverage across the USA and help to satisfy customer demand for its programme. The deal includes 15 firm orders for the single-engined turboprop and options for anothttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Surf-Air-acquires-up-to-65-PC-12NGs-for-members-only-airline-402752/
  • Firms seek answers from business aviation conferences organiser MIU Events

    News | 18 Aug 2014 15:47 | Dominic Perry

    Customers of a business aviation conference organiser are desperately trying to contact the company to find out what is happening after a pair of events were cancelled, one at extremely short noticehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Firms-seek-answers-from-business-aviation-conferences-organiser-MIU-Events-402788/
  • IAI seeks US partner to complete helicopter safety system

    News | 18 Aug 2014 11:01 | Arie Egozi

    Israel Aerospace Industries wants to team up with an avionics manufacturer to complete the development of equipment that will enable helicopter pilots to fly in degraded visual environmentshttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IAI-seeks-US-partner-to-complete-helicopter-safety-system-402776/
  • CASB issues Challenger emergency airworthiness directive

    News | 18 Aug 2014 09:57 | David Learmount

    Following three in-service reports of Bombardier Challeger 604s suffering fractured fastener heads on the inboard flap hinge-box, the Canadian Aviation Safety Board (CASB) has issued an emergency airworthiness directive requiring the re-fitting of incorrectly fitted fasteners. The fasteners were thehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/CASB-issues-Challenger-emergency-airworthiness-directive-402773/
  • Brazilian presidential candidate dies in business jet crash

    News | 14 Aug 2014 13:59 | Felipe Salles

    ​A Cessna Citation 560XL XLS+ has crashed into buildings during an approach to Santos airport, Brazil, in rain and mist, killing both crew and all the five passengers.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Brazilian-presidential-candidate-dies-in-business-jet-crash-402706/
  • LABACE: Dassault expands in Sorocaba

    News | 13 Aug 2014 01:38 | Stephen Trimble

    Dassault has announced plans to expand a maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in Sorocaba, a fast-growing regional hub that is itself getting a facelift.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/LABACE-Dassault-expands-in-Sorocaba-402619/
  • LABACE: Legacy 500 performance grows with certification

    News | 12 Aug 2014 23:52 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Embraer on 12 August announced receiving type certification from Brazil for the Legacy 500 jet and beating several critical performance metrics during the flight testing phase.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/LABACE-Legacy-500-performance-grows-with-certification-402618/
  • Israeli rivals take aim at Polish helicopter deal

    News | 12 Aug 2014 13:24 | Arie Egozi

    ​Two Israeli companies are competing in a tender aimed at equipping Polish combat helicopters with advanced air-to-surface missiles.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Israeli-rivals-take-aim-at-Polish-helicopter-deal-402604/
  • Gulfstream navigating Russian market amid sanctions

    News | 12 Aug 2014 10:52 | Stephen Trimble

    Gulfstream is continuing efforts to sell and maintain aircraft in Russia while navigating new economic sanctions by the USA and Europe that target certain individuals, which include some of the company's clients, a senior executive says.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Gulfstream-navigating-Russian-market-amid-sanctions-402596/
  • ​Gulfstream breaks silence on P42 project

    News | 12 Aug 2014 10:42 | Stephen Trimble

    Gulfstream has broken its four-year silence on the existence of a new aircraft development programme dubbed "P42", with a senior executive saying the company is "real close" to unveiling the mysterious project.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Gulfstream-breaks-silence-on-P42-project-402595/
  • Demand for heavy helicopters outstrips supply – Bristow

    News | 11 Aug 2014 16:13 | Dominic Perry

    ​Future demand for large helicopters will outstrip demand, according to a leading global rotorcraft operator.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Demand-for-heavy-helicopters-outstrips-supply-Bristow-402571/
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