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  • Sikorsky's Raider days away from spinning rotors

    News | 30 Jan 2015 18:53 | Dan Parsons

    ​Sikorsky is days away from firing the engines of its S-97 Raider, marking the first time the prototype’s coaxial rigid rotor blades will spin in preparation for first flight.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sikorskys-Raider-days-away-from-spinning-rotors-408513/
  • Cessna rolls out first production Latitude

    News | 29 Jan 2015 23:46 | Stephen Trimble

    ​With certification still expected in the second quarter, Cessna rolled the first Citation Latitude built to be delivered to a customer off the production line in Wichita, Kansas.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Cessna-rolls-out-first-production-Latitude-408464/
  • ANALYSIS: Offshore helicopter safety programme advances rapidly

    News | 29 Jan 2015 11:53 | David Learmount

    Advances in safety thinking about offshore oil support helicopter operations are rapidly being consolidated into practical measures, according to the UK Civil Aviation Authority.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Offshore-helicopter-safety-programme-advances-rapidly-408379/
  • Gulfstream to boost mid-cabin jet production

    News | 29 Jan 2015 10:36 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Gulfstream plans to boost production of green mid-cabin aircraft by nearly one-third this year, says Phebe Novakovic, chairman and chief executive of parent General Dynamics.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Gulfstream-to-boost-mid-cabin-jet-production-408391/
  • Lift Air launches Cirrus SR 20/22 air taxi service

    News | 28 Jan 2015 16:06 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​US start-up Lift Air has launched an air taxi operation from its Florida base with Cirrus SR20 and SR22 piston singles.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lift-Air-launches-Cirrus-SR-2022-air-taxi-service-408395/
  • Diamond sets its sights on April approval for DA62

    News | 28 Jan 2015 15:36 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Diamond Aircraft is hoping to clinch European certification for its top-of-the-range DA62 in April - two years after the launch of the seven-seat piston-twin.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Diamond-sets-its-sights-on-April-approval-for-DA62-408390/
  • Marshall Aviation Services makes first foray into FBO market

    News | 28 Jan 2015 12:28 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Marshall Aviation Services, the business aviation arm of the Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, is moving into the fixed base operator market, signing a long-term lease to run the executive aviation handling facility at Birmingham Airport The facility, which was previously run by EuroJhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Marshall-Aviation-Services-makes-first-foray-into-FBO-market-408377/
  • London's business airports attack RAF Northolt on safety

    News | 28 Jan 2015 12:08 | David Learmount

    ​Several airports serving the London, UK business aviation community have called for judicial clarification as to whether RAF Northolt, which encourages business flights to use it on a commercial basis, adheres to the aerodrome safety rules civil airports have to follow. The request for judicial rhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Londons-business-airports-attack-RAF-Northolt-on-safety-408351/
  • US Interior Department, Australia eye unmanned helicopters to fight fires

    News | 27 Jan 2015 19:14 | Dan Parsons

    ​The US Department of the Interior has announced it will investigate the utility of optionally manned helicopters for forest firefighting, a concept that already is gaining traction across the Pacific Ocean in Australia.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Interior-Department-Australia-eye-unmanned-helicopters-to-fight-fires-408352/
  • Heavy types set to continue dominating Airbus Helicopters orders

    News | 27 Jan 2015 17:32 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Airbus Helicopters has recorded steady end-of-year results for 2014, with heavy-class helicopter orders continuing to dominate the market.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Heavy-types-set-to-continue-dominating-Airbus-Helicopters-orders-408343/
  • VIDEO: Parachute saves Cirrus SR22 pilot as he ditches off Hawaii

    News | 27 Jan 2015 15:34 | Murdo Morrison

    ​Another Cirrus SR22 pilot looks to have been saved by the aircraft’s parachute when he ran out of fuel 220nm (400km) from Hawaii.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VIDEO-Parachute-saves-Cirrus-SR22-pilot-as-he-ditches-off-Hawaii-408340/
  • Argentina picks Cessnas for army medevac deal

    News | 27 Jan 2015 13:30 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Cessna has been awarded a contract worth over $10.8 million to supply the Argentinian army with a trio of aircraft adapted for aeromedical evacuation duties.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Argentina-picks-Cessnas-for-army-medevac-deal-408338/
  • First flight for new Australian military training helicopter

    News | 26 Jan 2015 17:17 | Craig Hoyle

    ​The Australian military’s first of an eventual 15 EC135 T2+ rotorcraft has made a 57min debut flight, just two months after the award of a Helicopter Aircraft Training System (HATS) deal to prime contractor Boeing Defence Australia.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/First-flight-for-new-Australian-military-training-helicopter-408295/
  • Finnish NH90s creep towards 50% operational serviceability rate

    News | 23 Jan 2015 16:41 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Ahead of the delivery of its final NH Industries NH90 transport helicopter in the coming weeks, the Finnish army is only achieving an approximate 40% operational serviceability rate on the current fleet, its chief of aviation has claimed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Finnish-NH90s-creep-towards-50-operational-serviceability-rate-408259/
  • ​PICTURES: Amphibious assault Surion makes maiden flight

    News | 23 Jan 2015 08:16 | Greg Waldron

    Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has conducted the maiden flight of a Surion transport helicopter optimised for amphibious assault operations.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-Amphibious-assault-Surion-makes-maiden-flight-408241/
  • Afghan air force to add armed MD 530F to helicopter fleet

    News | 22 Jan 2015 14:42 | Beth Stevenson

    The Afghan air force is to receive approximately 20 armed variants of the MD Helicopters MD 530F utility helicopter, an official close to the force has confirmed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Afghan-air-force-to-add-armed-MD-530F-to-helicopter-fleet-408204/
  • Malaysia to upgrade and arm S-61 "Nuri" fleet

    News | 22 Jan 2015 12:08 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Malaysia is to boost its ability to combat future militant incursions by arming its AgustaWestland AW109s and transferring some upgraded Sikorsky S-61 “Nuri” utility helicopters to army aviation control.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Malaysia-to-upgrade-and-arm-S-61-Nuri-fleet-408199/
  • Diamond's turbine-powered DA50 takes to the skies

    News | 21 Jan 2015 18:10 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Diamond Aircraft flew its turbine-powered DA50 for the first time on 19 January, less than two years after the seven-seat single was launched.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Diamonds-turbine-powered-DA50-takes-to-the-skies-408175/
  • Asian deal is sweet Music for Elbit Systems

    News | 21 Jan 2015 15:15 | Arie Egozi

    ​Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract from an undisclosed Asian nation to provide mini-Music directional infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) systems for its army fleet of Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Asian-deal-is-sweet-Music-for-Elbit-Systems-408163/
  • VistaJet establishes permanent US presence

    News | 21 Jan 2015 14:53 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Swiss VIP charter operator VistaJet has established a permanent presence in the USA following a “positive reception” to its service, launched in September 2013.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VistaJet-establishes-permanent-US-presence-408159/
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