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  • Embraer close to resuming KC-390 flight tests

    News | 22 May 2015 16:13 | Dominic Perry

    ​Embraer will in the next two months resume test flights of its developmental KC-390 transport and tanker, following a lengthy pause since its first – and only – sortie on 3 February.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Embraer-close-to-resuming-KC-390-flight-tests-412696/
  • 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/
  • ANALYSIS: Airbus keeps pilot conversion to A350 from A330 simple

    News | 22 May 2015 06:37 | Max Kingsley-Jones

    ​With the A350 conceived as the natural replacement in the Airbus product line for the A330 family, the manufacturer had to ensure the desire to introduce advanced technology into the new twinjet did not create too big a step for pilots transitioning from the earlier type.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Airbus-keeps-pilot-conversion-to-A350-from-A330-simple-412636/
  • ​Flight test: Airbus keeps family faithful with A350

    News | 22 May 2015 06:27 | Mike Gerzanics

    When Airbus conceived the all-new A350 XWB almost a decade ago, it did so after first attempting to create a challenger to the Boeing 787 based on its existing “big-twin”, the A330.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Flight-test-Airbus-keeps-family-faithful-with-A350-412426/
  • 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/
  • ANALYSIS: Swedish air force wary of Russian manoeuvring

    News | 21 May 2015 15:04 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Given its current fleet size of fewer than 100 Saab Gripen C/Ds assigned to four frontline squadrons and two training units, it is hard to imagine that at the height of the Cold War Sweden had the world’s fifth-largest air force, and the ability to mobilise almost 10% of its population for military action if threatened by Moscow.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Swedish-air-force-wary-of-Russian-manoeuvring-412272/
  • Aeronautics introduces Orbiter 1K loitering munition

    News | 21 May 2015 13:04 | Arie Egozi

    ​Israeli manufacturer Aeronautics has introduced a loitering munition variant of its Orbiter 2 unmanned air vehicle.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Aeronautics-introduces-Orbiter-1K-loitering-munition-412651/
  • USMC F-35B lands on USS Wasp for operational testing

    News | 21 May 2015 11:43 | Beth Stevenson

    Six US Marine Corps Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II aircraft landed on board the USS Wasp amphibious assault ship on 18 May, where they will begin the first phase of shipboard operational testing for the force’s Joint Strike Fighters.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USMC-F-35B-lands-on-USS-Wasp-for-operational-testing-412647/
  • MC-21 vertical fin heads for bird-strike testing

    News | 21 May 2015 10:17 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Russian airframer Aviastar has completed work on the first vertical fin for the Irkut MC-21, and transferred the component for bird-strike tests.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MC-21-vertical-fin-heads-for-bird-strike-testing-412642/
  • France meets IOC milestone with second upgraded E-3 AWACS

    News | 21 May 2015 04:47 | James Drew

    The French Air Force has completed test and evaluation of its second modernized E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) jet, declaring initial operational capability on its Boeing-lead mid-life upgrade programme earlier this week.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/France-meets-IOC-milestone-with-second-upgraded-E-3-AWACS-412626/
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