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  • 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 volcanic eruption.http://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 another 50 – and is one of the largest single contracts for the eight-seat type to datehttp://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/
  • 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 the correct ones, but they were incorrectly orientated during fitting.http://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/
  • 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/
  • Hartzell to supply propellers for new Avanti EVO

    News | 07 Aug 2014 11:11 | Kate Sarsfield

    Hartzell Propeller will supply new lightweight propellers to Piaggio Aero for its third generation P.180 Avanti, The EVO twin-pusher will have highly swept, wide-chord aluminium alloy propellers - each 85" in diameter - that, when combined with changes to the nacelle and engine exhaust geometry, reduce external noise by five dBA, says Piaggio. This represents a 68% improvement over the its Avanti II predecessor. Cabin noise is also lowered by 20%, or one dBA, thanks in large part to Hartzell’s five-blade scimitar design.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Hartzell-to-supply-propellers-for-new-Avanti-EVO-402467/
  • AgustaWestland delivers AW139 pair to Heliconia

    News | 06 Aug 2014 15:56 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​AgustaWestland has delivered two AW139s to Moroccan helicopter services company Heliconia Aero Solutions.  The first of the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67C-powered types has entered service providing offshore transportation services in North Africa. It will be joined later this week by the second aircraft. Heliconia also has an option for a further two AW139s.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AgustaWestland-delivers-AW139-pair-to-Heliconia-402434/
  • Interview: Greg Bowles - GAMA director of European regulatory affairs

    News | 06 Aug 2014 15:07 | Kate Sarsfield

    Greg Bowles is General Aviation Manufacturers Association director of European regulatory affairs and engineering, based in Brussels. He is responsible for laying a solid foundation for GA across the continenthttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Interview-Greg-Bowles-GAMA-director-of-European-regulatory-affairs-402436/
  • LABACE: Sorocaba emerges as Latin American MRO capital

    News | 06 Aug 2014 08:21 | Stephen Trimble

    An unassuming airport miles from LABACE has nonetheless become the focus of Brazilian business jet aviation, as years of patient expansion pay dividendshttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/LABACE-Sorocaba-emerges-as-Latin-American-MRO-capital-402051/
  • Cessna Citation Latitude and CJ3+ programmes hit development milestones

    News | 05 Aug 2014 16:46 | Kate Sarsfield

    Two of Cessna business jet programmes reached development milestones in late July as they advance towards certification and service entry over the coming 12 monthshttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Cessna-Citation-Latitude-and-CJ3+-programmes-hit-development-milestones-402397/
  • ANALYSIS: Gulfstream G650ER aims to be long-range leader in the business jet market

    News | 05 Aug 2014 09:56 | Kate Sarsfield

    Gulfstream has strengthened its dominance of the coveted ultra-long range business jet sector with the launch in May of its G650ER.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Gulfstream-G650ER-aims-to-be-long-range-leader-in-the-business-jet-market-402024/
  • Lufthansa Saab 91B trainer crashes in Bremen

    News | 04 Aug 2014 12:03 | Michael Gubisch

    Lufthansa lost its historic Saab 91B Safir training aircraft in a crash in Bremen on 1 August.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lufthansa-Saab-91B-trainer-crashes-in-Bremen-402342/
  • Bombardier links Learjet 85 schedule to priority review

    News | 31 Jul 2014 16:03 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Bombardier is now linking an internal debate over the entry into service date of the Learjet 85 to a wide-ranging review of priorities that includes the flight test programmes of the Global 7000 and 8000.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Bombardier-links-Learjet-85-schedule-to-priority-review-402261/
  • OSHKOSH: New ADS-B options, but old scepticism

    News | 30 Jul 2014 19:16 | Stephen Trimble

    A surfeit of new hardware options announced at the EAA Airventure fly-in did little to satisfy general aviation (GA) aircraft owner concerns about the cost and feasibility of a 2020 mandate to equip the national fleet with new air traffic surveillance systems.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OSHKOSH-New-ADS-B-options-but-old-scepticism-402215/
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