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  • Business jet demand driven by large-cabin types in Bombardier's 20-year forecast

    News | 22 Jul 2014 14:27 | Kate Sarsfield

    Strong growth is expected across the light, medium and large-cabin business aircraft sectors over the next 20 years, propelled by “long-term market drivers” such as wealth creation, expanding globalisation of trade, replacement aircraft and the increasing adoption of business jet use in high-growth economies including China, Russia and India. These are the projections in Bombardier’s latest industry market forecast.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Business-jet-demand-driven-by-large-cabin-types-in-Bombardiers-20-year-forecast-401856/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Airbus leads Clean Sky 2 rotorcraft development effort

    News | 16 Jul 2014 17:01 | Kate Sarsfield

    Airbus Helicopters is planning a rapid return for the technology employed on its record-breaking X3 compound rotorcraft demonstrator that flew off into graceful retirement last month.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Airbus-leads-Clean-Sky-2-rotorcraft-development-effort-401683/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Edgley seeks buyer for Optica observation aircraft

    News | 16 Jul 2014 16:24 | Kate Sarsfield

    John Edgley, designer and developer of the iconic Optica observation aircraft, is at Farnborough hoping to find a buyer for the three-seat design who can bring the brand back to life.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Edgley-seeks-buyer-for-Optica-observation-aircraft-401484/
  • FARNBOROUGH: AgustaWestland delivers AW189 to Asia Pacific launch customer Weststar Aviation Services

    News | 16 Jul 2014 12:13 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​AgustaWestland is celebrating the handover of the first AW189 medium twin-engined helicopter to its Asia Pacific launch customer Weststar Aviation Services.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-AgustaWestland-delivers-AW189-to-Asia-Pacific-launch-customer-Weststar-Aviation-Services-401625/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Enstrom sets out certification timeframe for TH180

    News | 16 Jul 2014 06:34 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Enstrom Helicopter is preparing to fly its TH180 light piston-engined helicopter this quarter and says it will step up the sales and marketing effort for the two-seat single – provisionally dubbed the TH180 – once it has established the aircraft’s performance characteristics.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Enstrom-sets-out-certification-timeframe-for-TH180-401562/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Piaggio Aero appoints ConnectJets as its exclusive UK dealership

    News | 16 Jul 2014 05:09 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​UK business aircraft services provider ConnectJets was celebrating its first aircraft dealership at the show, following its appointment by Piaggio Aero as the exclusive sales agent for the Avanti EVO for the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Piaggio-Aero-appoints-ConnectJets-as-its-exclusive-UK-dealership-401632/
  • FARNBOROUGH: AgustaWestland secures first UK EMS customer for the AW169

    News | 15 Jul 2014 17:03 | Kate Sarsfield

    The UK's Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust (KSSAAT) has become the first first UK emergency medical services (EMS) provider to select the AgustaWestland AW169 following the order for a single unit at the show.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-AgustaWestland-secures-first-UK-EMS-customer-for-the-AW169-401530/
  • FARNBOROUGH: GKN clinches Global rudder contract

    News | 15 Jul 2014 17:00 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Bombardier has awarded a multi-million dollar contract to UK engineering company GKN Aerospace to design, develop and supply the integrated rudder and elevator for the new Global 7000 and 8000 ultra long-range business jets.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-GKN-clinches-Global-rudder-contract-401369/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Evektor EV-55 back on track following $200 million investment

    News | 15 Jul 2014 15:35 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Evektor has secured a $200 million investment from Malaysian company Aspirasi Pertiwi giving the Czech design and engineering company much needed investment to complete certification of its flagship EV-55 Outback utility aircraft programme.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Evektor-EV-55-back-on-track-following-200-million-investment-401544/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Piaggio secures record order for Avanti EVO

    News | 15 Jul 2014 10:32 | Kate Sarsfield

    Piaggio Aero is celebrating after securing the first major contract for its new Avanti EVO in a deal that could eventually be worth as much as $370 million at list prices.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Piaggio-secures-record-order-for-Avanti-EVO-401506/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Daher Socata shows off its Ecowingbox

    News | 15 Jul 2014 09:20 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Daher Socata is at Farnborough to promote a new composite wing box that it has designed especially for business aircraft. A model of the 14m long structure - part of French airframer’s Ecowingbox research and training project - is on display at the French industrial group's stand in Hall 4.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Daher-Socata-shows-off-its-Ecowingbox-401410/
  • FLIGHT TEST: Tecnam P2010 triumphs

    News | 15 Jul 2014 09:10 | Peter Collins

    The Tecnam P2010 is on course to receive European and US Part 23 certification this month.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FLIGHT-TEST-Tecnam-P2010-triumphs-400592/
  • FARNBOROUGH: E2 to be star of Embraer's show

    News | 14 Jul 2014 14:32 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    Embraer will be putting its E-Jet E2 family centre stage this year, as it works to bag new orders and tout the programme's rapid developmenthttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-E2-to-be-star-of-Embraers-show-401096/
  • FARNBOROUGH: L-3 Aviation eyes ADS-B retrofit market

    News | 14 Jul 2014 12:57 | Dominic Perry

    ​L-3 Aviation Products is eyeing the opportunity presented by an increasingly demanding timetable to install next-generation navigation systems on the world’s airliner fleet.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-L-3-Aviation-eyes-ADS-B-retrofit-market-401408/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Diamond Aircraft highlights multi-mission capabilities of DA42 Guardian

    News | 14 Jul 2014 12:35 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    Diamond Aircraft Industries is using this years show to highlight the multi-mission capabilities of its DA42 Guardian, a reconnaissance and surveillance platform that the company says is difficult to detect and provides unmatched efficiency.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Diamond-Aircraft-highlights-multi-mission-capabilities-of-DA42-Guardian-401427/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Piaggio Aero delivers first extended range P180 Avanti II to SR Jet

    News | 14 Jul 2014 12:28 | Kate Sarsfield

    Piaggio Aero delivered the first P180 Avanti II extended range (ER) at the show to Chinese operator SR Jet. The deal forms part of a multi-million dollar deal for up to ten Avanti II ER’s placed last year by SR Jet's parent company Sparkle Roll Investment.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Piaggio-Aero-delivers-first-extended-range-P180-Avanti-II-to-SR-Jet-401392/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Rockwell Collins joins European GNSS project

    News | 13 Jul 2014 23:00 | David Learmount

    ​Rockwell Collins’ flight management system and global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver has successfully enabled the first demonstrations of advanced arrival and departure flight operations for the European Union’s new airspace-enhancing project.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Rockwell-Collins-joins-European-GNSS-project-401317/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Citation X+ makes European debut

    News | 13 Jul 2014 15:48 | Kate Sarsfield

    The world’s fastest commercial aircraft touched down at Farnborough on 13 July after completing its first transatlantic flight.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Citation-X+-makes-European-debut-401362/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Challenger 350 makes its European debut

    News | 13 Jul 2014 12:51 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Bombardier's newest family member, the Challenger 350 is marking its European debut at Farnborough, but the super-midsize business jet is only making a flying visit to the show.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Challenger-350-makes-its-European-debut-401355/
  • Committee calls for public inquiry into North Sea helicopter safety

    News | 10 Jul 2014 09:30 | David Learmount

    ​Having examined the recent safety performance of oil- and gas-support helicopter operations in the UK sector of the North Sea, the UK Parliamentary Transport Select Committee has called for an independent public inquiry on the grounds that the Civil Aviation Authority “did not consider the evidence that commercial pressure impacts on helicopter safety”. It added that the “role and effectiveness” of the CAA also needs to be independently reviewed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Committee-calls-for-public-inquiry-into-North-Sea-helicopter-safety-401218/
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