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  • ABACE: Cirrus lands 74 Chinese orders

    News | 15 Apr 2015 06:58 | Greg Waldron

    ​Cirrus Aircraft has announced orders for 74 aircraft from Chinese customers, comprising 68 SR series piston-driven aircraft and six SF50 private jets.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ABACE-Cirrus-lands-74-Chinese-orders-411219/
  • ANALYSIS: Has the bubble burst for China's business aviation sector?

    News | 14 Apr 2015 13:45 | Greg Waldron

    ​China’s business aircraft market grows up China is still an immense private jet market, but a glut of new aircraft and a changing political and economic outlook are weighing on private jet sales.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Has-the-bubble-burst-for-Chinas-business-aviation-sector-410136/
  • ABACE: Mooney eyes China M10 production

    News | 14 Apr 2015 10:19 | Greg Waldron

    ​Mooney is seriously exploring the possibility of a adding a production capability in China's Henan province to build its future M10 piston aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ABACE-Mooney-eyes-China-M10-production-411181/
  • ABACE: Boeing explores BBJ 737 combi possibility

    News | 14 Apr 2015 10:15 | Greg Waldron

    Boeing is exploring the possibility of introducing a passenger/combi version of the Boeing Business Jet 737-700C.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ABACE-Boeing-explores-BBJ-737-combi-possibility-411180/
  • ABACE: Textron announces raft of China transactions

    News | 13 Apr 2015 09:20 | Greg Waldron

    Textron Aviation has announced orders for over a dozen aircraft in China and a new support offering for Chinese operators of the Cessna Caravan 208.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ABACE-Textron-announces-raft-of-China-transactions-411119/
  • Pilatus posts record profits

    News | 10 Apr 2015 09:35 | Kate Sarsfield

    Pilatus Aircraft, the Swiss manufacturer of the PC family of business aircraft and military trainers, has posted its strongest-ever annual bresults.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Pilatus-posts-record-profits-411029/
  • EBAA joins forces with CEPA to co-host annual Prague-based expo

    News | 09 Apr 2015 16:17 | Kate Sarsfield

    The European Business Aviation Association has joined forces with fellow trade body Central European Private Aviation to organise and promote the annual CEPA Expo in Prague, the Czech Republic. The collaboration will help raise the international profile of the regional event, the first of which was held in 2010.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBAA-joins-forces-with-CEPA-to-co-host-annual-Prague-based-expo-411023/
  • ANALYSIS: France's ISAE studies reasons for pilot error

    News | 09 Apr 2015 10:10 | David Learmount

    Pilots make mistakes. Mistakes are a product of the brain. If it were possible to identify the common neurological precursors for pilot errors, it might be possible to prevent them.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Frances-ISAE-studies-reasons-for-pilot-error-410408/
  • Comlux America breaks ground on widebody completions facility

    News | 09 Apr 2015 10:04 | Kate Sarsfield

    Comlux America, the US completions and service centre arm of the Comlux Group, has broken ground on an extension to its VIP completion hangar. The new construction is expected to be completed in six months, and will raise the footprint of the hangar to 14,600m² (160,000ft²) – large enough to accommodate one widebody and four narrowbody aircraft simultaneously.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Comlux-America-breaks-ground-on-widebody-completions-facility-411006/
  • HondaJet powers up for worldwide demo tour

    News | 08 Apr 2015 15:50 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Honda Aircraft is preparing to begin a world tour with its HondaJet light business aircraft, ahead of planned US type certification and service entry of the $4.5 million twinjet in the coming months.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/HondaJet-powers-up-for-worldwide-demo-tour-410975/
  • EASA simplifies PBN preparations

    News | 08 Apr 2015 12:22 | David Learmount

    ​European operators can expect a less bureaucratic transition to performance-based navigation (PBN) procedures because EASA is simplifying the preparation and approval process.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EASA-simplifies-PBN-preparations-410962/
  • ANALYSIS: Novaer develops new trainer, utility aircraft for world market

    News | 08 Apr 2015 09:09 | Felipe Salles

    ​Privately-owned Novaer Craft’s thirty-odd employees temporarily operate from rented offices in a rather rundown office park positioned at the very edge of the São José dos Campos aerodrome. The location – adjacent to Embraer headquarters – is appropriate. Founded and managed by ex-Embraer employees, Novaer trusts that its new side-by-side, twin-seat, aerobatic basic trainer design – dubbed T-Xc (for trainer, future, carbonfibre) – has what it takes to replace the 100+ Neiva Universal 40-year old trainers still used in the Brazilian Air Force Academy.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Novaer-develops-new-trainer-utility-aircraft-for-world-market-410578/
  • Airlander receives environmentally-friendly transport funding

    News | 08 Apr 2015 04:23 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Furthering its campaign to raise the required funds to bring its Airlander 10 airship to flight, Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) has received a €2.5 million ($2.7 million) EU grant that is awarded to environmentally-friendly transport projects.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airlander-receives-environmentally-friendly-transport-funding-410944/
  • Grob SPn owner prepares to revive light business jet

    News | 08 Apr 2015 04:08 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​The owners of the Grob SPn are looking to resurrect the light business jet programme, seven years after the project was halted following the insolvency of its developer, Grob Aerospace.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Grob-SPn-owner-prepares-to-revive-light-business-jet-410941/
  • EASA ponders commercial single-engine IMC ruling

    News | 07 Apr 2015 14:48 | David Learmount

    EASA has recently completed its review of industry comments on the controversial subject of commercial single-engine turbine operations in instrument meteorological conditions (CAT SET-IMC), and expects to publish its Final Opinion “in the third quarter” of this year for rulemaking by the European Commission in 2016.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EASA-ponders-commercial-single-engine-IMC-ruling-410928/
  • NetJets takes delivery of 100th US-assembled Embraer Phenom

    News | 07 Apr 2015 14:28

    The 100th Phenom to be assembled at Embraer’s facility in Melbourne, Florida, has been handed over to the airframer’s largest customer, NetJets.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NetJets-takes-delivery-of-100th-US-assembled-Embraer-Phenom-410929/
  • ANALYSIS: L-3 spurs ADS-B hopes for GA with low-cost Lynx

    News | 06 Apr 2015 23:00 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Five years ago, the US Federal Aviation Administration set a very ambitious goal. By 31 December 2019, any pilot operating in controlled airspace must carry a system compliant with automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) out that continuously transmits the aircraft’s identify and precise position.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-L-3-spurs-ADS-B-hopes-for-GA-with-low-cost-Lynx-410140/
  • UTC names new CEO for Sikorsky as spinoff review continues

    News | 02 Apr 2015 15:21 | Stephen Trimble

    ​United Technologies has brought a former senior executive out of retirement and name him as the new chief executive for Sikorsky Aircraft as the parent company continues reviewing a potential spinoff.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UTC-names-new-CEO-for-Sikorsky-as-spinoff-review-continues-410862/
  • ANALYSIS: Has the light sport aircraft market lived up to expectations?

    News | 02 Apr 2015 13:42

    Sun-n-Fun in April 2015 will mark the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the light-sport aircraft sector in the USA. Both Evektor and Flight Design obtained their S-LSA certificates on the opening day of that 2005 show. Conceived by the FAA as a way to bring ultralights under FAA influence and as a reaction to the hodgepodge of European ultralight regulations (where each country has its own standards), the then-FAA administrator, Marion Blakey, expected 9,000 US-registered light-sport aircraft by 2015.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Has-the-light-sport-aircraft-market-lived-up-to-expectations-410231/
  • SEC accuses MD Helicopters owner of fraud

    News | 31 Mar 2015 20:50 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The US Securities and Exchange Commission has accused the owner of MD Helicopters of committing fraud by hiding information from investors.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/SEC-accuses-MD-Helicopters-owner-of-fraud-410770/
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