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  • VisionAire remains optimistic about Vantage prospects despite funding blow

    News | 25 Nov 2014 16:27 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​VisionAire Jets dogged pursuit of funding for its Vantage business jet has suffered a major blow after a committed new investor was forced to withdraw support following their incarceration.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VisionAire-remains-optimistic-about-Vantage-prospects-despite-funding-blow-406466/
  • Cirrus poised to fly second Vision SF50

    News | 25 Nov 2014 12:43 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Cirrus Aircraft is poised to fly the second conforming Vision SF50 personal jet within days and is preparing third and final test aircraft for its maiden flight by year-end.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Cirrus-poised-to-fly-second-Vision-SF50-406448/
  • AJA prepares to launch Sky Limo bespoke air taxi service

    News | 24 Nov 2014 15:01 | Kate Sarsfield

    VIP business aviation services provider Al Jaber Aviation is gearing up  to launch the Middle East’s first point-to-point, branded air taxi service in early December and  hopes to expand the operation into Europe within the next 18 months.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AJA-prepares-to-launch-Sky-Limo-bespoke-air-taxi-service-406195/
  • Gulfstream hands over first G650ER

    News | 19 Nov 2014 09:18 | Kate Sarsfield

    Gulfstream has delivered the first G650ER ultra-long-range business jet ahead of schedule.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Gulfstream-hands-over-first-G650ER-406222/
  • Dassault preparing 8X for 17 December roll-out

    News | 18 Nov 2014 17:44 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Dassault is preparing to roll-out the first Falcon 8X on 17 December at its Bordeaux, Merignac-facility and says the ultra-long-range business jet remains on track for first flight in the first quarter of 2015.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Dassault-preparing-8X-for-17-December-roll-out-406218/
  • VIDEO: 'Transformer' UAV touted to parcel delivery market

    News | 14 Nov 2014 15:27 | Beth Stevenson

    Krossblade Aerospace is touting its SkyProwler “transformer” unmanned air vehicle to the delivery market in the hope that once airspace regulations are lifted, it will offer speedy delivery of parcels across the USA.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VIDEO-Transformer-UAV-touted-to-parcel-delivery-market-406094/
  • Mooney adds composite, diesel-powered aircraft to portfolio

    News | 13 Nov 2014 10:54 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Mooney International is back in the aircraft development business, unveiling two new diesel and jet fuel-powered models at Airshow China in Zhuhai.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Mooney-adds-composite-diesel-powered-aircraft-to-portfolio-406010/
  • AIRSHOW CHINA: Reignwood signs LOI for 50 Bell 505s

    News | 12 Nov 2014 07:53 | Firdaus Hashim

    Bell Helicopter has followed up on this week's successful maiden sortie of its new 505 Jet Ranger X by sealing a tentative commitment for 50 examples of the light single from Chinese company Reignwood Investment.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AIRSHOW-CHINA-Reignwood-signs-LOI-for-50-Bell-505s-405941/
  • AIRSHOW CHINA: Rolls-Royce to power EA-500

    News | 12 Nov 2014 07:15 | Aaron Chong

    Rolls-Royce has signed a long-term contract to supply Chinese light aircraft manufacturer Jiangsu A-Star with turboprop engines to power the Extra EA-500 it will manufacture.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AIRSHOW-CHINA-Rolls-Royce-to-power-EA-500-405940/
  • ​AIRSHOW CHINA: AVIC sees large amphibian as niche aircraft

    News | 11 Nov 2014 14:04 | Greg Waldron

    AVIC hopes for its AG600 amphibian to complete its first flight around the end of 2015, with the aircraft mainly to serve in the search and rescue (SAR) and firefighting roles.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AIRSHOW-CHINA-AVIC-sees-large-amphibian-as-niche-aircraft-405915/
  • Royal Jet snaps up business jet quartet as part of fleet upgrade plan

    News | 10 Nov 2014 13:47 | Kate Sarsfield

    VVIP charter company Royal Jet has acquired four new business jets as part of a $700 million spending commitment on new aircraft over the next decade.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Royal-Jet-snaps-up-business-jet-quartet-as-part-of-fleet-upgrade-plan-405845/
  • Piaggio Aerospace opens new manufacturing plant

    News | 10 Nov 2014 12:12 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Piaggio Aerospace has opened its new global headquarters at Villanova d’Albenga, around 80km south west of Genoa. The 127,000m2 (1,367,000ft2) facility houses a 49,000m2 plant dedicated the development and manufacture of its P180 Avanti-based twin-turboprop programmes as well as its engine component assembly business.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Piaggio-Aerospace-opens-new-manufacturing-plant-405842/
  • China approves Nextant 400XTi twinjet

    News | 07 Nov 2014 11:24 | Kate Sarsfield

    Nextant Aerospace has clinched Chinese approval certification for its 400XTi business jet,  paving the way for the US airframer to deliver the first of the remanufactured light twin-engined types into the region early next year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/China-approves-Nextant-400XTi-twinjet-405784/
  • Large cabin charter demand boosts Hangar 8's profits

    News | 06 Nov 2014 11:17 | Kate Sarsfield

    UK business aircraft charter and management company Hangar 8 has recorded a 26% increase in revenues to £65 million ($104 million) in the first six months of 2014, thanks to continued strong demand for large-cabin, long-range business jet travel from its established international customer base.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Large-cabin-charter-demand-boosts-Hangar-8s-profits-405716/
  • Marshall Aviation Services prepares to offer widebody VIP completions

    News | 03 Nov 2014 17:57 | Kate Sarsfield

    Marshall Aviation Services – the business and commercial aviation arm of Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group – is planning to offer widebody VIP completions next year from its Cambridge airport base.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Marshall-Aviation-Services-prepares-to-offer-widebody-VIP-completions-405561/
  • AMAC in-house design team completes first interior completion

    News | 03 Nov 2014 17:35 | Kate Sarsfield

    Swiss business aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul company, AMAC Aerospace has completed the first interior refurbishment project wholly designed by its in-house design team.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AMAC-in-house-design-team-completes-first-interior-completion-405566/
  • GAMA report: business jets and piston aircraft drive surge in shipments over first 9 months

    News | 03 Nov 2014 15:33 | Kate Sarsfield

    Business and general aviation aircraft deliveries continued their resurgence during the first nine months,  thanks to rising demand for jets and piston-engined types, according to the latest statistics from the General Aviation Manufacturer’s Association.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/GAMA-report-business-jets-and-piston-aircraft-drive-surge-in-shipments-over-first-9-months-405547/
  • To fly or drive – why choose?

    News | 31 Oct 2014 17:59 | Dan Thisdell

    Some people have longed for flying cars since the '50s – is the technology finally catching up with the dream, or is the concept still a contradiction in terms?http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/To-fly-or-drive-why-choose-405508/
  • King Air crash kills at least four at Wichita airport

    News | 30 Oct 2014 19:49

    ​A Beechcraft King Air 200 crashed onto the top of a FlightSafety International building on 30 October near the Mid-Continent International airport in Wichita, Kansas, killing at least four, injuring several others and leaving some missing, airport officials confirmed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/King-Air-crash-kills-at-least-four-at-Wichita-airport-405460/
  • Big in Japan: Tokyo’s Top 10 aircraft projects

    News | 24 Oct 2014 14:41 | Craig Hoyle

    To mark the historic roll-out of Japan’s first new indigenous airliner in half a century, we look at the Mitsubishi MRJ and some of the nation’s other high-profile aerospace products – past and present. The listing is not intended to denote each project’s specific ranking, and intentionally counts only one aircraft developed prior to the Second World War.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Big-in-Japan-Tokyos-Top-10-aircraft-projects-405209/
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