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  • SOFIA telescope declared operational, but funding threat looms

    News | 03 Jun 2014 20:19

    ​Three months after announcing plans to ground the aircraft, NASA has declared the stratospheric observatory of infrared astronomy (SOFIA) operational after 18 years in development.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/SOFIA-telescope-declared-operational-but-funding-threat-looms-400036/
  • Film, TV studios launch bid to open airspace to UAVs

    News | 03 Jun 2014 17:44 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Film and television studios have become the first industry to seek US regulatory approval to operate commercial unmanned air systems (UAS) in sub-Arctic airspace, the US Federal Aviation Administration says.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Film-TV-studios-launch-bid-to-open-airspace-to-UAVs-400031/
  • ANALYSIS: GE looks to turn former Walter Engines into its turboprop centre of excellence

    News | 03 Jun 2014 09:06 | Murdo Morrison

    ​GE Aviation’s Business and General Aviation Turboprops business in Prague – the former Walter Aircraft Engines – combines the Czech company’s decades-long expertise in small turboprop engines with the US giant’s vast experience in industrial production and new product developmenthttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-GE-looks-to-turn-former-Walter-Engines-into-its-turboprop-centre-of-excellence-399672/
  • Long-endurance Solar Impulse prototype makes first flight

    News | 02 Jun 2014 19:54 | Stephen Trimble

    Solar Impulse moved a step closer to a planned round-the-world flight next year with the maiden flight on 2 June of the critical second prototype – the first solar-powered aircraft designed to cross oceans.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Long-endurance-Solar-Impulse-prototype-makes-first-flight-399971/
  • Northrop announces partnership with Diamond Aircraft for surveillance market

    News | 29 May 2014 12:07 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Northrop Grumman has announced a new partnership with Diamond Aircraft Industries and a new presence in Ontario, Canada, to developsurveillance aircraft for Canadian and international markets.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Northrop-announces-partnership-with-Diamond-Aircraft-for-surveillance-market-399810/
  • Ex-Im pledges $2B for exports of business jets, helicopters

    News | 27 May 2014 16:21 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The US Export-Import Bank has announced a goal to double financing support for business aircraft and commercial helicopters this year, even as it faces the threat of being shut down after 30 September.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Ex-Im-pledges-2B-for-exports-of-business-jets-helicopters-399732/
  • EBACE: Pilatus secures 80 orders for PC-24

    News | 21 May 2014 16:44 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Pilatus Aircraft has secured over 80 orders for its PC-24 and has named its five launch customers which between them have acquired 18 of the superlight twin jets. This line-up includes: Luxembourg fractional ownership company JetFly which has an order for six of the $9 million aircraft, Abu Dhabi charter and management company Falcon Aviation Services with four aircraft, US fractional provider PlaneSense, with six and Australia’s Royal Flying Doctor with three orders and one option.The Williams FJ44-4A-powered PC-24 was launched at EBACE last year – marking Stans Switzerland-based Pilatus’s first foray into the business jet space. The twinjet has a projected take-off distance of 820m (2,690ft) and a landing distance of 2,530ft, enabling it to operate from unpaved runways and grass strips.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-Pilatus-secures-80-orders-for-PC-24-399599/
  • EBACE: Fokker proposes giant window to Boeing Business Jets

    News | 21 May 2014 13:34

    High net worth individuals are used to viewing the world through panoramic windows from penthouse apartments or luxury yachts – but when they step on their business jets they are restricted to peering through tiny windows.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-Fokker-proposes-giant-window-to-Boeing-Business-Jets-399588/
  • EBACE: UK business aviation association boss warns of border control 'disease'

    News | 21 May 2014 13:15

    The head of UK business aviation association BBGA has warned of a “disease” that could spread across Europe and add significant costs to business aviation operators.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-UK-business-aviation-association-boss-warns-of-border-control-disease-399586/
  • ANALYSIS: Falcon 8X laid bare

    News | 20 May 2014 15:10 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​This is a very busy time for Dassault. Less than seven months after launching its all-new, large cabin Falcon 5X, the French airframer has introduced a new business jet to sit at the head of its family of high-end, twin- and tri-engined business jetshttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Falcon-8X-laid-bare-399168/
  • EBACE: GE prepares to take on PT6A with new engines

    News | 20 May 2014 14:22

    GE Aviation plans to take on rival Pratt & Whitney’s market-leading PT6A with new engines in the 1,100-1,200 shaft horsepower and 1,800-2,000shp class, by developing a turboprop “centre of excellence” in Prague – the former Walter Aircraft Engines business it acquired in 2008.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-GE-prepares-to-take-on-PT6A-with-new-engines-399531/
  • EBACE: Bombardier unveils Global 7000 cabin

    News | 20 May 2014 14:14

    ​Bombardier is ready to show customers the fruits of four years of research with the unveiling today of the 33.7m (111ft) cockpit and cabin mock-up for its latest Global 7000 business jet.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-Bombardier-unveils-Global-7000-cabin-399528/
  • EBACE: Old faces return with new lease of life

    News | 20 May 2014 14:00

    ​A new name in executive jet leasing was launched at EBACE – but with some familiar faces at the helm.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-Old-faces-return-with-new-lease-of-life-399529/
  • EBACE: Race is on to deliver first BBJ 747-8

    News | 20 May 2014 13:58 | Murdo Morrison

    The race is on for the delivery of the first BBJ 747-8 head of state aircraft and Boeing Business Jets president Steve Taylor wants to be at the office in the front when the delivery happens sometimes in the next month.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-Race-is-on-to-deliver-first-BBJ-747-8-399522/
  • ILA: How Tecnatom looks beneath the surface

    News | 20 May 2014 09:18 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Non-destructive testing systems specialist Tecnatom (Hall 1, stand 1115) is on hand to talk about laser ultrasonics – the technology it says is opening a new era of speed and precision in examining complex composite parts for flaws.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ILA-How-Tecnatom-looks-beneath-the-surface-399484/
  • ILA: International Suppliers Centre opens for business

    News | 20 May 2014 09:12

    ​The ILA Berlin air show’s International Suppliers Centre (ISC) has opened its doors for business, with the ‘fair within a fair’ proving to be more popular than ever.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ILA-International-Suppliers-Centre-opens-for-business-399483/
  • EBACE: Embraer Legacy 500 makes last appearance before certification

    News | 19 May 2014 15:00 | Stephen Trimble

    ​In a return visit to the EBACE static park, Embraer is taking out the Legacy 500 for perhaps the final time before achieving a scheduled certification milestone by mid-year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-Embraer-Legacy-500-makes-last-appearance-before-certification-399446/
  • EBACE: Gulfstream announces world's longest-range conventional business jet, the G650ER

    News | 19 May 2014 14:56 | Stephen Trimble

    Gulfstream  today announced a new version of the G650 that will become the world’s longest-range, conventional business jet.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-Gulfstream-announces-worlds-longest-range-conventional-business-jet-the-G650ER-399445/
  • EBACE: Dassault launches Falcon 8X, its largest, longest-range jet

    News | 19 May 2014 14:48 | Kate Sarsfield

    Dassault has turned up the heat in the competitive ultra-long range sector with the launch at EBACE of its longest range and largest cabin Falcon – the 8X.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-Dassault-launches-Falcon-8X-its-largest-longest-range-jet-399444/
  • EBACE: Beechcraft 350ER King Air is a multi-mission masterpiece

    News | 15 May 2014 11:10 | Mike Gerzanics

    The Beechcraft King Air was introduced in 1964, and has proved to be one of the world’s most popular turboprop twins. While the folks in Wichita have been steadily working away, delivering more than 7,000 King Airs of ­various flavours since then, the corporate backdrop has been anything but stable. Multiple ownership changes and a bankruptcy filing during the course of the King Air’s production life have played out, with Beechcraft recently becoming part of Textron Aviation (TA). A visit to TA’s website reveals a new corporate tagline, “Gaining Altitude. Together.” The “together” is the combination of Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker under a single corporate umbrella. Clyde Cessna and Walter Beech had last worked together in 1927 at Travel Air Manufacturing Company. Separately both left to found their own aircraft companies, and after 87 years apart these two storied marques are back together.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EBACE-Beechcraft-350ER-King-Air-is-a-multi-mission-masterpiece-398552/
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