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  • PARIS: Weakening ruble revives VIP Tu-204 sales pitch

    News | 16 Jun 2015 06:11 | Stephen Trimble

    ​If there is any silver lining to Russia's recent economic woes, it has revived interest in a VIP version of the Tupolev Tu-204.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PARIS-Weakening-ruble-revives-VIP-Tu-204-sales-pitch-413618/
  • PARIS: CFM Air debuts Dardo ultralight with hybrid engine

    News | 15 Jun 2015 17:38 | Kate Sarsfield

    Italy’s CFM Air is debuting its Dardo 2-seat ultralight at the show featuring a new its hybrid propulsion system.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PARIS-CFM-Air-debuts-Dardo-ultralight-with-hybrid-engine-413600/
  • PARIS: Greenpoint makes Paris debut as part of Zodiac parent

    News | 15 Jun 2015 10:05 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​US completions company, Greenpoint Technologies is exhibiting for the first time at the Paris airshow as part of its new parent company, Zodiac Aerospace.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PARIS-Greenpoint-makes-Paris-debut-as-part-of-Zodiac-parent-413548/
  • PARIS: Elixir Aircraft unveils new light single

    News | 15 Jun 2015 09:13 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​A new two-seat light aircraft, designed and built in France by start-up Elixir Aircraft was unveiled at the show yesterdayhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PARIS-Elixir-Aircraft-unveils-new-light-single-413540/
  • PARIS: Metal Metal Master plans family of Flaris LAR business jets

    News | 15 Jun 2015 06:25 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Polish engineering company Metal Master has returned to Paris with its Flaris LAR-1 personal jet where it declared that the five-seat single will eventually be joined by a family of business jets, all following the LAR nomenclature.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PARIS-Metal-Metal-Master-plans-family-of-Flaris-LAR-business-jets-413517/
  • PARIS: Daher debuts TBM 900 turboprop single

    News | 14 Jun 2015 07:51 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​French airframer Daher’s latest iteration of its high-speed turboprop, the TBM 900 is making Paris air show debut, 15 months after entering service.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PARIS-Daher-debuts-TBM-900-turboprop-single-413474/
  • Modernised An-2 demonstrator completes first flight

    News | 10 Jun 2015 21:07 | Stephen Trimble

    ​A Siberian aerospace research center has achieved first flight of a highly modified Antonov An-2 biplane with redesigned, winglet-like braces and carbonfibre wing structures, Sukhoi announced on 10 June.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Modernised-An-2-demonstrator-completes-first-flight-413382/
  • Viking breaks ground of Twin Otter training facility and prepares for anniversary tour

    News | 10 Jun 2015 12:20 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Viking Air has broken ground on a Series 400 Twin Otter training centre adjacent to its headquarters in Vancouver Island, Canada. The 10,000ft2 (920m2) facility, being built in partnership with Canadian training provider Pacific Sky Aviation, will house a single Series 400 Level D full flight simulator/seaplane trainer when its opens in the fourth quarter of 2016, but will be expanded as demand grows.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Viking-breaks-ground-of-Twin-Otter-training-facility-and-prepares-for-anniversary-tour-413352/
  • Blink sees maintenance joint ventures as stepping-stone to consolidation

    News | 10 Jun 2015 10:44 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​UK charter company, Blink is hoping to bolster its maintenance offering in Europe through joint ventures with fellow commercial European operators of the Cessna Citation Mustang.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Blink-sees-maintenance-joint-ventures-as-stepping-stone-to-consolidation-413347/
  • Nextant launches Resale division for pre-owned 400XT/XTis

    News | 10 Jun 2015 09:33 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Nextant Aerospace has launched a new resale division dedicated to selling pre-owned versions of its remanufactured aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Nextant-launches-Resale-division-for-pre-owned-400XTXTis-413339/
  • Poland's Metal Master selects Williams FJ33 to power Flaris LAR-1 personal jet

    News | 09 Jun 2015 12:22 | Kate Sarsfield

    Polish engineering company, Metal Master has selected the Williams International FJ33-5A turbofan to power its Flaris LAR-1 personal jet, and hopes to fly the five-seat aircraft in the second half of the year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Polands-Metal-Master-selects-Williams-FJ33-to-power-Flaris-LAR-1-personal-jet-413302/
  • FAA approval clears Citation Latitude for deliveries

    News | 05 Jun 2015 20:15 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The US Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a type certificate for the nine-passenger Citation Latitude to complete a 3.5-year-long development programme, Cessna announced on 5 June.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FAA-approval-clears-Citation-Latitude-for-deliveries-413168/
  • Kaman restarts K-Max production on new commercial orders

    News | 05 Jun 2015 18:52 | Stephen Trimble

    ​At least 10 more K-Max helicopters will be produced on a revived assembly line after a 12-year hiatus, Kaman Aerospace announced on 5 June.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Kaman-restarts-K-Max-production-on-new-commercial-orders-413164/
  • NASA awards studies for low-boom supersonic transports

    News | 03 Jun 2015 19:07 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Eight newly-launched studies announced by NASA on 3 June will continue the agency’s long-running effort to validate the technology for a new generation of passenger-carrying supersonic aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NASA-awards-studies-for-low-boom-supersonic-transports-413075/
  • Sonex CEO, mechanic killed in Oshkosh crash

    News | 03 Jun 2015 18:02 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Two employees of aircraft kit maker Sonex – including chief executive Jeremy Monnett – died in a 2 June accident while flying a company-owned Sport Acro in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sonex-CEO-mechanic-killed-in-Oshkosh-crash-413073/
  • Jordan Hansell exits NetJets

    News | 03 Jun 2015 13:25 | Kate Sarsfield

    Jordan Hansell has stepped down as chairman and chief executive officer at NetJets with immediate effect. He has been replaced by Adam Johnson, a long-time employee of the US-headquartered fractional ownership provider.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Jordan-Hansell-exits-NetJets-413053/
  • Quest sells first European Kodiak through dealership as certification looms

    News | 03 Jun 2015 12:19 | Kate Sarsfield

    Quest Aircraft has sold its first Kodiak single-engined turboprop through a European dealership and is now working towards EASA certification of the 10-seat utility aircraft, which it hopes to secure by early next year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Quest-sells-first-European-Kodiak-through-dealership-as-certification-looms-413050/
  • ANALYSIS: Falcon 5X launches Dassault wide-cabin business jet strategy

    News | 03 Jun 2015 09:56 | Kate Sarsfield

    Dassault rolled out its Falcon 5X on 2 June at a dedicated ceremony at its 64-year-old final assembly facility at Bordeaux-Mérignac airport in southwest France.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Falcon-5X-launches-Dassault-wide-cabin-business-jet-strategy-413025/
  • Dassault rolls-out first Falcon 5X

    News | 02 Jun 2015 11:08 | Kate Sarsfield

    Dassault has rolled-out its Falcon 5X at a ceremony at its 60-year-old final assembly facility in Bordeaux-Mérignac, southwest France.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Dassault-rolls-out-first-Falcon-5X-412963/
  • Pacific weather forces Solar Impulse divert to Nagoya

    News | 01 Jun 2015 11:52 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Weather has forced a major change to the Solar Impulse round-the-world flight plan, with a five-day leg from Nanjing to Hawaii ending with an unscheduled stop in Nagoya, Japan.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Pacific-weather-forces-Solar-Impulse-divert-to-Nagoya-412940/
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