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  • GE delays Passport engine flight test

    News | 22 Aug 2014 18:44 | Stephen Trimble

    Bombardier must wait a few more months to see the flight test phase begin for the GE Aviation engine that will power the Global 7000 and 8000 business jets.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/GE-delays-Passport-engine-flight-test-402967/
  • Norway set to receive first drag-chute equipped F-35

    News | 22 Aug 2014 16:59 | Dan Parsons

    When Norway’s fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35As comes online in 2015, there will be little to distinguish them from jets belonging to the United States and other programme partners.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Norway-set-to-receive-first-drag-chute-equipped-F-35-402965/
  • EASA issues volcanic ash safety bulletin

    News | 22 Aug 2014 15:11 | David Learmount

    ​The European Aviation Safety Agency has issued a safety information bulletin (SIB) to prepare airlines, air navigation service providers and national aviation authorities for the procedures they would have to follow in the event that the seismic activity reported by Iceland becomes a major volcanic eruption.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EASA-issues-volcanic-ash-safety-bulletin-402957/
  • ANALYSIS: The changing size and shape of the world airliner fleet

    News | 22 Aug 2014 10:58 | Murdo Morrison

    There are many fronts in the commercial war between the big two airframers. In one crucial skirmish – size of global single-aisle in-service fleet – the Airbus A320 family is within a whisker of overtaking the Boeing 737, when old and current-generation types are combined.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-The-changing-size-and-shape-of-the-world-airliner-fleet-402837/
  • Air India 787 grounded for engine inspection, repair

    News | 21 Aug 2014 21:02 | Stephen Trimble

    An Air India Boeing 787-8 is grounded through at least 23 August while GE Aviation inspects a potential fault in the accessory gearbox of both GEnx-1B engines installed on the aircraft, the engine maker says.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Air-India-787-grounded-for-engine-inspection-repair-402922/
  • RAF Rivet Joint on first operational deployment over Iraq

    News | 21 Aug 2014 16:44 | Beth Stevenson

    The Royal Air Force has deployed its first Boeing RC-135W Rivet Joint signals intelligence aircraft to support operations over Iraq, marking the first operational deployment of the aircraft since its delivery in November 2013.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RAF-Rivet-Joint-on-first-operational-deployment-over-Iraq-402899/
  • PICTURE: BAE's Hawk T1 turns 40

    News | 21 Aug 2014 16:36 | Jamie Hunter

    Qinetiq has marked the 40th anniversary of the Hawker Siddeley (now BAE Systems) Hawk jet trainer's first flight, by commissioning in-flight pictures of pre-production aircraft XX154 – which remains in use with the Empire Test Pilots’ School.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-BAEs-Hawk-T1-turns-40-402914/
  • US FAA lays out conditions for A350 lithium batteries

    News | 21 Aug 2014 14:56 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​US regulators have issued the special conditions for approving lithium-ion battery installation on the Airbus A350-900.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-FAA-lays-out-conditions-for-A350-lithium-batteries-402910/
  • Astrotech shareholders approve sale to Lockheed Martin

    News | 21 Aug 2014 11:23 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Shareholders in loss-making launch preparation services provider Astrotech have voted in favour of a deal announced on 29 May to sell essentially all of the company to Lockheed Martin, for $61 million. Astrotech, which provides final testing, fueling, encapsulation and day-of launch support from Cape Canaveral and Vandenburg AFB, describes its 18-month backlog as “relatively healthy” but in the nine months to end-March lost $4.8 million before taxes on revenue of $10.8 million. In its full year to 30 June 2013, Astrotech lost $723,000 before taxes on revenue of $24 million.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Astrotech-shareholders-approve-sale-to-Lockheed-Martin-402905/
  • US Airways retires last 737-400 after 26 years

    News | 20 Aug 2014 20:45 | Edward Russell

    ​US Airways flew its last Boeing 737-400 on 19 August, ending a more than a quarter century run for the type at the airline.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Airways-retires-last-737-400-after-26-years-402885/
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