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  • ANALYSIS: Frigate Ecojet plans its own Russian revolution

    News | 11 Aug 2014 08:11 | Dominic Perry

    Frigate Ecojet is confident its elliptical fuselage twinjet will find a niche in international markets – but there's a lot of work still to do to get the new type off the groundhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Frigate-Ecojet-plans-its-own-Russian-revolution-402042/
  • ANALYSIS: Irkut builds future on Yak-130 and MC-21

    News | 08 Aug 2014 13:53 | Dominic Perry

    ​“I believe,” says Oleg Demchenko, “that my grandchildren will fly in the MC-21." It is a bullish statement from the Irkut president and says much about his faith in the longevity and sales prospects for an airliner that has yet to roll out, let alone perform its maiden flight.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Irkut-builds-future-on-Yak-130-and-MC-21-400399/
  • Comac sets up Sichuan branch aimed at ARJ21 support

    News | 08 Aug 2014 02:52 | Mavis Toh

    ​Chinese airframer Comac has set up a branch office in Sichuan, southwest China.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Comac-sets-up-Sichuan-branch-aimed-at-ARJ21-support-402504/
  • Mitsubishi readies for 787 production rate increases

    News | 08 Aug 2014 02:06 | Mavis Toh

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will be expanding two of its production facilities for the 787 programme, to keep up with Boeing's plan to increase production rate of the type from the current 10 monthly shipsets to 14 shipsets by the end of the decade.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Mitsubishi-readies-for-787-production-rate-increases-402501/
  • Premium Aerotec to introduce 3D printing technology

    News | 07 Aug 2014 13:47 | Michael Gubisch

    ​Premium Aerotec is planning to employ additive layer manufacturing technology for regular component production from 2016.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Premium-Aerotec-to-introduce-3D-printing-technology-402470/
  • UK faces engineering skills crisis

    News | 07 Aug 2014 09:45 | David Learmount

    UK industry now has a deficit of 10,000 engineering students and apprentices a year, despite importing international students, according to training organisations Semta and the Aviation Skills Partnership which are attempting to bridge the gap.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UK-faces-engineering-skills-crisis-402185/
  • Xian Aircraft becomes sole wing supplier for Airbus's Tianjin site

    News | 06 Aug 2014 14:27 | Michael Gubisch

    China's Xian Aircraft Industry is now sole supplier of wings to Airbus's A320 final assembly line in Tianjin.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Xian-Aircraft-becomes-sole-wing-supplier-for-Airbuss-Tianjin-site-402426/
  • ANALYSIS: GE ponders 3D printing for GE9X turbine blade

    News | 06 Aug 2014 09:52 | Stephen Trimble

    Low-pressure turbine (LPT) blades for aircraft engines could be the next application conquered by additive manufacturing techniques.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-GE-ponders-3D-printing-for-GE9X-turbine-blade-401898/
  • ANALYSIS: Airbus conversions stress shift to larger types

    News | 05 Aug 2014 10:53 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Analysis of Airbus’s single-aisle backlog reveals that the shift towards larger types in new orders has been underpinned by substantial conversion activity within existing agreements.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Airbus-conversions-stress-shift-to-larger-types-402387/
  • Antonov completes fuselage assembly of first An-178

    News | 04 Aug 2014 11:55 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Antonov has completed fuselage assembly of the first An-178, a freighter variant of the An-148 and An-158 regional jet.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Antonov-completes-fuselage-assembly-of-first-An-178-402346/
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