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  • Triumph gains loss-making Spirit packages for Gulfstream

    News | 10 Dec 2014 22:43 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Spirit AeroSystems has closed the book on a financially painful, six-year foray into the business jet market, reaching an agreement with Triumph Group to take over wing assembly work in Tulsa, Oklahoma for Gulfstream G650s and G280s.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Triumph-gains-loss-making-Spirit-packages-for-Gulfstream-406916/
  • No 'panic' for A380 upgrade: Airbus

    News | 10 Dec 2014 15:14 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Airbus Group is not feeling pressured to develop a significant upgrade to the A380 but accepts that it will need to make a near- to mid-term decision on modernisation.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/No-panic-for-A380-upgrade-Airbus-406963/
  • Boeing announces new production cut for 747-8

    News | 09 Dec 2014 17:29 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Boeing has decided to lower yearly output of the 747-8 by 2.4 aircraft starting in September 2015 due to a slower recovery cycle in the cargo market.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-announces-new-production-cut-for-747-8-406922/
  • A350 timeline: Countdown to first delivery

    News | 08 Dec 2014 16:21 | Dan Thisdell

    ​With the first delivery to launch customer Qatar Airways scheduled for this Saturday in Toulouse, Airbus is poised to see years of development work turn to reality in the form of its latest widebody, the A350.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/A350-timeline-Countdown-to-first-delivery-406867/
  • OPINION: Lessons must be learned from 787 battery fires

    News | 08 Dec 2014 15:51

    ​A pair of lithium ion batteries on the Boeing 787-8 – which should have been risk-assessment afterthoughts compared to the overall electrical system – became unexpected safety problems. Luckily, nobody was hurt and the aircraft escaped heavy damage. Why?http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Lessons-must-be-learned-from-787-battery-fires-406870/
  • OPINION: Where next for Rolls-Royce?

    News | 08 Dec 2014 00:00

    ​London investment bank Investec has called for a thorough strategy review at Rolls-Royce. The company’s directors may not take up the suggestion but, if they do, they may well conclude that their strategy is just fine as it is. But to propose other options is to raise serious questions for R-R and the aerospace industry.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Where-next-for-Rolls-Royce-406871/
  • ANALYSIS: The impact of DC-10 and MD-11 on aviation

    News | 05 Dec 2014 10:57 | James Mellon

    ​All journeys on a passenger jet these days will be on a type that has two, or occasionally four, engines. This year marked the end of the era of the three-engine airliner and, with it, the presence in the flight schedules of a once powerful manufacturer. In a remarkable coincidence, the final scheduled passenger services of both the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and its successor, the MD-11, took place in 2014, with Biman Bangladesh and KLM, respectively, retiring their last examples.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-The-impact-of-DC-10-and-MD-11-on-aviation-406735/
  • Airbus net orders pass 1,000 as first A330neos firmed

    News | 05 Dec 2014 09:58 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Airbus recorded three orders covering 120 Airbus A320-family jets during November, when it also booked its first firm agreements for the re-engined A330neo.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-net-orders-pass-1000-as-first-A330neos-firmed-406787/
  • Iberia MRO arm to repair CAE simulators

    News | 04 Dec 2014 13:55

    ​Spanish operator Iberia's maintenance division has secured an agreement to repair avionics and components for CAE simulators.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Iberia-MRO-arm-to-repair-CAE-simulators-406754/
  • ANALYSIS: Should Rolls-Royce stick to aero engines?

    News | 04 Dec 2014 10:18 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Rolls-Royce made the news with a call for its breakuphttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Should-Rolls-Royce-stick-to-aero-engines-406714/
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