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  • Bell Helicopter wants USAF to trade Huey for Huey

    News | 27 May 2015 20:55 | James Drew

    As the US Air Force pumps more money into its nuclear mission, Bell Helicopter and several other rotorcraft manufacturers are eyeing a lucrative opportunity to replace the 45-year-old UH-1N Huey fleet currently guarding America’s Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Bell-Helicopter-wants-USAF-to-trade-Huey-for-Huey-412807/
  • ​Embraer hands first modernized AF-1B carrier jet to Brazilian Navy

    News | 27 May 2015 18:24 | James Drew

    ​Embraer has handed the Brazilian Navy the first of 12 modernised AF-1 intercept and attack jets through a programme aimed at extending the service life of carrier-based aircraft through to 2025.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Embraer-hands-first-modernized-AF-1B-carrier-jet-to-Brazilian-Navy-412801/
  • Aer Lingus needs US partner: IAG chief

    News | 27 May 2015 16:03 | Oliver Clark

    IAG chief executive Willie Walsh believes Aer Lingus would "probably struggle" to grow its transatlantic market "without a strong partner in the US".http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Aer-Lingus-needs-US-partner-IAG-chief-412798/
  • OPINION: Why Europe is lagging behind with MALE ambitions

    News | 27 May 2015 15:33 | Flight International

    ​The governments of France, Germany and Italy have signed a declaration of intent to proceed with a study to define a medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned air vehicle, to bring an end to European reliance on foreign designs.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Why-Europe-is-lagging-behind-with-MALE-ambitions-412694/
  • FAA gives Gogo green light for 2Ku flight tests

    News | 27 May 2015 15:13 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    Inflight entertainment provider Gogo has received authority from the US Federal Aviation Administration to flight test its 2Ku satellite connectivity service on a company-owned Boeing 737-500, Gogo announces.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FAA-gives-Gogo-green-light-for-2Ku-flight-tests-412796/
  • IAG attracted by Aer Lingus's 'strong presence' in UK regions

    News | 27 May 2015 13:25 | Oliver Clark

    Aer Lingus's "strong presence in the UK regions" has been identified by IAG as a factor in the group's decision to pursue the Irish flag carrier.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IAG-attracted-by-Aer-Linguss-strong-presence-in-UK-regions-412790/
  • ANALYSIS: Can China break the military aircraft engine bottleneck?

    News | 27 May 2015 10:07

    China’s political and aerospace leadership is painfully aware that that its airpower ambitions are severely impeded by the lack of what it calls a “Chinese heart,” or modern indigenous aircraft engines.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Can-China-break-the-military-aircraft-engine-bottleneck-412424/
  • SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket approved to launch US military satellites

    News | 27 May 2015 04:18 | James Drew

    The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has been certified by the US military to put its most important satellites on orbit, injecting long-awaited competition into the multibillion-dollar American national security space launch market that has been dominated for almost a decade by United Launch Alliance.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/SpaceXs-Falcon-9-rocket-approved-to-launch-US-military-satellites-412774/
  • Pentagon firming F-35 Block 4 configuration

    News | 26 May 2015 21:42 | James Drew

    As Pentagon decides what new combat capabilities to “bake” into the Block 4 configuration of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, there is concern about planned upgrades sliding from earlier configurations into Block 4, and about the overall price tag as those modifications are rolled out in the early 2020s.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Pentagon-firming-F-35-Block-4-configuration-412762/
  • Irish govt accepts IAG bid for Aer Lingus stake

    News | 26 May 2015 19:38 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    The Irish government has agreed to sell its 25.1% stake in Aer Lingus to IAG, after accepting the airline group's third offer for the share in the Irish carrier.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Irish-govt-accepts-IAG-bid-for-Aer-Lingus-stake-412760/
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