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  • US Navy's Triton UAV makes first cross-country flight

    News | 18 Sep 2014 18:47 | Dan Parsons

    The US Navy’s newest maritime surveillance unmanned air vehicle made its first cross-country ferry flight and landed safely on 18 September at NAS Patuxent River in Maryland.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Navys-Triton-UAV-makes-first-cross-country-flight-403880/
  • Rolls-Royce touts 'high, hot' performance of upgraded engine for V-22

    News | 18 Sep 2014 15:39 | Dan Parsons

    ​Rolls Royce has proven that an improved AE 1107C engine that powers all Bell-Boeing V-22 tiltrotor aircraft are capable of performing to the “high and hot” envelope that the US military needs for missions in harsh terrain like the mountains of Afghanistan.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Rolls-Royce-touts-high-hot-performance-of-upgraded-engine-for-V-22-403871/
  • Denel readies A-Darter for Gripen NG qualification

    News | 18 Sep 2014 15:36 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Denel Dynamics plans to start pre-qualification flight testing in November of the A-Darter air-to-air missile on the Saab JAS 39 Gripen NG, in anticipation of orders from the Brazilian Air Force, a company spokeswoman says.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Denel-readies-A-Darter-for-Gripen-NG-qualification-403858/
  • NASA teams to develop UAV traffic management system

    News | 18 Sep 2014 15:25 | Beth Stevenson

    ​NASA has partnered with Airware to develop a traffic management system for safe low-altitude UAV operations.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NASA-teams-to-develop-UAV-traffic-management-system-403860/
  • ANALYSIS: Virgin Galactic 'close to reaching space'

    News | 18 Sep 2014 13:59 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Virgin Galactic has formally backed away from its pledge to put its first fare-paying passengers into suborbital space by the close of 2014 – but has made a very public declaration that suborbital operations from its purpose-built spaceport in New Mexico will begin in early 2015.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Virgin-Galactic-close-to-reaching-space-403853/
  • Amid Rooivalk restart talks, Denel eyes new platform

    News | 18 Sep 2014 12:05 | Stephen Trimble

    ​An ongoing discussion about restarting Rooivalk production includes an option to design a new platform based on technology developed for South Africa’s indigenous attack helicopter, says Denel Group chief executive Riaz Saloojee.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Amid-Rooivalk-restart-talks-Denel-eyes-new-platform-403763/
  • USAF finalises Block 30 Global Hawk purchase

    News | 18 Sep 2014 11:41 | Dan Parsons

    ​The US Air Force has finalised a deal to purchase three more Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned air vehicles, filling its official requirement for the high-altitude, long-endurance type.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USAF-finalises-Block-30-Global-Hawk-purchase-403852/
  • Algeria could miss out on C-17, Boeing cautions

    News | 18 Sep 2014 10:20 | Stephen Trimble

    Algeria’s “disciplined” acquisition process for a new airlifter threatens to cut the C-17 out of the competition because of a lack of availability, says a top Boeing executive.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Algeria-could-miss-out-on-C-17-Boeing-cautions-403843/
  • Blue Bear furthers UAV automation research

    News | 18 Sep 2014 10:01 | Beth Stevenson

    Blue Bear Systems and the University of Bristol have introduced a new concept that automates unmanned air vehicle flight for use in challenging conditions.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Blue-Bear-furthers-UAV-automation-research-403815/
  • EasyJet firms up remaining A320 options

    News | 18 Sep 2014 07:47 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​UK budget carrier EasyJet has converted its last remaining 27 options for baseline Airbus A320s.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EasyJet-firms-up-remaining-A320-options-403841/
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