• Dynetics X-61A Gremlins in first flight

    Dynetics X-61A Gremlins makes first flight, but destroyed after parachute fails


    The aim of DARPA’s Gremlins is to create low-cost UAVs that could be air-launched and recovered in swarms. The aircraft could be used for a variety of applications including as a surveillance platform or as a loitering munition.

  • SB-1 Defiant first flight Credit Sikorsky

    Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant continues flight testing, passing 100kt


    The release of a video by the joint Sikorsky-Boeing team on 17 January helped to quell questions swirling around the status of the helicopter, a development and test effort which was in doubt after gearbox troubles put it behind schedule.

  • First flight of Harbour Air's all-electric DHC-2 Beaver

    Harbour Air flies ‘first’ all-electric commercial aircraft, a DHC-2 Beaver


    A Harbour Air de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver seaplane lifted off the Fraser River near Vancouver on 10 December, marking what the company calls the first flight of the first aircraft powered entirely by an electric system. 

  • PD-14-powered MC-21 fuselage

    Fuselage mated for first PD-14-powered MC-21


    Russian airframer Irkut has completed fuselage assembly of the first MC-21 to be fitted with the domestically-built Aviadvigatel PD-14 engine.

  • Air France A340

    A340 limit at Bogota averted worse windshear incident


    Air France restrictions on Airbus A340 take-off runs from Bogota prevented a serious windshear departure incident from potentially becoming even more hazardous, investigators have disclosed.

  • Fourth MC-21 test aircraft

    Irkut rolls out fourth test MC-21


    Russian airframer Irkut has rolled out its fourth MC-21-300 flight-test aircraft from its Siberian manufacturing facilities.

  • Emirates Airline president Tim Clark
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    Tim Clark on the vital role the UK plays for Emirates


    Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline, tells FlightGlobal ahead of his appearance at next month’s Airlines 2050 conference in London that the UK market is critical to the carrier’s current and future success.

  • Zetavia-Ilyushin-Il-76TD

    On board Zetavia’s Il-76TD at the Dubai Airshow


    Nestling amongst the gleaming new jets, turbprops and helicopters here on the flightline at the Dubai Airshow is a Zetavia Ilyushin Il-76TD. This 1970s Soviet era, four-engined airlifter still plays a crucial role around the globe carrying cargo into far-flung locations.

  • News

    A wrap-up of the big news at NBAA 2019


    Our final video from NBAA 2019 covers the major developments from the second business day of the convention, including our exclusive interview with Tom Vice, president of supersonic business jet developer Aerion, who outlines his plans for a first flight of the AS2 in 2024.

  • News

    Latest from Las Vegas as NBAA 2019 gets underway


    Day one proper of the NBAA convention in Las Vegas began today with attendees digesting some big news, including last night’s announcement by Gulfstream of its largest business jet yet, the G700.

  • News

    First news from NBAA 2019


    From an all-new Gulfstream to a £1.4 billion deal for Embraer from Flexjet and debuts for at least two new aircraft, there was news aplenty as the business aviation community descended on Las Vegas for the opening of the NBAA annual convention.

  • Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant first flight image 2

    SB-1 Defiant returns to flight after gearbox problem


    After being grounded for about six months, due to an issue with its gearbox, Sikorsky and Boeing’s SB-1 Defiant co-axial compound helicopter returned to flight on 24 September it was revealed.

  • News

    What to expect at the 2019 Dubai air show


    On the eve of the 2019 Dubai air show, we take a look at the headline news that is shaping the scene of one of the biggest shows of the year.

  • Boeing T-7A Red Hawk

    USAF christens new trainer as T-7A Red Hawk


    The US Air Force has designated the Boeing T-X jet trainer the T-7A Red Hawk, in tribute to the US Army Air Corps’ Tuskegee Airmen and their World War II-era P-40 Warhawks.

  • LCA Navy wire test

    LCA Navy makes first arrested landing


    India achieved an aviation milestone recently when a Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) LCA Navy fighter caught an arresting hook at a shore-based test facility in Goa.

  • Air France A220.

    Air France shows off A220 in digital rendering


    Air France has released images and video of an Airbus A220-300 decked in the company’s colours, showcasing what will be the latest addition to its fleet.