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    Boeing rolls out Airpower Teaming System for Royal Australian Air Force


    Later this year, the Airpower Teaming System will undergo ground testing, followed by taxi tests and its first flight test. After that, manned-unmanned teaming test flights will be conducted, says the firm. Testing is to be done at undisclosed locations in Australia.

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    Leasing leaders on the aviation crisis

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    The fourth in FlightGlobal’s series of webinars examining the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the airline industry looks at the implications for the leasing and finance community. This sector accounts for up to 40% of the industry’s metal, putting it right in the eye of the storm.

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    SIA to move a fifth of A380 fleet to desert storage


    Singapore Airlines (SIA) will shift four Airbus A380s to long-term storage at Alice Springs airport in central Australia. The first of four double-deckers arrived on 26 April, according to a Facebook post by Alice Springs airport; the jets will be stored at Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage. ...

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    First Airbus airliner lands on St Helena


    UK charter airline Titan Airways has become the first operator to land an Airbus airliner on the island of St Helena in south Atlantic following the arrival on 20 April of an A318.

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    AVIC AG600 testing moves to the sea


    The AVIC AG600 amphibian has moved to a new stage in its testing campaign, operating flights over the sea. Later in 2020, the aircraft is scheduled to conduct its first takeoff from the ocean surface, according to a China Daily report quoting the aircraft’s manufacturer. Video: ...

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    First Nigerian Super Tucano conducts maiden sortie


    The first A-29 Super Tucano due for delivery to the Nigerian air force has conducted its maiden flight from Jacksonville, Florida.

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    Aerospace leaders on surviving a crisis

    Following our webinar discussion with three prominent former airline CEOs, our focus turns to aerospace, and the challenges the coronavirus lockdown is putting on aircraft manufacturers and the supply chain. Our panel – which includes long-serving former Airbus operations chief Tom Williams and Jack Pelton, who steered Cessna through the turbulent 2000s – will discuss the impact on production, possible survival tactics, best practice from previous crises, and the reshaped industry that might emerge from the other side. Join us for a lively discussion, moderated by FlightGlobal head of strategic content Murdo Morrison, for the chance to put your questions to our panel of experts.

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    Airline chiefs on surviving a crisis

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    This may be the deepest crisis affecting the global airline industry in living memory, but it is by no means the first. From the recession of the early 1990s through the Asian economic crash and 9/11, and from SARS to the 2008 financial crisis, macro-economic shocks have been an occupational hazard for airline leaders. In each of these cases, major brands went to the wall and others survived, and the industry that emerged looked very different to previously. What lessons can history teach us?

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    Saab commences production of first Brazilian Gripen F


    Saab has cut metal on the first two-seat Gripen F for the Brazilian air force. The first part cut for the aircraft will form part of the jet’s air duct section, just behind the fighter’s cockpit, says Saab. Video: First Metal Cut Gripen F to ...

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    COVID-19: What hope for aviation and aerospace?

    In a matter of weeks, the airline industry worldwide has been brought to its knees by the coronavirus, with carriers slashing schedules, thousands of aircraft grounded, staff furloughed, and airports empty of passengers. The knock-on effect on the aerospace industry has been equally cataclysmic, with Boeing – already rocked by the Max grounding – pushed to the brink of bankruptcy. Where does a devastated industry go from here?

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    Vistara receives first Boeing 787


    India’s Vistara has taken delivery of the first widebody aircraft in its fleet, a Boeing 787-9. The GEnx-1B powered aircraft, registered VT-TSD, is the first of six 787s that Vistara has on order. Vistara takes first Boeing 787-9 The carrier, ...

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    Boston to Nantucket: Cape Air’s new P2012 Traveller


    The pilot goosed the throttles, the Lycoming TEO-540-C1A engines whined and the Cape Air Tecnam P2012 Traveller accelerated briskly along Boston Logan International airport’s Runway 22R.

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    ATSB issues preliminary report on C-130 firefighting crash


    The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released its preliminary report into the fatal crash of a Lockheed Martin EC-130Q during firefighting operations. The crash occurred at 13:16 local time on 23 January near Peak View, New South Wales, killing all three crew members. The aircraft involved was operated ...

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    Boeing conducts air start test with T-7A


    Boeing has conducted an engine air start with the T-7A Red Hawk advanced jet trainer as part of the type’s testing programme. The aircraft’s single General Electric F404 engine was shut off at an altitude of 20,000 feet during a sortie from the company’s St. Louis production site. After ...

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    Bell reveals 429 demonstrator with four electric tail rotors


    The Electrically Distributed Anti-Torque (EDAT) tail rotors first flew on the light, twin-engined 429 helicopter in May 2019. The aircraft is being tested at the company’s Mirabel, Canada facility and has about 25h of flight time.

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    Animation reveals Bek Air Fokker 100 crash sequence


    Kazakhstan’s government has released an animation detailing the take-off sequence of the Bek Air Fokker 100 involved in a fatal accident at Almaty. The sequence clearly shows the difficulties the crew experienced in controlling the aircraft as it rotated from runway 05R while departing for Nur-Sultan on 27 December. ...

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    Indonesia conducts maiden flight of upgraded F-16A


    The Indonesian air force has conducted the maiden flight of an upgraded Lockheed Martin F-16A fighter.

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    EgyptAir receives first A320neo


    EgyptAir has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, the initial aircraft in a batch of 15 being acquired by the Middle Eastern flag-carrier. Airbus has confirmed the handover of the twinjet, powered by CFM International Leap-1A engines. Source: Airbus Three EgyptAir A320neos – SU-GFK, ...

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    Airbus studies blended-wing airliner designs to slash fuel burn


    The company test flew a sub-scale blended-wing model aircraft in central France for the first time in June 2019 to improve its knowledge of the advanced fly-by-wire technology that would be needed to control such aircraft, it says at the Singapore air show on 11 February.

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    Rafael introduces new miniaturised EO/IR sensor


    Israel’s Rafael has developed a new, lightweight electro-optical/infrared sensor for use aboard small UAVs. The system, called MicroLite, is optimised for wide-area, persistent surveillance. It scans with high-resolution mid-wave infrared sensors, and “may be equipped” with a laser designator. Video: New! RAFAEL’s MicroLite Compact EO ...