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    Commercial aircraft: the next generation

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    Aircraft manufacturers’ product plans had already been dealt several blows in recent time. So how will coronavirus impact the existing struggles, and also the next generation of single-aisle aircrafts that were earmarked to replace the 737 and A320 families in the 2030s?

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    Future European combat aircraft requirements

    Sponsored by Collins Aerospace and GKN Aerospace

    Europe is facing major decisions when it comes to its next generation combat aircraft strategy. Decisions will have to be made soon about how prepared nations are to retain an independent defense manufacturing capability - is a combined industrial effort between Europe’s major defence players the most likely outcome?

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    The post-coronavirus airport: Innovating for the new normal

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    As aviation begins its slow recovery from the Covid-19 crisis, it is clear that passenger behaviour and the rules around air travel will fundamentally change. Will the world see an acceleration of AI and other innovations such as health-screening and social distancing measures? Hear from expert speakers.

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    Pilatus begins assembly of first PC-24 for Swedish air ambulance organisation


    Pilatus has begun final assembly of the first PC-24 for the KSA Swedish air ambulance organisation, from a 2019 order for six examples of the superlight business jet.

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    Commercial Mi-8AMT polar helicopter in serial production


    Russian Helicopters has produced the first Mil Mi-8AMT helicopter designed for civilian use in the arctic. The civilian variant of the type is now in serial production at the company’s Ulan-Ude factory, says the company. Source: Russian Helicopters The Mi-8AMT is optimized for working in ...

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    Airbus A220 VIP cabin concept revealed


    A VIP cabin concept for an Airbus A220-300 has been unveiled by two US business aviation services companies in a bid to showcase the regional airliner as a viable alternative to traditional large-cabin, long-range business jets and established VIP narrowbodies.

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    ​Block III Super Hornet conducts maiden sortie


    Boeing has conducted the maiden flight of the first F/A-18 Super Hornet in the new Block III configuration.

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    All-electric Grand Caravan makes maiden flight


    An electric-powered Cessna 208B Grand Caravan lifted off a Moses Lake runway on 28 May, marking another milestone in a project that aims to bring all-electric flight to consumer air travel.

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    Flight test: Bombardier Global 7500 offers world travellers creature comforts


    With its Global 7500, Bombardier is looking to redefine long-range large-cabin business aviation. FlightGlobal test pilot Mike Gerzanics went to San Jose, California to try out the new flagship

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    Cessna SkyCourier makes maiden flight


    Cessna has launched the flight-test campaign for its SkyCourier, with the twin-engined turboprop making its maiden sortie on 17 May from the airframer’s headquarters in Wichita, Kansas.

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    ​Snowbirds CT-114 crashes during display in Canada


    A Canadair CT-114 Tutor trainer operated by the Canadian air force’s Snowbirds team has crashed during a demonstration routine.

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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

    Sponsored by Airline Business

    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 ...