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  • PICTURES: Air Canada A320 badly damaged by landing ‘incident’

    News | 30 Mar 2015 17:00 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has released a series of photographs showing substantial damage to an Air Canada Airbus A320 involved in an accident at Halifax Stanfield International airport early on 29 March.
  • Bombardier CEO suggests new CSeries delay possible

    News | 27 Mar 2015 21:05 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Bombardier’s new chief executive appeared to disclose a new delay for first delivery of the CS100 at a press conference in Montreal on 27 March, but a company spokeswoman says there has been no change.
  • Back to life: nine civil types revived

    News | 27 Mar 2015 16:05 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​As our report on Viking’s ​Twin Otter shows, reviving civil aircraft programmes that have foundered can be a gamble that pays off – or, not.
  • Airbus sale of Dassault stake shows Rafale, Falcon maker's appeal

    News | 26 Mar 2015 11:36 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Airbus’s 25 March move to offload a second tranche of its shareholding in Dassault Aviation has advanced its strategic plan to pare away non-core assets – and underscored the attractiveness to investors of Dassault, a company whose shares have until now been essentially untraded.
  • ​SR Technics names new human-resources chief

    News | 25 Mar 2015 15:14 | Michael Gubisch

    Swiss maintenance specialist SR Technics has appointed Constanze Timpe as human resources chief.
  • PICTURES: Air Canada A320 badly damaged by landing ‘incident’

    News | 30 Mar 2015 17:00 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has released a series of photographs showing substantial damage to an Air Canada Airbus A320 involved in an accident at Halifax Stanfield International airport early on 29 March.
  • Germanwings pilot treated for suicidal tendencies: prosecutor

    News | 30 Mar 2015 14:38 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    German prosecutors have disclosed that the first officer of the crashed Germanwings Airbus A320 had previously been treated for suicidal tendencies.
  • Air Canada A320 landed over 1,000ft short

    News | 30 Mar 2015 11:51 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Canadian investigators are trying to understand why an Air Canada Airbus A320 landed substantially short of the runway during an approach to Halifax.
  • French pilots fret over 'premature' cockpit rule change

    News | 30 Mar 2015 10:02 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​French pilots are concerned that new cockpit occupancy procedures, in the wake of the Germanwings Airbus crash, are being rushed in without proper consideration.
  • Air Canada A320 comes off runway on landing at Halifax

    News | 29 Mar 2015 11:31

    ​An Air Canada Airbus A320 has come off the runway after landing at Halifax International airport in Nova Scotia, in an incident which  has seen 23  passengers and crew sustain non-life threatening injuries.
  • Biggin Hill airport's extended opening hours cleared for take-off

    News | 31 Mar 2015 11:36 | Kate Sarsfield

    Biggin Hill Airport – one of Europe's busiest business aviation hubs – has received provisional local government approval to extend its operating hours. This is a welcome development for the facility, situated around 20km from central London, which has been arguing for some time that its shorter opening hours place it at a competitive disadvantage compared with other London airports such as Luton, which is open 24h.
  • Epic readies E1000 turboprop single for June first flight

    News | 30 Mar 2015 13:45 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Epic Aircraft is preparing the first E1000 single-engined turboprop for its first flight in June and plans to deliver the first of the six-seat, high-speed types early next year.
  • OPINION: Time to reverse declining private pilot numbers

    News | 30 Mar 2015 09:29 | Flight International

    ​It is a curious anomaly. At a time when more people than ever are flying as airline passengers, the number flying as private pilots is plummeting. UK Civil Aviation Authority figures show that flying activity at schools and aerodromes has fallen 40% since 2005. The pattern in other mature markets is similar, while in most of the fastest growing regions for airline travel, there is barely a recreational aviation sector to speak of.
  • HondaJet gains provisional type certificate, deliveries near

    News | 27 Mar 2015 21:35 | Stephen Trimble

    ​A newly-awarded provisional type certificate for the HA-420 HondaJet moves the North Carolina-based manufacturer a major stiep closer in its 12-year-long quest of entering the light business jet market.
  • GE Honda Aero engines receives US approval for HF120 production

    News | 25 Mar 2015 09:21 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​GE Honda Aero Engines has cleared a key milestone for its HF120 turbofan, which powers the HondaJet light twin-engined business jet, with the US Federal Aviation Administration granting production approval for its new manufacturing plant in Burlington, Massachusetts.
  • Bell, Lockheed show off futuristic flightdeck for V-280

    News | 31 Mar 2015 12:46 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Bell Helicopter and Lockheed Martin unveiled a single-screen glass cockpit concept in the V-280 tiltrotor mock-up displayed at an army aviation conference on 30 March.
  • IAI pitches Caçador version of Heron to Brazil

    News | 31 Mar 2015 10:45 | Arie Egozi

    Israel Aerospace Industries is transferring unmanned air systems manufacturing capabilities to its Brazilian subsidiary Avionics Services, in an effort to produce a “Caçador” derivative of its Heron medium-altitude, long-endurance type for the local market.
  • Cash-strapped US Army aviation focuses on immediate needs

    News | 31 Mar 2015 02:53 | Stephen Trimble

    ​A futuristic fleet of speedier and more survivable rotorcraft are at least 15 years away, but US Army aviation officials are not willing to wait that long to start addressing a long list of perceived needs.
  • US Army outlines CH-47F upgrades for 100-year lifespan

    News | 31 Mar 2015 02:49 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The US Army is laying plans to revamp the CH-47F Chinook with a series of major upgrades over the next 15-20 years as the current multi-year production deal expires in Fiscal 2019.
  • Peruvian air force receives first C-27J Spartan

    News | 30 Mar 2015 17:07 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Peru has received its first of four C-27J Spartans from Alenia Aermacchi, with the type to undertake tasks including passenger and cargo transport, humanitarian relief flights, search and rescue missions and fire-fighting, the European manufacturer says.
  • As our report on Viking’s Twin Otter shows, reviving civil aircraft programmes can sometimes be a gamble that pays off. Here we survey other winners and a few hopefuls in the resurrection stakes

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