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  • Kings of the swingers: Top 13 swing-wing aircraft


    ​As the operators of Europe’s Panavia Tornado mark the 40th anniversary of its first flight, we bring together a baker’s dozen of variable geometry aircraft – only most of which made it into operational service.


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  • PICTURE: A350 rejects take-off at maximum energy


    ​Airbus has carried out a maximum-energy rejected take-off with its A350-900 at the Istres base, final major test prior...


  • Snecma readies Silvercrest for first flight


    ​Snecma is making the final preparations for first flight of its new Silvercrest 11,450lb thrust-class business jet...


  • PARIS: Eurocopter test pilots bid farewell to experimental X3 rotorcraft


    Although Eurocopter's test pilots think flying the X3 high-speed compound rotorcraft is "a dream come true", they will...


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  • ANALYSIS: Why Snecma is confident Silvercrest can win further applications

    News | 13 Oct 2014 10:30 | Murdo Morrison

    ​Snecma started powering up for its first foray into business aviation just as the sector itself was about to power down. Seven years on from the beginning of the test campaign on the Silvercrest core engine demonstrator in December 2007, the French propulsion specialist is convinced it made the right strategic move in launching full development of the 9,500-1,200lb-thrust (42.25-5.33kN) programme three years later without a confirmed customer.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Why-Snecma-is-confident-Silvercrest-can-win-further-applications-404463/
  • Kings of the swingers: Top 13 swing-wing aircraft

    News | 26 Sep 2014 11:17 | Craig Hoyle

    ​As the operators of Europe’s Panavia Tornado mark the 40th anniversary of its first flight, we bring together a baker’s dozen of variable geometry aircraft – only most of which made it into operational service.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Kings-of-the-swingers-Top-13-swing-wing-aircraft-404176/
  • ANALYSIS: India's air force modernisation challenge

    News | 04 Aug 2014 08:43 | Atul Chandra

    The modernisation of the Indian air force is massive in scale and hugely expensive, but will deliver capability that will put the service at the forefront of any battle in the future.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Indias-air-force-modernisation-challenge-402028/
  • PICTURE: A350 rejects take-off at maximum energy

    News | 22 Jul 2014 10:35 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Airbus has carried out a maximum-energy rejected take-off with its A350-900 at the Istres base, final major test prior to certification.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-A350-rejects-take-off-at-maximum-energy-401844/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Maximum-energy abort awaits A350

    News | 15 Jul 2014 16:15 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Airbus is aiming to perform a maximum-energy rejected take-off with the A350-900 over the next few days, one of the riskiest tests undertaken for a new aircraft type.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Maximum-energy-abort-awaits-A350-401576/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Airbus details A350 route-proving

    News | 15 Jul 2014 13:10 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Airbus is preparing to take the A350-900 on an extensive series of route-proving flights as one of the final phases of testing before certification in September.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Airbus-details-A350-route-proving-401542/