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Seven nations commit to Israel's Blue Flag exercise Tue, 25th Jul 2017
Seven foreign air forces have so far confirmed their participation in the "Blue Flag" exercise to be held in Israel during November.

Philippine air force gets Hermes 900 demonstration Mon, 24th Jul 2017
Elbit Systems has performed a series of demonstration flights with its Hermes 900 unmanned air vehicle for the Philippine air force, as the service evaluates the medium-altitude, long-endurance type.

The Consultants Have Won: Air France’s New Airline is Named JoonMon, 24th Jul 2017
When I hear the words “millenials,” “connected,” “international,” and “electric” used in the same press release, I start to feel ... Read More

IAG converts options to take three more Level A330s Mon, 24th Jul 2017
IAG's new long-haul budget airline, Level, is ordering three more Airbus A330-200s for introduction to its operation next year.

INSIGHT FROM FLIGHTGLOBAL: World Airline Rankings 2017 Mon, 24th Jul 2017
From the Chinese stock market falls that began the year to Donald Trump's election as US president which ended it, 2016 was full of shocks and surprises. Yet global airline fortunes largely remained on course as air travel growth and the industry's new levels of profitability continued. FlightGlobal's World Airline Rankings detail how the industry's leading carriers performed in 2016. https://www.flightglobal.com/Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=69974

Cockpit windshields resilient to typical drone strikes: analysis Mon, 24th Jul 2017
Collision tests to assess the potential damage which a drone could inflict on aircraft indicate that airliner windshields are relatively resistant to a strike.

OPINION: Can Russia challenge Boeing in middle of the market? Mon, 24th Jul 2017
Russia s United Aircraft and the USA s Boeing now agree on at least one point of their commercial product strategies: the middle of the market gap is real, and it is huge. https://www.flightglobal.com/Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=71188

​KC-390 wraps world tour Sat, 22nd Jul 2017
Embraer s KC-390 wrapped its 40-day demonstration tour this week after stops in 18 countries throughout Europe, Africa and Asia.

Dassault delivers 2,500th Falcon business jet Sat, 22nd Jul 2017
Dassault Aviation has delivered the 2,500th Falcon business jet, 52 years after the first member of the high-end twin- and tri-engined aircraft family was introduced. https://www.flightglobal.com/Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=71200

Textron Aviation delivers first Hawker 400XPR upgrade Sat, 22nd Jul 2017
Textron Aviation has delivered its first fully configured Hawker 400XPR light business jet from its service centre in Wichita, Kansas to an unnamed Seattle-based company. The handover of the modified 400XP comes 10 months after the XPR upgrade package secured US certification. https://www.flightglobal.com/Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=71191

Low turboprop output blunts Textron Aviation's second quarter performance Sat, 22nd Jul 2017
Continued weakness in the turboprop market between April and June contributed to a $25 million fall in revenues for Textron Aviation, to $1.17 billion. However, the slide was partially offset by higher business jet deliveries and firmer pricing on new aircraft. https://www.flightglobal.com/Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=64012

ANALYSIS: Air accident reports issued January-June 2017 Sat, 22nd Jul 2017
A little more than a year after the 19 May 2016 loss of an EgyptAir Airbus A320 over the Mediterranean Sea, Egyptian authorities have offered no data beyond some basic facts that came to light in the first few weeks.

JetBlue plans new terminal at New York JFK Sat, 22nd Jul 2017
JetBlue Airways is seeking a developer for a new terminal at New York JFK airport as the carrier targets expansion of its international facilities there. https://www.flightglobal.com/Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=68879

ANALYSIS: Airline safety record continues to improve Fri, 21st Jul 2017
This year s first six months have again smashed the record for safe airline performance worldwide. What other commercial transport mode can claim that in the first half of 2017 globally there have been only six fatal accidents, and the total death toll was 16?

Training aircraft struck bat, not drone: inquiry Fri, 21st Jul 2017
Australian investigators have concluded that a light training aircraft collided with fruit bat, rather than a drone, during an approach to Parafield airport.

3 Links I Love: Near Misses, Frontier Unhinged, Darwin Un-Etihaded, Norwegian UnprofitableFri, 21st Jul 2017
This week’s featured link: NTSB: Air Canada close-call at SFO was even worse than first reported – San Jose Mercury ... Read More

OPINION: Will Franco-German fighter be a winner? Fri, 21st Jul 2017
Only a month ago, the suggestion of fierce fighter manufacturing rivals France and Germany joining formation to develop a successor to the Dassault Rafale and Eurofighter Typhoon felt like industry kite-flying.

Bombardier delivers first dual-class 86-seat Q400 Fri, 21st Jul 2017
Bombardier has delivered its first dual-class 86-seat Q400 turboprop, handing over the aircraft to Philippine Airlines on 20 July.

UK government opens broad consultation on aviation strategy Fri, 21st Jul 2017
UK aviation policy is to undergo an extensive review, after the government opened a formal consultation to update the current strategic programme.

Italian government could take stake in Alitalia: minister Fri, 21st Jul 2017
Italy's government may take a stake in Alitalia as part of the carrier's sale process.

Saudi Arabia considering Scorpion deal: Textron chief Fri, 21st Jul 2017
Saudi Arabia is considering acquiring the Textron AirLand Scorpion light-attack aircraft, with initial discussions under way.

INSIGHT FROM FLIGHTGLOBAL: Beijing bustle over brand new airport Fri, 21st Jul 2017
With Beijing s new international airport under construction, there is plenty of opportunity for growth among domestic and international Chinese carriers. https://www.flightglobal.com/Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=69974

INTERVIEW: Christi Tannahill, Textron Aviation's senior vice-president interior design and engineering Thu, 20th Jul 2017
Christi Tannahill: Textron Aviation senior vice president Interior Design and Engineering

Russian researchers ponder sonic-boom measurement Thu, 20th Jul 2017
Russian researchers are aiming to demonstrate potential designs to reduce sonic boom under a supersonic civil aircraft initiative.

UK to drive down Typhoon operating costs to match F-16 Thu, 20th Jul 2017
The UK Royal Air Force is to enhance the capability of its Eurofighter Typhoons by using money saved via a new in-service support model for the multirole type. https://www.flightglobal.com/Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=64638

At Least Three Trends and a Lot of Noise in Frontier’s Massive New Route AnnouncementThu, 20th Jul 2017
It looks like we have a new winner in the “most insane number of new cities/routes announced in a day” ... Read More

Franco-German fighter proposal gains momentum Thu, 20th Jul 2017
France and Germany have signalled their intention to co-operate on the development of a future combat aircraft to be produced after the Dassault Rafale and Eurofighter Typhoon.

US Navy requirements could narrow trainer helicopter search Thu, 20th Jul 2017
The US Navy is seeking a single-turbine-engined rotorcraft that could achieve an instrument flight rules (IFR) certification: a requirement that could potentially limit the field of candidates in the service s TH-XX trainer helicopter recapitalisation competition.

Adria takes over Darwin as Etihad withdraws Thu, 20th Jul 2017
Adria Airways has acquired a majority stake in Swiss regional operator Darwin Airline.

​Delhi outlines need for seven SIGINT aircraft Thu, 20th Jul 2017
Delhi has issued a request for information (RFI) for seven signals intelligence (SIGINT) and communications jamming aircraft.

Flight tests beckon for Il-114 powerplant Thu, 20th Jul 2017
Russia's United Engine Corporation is preparing for a series of flight tests with the powerplant set to equip the new Ilyushin Il-114-300.

EasyJet set to operate first flight under new AOC Thu, 20th Jul 2017
Budget carrier EasyJet is set to conduct the first service with its newly-created EasyJet Europe division, following the awarding of an Austrian air operator's certificate to the company.

Avation places remaining 2017 ATR 72 deliveries Thu, 20th Jul 2017
Avation has placed all of its remaining new aircraft deliveries for this year after signing a conditional deal to lease three ATR 72-600s to Mandarin Airlines.

Just A Miserable Day of Travel (Trip Report)Tue, 18th Jul 2017
There’s an annual trip I do with my cousin and brother’s family up to Sonoma to honor my late cousin ... Read More

Sun Country’s New CEO Could Remake the Airline, If Things Go WellMon, 17th Jul 2017
Unless you live in Minneapolis, there’s a good chance you don’t even know the name Sun Country. But sure enough, ... Read More

Cranky on the Web: Buying Seats So They Can Be ResoldSat, 15th Jul 2017
United considers a new system to resell your seat for a higher price – CNN.com There seems to be a ... Read More

3 Links I Love: Banning Filming On Airplanes, GLO Shuts Down, Israel and Saudi Arabia Warm UpFri, 14th Jul 2017
This week’s featured link: Fliers’ right to video gets push from recent airline incidents – Atlanta Journal-Constitution There’s a very ... Read More

First PC-24 joins wingsThu, 13th Jul 2017

The fuselage and wings of the first series-built PC-24 were joined together yesterdag at the Pilatus headquarters in Stanz, Switzerland. According to a company statement, series production is being accelerated..

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Why United Might Like to Pay You in Advance to Take a Different FlightThu, 13th Jul 2017
Bloomberg published an article yesterday about a little test United is said to be running that will pay people to ... Read More

Need to know: bizav permits Pt. 2Wed, 12th Jul 2017

There are a number of basic permit considerations that must be taken into account by both private non-revenue and charter operators during the trip planning phase. “Know before you go”..

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All Eyes on Argentina (Hopefully to See Something Good)Tue, 11th Jul 2017
It’s not often that a highly-protectionist regime disappears leaving vast opportunities for air travel growth, but that’s what we’re seeing ... Read More

24 executive jets for Embraer in Q2-2017Tue, 11th Jul 2017

During Q2-2017 Embraer Executive Jets delivered 24 jets to the business aviation market, of which 16 were light jets and eight were large jets. According to a company statement, the..

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American and Alaska Start Behaving More Like Competitors as Partner Ties LoosenMon, 10th Jul 2017
Remember how concerned the Department of Justice (DOJ) was about the American partnership reducing competition if Alaska and Virgin America ... Read More

Bell 525 resumes testingMon, 10th Jul 2017

The Bell 525 Relentless program has resumed flight test activity after receiving its renewed experimental certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The test program was put on hold after..

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Falcon 5X has lift offFri, 7th Jul 2017

French OEM Dassault Aviation has confirmed that its all-new twin-engine Falcon 5X made its first flight from the company’s Bordeaux-Merignac facility in France. Test pilots Philippe Deleume and Philippe Rebourg were at..

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Flying Colours completes JetWave installationThu, 6th Jul 2017

Canadian completions and MRO specialist Flying Colours Corp. recently completed its first installation of Honeywell’s JetWave Ka-Band satellite communications system. The installation was performed on a Bombardier Global Express, marking..

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