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​F-35 will not attend Paris Air Show

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:42:02 GMT

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will not make another trip across the pond this summer for the Paris air show, the joint programme office confirmed this week.

ANALYSIS: After a record year, airframers see dip in backlog

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:45:50 GMT

Airframers enjoyed a record year for commercial deliveries during 2016, but an orders downturn made a dent in the industry s backlog, which fell for the first time since 2009

ANALYSIS: Sharp lessor deals belie 747-8's woes

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:39:00 GMT

Two recent acquisitions by lessors of Boeing 747-8 Freighters could be interpreted as a vote of confidence in the 'Queen of the Skies', but they really show a series of sharp deals that still leave the jumbo's future looking bleak.

​Air Force authorises extended life for F-16

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 21:25:19 GMT

The F-16 Falcon will live to fight another day, or at least another 4,000 hours, according to the US Air Force and Lockheed Martin.

ANALYSIS: The unfulfilled promise of business aviation in China

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 08:15:00 GMT

The annual Asian Business Aviation Conference (ABACE), at a hangar adjacent to Shanghai s Hongqiao airport is an essential stop on the world s business jet show circuit. While a smaller show than its US and European equivalents, NBAA and EBACE, the long-term stakes are higher. ABACE sees the cream of the world s private jet manufacturers fighting for what could become the world s largest business aviation market if Beijing allows it.

ANALYSIS: Brazil sees momentum in KC-390, Gripen NG programmes

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 08:55:00 GMT

When the Latin American Aviation and Defence show kicks off this week in Rio de Janeiro, it will be 10 years since Brazilian aerospace champion Embraer announced, at LAAD, its interest in entering the tactical airlifter market. That got the ball rolling on what is now the KC-390 programme. Two years later, again at LAAD, Embraer signed the development contract with Brazilian air force, and in 2011 announced KC-390 risk sharing partner companies, notes programme vice president Paulo Gast o Silva.

AIX: Geven to supply new slim-seat for ATR

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:04:19 GMT

ATR has selected Geven to provide the second-generation slim seat which will be delivered as supplier-furnished equipment from the first quarter of 2018.

ANALYSIS: Flexing muscles in the race for space

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:10:46 GMT

Airbus unveiled its Space-Flex lavatory and galley concept for the A320 at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in 2011. The design replaced a full-width rear galley with a smaller galley and toilet combination, freeing up room for extra legroom or an extra row of seats.

PICTURES: E195-E2 makes first flight in normal fly-by-wire mode

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:52:44 GMT

Launching a two-year flight test campaign for Brazil s largest commercial aircraft in history, Embraer completed a 2h-long first flight of the E195-E2 test aircraft in Sao Jose dos Campos on 29 March with the regional jet s fly-by-wire system engaged in normal mode for the duration, senior vice-president and chief operating officer Luis Carlos Affonso tells FlightGlobal in an interview.

RAF Northolt to close in 2018 for runway renovation

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:23:35 GMT

RAF Northolt, the fourth-largest airport in the London area for business aviation traffic, is to close temporarily in early 2018 for runway renovation.

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