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  • Progress report on the Clean Sky program

    At the Greener Aviation conference held this week in Brussels, Clean Sky has done a progress report on the two phases of its European research program, at a crucial moment.
     

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  • EADS to Airbus

    It’s official. From 1st of January the Airbus group will simply be called Airbus, the name of its commercial aviation department. Since EADS’ creation it has taken 16 years to get there. Read the article.
     

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  • Dassault Aviation Hands Over First Falcon 8X

    Dassault Aviation has delivered on October 5 its first Falcon 8X, marking the entry into service of the company’s new ultra-long range flagship. Amjet Executive took delivery of the aircraft at Dassault Aviation’s Bordeaux facility. Watch the video. Read the article.
     

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  • Why is Safran selling its I&S subsidiary, ex-Morpho?

    Safran is selling its Identity and Security, ex-Morpho, to the American fund Advent International, who own Oberthur Technologies. The transaction will be finalised in 2017. But why would they do this considering that the security sector is in full bloom? Read the article.
     

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  • Silence Twister: the first Swiss electric aerobatic aircraft

    The very first electric aerobatic aircraft carried out its first flight on the 21st September in Switzerland. It can carry out aerobatic manœuvres and reach over 180 mph. Watch the video. Read the article.
     

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  • Boeing 2707: the American Supersonic that Never Flew

    In the sixties Boeing designed a supersonic commercial aircraft that could carry 277 passengers at 1,800 mph. A life-size mock up had even been built but everything came to an abrupt halt in 1971.
     

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  • India acquires 36 Rafales from Dassault Aviation

    Dassault Aviation has officially announced the sale of 36 Rafale fighter jets to India. The contract was signed in New Delhi today, 23rd September. This is the largest export order so far for the French fighter jet and comes after nine years of negotiation.
     

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  • The Training Jet: a Necessary Step for Fighter Pilots

    Boeing and its partner Saab have just rolled out their new training jet: the T-X. It’s intended use is to train all future F-15, F-16 and F-35 US Air Force pilots. This will be a necessary step for all trainees.
     

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  • ONERA: futuristic projects in sight

    This year, ONERA is celebrating its 70th birthday but far from slipping into retirement, this scientific research centre is buzzing with projects, some of which are aeronautical, like NOVA and AMPERE that we present here. Watch the video. Read the article.
     

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  • Maiden Flight for Virgin Galactic’s new vessel

    As we announced on the 7th of September, Virgin Galactic’s new space vessel (VSS unity) has just entered into service. Securely attached to the shuttle, the vessel carried out its maiden flight from the Mojave Desert in California. Watch the video (no commentary). Read the article.
     

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  • Switzerland still working on Modular Aircraft Project

    A flying wing that several independent capsules get clipped up to. That’s what the Clip-Air project we reported on last year is all about. The project is being developed at the Federal Polytechnic Institute in Lausanne (Switzerland), which is now looking at adapting it to business aviation.
     

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  • China kickstarts the Antonov An-225 production

    The Antonov An-225, the biggest aircraft currently in service worldwide, was launched in the 80s. Only one aircraft was built at the time but now, production is to be re-launched thanks to the Chinese aircraft manufacturer AICC.
     

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  • Virgin Galactic to Resume Flight Tests

    Six months after roll out, Virgin Galactic’s new space shuttle is due to resume flight-testing. The FAA has just given it the green light. This test campaign will no doubt last a long time as confirmed by the French agent for Virgin Galactic.
     

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  • The stretch version of the A350 expected in 2017

    Airbus has been keeping this new weapon up its sleeve to compete with Boeing’s 777: the A350-1000. After passing through the paint hall at the end of July, the aircraft will carry out its first test flight before the end of the year. So what are the main differences with the current version?
     

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  • PowerEgg, the egg drone is coming out of its shell

    The curiously-shaped Chinese drone, PowerEgg, has just arrived on the market. It’s been developped by PowerVision and is equipped with many state of the art high-tech innovations. Which ones, you might ask? Watch our news report, all is revealed.
     

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  • New Concept in Aircraft Design: a Detachable Cabin

    An aircraft cabin that can detach itself from the rest of the aircraft in case of an inflight emergency. This is the concept that an engineer has developed to make air transport safer still. It’s an ingenious system however it won’t be seen on commercial aircraft before 2025.
     

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  • Take a look at the Boeing 767 flying Amazon colours

    Amazon has decided to acquire its own cargo planes to ship orders to customers. The online sales giant will be flying its own colours with a fleet of forty Boeing 767s, between now and 2018. The first aircraft was presented early August. Watch the video (no commentary). Read the article.
     

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  • Why is Boeing considering stopping production of the 747?

    In a note addressed to SEC, the American stockmarket’s supervising body, Boeing has declared that it is facing a critical situation with regard to its 747. If new orders don’t start coming in, the OEM doesn’t rule out stopping production of its four-engine aircraft.
     

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  • The biggest seaplane in the world unveiled in China

    The Chinese OEM AVIC has just unveiled the AG600, the biggest seaplane in the world. The amphibian aircraft is intended to fight forest fires and carry out rescues at sea.
     

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