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The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has been flown in air-to-air combat maneuvers against F-16s for the first time and, based on the results of these and earlier flight-envelope evaluations, test pilots say the aircraft can be cleared for greater agility as a growth option. ...more


Although Cathay Pacific’s cargo division has just one more freighter due for delivery—and is selling more of its older cargo aircraft—it still expects to be able to boost capacity significantly. ...more


An Air Canada Airbus A320-200, registration C-FTJP performing flight AC-624 (dep Mar 28th) from Toronto,ON to Halifax,NS (Canada) with 133 passengers and 5 crew, was on approach to Halifax's runway 05 at about 00:40L (03:40Z) when the aircraft touched down about 1100feet/335 meters short of and below the runway threshold, clipped a powerline about 250 meters short of the runway, impacted the embankment just below the runway level and came to a stop past the threshold of the runway near taxiway B about 1800 feet/550 meters down the runway. ...more


German prosecutors have disclosed that the first officer of the crashed Germanwings Airbus A320 had previously been treated for suicidal tendencies. ...more


It took criminal investigators less than 48 hr. to determine the likely cause of the Germanwings Flight 9525 disaster. They say they are certain the first officer “deliberately crashed” the Airbus A320 into the side of a mountain, an event that will raise questions about psychological oversight of pilots and cockpit access. ...more


Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 was “deliberately crashed” by the aircraft’s first officer, the Marseille-based prosecutor leading the criminal probe into the March 24 occurrence in the French Alps says. ...more


A Germanwings Airbus A320-200, registration D-AIPX performing flight 4U-9525 from Barcelona,SP (Spain) to Dusseldorf (Germany) with 144 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute at FL380 about 30nm southeast of Marseille (France) when the aircraft initiated a rapid descent. Radar contact with the aircraft was lost at about 6800 feet at approx. 10:45L (09:45Z) about 12nm southwest of Barcelonnette (France), 75nm northeast of Marseille. The aircraft was found at approximate position N44.2979 E6.4670, all on board perished. ...more


Investigators have begun the painstaking process of trying to determine why an Airbus A320 carrying 144 passengers and six crew members on a scheduled flight from Barcelona to Dusseldorf suddenly started descending over the south of France before crashing in the French Alps. ...more


The first Boeing KC-46A configured as an aerial refueling tanker will likely miss its planned April first flight because of issues with integration of military-specific components and systems, service officials say. ...more


The FAA has issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Clay Lacy Aviation FANS 1/A+ solution for Gulfstream GIV and GIVSP business jets. ...more

In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) providers are exploring how they can expand and improve the value propositions for the cabin and cockpit connectivity that they're providing for airlines and operators today. How can they do that? It depends on who you ask, as a panel discussion at SATELLITE 2015 on IFC featuring the biggest players in the game found many different strategies toward expanding and improving within the aircraft connectivity options. ...more


Europe's biggest budget carrier Ryanair (RYAOF) is planning to launch cheap transatlantic flights by 2020. ...more



Over the past 15 years, €666m has gone from taxpayers’ pockets for the construction and expansion of various airports across the EU – many of which still lie empty and unused. ...more



The first Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II built outside the USA rolled off the final assembly and check out (FACO) line at Cameri air base in Italy on 12 March. - See more at:

The first Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II built outside the USA rolled off the final assembly and check out (FACO) line at Cameri air base in Italy on 12 March. ...more



Air Lease Corp founder Steven Udvar-Hazy flashes a squinty grin and says he cannot reveal Boeing’s design secrets for the still-unlaunched clean-sheet aircraft concept to follow the 777X family into service after 2022. ...more