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Pratt & Whitney will increase the list prices of its PW1000G geared-turbofan family later this year to reflect what it believes will be increased value from better-than-anticipated performance. ...more

   

Three French sports stars were among 10 people killed when two helicopters collided in Argentina on Monday evening, authorities said. ...more

   

Passengers all over the world are eager for airlines to make their Personal Electronic Devices (PED) even more personal while traversing the skies, according to Sita’s 2015 air transport industry insight report. The yearly report, entitled “The Future is Personal,” examines whether passenger expectations, airport infrastructure and airline business models align. ...more

   

A Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-300 aircraft has skidded off the runway at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, causing its nose gear to collapse. ...more

   

In the week that Royal Australian Air Force officials hailed the performance of the service’s Boeing 737-based Wedgetail aircraft over Iraq, and as the UK draws closer to announcing a successor to its Westland Sea King 7 capability, our Top 10 looks at some of the unusual and rare types delivering the airborne early warning and control mission around the globe. Our listing is derived from data on in-service and on-order aircraft contained within Flightglobal’s Ascend Fleets andMiliCASdatabases. ...more

    

Bombardier has launched the flight test campaign of the stretched, 135-seat CS300 with a 4h57min sortie from the company’s final assembly centre in Mirabel, Canada. ...more

   

Airbus is to hike the monthly production rate for its A320 family to 50 from the first quarter of 2017. It will also cut the rate of the A330, in the first quarter of next year, from nine to just six aircraft. ...more

   

The Royal Thai Army has acquired six of Airbus Helicopters' light-utility EC145 T2 airframe, the newest and most powerful model in the EC145 light twin-engine helicopter family. The Army signed for six EC145 T2s with a VIP installation, under the Light Utility Helicopter Type II requirement, to be deployed principally on official passenger transport duties, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2016. ...more

   

The commercial aerospace industry is expected to enjoy close to an 8 percent growth rate this year, according to Deloitte’s recently released “2015 Global Aerospace and Defense Outlook” report. Revenue growth in the commercial sector will be driven by record airframe production rates, an accelerated cycle for airlines and operators replacing obsolete aircraft, growing international passenger demand and millions of new people entering the middle class in emerging countries, says Tom Captain, vice chairman and U.S. aerospace and defense leader for Deloitte. ...more

   

The Federal Aviation Administration released Sunday its long-awaited proposal for governing small commercial drones, setting a plan for remote-controlled aircraft to share the skies with passenger planes. ...more

   

Delta Air Lines has issued an apology for a comment made by chief executive Richard Anderson during a CNN interview focused on US airlines' clash with Gulf rivals over subsidies and open skies. ...more

   

Whatever else Boeing may be discussing with potential customers at this year’s International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (Istat) meeting regarding options for replacing the 757, we now at least know it will not be talking about bringing the original aircraft back to life with new engines. ...more

   

The NextGen GA Fund has launched "Jumpstart GA 2020," an initiative designed to accelerate General Aviation (GA) operational equipage of rule-compliant Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast Out (ADS-B Out) avionics. Under the program, the GA Fund will purchase 10,000 L-3 Lynx NGT-1000 units, which provides an FAA-approved 978 MHz Universal Access Transceiver (UAT). ...more

   

Anyone wanting to fly a small unmanned aircraft commercially in U.S. airspace will have to obtain an special operator certificate and pass a test on the “rules of the air”, but the aircraft themselves will not require airworthiness approval, according to a proposed rule finally released Feb.15 by the FAA. ...more

   

With the 6 February announcement that Polish regional carrier EuroLOT would stop flying from the beginning of April, airline casualties are back in the news. Indeed, the past several years have been an arguably turbulent time for flying, with the financial crisis and high fuel prices wreaking some high-profile damage, including the collapse into bankruptcy protection of Japan Airlines in 2009 and American Airlines in 2011. But while 44 airlines ceased or suspended operations in 2014, there were relatively few high-profile examples over the past 12 months or so – although there have been many interesting cases, as revealed by this trawl through the Flightglobal archive. ...more