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Red Arrows Olympic fly past

Here’s a glorious picture from Monday’s parade to celebrate Team GB’s success at the London Olympic Games. Shown are the Red Arrows flying what will probably soon be renamed EADS Systems Hawks. Credit: Defence Images

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ATR celebrates 30th anniversary

Avions Transport Régional (ATR) is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with this ATR 72-212 in a special “30 years ATR” livery. Azul Linhas Aéreas will take delivery of the aircraft following a presentation at the 2011 Paris air show at Le Bourget. ATR was formed in November 1981 by Aerospatiale (now EADS) and Aeritalia […]

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Big two aircraft output at all-time high despite recession

There was no hiding Airbus boss Tom Enders’ glee this month at the Airbus/EADS annual conference in Seville when he confirmed that the airframer had defied “the so-called experts” and rather than slashing production by 30%, had kept its nerve and broken all its records in 2009. It was a different story on sales, with […]

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Eurohawk unveiled in USA

Northrop Grumman and EADS Defence and Security have unveiled the first Eurohawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) at Northrop Grumman‘s Palmdale, California facility. Read more…

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Pic of the day, Paris Day 5

EADS Bluecopter concept demonstrator is making its debut at this year’s show. Developed as part of the company’s research into “greener helicoptertechnologies”, the demonstrator is intended to deliver “cleanerpropulsion” via lean combustion. It incorporates ahigh-compression-ratio (16:1) engine, an oxidising catalytic converter,a particulate filter and a selective catalytic converter.

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Daher seeks majority investor for new Socata jet, due 2010

  Daher-Socata intends to formally launch a new 10-seat, twin-engined jet early in 2010, but will proceed only if it can find programme partners prepared to finance most of the required investment. Continue reading…

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EADS concerned over Tranche 3 Eurofighter

The slow pace of negotiations with customer nations has become a “problem” for the planned Tranche 3 production phase of the Eurofighter programme, EADS Defence and Security head Stefan Zoller has warned. Read on…

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Eurofighter Typhoons replace of Swiss Northrop F-5s

Switzerland has completed a 100-sortie series of test flights involving the three candidate airframes being considered to replace part of its Northrop F-5 fighter fleet. Two Eurofighters provided by EADS underwent three weeks of testing. Read on…  

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