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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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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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F1 Car Versus Boeing 777

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