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PICTURE: Eurofighter Amateur Photography Competition picks best in class #ILA12

Credit: Gaz West This extraordinary image from Gaz West took the winning prize in the second annual Eurofighter Amateur Photography Competition.Amateur photographers from across the globe submitted their best images for consideration, and entries came from as places as diverse as Malaysia, India, Slovenia, Turkey and Bulgaria. This striking winning image will be on the […]

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United Technology – less the Rocketdyne technology part

Three messages come out of the move by United Technologies – parent company of Sikorsky, Pratt & Whitney and Hamilton Sundstrand – to rejig its plans for actually paying the $16.5 billion it’s soon going to have to lay down to close its acquisition of Goodrich. One: we’re not in 2007 anymore. Back in those […]

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Military cash and the WTO

To learn that GeneralElectric is using technologies developed with US military money for its half ofthe CFM International Leap turbofan is no great surprise. Nor is it a surprise,really, to find that GE reckons that the Air Force cash behind projects likeADVENT (advanced versatile engine technology) will drive commercial enginedevelopment beyond Leap. Indeed, it’s worthremembering […]

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Artists exhibit animated military aircraft from the Boneyard Project

  Why not head down to Tucson, Arizona, to see the latest exhibition in the Boneyard Project later this month? Artists have used abandoned aircraft from the US Air Force to create works of art from the “eccentric shapes” from the metal. Later this month (January 28) until May 31 you can see what the artists […]

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2011 – The Year in Review: Top Ten Video Stories

1. A380 hits CRJ while taxiing at JFK Video footage emerged showing an Air France Airbus A380 colliding with a Comair Bombardier CRJ700 during taxiing at New York JFK back in April. The A380 “clipped the tail fin” of the parked Comair jet, causing only “material damage”. 2. Tu 154 struggles against in-flight oscillation The video clips […]

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AgustaWestland pins hopes on civil market

AgustaWestland is the latest UK defence contractor to announcebig job cuts, with up to 375 people to be laid off, largely from its Yeovilfactory, in response to reduced helicopter purchases by the UK Ministry ofDefence as well as slowing export sales. The exact number of redundancies isyet to be determined, and the company has launched […]

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BAE job cuts just the beginning

BAE Systems’ response to the UK ‘s defence budget downturn could hardly have come at a worse time for a country struggling to hold recession at bay. But while 2,930 job losses came as a hammer blow to the workers affected and their families and communities, the cuts must also be seen as inevitable.With both […]

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On this day in 1961 the Chinook performed its first flight

  The Chinook performed its first flight 50 years ago today and the rorotrcraft were introduced in 1962. For more information on the remarkable rotorcraft see Flightglobal’s profile and browse through the Flightglobal Image Store to buy images and cutaways of the aircraft.   Helicopter Profile: Boeing CH-47 Chinook Flightglobal Image Store – images and cutaways of the Chinook The Chinook […]

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Nine year old wows Vietnam Veterans with Huey memorabilia

A nine-year-old has fascinated US war veterans and the public with his homemade website of the Bell UH-1 Iroquois nicknamed the Huey Helicopter. Kevin Dutton’s fascination began after a helicopter landed in his school four years ago. Kevin began collecting its memorabilia and created the website as a school project which has gone on to prove […]

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Defence helicopters in the archive

To accompany this week’s magazine features on defence helicopters here are a few defence helicopter features from the Flightglobal archive. 1995: Apache wins UK heli battle 1995: A clash of cultures – Apache vs Eurocopter Tiger - Read Flight’s report about how France “deplores” the UK’s choice of the Westland/McDonnell Douglas WAH-64D Apache Longbow as its next attack helicopter, […]

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