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  • Lockheed advances credentials of AESA-based Crowsnest bid


    ​Lockheed Martin UK has rebuffed claims of costliness and over-complexity levelled at its bid for the UK’s Crowsnest requirement by Thales UK, its rival for the £500 million contest, which is now entering its final stages.


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  • Rolls-Royce opens first F-35 lift fan repair centre


    ​Rolls-Royce opened the first repair and overhaul facility for the lift fan system in Lockheed Martin F-35B in...


  • UK details extent of combat activity over Iraq


    ​The UK Royal Air Force has conducted 159 air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq with Panavia Tornado GR4s...


  • Airborne early wonders: our Top 10 eyes in the sky


    In the week that Royal Australian Air Force officials hailed the performance of the service’s Boeing 737-based...


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  • Rolls-Royce opens first F-35 lift fan repair centre

    News | 03 Mar 2015 16:19 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Rolls-Royce opened the first repair and overhaul facility for the lift fan system in Lockheed Martin F-35B in Indiana as it consolidates assembly of major components away from the UK.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Rolls-Royce-opens-first-F-35-lift-fan-repair-centre-409646/
  • ANALYSIS: How 3D printing could change the way R-R develops products

    News | 03 Mar 2015 09:50 | Murdo Morrison

    ​Contained within the vast complexity of a modern widebody jet engine it may look like just another large, intricately-designed metal structure. But a 1.5m-diameter titanium front bearing housing (FBH) inside a Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engine is a structure with a difference. It could point the way to an eventual revolution in aerospace manufacturing, changing everything from the way factory floors look to the speed at which new components, prototypes and programmes are developed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-How-3D-printing-could-change-the-way-R-R-develops-products-409304/
  • UK details extent of combat activity over Iraq

    News | 02 Mar 2015 14:16 | Craig Hoyle

    ​The UK Royal Air Force has conducted 159 air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq with Panavia Tornado GR4s since deploying the type to the region late last year, the Ministry of Defence has revealed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UK-details-extent-of-combat-activity-over-Iraq-409617/
  • Airborne early wonders: our Top 10 eyes in the sky

    News | 27 Feb 2015 15:05 | Craig Hoyle

    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 and MiliCAS databases.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airborne-early-wonders-our-Top-10-eyes-in-the-sky-409546/
  • Quick-thinking 717 crew averted collision with vehicle

    News | 26 Feb 2015 14:39 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Australian investigators have determined that a controller’s oversight led a Boeing 717 to touch down at Perth on a runway occupied by a safety vehicle.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Quick-thinking-717-crew-averted-collision-with-vehicle-409491/
  • Lockheed advances credentials of AESA-based Crowsnest bid

    News | 25 Feb 2015 13:24 | Dominic Perry

    ​Lockheed Martin UK has rebuffed claims of costliness and over-complexity levelled at its bid for the UK’s Crowsnest requirement by Thales UK, its rival for the £500 million contest, which is now entering its final stages.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lockheed-advances-credentials-of-AESA-based-Crowsnest-bid-409400/