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  • ILA: DLR looks to the future with LamAiR concept


    ​At German aerospace research agency DLR, modern composite technology is finally catching up with a 1970s fast jet vision of the future – to slash airliner fuel burn by up to 13% by using forward-swept wings.


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  • Eurofighter prepares Tranche 3A model for AESA upgrade


    Eurofighter’s push to bolster its export sales prospects with an upgrade to active electronically scanned array (AESA)...


  • Eurofighter: new aerodynamics set for 2014 test flight


    Eurofighter will by year-end make is final proof-of-concept test flight on an aerodynamic modification kit that...


  • F-35 becoming industry's "dominant platform" – GKN


    US budget pressures may be dampening short-term demand for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, but from one...


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  • ANALYSIS: Alcoa's Firth Rixon move is the latest engine sector transformation

    News | 09 Jul 2014 14:21 | Dan Thisdell

    ​When GKN bought Volvo Aero in 2016 for £633 million ($1 billion), the UK-headquartered Tier 1 described the deal as transformational, a word it has gone on to use repeatedly to underscore the impact of an acquisition that, at a stroke, made the company one of the largest players in the market for jet engine components.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Alcoas-Firth-Rixon-move-is-the-latest-engine-sector-transformation-400961/
  • UK puts up £1m prize fund to boost satellite applications development

    News | 08 Jul 2014 16:15 | Dan Thisdell

    ​The UK government’s Technology Strategy Board is set to invest up to £1 million ($1.7 million) to support small UK businesses with R&D support for risky but innovative space projects.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UK-puts-up-1m-prize-fund-to-boost-satellite-applications-development-401178/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Forget orders - M&A is the measure of a robust industry

    News | 07 Jul 2014 14:59 | Dan Thisdell

    Farnborough watchers love to count ­orders, which is understandable; the event, after all, is an “air show” – a comparatively glamorous category of trade exhibitions at which aircraft (as opposed to, say, machine tools or agricultural equipment) are placed on display in hope of attracting buyers.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Forget-orders-MA-is-the-measure-of-a-robust-industry-400896/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Comet's tail is big story of ESA's year

    News | 07 Jul 2014 10:01 | Dan Thisdell

    Comets probably aren’t the bad luck omens or even harbingers of doom that many early civilisations assumed – but, just to be sure, a very close eye is being kept on the snappily-named 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it hurtles towards the Sun.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Comets-tail-is-big-story-of-ESAs-year-400684/
  • Eurofighter prepares Tranche 3A model for AESA upgrade

    News | 30 Jun 2014 16:12 | Dan Thisdell

    Eurofighter’s push to bolster its export sales prospects with an upgrade to active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar has taken a step forward, with the diversion from final assembly of a Tranche 3A aircraft, which will be fitted with the new system.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Eurofighter-prepares-Tranche-3A-model-for-AESA-upgrade-400901/
  • ANALYSIS: UK aerospace riding wave of new-era industrial policy

    News | 30 Jun 2014 08:20 | Dan Thisdell

    Things are looking up for the UK's aerospace industry, with government backing and new initiatives promising a new era of financial gain for all partieshttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-UK-aerospace-riding-wave-of-new-era-industrial-policy-400362/