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  • Patrick Marous

    Helping ThyssenKrupp Aerospace form a vital link in supply chains


    As chief executive of German industrial giant ThyssenKrupp’s aerospace unit, Patrick Marous channels his early passion for flight into assisting aerospace manufacturers in optimising raw materials sourcing

  • News

    Berlin targets Eurofighter AESA deal and top-up buy


    ​Germany appears poised to advance a joint programme with Spain to equip the nations’ later-model Eurofighters with active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars, as Berlin also nears granting approval to acquire 38 new aircraft to replace its Tranche 1-standard interceptors.

  • News

    Lufthansa Cargo speeds MD-11F retirement with 777F order


    ​Lufthansa Cargo has ordered a further two Boeing 777 Freighters as it accelerates the retirement of its remaining MD-11Fs.

  • Lout

    Airbus reveals classified LOUT stealth testbed


    Airbus Defence Space has revealed a more than decade-long research and demonstration effort into very low observable (LO) technologies, conducted as a classified effort for the German defence ministry.

  • News

    Spate of H145M deliveries near for Airbus Helicopters


    Airbus Helicopters is gearing up to make a flurry of H145M deliveries to military customers, as production of the medium-twin hits its stride. Meanwhile, the airframer is also looking to add extra capabilities through research into manned-unmanned teaming capabilities.

  • News

    NH Industries outlines upgrade path for NH90


    Three-way consortium NH Industries (NHI) is in negotiations with operators of its NH90 military helicopter over future upgrades for the 11t-class platform, even as it works through a retrofit programme on early build examples.

  • News

    German navy calls for quick Sea Tiger contract signature


    ​Germany needs a rapid acquisition of new naval helicopters under its Sea Tiger programme if the service is not to face a capability gap, the head of naval aviation and industry representatives have reaffirmed.

  • News

    Lufthansa partners on automated actuator MRO


    Lufthansa Technik AG and the Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy, aim to develop a faster, more precise procedure to diagnose safety-critical hydraulic flight control actuators through a joint project that runs through the end of 2020.

  • News

    First Sea Lion helicopter delivered to Germany


    ​Airbus Helicopters has handed the first of an eventual 18 NH90 Sea Lion naval rotorcraft to Germany, with an additional two examples to arrive by year-end.

  • News

    Lilium forges ahead with electric aircraft development


    German start-up Lilium has completed the first phase of testing with its electric-powered Lilium Jet, which includes the crucial transition from vertical to horizontal flight.

  • News

    Boeing partners with Porsche on flying taxis


    German automaker Porsche is forming a team with Boeing to analyze demand for vertical takeoff flying taxis designed to ferry people around cities and over gridlock traffic as it aims to stay in step with the next generation of travel.

  • News

    German Federal Police plans helicopter fleet renewal


    ​Germany's Bundespolizei federal police hopes to launch in the next 12 months a procurement effort to replace a significant number of the helicopters operated by its air support division.

  • News

    PICTURES: Airbus delivers 1,000th Super Puma helicopter


    ​Airbus Helicopters has delivered the 1,000th rotorcraft from its Super Puma family – a H215 for the aviation division of Germany's Bundespolizei federal police.

  • News

    New airframer DRA to revive Dornier 328 production


    ​Germany has a new aircraft OEM – DRA – which intends to revive production of the Dornier 328 twin-turboprop at a new facility in Leipzig.

  • News

    European MALE UAV will not arrive until late 2020s: OCCAR


    ​Deliveries of a new unmanned air vehicle (UAV) being a developed by a pan-European consortium are unlikely to begin until late next decade, a procurement official indicates.

  • News

    Germany rolls out fix for grounded Tiger fleet


    Germany is working to progressively bring its Airbus Helicopters Tigers back into service after a safety issue forced their grounding on 2 August.

  • News

    Germany picks NH90 to replace Sea Lynx


    ​Germany has selected the NH Industries NH90 as the replacement for its navy's 21-strong fleet of Westland Sea Lynx 88A anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters.

  • News

    ​Environment has become airline stakeholder: Lufthansa chief


    The environment has become a stakeholder in airlines, but the industry is doing "a lot of good" for the contribution it makes to global CO2 emissions, according to Lufthansa Group chief executive Carsten Spohr.

  • News

    PARIS: J-Music deal to boost German A400M defences


    ​The German air force’s fleet of Airbus Defence & Space A400M tactical transports will soon have improved protection against surface-to-air heat-seeking missiles.

  • Lockheed Martin F-35

    PARIS: Pentagon threatens to cut out European suppliers


    The US Department of Defense (DoD) is considering a range of responses – including threatening to cut out European companies from its supply base – should the EU adopt policies that prevent American companies from being able to compete for contracts within joint European military projects.