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November 14, 2011 - 5:56am
James Wynbrandt

Maximus Air has signed an aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance lease agreement with express package carrier DHL. The deal calls on Maximus to operate two newly converted Airbus A300-600RP2F freighters across Europe for DHL.

November 14, 2011 - 5:49am
Thierry Dubois

Astrium Star Airborne Data Service is at the Dubai Air Show promoting a new air-to-ground link that is designed to be faster and more relevant to airline safety economics, while also playing an important role in accident recovery and investigation.

November 14, 2011 - 5:45am
David Donald
Boeing AH-64D Block III Apache helicopter

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control is continuing to expand the capabilities of the Boeing AH-64D Apache Block III attack helicopter with sensor upgrades, a new weapon option and greater networking capabilities. The latter is being achieved through the Longbow unmanned aerial system tactical common data link assembly (UTA), a product of Longbow LLC (a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman).

November 14, 2011 - 5:45am
Ian Sheppard

JetEx Flight Support has upgraded its Flight Explorer so that the product’s operations control center can link with FBOs to “coordinate aircraft movements in real time.” The company said it is “an essential flight operations management decision support tool that incorporates multiple data feeds, dynamic weather overlays, situational alerts and air traffic tools.” The JetEx Web portal allows users to track their aircra

November 14, 2011 - 5:36am
David Donald
AGM-154C-1 Joint Standoff Weapon

Raytheon has successfully completed fit-checks for the AGM-154C-1 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW C-1) in the internal carriage bay of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).

November 14, 2011 - 5:04am
David Donald
Northrop Grumman Fire Scout

Northrop Grumman’s MQ-8 Fire Scout rotary-wing unmanned air vehicle is gearing up for a new at-sea deployment in January, sailing aboard the frigate USS Simpson as it moves closer to U.S. Navy operational evaluation next Spring.

November 14, 2011 - 3:00am
R. Randall Padfield
Aermacchi M346

Some 40 military aircraft are on display at the 2011 edition of the Dubai Air Show, a clear indication of the marketing potentiol for defense products in the Middle East region. Here are a few of them showing their stuff or basking in the the desert sun.

November 14, 2011 - 2:42am
Chad Trautvetter

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association is viewed by many as mainly a U.S.-centric organization, but in reality it is global. In fact, GAMA held its first board meeting outside of the U.S. last Friday in Bordeaux, France. It also has a permanent representative in Brussels and is considering adding another in Beijing, GAMA immediate past chairman–and current Dassault Falcon Jet president and CEO–John Rosanvallon told AIN at the Dubai Air Show.

November 14, 2011 - 2:07am
David Donald
Cassidian Atlante UAV

Cassidian, the global security solutions and systems giant and subsidiary of EADS, is focusing on its unmanned air systems capability, as well as highlighting its security and communications activities in the Gulf region.

November 14, 2011 - 1:38am
Thierry Dubois

The JF-17 Thunder fighter, co-developed by China’s Avic and the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), is to receive improvements that will start being produced with the Block-2 version from next year.