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June 21, 2011 - 1:56am
Liz Moscrop

HyperMach Aerospace Industries unveiled plans for its SonicStar V-tailed supersonic business jet (SSBJ) at the Paris Air Show. The company is making big claims for an aircraft that it says will take no more than one hour 45 minutes to fly from Paris to New York, but left many questions unanswered as to how it will take the concept to market.

June 21, 2011 - 1:56am
Chris Pocock
MQ-9 Reaper (USAF)

The Gorgon Stare wide-area surveillance system has overcome early integration problems and is delivering actionable intelligence to warfighters in Afghanistan as envisaged.

June 21, 2011 - 1:55am
Liz Moscrop

CAE (Hall 3 C60) and Mitsui (Hall 4 F169) announced that they plan to establish a joint-venture training center in Japan for the new Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ).

June 21, 2011 - 1:45am
Julian Moxon

Dark clouds and a strong breeze failed to prevent yesterday’s unveiling of AgustaWestland’s latest civil helicopter, the eight-ton multi-role AW189. “This reminds me of the North Sea, one of the working environments our new helicopter was designed for,” said AgustaWestland CEO Bruno Spagnolini.

June 21, 2011 - 1:44am
Gregory Polek

Qatar Airways has placed a follow-on order for six Boeing 777-300ERs, the companies announced yesterday at the show. Valued at $1.7 billion at list prices, the order brings to 40 the number of 777s Qatar has ordered since it signed its first contract for the Boeing widebodies in November 2007. Boeing recently delivered Qatar’s 25th 777.

June 21, 2011 - 1:41am
Kirby J. Harrison

Daher-Socata (Hall 2B C186, Static C63) has been selected by ENAC (Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile), France’s national aviation school, for the avionics modernization of 37 Daher-Socata TB 20 Trinidad light aircraft in the ENAC training fleet.

June 21, 2011 - 1:40am
Bill Carey

Four years after unveiling its next-generation Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics suite, Rockwell Collins (Hall 4 A18) has surpassed major certification milestones. Now the company is leveraging the system up and down the civil aircraft market and across to the military market as well.

June 21, 2011 - 1:28am
Chad Trautvetter
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The Boeing 747-8 Freighter landed here at Paris Le Bourget Airport yesterday at 5:35 p.m., after completing the first transatlantic flight of a commercial airliner powered on all engines by a sustainable aviation biofuel. 

June 21, 2011 - 1:28am
Gregory Polek

A undisclosed “major network carrier” has placed a firm order for 10 Bombardier CSeries CS100s and has agreed to become the aircraft’s first operator, the Canadian manufacturer announced here yesterday.

June 21, 2011 - 1:28am
Julian Moxon

Boeing needs to “get on with it,” if it is to compete with the Airbus A320neo, according to International Lease Finance Corporation CEO Henri Courpron. The leasing group argued yesterday that the answer may lie in an early Boeing 737-800 upgrade.

 
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