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June 20, 2011 - 8:05pm
Gregory Polek

Gulfstream Aerospace has chosen Securaplane’s lithium-ion battery as standard equipment on its new G650 business jet. The multi-million-dollar deal marks the first time a Gulfstream aircraft will feature the technology, proven some 50-percent lighter than conventional NiCad or lead-acid batteries and carrying a higher energy density.

June 20, 2011 - 8:00pm
Bernard Fitzsimons

The TopOwl helmet-mounted sight and display on show here in the Thales pavilion is in service already on five helicopter models in 16 countries. The company has delivered more than 700 copies, and says more than 1,600 will be in service over the next 10 years.

June 20, 2011 - 8:00pm
Ian Sheppard

ATR announced its first order from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) yesterday at the Paris Air Show, giving another boost to the Franco-Italian manufacturer’s newly certificated ATR 72-600 turboprop.

June 20, 2011 - 7:50pm
Bernard Fitzsimons

Thales is “five years ahead of anybody in Europe or the U.S.” in active arrays for airborne radars, according to Jean-Nöel Stock, Thales vice-president UAVs and intelligence, and a former program director for Dassault Rafale airborne systems.

June 20, 2011 - 7:40pm
Bill Carey

Raytheon has new developments to report in both air traffic automation systems and radar portions of its air traffic management (ATM) business. In April, the U.S.

June 20, 2011 - 7:30pm
Jeff Apter

The French aerospace industry is still feeling the effects of the economic crisis but its results last year point to a recovery. Announcing combined 2010 results for members of French industry association Gifas in April, association chairman Jean-Paul Herteman said the recovery for equipment manufacturers started to take shape in 2010.

June 20, 2011 - 7:20pm
Matt Thurber

When Peg Billson first was approached about the opportunity to take over leadership of BBA Aviation’s Legacy Support division and its Ontic subsidiary, it took her just a few minutes to understand the unique nature of the company’s business model.

June 20, 2011 - 7:10pm
Paolo Valpolini

AgustaWestland’s new common cockpit concept is being adopted on all of its new helicopters in order to provide an identical “look and feel” to the operators. But the idea is about more than branding. Ultimately, it’s all to do with safety in the hope that in an emergency situation pilots will not have to give a moment’s thought to which model they are flying since all the commands are identical.

June 20, 2011 - 7:10am
Ian Goold

Keen to promote its expertise and capacity to help technological developments, Canada’s National Research Council (NRC) is here at Le Bourget (Canadian pavilion, Hall 3 E69) to offer its services to the international aerospace community. “We offer one-stop shopping to meet research and technology development needs,” said NRC Institute for Aerospace Research (IAR) director-general Jerzy Komorowski. 

June 20, 2011 - 7:01am
Bernard Fitzsimons
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