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February 22, 2017, 7:28 AM

Airbus Pleads for Relief as A400M Losses Mount

Company wants the European launch nations to reduce the penalties they are extracting for late deliveries and performance shortfalls.

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Oct 10, 2016 - 11:20 AM
The military technology could have applications for civil rotorcraft.
General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
Oct 5, 2016 - 4:21 PM
Major drone producers Israel, Russia, China and India are not among 45 signatories to the joint declaration on the export of weaponized UAVs.
Oct 5, 2016 - 7:34 AM
IAF chief is bullish on Rafale, but cautious on FGFA project with Russia
Airbus Helicopters EC725s in flight
Oct 5, 2016 - 7:27 AM
Offset negotiations on the deal for 50 EC725s failed, although the company reported new export orders elsewhere.
Oct 4, 2016 - 12:35 PM
Four nations are sharing the cost of a two-year exercise, that may eventually lead to an operational system in 2025
GE Aviation FATE engine
Oct 4, 2016 - 10:22 AM
Advanced Turbine Engine Company and GE Aviation reported developments in separate U.S. Army engine development efforts.
Aerosonde HQ model
Oct 3, 2016 - 5:52 PM
The Aerosonde HQ adds four rotors to what is an otherwise catapult-launched small unmanned aircraft system.
Japan F-35 rollout ceremony
Sep 29, 2016 - 7:26 AM
Recent events include sensor-to-shooter test, and prospects for a block buy and a new or upgraded engine.
MQ-4C Triton
Sep 28, 2016 - 4:14 PM
The service plans to deploy the RQ-4B Global Hawk maritime derivative unmanned aircraft system in late 2017.
Jstars in flight
Sep 28, 2016 - 9:07 AM
New F-15 and F-18 exports seem likely, but uncertain requirements affect prospects for KC-46 tanker and 737 derivatives.