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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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Jan 4, 2017 - 7:35 AM
Meanwhile, the big ‘Make in India’ contract for 56 airlifters should be signed by mid-year, according to the IAF chief.
CF-18 in flight
Jan 4, 2017 - 3:26 AM
The new government in Ottowa will evaluate competing fighters, rather than automatically buying F-35s per previous plans.
Lockheed Martin T-50
Jan 3, 2017 - 2:28 PM
The service expects to make a contract award this year for the $16.3 billion acquisition of a new jet trainer and ground-based training system.
E-8C JStars
Dec 29, 2016 - 1:27 PM
The service expects to award a contract for the JStars Recapitalization program engineering and manufacturing development phase in FY2018.
Dec 28, 2016 - 4:48 PM
The Russian defense ministry has promised to release the findings of the December 25 crash once the investigation is completed.
Dec 27, 2016 - 2:04 PM
The 37-year old Tu-154 crashed in the Black Sea, killing all 92 people on board.
QF-4 in flight
Dec 27, 2016 - 8:30 AM
The US Air Force retired the classic jet with the final flight of a QF-4 that was serving as an unmanned aerial target.
Boeing T-X trainer
Dec 20, 2016 - 4:36 PM
The single-engine jet made its maiden flight from St. Louis as industry teams awaited imminent release of the T-X request for proposals.
Dec 20, 2016 - 7:51 AM
Tactical capabilities have been extended, and a new support contract signed. But helicopter refueling remains a problem.
Dec 20, 2016 - 6:06 AM
Four ATR 72 600s with radar, EO and ESM sensors are replacing the air force’s Breguet Atlantics