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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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GE Aviation GE3000 turboshaft engine
Oct 1, 2015 - 9:08 AM
The service will award 'up to two' contracts for a two-year preliminary design phase of the engine planned for Apache and Blackhawk helicopters.
Boeing AH-64E Apache
Sep 29, 2015 - 11:52 AM
The defense ministry signed contracts for both direct commercial and foreign military sales of helicopters and supporting equipment.
Israel Aerospace Industries Heron TP
Sep 29, 2015 - 9:48 AM
The large Israel Aerospace Industries reconnaissance drone will serve 'as a deterrent,' according to an Indian Air Force official.
Russian KA-52 attack helicopter.
Sep 28, 2015 - 10:00 AM
Helicopters may be stationed on Mistral class landing ships originally intended for Russia, but supplied to Egypt instead.
KC-46A tanker first flight
Sep 26, 2015 - 10:15 AM
The first flight of a full KC-46A tanker accomplishes a key milestone in the Air Force's decision to start building the new mission aircraft.
Sep 22, 2015 - 10:30 AM
The partners are eyeing a U.S. Air Force requirement that would equip F-15 fighter with a new air-air detection capability.
Boeing F-15 2040C concept
Sep 22, 2015 - 7:42 AM
The manufacturer's 'F-15 2040C' upgrade would extend the life of the air superiority fighter as a complement of the F-22 Raptor.
Sep 22, 2015 - 4:00 AM
Details of the secretive Long Range Strike – Bomber (LRS-B) program are slowly emerging, as rival bidders await USAF’s choice.
 Su-30MK in flight
Sep 21, 2015 - 1:25 PM
The North African country will soon have 56 in its fleet; Iran wants to license-produce the Sukhoi fighter.
DSEI entrance
Sep 21, 2015 - 9:50 AM
But there was missile news from MBDA and Thales, while Lockheed Martin briefed the SC-130J maritime Hercules conversion.