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December 13, 2006, 9:32 AM

Eurocopter yesterday delivered its 800th Dauphin here at Le Bourget after the helicopter’s 15-minute trip from the Paris downtown heliport. Eurocopter president Fabrice Brégier said that with 30 to 40 deliveries a year, Eurocopter was looking forward to delivering its 1,000th Dauphin.

December 13, 2006, 9:29 AM

U.S. firm Pratt & Whitney is at the forefront of building the international partnerships that are the foundation of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program.

December 13, 2006, 9:28 AM

A big part of making the JSF affordable is the production plan. Managers from BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman discussed here Monday how they have adopted ‘lean manufacturing’ processes and philosophies from the automotive industry.

December 13, 2006, 9:26 AM

A new set of technology-sharing memoranda of understanding are to be negotiated between the U.S. government and the eight partner nations in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program, Aviation International News has learned.

December 13, 2006, 9:24 AM

Eurocopter yesterday  reported orders here at Le Bourget for EC 225 and EC 155 B1 rotorcraft from Bristow Helicopters and, in a separate contract, for EC 135s from Era Helicopters. UK-based Bristow took delivery of one EC 225 at Eurocopter’s static display.

December 13, 2006, 9:21 AM

India’s Kingfisher Airlines will place an order for Airbus A380s at the Paris Air Show today, according to officials with the carrier contacted in Mumbai yesterday.

December 13, 2006, 9:20 AM

A market research study commissioned by Aerion Corp.

December 13, 2006, 9:16 AM

Offshore Logistics, the world’s largest provider of helicopter transportation services to the oil and gas industry, yesterday ordered 35 new S-76 helicopters.

December 13, 2006, 9:15 AM

Grob’s SPn Utility Jet, a carbon-fiber light business twinjet introduced here on Monday, will enter production with the Honeywell Apex avionics system, according to company officials.

December 13, 2006, 9:14 AM

Corsica’s CCM Airlines yesterday placed an order for six new ATR 72-500 regional twin turboprops to replace its aging fleet of ATR 72-200s.

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