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June 17, 2007, 9:36 AM

As the Paris Air Show opens, UK-based BAE Systems, amidst ongoing allegations of corruption regarding its dealings with Saudi Arabia, has taken steps to open itself to investigation by an independent committee while in the U.S.

June 17, 2007, 9:34 AM
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The BA 609 Tiltrotor is making its flying debut here at Le Bourget. Bell/Agusta Aerospace has brought the second prototype to Paris after it made its first public appearance late last month at an Italian air show.

June 17, 2007, 9:18 AM
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The next 30 days or so will be critical to the future of Airbus and its EADS parent company as top executives struggle to push through the core elements of the European airframer’s Power8 restructuring plan.

June 17, 2007, 8:47 AM
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Hawker Beechcraft Corp. is here for the first time in its new form, since Onex Partners and GS Capital Partners acquired the company from Raytheon.

June 17, 2007, 8:44 AM

The Irkut aviation plant on Sunday delivered the first two Su-30MKM multirole fighters to Malaysia, where they will be reassembled. Four more will follow in the summer and another six by the end of the year. The 18-aircraft order will be completed next year.

June 17, 2007, 8:43 AM

Airbus Military is offering to supply some A400M tactical airlifters to NATO on a “fractional ownership” basis.

June 17, 2007, 8:40 AM

Here at the Paris Air Show, helicopter engine manufacturer Turbomeca announced three contracts for its support-by-the-hour (SBH) scheme.

June 17, 2007, 8:38 AM

Aerion, the U.S. company seeking to attract risk-sharing partners for a proposed supersonic business jet, has announced a number of design changes that it said are necessary to achieve weight and performance targets.

June 17, 2007, 8:35 AM

Esterline Corporation’s $335 million acquisition of Canada’s CMC Aerospace three months ago has in no small part played a role in the company’s record stock performance of late, and for good reason, according to Esterline CEO Bob Cremin.   

June 17, 2007, 8:29 AM

France is buying the Lockheed Martin Hellfire II missile system to give its 40 Tiger HAD (Hélicoptère d’Appui Destruction) helicopters a versatile precision attack capability. The purchase is being handled under U.S. Foreign Military Sales and will be complete by 2012.

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