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June 20, 2007, 11:14 AM

The UK is wheeling out the big guns at the show this year, led by chief of the air staff, air chief marshall Sir Glenn Torpy. Alan Garwood, head of the Defence Export Services Organisation, and air vice marshal Gavin Mackay, senior military adviser to DESO, are joining him here in Paris.

June 20, 2007, 11:12 AM

Derco Aerospace has won a contract from Singapore Technologies Aerospace to install new auxiliary power units and improved environmental control systems on four

June 20, 2007, 11:11 AM

Two EADS CEOs have swapped places–almost. Stéphane Mayer, who since 2003 was CEO of aerostructures and light aircraft specialist Socata, has moved to regional turboprop manufacturer ATR as its new CEO.

June 20, 2007, 11:09 AM

Kuwait Airways has renewed a time-and-material engine maintenance contract with Snecma Services covering the CFM56-5C engines on its Airbus A340s.

June 20, 2007, 11:07 AM

Rolls-Royce’s U.S. branch has acquired the exclusive rights to use a new heat-resistant turbine blade coating invented by Iowa State University.

June 20, 2007, 11:04 AM

Alcan and Airbus have signed a long-term agreement covering the supply of high-performance aluminum products for the entire range of Airbus aircraft, including the A380 and new A350XWB.

June 20, 2007, 11:02 AM

Athena Technologies (Hall 6, Stand B1/C1), a maker of flight controls for unmanned aerial vehicles, successfully demonstrated a “damage tolerant” automatic control system and autonomous landing capabilities on a scale model of an Boeing F/A-18 powered by a turbojet engine, the company announced.

June 20, 2007, 11:00 AM

One way to improve the airline industry’s perceived environmental impact is for carriers to shout louder.  Ironically, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) calls for operators to make more noise comes as airlines claim to have reduced sound levels by 75 percent in the past 40 years.

June 20, 2007, 10:58 AM

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control has just completed the demonstration of a new piloting aid known as Pathfinder.

June 20, 2007, 10:55 AM

Two of Europe’s manned combat air vehicle programs have taken significant strides in recent times. The Neuron UCAV technical demonstrator is being built by a Dassault-led team with partners in Sweden, Italy, Greece, Switzerland and Spain.

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