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June 19, 2007, 11:42 AM

Airbus followed Monday’s spectacular order flourish with a strategically important pair of contracts for members of its A330 family.

June 19, 2007, 11:41 AM

The FAA is expected to issue the first Airworthiness Directive on the Eclipse 500 VLJ in the next few days, restricting the jet to day VFR flight because of a pitot/angle-of-attack probe freezing problem that occurred on three flight-test airplanes.

June 19, 2007, 11:40 AM

Rolls-Royce is the surprise winner of the all-out competition to power Dassault’s projected super-midsize business jet, securing the UK-based engine company’s long-term position in a potentially lucrative market of up to 3,000 aircraft.

June 19, 2007, 11:39 AM

South Africa’s Denel Optronics has been awarded a multi-million dollar production order for optical helmet tracker systems (HTS) to equip the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter.

June 19, 2007, 11:37 AM

Mettis Aerospace (Hall 2B Stand J14A) has signed a three-year, $47-million contract with Spirit Aerosystems to supply forged aluminum and titanium wing-structure components for the Airbus A320 from 2008. The two companies also work together on A321 and A340 aircraft.

June 19, 2007, 11:35 AM

As the A400M program gathers force, Airbus Military has chosen Thales as its preferred partner for training systems. A formal agreement covers the delivery of full-flight simulators to AMSL, plus an MoU for the provision of training solutions to France and the UK.

June 19, 2007, 11:33 AM

Alenia Aeronautica and Xian Aircraft Company (XAC) of China yesterday announced an agreement for the production of a section of the ATR turboprop’s rear fuselage section in China.

June 19, 2007, 11:32 AM

With retirement for its aging RF-4 Phantoms looming, the Japan Air Self Defence Force has decided to equip a portion of its F-15J Eagle fighters with a reconnaissance capability.

June 19, 2007, 11:30 AM

U.S. engine maker Pratt & Whitney (PW) is here touting its solutions to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, including more fuel-efficient technologies and better engine maintenance.

June 19, 2007, 11:12 AM

Boeing has made plans to accommodate any delays in the first-flight schedule for its new Model 787 twin-aisle twinjet now in final assembly at Everett, Washington. The first aircraft is scheduled to be rolled out on July 8 and will be the company’s first new airliner for 13 years.

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