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December 1, 2006, 8:40 AM

AgustaWestland has sold its first A109 Grand light twin helicopter to a private operator in the Philippines, joining 10 earlier A109 models already in service in the country. Orders for nearly 60 aircraft have been placed since its launch in July 2004.

December 1, 2006, 8:39 AM

Underwater Projects Group (UPG), part of the Singapore-based faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is developing an airdrop-capable underwater vehicle. The Trident Mk1 is said to be modular, allowing several kinds of payload to be accommodated.

December 1, 2006, 8:39 AM

China Aviation Import and Export Group (CASGC) has agreed to promote the aircraft and engine replacement products of HEICO Parts Group in China, parent company HEICO Corp. announced here yesterday.

December 1, 2006, 8:38 AM

U.S. fluid and mechanical systems company Eaton Aerospace has embarked on a buying spree that aimed at doubling its size within five years.

December 1, 2006, 8:35 AM

The Philippines Air Force, hampered by a long-term funding shortage and faced with the growing obsolescence of its combat fleet, has turned to its own workshops to perform low-cost upgrades and overhauls to return some of its stored fleet to service.

December 1, 2006, 8:32 AM

The Eurocopter EC 120B Colibri has been selected as the training platform for a 20-year rotary-wing program in Singapore, the European helicopter manufacturer announced here on Monday.

December 1, 2006, 8:30 AM

Eurocopter ended 2005 with a major military contract win in South Korea–traditionally a U.S.-dominated market.

December 1, 2006, 8:30 AM

Design engineers from Eurocopter and the Harbin Aircraft subsidiary of China’s Avic II group gathered on January 9 at Marignane in the south of  France to open the common design office for the EC 175 helicopter program.

December 1, 2006, 8:27 AM

France’s Thales Group will today officially open a new 6,000 square meter maintenance center for the Airbus A380 in Singapore. The new facility will initially employ 150 workers and eventually expand to house other Thales activities.

December 1, 2006, 8:26 AM

For the past three months, three Rostvertol Mi-26T helicopters owned by Russia’s Ministry for Emergency Situations have been in Pakistan to support relief efforts following last year’s devastating earthquake.

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