BAE Systems is in the process of developing a new architecture that could greatly enhance the effectiveness of tactical training missions, while reducing the need to provide supporting assets to build complex operational scenarios.
Many of the invited guests who witnessed the unveiling of the Taranis unmanned combat air vehicle at BAE Systems’s Warton plant last week won’t have
At face value, the UK’s aerospace and defense industries might feel entitled to breathe a quiet sigh of relief and gently pat themselves on the back coming into this year’s Farnborough airshow. When the 2008 event closed its doors it was obvious to all but the most optimistic analysts that these markets were on the cusp of a major downturn that threatened to drastically clip the wings of these industry sectors.
Amid tight security, the Taranis unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) was unveiled at BAE Systems’ Warton airfield in England this week. Uncleared visitors were not allowed to approach the aircraft, but the stealth-driven configuration seemed unchanged from artists’ impressions released previously. The Taranis concept demonstrator is due to fly next year from an undisclosed overseas airbase.
Oxford Airport, some 40 miles northwest of London, has broken ground on a 47,700-sq-ft, three-bay hangar, making it the largest facility built at the airport to date. It will increase the total hangar space available at the airport to 240,500 sq ft. Offering independent landside access, office space and car parking, the new facility is scheduled for completion by December.
Oxford Airport, some 40 miles northwest of London in the UK, has broken ground on a 47,700-sq-ft, three-bay hangar, making it the largest facility built at the airport to date. It will increase the total hangar space available at the airport to 240,500 sq ft. Offering independent landside access, office space and car parking, the new facility is scheduled for completion by December.
Ocean Sky is accelerating its plans to become a major international business aviation services group with the acquisition of FBO groups in Spain and Italy. The UK-based company has just completed the takeover of Spain’s Aviation Handling Assistance (AHA) and has also signed a letter of intent to buy a controlling stake in Euroloa, an established FBO at Bologna, Italy.
Inflite Engineering of London Stansted Airport is keeping pace with growing demand for executive Avro Business Jet (ABJ) reconfigurations of BAE Systems regional jets. The latest is a late-model Avro RJ100, which joins Presidential Flight of Abu Dhabi’s existing executive RJ70. The interior dimensions of the bigger RJ100 version allowed for a split-cabin configuration.
UK-based business aviation services group Ocean Sky has received a £10 million ($15 million) injection of fresh capital from its private shareholders. The company will use the money to fund an ambitious expansion of its FBO and aircraft maintenance activities across Europe and intends to announce these plans later this month.