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Honeywell Looks East While Innovating For Safe Growth

Honeywell’s worldview is increasingly shifting eastward as markets in the Middle East and Asia continue to show strong growth.
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Liebherr Takes Air Management To The Next Level

Bombardier’s new Learjet 85 is the latest business jet to feature an integrated air management system from Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation.
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Liebherr Opens Toulouse Test Center

A new contract to develop the bleed air system for the Airbus A320neo and the opening on September 22 of a €27 million test and development center
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Paris 2011: Thales Brings Consistency to Rafale Radar

Thales is “five years ahead of anybody in Europe or the U.S.” in active arrays for airborne radars, according to Jean-Nöel Stock, Thales vice-president UAV

Paris 2011: A350XWB shell structures take shape in Germany

One of the big changes when Airbus unveiled its market-driven XWB revamp of the A350 back in May 2007 was the new structural concept.
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Paris 2011: Thales Exploring Future Cockpit Displays with Odicis

Even as it works toward delivery of the first flying A350 cockpit later this year, Thales (Hall Concorde) is exploring possibilities for the post-2020 gene

Paris 2011: C919 Is China’s Bid for the Big Time

China’s new single-aisle aircraft, the Coma

Web technology gets Arinc flight planning closer to client

      More than 500 business aircraft are now using Arinc Direct services in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and the aer

Dubai World Center marches on to world airport preeminence

The inauguration in June of Dubai World Central's Al Maktoum International Airport marked the completion of the project's Phase 1 and another significant m
Charter & Fractional

Saudia bolsters private fleet

The opportunity for "travel in record-breaking time" along with 24/7 service is the promise of Saudia Private Aviation (Chalet A3), and the Saudi Arabian A

New-generation Avionics for the ATR 600

Thales is supplying the cockpit control display and onboard airport navigation systems for ATR’s new -600 series turboprops as part of an extensive package

Rolls advances three new engines

Engine maker Rolls-Royce is preparing the technology needed for new two-shaft and three-shaft turbofan engines in the second half of this decade and an ope

UK must boost R&D spend to remain competitive

The government needs to support research and development if the UK aerospace and defense industry is to continue what has proved to be a recession-defying

Next-gen cockpits will be single pilot, posits Thales

Thales Aerospace is busy developing the flight decks for the Sukhoi Superjet 100, ATR 600 series, Sikorsky S-76D and Airbus A350 at its Toulouse facility.

iDeck Simulator Lessens Risks During Airbus A350 Flight Deck Development

Thales uses its iDeck simulation environment for validation and de-risking in the early stages of development.

UK must boost R&D spend to remain competitive

The government needs to support research and development if the UK aerospace and defense industry is to continue what has proved to be a recession-defying

Thales mulls future aircraft systems today

How will airplanes operate in 2030? The question needs addressing now since new aircraft introduced then are likely to be in production for another 30 year

Radar systems business thriving for ThalesRaytheon

Ground Master 400, the new ThalesRaytheonSystems air defense radar on display here in Thales’ outdoor compound, is just completing its development ahead of

EMS connectivity products cover extensive spectrum

In a world of proliferating air/ground communications options, EMS Satcom is here in the Canadian pavilion (Hall 3 Stand F37) to show how its antennas, rad

Collins delves deeper into training services

“Everything we do at Collins we do for a strategic reason,” said Kent Statler, executive vice president, Rockwell Collins Services, speaking of the avionic

Diehl and Thales collaborate on integrated airliner cabins

Diehl Aircabin (Hall 2, Stand 192), one of the concerns shed by Airbus as part of its Power 8 restructuring program, is investing more than $135 million in

New sim available from Thales

A new simulator designed with the latest training approaches in mind is the physical manifestation of a new customer-oriented business approach at Thales’s

Thales helps extend Rafale reach

Thales is engineering a series of upgrades to the sensor systems aboard France’s Rafale that will be incorporated in the next batch of aircraft for the Fre

Conclusion in sight for UK’s SAR competition

Selection of a preferred bidder could emerge before the end of this year in the UK’s search-and-rescue helicopter (SAR-H) procurement process, which aims t

Banker tells buyers to get back in bizjet market

Sources for financing of corporate aircraft purchases may be harder to find this year than last, but Toennies von Limburg, director of international sales

Study targets quieter and cleaner engines

Researchers across Europe have made substantial progress in their pursuit of the cleaner, more fuel efficient engines that will be needed if air traffic is
Cabin Interior and Electronics

New Zealand company enters completions field

Air New Zealand subsidiary Altitude Aerospace Interiors (Booth No.

EC plan would shift money from navaids to avionics

Eurocontrol might ask the European Commission to use some of the money expected to be saved by the planned decommissioning of VOR and NDB beacons to sponso