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Aircraft

Bell Boeing Marks First International V-22 Sale to Japan

The U.S. Navy awarded the joint venture a $332.5 million contract modification to deliver five MV-22 Osprey tiltotors.
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Maintenance and Modifications

Lufthansa Technik Set To Open New MRO Base in Puerto Rico

The facility in Aguadilla promises to generate $2.2 billion in economic impact over 30 years for the financially troubled U.S. territory.
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ATC

European Commission Approves Co-Funding for ATM Projects

With European Union co-funding, €650 million in public and private investment will be applied to begin air traffic management modernization.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

U.S. Commerce Agency Plans Meetings on Drone Privacy

The NTIA will convene interested parties to develop best practices for drone 'privacy, accountability and transparency.'
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Thales, IAI Flight Test NATO-Standard Data Link on Heron

The companies said they conducted risk reduction flight tests in Israel of a Heron UAV equipped with a Thales-Elisra data link system.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Swiss Postal Service, Air Cargo Carrier Begin Drone Testing

Swiss Post and air cargo carrier Swiss WorldCargo will evaluate using the Matternet One quadcopter for delivering parcels.
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ATC

Symposium Reveals Support, Opposition to U.S. ATC Reform

A proposed fundamental change of the U.S. ATC organizational structure could come this fall in FAA reauthorization legislation.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Natural Gas Utility Starts Drone-Based Surveillance in France

GRTgaz selected aerial data collection firm Air Marine to operate monthly drone flights over gas pipeline in southwestern France.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Swedish Firm To Deliver First Drone Helicopter to China's AVIC

CybAero signed an agreement with Aviation Industry Corporation of China to deliver 70 APID One remotely piloted helicopter systems.
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Regulations and Government

Ex-Im Bank Charter Expires as U.S. Congress Takes Holiday

With another attempt to renew its charter expected, the export credit agency will continue operating and managing its existing loan portfolio.
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Aircraft

South Korea Selects Airbus A330 MRTT as Future Tanker

The Airbus model was chosen over Boeing's new KC-46A and a Boeing 767 tanker conversion proposed by Israel Aerospace Industries.
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ATC

European Alliance Delivers ATM Modernization Blueprint

The deployment program charts the transition from research and development to implementation of the Single European Sky effort.
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Airlines

Airline Pilots: Low Pay Drives Disputed Pilot Shortage

Aspiring airline pilots are discouraged by low entry level pay, limited career path, speakers at ALPA conference relate.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Australia Flies First Large Drone in Unrestricted Airspace

The Royal Australian Air Force started flying the IAI Heron at Rockhampton Airport in advance of a joint training exercise with U.S. military.
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ATC

Australia Declares Flight Tracking Capability

Controllers can now track aircraft in oceanic airspace east and west of Australia using automatic dependent surveillance-contract.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Aurora Flies Unmanned Centaur at New York Test Site

The flights were the first involving a large fixed-wing aircraft at one of the FAA's six national UAS test sites, Aurora says.
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Aircraft

Two New Teams Formed To Compete for JStars Recap

Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman announce partners, joining Boeing as bidders for new radar surveillance jets.
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Avionics

UTC offers flight-tracking solution with aircraft interface device

UTC added its name to the list of suppliers offering solutions for ICAO's 15-minute tracking recommendation.
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Aircraft

Textron AirLand’s Scorpion Makes Le Bourget Debut

The joint venture said it will show the light attack jet to multiple European air forces on its current visit.
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Aircraft

U.S. Air Force’s T-X Requirements Test the Field

The field of potential contenders has been adjusted as industry awaits a formal request for proposals.
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U.S. Made ‘Judgment Call’ To Withhold F-35 at Paris Air Show

U.S. Air Force Secretary revealed the thinking behind missing yet another major air show with the F-35 as it nears initial operating capability.
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Engines

Rolls-Royce, Liebherr Join To Develop Power Gearbox

UltraFan engine is a geared design based on technology that could be ready for service in 2025.
Rotorcraft

Airbus Helicopters Selects FLIR Imaging Turrets

Star Safire 380-HD selected as preferred electro-optical system for the H145 T2 and H135 P3/T3.
Avionics

Honeywell Shows Off Boeing 757 Flying Technology Lab

The avionics manufacturer demonstrated its SmartRunway and SmartLanding systems on a flight from Paris Le Bourget Airport.
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Aircraft

Lockheed Martin Touts ‘Block Buy’ Option for F-35

Lockheed Martin seeks more certainty over production rates for the F-35 fighter.
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Aircraft

Viking Announces New Sales Representatives for Twin Otter Series 400

Liftec will serve as the company’s sales representative for eastern Europe, CIS and the Baltic states.
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Avionics

Elbit, Nicarnica Volcanic Ash System Wins European Funding

Eurostars program provides funding for innovative research projects that have partners from two or more participating countries.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

CAE To Provide Predator Trainer for Italy’s Air Force

CAE and General Atomics developing the high-fidelity mission trainer specifically for Italian Air Force Predator A and MQ-9 Predator B.
ATC

Existing Products, Services Meet ICAO’s Aircraft Tracking Requirement

Range of suppliers say that 15-minute standard is doable as future GADSS system is developed.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

UAS Conference in U.S. Ushers in New Drone Order

Upstart and legacy manufacturers of unmanned aircraft systems exhibit side by side at AUVSI conference.
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