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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.

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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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.
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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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

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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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.
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.
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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Aircraft

Boeing Keeps World AWACS Fleet ‘Ready, Relevant’

Boeing is upgrading the French fleet of AWACs aircraft, which are seeing the venerable 707 airframe still going strong.
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Aircraft

Lockheed Martin Follows ‘Blueprint’ To Drive Down F-35 Costs

JSF manufacturer is chipping away at the unit cost of the aircraft.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Europe Advances Research of RPAS Airspace Integration

French studies are investigating how remotely piloted aircraft can be integrated into the air traffic management system.
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F-35 Maintenance Reporting Evolves as Aircraft Matures

Lockheed Martin advances the F-35 Autonomic Logistics Information System, updates software, defers downlink.
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Engines

Criticism Spurs Pratt to Drive Down F135 Costs

U.S. government investigations highlight cost and reliability issues with the F-35 powerplant.
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Airlines

Other U.S. Airlines Oppose Big 3 in Gulf Subsidies Dispute

FedEx and JetBlue are among airlines urging the U.S. government to leave intact open skies agreements with UAE and Qatar.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Northrop Grumman Rolls Out First NATO AGS Global Hawk

The treaty organization expects to begin operating the NATO-1 Global Hawk from Sigonella Air Base, Italy, in 2017.
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Aircraft

Boeing Flies KC-46 Prototype with Aerial Refueling System

The 767-2C 'provisioned freighter' flew for the first time with an aerial refueling boom and wing refueling pods installed.
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Aircraft

Gulfstream G650 Sprints In To Pick Up Collier Trophy

National Aeronautic Association awarded Gulfstream Aerospace the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy on June 3 for its development of the G650.
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Aircraft

Northrop Grumman's 'OpenPod' Aimed at F-15 Requirement

Months after Lockheed Martin unveiled its 'Legion Pod,' Northrop Grumman introduces a new sensor pod with infrared search and track system.
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Aircraft

AIA Names Former Exelis CEO Melcher as Its New President

David Melcher succeeds Marion Blakey as chief executive of the Aerospace Industries Association, representing major U.S. aerospace companies.
ATC

'Remote Tower' ATC Systems Planned in Germany, Ireland

Germany's DFS announced a contract with Frequentis that will make Saarbrücken Airport the country's first remote-controlled airport.
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Aircraft

Harris Completes $4.6 Billion Acquisition of Exelis

Spun off from ITT Corp. as an independent company in 2011, Exelis is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Harris Corp.
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Maintenance and Modifications

F-35 Maintenance Support System Advances Without Downlink

The Prognostics and Health Management downlink has been deferred for later development, according to the F-35 Joint Program Office.
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Airlines

FAA Forms Advisory Committee on Pilot Mental Health Issues

The agency said its aviation rulemaking committee is a response to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and Germanwings Flight 9525.
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Rotorcraft

Boeing Will Begin Production of AH-6i 'Little Bird' This Year

The manufacturer will start production in Mesa, Ariz., for international AH-6i light attack helicopters the Saudi National Guard requires.
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Aircraft

Boeing Chases F-16 Upgrades; Proposes A-10 Refurbishment

The manufacturer's "Off-Boeing" program unit in St. Louis is vying to supply a new mission computer for U.S. and international F-16s.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Boeing Envisions a Future Laser-Carrying Unmanned Aircraft

The hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye shows the potential of a 'stratospheric, persistent directed energy platform,' says Phantom Works chief.
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Airlines

U.S. Airline CEOs Vow to Continue Gulf Subsidies Campaign

The CEOs of American, United and Delta airlines said they want the U.S. government to conduct a formal consultation with UAE and Qatar.
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Rotorcraft

Sikorsky Progresses in Building Optionally Piloted Black Hawk

The helicopter manufacturer is building a production kit version of the autonomy system developed under its Matrix research program.
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