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Tornado successor: Team Eurofighter presents offer to Germany

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On the eve of the ILA Berlin Air Show 2018, Airbus and Eurofighter GmbH have submitted their offer to the German Ministry of Defence for a replacement of the Bundeswehr’s ageing Tornado combat aircraft, which was developed in the 1960s, and have established the Eurofighter as its ideal successor.

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Boeing, German Aerospace companies partner for STH heavy-lift helo competition

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Boeing and 10 German aerospace companies reached agreements April 25 to partner on a range of business opportunities on the H-47 Chinook, a contender in Germany’s STH heavy-lift helicopter competition. The agreements with AERO-Bildungs GmbH, Aircraft Philipp, CAE Elektronik GmbH, COTESA, Diehl Defence, Honeywell, Liebherr-Aerospace, Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH, Rockwell Collins, and Rolls-Royce are…

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Airbus Ultra Long Range A350 XWB completes first flight

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Airbus photograph by P. Pigeyre The Number One Ultra Long Range A350 XWB version has performed its first flight from France’s Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, marking a milestone toward the entry-in-service for this jetliner with Singapore Airlines in the second half of 2018. The Ultra Long Range version of the Airbus A350 XWB, MSN 216 has successfully…

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Canada certifies increased gross weight for S-92 helicopters

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Sikorsky announced April 24 the Canadian certification for the expanded gross weight capability option for new S-92® helicopters.  The option increases the maximum take-off weight from 26,500 to 27,700 pounds, allowing operators to carry an additional 1,200 pounds of payload. This capability was first certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration in 2015. “We are…

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Airbus Helicopters, Schiebel successfully demonstrate the highest levels of manned/Unmanned teaming capabilities

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Airbus photograph Airbus Helicopters and Schiebel have tested manned/unmanned teaming capabilities between an H145 platform and a CAMCOPTER S-100 unmanned aerial system, thus becoming the first European helicopter manufacturers to demonstrate this technology with the highest level of interoperability. Airbus Helicopters and Schiebel have tested Manned Unmanned Teaming capabilities between an H145 platform and a…

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BAE Systems, Dell EMC collaborate to offer mission-ready cloud solution for the U.S. government

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BAE Systems and Dell EMC announced April 23 a collaboration to offer the first scalable, hybrid cloud solution of its kind for the U.S. government. The federated secure cloud is flexible enough to power agency-level IT modernization or support smaller, forward-operating units.   The solution empowers users to collaborate securely through common business applications while…

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Airbus, Dassault Aviation join forces on Future Combat Air System

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Airbus and Dassault Aviation have decided to join forces for the development and production of Europe’s Future Combat Air System, which is slated to complement and eventually replace current generation of Eurofighter and Rafale fighter aircraft between 2035 and 2040. The partnership, sealed in Berlin by Dirk Hoke, Airbus Defence and Space Chief Executive Officer…

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Airbus, Rolls-Royce sign UltraFan engine integration collaboration agreement

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Airbus and Rolls-Royce have signed a collaborative agreement for the integration of Rolls-Royce’s UltraFan demonstrator for flight testing. The integration solutions demonstration will be co-funded by Clean Sky 2, the European Union research program focused on developing technology to reduce emissions. Airbus and Rolls-Royce have signed a collaboration agreement for the integration of Rolls-Royce’s UltraFan®…

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Spirit delivers 5th CH-53K system demo test article helo fuselage to Sikorsky

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Spirit AeroSystems announced April 25 it has successfully delivered the fifth System Demonstration Test Article CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter fuselage for the U.S. Marine Corps from Spirit’s Wichita, Kansas, facility. Major assembly on the fuselage for SDTA six, the final SDTA helicopter, is underway. Spirit is responsible for the assembly of the entire cockpit…

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Japan Coast Guard bolsters fleet with additional H225 order

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Airbus photograph The Japan Coast Guard has bolstered its fleet with an additional Airbus H225 order. With this new order, JCG’s Super Puma fleet will grow to 13 units by March 2001, becoming the largest Super Puma operator in Japan. Airbus Helicopters has secured an additional order of one H225 helicopter from the Japan Coast…

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