Pratt & Whitney finds engine-test fraud at sibling plant
United Technologies Corp. Pratt & Whitney jet engine unit has found that another United Tech unit fraudulently tested parts of engines for business jets to reduce the odds of further monitoring, Pratt said March 4.
United Kingdom says Thales, Airbus to build A400M training school
Britainís Ministry of Defence awarded a $340 million contract to European aerospace firms Thales and Airbus March 4 to build a training center for the A400M Atlas military transport plane.
Rolls-Royce paid no U.K. corporation tax in 2012
International engine builder Rolls-Royce did not pay any corporation tax in the United Kingdom in 2012, its annual report has revealed. The firm, which employs 12,000 people in Derby, England, reported a record year for profits but paid nothing to the treasury and received £3 million in credit.
DARPA looks to use small ships as drone bases
The U.S. military is planning to use fleets of small ships as platforms for unmanned aircraft to land and take off. The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said it needed to increase its airborne “surveillance and reconnaissance.
Keeping Britain safe
by The Daily Telegraph
The first duty of any government is to safeguard the nation against overseas threats. That should be a statement of the obvious, but Vince Cableís misguided remarks about Trident yesterday suggest that he needs to be reminded of his central responsibility as a minister of the crown.