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  • Airbus calls on France to join European future fighter effort

    06/09/2017 8:34:50 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    FLIGHTGLOBAL.COM ^ | 09 JUNE, 2017 | STEPHEN TRIMBLE
    A week before the Paris air show, the head of Airbus Defence & Space's military aircraft division has called on France to participate in the development of a new airborne weapon system proposed by Germany and Spain to succeed the Eurofighter Typhoon. "I really hope that France will be involved," says Fernando Alonso, speaking to reporters on 9 June at Airbus media day. "We have to do this in Europe. There's no place to do two or three different systems." The objective of a single European fighter programme first arose 25 years ago, but Germany and France pursued different paths:...
  • Saudi's Flynas to buy 80 Airbus A320neo planes in $8.6B deal

    01/16/2017 8:20:02 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    hurriyetdailynew ^ | January/16/2017 | ap
    Riyadh-based Flynas is a low-cost airline previously known as Nas Air that flies to domestic Saudi and regional destinations. Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's Kingdom Holding Company owns just over a 34 percent stake in the airline. It announced the value of the deal Thursday but did not disclose details of the aircraft involved.
  • Delta cancels order for Boeing 787 Dreamliners

    12/29/2016 8:14:26 AM PST · by JohnBrowdie · 65 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constituion ^ | December 28, 2016 | Kelly Yamanouchi
    Delta Air Lines is passing on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The Atlanta carrier said it has canceled an order for the high-profile new model, after previously postponing deliveries. Delta had inherited the order for 787s through its 2008 merger with Northwest Airlines. The 787 orders were considered a significant part of Northwest’s assets at the time. The question of what Delta would do with the order had been up in the air for years. In 2010, the airline announced it had decided to defer delivery of the 18 787-8 planes until 2020 and later. Rivals United and American airlines, meanwhile,...
  • Airbus in Iran to finalize plane deal – official

    12/12/2016 6:04:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    AFP via Times of Israel ^ | December 12, 2016, 3:47 pm
    Airbus delegates have arrived in Tehran for talks aimed at finalizing a deal to sell around 100 planes, an Iranian official said Monday. The representatives of the European aerospace giant arrived on Sunday just hours after national carrier Iran Air concluded a $16.6 billion deal with US firm Boeing to buy 80 planes. […] Meanwhile, some conservatives in Iran reacted angrily to news of the deal with Boeing, which comes at a time when lawmakers in Washington have recently voted for renewed sanctions on the country. …
  • Emirates Sheds Last Airbus A330 and A340

    11/10/2016 9:53:17 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    AINonline ^ | November 10, 2016 | Gregory Polek
    Emirates Airline has retired its last Airbus A330 and A340 widebodies from active service, the carrier announced Thursday. The moves make it the only carrier in the world to operate a fleet of all Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s for its passenger flights. The recent retirement of A330 A6-EAK marked the culmination of Emirates’ plan to shed all 29 of its twin-engine Airbuses. The airplane joined Emirates in 2002 and had flown for more than 60,000 hours, traveling some 24 million nautical miles in 14 and a half years. Emirates also recently retired its last A340 quadjet. Manufactured in 1999,...
  • Helibras presented the first H225M fitted with MBDA Exocet Anti-Ship Missiles to the Brazilian Navy

    10/27/2016 5:54:24 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 27 October 2016
    Helibras opened the doors of its plant on Tuesday, 25, 2016 and performed a flight demonstration of the first armed H225M of the Brazilian Navy. It is the most complex helicopter being produced and developed by the company's Engineering Center within the H-XBR program. Brazil Navy H225M Exocet 1First flight of the Brazilian Navy H225M helicopter fitted with Exocet anti-ship missiles. Picture: Helibras The BRA-05 prototype is fitted with the Naval Mission Tactical System, developed by Helibras especially for Navy missions, APS-143 maritime patrol radar, Chaff & Flare decoy launchers and intelligence system with two MBDA Exocet AM39 Block II...
  • Airbus scoffs, Boeing crows as WTO slams EU for failing to address illegal subsidies

    09/22/2016 4:53:46 PM PDT · by djwright · 4 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | September 22, 2016 at 7:35 am | Dominic Gates
    A World Trade Organization (WTO) compliance panel ruled Thursday that the European Union has fallen dramatically short of remedying the harm to Boeing from illegal subsidies to Airbus. The decision opens a path for the U.S. to implement trade sanctions against the EU — potentially imposing billions of dollars in tariffs on its goods or services.
  • Airbus says US grants license for planes in Iran deal

    09/21/2016 7:11:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 21, 2016 9:45 AM EDT
    Airbus says the U.S. government has granted it a license allowing it to sell the first 17 planes involved in a landmark deal with Iran. […] Earlier this year, Iran Air signed agreements to buy 118 planes from the European consortium Airbus, estimated to be worth some €22.8 billion ($25 billion). …
  • Australian government auditor slams Tiger attack helicopter

    09/02/2016 12:07:10 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    FlightGlobal ^ | 02 SEPTEMBER, 2016 | GREG WALDRON
    The Australia National Audit Office (ANAO) has issued a report that is highly critical of the army’s fleet of 22 Airbus Helicopters Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH). The 64-page report details a range of issues. It identifies 76 “capability deficiencies,” of which the Department of Defence (DoD) deems 60 to be “critical.” “The Tiger helicopter fleet has not yet delivered the original capability expected by the Australian Government, and continues to experience higher than expected sustainment costs and lower than expected aircraft availability,” says the ANAO. On the original acquisition of the type, it contends that the Tiger was still...
  • EgyptAir voice recorder indicates fire on doomed plane [and they tried to put it out]

    07/05/2016 2:35:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    fox news ^ | 07/05/2016
    The plane’s cockpit voice recorder indicates there was a fire on the aircraft before it crashed — and an attempt to put it out, a senior source from the airline told CNN Tuesday. The revelation adds another detail to a picture that’s been slowly emerging since the May 19 crash. But investigators have said it’s still too soon to say what happened aboard the flight. The cockpit voice recorder captures sounds from the flight deck, including flight crew conversation, alarms and background noise that can help investigators understand what the flight crew was doing. Authorities haven’t released a transcript or...
  • EgyptAir black boxes badly damaged, likely to prolong probe

    06/17/2016 1:18:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    cbs ^ | 06/17/2016
    AIRO (AP) - The voice and data recorders from the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean nearly a month ago are "extensively damaged" and will need repairs before they can be analyzed, an Egyptian official said Friday, dampening hopes for quick answers as to what caused the disaster. The official didn't elaborate on how long the repairs would take but said if this cannot be done in Egypt, the so-called "black boxes" would be sent abroad. The official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the media. With the wreckage of the Airbus...
  • Second flight recorder on crashed Egyptair flight retrieved

    06/17/2016 4:00:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 17, 2016 | by Omar Fahmy
    A second flight recorder with information on crashed EgyptAir Flight MS804 has been retrieved, Egyptian investigators said on Friday. The Egyptian investigation committee said preparations were under way to transfer the two flight recorders to Alexandria where they will be received by an official from the general prosecutor's office and investigators.
  • EgyptAir plane black box found, pulled out of water

    06/16/2016 11:27:06 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/16/16 | AP
    Egypt's investigation committee said a doomed plane's cockpit voice recorder was found and pulled from the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday. ADVERTISEMENT Egypt on Wednesday said that it spotted and obtained images from the wreckage of the EgyptAir plane flying from Paris to Cairo that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, killing all 66 people on board, according to a statement by the country's investigation committee. The committee said in a statement that a vessel, the John Lethbridge, contracted by the Egyptian government to join search efforts for the data recorders and the wreckage "had identified several main locations of the...
  • BREAKING - EgyptAir plane's voice recorder found

    06/16/2016 6:23:30 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | 6-16-2016 | BBC
    Cockpit voice recorder of crashed EgyptAir flight found in Mediterranean, Egyptian investigators say
  • Egypt Says It Has Found EgyptAir Jet Wreckage

    06/15/2016 1:33:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    <p>Egypt says it has spotted the wreckage of the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, killing all 66 people on board.</p> <p>An investigation committee said in a statement late Wednesday that a vessel "the vessel contracted by the Egyptian government to join the search efforts for the data recorders and the wreckage of the doomed A320; had identified several main locations of the wreckage, accordingly the first images of the wreckage were provided to the investigation committee."</p>
  • Biggest airliner can't gate at biggest airport [airline dispute]

    06/05/2016 10:10:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    news4jax.com ^ | 06/02/2016 | cnn
    Here at the world's busiest airport -- with seven concourses and more than 200 gates -- a gate for the Super Jumbo Airbus A380 could not be provided. That forced Qatar Airways passengers to deplane Wednesday via mobile stairs and shuttle buses. Atlanta's airport has only one gate that can accommodate the A380 -- the world's largest airliner. The airport and resident hub carrier Delta Air Lines said they could not make that gate available. The very public battle between Delta Air Lines, the world's second largest airline, and competitor Qatar Airways represents a microcosm of the national debate over...
  • French ship picks up signals presumed to be 'black boxes' of EgyptAir plane, officials say

    06/01/2016 8:37:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    L A Times ^ | 06/01/2016
    Laplace's equipment picked up the "signals from the seabed of the wreckage search area, assumed to be from one of the data recorders," the Egyptian statement read. It added that a second ship, the John Lethbridge, affiliated with the Deep Ocean Search firm, will join the search team later this week. Locator pings emitted by flight data and cockpit voice recorders can be picked up from deep underwater. The Laplace is equipped with three detectors made by the Alseamar company designed to detect and localize signals from the flight recorders, which are believed to be at a depth of about...
  • EgyptAir's MS804 forced to make THREE emergency landings in the 24 hours before it crashed (tr)

    06/02/2016 5:00:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 2, 2016 | by Sara Malm
    Missing EgyptAir flight MS804 had reportedly been forced to make three emergency landings in the 24 hours leading up to crash. The Airbus 320 is said to have been forced to turn around shortly after takeoff on three separate occasions after it's warning systems signalled an anomaly onboard. The claims, made in French media, have since been denied by the Egyptian lead crash investigation committee.
  • EgyptAir investigator says signal likely from plane detected

    05/29/2016 12:40:04 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | May 27, 2016 | unattributed
    An engineer stands next to a Hellenic Air Force C-130 HAUP aircraft at the 133rd Hellenic Air Force Base in Kasteli on the island of Crete, Greece, May 20, 2016. The plane is participating in a search operation for the missing EgyptAir flight 804 Airbus A320. Credit: Stefanos Rapanis/REUTERS
  • Egyptian Commentator: Israel Behind Plane Crash, We Must Form Death Squads That Will Kill Israelis..

    05/29/2016 10:59:31 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 21 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 5/20/16 | Al-Assema TV (Egypt)
    Egyptian political commentator Nabih Al-Wahsh accused Israel of downing EgyptAir Flight 804, and called for Egyptians and Arabs to kill any Israeli they come across and to mutilate his body. Al-Wahsh, a lawyer, filed a lawsuit with Egyptian courts four years ago in an attempt to abolish the Camp David Accords. Al-Asseema TV presenter tried to stop Al-Wahsh from inciting to violence, but to no avail, as Al-Wahsh called for the establishment of “death squads” that would hunt down Israelis all over the world. The show aired on May 20. Nabih Al-Wahsh: "All the evidence indicates that the filthy Zionist...