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December 13, 2006, 9:37 AM

During a presentation at Le Bourget on Tuesday, Lockheed Martin officials and a panel of both present and former customers extolled the virtues of the lightweight fighter that is still operating 32 years after it was originally designed.

December 13, 2006, 9:36 AM

Honeywell Aerospace’s latest acquisition in Europe has been Mora Aerospace Industries. The Brno, Czech Republic firm is a metal and titanium component fabrication specialist that used to be a Honeywell supplier.

December 13, 2006, 9:35 AM

“We want the subsidy issue to go away. It’s not beneficial to either side,” said Eric Hinson, Honeywell Aerospace’s vice president for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

December 13, 2006, 9:33 AM

In what is being billed as the biggest such deal in airline history, Air Canada has picked Thales as its supplier-of-choice for in-flight entertainment systems across its fleet of 241 airplanes.

December 13, 2006, 9:32 AM

Eurocopter yesterday delivered its 800th Dauphin here at Le Bourget after the helicopter’s 15-minute trip from the Paris downtown heliport. Eurocopter president Fabrice Brégier said that with 30 to 40 deliveries a year, Eurocopter was looking forward to delivering its 1,000th Dauphin.

December 13, 2006, 9:29 AM

U.S. firm Pratt & Whitney is at the forefront of building the international partnerships that are the foundation of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program.

December 13, 2006, 9:28 AM

A big part of making the JSF affordable is the production plan. Managers from BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman discussed here Monday how they have adopted ‘lean manufacturing’ processes and philosophies from the automotive industry.

December 13, 2006, 9:26 AM

A new set of technology-sharing memoranda of understanding are to be negotiated between the U.S. government and the eight partner nations in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program, Aviation International News has learned.

December 13, 2006, 9:24 AM

Eurocopter yesterday  reported orders here at Le Bourget for EC 225 and EC 155 B1 rotorcraft from Bristow Helicopters and, in a separate contract, for EC 135s from Era Helicopters. UK-based Bristow took delivery of one EC 225 at Eurocopter’s static display.

December 13, 2006, 9:21 AM

India’s Kingfisher Airlines will place an order for Airbus A380s at the Paris Air Show today, according to officials with the carrier contacted in Mumbai yesterday.

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