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December 12, 2006, 1:41 PM

“Stealth does not make you invisible,” said the Russian designer sitting across the table at an out-of-the way institute in Moscow.  “It makes an aircraft more survivable–but the concept that it is the only path to increasing the survivability of a military aircraft is wrong.

December 12, 2006, 1:36 PM

French regions Aquitaine and Midi-Pyrénées have formed an organization called the “Aerospace Valley” to bid for government-endorsed “competitiveness area” status in the fields of aerospace and on-board systems.

December 12, 2006, 1:34 PM

“We’re getting bigger–but we’re still manageable,” said Tom Cassidy of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc (GA-ASI). The firm best known for the UAV that rewrote the rules of air warfare–the Predator–now employs more than 1,200 people at nine locations in southern California.

December 12, 2006, 1:27 PM

Joint Unmanned Combat Air System (J-UCAS): As well as its “black world” programs such as the Lockheed Martin “son of DarkStar” that was reportedly used in the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance role over Iraq, the U.S.

December 12, 2006, 1:25 PM

Companies in both the U.S. and Europe are forging ahead with technology demonstrations for unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAV), but the military has yet to establish exactly what it wants from its future UCAVS.

December 12, 2006, 1:21 PM

Air traffic control students have had access to a broad range of simulators at the French national civil aviation school Enac for a year now. Based in Toulouse, Enac’s new ATC simulation facility operates two simulators that can each re-create a control tower with a 360-degree field of vision.

December 12, 2006, 1:18 PM

The dramatic victory of Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko and his self-styled Orange Revolution in December last year has brought numerous changes to the government of this former Soviet republic–many geared toward ultimate integration into the European Union (EU).

December 12, 2006, 1:13 PM

The three new communications media that have become indispensable in recent years– cellular telephony, electronic mail and the worldwide Web–are now becoming a realistic option for the airlines.

December 12, 2006, 12:54 PM

Like a country doctor on a series of house calls, CAE president and CEO Bob Brown has seen his share of ill health in the Canadian aerospace industry over the past few years. Last year at Bombardier, he took the fall as CEO for the financial troubles that continue to this day.

December 12, 2006, 12:16 PM

In an effort to save weight and improve reliability, Honeywell has asked its engineers to develop systems that will replace traditional aircraft hydraulic and bleed-air systems with all-electric architecture. The U.S.