Israel Aerospace Industries

June 19, 2011 - 1:03am

The Arrow BMD (ballistic missile defense) system that now protects Israel was co-developed and produced by Boeing and Israeli Aircraft Industries (IAI), but funded mostly by the U.S. MDA. Designed to offer better protection than the Patriot PAC-3, development began in the late 1980s with Israeli industry providing the L-band radar and the command and control system.

March 30, 2011 - 8:35am

As engineers design more structural components using composite materials, the resin transfer molding (RTM) process is seeing increased use in business jets. Bombardier’s Belfast facility is employing RTM to build Learjet 85 wings, and Gulfstream vendor North Coast Composites of Cleveland, Ohio, is using RTM to make G250 rudders.

October 19, 2010 - 4:10pm
The new Gulfstream 250 is at rest on the ramp at DeKalb Peachtree Airport aft...

Everybody's been somewhere and done something. But Israel Aerospace Industries chief test pilot Ronen Shapira has been a few more places and done a few more things than most of us.

October 13, 2010 - 7:34am

Moving production lines outside the U.S. to countries where the cost of manufacturing is lower is a thorny and complicated subject, as well as a ­practice that has been going on for more than a half century and affecting ­numerous industries. But now, as the unemployment level in the U.S.

September 17, 2010 - 9:37am
The Boeing 767 multi-mission tanker transport (MMTT) conversion refuels a Col...

Earlier this month Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) began flight trials of the single Boeing 767-200ER it has converted to multi-mission tanker transport (MMTT) configuration for the Columbian air force (Fuerza Aérea Colombiana). During the initial 3.5-hour post-conversion flight, the MMTT successfully cleared the full flight envelope, and subsequently engaged in refueling trials with an IAI Kfir C10 fighter.

July 20, 2010 - 6:33am

Israel’s latest remote-sensing satellite, Ofeq-9, was successfully placed in orbit on June 22 by an Israel Aerospace Industries Shavit vehicle launched from Palmachim Air Force Base, near the cities of Rishon LeZion and Yavne. Three days later the IAI-built satellite began transmitting its first high-resolution images.

July 19, 2010 - 1:35am

Rolls-Royce Opens JSF LiftSystem Facility

July 17, 2010 - 9:07am

IAI To Rewire U.S. Air Force Eagles

July 17, 2010 - 9:02am

The Lahav division of Israel Aerospace Industries has joined forces with Fort Worth, Texas-based InterConnect Wiring to win a contract worth more than $50 million from the Defense Supply Center Richmond. IAI Lahav will act as subcontractor to InterConnect in a five-year program that provides packages for the F-15 electrical power distribution system rewire program. Deliveries are to begin early next year.

April 30, 2010 - 11:01am

The second super-midsize G250 took flight on March 24 from Israel Aerospace Industries’ facilities at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. Piloted by IAI chief test pilot Ronen Shapira, the G250 flew for one hour 57 minutes during its first flight and to 20,000 feet. G250 S/N 2002 joins the first test article in a test program that is expected to take more than 1,300 flight hours.

 
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