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Friday, June 19, 2015

Boeing Ditches Drag Reduction System For 777X

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June 18, 2015

Production Rates: Are Airbus And Boeing Aiming Too High?

Airbus and Boeing need to increase output of narrowbody jets to burn off massive backlogs, but lofty production rates the two airframers are talking about probably cannot be sustained over the long run, says the CEO of GKN Aerospace.

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Boeing Ditches Drag Reduction System For 777X

Boeing has decided to drop the hybrid laminar flow control drag reduction system from the 777X and may even review its future use on the stretched 787 derivatives.

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Mitsubishi Evaluates Further MRJ Stretch

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation is conducting market research to evaluate the feasibility of a longer stretch of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet.

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Airbus Relaunches A320/321 PTF Conversion

Airbus is teaming up with Singapore-based MRO provider ST Aerospace and Elbe Flugzeugwerke to give the passenger-to-freighter conversion of its A320/A321 aircraft a second try.

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Interest In Scorpion Picks Up

Textron AirLand’s $20 million Scorpion Light Attack Armed Reconnaissance gains momentum with possible landing of a launch customer.

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MBDA Could Deliver Weapon To Destroy Small UAVs By End Of Decade

The next step in MBDA’s development of a practical laser weapon, with a power output as high as 120 kW, is to develop a “deployable” demonstrator.

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Video: Air Display Highlights At The Paris Air Show

See what's flying in the air over Le Bourget at the Paris air show.

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Video: Business Jets At The Paris Air Show

Speed is all what business aviation is all about, and the Paris air show is an important venue for business jet makers to display their long-range aircraft. Fred George takes a look at the aircraft on display at Le Bourget, including Dassault’s new Falcon 8X which is making its air show debut.

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