Having completed key development flight tests for the Meteor ramjet-powered beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile, MBDA is now preparing the final performance statement for customers on the weapon. (Gripen photo: Saab)
Boeing and its X-51A team partners are ready to attempt a third test of the scramjet-powered hypersonic demonstrator following modifications to avoid problems which cut short the last flight in June 2011. (Artist's concept of X-51A: U.S. Air Force)
Embraer has secured Chinese government approval to assemble Legacy 600/650 business jets in China, extending a relationship that existed on the ERJ145 using the Harbin Embraer Aircraft Industry Co. joint venture with Avic. (Legacy 650 photo: Embraer)
EDWARDS AFB, Calif. - The design, which also is under evaluation by Boeing as part of NASA’s Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) program, has shown the potential for up to 50% lower fuel burn and 40 dB less noise than a similarly sized tube-and-wing aircraft. (Photo: Robert Wall)
EDWARDS AFB, Calif. - Boeing is hoping to return the liquid hydrogen-fueled Phantom Eye unmanned aircraft demonstrator to flight this year after the air vehicle suffered damage on landing following its June 1 first flight. (Image: Boeing)
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The company believes the experience it is gaining on the QF-16 program, turning retired fighters into target drones, is giving it the intellectual know-how to become involved in upgrading and extending the service life of F-16s. (Photo: USAF)
The board of Aer Lingus says Ryanair’s offer of €1.30 ($1.65) per share should be rejected by shareholders as too low.
In reacting to the takeover offer made June 19, Aer Lingus says, “. . . the offer, even if it is capable of completion, undervalues Aer Lingus.”
The airline also points out that two previous takeover attempts by Ryanair have failed and that regulators are examining whether the low-fare airline should dispose of the 29.82% it holds in Aer Lingus.
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