JSF Program Ditches Tests To Protect Schedule Commented on: 3 days ago (January 23, 2015)

Perhaps if we'd had critical, relentlessly skeptical, informed reporting earlier in the history of this fiasco we taxpayers would have saved a few hundred billion dollars and there would have been...

Emirates Would Buy 100 A380neos, Agrees To Amedeo Sale-Leaseback Deals Commented on: 3 days ago (January 23, 2015)

Airbus has fallen into a trap. They are in a monopsony, the economic term where there is only one buyer, which is then in the position to bully, dictate product specs, and price. Normally, for...

With ARJ21-700 Certified, Focus Shifts To Support Commented on: 3 days ago (January 22, 2015)

Just shows It takes a long time to steal enough intellectual property to build a state of the art airplane--or in this case a not state of the art unsafe airliner which doesn't come close to...

Opinion: Joint Strike Fighter Debate Enters New Phase Commented on: 6 days ago (January 20, 2015)

I'll only be happy when Bogdan is in the brig and a raft of LM executives are in prison.

Airbus, AgustaWestland Shortlisted For South Korean Helicopter Program Commented on: 2 weeks ago (January 12, 2015)

Maybe we should pull out 10,000 of our 28,000 troops. I'm sure France would gladly station a few hundred in the rear for 6 months or until there was a casualty.

Missing Aircraft: Flight-Tracking, Data-Streaming Back On The Agenda Commented on: 3 weeks ago (January 2, 2015)

Separate from the data streaming issues, there are other changes that are needed. That is to, by law, cultural change, and regulation, remove the stigma of reversing course 180 degrees, fly to an...

‘New Breed Of Managers’ Needed For A380 Success, Tim Clark Believes Commented on: 5 weeks ago (December 18, 2014)

Perhaps Mr. Tim Clark should consider a friendly acquisition, backed by desert Princelings, and simply spin out the A380 as a wholly owned subsidiary. Of course he would be Executive Chairman. He...

Rolls-Royce And Airbus Near Accord Over A380neo Commented on: 5 weeks ago (December 17, 2014)

Double down on a loser in order to keep the loser's only customer.

Canadians, French, U.S. Hunt For Submarine Off Scotland Commented on: 6 weeks ago (December 13, 2014)

Russia, the nation of slaves, past, present and future.

Italy, Turkey Selected For F-35 MRO Work In Europe Commented on: 6 weeks ago (December 12, 2014)

As usual the deeply incompetent Gen Bogdan and crew just don't get it. Some "partner" Turkey is. Bogdan et al now rewards an Islamic dictatorship, one which refused basing troops or airplanes in...

Jan 26, 2015

New Photos: Chilled Lightning 2

F-35 begins extreme climate testing....More
Jan 26, 2015

Boeing 777 -- Unveiling A Design Classic (1990) 3

No matter how you gauge the success of Boeing’s 777, whether in terms of sales, profitability, safety, versatility, longevity or derivatives, few can argue the remarkable impact the twinjet has made on the industry since entering service almost 20 years ago....More
Jan 23, 2015

When Lockheed Martin Won The JSF Award (2001) 16

During its nearly 100 years of coverage, Aviation Week & Space Technology has covered many controversial programs. Perhaps none has been as big in terms of sheer value and global reach as the nine-nation, stealthy F-35 fighter project....More
Jan 22, 2015

10 Things To Watch In The 2016 Budget Request

Six years into his presidency, President Barack Obama is planning to finally submit his budget request to Congress on time—meaning the week of Feb. 2 this year....More
Jan 21, 2015

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Finds Icy Ceres Cratered 2

"We know so much about the solar system and yet so little about dwarf planet Ceres," said Marc Rayman, Dawn's mission manager. "Now, Dawn is ready to change that."...More
Jan 21, 2015

Peru Goes Dutch For SAR Helicopters

Peru will buy three used AB-412 search and rescue (SAR) helicopters from the Netherlands, Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert informed parliament Jan. 19....More
Jan 20, 2015

Belgian Army Patrols City Streets

It was not a long weekend like it was in the States, but I felt the presence of the Belgian army on the streets of Brussels Jan. 17 when I saw a Light Multirole Vehicle bristling with antennas turn the corner on Rue Royale and drive past the parliament....More
Jan 20, 2015

RNLAF F-35s Go To Edwards Air Force Base

Two Royal Netherlands Air Force F-35s flew to Edwards Air Force Base Jan. 16 for the operational test and evaluation phase....More

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