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European American Enterprise Council

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The European-American Enterprise Council (EAEC) is a private non-governmental member-driven organization
that aims at promoting Cross-Atlantic cooperation and collaboration to foster Innovation, International Trade and Entrepreneurship.
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Mexico aims high with investment in burgeoning aviation industry

Mexico aims high with investment in burgeoning aviation industry | Aerospace Business | Scoop.it

Rapid growth in the sector is evidence of Mexico's determination to become one of the world's top 10 aviation suppliers.


Photo: Bombardier Learjet workers on a Model 85 fuselage in BA-Mexico.

 
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Sensintel acquires BAE Systems Unmanned Aircraft Program business

Sensintel acquires BAE Systems Unmanned Aircraft Program business | Aerospace Business | Scoop.it

TUCSON, Ariz., 29 June 2013. Sensintel Inc.--a newly formed company and provider of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), sensors, and related services--has acquired BAE Systems’ Unmanned Aircraft Programs business.

“The decision to acquire this business and form Sensintel was an easy one, given my passion for aviation and my belief in the unmanned industry,” says Matthew Pobloske, the Tucson business man who founded Sensintel. “I remain fully invested in unmanned aircraft long term and believe in the future growth of remote sensing in general.”

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Parker Aerospace and AVIC Form Joint Ventures To Support Comac C919

Parker Aerospace and AVIC Form Joint Ventures To Support Comac C919 | Aerospace Business | Scoop.it
Parker Aerospace and China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC) held a contract-signing ceremony just ahead of the Paris Air Show to form two joint venture companies in support of Comac’s new C919 program.
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One Big Win for Airbus Might Actually Be a Loss (BA)

One Big Win for Airbus Might Actually Be a Loss (BA) | Aerospace Business | Scoop.it
The Motley Fool - Last week, Airbus convinced United Airlines to increase the size of its A350 order from 25 aircraft to 35. Surprisingly, Boeing might be the real winner here.
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Diamond Aircraft and Rostec to develop the small aircraft field

Diamond Aircraft and Rostec to develop the small aircraft field | Aerospace Business | Scoop.it
Diamond Aircraft and Rostec to develop the small aircraft field

Ural Works of Civil Aviation (UWCA), a Rostec subsidiary, and Austrian Diamond Aircraft Industries (DAI) have signed an agreement on joint production and design of a series of light utility aircrafts (LUA) in Russia. The signing took place at the Le Bourget Paris Air Show. Russian market demand for these machines currently exceeds 200 items. At the moment Russian small aircraft industry is in severe crisis. This project will settle the connection issues in remote communities and will provide sustainable development of the regions hardly accessible by surface transport. Effective and low-cost LUA will make domestic operations more profitable and thus will attract small air carriers without own fleet to the market. 

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NH90 Faces Up To European Budget Cuts

NH90 Faces Up To European Budget Cuts | Aerospace Business | Scoop.it

Like all complex European aircraft procurements, the NH90 helicopter program has seen its fair share of strife.

Seen as a new generation of helicopter for the 21st century, the program has been beset by complexity, political interference and the economic downturn, as European defense budgets have nose-dived. Yet, officials close to the project point out that the aircraft is now gaining combat experience, and that there is a very real chance for a new wave of export contracts.

More than 140 of the twin-engine helicopters have now been delivered to 12 of the 14 customers. Over the last three years, NH Industries, a joint venture of AgustaWestland, Eurocopter and Fokker has been delivering around 30 of the helicopters a year, but the consortium is ramping up production levels with the aim of delivering between 40 and 50 this year, and up to 60 in the coming years, giving the company another six years of production backlog.

Deliveries of aircraft with the full operational capability are now well underway. The NH90 is being put through its paces operationally, with five aircraft deployed to western Afghanistan by the Italian army and four being readied for operations in the north of the country by the German army, which will use the type for medevac missions. Operations are due to begin at the end of June. The Netherlands has also deployed one of its aircraft for anti-piracy missions off Somalia, and other nations are using their aircraft for search and rescue.

But the timing of the NH90's introduction could not have been more adverse. The many European governments that rushed to order the aircraft during the last decade were enjoying the wealth that the euro had bought them, but now are struggling to bring their debt under control as a result of the economic crisis. Spain, whose government invested in a new facility to build both the NH90 and Tiger, wants to reduce its NH90 buy to 22 from 45, offsetting the reduced number of aircraft through a logistics deal.

Germany has settled on a deal to reduce the number it is buying to 100 from 122, but this also includes 18 naval helicopters, which were not part of the original deal. Portugal wants to pull out of the program altogether, and the consortium is now negotiating what Lisbon needs to pay in order to exit.

 

“We are assessing the cost for which they should bear,” says Dominique Maudet, Eurocopter's executive vice president for global business and services. “It is not nothing, it is a significant amount. We are able to ramp up production, but ability for the customers to take delivery of the aircraft formally could be questionable. You need to have helicopters, but you also need customers who are ready to pay. I would not be surprised if some countries smooth out the delivery lines to save a bit of money in the coming years.”

Although Eurocopter and the German government have come to an agreement, this is still seen as a memorandum of understanding and the contract for the new arrangement needs to be finalized. According to Maudet, this is likely to happen after the Paris air show. “This now has to be staffed and initialized by Nahema [the NATO Helicopter Management Agency] and blessed by the other nations,” says Maudet. “It is fair enough and it helps the customer.”

The changes mean that Germany will be joining the naval NH90 program, and work is now ongoing to establish its needs. Officials hope the configuration will be close to the NATO Frigate Helicopter as chosen by countries like France and the Netherlands. The aircraft still remains on Australia's Project of Concern list, and Australian Aerospace, which builds the aircraft in that country, is to deliver another aircraft—free of charge—in a bid to put the program back on a “positive footing.” Australian officials say the aircraft, which were ordered in 2005 and 2006 under the Project Air 9000 Phase 2, 4 and 6 programs, could be removed from the list by the end of the year.

Maudet is confident of further export success for the NH90. Despite issues with delays of its aircraft for the country's coast guard, Maudet claims that Norway is satisfied with the model and could look to the type to replace its search and rescue Westland-built Sea Kings, as part of the Norwegian All-Weather Search and Rescue Helicopter program. NH Industries submitted its bid late last year and a decision is due in 2014. Another opportunity lies in Qatar, where the Amiri Air Force is looking for tactical transport and naval helicopters. According to Maudet, Qatari pilots conducted a thorough evaluation of the aircraft. India is also a potential customer, but the type faces stiff competition from Sikorsky's UH-60 Black Hawk and MH-60R Seahawk. Officials are confident that the NH90 has finally turned a corner after its troubled gestation, but recognize that part of the problem was allowing too much customization.

“With a clean sheet, there would be fewer configurations, one land and one naval,” said Maudet.


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great summary by Tony Osborne

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Airbus bags firm orders worth $39 billion at show | Reuters

Airbus bags firm orders worth $39 billion at show | Reuters | Aerospace Business | Scoop.it
PARIS (Reuters) - European planemaker Airbus clinched deals for another 90 planes on Thursday, taking its total orders and commitments at the Paris Airshow to 466 aircraft worth $68.7 billion
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Embraer, Boeing Team to Market and Sell KC-390 Medium-Airlift Aircraft

Embraer, Boeing Team to Market and Sell KC-390 Medium-Airlift Aircraft | Aerospace Business | Scoop.it
Embraer and Boeing are partnering on the sales and marketing of Embraer’s KC-390 mobility and aerial refueling aircraft.
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Global 2013 mro_market_study

Global MRO market study: The civil maintenance, preventive maintenance and alteration (MRO) market contains four distinct segments: heavy airframe, engine, comp
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Le vrai prix des avions d'Airbus et de Boeing

Le vrai prix des avions d'Airbus et de Boeing | Aerospace Business | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIF Combien rapporteront aux deux géants de l'aéronautique les gros contrats qui seront dévoilés la semaine prochaine au Salon du Bourget ? Au prix catalogue, des fortunes; en réalité, beaucoup moins.
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Boeing current market outlook_2013 - 2032

Focus on efficiency It’s no huge leap, but it is a big step. That’s the best way I’d describe our new Current Market Outlook (CMO) which I unveiled today
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On hold: EADS-EFW on cargo growth.

On hold: EADS-EFW on cargo growth. | Aerospace Business | Scoop.it
Mary-Anne Baldwin speaks to EADS-EFW’s John Howey about the decline in air cargo and how the company plans to navigate through it.
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Avio Purchase Strengthens GE Engines. GE gains EU approval for $4.3 billion Avio buy.

Avio Purchase Strengthens GE Engines. GE gains EU approval for $4.3 billion Avio buy. | Aerospace Business | Scoop.it

BRUSSELS | Tue Jul 2, 2013 5:49am EDT

 

(Reuters) - U.S. conglomerate General Electric (GE.N) won EU clearance on Tuesday for its $4.3 billion bid for Italian plane components maker AVIO after agreeing to protect strategic information related to the Eurofighter project.

 

Avio is a key supplier to the Eurofighter, which competes with other combat planes powered by GE engines.

 

The European Commission said concessions offered by GE were sufficient to sooth concerns that the company may access strategic information related to its rivals after the Avio takeover.

 

"GE offered a series of commitments which will ensure that the Eurojet consortium's strategic information is properly protected and that Eurojet and Eurofighter can continue to participate in future campaigns for export sales," the EU competition authority said.

 

"Avio will continue to fulfill its share of the consortium's production based on Italy's contribution to this important European military program," it said.

(Reporting by Foo Yun Chee; editing by John O'Donnell)

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Sierra Nevada Completes Investment Financing Round a Month Early.

Sierra Nevada Completes Investment Financing Round a Month Early. | Aerospace Business | Scoop.it
Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser shuttle. (Credit: Sierra Nevada) Sparks, Nev., – June 25, 2013 (SNC PR) – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has
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Lifting off implementing the strategic vision for uk aerospace Industry

UK -Industrial Strategy: government and industry in partnership
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The Netherlands: landing more of Europe’s Aerospace MRO business

What do leading aerospace companies such as Boeing, Bombardier, Avio, UTC Aerospace Systems, GE Aviation, Mitsubishi Aircraft, Terma, Elbit Systems of America, Bell Helicopters, Pratt&Whitney, AAR, Honeywell, BE Aerospace, Aviall, Chromalloy, Goodyear Aviation and CAE have in common? They have already capitalized on the many benefits of locating their European MRO, spare parts logistics, and/or training facilities in the Netherlands

 

With the growing trend toward outsourcing of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), the Netherlands is uniquely positioned to save commercial and civilian aircraft operators significant time and money. The Dutch MRO sector employs some 8,000 highly trained and dedicated professionals and is growing rapidly. Their emphasis on “lean” maintenance helps eliminate waste and creates added value for MRO customers, end-to-end.

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my opinion for this is that this will work but i think that aerospace in the netherland will have some problems like the airpanes will not work . this will be good way to fly to europe too. that can be goof for the MRO.

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Airbus eyes Washington for engineering center.

Airbus eyes Washington for engineering center. | Aerospace Business | Scoop.it
PARIS -- Airbus lost the long and contentious bidding to build an aerial-refueling tanker for the U.S. Air Force, but Airbus Americas Chairman Allan ...
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Russia faces tough competition in India’s military aviation market .

Russia faces tough competition in India’s military aviation market . | Aerospace Business | Scoop.it

India and Vietnam have traditionally been large importers of Russian arms, followed by China and Venezuela. According to Isaikin, Russia is seeking to expand military and technical cooperation with Indonesia, Malaysia and Brazil.

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Eurocopter and Ramco sign partnership agreement to offer cloud-based maintenance information systems for helicopters.

Le Bourget, France, June 19, 2013 

 

Eurocopter announced its global partnership with Ramco Systems, the global Aviation Software provider on cloud, mobile and tablets. Both companies will join forces to offer state-of-the-art helicopter maintenance software which will ease the life of operators and maintenance centers.

 

This partnership agreement, formally signed at the 2013 Paris Air Show, enables Eurocopter and Ramco Systems to offer additional mobility and functionality for the collection and treatment of MRO-related data, thereby providing highly effective and cost-efficient fleet management services that are affordable and user friendly for all operators – including those with smaller numbers of helicopters.

 

“Ramco’s cloud-based maintenance software solution is an outstanding addition to our service offering,” said Matthieu Louvot, Senior Vice President of Support and Services. “The partnership will bring us closer to our customers’ maintenance operations, enabling us to offer them the best quality of service.”

 

Commenting on the global partnership, P. R. Venketrama Raja, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Ramco Systems, said “The strength and capability of our Aviation solution gets a global endorsement with Eurocopter, the number one civil and parapublic helicopter manufacturer, choosing Ramco for its functionality, cloud-based solution with mobility, new user interface and role-based WorkSpaces. Ramco Aviation on Cloud is modular which makes it user friendly for small and large operators”.

 

With tens of thousands of parts in an aircraft, tracking and managing each stage of maintenance work would become unmanageable without a user friendly and comprehensive M&E/ MRO solution. The Ramco-Eurocopter cloud based MRO software addresses the unique needs of smaller Operators, MROs and CAMOs, which until now had to either run on disparate point solutions or operate manually using paper/ excel to track maintenance and manage safety and regulatory compliance.

 

- See more at: http://www.ramco.com/newsroom/press/cpJune-192013.aspx?1#sthash.MiFAFQer.dpuf

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U.S. Army Buys More Mi-17s for Afghanistan

U.S. Army Buys More Mi-17s for Afghanistan | Aerospace Business | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Defense and Russian defense firm Rosoboronexport have inked a contract for 30 Mi-17V5 helicopters for the Afghan Army, with an option for a further 12 helicopters, according to a report issued during the Paris Air Show by...
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Russia delivers 12 Mi-17 helicopters to Afghan armed forces

 

17 May, 2013

 

Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport announced that Russia will deliver 12 Mil Mi-17V5 military transport helicopters to Afghanistan national army by the end of 2013.

The deliver of the helicopters to Afghan armed forces is part of the $367.5 million deal signed between Pentagon and Rosoboronexport in 2011, which included delivery of 21 Mi-17V5s.

US officials have also announced that the deal with the Rosoboronexport could worth up to $900 million which will also include spares and servicing.

Grigory Kozlov, director of Rosobornexport’s helicopter exports department quoted by Russia’s state news agency, Ria Novosti said, “The option agreement has been signed and the delivery will be completed by the end of this year.”

Kozlov said Pentagon has already started paying for the option deal as well as delivering US equipment to be installed on Russian helicopters specifically for Afghan missions.

According to Grigory Kozlov, additional Mi17 helicopters will be purchased for the Afghan national security forces despite opposition from a number of US lawmakers.

He said, “I think this issue (the additional purchase) will be decided by the end of May and we will enter a new round of talks on the delivery of helicopters on top of the current 21 plus 12 units.”

Russian-made helicopters have a long history in Afghanistan and is preferred better than the helicopters due to their low prices, durability and simplicity.

 

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Aerostructures Tooling Equipment Market study summary 2012. (Roland Berger)

Aerostructures Tooling Global Market study 2012
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Boeing, Bell win multibillion-dollar contract for 99 V-22s

Boeing, Bell win multibillion-dollar contract for 99 V-22s | Aerospace Business | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co and Bell Helicopter, a unit of Textron Inc , on Wednesday won an additional $4.9 billion contract for work on 99 V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft,
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Boeing Receives US Army Contract for Up to 215 Chinook Helicopters

Boeing Receives US Army Contract for Up to 215 Chinook Helicopters | Aerospace Business | Scoop.it
US Army and Boeing [NYSE:BA] have signed $4 billion multi-year contract for 177 CH-47F Chinook helicopters, Army options could increase total buy to 215
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Focus on efficiency

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Focus on efficiency

It’s no huge leap, but it is a big step. That’s the best way I’d describe our new Current Market Outlook (CMO) which I unveiled today in Paris. We’re forecasting the demand for 35,280 airplanes over the next two decades (up from 34,000 a year ago)—with a dollar value of $4.8 trillion.

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