12.05.2007
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GIOVE-A successfully transmitted its first navigation message, containing the information needed by user receivers to calculate their position. Prior to reaching this milestone, the satellite had been broadcasting only the data needed for measuring the receiver-to-satellite distance.

The first Galileo navigation message was created by the navigation signal generator unit on board GIOVE-A, using content prepared by the GIOVE Mission Segment. This week-one navigation message was uplinked to GIOVE-A on 2 May from the Guildford ground station operated by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (United Kingdom) and then transmitted from the spacecraft to the users. The objective of the test was to demonstrate an end-to-end link between the Mission Segment and the user receivers. The navigation message is being generated for demonstration purposes only – no service guarantee is provided. The complete radio transmission from GIOVE-A carries a navigation signal and a navigation message. The navigation signal contains the information needed to accurately measure the distance from the satellite to the user receiver. The navigation message provides the timing and spacecraft orbit data needed to calculate the time and exact position of the satellite. One of the main tasks of the GIOVE Mission Segment is the generation of this navigation message.  
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In the first quarter of 2007, EADS produced an EBIT (pre goodwill and exceptionals) of EUR 89 million, including an Airbus restructuring provision with regard to the Power8 transformation programme. Presented in detail at the end of February, Power8 entails tough measures to bring Airbus once again to the forefront of the industry. In the first quarter of 2007, the high level of deliveries led to revenues of EUR 9.0 billion. Revenues remained roughly stable at EUR 9.0 billion (Q1 2006: EUR 9.1 billion). Airbus handed over 115 aircraft to the customers (Q1 2006: 101) and increased its revenues, as did EADS Astrium and Eurocopter. Group revenues were burdened by less A400M milestone recognition than in the first quarter of 2006 and by a negative US Dollar impact. The Group realised a Net Loss of EUR -10 million (Net Income Q1 2006: EUR 522 million), or EUR -0.01 per share (Earnings per share Q1 2006: EUR 0.66), which is in line with the Group's EBIT development. Free Cash Flow including customer financing dropped to EUR -815 million (Q1 2006: EUR 363 million) reflecting unfavourable working capital development, mainly at Airbus. Inventories increased across Divisions and higher payments for trade liabilities were made than last year. The deterioration of Free Cash Flow is further explained by lower effects from customer financing sell downs at Airbus. Free Cash Flow before customer financing amounted to EUR -778 million (Q1 2006: EUR -67 million). At the end of March 2007, the Net Cash Position stood at EUR 3.5 billion (year-end 2006: EUR 4.2 billion). Demand remained robust, and once again, the Group's order intake reached EUR 10.5 billion (Q1 2006: EUR 10.5 billion) despite the weakness of the US Dollar and cancellation of an A380 freighter order. In the first quarter of 2007, EADS achieved again a favourable book-to-bill ratio above one, supported by the strong commercial performance of Eurocopter and the Defence & Security Division, while other Divisions took fewer orders. EADS confirms the outlook for 2007 that was published on 9 March 2007:  
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On 7 May 2007, the Spanish Air Force accepted the first P-3 aircraft modernised by EADS CASA, in accordance with the contract for the operational updating of the Air Force's five P-3B aircraft. The forthcoming entry into operation of this aircraft represents a considerable strengthening of the Air Force's operational capacity in Maritime Patrol. The modernised P-3 Orion aircraft will make it possible to precisely and efficiently carry out both security and defence missions and support to other institutions, such as the detection and control of illegal immigration, drug trafficking, search and rescue and assistance in emergency situations. The operating efficacy of the modernised aircraft has been validated through the Operational Evaluation phase that the Air Force has carried out in recent months, and which included participation in two joint NATO aircraft exercises, in which the P-3 aircraft successfully demonstrated their submarine detection, tracking and attack capacity. The operational updating programme included the integration of the EADS CASA FITS Tactical Mission System, as well as the incorporation of new sensors and subsystems, of which we would particularly highlight: SAR/ISAR Search Radar, Electronic War System (ESM), IFF Interrogator, Acoustic System, Link 11 Datalink, as well as the modernisation of the aircraft's navigation and communications equipment.
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The French Air Force has received its sixth EC725, which has joined the EH 1/67 Pyrenees Squadron based in Cazaux. This helicopter was the last in a series of fourteen helicopters ordered by the French Armament Procurement Agency, comprising six helicopters for the Air Force and eight for the Special Operations Detachment (DAOS) of the French Army Air Corps (ALAT). This last delivery marked the successful completion of an exemplary program that provided the French Armed Forces with top performance aircraft over a very brief timeframe.
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Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract to integrate its AN/APN-241 low-power color weather and navigation radar on the C-130 aircraft for the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF). The contract was awarded by Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (ST Aerospace), the prime contractor for the RSAF's C-130 modernization program. The AN/APN-241 radar offers high-resolution ground mapping that enables accurate low-level navigation and precision aerial drops, predictive windshear detection in all weather conditions, and situational awareness for all-weather formation flying.
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Northrop Grumman, in conjunction with the Office of Naval Research, has successfully demonstrated the ability to extend communications range and capability using the Killer Bee tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (TUAV) built by Swift Engineering, Inc. During the demonstration, geographically-separated, mobile ground units were tasked to communicate with each other and also with a fixed, tactical command post using CenGen Inc.'s secure wireless, local area network. The units successfully made contact with the command post after their signals were relayed mid-air through the Killer Bee. Testing took place Feb. 26 to March 3 at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., as part of the BTCR program.
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The brightest stellar explosion ever recorded may be a long-sought new type of supernova, according to observations by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ground-based optical telescopes. This discovery indicates that violent explosions of extremely massive stars were relatively common in the early universe, and that a similar explosion may be ready to go off in our own galaxy. "This was a truly monstrous explosion, a hundred times more energetic than a typical supernova," said Nathan Smith of the University of California at Berkeley, who led a team of astronomers from California and the University of Texas in Austin. "That means the star that exploded might have been as massive as a star can get, about 150 times that of our sun. We've never seen that before." Astronomers think many of the first generation of stars were this massive, and this new supernova may thus provide a rare glimpse of how the first stars died. It is unprecedented, however, to find such a massive star and witness its death. The discovery of the supernova, known as SN 2006gy, provides evidence that the death of such massive stars is fundamentally different from theoretical predictions.
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General Atomics is being awarded a $58,976,370 firm-fixed-price contract. This effort is for the manufacture, test and delivery of four Predator B Reaper MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicles and associated equipment to include initial spares, ground support equipment, and 30-day pack-up kits.
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Bombardier Aerospace announced that Exeter, England-based Flybe has signed a contract to acquire 15 additional Bombardier Q400 high-speed turboprop airliners. In addition, Flybe has taken options on 15 Q400 aircraft. The value of the firm orders, based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft is approximately $394 million U.S. Flybe is already the operator of the world's largest Q400 fleet; deliveries of the 15 firm-ordered aircraft, along with those previously ordered, will increase the fleet to 60 aircraft.  Flybe became Europe's largest regional airline on March 5, 2007 when it acquired BA Connect from British Airways. With that acquisition, Flybe will operate 152 routes from 22 airports in the U.K. and 34 in Europe.
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The Hellenic Air Force (HAF) has selected Goodrich's DB-110 airborne reconnaissance system for use on F-16 fighters. Greece is acquiring 30 Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 52+, advanced multi-role fighters under the Peace Xenia IV Foreign Military Sale (FMS) program. In the initial FMS contract, Goodrich will provide two F-16 reconnaissance pods, a ground exploitation system and aircraft integration. Goodrich's DB-110 digital, real-time, tactical reconnaissance system allows pilots to capture images day or night using electro-optical sensor technology. Images can then be transmitted to analysts on the ground in real time for immediate exploitation and analysis.
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On 9 May, the first Omani NH90 took to the air from Eurocopter's Marignane facility at 10:40 am. It represents the 9 th country out of 14 to achieve the maiden flight of NH90 serial production aircraft after Germany, Italy, Finland, Sweden, Greece, France, Norway and Australia. On 24 July 2004, the Sultanate of Oman has contracted 20 NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter (TTH) battlefield helicopters for the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO). They will be delivered from the end of 2008 to the end of 2010. The NH90 RAFO Variant is perfectly tailored to the extreme environmental conditions of the Middle-East region. To maintain the NH90 remarkable performance throughout the flight envelope in Hot & High conditions, this Variant is equipped with an enhanced Rolls-Royce/Turbomeca power plant (2 RTM 322-01/9A engines). In the frame of the Variant qualification, this specific engine version installation will be validated in Oman in July 2007 during the "Hot Weather Campaign".
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Lockheed Martin has delivered the 150th C-130J Super Hercules built to date. The milestone aircraft is the eighth and final C-130J assigned to the 146th Airlift Wing, the California Air National Guard unit at Channel Islands Air National Guard Base near Oxnard. The aircraft was accepted on May 8 and flown to California by Brig. Gen. Darren W. McDew, Vice Commander of 18th Air Force at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. In the U.S., Air Mobility Command, Air Education and Training Command, Air Force Reserve Command and Air National Guard units fly C-130Js. The Marine Corps operates KC-130J tankers and the Coast Guard flies the HC-130J. International C-130J operators include the Royal Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Italian Air Force, and the Royal Danish Air Force.
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Sikorsky Aircraft announced that it has selected four subcontractors to design and fabricate the major fuselage sections for its new CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter currently under development for the United States Marine Corps. Sikorsky's Fuselage Team will consist of Aurora Flight Sciences, EDO Corp., GKN Aerospace, and Spirit AeroSystems. They were selected following an extensive solicitation and evaluation of multiple bids over a 12-month competition. These selected sources will design and manufacture the CH-53K primary and secondary structures. Sikorsky will conduct the integration and test program on the complete fuselage structure. The major subcontracted sections include the cockpit and cabin (Spirit), aft transition (GKN), tail rotor pylon and sponsons (EDO), and main rotor pylon (Aurora). The fuselage development program will employ the latest advanced design tools, manufacturing processes and materials.
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Lockheed Martin is in the process of installing a new system on WC-130J "Hurricane Hunter" aircraft that will greatly enhance the accuracy of data collected during storm tracking missions. The system, called a Stepped Frequency Microwave Radiometer (SFMR), will accurately measure wind speed and rainfall at sea level, enabling more precise forecasting of the severity and direction of storms. Currently the National Hurricane Center (NHC) uses a mathematical formula to create estimates of surface winds. With the new SFMR system, surface winds will be accurately measured.
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The ARH Program continues to accomplish critical events during the System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase. Commenting on the progress of the program, President and CEO of Bell, Dick Millman noted, "We recently completed two significant events in support of a Milestone C (Low Rate Initial Production) decision. These are critical paths to the successful fielding of the ARH-70A. The Bell and Army Teams have worked closely over the life of the ARH Program to bring it to this point. Overall the aircraft is performing well and receiving many positive comments from the Army/Bell test pilot team." Recently completed events include a demonstration of the ARH digital battlefield capabilities to a representative from the Department of Defense. The demonstration was conducted from the ARH Mobile Systems Integration Laboratory (SIL) at the Bell Xworx facility in Arlington, TX. The ARH SIL was connected over the tactical internet (Blue Force Tracker/L-band) with CH-47F, UH-60M, OH-58D platform SILs using the Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2) located in Huntsville, AL. The event confirmed that the ARH-70A meets the threshold criteria of the Army's Net Ready Key Performance Parameter (KPP). The second Milestone C pre-requisite event, the Early User Test (EUT) was completed on April 25th at the Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, Texas. The Army's requirement is for an ARH-70A to be flight-ready within 15 minutes of arrival in a transport aircraft like the Air Force's C-130 Hercules or C-17 Globemaster III.
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Lockheed Martin unveiled its new, state-of-the-art pilotage sensor for cargo and utility aircraft during recent flight demonstrations on a UH-1H helicopter at Fort Belvoir, VA.  The pilotage sensor, called Pathfinder, leverages existing proven technology from the Lockheed Martin Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system deployed on the AH-64D Apache. Pathfinder is a low-risk, best-value pilotage system for safe flight operations.  It significantly increases situational awareness and reduces pilot workload through a head-up, eyes-out helmet-mounted display (HMD).
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Elbit Systems Hermes 450 is the first UAV in Israel to receive a certification by civil aviation authorities. Lack of civil standardization for UAVs created a need to develop applicable legislation in Israel, and a special committee was established in order to test the UAV, its mode of operation and the UAV's producer. Elbit Systems is the first company to complete all the required procedures and receive all applicable civil aviation certification approvals. The Hermes 450 - is a major player in Israel's ongoing security activities and the IDF's primary UAV system. The versatile, long-endurance UAV, equipped with Elbit Systems' CoMPASS EO/IR/LD gimbaled electro-optical payload, can adapt to a wide range of payloads, including SAR/GMTI radar and dual payload configurations. Hermes 450 executes its diverse missions in a highly autonomous manner and is controlled by the Hermes Universal Ground Control System (UGCS), facilitating highly automated mission operation and control of the air vehicle and EO/IR/Laser payload. The UAV is equipped with sophisticated communication systems transmitting imagery in real time to ground stations. Selected for the UK WATCHKEEPER program, Hermes 450 is recognized as the leading long endurance tactical UAV in its class, having flown in U.S operations and history-making flights in UK civil airspace. To date, the Hermes 450 has accumulated over 65,000 flight hours
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NASA will test one of the rocket engines it is  developing for its new launch vehicles at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The agency will build a new test stand at Stennis for the J-2X engine. The engine will power the upper stages of NASA's Ares I and Ares V rockets. Stennis already is home to Apollo-era test stands that have served the nation's space program through the shuttle era. The newly proposed structure will be the first large test stand built at the center since the 1960s. Unlike the older structures, the new 300-foot-tall, open-frame design will allow engineers to simulate conditions at different altitudes.
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ExecuJet Aviation Group revealed they had reached agreement with international investor Dermot Desmond on a management lead initiative resulting in Mr. Desmond acquiring a majority shareholding in the subsidiaries and associated companies constituting the ExecuJet Aviation Group. In an announcement, ExecuJet's CEO, Mr. Niall Olver, reported that, "Mr. Desmond's investment serves to strengthen ExecuJet's balance sheet, and further significant investment is planned to fuel the company's global business growth plans." Mr. Olver added that, "In addition to providing ExecuJet with the capital needed for future growth, we look forward to drawing upon Mr. Desmond's experience in business aviation, notably through former ownership of London City Airport, and generally as a successful  investor in fast–growing companies. "
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The Fraport Group's revenue and EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization) again increased in the first three months of 2007. Revenue increased by 15.1 percent to EUR561.2 million compared to the same quarter last year. Adjusted for a special effect, this represents an increase of 3.3 percent. EBITDA climbed by 4.2 percent to EUR114.1 million from January to March 2007. Up by 32.7 percent, Group profit of EUR36.5 million rose noticeably above the level of the comparable period in 2006.  All airports of the Fraport Group together - including those in which Fraport holds a minority or operates via a management contract - served approximately 24.5 million passengers in the first quarter of 2007. Fraport's six airports publicized as majority holdings (Frankfurt, Frankfurt-Hahn, Lima, Antalya, Varna and Bourgas) accounted for almost 15 million of this figure.
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Boeing has been awarded a $19 million U.S. Air Force contract to provide Mission Training Center (MTC) services for F-16 pilots at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.; Misawa Air Base in Japan; and Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany. The contract provides continued F-16 MTC services for up to five years and will contribute directly to the readiness of F-16 units. "Boeing is pleased to have the opportunity to provide the U.S. Air Force with continued service for the F-16 MTCs," said Tony Jones, vice president of Boeing Training Systems and Services (TSS). "We bring years of experience in providing the warfighter a Distributed Mission Operations capability for the F-15C MTCs and anticipate similar success with F-16 MTC operations."
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For its first visit to India, the A380 landed in New Delhi on Sunday 6 May after a smooth nine-hour flight from Toulouse. The aircraft is staying for two days in New Delhi before flying to Mumbai, headquarters of its first Indian customer, Kingfisher Airlines. The "Gentle Giant" as the Indian media have dubbed it, is coming to India to perform demonstration flights and to help celebrate the second anniversary of Kingfisher Airlines, its first A380 Indian customer. The airline, which has five A380s on order, already operates a fleet of 20 Airbus single-aisle aircraft as well as an Airbus Corporate Jetliner. India has been chosen as the first destination for the A380 world tour to highlight the strategic importance of the country for Airbus. Airbus' 2006 Global Market Forecast predicts India will average an annual passenger traffic growth of 7.7 per cent until 2025, and that there will be a demand for around 1,000 aircraft from Indian carriers in the next 20 years.
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Flyington Freighters promoted by the Reddy family, promoters of one of India's largest newspaper groups, Deccan Chronicle and Odyssey the retail chain, has selected the Airbus A330-200F freighter for its entire fleet and signed a firm order for six aircraft, re-affirming its earlier commitment. The contract was signed on May 9th in Mumbai. Flyington Freighters Ltd was the first cargo airline to buy the A330-200F, and will be world's first operator of the new aircraft. The A330-200F will join the Flyington fleet in the second half of 2009. The A330-200F is the newest freighter from Airbus and the newest member of the highly successful A330/A340 Family. The freighter received its industrial launch in January 2007. "Flyington Freighters will be India's first international dedicated freighter airline and that coupled with the development of locally based freight operations, will play a big part in the huge growth of the region's cargo market. Flyington Freighters, have chosen a fantastically economical, fuel efficient and productive aircraft that will stand it in good stead. The A330-200 freighter has more lift, more range and better flexibility than any other freighter in its class. We're delighted that Flyington Freighter Ltd is a launch customer", said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers.
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As Germany`s first air rescue organisation the DRF (Deutsche Rettungsflugwacht e.V./German Air Rescue) has been recently approved as a design organisation according to EASA Part 21J. In this way, the DRF can carry out and independently approve technical modifications and repairs of helicopters of the types EC 135, BK 117 and BO 105. The works comprise for example the modification of avionics and electrical systems, the implementation of new technologies, as for example the Flight-Following-System "Skytrack", as well as the in-stallment of racks for the medical equipment. In addition, the DRF can independently carry out minor repairs for its fleet. According to its EASA Part 145-maintenance facility, the DRF car-ries out maintenance of its fleet. Already in the past, the DRF im-plemented modifications for its helicopters of the types EC 135, BK 117 and BO 105, but the works had to be approved by an external EASA PART 21J design organisation. The EASA Part 21J design organisation offers many advantages for the DRF: "With the DRF's own approval large, costly coordina-tions and formal obstacles in the work process are omitted. Overall, faster repairs and modifications of our helicopters are possible. For our new medical equipment corresponding racks can be im-plemented more rapidly. Last but not least, costs are saved", ex-plains Wolfgang Stein, Head of the Technical Department of the DRF (Deutsche Rettungsflugwacht e.V./German Air Rescue).
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The British military's latest high-tech communication satellite has been commissioned into service following its successful launch in South America last month. The satellite, Skynet 5A, is the first of three to be launched under a £3 billion Private Finance Initiative (PFI) programme which has seen the Ministry of Defence working in partnership with Paradigm Secure Communications, who are the service providers, and EADS-Astrium, who built the satellite itself. The satellite, with its world beating antenna technology and high power and data rates, provides a significant enhancement to operational capability for our forces - whether deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan or at sea. It is also being used in the field of welfare services, to provide 'free' messages between service personnel on operations and their families and friends. Lord Drayson, Minister for Defence Equipment and Support said: "This important milestone is very good news for the armed forces. Skynet 5 will supply about 2.5 times the capacity of the old system and generate a very significant improvement for our global communications systems - allowing us to pass more data faster. It is an excellent example of a successful Private Finance Initiative deal."  
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Orbital Sciences Corporation continues to lead the global market for smaller-sized geosynchronous (GEO) communications satellites with an announcement today that it has received an order from SES AMERICOM for as many as five new satellites over a multi-year period. Orbital stated that SES AMERICOM of Princeton, NJ, has placed a firm order for two new satellites, the first designated as AMC-5R and the second a ground spare that will be launched to another orbital location as a future replacement satellite. Deliveries of the first two satellites are scheduled for mid- and late-2009, respectively. In addition to the two satellites that Orbital will immediately begin constructing, the contract gives SES AMERICOM the option to order up to three more identical satellites over the next few years.  
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Vought Aircraft delivered its first composite sections for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, representing 23 percent of the airplane's entire fuselage structure. "Today marks a historic milestone for Vought," said Vice President of Vought's 787 Division Ted Perdue. "We've designed and produced a major portion of the world's first all-composite aft fuselage for a commercial airliner. Vought has once again demonstrated its expertise as a leader in the development and production of large advanced composite structures. Today is a testament to the capability and excellence of our entire team, and we are extremely proud to be a partner on the 787 program."  
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Alfred Ötsch, Chief Executive Officer of the Austrian Airlines Group, summarised the benefits of Boeing 767 'winglets': 'The environmentally-friendly and economical usage of resources is of particular concern to us at Austrian Airlines, and this also applies to our decisions over the application of new technologies. Austrian Airlines is once again way out in front of its competitors, and will soon become the first airline in Europe to fit its Boeing 767 fleet with so-called 'blended winglets'. We will also benefit from this new development at the economic level, as we are expecting to use around 1,000 tons less kerosene per Boeing 767 every year whilst simultaneously extending the range of the aircraft by around 670 km. In addition to this, the payload can be increased by up to five tons at certain destinations. Our Boeing 767 fleet is distinctive not merely because it provides the best possible passenger comfort but also due to its state of the art technology.' 
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The final qualification firing of the Exocet MM40 Block3 anti-ship missile was performed successfully at the CELM test centre on the island of Levant in southwest France on Wednesday 25th April. The firing included a trajectory of the littoral attack type from a distance of more than 160 km. Right from the booster phase, the firing scenario included substantial off-aiming that had to be compensated. After the booster stage was released, a complex trajectory, flying over and round prohibited areas, was followed during the cruise phase. In the final phase of the flight, terminal flight adjustment was achieved successfully in order to obtain the desired angle of attack on the littoral target. The designated point was hit with all the precision required.
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The governments of Turkey and the United States have signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for the sale of 30 additional Lockheed Martin Advanced F-16 Block 50 aircraft to Turkey. The new aircraft will supplement the Turkish Air Force's (TUAF) existing fleet of F-16s and contribute to the upgrade and modernization of the TUAF. The new aircraft include the same advanced systems being installed on Turkey's existing F-16 fleet as part of an on-going upgrade program. At the conclusion of these two programs all Turkish F-16s will be in a common, state-of-the-art configuration. The total LOA value for the 30 aircraft and equipment is approximately $1.8 billion (U.S.). Lockheed Martin and its supplier base will receive approximately $1.1 billion of this amount. Final assembly and delivery of the aircraft will be performed at TUSAS Aerospace Industries (TAI) in Turkey, furthering the longstanding business relationship between Lockheed Martin and TAI.
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Customers traveling to or from Delta's  hub at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport now can enjoy the only eight-minute airport shuttle, through the new partnership between Delta and US Helicopter Corporation. Beginning May 14, Delta customers will have exclusive access to frequent helicopter service that operates between two New York City heliports and Gate 11 at JFK Terminal 3. "More than anywhere else, in New York time matters," said Jim Whitehurst, Delta's chief operating officer. "Our enhancements for customers at JFK continue and US Helicopter's airport shuttle service is another way we're making travel easier." US Helicopter will operate 27 daily flights, Monday through Friday, between the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, near Wall Street, the Atlantic Metroport at East 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan and Delta's Terminal 3, Gate 11 at JFK. Additional service is offered between Manhattan and Bridgeport, Conn. The ticket prices for US Helicopter begin at $159 one way, plus additional taxes and fees and may be purchased at
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The EADS Board of Directors has announced that Carlos Suárez (43) will succeed Francisco Fernández Sáinz (61) as Head of the Military Transport Aircraft Division (MTAD) and Chairman of EADS CASA. He will also become Member of the EADS Executive Committee. Francisco Fernández Sáinz will continue to serve the company as advisor for EADS CEOs before his retirement. Carlos Suárez will take up the new responsibility with effect from 1 July 2007. He is currently Head of Military Derivative Programmes of Airbus Platforms at MTAD. He joined CASA in 1989. Mr. Suárez has been closely involved in the A400M and tanker programmes and has significant international business experience.
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