New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Europe) Nov 27, 2011
U.S. military will purchase decommissioned Harriers from U.K.. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps will purchase decommissioned Harrier jump jets from the U.K. military. The U.S. will buy 74 jets to help extend the life of its Harriers into the mid-2020s. The U.S. will also purchase spare parts and engines for the Harriers from the U.K. as well. Nov 14, 2011
EADS EADS plans offer of 60 Eurofighters to United Arab Emirates. EADS announced at the Dubai Airshow that it is preparing an offer of 60 Eurofighters to United Arab Emirates. EADS, the parent company of Airbus, was launched in 2000 after a merger of Spanish, French and German aerospace companies. Nov 15, 2011
EADS EADS North America Test and Services Receives a Multi-Year Contract to Build Turboprop Engine Test Systems for the U.S. Navy. EADS North America Test and Services, a division of EADS North America, Inc., has been awarded a three-year IDIQ contract to produce the new Turboprop Test Instrumentation (TPTI) system and related Test Program Sets (TPSs) for the test of U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps T56 turboprop engines. The contract, with a total potential value of approximately USD15 million, is for up to 12 systems: 11 production units, one pilot production unit, two pilot production TPSs, and up to two TPS production units. The award was the result of a best-value competitive procurement. The TPTI system provides a highly capable Intermediate Level (I-level) maintenance solution with automated data capture, reporting, and transfer, increased flexibility for engine testing, lower logistics and manpower requirements, as well as reduced fuel use during engine test runs. The TPTI system is the third member of the family of I-Level gas Turbine Engine Testers and joins the Jet Engine Test Instrumentation (JETI) and Shaft Engine Test Instrumentation (SETI) systems, providing the Fleet with common logistics savings across propulsion test platforms. EADS North America Test and Services has previously built and fielded JETI systems with related TPSs which are utilized on both land-based and aircraft carrier installations and currently is providing SETI systems and related TPSs. "We are pleased that the U.S. Navy has selected us to provide another critical test system to our troops in support of U.S. Navy and Marine Corps turboprop aircraft," said Jim Mulato, president of EADS North America Test and...