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New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Europe) Jul 25, 2010

AGC Aerospace AGC Aerospace & Defense has entered the aircraft engine leasing market as Aircraft Logistics Group with the closing of an engine purchase and leaseback transaction with GE Aviation. Jul 20, 2010

AgustaWestland AgustaWestland is giving a show debut of its Lynx Wildcat multi-role helicopter, with the type now in production for the British Army and UK Royal Navy, and also being offered to export customers. Sporting a new two-tone grey colour scheme, the program's second of three prototypes is due to make its first flight from Yeovil, Somerset around mid-August. The third should follow suit in October. The program's first prototype has logged more than 30 flight hours since November, supporting assessment work on the new design's flight performance. It is on the ground awaiting the installation of a production-configuration tail rotor, and will resume flight tests during August. Jul 19, 2010

Airbus Although the larger A400M 'Grizzly' has grabbed most of the headlines this week, another of Airbus Military's products - the C-295 anti-submarine warfare aircraft - has also attracted significant interest during its UK show debut. The aircraft on show is the first of two C-295s to have been adapted to the ASW role for the Chilean navy. The remaining example is about to leave the final assembly line at Airbus Military's San Pablo site near Seville. Jul 23, 2010

Airbus Airbus Military has brought its second A400M development aircraft to the Farnborough air show, atfer first flying the transport to its future UK home at the Royal Air Force's Brize Norton air base in Oxfordshire. During its base visit on 16 July, MSN002 lined up alongside its future RAF peers: the Lockheed Martin C-130J and the Boeing C-17 (below). It then went on to fly at the Royal International Air Tattoo over the weekend, where Airbus chief test pilot military Ed Strongman says it received great support. Jul 19, 2010

Airbus, EADS EADS's first decade of activity has advanced its defence activities from being a collection of disparate national capabilities to Europe's "Champions League", but now it must make progress towards becoming a global entity. That is the belief of Stefan Zoller, chief executive of the company's Defence & Security (DS) division. With 21,000 employees, the unit covers the following business areas: Defence and Communications Systems; Defence Electronics; and...

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