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Sep 20, 2009

Alenia Aeronautica

Ghana has emerged as a potential new buyer for Alenia Aeronautica's C-27J Spartan, with the African nation having requested a four-aircraft deal worth around USD 680 million. Outlined to Congress earlier this month by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the deal would include aircraft configured for tasks including troop transport, maritime patrol and medical evacuation. To be delivered by prime contractor L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, it would also cover the provision of "VIP module and observation windows", the notification says Sep 17, 2009

BAE Systems

BAE Systems has confirmed long-held plans to close its Woodford manufacturing site in Cheshire for the Nimrod MRA4 surveillance aircraft, with its announcement coming just days after the first flight of a production example for the UK Royal Air Force. Aircraft PA4 made a 1h 40min first flight from Woodford on 10 September, and landed at Norwich airport in Norfolk, where it will be painted in RAF colours. The MRA4 will then be flown to BAE's Warton site in Lancashire for pre-delivery flight tests. BAE will deliver the first four of nine MRA4s under contract to RAF Kinloss in Scotland before the type achieves initial operational capability in December 2010, and will fully replace the RAF's current Nimrod MR2s by 31 March 2011. Sep 17, 2009

BAE Systems

BAE Systems has teamed up with Quest International UK to offer AirManager,...

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