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CAE Joins General Dynamics & Alenia Aermacchi Team in Bid for Air Force Trainer Contract

CAE USA (NYSE: CAE) has partnered with General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and Finmeccanica‘s Alenia Aermacchi subsidiary to pursue a contract to build an U.S. Air Force trainer aircraft and related systems, Defense News reported Wednesday. Aaron Mehta writes the General Dynamics-led team will offer a version of Alenia’s M-346 jet …

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Abby Lilly to Head Supply Chain of Eaton’s Aerospace Group

Abby Lilly, formerly vice president of supply chain at GKN Aerospace, has joined power management contractor Eaton Corp. to serve in the same role. She led supply chain functions across 14 North American locations for GKN and is also a 14-year veteran of Rolls-Royce North America, Eaton said Wednesday. Her …

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Northrop’s Modernized Fire Scout Takes First Flight; George Vardoulakis Comments

A Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) MQ-8C unmanned helicopter variant built for the U.S. Navy has completed its maiden flight, Reuters reported Thursday. Andrea Shalal-Esa writes the Navy’s updated Fire Scout aircraft flew for 7 minutes across Naval Base Ventura County in Point Mogu, Calif. on Thursday. The chopper flew …

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UK Signs $547M Lockheed Hercules Maintenance Deal

The U.K. Ministry of Defence has awarded a $547 million contract for maintenance and repair of the country’s Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) -built Hercules fleet, Flightglobal reports. According to the report, the contract replaces several short-term awards with one agreement to maintain the entire C-130J/K Hercules fleet through 2015. Lockheed, …

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GE Responds to JSF Engine ‘Stop Work’ Order; Reaffirms Commitment to Project

General Electric released a statement in response to the “Stop Work” order issued by the Department of Defense for the firm’s F136 engine for the Joint Strike Fighter. The GE/Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team will be made to cease work on the project once the current funding runs out at the …

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