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Boeing-Led Team Wins $524M to Train Australia’s Military Helicopter Pilots; Kim Gillis Comments

A Boeing-led (NYSE: BA) consortium has been awarded a $524 million contract to provide combat helicopter training to air crews of Australian army and navy over the next 25 years. Boeing partnered with Thales, Airbus and Turbomeca for the Australian military’s JP 9000 Phase 7-Helicopter Aircrew Training System program, Boeing …

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Gene Colabatistto: CAE to Integrate Training Systems for US, Canadian Forces

CAE (NYSE: CAE) has won $103.8 million in contracts from three branches of the U.S. and Canadian armed forces to provide training systems and other related services. The company said Tuesday the contracts include aircrew training work for the U.S. Air Force, design and manufacture of a flight training device for …

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Airbus Vet Steve Mestraud Moves to Cyveillance as Finance, Accounting VP

Steve Mestraud, a former financial executive at Solomon Edwards Group and Airbus‘ North American arm, has joined Qinetiq‘s Cyveillance subsidiary as vice president of finance accounting. “As our global business and service offerings continue to expand, it will be critical for us to have experienced leaders like Steve to guide us …

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Allan McArtor: Airbus Eyes Cyber Acquisitions, Growth Opportunities Abroad

Allan McArtor, CEO of Airbus‘ North American subsidiary said the company is looking to drive business growth through overseas opportunities and cyber acquisitions, Defense News reported Sunday. Paul McLeary writes the company will market its Lakota trainer helicopter to foreign governments seeking to replace their legacy fleets. McCartor became CEO …

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NASA and FAA Vet Terry Thompson to Lead LMI’s Aviation Environmental Analysis Efforts

Terry Thompson, the former vice president for energy and environment at Airbus subsidiary Metron Aviation, has joined LMI to work with the aviation industry to address environmental impacts and concerns, among other responsibilities. Shahab Hasan, program director for LMI’s operations and cost analysis, said Monday that LMI looks to tap Thompson’s experience …

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Allan McArtor Appointed Airbus North American President, CEO

Allan McArtor, a 13-year Airbus veteran and chairman of the conglomerate’s U.S. commercial aircraft organization, has been appointed president and CEO of the North American subsidiary Airbus Group Inc., formerly called EADS North America. He will assume the roles on March 1 and succeed Sean O’Keefe, who will continue working with …

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EADS to Change Name to Airbus Group and Combine Defense, Space Operations

EADS has announced plans to consolidate the operations of its defense and aerospace units in an effort to reduce market vulnerability of its defense business, MarketWatch reported Wednesday. Monica Houston-Waesch writes EADS will change its name to Airbus Group as part of the reorganization that will see the company’s Cassidian …

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Report: EADS Mulls Rename for Reorg

EADS is set to reorganize in a move that could include adopting the corporate name of its Airbus commercial aircraft business unit, Reuters reported Thursday. Citing several sources, Tim Hepher and Sabine Siebold write EADS is reviewing strategies for its aerospace and defense activities and the company’s board will meet at the …

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Boeing Cleared for Takeoff with $35 Billion KC-X Tanker Project

The Department of Defense named Boeing (NYSE: BA) the winner of the $35 billion KC-X Tanker contract issued by the Air Force. The firm plans to use the KC-767 aircraft for the project. The first contract awarded carries a value of $3.5 billion calls for the delivery of 18 aircraft …

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