Eurofighter Tranche 3A Product Deal Signed

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By Robert Wall
PARIS

The Eurofighter countries have signed a €9.1 billion contract to build 112 Typhoon fighters under the Tranche 3A program, with a goal to get the second part of the last phase of the program on contract by the end of 2011….
Eurofighter Tranche 3A Product Deal Signed


Endeavour Lands In Florida

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By Frank Morring, Jr.

The space shuttle Endeavour landed safely at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) July 31 following a 16-day mission to service and continue assembly of the International Space Station (ISS)….
Endeavour Lands In Florida


Southwest Tops Republic Bid To Buy Frontier

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Andrew Compart andrew_compart@aviationweek.com

Southwest Airlines has submitted a $113.6 million bid for Denver-based Frontier, which will be sold at auction in bankruptcy court in August. The bid tops the Republic Airways Holdings offer of $108.8 million, which put the auction process in motion….

Southwest Tops Republic Bid To Buy Frontier


Qatar Airways CEO Confident In 787 Schedule

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Andrew Compart

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al-Baker said July 29 that assurances he received from Boeing in a July 24 meeting (DAILY, July 24) left him “confident” that the aircraft manufacturer will be able to deliver its 787 aircraft to Qatar on a revised schedule….

Qatar Airways CEO Confident In 787 Schedule


U.S. Navy To Buy More P-8A Test Aircraft

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By Guy Norris
LOS ANGELES

The U.S. Navy expected to confirm a contract July 30 with Boeing for three additional P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, which will be used for the operational test and evaluation phase of the program….
U.S. Navy To Buy More P-8A Test Aircraft


House Joins Senate In Push To End F-22 Line

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By Bettina H. Chavanne

With the passage of an amendment in the House today, $368 million previously appropriated for F-22 procurement would instead be used to maintain the current fleet and shut down the production line….
House Joins Senate In Push To End F-22 Line


GD Scrutinizes Gulfstream Midsize Sales

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Graham Warwick graham_warwick@aviationweek.com

Gulfstream’s large-cabin orders seem to be holding up, but the company may have to make further cuts in mid-size business jet production, warns its parent General Dynamics. GD says the 73 large-cabin (G350-G550) production slots for this year are sold out, and Gulfstream is planning deliveries “in the low 70s” for 2010….

GD Scrutinizes Gulfstream Midsize Sales