PARIS AIR SHOW REPORT

Up-to-the-minute coverage of the Paris Air Show

Paris Air Show wrapup: about 1,460 aircraft sales announced in week of transactions, with Airbus and Embraer big winners

Paris Air Show wrapup: about 1,460 aircraft sales announced in week of transactions, with Airbus and Embraer big winners

PARIS, 20 June, 2013. The 50th Paris Air Show wrapped up today in Le Bourget, France, with aviation companies present announcing deals for about 1,460 aircraft over the show's four business days, signaling not only a healthy global aerospace industry, but also the growing importance of small-to-medium-sized regional passenger jet aircraft.

TE introduces 369 series connectors to help meet aerospace cabin needs

PARIS, 20 June 2013. TE Connectivity (TE) introduced its new DEUTSCH brand 369 Series connectors which provide a range of high-reliability, lightweight, compact, and cost-efficient options suited to harsh aerospace environments and civil aerospace cabin systems applications.

Australian aerospace company Ferra Engineering to expand in Oklahoma

PARIS, 20 June 2013. Ferra Engineering CEO Mark Sherrer, together with Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin at the Paris Air Show, announced plans to expand into a new location in Grove, Okla. The company expects to employ 20 workers at the new site and anticipates significant growth and expansion opportunities.  

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and aircraft manufacturer Diamond Aircraft Industries partner in Daytona Beach

PARIS, 20 June 2013. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University President Dr. John P. Johnson and Diamond Aircraft Industries CEO/Owner Christian Dries signed a partnership agreement to establish the global manufacturer’s presence at the university’s Daytona Beach Campus.

Terma enters into F-35 long-term agreement with BAE Systems

PARIS, 20 June 2013. Terma, a Danish defense group, has entered into a long-term agreement with BAE Systems, valued at more than $35 million (USD) including follow-on options, for the manufacture of composite parts for the international F-35 Lightning II program.

Raytheon welcomes students to Paris Air Show to compete in international rocketry challenge

PARIS, 20 June 2013. Raytheon is welcoming student rocketeers from France, the United Kingdom, and the United States to Le Bourget as they compete for the global championship in the annual international rocketry challenge.

L-3 Aviation Products grows presence, dedication to emerging Indian aerospace sector

PARIS, 20 June 2013. L-3 Aviation Products (AP) has established a presence in India to provide technical support for its customers, engineering oversight for programs and expanded business development coverage.

United Airlines increases Dreamliner order to 65, becomes North American Launch Customer for Boeing 787-10

PARIS, 19 June 2013. United Airlines (NYSE:UAL) increased its 787 Dreamliner order to 65 aircraft (including six previously delivered aircraft) with an order for twenty 787-10s.

Air Lease Corp. commits to 30 Boeing 787-10Xs, additional 787-9s

PARIS, 19 June 2013. Boeing (NYSE:BA) announced at the Paris Air Show a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Air Lease Corp. (ALC) in Los Angeles to purchase 33 airplanes, including three 787-9 and thirty 787-10X Dreamliners.

Paris aircraft sales exceed 1,300 Wednesday, as Airbus and Boeing ink major deals for single-aisle and widebody jets

Paris aircraft sales exceed 1,300 Wednesday, as Airbus and Boeing ink major deals for single-aisle and widebody jets

PARIS, 19 June 2013. Total commercial and general aviation aircraft sales at this year's Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France, reached 1,309 today as U.S. jetliner maker the Boeing Co. in Seattle made up for lost time Wednesday and notched 213 aircraft sales of current and future versions of the company's 737 single-aisle passenger jet.

Raytheon unveils major enhancements to Patriot missile command and control capability

Raytheon unveils major enhancements to Patriot missile command and control capability

PARIS, 19 June 2013. This was a big week at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France, for the international Patriot missile program and its prime contractor Raytheon as the company announced major upgrades to the ground-to-air missile and won a big U.S. Army contract for additional improvements.

Boeing debuts, logs orders for 787-10 efficient jetliner

PARIS, 19 June 2013. Boeing (NYSE:BA) launched the 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the super-efficient 787 family, during Paris Air Show 2013—logging commitments for 102 airplanes from five customers across Europe, Asia, and North America for the newest Dreamliner.

AgustaWestland selects L-3 Trilogy ESI for AW119 helicopter

PARIS, 19 June 2013. AgustaWestland is now offering the Trilogy Electronic Standby Instrument (ESI) from L-3 Aviation Products (AP) aboard both commercial and military variants of the AW119 production helicopter.

Embraer and Airbus continue to dominate at Paris: 949 total aircraft sales announced in first two days of European show

Embraer and Airbus continue to dominate at Paris: 949 total aircraft sales announced in first two days of European show

PARIS, 18 June 2013. European aircraft manufacturer Airbus in Toulouse, France, came on strong Tuesday at the Paris Air Show by announcing 138 new aircraft sales, bringing the company's total announced aircraft sales over the first two days at Paris to 311.

OEM Defence Services wins Eurocopter through-life support contract for global NH90 helicopter fleet

PARIS, 19 June 2013. OEM Defence Services has signed a five-year maintenance contract with Eurocopter covering more than 100 equipment items, including avionics, hydraulics, and mechanical systems, installed on all versions of the NH90 helicopter in service worldwide.

ILFC expands LEAP engine order for 60 total Airbus A320neo family aircraft

PARIS, 19 June 2013. International Lease Finance Corp. (ILFC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group Inc. (NYSE:AIG), has expanded its order of CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines to power an additional 20 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft, bringing the total of its LEAP-powered A320neo Family aircraft to 60.

Parker Aircraft wheels, brakes selected for Pilatus PC-24 twin jet

PARIS, 19 June 2013. Parker Aerospace’s Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division has been selected to provide the wheels and brakes for the Pilatus PC-24, the first twin-engine business aircraft and the first jet product offered by Pilatus.

TE DEUTSCH connectors help enable fast field repairs

PARIS, 19 June 2013. At the Paris Air Show, TE Connectivity (TE) introduced its new DEUTSCH brand D-MAX high-speed copper connectors, designed to offer reliability and high signal integrity to support high-speed protocols in demanding aerospace and defense applications.

Parker Aerospace and Oxsensis to develop accurate, stable fiber optic pressure sensor

PARIS, 19 June 2013. Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corp. (NYSE:PH), and Oxsensis Ltd. will jointly develop a highly accurate, highly stable pressure sensor for aerospace applications based on fiber-optic technologies.

Embraer and Boeing team to market, sell KC-390 medium-airlift aircraft

PARIS, 18 June 2013. Embraer (NYSE:ERJ) and Boeing (NYSE:BA) are partnering on the sales and marketing of Embraer's KC-390 multi-mission mobility and aerial refueling aircraft in the medium-sized airlift market.

Army to buy 30 Russian-designed Mi-17 helicopters for use in high, hot areas of Afghanistan

U.S. Army to buy 30 Russian Mi-17 helicopters for use in high, hot areas of Afghanistan

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 18 June 2013. U.S. Army officials are buying 30 Russian-designed medium lift and military attack helicopters for use in Afghanistan. These helicopters perform particularly well in the hot weather and high altitude of Afghanistan.

Freescale Semiconductor focuses on multicore for avionics

PARIS, 18 June 2013. Freescale Semiconductor’s executives and experts discussed innovations and the company’s strategy, solutions, and future developments for the aerospace and defense market during Paris Air Show.

Bell Helicopter flies Bell 429, 407GX at Paris Air Show

PARIS, 18 June 2013. Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE:TXT), demonstration flights at Paris Air Show highlight the Bell 429 and Bell 407GX.

ITT shows composite lightweight connector at Paris Air Show

PARIS, 18 June 2013. ITT Corp. (NYSE:ITT) is highlighting its newly qualified MIL-DTL-38999 Series III Composite, part of its Cannon brand of connector solutions and the most recent addition to this MIL-DTL product family, at the 2013 Paris Air Show.

Northern New England aerospace, defense companies connect with global community at Paris Air Show

PARIS, 18 June 2013. Northern New England’s aerospace and defense sectors are represented at the International Paris Air Show, which marks its 50th year as the world’s oldest and largest trade show connecting military and civilian aircraft manufacturers, suppliers, and potential customers.

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