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USAF reaches milestone A on nuclear cruise missile

The US Air Force has released a classified request for proposals to industry for the replacement of the nuclear air launched cruise missile, known as the Long Range Standoff Weapon.

Marines Corps general calls for optionally manned helicopter

The US Marine Corps portion of the future vertical lift programme will be an optionally manned platform, the service s deputy commandant for aviation says.

Gulfstream second quarter shipments hit by Brexit concerns

Brexit jitters hit sales of Gulfstream business jets in the second quarter, but the outlook for the US airframer for the remainder of 2016 is robust, according to parent company General Dynamics.

Piaggio to focus on military market, plans to divest civil MRO business

Piaggio Aerospace is to shed its non-core civil maintenance and engine overhaul business and focus its efforts almost entirely on military platforms in a major reshaping of the Italian company's portfolio.

Allegiant places order for 12 new A320s

Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air has agreed to purchase 12 Airbus current engine option A320s, in its first purchase of new aircraft.

Embraer slides to second-quarter loss as deliveries fall

Embraer made a net loss of $99.4 million in the second quarter, after a positive result of $129 million in the same period of 2015, as deliveries of business jets declined and commercial output stagnated.

Cebu Pacific orders more A330s

Philippines-based carrier Cebu Pacific is ordering another pair of Airbus A330-300s.

OPINION: Cracks appear as Airbus, Boeing workloads mount

There is no other way to describe it. The second quarter of 2016 marked a modern low-point in the history of the Airbus and Boeing duopoly.

Ukraine receives Raven UAVs

The Armed Forces of Ukraine received a batch of AeroVironment RQ-11B Ravens for reconnaissance missions, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced yesterday.

H160 configuration frozen, but first delivery may slip

Airbus Helicopters has frozen the aeromechanical configuration of its developmental H160 medium twin, but admits that certification and service entry may need to slip into early 2019.

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