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February 27, 2009

Lockheed Completes Initial Vibration Tests On VH-71

But Program's Future Cloudy At Best

Even with the future of the program very much in doubt, Lockheed Martin is pressing on with testing of the first VH-71 presidential helicopters. The first production aircraft recently completed initial ground vibration testing on schedule at the end of January at the Navy's Presidential Helicopter Support Facility in Patuxent River, MD.

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Aero-TV Profiles A Show Stopper! Art Nalls' Civilian Harrier (Part 2)

For The Guy Who Must Have EVERYTHING...

  Art Nalls is an amazing guy -- one who has given the FAA some interesting tasks... such as administering a checkride last October -- to fly the Harrier! Art says that, "The examiner required me to demonstrate the various takeoffs and landing for VSTOL aircraft, as he was totally unfamiliar with the Harrier, so we discussed the various takeoffs and landings and the appropriate use for each. The examiner was pleased with my flying and granted me the type-rating."

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Thales CEO Refuses To Give EADS More Money For A400M

Accuses Consortium Of Hoarding Cash

If EADS hoped to receive a bailout of its own, on the delay-plagued and massively overbudget Airbus Military A400M turboprop... it had better think again.

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