Rapid Fire Morning 2011-06-09: UK Aerospace Survey

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* ADS, the UK’s aerospace, defense and security trade organization, publishes its annual aerospace sector survey covering both civil and defense aerospace. The survey outlines a strong performance for the UK’s aerospace sector despite tough economic conditions. Highlights include sales in excess of $38 billion, a 2.1% increase on 2009 figures. * Boeing announces that its Defense, Space & Security unit has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with three Malaysian companies. The MOUs outline plans to explore business opportunities for manufacturing specialized components and equipment for use in the defense and aerospace sectors. * Boeing is also urging governments to buy new 737-based military aircraft “sooner rather than later” as the commercial version faces a redesign or retirement in the next few years. The planemaker’s review of the 737 – which includes consideration of larger engines to compete with the Airbus SAS A320neo – may affect production of the P-8 variant used as a submarine hunter. * Flight International reports that Saab has not given up on winning India’s medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) contest, despite not making the Indian Air Force’s final shortlist. * MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates signs a contract in excess of $8 million to provide an unnamed customer with a […]

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