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2010-02-01 00:05:00

SINGAPORE, Feb. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SINGAPORE AIRSHOW - Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has been selected by Russia's Irkut and Aviapribor to provide the flight control actuation system for the new Irkut MC-21 family of single-aisle commercial aircraft. The actuation system will become part of Aviapribor's complete integrated flight control system for the MC-21. Goodrich will contract with Aviapribor to design, develop and produce primary and secondary flight control...

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2010-01-29 12:05:00

In a plan to modernize the armed forces, the Russian government successfully completed a maiden test-flight on Friday of its newest jet fighter. The PAK FA, manufactured by Sukhoi company, made its maiden voyage of just over 45 minutes at the firm's home base of Komsomolsk-on-Amur in the Far East region. Sukhoi spokeswoman Olga Kayukova told AFP that "The flight went successfully. It lasted 47 minutes. All tasks envisaged for the first flight were carried out successfully." The highly...

2009-07-08 17:07:00

HARTFORD, Conn., July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harry J. Gray, 89, retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of United Technologies Corp. who is widely recognized for his role in shaping the modern-day UTC, died today at Hartford Hospital. Mr. Gray joined the company, then known as United Aircraft Corporation, as president and chief administrative officer in September 1971. He was named chief executive officer in October 1972 and assumed the title of chairman of the board of directors...

2006-07-05 15:04:30

By Patrick Markey CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - President Hugo Chavez marked Venezuela's independence day on Wednesday, showing off Russian fighter jets his government is planning to buy and new helicopters and rifles it purchased after Washington blocked U.S. arms sales to Caracas. Two Sukhoi SU-30MK fighters sent from Russia roared overhead as troops, tanks and vehicles filed past Chavez and his counterparts from Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay who were visiting for a summit of...

2006-07-05 14:39:26

By Patrick Markey CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - President Hugo Chavez marked Venezuela's on Wednesday, showing off Russian fighter jets his government is planning to buy as well as attack helicopters and rifles it has already purchased after Washington blocked U.S. arms sales to Caracas. Two Sukhoi SU-30MK fighters sent from Russia roared overhead as troops, tanks and vehicles filed past Chavez and his counterparts from Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay who were visiting for a summit...

2006-06-14 22:43:17

By Patrick Markey CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Wednesday his government planned to buy 24 Russian-made Sukhoi fighter jets as part of increased military spending to beef up his armed forces. Chavez, a Cuban ally caught in a tense confrontation with Washington, has already purchased Russian attack and transport helicopters and 100,000 Kalashnikov rifles to modernize the military of the world's No. 5 oil exporter. "First of all we are going...

2006-06-03 21:59:36

By Patrick Markey CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela received a shipment of 30,000 new Russian rifles on Saturday, weeks after Washington restricted U.S. arms sales to Caracas over concerns about President Hugo Chavez's ties to Cuba and Iran. Venezuela says the AK103 Kalashnikov rifles and 25 million rounds -- the first lot of 100,000 weapons -- are part of efforts to modernize its military, but the U.S. government has opposed the arms purchases it believes could destabilize...

2005-08-22 05:52:18

By Maria Golovnina MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia grounded all long-distance Ilyushin 96-300 passenger aircraft on Monday due to safety problems similar to one that disrupted a trip by President Vladimir Putin earlier this month, transport officials said. Flag carrier Aeroflot -- which has six of the 13 planes currently in use -- said it was forced to cancel some of its flights to the United States, Canada, Vietnam, China and South Korea to comply with the decision. "It's a critical...


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