The Paris Air Show is one of the preeminent air shows in the world. It is held every two years at the historic Le Bourget Airport. The air show attracts the leading commercial and defense aviation companies from around the world. Air forces across the globe send officers to discover the cutting edge technologies in the aviation industry.
PARIS -- Drone maker General Atomics plans to open a training academy in the U.S. early next year for drone pilots from allied countries, a company official said. The San Diego-based maker of the popular Predator-series unmanned aircraft plans to announce the move in coming weeks. It is designed in part to relieve a training bottleneck ... more
PARIS -- Submarine-hunting aircraft don't typically get the kind of attention that the U.S. Navy's P-8 Poseidon has received at this year's Paris Air Show. The P-8, built by Boeing Co., doesn't necessarily stand out on the flight line here at Le Bourget airport compared to some of the more exotic combat aircraft on display. Navy Lt. Cmd... more
PARIS -- U.S. allies are happy to have the A-10 Warthog attack aircraft back in Europe to counter a resurgent Russia, airmen here at the Paris Air Show said. The Defense Department brought the Cold War-era tank busters stateside in 2013 as part of a consolidation of bases and equipment in Europe. But it sent them back to the continent as pa... more
PARIS -- Russian defense giant United Aircraft Corp. is in talks with the country's defense ministry to provide more maintenance work to military aircraft after a spate of recent crashes. The president of the Moscow-based company, Yuri Slyusar, said the agreement would involve providing full life cycle support for various military p... more
LE BOURGET, France -- Air Force Secretary Deborah James said the U.S. could deploy a squadron of F-22 Raptor fighter jets to Europe in response to the stepped-up aggression by Russia in the region. She listed Russia as the "biggest threat on my mind" when she was asked by a reporter at the Paris Air Show to list the greatest threat fac... more