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SGA2012: Airlifter manufacturers emphasise different approaches to market

15th February 2012 - 07:45 GMT | by Darren Lake in Singapore


Airbus Military and Lockheed Martin are continuing to beat the drum for their rival airlifters at Singapore Airshow.

Airbus Military estimates that there continues to be a global market for some 800 transport aircraft over the next 30 years. Head of defence capability marketing for Airbus Military, Ian Elliott, said in a briefing that he was confident that the company could capture 50% of that market.

However, the two companies are taking differing approaches to the market. George Standridge, VP business development for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, emphasised both the affordability and multi-role nature of the C-130, with the 2400th aircraft

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Darren Lake


Darren Lake

Darren has more than two decades of experience in aerospace and defence journalism. After completing …

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