CASA Crash

Questions and concerns about the safety and reliability of EADS CASA aircraft, and about the reliability of EADS as a U.S. defense partner

31 May 2007

Win a trip to France in EADS spoof contest

The lucky winner of a national contest to spoof EADS propaganda will win a free trip to France.

The Center for Security Policy, a Washington-based defense group, is holding the poster contest to make fun of the France-based firm's campaign to make itself look like an American company. The contest is for the poster that best satirizes EADS's "I am EADS" campaign. For more information, click here.

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28 May 2007

EADS CASA can't deliver on time for Deepwater

It's just number 3 of a reported 36 planes being built for the United States Coast Guard, and already EADS CASA is falling behind. is reporting that the Spanish aircraft manufacturer will be at least three months late in delivering its third CN-235 to the Coast Guard. The plane is known in the U.S. as the HC-144A Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA).

The Coast Guard's troubled Deepwater program is to have 36 of the planes, EADS CASA delivered the first two on time, but the third plane was due in March and is not expected until June at the earliest.

Considering all the management and employment problems at EADS, that's not a good sign.

Good to be back

Haven't been blogging for a while, and a lot has been going on with EADS. Safety Man apologizes for the absence, but I'm glad to report that the guys at have been on the job. Seems that EADS CASA legal muscle tried but failed to shut them down earlier this year. Check them out if you haven't already.