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Eads Mako/HEAT Aircraft

Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:30 am

I remember hearing about the EADS Mako/High Engergy Advanced Trainer many years ago....around '99/'00. Of course after a bit all mention of this aircraft seems to have disappeared. Six years later I stumble upon this...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EADS_Mako/High_Energy_Advanced_Trainer

So what's the status of the Mako? Has a prototype been built, or is this project stillborn? Seems like a glutony of advanced trainers on the market...is there room for Mako? Any more resources out there where one can learn more about this mysterious aircraft?

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RE: Eads Mako/HEAT Aircraft

Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:45 pm

I found a video of Mako's maiden flight somewhere, but I have no idea if EADS have found some clients and received orders by now.

Luftwaffe showed some interest if I recall correctly but now plans to upgrade and keep their T-38 until 2020.
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RE: Eads Mako/HEAT Aircraft

Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:09 am

Interesting...the wikipedia article says EADS never set a first flight date.

Looks pretty cool...

http://www.eads.com/xml/content/OF00000000400004/3/10/40745103.jpg

http://www.eads.com/xml/content/OF00000000400004/1/10/40745101.jpg

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RE: Eads Mako/HEAT Aircraft

Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:53 am

Greece is planning to launch a tender for the replacement of it's trainer aircraft. Maybe the Mako could be a candidate if it went ahead.....

http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles...+trainer+requirement+attracts.html

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RE: Eads Mako/HEAT Aircraft

Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:43 am

IIRC it got cancelled !!

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