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Boeing’s 787-10 Dreamliner cleared for commercial service by FAA

Posted January 22, 2018 by

Boeing announced Jan. 22 the 787-10 Dreamliner received an amended type certificate from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, clearing the airplane for commercial service. The awarding of ATC caps a successful flight test program that began in March 2017 and involved three flight test airplanes that accumulated about 900 test hours. Boeing’s flight test program…

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Airbus could abandon A380 superjumbo amid lackluster sales

Posted January 17, 2018 by Angela Charlton

Airbus said Jan. 15 it will stop making the costly A380 superjumbo if it can’t strike a long-term deal with the airline Emirates for a steady supply of the planes. Abandoning the A380 would be a disappointing defeat for Airbus, which spent many years and many billions developing the double-decker behemoth, even as skeptics questioned…

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Boeing, Adient launch new company to design, build airplane seats

Posted January 17, 2018 by

Boeing and Adient announced Jan. 16 the formation of Adient Aerospace, a joint venture that will develop, manufacture and sell a portfolio of seating products to airlines and aircraft leasing companies. The seats will be available for installation on new airplanes and as retrofit configurations for aircraft produced by Boeing and other commercial airplane manufacturers….

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France’s Armée de l’Air welcomes first C-130J Super Hercules

Posted January 15, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Todd R. McQueen France’s first C-130J Super Hercules was officially welcomed to its new home at Orléans – Bricy Air Base on Jan. 15, 2018. Florence Parly (center), France’s minister of the Armed Forces, hosted a ceremony at the base commemorating the event. France will receive a total of four Super…

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MDA selects Raytheon for Ballistic Missile Defense System testing, modeling and simulation work

Posted January 15, 2018 by

On Jan. 12, 2018, Raytheon was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a stated maximum value of $641,758,000. Under this contract, the contractor will perform ballistic missile defense system test related activities for multiple radar platforms that includes planning, executing, and analyzing sensor performance in BMDS flight tests and ground tests for each test event defined…

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Lockheed Martin demonstrates next gen Aegis ashore solution

Posted January 12, 2018 by

In a landmark demonstration, Lockheed Martin) connected key components of its Aegis Ashore and Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) technologies, validating the ability to greatly increase operational performance, efficiency and reliability of Aegis Ashore. “Connecting these systems is more than a technological advantage – it’s a way to provide the warfighter with earlier intelligence and…

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Boeing unveils new unmanned cargo air vehicle prototype

Posted January 12, 2018 by

On Jan. 10, 2018, Boeing unveiled a new unmanned electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing cargo air vehicle prototype that will be used to test and evolve Boeing’s autonomy technology for future aerospace vehicles. It is designed to transport a payload up to 500 pounds for possible future cargo and logistics applications. “This flying cargo air vehicle represents another…

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First BelugaXL transporter rolls off assembly line

Posted January 10, 2018 by

Airbus photograph by P. Masclet The first structurally complete airframe for the new BelugaXL rolled out from its assembly hangar in Toulouse, France, this month. The first structurally complete airframe for the new BelugaXL rolled out from its assembly hangar in Toulouse, France, this month. Once operational, a fleet of these next-generation airlifters will be…

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Rolls-Royce honored as Team Freedom LCS supplier of year

Posted January 10, 2018 by

Recognized for their track record of exceptional performance and commitment to affordability, Rolls-Royce was named as the 2017 Team Freedom Littoral Combat Ship Supplier of the Year at the 30th annual Surface Navy Association National Symposium on Jan. 9.

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Boeing, Turkish Airlines announce order for three 777 freighters

Posted January 10, 2018 by

Turkish Airlines photograph Boeing and Turkish Airlines announced that the carrier ordered three more 777 Freighters in December 2017. The new order came weeks after the carrier took delivery of two of the large cargo jets (seen here receiving a water canon salute) as part of its plan to further expand its freight business. Boeing…

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