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Boeing, Xiamen Airlines celebrate delivery of carrier’s first 737 MAX jet

Posted May 23, 2018 by

Boeing delivered the first 737 MAX airplane and the 200th Boeing jet to Xiamen Airlines, a fast-growing Chinese carrier that has doubled its fleet in less than five years and has plans to double it again to serve more domestic and international passengers. “The addition of the new Boeing 737 MAX is a major milestone…

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Cal Fire places purchase order for Firehawk aircraft

Posted May 23, 2018 by

Photograph by Hans Gutknecht A Los Angeles County Fire Department Firehawk makes a water drop on fast moving flames in Towsley Canyon. United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods, and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, May 23 received a purchase order from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for the acquisition of a…

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Sustaining F-35 electronic warfare systems

Posted May 23, 2018 by

BAE Systems has received a contract from Lockheed Martin to ensure the readiness of critical electronic warfare systems on the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft. Under the five-year contract, BAE Systems will manage the supply chain and establish the infrastructure necessary to make sure the systems are mission capable and available to warfighters. “As a…

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Lockheed Martin’s LRASM scores again in Air Force B-1B flight

Posted May 23, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile successfully completed another dual-missile test, demonstrating its ability to provide critical capabilities to war fighters. Lockheed Martin successfully fired two production representative Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM) from a U.S. Air Force B-1B. In the event over the Sea Range at Point Mugu, Calif., a U.S….

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Lockheed Martin Stalker XE upgraded with new VTOL launch, landing capability

Posted May 23, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin’s Stalker eXtended Endurance unmanned aerial system has been upgraded with a vertical take-off and landing capability. This new option gives users greater mission flexibility allowing them to operate the system in more austere locations.

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Michelle Evans named LM Aeronautics deputy executive VP

Posted May 21, 2018 by

On May 21, Lockheed Martin announced Michele Evans has been named deputy executive vice president for its Aeronautics business area, effective June 4. Evans will report to the business area’s Executive Vice President, Orlando Carvalho, and will be based at the Aeronautics headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. Evans will be responsible for all programs, including…

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Sikorsky, Canada’s DND receive AHS International award for successful CH-148 Cyclone helo shipboard tests

Posted May 21, 2018 by

Royal Canadian Navy photograph A CH-148 Cyclone helicopter performs a hover in-flight refueling test during sea trials aboard a Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-Class frigate in the North Atlantic. AHS International has recognized Canada’s Department of National Defence and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, for “conducting an extraordinary international effort” to demonstrate flight and shipboard operation…

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Sikorsky begins CH-53 King Stallion deliveries to Marine Corps

Posted May 18, 2018 by

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, delivered the first CH-53 King Stallion helicopter to the U.S. Marine Corps May 16. The aircraft is the first of an expected 200 helicopters for the Marine Corps' fleet.

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U.S. Navy orders more Lockheed Martin enhanced laser guided training rounds

Posted May 16, 2018 by

Navy photograph by PO3 Jeanette Mullinax The U.S. Navy ordered more Lockheed Martin Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds to support the service’s Paveway™ II Laser Guided Bomb weapons training. Lockheed Martin has received a $23.1 million contract award from the U.S. Navy for follow-on production of Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds) to support the service’s…

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WTO: EU still providing illegal subsidies to Airbus

Posted May 16, 2018 by Jamey Keaten

GENEVA (AP) — A World Trade Organization panel ruled May 15 that the European Union continues to provide illegal subsidies to plane-maker Airbus, the latest in a string of tussles between the European manufacturer and U.S. rival Boeing. The decision by the WTO’s appellate body comes as the Trump administration has exerted intense pressure on…

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