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Boeing Commercial Airplanes Engineering realigns for future growth, competitiveness

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Boeing announced May 31 it is establishing new centers for engineering design, propulsion and out-of-production airplane support for Commercial Airplanes as it continues to lay the foundation for increased competitiveness and profitable growth in its second century. The company, which marks its 100-year anniversary in 2016, will establish engineering design centers in Washington state, South…

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Northrop Grumman, Los Angeles Kings light the lamp for STEM education curing National Engineers Week

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Northrop Grumman photograph Los Angeles Kings television color commentator Jim Fox skates with a student at Northrop Grumman’s “Science of Hockey” event held Feb. 22 during National Engineers Week in El Segundo, Calif. Using Newton’s three laws of motion to explain how hockey players are able to quickly stop and pass the puck, shoot a…

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Lockheed Martin delivers antenna assemblies for integration on first GPS III satellite

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Lockheed Martin has completed and is preparing to install the navigation, communication, and hosted payload antenna assemblies for the first satellite of the next generation Global Positioning System, known as GPS II

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Boeing delivers Royal Australian Air Force’s sixth C-17

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – Boeing delivered the sixth Royal Australian Air Force C-17 Globemaster III Nov. 1 at the company’s final assembly facility in Long Beach, Calif. The airlifter will be assigned to No. 36 Squadron at RAAF Base Amberley near Brisbane, where it will help meet increased demand for airlift to support military, humanitarian…

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SPEEA technical members vote to accept four-year contract

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Technical workers at Boeing have approved a new four-year contract, putting an end to negotiations that have lasted nearly one year. Votes tallied March 18 by the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, IFPTE Local 2001 show Technical workers voted 4,244 to accept and 654 to reject. Union negotiators told members a second rejection…

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First Boeing-built Inmarsat-5 satellite on track for 2013 launch

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The first of three Inmarsat-5 Global Xpress satellites being built by Boeing has successfully completed a key system life test, paving the way for it to launch later this year.

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Boeing ships third Intelsat 702MP satellite for launch

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The third of four 702 Medium Power satellites that Boeing is manufacturing for Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of satellite services, arrived at the Long Beach, Calif., home port of launch provider Sea Launch Nov. 28. Scheduled for launch in the first quarter of 2013, Intelsat 27 is designed to…

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Northrop Grumman begins sampling new gallium nitride packaged power amplifier for military, commercial high-power amplifier needs

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. -‚ĆNorthrop Grumman has developed a new gallium nitride (GaN) flange packaged power amplifier, APN180FP, targeting military and commercial Ka-band communication applications. This product represents the first commercial availability of a packaged, GaN-based component from the company. “The APN180FP provides customers with a powerful, easy-to-use, high-frequency product that greatly expands the accessibility of…

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MEXSAT Bicentenario satellite completes on-orbit testing

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The MEXSAT Bicentenario satellite, built by Boeing partner Orbital Sciences Corporation, has completed on-orbit testing and has been accepted by the customer, the first step to establishing a space-based communications network that will markedly improve Mexico’s satellite communications capabilities. The Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes (Secretary of Communications and Transportation) of…

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Wyle wins $4.9 million award to provide technical analysis to U.S. Navy

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Wyle has been awarded a task order valued at $4.9 million from the Defense Technical Information Center’s Reliability Information Analysis Center to provide weaponeering and stores planning test and evaluation for the U.S. Navy. Wyle will provide reliability, maintainability, quality, supportability, and interoperability analysis, systems engineering activities, test plan preparation, automated…

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