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Sequestration threatens Americaís airpower advantage

Posted March 23, 2015 by SrA. Hailey Haux

Air Force senior leaders testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Airland March 19, and said with the return of sequestration-level funding, America’s airpower advantage is increasingly at risk. We are the greatest Air Force in the world and remain so, said Dr. William LaPlante, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for…

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Business

Northrop discusses its economic impact at California Aerospace Week

Posted March 23, 2015 by

California’s largest aerospace company, Northrop Grumman, will highlight its significant economic and educational impact on the state during California Aerospace Week in Sacramento, March 23-24. James Zortman, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems’ vice president of global logistics and operational support, will discuss the company’s numerous facilities in the state, where some of the world’s most advanced…

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News Briefs March 18, 2015

Posted March 18, 2015 by

Moldovan president calls for closer cooperation with NATO Moldova’s president says the former Soviet republic should cooperate closer with NATO to boost its security because it faces the threat of a military conflict with Russia. President Nicolae Timofti said in a television interview March 17 that he was concerned about what he called ìthreats to…

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Boeing delivers first South Carolina-built 787-9 Dreamliner

Posted March 18, 2015 by

Boeing has delivered the first 787-9 Dreamliner assembled at its North Charleston, S.C., facility to United Airlines. The airplane also marks a milestone for the 787 program as the 250th Dreamliner to be delivered. “In 2012, we delivered our first South Carolina-built 787-8, and less than three years later, we’re celebrating another significant milestone ñ…

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AF leaders: End sequestration or lose tomorrowís fight

Posted March 18, 2015 by SSgt. Torri Ingalsbe

Air Force photograph by Jim Varhegyi Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James gives her opening statement during a House Armed Services Committee hearing Mar.17, 2015, on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. The committee convened to ask the senior leaders of the military departments questions about the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget Request. Also on…

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Boeing ecoDemonstrator 757 flight tests focus on aerodynamic efficiency

Posted March 18, 2015 by

Boeing has begun several months of flights with its ecoDemonstrator 757 to evaluate new technologies to improve commercial aviation’s efficiency, reduce noise and carbon emissions. Boeing is collaborating with TUI Group and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on ecoDemonstrator 757 tests. The 757 flight tests continue the ecoDemonstrator Program’s multi-year effort to accelerate testing,…

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Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental receives FAA approval for 330-minute ETOPS

Posted March 18, 2015 by

Boeing has received 330-minute Extended Operations approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration for the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental. It is the first time a four-engine airplane has received this type of design approval. With this approval, required for four-engine passenger airplanes built after Feb. 2015 to fly beyond 180 minutes from an en-route alternate airport,…

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Predator B achieves one million flight hours

Posted March 18, 2015 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced March 16 that its PredatorÆ B/MQ-9 ReaperÆ RPA fleet has achieved a historic milestone of one million cumulative flight hours, with almost 90-percent of all missions flown in combat. GAASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions. Additionally, GA-ASI…

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Veterans

Applications accepted for 2015 National Veterans Golden Age Games

Posted March 18, 2015 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs is currently accepting applications from Veterans interested in competing in the 2015 National Veterans Golden Age Games. Applications can be completed online at www.veteransgoldenagegames.va.gov, and will be accepted through May 15. Veterans ages 55 and older who are enrolled for VA care are eligible to participate. The 2015 National Veterans…

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Tech

Shape-changing flap project meets first milestone

Posted March 18, 2015 by

NASA photograph by Jim Ross The ACTE project is a joint effort between NASA and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to explore technologies that will significantly reduce drag, structural weight, and aircraft noise. The Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge project achieved a major milestone at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center Feb. 18, when the modified…

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