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NASA advances effort to launch astronauts again from U.S. soil to space station

Posted November 20, 2013 by

NASA took another step Nov. 19 to restore an American capability to launch astronauts from U.S. soil to the International Space Station by the end of 2017, subject to the availability of adequate funding. The agency’s Commercial Crew Program requested proposals from U.S. companies to complete development of crew transportation systems that meet NASA certification…

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NASA’s Chandra helps confirm evidence of jet in Milky Way’s black hole

Posted November 20, 2013 by

Astronomers have long sought strong evidence that Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, is producing a jet of high-energy particles. Finally they have found it, in new results from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array radio telescope. Previous studies, using…

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Headlines November 18, 2013

Posted November 18, 2013 by

News Pentagon’s doctored ledgers conceal billions in ‘epic waste’ Linda Woodford spent the last 15 years of her career inserting phony numbers in the U.S. Department of Defense’s accounts. Every month until she retired in 2011, she says, the day came when the Navy would start dumping numbers on the Cleveland, Ohio, office of the…

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Boeing launches 777X with record-breaking orders, commitments

Posted November 18, 2013 by

Boeing Nov. 17 launched the 777X program at the 2013 Dubai Airshow with a record-breaking number of customer orders and commitments for the newest member of its twin-aisle product family. Agreements for 259 airplanes from four customers across Europe and the Middle East provide a strong foundation to support development and production of the airplane….

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Raytheon receives 1,000th AMRAAM rocket motor delivery

Posted November 18, 2013 by

Raytheon has received the 1,000th AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-To-Air Missile (AMRAAM®) rocket motor from Nammo Group, a leading propulsion products company based in Raufoss, Norway. The motor is scheduled to be installed in a production AIM-120C7 missile later this month. “Our partnership with Nammo is another example of the close relationship Raytheon enjoys with…

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Russian Civil Aviation Authority certifies SAT to provide e-jet maintenance training

Posted November 18, 2013 by

The civil aviation authority of the Russian Federation has certified Swiss AviationTraining to provide maintenance training for the Embraer 170 and 190 aircraft types. SAT’s practically-oriented basic and further E-Jet training for technical personnel was formally approved by the Russian aviation authority for Levels B1, B2, B3 and C on November 6th. SAT’s maintenance training…

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner reaches 1,000th order with Etihad Airways

Posted November 18, 2013 by

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner received its 1,000th customer order Nov. 17 when Etihad Airways announced an order for 30 787-10 Dreamliners, valued at $8.7 billion at list prices. With this order, the Dreamliner family has reached this sales milestone faster than any other widebody airplane in aviation history. Launched in April 2004, the 787 family…

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Boeing 777X to deliver unprecedented efficiency, economics

Posted November 18, 2013 by

Boeing , one day after announcing the record-breaking launch of the 777X, Nov. 18 at the Dubai Airshow outlined the performance characteristics and a variety of features that will make the newest member of the Boeing twin-aisle family the largest and most fuel-efficient twin-engine commercial jetliner in aviation history. Key innovations will make the 777X…

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Raytheon awarded U.S. Navy contract for radar production

Posted November 18, 2013 by

Raytheon has been awarded a $406 million U.S. Navy multi-year contract to provide AN/SPY-1 radar transmitters and MK99 Fire Control Systems for the AEGIS program. Both critical components of the weapon system, the AN/SPY-1 radar and MK99 perform the search, track and missile guidance functions for AEGIS, the shield of the U.S. Navy Fleet. The…

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Boeing, Mubadala sign new agreement expanding UAE aerospace manufacturing

Posted November 18, 2013 by

Boeing and Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala) announced Nov. 18 a new strategic agreement that will increase the long-term role of Mubadala as a Tier 1 supplier to Boeing. Through their agreement, signed at the 2013 Dubai Airshow, Mubadala has the opportunity to supply as much as $2.5 billion in advanced composites and machined metals to…

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