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AAR to extend airlift support for U.S. Military

Posted June 19, 2013 by

AAR announced June 18 that the United States Transportation Command has exercised a renewal option for AAR to provide airlift support in Afghanistan through May 31, 2014. The option has a value of approximately $98 million and is part of a contract awarded to AAR in June 2010. The company’s AAR Airlift business will continue…

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Fighter squadron inactivation signals end of A-10s in Europe

Posted June 19, 2013 by SSgt. Daryl Knee

The Air Force inactivated the 81st Fighter Squadron June 18, at Spandgahlem Air Base, Germany, in support of force-shaping procedures across the service.

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Embraer, Boeing team to market, sell KC-390 medium-airlift aircraft

Posted June 19, 2013 by

Embraer and Boeing are partnering on the sales and marketing of Embraer’s KC-390 – a multi-mission mobility and aerial refueling aircraft with advanced capabilities in the medium-sized airlift market. Under the agreement, Boeing is the lead for KC-390 sales, sustainment and training opportunities in the U.S., UK and select Middle East markets. Embraer will manufacture…

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Cassini probe to take photo of Earth from deep space

Posted June 19, 2013 by

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, now exploring Saturn, will take a picture of our home planet from a distance of hundreds of millions of miles July 19. NASA is inviting the public to help acknowledge the historic interplanetary portrait as it is being taken. Earth will appear as a small, pale blue dot between the rings of…

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Boeing, Korean Air announce commitment to buy 11 twin-aisle airplanes

Posted June 19, 2013 by

Boeing and Korean Air announced June 18 that the airline has agreed to purchase five 747-8 Intercontinental airplanes and six 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners, valued at approximately $3.6 billion at current list prices. Boeing will work with Korean Air to finalize the order, at which time the order will be posted to Boeing’s Orders &…

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Headlines June 14, 2013

Posted June 17, 2013 by

News Airbus off to a flyer in air show dog-fight with Boeing Airbus has landed $23.5 billionof potential orders, at list prices, in the opening skirmishes at the Paris Air Show, giving the European plane maker an early lead in its annual dogfight with U.S. rival Boeing. Pratt & Whitney says it will pay for…

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Raytheon, U.S. Navy deliver 5,000th AIM-9X Sidewinder missile

Posted June 17, 2013 by

Raytheon’s AIM-9X ® Sidewinder air-to-air missile program has marked a milestone of delivering 5,000 missiles to the U.S. government and nine international partners. “The 400 Raytheon employees and the hundreds of employees who work for our suppliers around the world helped achieve this significant milestone,” said Harry Schulte, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems’ Air…

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GenCorp completes acquisition of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne from United Technologies Corporation

Posted June 17, 2013 by

GenCorp Inc. announced June 14 that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all operations of the Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne business from United Technologies Corporation. GenCorp will combine Rocketdyne with Aerojet-General Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GenCorp, and the combined businesses will operate as Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., headquartered in Sacramento, Calif. As part of…

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Skymark Airlines intends to select the 737 MAX for fleet renewal program

Posted June 17, 2013 by

Boeing and Tokyo-based Skymark Airlines announced June 17 the airline’s intent to select the Boeing 737 MAX as its next generation single aisle aircraft of choice, making it Japan’s first airline to do so. The announcement came on the first day of the 2013 Paris Air Show. Boeing will work closely with Skymark to finalize…

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Boeing subcontractor Air France Industries begins major upgrade of French AWACS Fleet

Posted June 17, 2013 by

Boeing subcontractor, Air France Industries, has begun upgrading the electrical, mechanical and structural systems and mission hardware of the first of four French E-3F Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft.

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