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Boeing begins production on first 737 MAX parts

Posted October 13, 2014 by

Boeing has started production of the first 737 MAX fuselage stringers at Boeing Fabrication Integrated AeroStructures in Auburn, Wash. Stringers run the length of the fuselage structure giving it stability and strength.

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News: Northrop faked tests of GPS systems, whistle-blower suit claims - An employee of defense giant Northrop Grumman Inc. claims in a lawsuit that the company’s workers repeatedly took risky shortcuts and faked tests of navigational systems made for use in military fighter jets, drones and submarines.   Business: Former AgustaWestland head cleared of corruption charge,…

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Boeing completes key tests of new aircraft satellite antenna

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Boeing has completed environmental and performance qualification testing on the aircraft satellite communications antenna system it is developing for multipurpose satellite operator Al Yah Satellite Company (Yahsat) of the United Arab Emirates.

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NASA prepares its science fleet for Oct. 19 Mars comet encounter

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  NASA’s extensive fleet of science assets, particularly those orbiting and roving Mars, have front row seats to image and study a once-in-a-lifetime comet flyby on Sunday, Oct. 19. Comet C/2013 A1, also known as comet Siding Spring, will pass within about 87,000 miles (139,500 kilometers) of the Red Planet – less than half the…

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Sikorsky collaborates with LORD Corporation to unveil S-97 Raider™ helicopter

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  Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., unveiled the first of two S-97 Raider™ helicopter prototypes in collaboration with LORD Corporation, a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control. Sikorsky teamed with specialized companies in the rotorcraft industry to develop this follow-up to its successful X2 TECHNOLOGY™ demonstrator aircraft….

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U.S. Navy establishes new base in Romania

Posted October 10, 2014 by PO2 Luke B. Meineke

Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia established Naval Support Facility Deveselu Oct. 10, during an establishment and assumption of command ceremony on base.

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New home for old favorites

Posted October 10, 2014 by Jet Fabara

The AFFT Museum recently acquired two remodeled historic aircraft, a YF-4E Phantom II and a Piper PA-48 Enforcer, during the end of September to add to its lineup of historic flight test aircraft.

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Airmen help save life at Lancaster gym

Posted October 10, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Several Edwards AFB Airmen were at the 24 Hour Fitness Center in Lancaster, Calif., Sept. 25, when a man went into cardiac arrest.

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Satellite data shows U.S. methane ‘hot spot’ bigger than expected

Posted October 10, 2014 by tomlear

One small “hot spot” in the U.S. Southwest is responsible for producing the largest concentration of the greenhouse gas methane seen over the United States – more than triple the standard ground-based estimate - according to a new study of satellite data by scientists at NASA and the University of Michigan.

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Boeing, Virgin Atlantic Airways celebrate delivery of airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner

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Boeing and Virgin Atlantic Airways are celebrating the delivery of the airline's first 787-9 Dreamliner.

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