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NASA, Canadian agency renew agreement to reduce aviation icing risks

Posted May 22, 2015 by

On hand to sign the renewal agreement May 21 at the NRC offices in Ottawa, Ontario, were Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator of NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate in Washington, and Ian Potter, the NRC’s vice-president of engineering. “The combined efforts of our two agencies will help solve some of the most difficult and challenging weather-related…

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Boeing delivers Transaero’s first Next-Generation 737-800

Posted May 22, 2015 by

Boeing May 22 delivered Transaero’s first Next-Generation 737-800. The airplane, sporting a new livery, arrived at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Boeing May 22 delivered Transaero’s first Next-Generation 737-800. The airplane, sporting a new livery, arrived at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Transaero’s newest 737 has a recognizable radome “bump” on top of the fuselage just behind the wings….

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Team Edwards hosts Military Retiree Appreciation Day

Posted May 22, 2015 by Jet Fabara

Air Force photograph by Brad White Approximately 400 military retirees, their families and surviving spouses were in attendance during the 2015 Military Retiree Appreciation Day event held at the Oasis Community Center and 27 information booths were set up throughout the fitness center basketball court May 16.   Approximately 400 military retirees, their families and…

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Headlines May 20, 2015

Posted May 20, 2015 by

News: Top secret X-37B space plane blasts off on fourth mission – One of the most mysterious craft ever to go into orbit blasted off on a top secret mission this morning.   Business: R&D budget request rises for U.S. Special Operations – The leadership of U.S. Special Operations Command said the force and its acquisitions –…

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Boeing-upgraded French AWACS take flight

Posted May 20, 2015 by

Initial operating capability of the modernized French Airborne Warning and Control System fleet has been achieved with Boeing’s delivery of the second of four upgraded aircraft and completion of the operational tests and evaluations.

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Boeing returns Air Force E-4B aircraft to service ahead of schedule

Posted May 20, 2015 by

Boeing recently completed maintenance on a U.S. Air Force E-4B advanced airborne command post earlier than planned, enabling the Air Force to quickly return the vital aircraft to operational service.

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Local

Olympic Athletes make it special for everyone

Posted May 20, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Athletes from the Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita and the greater Tri Valley areas participated in the Special Olympics May 2 at the Palmdale High School where they competed in basketball, track-and-field, swimming and other events.

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Space and Missile Systems Center successfully launches the AFSPC-5 mission

Posted May 20, 2015 by

The Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the AFSPC-5 mission aboard the Space and Missile Systems Center procured United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., May 20, at 11:05 a.m., EST.

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Headlines May 18, 2015

Posted May 18, 2015 by

News: Marine dead, 21 hospitalized in Osprey hard landing in Hawaii – The Marine Corps has said one Marine has died after an Osprey aircraft made a hard landing in Hawaii and the 21 other people on board were taken to hospitals. Corps identifies six Marines killed in Nepal helicopter crash – The Marine Corps identified the…

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Navy declares IOC capability for new rolling airframe missile

Posted May 18, 2015 by

Navy photograph by Seaman Shelby M. Tucker The amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) participates in training exercises with the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima is underway conducting aqmphibious integration exercises.   The U.S. Navy successfully achieved Initial Operational Capability or the Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile aboard…

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