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Airbus profit up on Dassault sale but orders down

Posted May 1, 2015 by AP

European planemaker Airbus says it has seen its profit jump in the first quarter thanks to the sale of a stake in rival Dassault Aviation, though its plane orders and deliveries fell slightly. Airbus reported net profit of 792 million euros ($871 million) in the first quarter, compared with 439 million euros a year earlier….

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Boeing delivers Cathay Pacific Airways’ 50th 777-300ER

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Boeing and Cathay Pacific Airways celebrated April 30 the delivery of the airline’s 50th 777-300ER (Extended Range). With this delivery, Cathay Pacific will have 67 777s in operation, which also includes 12 777-300s and five 777-200s. Cathay Pacific is slated to receive three more 777-300ERs this year and is one of the launch customers for…

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New lab opens at Lockheed Martin’s Silicon Valley site

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Lockheed Martin has opened a new state-of-the-art laboratory in Silicon Valley for the development of next-generation seekers that will help the U.S. Missile Defense Agency defend against increasingly complex missile threats.

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Boeing upgrades to keep B-1 soaring for decades to come

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  The Boeing B-1B Lancer celebrates its soon to be 30th anniversary with the U.S. Air Force at Dyess Air Force Base,Texas, this week – marking one of many milestones in a legacy that will continue long into the future as Boeing’s B-1 team ushers the supersonic bomber into the digital age with new upgrades. The…

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Boeing, Air Tahiti Nui finalize order for two 787-9 Dreamliners

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Boeing and Air Tahiti Nui have finalized an order for two 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $514 million at current list prices. “The Dreamliner order heralds an exciting new era for international travel to and from the world’s most beautiful islands – Tahiti,” said Michel Monvoisin, Air Tahiti Nui’s Chairman and CEO. “The entire Air Tahiti Nui family…

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Lockheed Martin delivers 1,000th Sniper® advanced targeting pod

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Lockheed Martin marked the 1,000th Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod delivery during a ceremony held April 29 at its Missiles and Fire Control facility in Orlando, Fla. The 1,000th pod, which was delivered to the U.S. Air Force, is a sensor-enhanced Sniper ATP that provides fighter and bomber aircraft with advanced modes for non-traditional intelligence, surveillance…

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One Herc, Two Herc: Lockheed Martin delivers additional C-130Js

Posted May 1, 2015 by Thinh D. Nguyen

  A KC-130J assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 234 (VMGR-234) at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, was delivered in April 2015.

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Unmanned K-MAX helo conducts first collaborative casualty evacuation

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The unmanned K-MAX helicopter showcased its ability to safely transport a wounded warfighter during a demonstration in March 2015. Dangerous frontline operations call for a safe and efficient method to locate and evacuate wounded personnel. To address this critical need and help save lives, Lockheed Martin, Kaman Aerospace and Neya Systems demonstrated the first ever…

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Can you C an M?

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Lockheed Martin photograph by Thinh Nguyen The first C-5C to be modernized as an ìMî was ferried on April 28 by Maj. Gen. Timothy M. Zadalis, commander, 618th Air Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center), Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The C-5M will be delivered to Travis Air Force Base, Calif., after a stop at…

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Northrop Grumman to supply navigation system for SBIRS GEO-6 satellite

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Northrop Grumman has been selected by prime contractor Lockheed Martin to provide the space inertial reference system for the U.S. Air Force's sixth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite.

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