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Northrop, Navy successfully conduct E-2D aerial refueling preliminary design review

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The Northrop Grumman and U.S. Navy team has successfully conducted the preliminary design review for its E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aerial Refueling system. Completion of this critical milestone allows the program to proceed to its critical design review, moving closer to manufacturing the system and installing it on new production E-2Ds as well as retrofitting it…

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Airbus Group, Aerion announce technology collaboration

Posted September 22, 2014 by

Airbus Group and Aerion Corporation have agreed to collaborate on technologies associated with the future of high-performance flight. To further their mutual objectives, both companies will exchange knowledge and capabilities in design, manufacturing and certification. For Aerion, this means collaboration to advance the development and commercialization of the Aerion AS2 supersonic business jet. Under the…

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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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Northrop Grumman opens Innovation Lab to drive creativity

Posted October 27, 2014 by

Ask Northrop Grumman where employees will come up with ideas for some of the nation's most critical aerospace technologies, and the answer you'll likely get is "FabLab," shorthand for the Fabrication Laboratory, which opened this month at the company's Space Park facility.

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Air Force Research Laboratory honors top scientists, engineers

Posted November 17, 2014 by Derek Hardin

Air Force photograph by Wesley Farnsworth Maj. Gen. Tom Masiello welcomes attendees to the 2014 Air Force Research Laboratory Fellows and Early Career Awards Banquet on Oct. 30 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The annual event recognizes AFRLĂ­s best and brightest scientists and engineers. Masiello is AFRL commander. The Air Force…

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Northrop Grumman recognizes 24 suppliers for continued commitment

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Northrop Grumman has honored 24 suppliers for their outstanding performance in support of its Global Supplier Diversity Programs. This is the 24th year that Northrop Grumman has recognized its suppliers with World Class Team awards for supporting the GSDP (formerly known as Socio-Economic Business Programs), which strives to ensure that capable small businesses, including small…

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Raytheon begins procuring parts for India’s munitions control unit

Posted March 30, 2012 by

Raytheon has started procuring components required to build the Munitions Control Units for 126 of the Indian Air Force’s Jaguar Darin II attack aircraft. The MCU enables integration of modern weapons on legacy aircraft with minimal to no modifications to aircraft wiring and the flight or stores management software. The MCU’s compact size enables it…

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Boeing chief pilot: Training must transform to maximize full pilot potential

Posted April 17, 2012 by

Boeing called April 17 on the aviation industry to transform aviation training for the next generation of commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians. At the World Aviation Training Symposium in Orlando, Fla., Mike Carriker, Boeing Test & Evaluation chief pilot for New Airplane Development, focused on training future aviation personnel to their fullest potential to…

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Goodrich first quarter profit falls, plane parts sales rise

Posted April 26, 2012 by

Goodrich Corp., which supplies components for aircraft makers, said April 26 that first-quarter profit fell 4 percent on higher taxes and costs for its sale to United Technologies Corp. Sales of original equipment for large commercial aircraft rose 27 percent, which the company credited to increased airplane production by Boeing and Airbus. It said a…

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Aerojet’s AJ26 flight engine successfully hot-fire tested for Orbital’s Antares rocket

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Aerojet announced May 4 that its AJ26 engine successfully completed a hot-fire test yesterday at NASA’s Stennis Space Center. Aerojet is a GenCorp company. Orbital Sciences Corporation, Aerojet and NASA monitored the full-duration test in support of the Antares(R) rocket program. This is the eighth AJ26 engine to be tested at Stennis. “This test demonstrates…

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