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Goodrich first quarter profit falls, plane parts sales rise

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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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Nation’s third Littoral Combat Ship successfully completes acceptance trials

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The nation’s third Littoral Combat Ship, USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), successfully completed its U.S. Navy acceptance trials and will be...

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Northrop Grumman’s Joint STARS completes flight testing of JT-8D engines

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Northrop Grumman’s E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) testbed aircraft, equipped with a new JT-8D propulsion system, has successfully completed flight testing and moved one step closer to receiving its Military Airworthiness Certification. The completion of the flight testing program signifies a major milestone in the Joint STARS Re-engining program and is…

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Has ASW market lost its Cold War glamour on Wall Street?

Posted June 4, 2012 by

According to Richard Sterk, Senior Analyst at Forecast International, hunting submarines “hasn’t been sexy since the end of the Cold War.” Sterk sees an irony in this perception because, as he states, “tracking non-nuclear-propelled submarines in coastal waters is many times more challenging than stalking a big, lumbering Soviet boomer.” Forecast International’s “The Market for…

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Boeing closure could mean available talent

Posted June 12, 2012 by by Roxana Hegeman

Boeing’s decision to close its defense plant in Wichita, Kansas, likely will help Airbus’ operations in part because of the opportunity to hire former Boeing employees, a top Airbus said June 11. Airbus Americas chairman Allan McArtor spoke during a celebration of the 10th anniversary of Airbus’ engineering center in Wichita. The Airbus center had…

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Lockheed Martin commemorates centennial, addresses future, sequestration

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Lockheed Martin’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bob Stevens, President and Chief Operating Officer Chris Kubasik and other senior leaders commemorated the corporation’s…

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Northrop Grumman’s Modular Space Vehicle completes CDR process, moves program to manufacturing phase

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has just finished conducting a two-day Spacecraft Baseline Interim Design Review, successfully completing the Spacecraft Bus Critical Design Review process for the Modular Space Vehicle program. This review moves work on this next-generation spacecraft design to the fabrication stage. The company’s spacecraft design for the MSV program is the…

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Airbus, Boeing airplane production rates straining supply chain

Posted July 9, 2012 by

Airbus and Boeing are gearing up to roll out large commercial jetliners in ever-increasing quantities over the next 10 years, according to a new report from Forecast International, but will component suppliers be able to keep up with demand? Forecast International’s newly released “The Market for Large Commercial Jet Transports” projects that 14,655 large commercial…

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Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy establish Fire Scout training center in Florida

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Northrop Grumman has established a new training facility for Fire Scout unmanned helicopter operators that offers improved flight simulators...

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Tactical Air Defense Services receives first revenue from Super Tucano aircraft

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Tactical Air Defense Services, Inc. has received its first revenue from the Embraer 314 Super Tucano aircraft in which it has an interest through a Services Agreement with Tactical Air Support, Inc. Tactical Air Defense Services is an Aerospace/Defense Services contractor that offers tactical aviation services, aircraft maintenance, and other Aerospace/Defense services to the United…

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