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Hawker 400XPR engine test article completes first flight

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Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support announced May 7 the successful first flight of the Hawker 400XPR engine test article. This was the first flight of an upgraded aircraft with new Williams International FJ44-4A-32 engines. The Hawker 400XPR upgrade combines the increased power of the Williams International FJ44-4A-32 engines with the superior aerodynamics of genuine Hawker…

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Imaging data needs drive $17 billion remote sensing satellite market

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In a new study, “The Market for Civil & Commercial Remote Sensing Satellites,” Forecast International projects that the worldwide civil and commercial remote sensing satellite market will be worth $17 billion over the 2012-2021 timeframe. Over that period, some 108 remote sensing satellites will be produced. Demand for remote sensing satellite data continues to increase….

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Boeing demonstrates SATCOM on the move between Australia, U.S.

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Boeing has successfully demonstrated its SATCOM on the Move product on a live Ka-band satellite network. The company transmitted secure voice, video, and data from High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled...

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Lockheed Martin announces ‘Centennial Flight Contest’ for 2012 Farnborough International Airshow

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Lockheed Martin Corporation June 12 announced a Centennial Flight Contest to be held in conjunction with the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow. The contest invites...

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Northrop Grumman demonstrates Joint Threat Emitter for NAS Whidbey Island

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Northrop Grumman announced June 21 the successful demonstration of the company’s Joint Threat Emitter in an electronic warfare range concept test that took place at the U.S. Naval Station Everett Annex in Pacific Beach, Wash. During the demonstration, the JTE successfully engaged an E/A-18G Growler Electronic Attack Squadron from nearby Naval Air Station Whidbey Island,…

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Aerojet delivers 100th HiPAT thruster

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Aerojet, a GenCorp company, is marking the delivery of its 100th R-4D-15 High Performance Apogee Thruster to Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems in a ceremony today at Aerojet’s Redmond, Calif., production facility. The event is commemorating the milestone delivery and the R-4D record of 100 percent mission success throughout five decades of service. As the…

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CIT, Pratt & Whitney finalize agreement for Airbus A320neo engines

Posted July 9, 2012 by

CIT Group Inc., a global leader in transportation finance, and Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., announced July 9 from the Farnborough International Air Show that they signed a definitive agreement for 60 PurePower PW1100G engines for CIT’s order of Airbus A320neo family aircraft. This agreement follows the memorandum of understanding previously…

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Pratt & Whitney signs agreement with Australian supplier Broens Industries for additional F135 engine work

Posted July 10, 2012 by

Pratt & Whitney has awarded Broens Industries a follow on purchase order to manufacture complex support equipment for the sustainment solution of the F135 propulsion system powering the F-35 Lightning II. This new order valued at approximately $300,000 is for units which will be utilized at the first operational and training bases in the U.S….

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Boeing, TUI Travel PLC sign long-term flight training agreement

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Boeing and the Europe-based TUI Travel PLC have signed a five-year agreement to provide 787 Dreamliner flight, maintenance and cabin safety training.

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Boeing’s 50th 747-400BCF delivered to Evergreen International Airlines

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Boeing, Evergreen International Airlines and Taikoo Aircraft Engineering celebrated the delivery of the 50th 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighter July 19. The airplane is the first to enter the Evergreen fleet and the 40th conversion completed by TAECO. All 747-400BCF deliveries have been completed on or ahead of scheduled commitments to customer airlines. “This is a…

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