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Boeing Phantom Swift selected for DARPA X-plane competition

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Boeing photograph Phantom Swift, a prototype Boeing initially built in less than a month, has been accepted to be part of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency Vertical Takeoff and Landing X-plane program. DARPA is trying to mature a new aircraft configuration capable of both efficient hover and high-speed cruise. Phantom Swift, a prototype Boeing…

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Boeing updates timing of C-17 production line closure

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LONG BEACH, Calif. -Boeing April 7 adjusted slightly the timing for ending C-17 Globemaster III production and closing its Long Beach, Calif., C-17 final assembly facility after a successful two-decade production run of the world’s premier airlifter. Based on current market trends and the timing of expected orders, Boeing anticipates completing C-17 production in mid-2015,…

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Optionally piloted Black Hawk demonstrator helo takes successful first flight

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In cooperation with the U.S. Army, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has successfully demonstrated optionally piloted flight of a Black Hawk helicopter, a significant step toward providing autonomous cargo delivery functionality to the U.S. Army. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. The Optionally Piloted Black Hawk Demonstrator, known as Sikorsky’s Manned/Unmanned Resupply Aerial Lifter…

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SM-3 IIA team completes TDACS preliminary design review

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TUCSON, Ariz. – Raytheon has completed the preliminary design review of the SM-3 Block IIA’s throttleable divert and attitude control system. Essentially a rocket motor with four main divert nozzles and six attitude control nozzles, the TDACS’s precision propulsion will enable the SM-3 Block IIA to intercept incoming ballistic missiles with pinpoint accuracy. “The TDACS…

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Boeing celebrates 4,000th Next-Generation 737

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Boeing executives and more than 500 employees, suppliers, union representatives and government officials joined China Southern Airlines to celebrate the 4,000th Next-Generation 737 at a special event April 13 at Seattle’s Boeing Field. The 4,000th Next-Generation 737 jetliner off the 737 production…

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Northrop Grumman, ATK complete first flight hardware for Webb telescope backplane

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman and its teammate ATK have completed the construction of the center section of the primary mirror backplane support structure for NASA’s James Webb Space…

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Goodrich delivers first composite sail cusp for Virginia Class sub

Posted May 2, 2012 by

Goodrich Corporation recently delivered its first composite sail cusp to Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. Goodrich is under contract to manufacture lightweight, composite sail cusps for the next eight Virginia Class nuclear fast attack submarines, collectively referred to as Block III. Fabrication of all eight sail cusps will occur at Goodrich’s…

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Boeing KC-46 Tanker program successfully completes preliminary design review

Posted May 9, 2012 by

The Boeing KC-46 Tanker program has completed a Preliminary Design Review with the U.S. Air Force, a key milestone in the development of the next-generation aerial refueling tanker. The review, which began...

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Boeing delivers fifth C-17 to UAE Air Force and Air Defence

Posted May 22, 2012 by

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Boeing delivered a fifth C-17 Globemaster III airlifter to the United Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defence earlier this month. The UAE accepted delivery of four C-17s in 2011 and has one more airlifter on order for delivery later this year. “It’s amazing to see all that the UAE has…

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Boeing delivers Air Lease Corporation’s first Next-Generation 737-800

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Boeing celebrated June 4 its first new airplane delivery to Air Lease Corporation from their order placed during the 2010 Farnborough Air Show. The Los Angeles-based leasing company took delivery of a...

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