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Raytheon begins procuring parts for India’s munitions control unit

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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

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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

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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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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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Lockheed Martin’s second generation Aegis Ballistic missile defense system successfully intercepts missile

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Navy photograph The USS Lake Erie successfully destroyed a short range ballistic missile target during a live-engagement exercise on May 9. This marked the first time a ship used…

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Boeing conducts inaugural flight of first 787 built in South Carolina

Posted May 24, 2012 by

Boeing marked another 787 milestone May 23 as the first Dreamliner built in South Carolina completed its first flight. Piloted by Tim Berg and Randy Neville, the airplane successfully conducted a five-hour test flight.

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Lockheed Martin conducts successful EAPS controlled flight test

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Lockheed Martin’s Extended Area Protection and Survivability Integrated Demonstration program successfully conducted a Controlled Test Vehicle flight test on May 26 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

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Boeing selects Elbit Systems to provide low-profile head-up display for fighter jet advanced cockpit system

Posted June 14, 2012 by

Boeing has selected Elbit Systems to provide a low-profile head-up display that will be part of the Advanced Cockpit System for Boeing fighter jets. The LPHUD decision presents additional opportunities for Elbit Systems to develop advanced cockpit avionics capabilities at its Brazilian subsidiary AEL Sistemas. “Boeing’s selection of Elbit will bring AEL more opportunities for…

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Boeing delivers 100th modified Chinook to U.S. Army

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Boeing delivered the 100th modified CH-47F Chinook helicopter to the U.S. Army June 22 in a ceremony at the company’s modification center in Millville. N.J. “The Boeing Millville team is proud to have delivered 100 modified Chinooks to the Army on time, using efficient, cost-saving processes,” said Peri Widener, Boeing vice president of Rotorcraft Support….

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Airbus plans factory in Alabama

Posted June 29, 2012 by by Joshua Freed

European plane maker Airbus intends to build its first U.S. plant in Mobile, Alabama, a person with knowledge of the plans told The Associated Press. Airbus will assemble its A320 jet there, according to the person, who requested anonymity because a public announcement has not been made. The A320 is a widely used plane flown…

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