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Boeing, GOL announce order for 60 737 MAX airplanes

Posted October 3, 2012 by

Boeing and GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes announced Oct. 1 GOL’s purchase of 60 737 MAX airplanes. GOL plans to use the new super-efficient 737 MAX to increase operational efficiency and reduce costs. The order is valued at approximately $6 billion at published list prices making it the largest order in GOL’s 12-year history and the…

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AAR to open new aircraft maintenance facility in Duluth, Minnesota

Posted October 15, 2012 by

AAR, the leading North American provider of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services to commercial airlines announced Oct. 15 that it has passed the Federal Aviation Administration’s certification approval process for a new aircraft maintenance facility in Duluth, Minn. The certification process is a key regulatory milestone that paves the way for AAR to commence…

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Northrop Grumman unveils MAV-L ground mobility vehicle for U.S. Special Forces competition

Posted October 22, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman unveiled its offering for the U.S. Special Forces Command Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1 competition Oct. 22 at the Association of the United States Army conference in Washington, D.C. The Northrop Grumman vehicle is known as the Medium Assault Vehicle – Light. Northrop Grumman teamed with BAE Systems and Pratt & Miller Engineering for…

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ATK awarded FMU-143 bomb fuze testing, production contract

Posted October 24, 2012 by

ATK has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with an $84 million ceiling for First Article Testing and production of the FMU-143 Bomb Fuze for the U.S. Air Force and Navy. Initial orders under the contract are valued at $52 million. The U.S. Army’s Contracting Center at Rock Island, Ill., issued ATK the award…

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Boeing opens first System Integration Lab for KC-46 tanker program

Posted November 2, 2012 by

Boeing has opened the first KC-46 Tanker System Integration Laboratory to support testing and reduce risk in the development of the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation aerial refueling tanker. “Opening this lab says a lot about Boeing’s commitment to executing on this contract,” said Maj. Gen. John Thompson, Air Force Tanker Program Executive Officer and KC-46…

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Lockheed Martin board elects Marillyn Hewson CEO, president, board member

Posted November 14, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin announced Nov. 9 that its board of directors asked for and received the resignation of Christopher E. Kubasik, 51, from his role as vice chairman, president and chief operating officer, effective immediately. The board also elected Marillyn A. Hewson, 58, president and COO, and a director effective immediately, and chief executive officer and…

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Northrop Grumman successfully completes air, missile defense radar technology demonstration

Posted November 26, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman has successfully completed its technology demonstration contract for the U.S. Navy’s Air and Missile Defense Radar by achieving both contract objectives: demonstrating that the critical technology is mature and advancing the design of the tactical system. Northrop Grumman also successfully completed far field range testing of the technology demonstration prototype system at its…

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Modernized Patriot: Smarter, faster, tougher

Posted December 5, 2012 by

Deep inside the factory where Patriot defense systems are made, Ken Arruda stopped beside a rolling cart and pointed to a white card sprinkled with what looked like grains of sand. They were computer chips for the Patriotís radar system ñ parts that since 2006 have shrunk to one-eighth their previous size. ìNow theyíre as…

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Boeing, China Airlines announce order for six 777s

Posted December 28, 2012 by

Boeing and China Airlines Dec. 21 announced an order for six 777-300ERs (Extended Range) airplanes. The new airplanes will become the first 777s to join China Airlines' fleet.

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Typhoon Meteor first firing trial a success

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The Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile has been successfully launched from a Eurofighter Typhoon as part of the Future Enhancements Flight Test Programme. The missile was eject launched from a rear fuselage missile station, which on Eurofighter Typhoon is semi-conformal for aircraft drag and radar signature reduction. The missile motor was fired, providing data…

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