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Boeing delivers 18th P-8A Poseidon to U.S. Navy

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Boeing delivered the 18th P-8A Poseidon aircraft to the U.S. Navy ahead of schedule Oct. 14, where it joined other Poseidon aircraft being used to train Navy crews.

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Northrop Grumman employees assemble bikes for military families

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. ñ What do skilled aircraft workers do during their lunch break? At Northrop Grumman last week, they competed to build 100 bicycles for the families of military personnel serving overseas. Applying some of the techniques the company uses to manufacture major portions of advanced aircraft for the U.S. Navy, five teams of…

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Boeing ecoDemonstrator 787 tests innovations for more efficient air travel

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The Boeing ecoDemonstrator 787 has begun flight testing more than 25 new technologies aimed at improving aviation's environmental performance through every phase of flight.

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Boeing expands landing gear overhaul, exchange offerings

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Boeing announced Dec. 10 that Air Canada, the largest domestic and international airline in Canada, is the launch customer for Boeing’s new landing gear exchange programs for 777-300ER (Extended Range) and 777-200LR (Longer Range) airframes. Under the agreement, Air Canada will receive fully overhauled and certified landing gear shipsets for its fleet of 17 777-300ERs…

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Fire Scout takes first flight on USS Jason Dunham

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The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman successfully flew the MQ-8C Fire Scout system for the first time off the guided-missile destroyer, USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), Dec. 16, off the Virginia coast.

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Army researchers gather to discuss aviation initiatives

Posted January 16, 2015 by T'Jae Ellis

Army researchers and engineers are gathering at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, Jan. 14-16, to discuss research initiatives and focus on closing technology gaps on futuristic aviation-sustainment concepts that could forever change Army aviation – from air-vehicle design to usage and maintenance and real-time mission planning. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, has partnered with the…

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Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER™ program begins ground tests

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Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced Feb. 4 the start of bladed ground testing, a major milestone, for the S-97 Raider™ program.

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Raytheon awarded U.S. Air Force aircraft integration, life cycle technical support contract

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Raytheon has been awarded a $35 million sole-source contract by the U.S. Air Force to provide aircraft integration and life-cycle technical support on an advanced bomb carriage and release system for aircraft. The advanced system will allow both the Air Force and U.S. Navy to perform more missions utilizing less aircraft. “JMM BRU end users…

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Navy issues Lockheed Martin contract mod to construct two Littoral Combat Ships

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The U.S. Navy has issued a Lockheed Martin-led industry team a $715 million contract modification to add funding for construction of two Littoral Combat Ships – the third and fourth in a 10-ship contract awarded in December 2010. The contract modification is for construction of Little Rock and Sioux City. Construction on the first and…

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Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental receives FAA approval for 330-minute ETOPS

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Boeing has received 330-minute Extended Operations approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration for the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental. It is the first time a four-engine airplane has received this type of design approval. With this approval, required for four-engine passenger airplanes built after Feb. 2015 to fly beyond 180 minutes from an en-route alternate airport,…

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