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Sikorsky Aerospace Services, INAER Maintenance sign MOU for support of Spanish government rotary fleet

Posted July 9, 2012 by

Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced July 9 the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with INAER Maintenance SAU of Spain to explore aircraft maintenance and support opportunities for the Spanish Ministry of Defense. INAER engages in comprehensive fleet Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul services for commercial and military aircraft worldwide. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the aftermarket business…

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Pratt & Whitney delivers first engines for Boeing C-17s to India

Posted July 10, 2012 by

Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has delivered the first four F117 engines for the Indian Air Force to power its fleet of Boeing C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft. India’s Ministry of Defence signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance with the U.S. government in 2011 to acquire 10 C-17s. India will…

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Boeing stands up Australian Super Hornet sustainment capability

Posted July 11, 2012 by

Boeing announced July 11 that its Australian Super Hornet Intermediate Level Maintenance facility at Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley in Queensland is fully operational. The first-of-type ILM facility provides local engineering and supply chain support to meet the operational flying demands of the RAAF’s 24 F/A-18F fighter jets. A total of nine sustainment workshops…

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Northrop Grumman awarded $156 million for continuing BACN mission support

Posted July 23, 2012 by

The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman two contract modifications totaling $156 million to continue operating and maintaining the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node system in support of overseas contingency missions. Northrop Grumman was awarded a $106 million contract modification to extend the deployment and operation of BACN payloads installed in three E-11A Bombardier Global Express…

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Boeing delivers Nippon Cargo Airlines’ first 747-8 Freighter

Posted July 25, 2012 by

Boeing has delivered a 747-8 Freighter to Narita-based Nippon Cargo Airlines, marking the Japanese debut for the 747-8. The new airplane is NCA’s first 747-8 Freighter on order with Boeing.

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Boeing delivers Malaysia Airlines’ 75th 737

Posted August 7, 2012 by

Boeing and Malaysia Airlines celebrated the direct delivery of the airline's 75th 737 aircraft during an event at Boeing Field, Wash. The airplane, a Next-Generation 737-800, is scheduled to arrive in Kuala Lumpur...

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Lockheed Martin awarded $64 million JAGM contract for extended technology development

Posted August 20, 2012 by staff

Lockheed Martin received a $64 million contract from the U.S. Army to extend the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile Technology Development program. The 27-month extended Technology Development program will include design, test and demonstration phases for the JAGM guidance section. The JAGM guidance section includes the seeker, dome and housing. “Lockheed Martin’s JAGM guidance section draws upon…

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Oman accepts first Super Hercules

Posted September 5, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph by Damien Guarnieri

The first C-130J Super Hercules for the Sultanate of Oman was formally accepted at ceremonies, Aug. 30, at Lockheed Martin's Marietta, Ga., facility.

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BAE Systems, EADS confirm combination talks

Posted September 14, 2012 by by Cassandra Vinograd

U.K. defense contractor BAE Systems PLC and European aerospace company EADS NV announced Sept. 12 that they are in talks about combining their businesses. The deal would create a global aerospace and defense giant in a sector facing challenges and uncertainties amid cuts to government defense budgets in Europe and the United States. The merged…

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C-130 completes first flight with enhanced Rolls-Royce Engine

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Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, and the U.S. Air Force are conducting flight tests for an enhancement for the T56 turboprop engine, which powers the C-130H transport aircraft.

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