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Upgraded P-3 Orion delivered ahead of schedule

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Lockheed Martin photograph by John Rossino Lockheed Martin delivered a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) P-3 Orion aircraft 34 days ahead of schedule Sept. 23 from its facilities in Greenville, S.C. This is the 10th of 14 aircraft in the program to receive Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) modifications and phased depot maintenance. The aircraft received…

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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

Posted November 21, 2014 by

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

Posted December 10, 2014 by

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

Posted December 24, 2014 by

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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Boeing, Korean Air announce order for five 777 Freighters

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Boeing and Korean Air Feb. 12 finalized an order for five 777 Freighters. The order, valued at more than $1.5 billion at current list prices, will add further efficiency and reliability to Korean Air’s all-Boeing freighter fleet. As one of the world’s largest cargo airlines, Korean Air currently operates an all-Boeing freighter fleet of 26…

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Greenert: Sequestration threatens readiness, modernization

Posted March 6, 2015 by Amaani Lyle

As the Navy faces a projected shortfall of about $25 billion below the president’s fiscal year 2016 budget request, sequestration and the continuing funding resolution have degraded the service’s readiness and capabilities, the chief of naval operations told Congress March 4. In testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee, Navy Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert…

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Boeing celebrates delivery of Japan Airlines’ first two 787 Dreamliners

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Boeing and Japan Airlines celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first two 787 Dreamliners March 26. JAL is the first airline to take delivery of a 787 powered by fuel-efficient General Electric GEnx engines. “Today is an important moment in our 60-year…

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