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Boeing announces historic 737 order from United Airlines

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Boeing announced July 12 an order by United Continental Holdings, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, United Air Lines, Inc., for 150 737 airplanes, including 100 of the new 737 MAX 9. United, the world’s largest airline by traffic, is the latest carrier to choose the newest member of the 737 family, which today eclipsed…

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Raytheon’s ATFLIR surpasses 1 million flight hours on US Navy Super Hornet

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Raytheon’s Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared pod, which delivers superior electro-optical/infrared imagery and target detection range for air-to-air and air-to-ground mission support, has achieved more than 1 million hours of operational flight on the U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet. “This achievement is a testament to the unmatched accuracy and performance of ATFLIR,” said Mark Sims,…

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Boeing CH-147F Chinook for Canada successfully completes first flight

Posted July 11, 2012 by

The new Boeing CH-147F Medium-to-Heavy-Lift Helicopter for Canada is progressing ahead of schedule after making its first flight June 24.

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Bristow Group announces long term contracts for 20 large helicopters

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Bristow Group Inc., a leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, announced July 11 that it has secured several major new multi-year contracts for the provision of a total of 20 large aircraft that are expected to generate in excess of $2 billion in revenue.   In Europe, Bristow has been particularly…

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Boeing stands up Australian Super Hornet sustainment capability

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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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Virgin Galactic reveals privately funded satellite launcher, confirms SpaceShipTwo poised for powered flight

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July 11 during the Farnborough International Air Show 2012, Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline, announced “LauncherOne,” a new air-launched rocket specifically designed to deliver small satellites into orbit. With substantial funding already raised from Virgin Galactic’s partner aabar Investments PJS, and with commercial flights of this new orbital launch vehicle expected to begin…

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Raytheon to pursue U.S. Air Force deployable air traffic radar program

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Raytheon, with a 60-year legacy in air traffic management, plans to compete for the U.S. Air Force’s Deployable Radar Approach Control program.

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Tactical Air Defense Services receives first revenue from Super Tucano aircraft

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Tactical Air Defense Services, Inc. has received its first revenue from the Embraer 314 Super Tucano aircraft in which it has an interest through a Services Agreement with Tactical Air Support, Inc. Tactical Air Defense Services is an Aerospace/Defense Services contractor that offers tactical aviation services, aircraft maintenance, and other Aerospace/Defense services to the United…

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Boeing, TUI Travel PLC sign long-term flight training agreement

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Boeing and the Europe-based TUI Travel PLC have signed a five-year agreement to provide 787 Dreamliner flight, maintenance and cabin safety training.

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Royal Saudi Air Force selects Goodrich DB-110 Airborne Reconnaissance Systems

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Goodrich Corporation has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide its advanced DB-110 airborne reconnaissance system for the Royal Saudi Air Force F-15S Modernization Program. The Foreign Military Sale contract calls for Goodrich to provide 10 dual-band reconnaissance pods from its Westford, Mass., facility and five fixed, transportable and mobile ground exploitation…

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