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Rocketdyne being sold – Boeing is rumored as buyer

Posted March 30, 2012 by

United Technologies Corp CEO Louis Chenevert confirmed March 15 that UTC is selling its Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne subsidiary. The sale reflects UTC’s assessment that future rocket engine procurements are slowing down, in response to defense spending and NASA refocusing. But perhaps more so because UTC needs to raise $16.5 billion to complete its purchase…

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Pratt & Whitney’s F119 engine achieves significant milestones

Posted September 28, 2012 by

Pratt & Whitney has delivered the 500th F119 engine, which powers the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, to the U.S. Air Force. This delivery is accompanied by another significant milestone for the F119 program – more than 20 years of simulated operational service through Accelerated Mission Tests, an achievement that further demonstrates the maturity and dependability…

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DRS Technologies awarded contract For Halvorsen aircraft loader/transporter overhaul program

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DRS Technologies, Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced Aug. 6 that it will provide logistics support to the U.S. Air Force’s Halvorsen 25K Aircraft Cargo Loaders around the globe. The Air Force awarded DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc. a ten-year IDIQ contract valued at more than $175 million for depot-level overhaul, program engineering support and parts management…

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Boeing, Xiamen Airlines celebrate airline’s first 787 Dreamliner Delivery

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Boeing and Xiamen Airlines Aug. 29 celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 787 Dreamliner. “We are excited to receive our first 787 Dreamliner which is also the first widebody airplane of our all-Boeing fleet,” said Che Shanglun, president and chairman of Xiamen Airlines. “With the innovative technology and exceptional efficiency, the 787 Dreamliner will…

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Boeing, Avolon finalize order for 787 Dreamliners, 737 MAXs

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Boeing and leasing company Avolon have finalized an order for six 787-9 Dreamliners and five additional 737 MAX 9s, valued at more than $2.1 billion at list prices. Avolon announced a commitment to purchase the airplanes during the 2014 Farnborough Airshow in July. This marks Avolon’s first order for the super-efficient 787 Dreamliner and will…

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Boeing delivers first new-build MH-47G special ops Chinook

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Boeing completed initial flight and delivery of the first, new-build MH-47G configured Chinook helicopter to the U.S.Army Special Operations Aviation Command Sept. 29, 2014 ñ a full month ahead of schedule. It is an honor to be trusted to design, produce and deliver this advanced capability for the Army Special Operations customer, said Steve Parker,…

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Lockheed Martin teams with Roketsan of Turkey on new standoff missile for F-35

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Roketsan and Lockheed Martin signed a teaming agreement Oct. 22 for collaboration on the SOM-J, a new generation air-to-surface Standoff Cruise Missile for the F-35 Lightning II. The SOM system is an autonomous, long-range, low-observable, all-weather, precision air-to-surface cruise missile. The SOM-J variant is tailored for internal carriage on the F-35 aircraft. The companies will…

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Boeing celebrates delivery of Japan Airlines’ first two 787 Dreamliners

Posted March 27, 2012 by

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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U.K.’s first F-35 makes inaugural flight

Posted April 16, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph by Tom Harvey

BK-1, the United Kingdom’s first Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II production aircraft, flew its inaugural flight April 13. Lockheed Martin test pilot Bill Gigliotti took the short takeoff/vertical landing jet through a series of functional flight checks during a sortie that lasted 45 minutes. The jet will…

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Boeing delivers P-8A training devices to NAS Jacksonville, Fla.

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Boeing delivered a second set of P-8A Poseidon training devices to the U.S. Navy March 29 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla. The devices consist of an Operational Flight Trainer, a Weapons Tactics Trainer and four Electronic Classrooms. “The P-8A Weapons Tactics Trainer is a new innovation for Boeing,” said Mark McGraw, Boeing vice president…

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