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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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Boeing P-8I begins flight test program

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Boeing’s first P-8I aircraft for the Indian Navy began its official flight test program July 7, taking off from Boeing Field in Seattle at 9:15 a.m. and landing three hours and 49 minutes later after demonstrating flying qualities and handling characteristics.

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Raytheon already meets 80 percent of US Air Force requirements for alternate satellite terminal program

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Raytheon, which is competing for an alternate U.S. Air Force satellite terminal program, currently produces three Advanced Extremely High Frequency military terminals that already meet 80 percent of the Air Force’s requirements. Raytheon submitted a proposal to the Air Force in June for the Family of Advanced Beyond Line of Sight Terminals (FAB-T) alternate program,…

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METEOR integration work progresses on Typhoon

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Integration of the BAE Systems’ METEOR Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile with the Eurofighter Typhoon progresses as the cockpit design is trialed by pilots at BAE Systems.

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Goodrich signs agreement with SYPAQ to represent DB-110 Surveillance System in Australia

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Goodrich Corporation’s ISR Systems team in Westford, Mass., has signed an agreement with SYPAQ Systems Pty. Ltd., based in Melbourne, Australia, to represent and provide program management for the Goodrich DB-110 reconnaissance system. This agreement allows Goodrich to offer direct local representation in Australia and New Zealand. This is the second agreement for Goodrich and…

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