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Britain’s prime minister welcomed on board Malaysia Airlines A380

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The A380 was the star of the opening day of the Farnborough International Airshow July 9, with a special visit from the United Kingdom's Prime Minister David Cameron.

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Rolls-Royce launches Trent 1000-TEN with next generation technology for Boeing 787 Dreamliner family

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Rolls-Royce has unveiled the Trent 1000-TEN, an advanced version of its power plant incorporating proven next generation technology from the latest member of the Trent engine family, the Trent XWB. The Trent 1000-TEN (Thrust, Efficiency and New technology) will provide an improvement of up to 3 percent in specific fuel consumption compared with the Trent…

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Lockheed Martin airborne synthetic aperture radar approved for international export

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A Lockheed Martin airborne reconnaissance radar that provides high resolution, photographic-like imagery, even in inclement weather or darkness, is now available to customers worldwide. Lockheed Martin’s AN/APY-12, a dual mode, X-band synthetic aperture radar with moving target indication capability, has been cleared for export to certain countries, including Taiwan, Italy, Sweden and Korea. “Intelligence operations…

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Boeing 737 MAX to fly farther, deliver more revenue potential

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An artist’s rendering of the 737 MAX 7, 8 and 9. Boeing announced continued progress on the company’s newest development program, the 737 MAX, at the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow July 10.

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Arkia Israel Airlines signs for four A321neo aircraft

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Arkia Israeli Airlines, the second biggest Israeli airline, signed a purchase agreement July 9 for four A321neos at the Farnborough International Airshow. This order makes the airline a new Airbus customer and the first airline in Israel to order the A320 neo Family. Engine selection will be announced at a later date The aircraft will…

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Lockheed Martin delivers four F-35s to U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps

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With the delivery of four Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II aircraft since June 29, an important milestone was achieved as the Department of Defense now possesses more operational-coded F-35s than test aircraft. A total of nine F-35s have been delivered for the year, giving the DOD a total of 30 aircraft fleet-wide. Of these, 16…

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Boeing projects large, growing market for commercial aviation services

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Boeing forecasts a $2.4 trillion market for commercial aviation services as this large industry sector continues to grow…

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Airbus starts production of the A320neo Family

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The first ‘cutting of metal’ for the Airbus A320neo has taken place in Toulouse, France.

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services expands in-country Black Hawk maintenance team for Colombian Army

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced July 10 the expansion of an existing contract that doubles the size of the in-country maintenance support team for the Colombian Army UH-60 Black Hawk fleet. The Colombian Army Aviation – part of the Army’s Combined Arms Team – has acquired Scheduled and Unscheduled Maintenance Services for its fleet of UH-60…

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Raytheon awarded dismount detection radar for U.S. Air Force

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Raytheon has been awarded a contract to produce four radar pods with ground moving target indication and synthetic aperture radar technology for the U.S. Air Force. The radar will be mounted under the wings of MQ-9 Reaper aircraft. The dismount detection radar will deliver accurate information in adverse weather, day and night, for U.S. Air…

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