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Boeing, Air Europa announce order for 14 787-9 Dreamliners

Posted January 16, 2015 by

Boeing and Air Europa announced Jan. 15 an order for 14 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $3.6 billion at list prices, the largest ever Boeing widebody order from a Spanish carrier. The order was booked in December 2014 and was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website. Air Europa now…

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Bell Boeing training system readies Marine pilots for high-profile mission

Posted February 11, 2015 by

The V-22 team of Bell Helicopter and Boeing recently delivered two MV-22 Osprey flight training simulators to the HMX-1 Presidential Airlift Squadron, enabling Marine aviators to more efficiently train for their critical and highly-visible transport mission. With the simulators, which are installed at the squadron’s headquarters in Quantico, Va., aircrews can rehearse missions without having…

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First all-electric propulsion satellites send first on-orbit signals

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Two Boeing 702SP (small platform) satellites, the first all-electric propulsion satellites to launch, have sent initial signals from space, marking the first step toward ABS, based in Bermuda, and Eutelsat, based in Paris, being able to provide enhanced communication services to their customers. Whatís more, the satellites were launched as a conjoined stack on a…

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Boeing receives phased array antenna system contract from Yahsat

Posted March 27, 2012 by

Boeing has finalized a firm-fixed-price contract with Al Yah Satellite Company (Yahsat), the United Arab Emirates-based multipurpose satellite operator, to design and build active electronically steered phased array antenna systems for aircraft. The value of the contract is not being disclosed. The small, state-of-the-art Ka-band phased-array SATCOM antenna system allows customers to take advantage of…

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Upgraded P-3 Orion delivered ahead of schedule

Posted March 23, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin March 18 delivered a U.S. Customs and Border Protection P-3 Orion aircraft 37 days ahead of schedule. This is the 12th of 14 aircraft in the program to receive Mid-Life Upgrade modifications and phased depot maintenance. The MLU replaces the outer wings, center wing, horizontal stabilizer and horizontal stabilizer leading…

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General Dynamics awarded $25 million for submarine, carrier maintenance work

Posted April 4, 2012 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat two contracts worth $25.2 million to perform nuclear submarine and carrier maintenance and modernization work in Groton, Conn., and Bremerton, Wash. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the terms of the first contract, worth $15.4 million, Electric Boat will perform the…

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Gen 3 HEL completes beam quality evaluation

Posted April 8, 2015 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced April 8 that an independent measurement team contracted by the U.S. Government has completed beam quality and power measurements of GA-ASIís Gen 3 High Energy Laser System using the Joint Technology Office Government Diagnostic System. GAASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and…

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Northrop Grumman, Space Foundation to create Science Center at Space Foundation headquarters

Posted April 22, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman is donating $375,000 to create a science center and teaching lab at the Space Foundation’s Colorado Springs, Colo., world headquarters. To be known as the Northrop Grumman Science Center, the facility will include a Science on a Sphereâ„¢ laboratory and a teaching facility that will be used for science, technology, engineering and mathematics…

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Boeing names Space Launch System VP

Posted April 24, 2015 by

Boeing has named John Shannon to be vice president and program manager for the Space Launch System, which will provide NASA with heavy-lift capability to send people and cargo into deep space. Boeing is designing, developing, testing and manufacturing the core stages and avionics for SLS. Shannon succeeds Virginia “Ginger” Barnes, who is retiring. He…

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Hawker Beechcraft warns employees of 350 layoffs

Posted April 30, 2012 by by Roxana Hegeman

Aircraft maker Hawker Beechcraft gave 60-day layoff notices to about 350 workers at its plant in Wichita, Kansas, April 23, about a week after it reported a nearly $633 million net loss for 2011. The company, which manufacturers business and military aircraft, cited market conditions for the move in a letter sent to employees. The…

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