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Boeing, Air New Zealand finalize order for two 787-9 Dreamliners

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Boeing and Air New Zealand have finalized an order for two additional 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $514 million at current list prices. The order, booked in 2014, comes six months after Air New Zealand celebrated the first 787-9 delivery in July. “The entry into service program has gone very smoothly and we’ve been incredibly pleased…

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Boeing, Royal Air Maroc celebrate arrival of airline’s first 787 Dreamliner

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Boeing and Royal Air Maroc this weekend celebrated the arrival into Morocco of its first 787 Dreamliner. The airline will be the first carrier in the Mediterranean region to operate the 787. The airplane, delivered to the airline Dec. 31, 2014 from Boeing’s Everett, Wash. Delivery Center, flew a 4,788 nautical mile nonstop flight to…

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Northrop Grumman appoints VP of Global Supply Chain

Posted January 5, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman has announced the appointment of Kevin Mitchell as vice president of global supply chain in its Aerospace Systems sector, effective immediately, replacing Lisa Kohl, who has announced her retirement from the company.

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Boeing delivers Etihad Airways’ first 787-9 Dreamliner

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  Boeing delivered Etihad Airways’ first 787-9 Dreamliner sporting the airline’s new “Facets of Abu Dhabi” livery which was revealed at a ceremony earlier this year. The colors are reminiscent of the desert landscape, inspired by the culture, Islamic design and architecture motifs of the United Arab Emirates. The airplane is the first of the…

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Boeing delivers four 737s to Dragon Aviation Leasing

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Boeing and Dragon Aviation Leasing celebrated the deliveries of four Next-Generation 737-800s last month. These deliveries represent the first four of 10 additional Next-Generation 737-800s Dragon Aviation Leasing currently has on order. The order, which is valued at $933 million at current list prices, was previously posted to Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website as an…

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Ball Aerospace employees named associate fellows by AIAA

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Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. employees John Troeltzsch and Christopher Zeller have been selected as associate fellows of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Troeltzsch and Zeller were inducted with other new associate fellows from around the world at the 53rd AIAA sciences meeting Jan. 5, 2015. According to the AIAA, associate fellows are…

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Elbit Systems U.S. subsidiary to upgrade C-1A Aircraft for Brazilian Navy

Posted December 29, 2014 by

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced Dec. 23 that its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC, received a directed subcontract from the Brazilian Navy for the upgrade of four Grumman C-1A aircraft. The prime contract is held by Marsh Aviation Company of Mesa, Ariz. The subcontract, valued at $106 million, will be performed by Elbit…

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General Dynamics awarded $100 million for Abrams Tank production

Posted December 29, 2014 by

General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a $99.7 million follow-on contract for the procurement and production of Saudi M1A2 Abrams tanks for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This modification is part of an existing contract to upgrade the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s fleet of tanks. The Foreign Military Sales contract was awarded by the…

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Raytheon awarded $491 million contract for AMRAAM

Posted December 29, 2014 by

Raytheon is being awarded a fixed-price contract $491,478,068 for the Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile. The contract is for the production of the AMRAAM® missile and other AMRAAM system items, including the captive air training missile, common munitions bit/reprogramming equipment and non-developmental item airborne instrumentation unit. The contract includes foreign military sales to…

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First U.S. Army missile-fighting radar blimp airborne on East Coast

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For the first time, the U.S. Army lofted a blimp equipped with a new cruise-missile and drone-fighting radar system high above rural Maryland. The system, made by Raytheon) and known as JLENS, consists of two helium-filled aerostats, or tethered blimps, that float 10,000 feet above the ground and carry powerful radars. “JLENS is strategically emplaced…

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