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Astronics to scquire Armstrong Aerospace

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Astronics Corporation, a leading provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace and defense industries, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Armstrong Aerospace for approximately $51 million. The agreement is expected to close in January 2015, subject to normal closing requirements. Armstrong Aerospace, located in Itasca, Illinois, is a…

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Fire Scout takes first flight on USS Jason Dunham

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The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman successfully flew the MQ-8C Fire Scout system for the first time off the guided-missile destroyer, USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), Dec. 16, off the Virginia coast.

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UTC Aerospace Systems recognized as Gold Supplier by DLA

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UTC Aerospace Systems has been recognized as a Gold Tier supplier for the Defense Logistics Agency as part of the Department of Defense’s Superior Supplier Incentive Program. The Gold Tier includes the DLA’s highest performing suppliers for 2013-2014 measured in areas such as cost, schedule, performance, quality and business relations. UTC Aerospace Systems is a…

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Titan accepts delivery of Africa’s first S-76D helo

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Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced Dec. 19 that Titan Helicopter Group has accepted delivery of the first S-76D™ helicopter that will operate in Africa.

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FAA certifies PurePower® engine for A320neo aircraft

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The PurePower Geared Turbofan™ engine for the Airbus A320neo family has successfully achieved Federal Aviation Administration type certification. The PW1100G-JM engine is the latest PurePower GTF engine model to be certified.  Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. “We are proud to achieve FAA certification for the PW1100G-JM engine for the A320neo…

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Lockheed Martin employees raise $140,797 to support 16 Palmdale-area nonprofits

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PALMDALE, Calif. – Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics Employees Reaching Out Club, an employee-run charity, delivered grants totaling $140,797 to Palmdale-area agencies primarily serving health, children, families, and housing needs in the community. The LM AERO Club raises funds through an annual employee charity campaign and a board of Palmdale-based employees work with local agencies to determine…

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Boeing, Kuwait Airways finalize order for 10 777-300ERs

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  Boeing and Kuwait Airways have finalized an order for 10 777-300ERs (Extended Range), valued at $3.3 billion at list prices. The order underlines the popularity of the 777-300ER as the preferred long-haul aircraft of many of the world’s leading airlines including those from the Middle East. The airline originally announced its intent to order…

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Boeing delivers Azerbaijan Airlines’ first 787 Dreamliner

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Boeing and Azerbaijan Airlines Dec. 23 announced the delivery of the airline's first 787 Dreamliner.

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Boeing, Malaysia Airlines celebrate 100th 737 delivery

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Boeing and Malaysia Airlines celebrated the carrier's 100th 737 direct delivery Dec. 19.

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QinetiQ North America wins two TALON contracts

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QinetiQ North America announced Dec. 18 that it has been awarded a U.S. Army contract to build, refurbish and modernize QNA’s TALON IV military robots used extensively in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq. Through the U.S. Army’s Contracting Command in Warren, Michigan, QNA was awarded in September the contract worth over $17.5 million for spare…

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