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Boeing delivers Ethiopian Airlines’ first 777-300ER

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Boeing has delivered a 777-300ER (Extended Range) jet to GE Capital Aviation Services for lease to Ethiopian Airlines. The 777-300ER is now the largest airplane in the Ethiopian flag-carrier’s fleet and will provide it with increased capacity and improved operating economics on key routes from its base in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. “The introduction…

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New Boeing B-52 upgrade to increase smart weapons capacity by half

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Boeing will continue to increase the B-52 bomberís effectiveness and versatility under a new U.S. Air Force contract that calls for the aircraftís smart weapons capacity to expand by 50 percent. Under the $24.6 million agreement, Boeing will develop a modification to existing weapon launchers so the aircraft can carry smart weapons in the bomb…

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Boeing partners with U.S. Air Force to reduce supply chain costs

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Boeing and the U.S. Air Force Sustainment Center have entered into an overarching public-private partnership that will streamline supply chain contracting, saving money and speeding up execution by as much as 10 months. The partnership ñ the first of its kind allows the three Air Force logistics complexes that are under the AFSC to immediately…

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Upgraded Orion delivered in nine months

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The Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Greenville team delivered a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) P-3 Orion aircraft in nine months - 94 days early - on Nov. 6.

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Northrop Grumman offers open architecture solutions for enhanced avionics capabilities

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WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman is applying a modular, open architecture approach throughout its product portfolio, allowing for rapid addition of new avionics capabilities for warfighters. As a founding principal member of The Open Group Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE ™) Consortium, Northrop Grumman was an early advocate of establishing open architecture standards to…

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Boeing celebrates Lion Group’s 100th Next-Generation 737

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Boeing and the Lion Group, Indonesia’s largest airline group, Nov. 4 commemorated the delivery of the carrier’s 100th Next-Generation 737 at a special event. “This is an amazing moment for the Lion Group,” said Lion Group President Director Rusdi Kirana. “We’ve grown from one airplane and today we’re taking our 100th Next-Generation 737. It’s an…

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Boeing delivers Air Europa’s 25th Next-Generation 737-800

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Boeing and Air Europa Nov. 5 celebrated the Spanish carrier’s 25th direct delivery of a Next-Generation 737-800. Air Europa showcased the latest addition to its fleet at a special event at its base on the Spanish island of Mallorca. “Today is a very important day for Air Europa, since the arrival of a new aircraft…

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Scaled Composites’ Mark Stucky earns 2013 Iven C. Kincheloe award from Society of Experimental Test Pilots

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. - Northrop Grumman Nov. 1 announced Scaled Composites Test Pilot Mark “Forger” Stucky has earned the Society of Experimental Test Pilots’ Iven C. Kincheloe Award for outstanding professional accomplishment in the conduct of flight testing. SETP presented the award to Stucky Sept. 28. The award, established in 1958, honors the memory of test…

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AeroVironment awarded $2.3 million DARPA concept definition contract

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AeroVironment has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agencyto provide its market-leading expertise in unmanned aircraft systems toward the development of a new category of this technology. AeroVironment will work as the prime contractor with DARPA on the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node Program to develop a medium-altitude, long-endurance UAS designed to operate from…

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Spirit AeroSystems, Progresstech announce intent to sell joint venture

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Spirit AeroSystems International Holdings, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Spirit AeroSystems, Inc., and the Progresstech Group of Companies of Moscow, Russian Federation, announced Oct. 31 that they intend to conclude their joint venture that began in 2007. Spirit intends to sell its 50 percent interest in Spirit-Progresstech, LLC to a member company of Progresstech. Spirit’s…

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