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Scaled Composites marks 10th anniversary of milestone flight

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A decade after winning the Ansari XPRIZE with one of the most innovative vehicles ever flown, the employees of Scaled Composites, a Northrop subsidiary, continue to push the boundaries of aviation and the emerging commercial space industry.

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Northrop Grumman to supply new attitude, heading reference system for Airbus helicopters

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Northrop Grumman has been selected by Airbus Helicopters to certify and deliver its new LCR-350 Attitude and Heading Reference System for several helicopter platforms. Developed by Northrop Grumman’s subsidiary in Germany, Northrop Grumman LITEF, the LCR-350 AHRS can be used in civil and military applications on rotary- and fixed-wing platforms, providing critical flight control data…

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Aegis combat system goes two-for-two in latest flight tests

Posted November 10, 2014 by

USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG-53), The Lockheed Martin, U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency team’s Aegis Combat System successfully completed two flight tests in three weeks. This is the first time the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system employed the Baseline 9 configuration to detect, track and engage targets. With each flight test, the Aegis…

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Boeing delivers first direct purchase 737-700 to Ruili Airlines

Posted November 26, 2014 by

Boeing and Ruili Airlines Nov. 25 celebrated the arrival of the airline's first direct purchase Next-Generation 737-700. Ruili is a newly established private airline based at Changshui International Airport in Kunming, the capital city of China's Yunnan province.

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Air Force approves full rate production for JASSM-ER

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The U.S. Air Force has approved full rate production for Lockheed Martin’s Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile – Extended Range. JASSM-ER successfully completed U.S. Air Force Initial Operational Test and Evaluation flight testing in 2013. During IOT&E, the program had a 95 percent success rate, scoring 20 successes in 21 flights. Lots 11 and 12 of the…

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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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BAE providing engineering, integration support for Navy’s most advanced weapon system

Posted January 19, 2015 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a five-year contract to provide critical system engineering, integration, and testing expertise for the Aegis Combat System on board surface ships. The initial award is valued at $23 million with the total value of the five-year contract estimated at $120 million. “Our Aegis system engineering experts have been…

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Boeing announces additional work for S.C. propulsion plant

Posted February 13, 2015 by Bruce Smith

Even as Boeing opened a large new propulsion plant in South Carolina Feb. 11, the aeronautics giant announced the facility has already been assigned additional work. When Boeing broke ground on the 225,000-square-foot plant 15 months ago, it said it would manufacture jet engine air inlets for the 737 MAX, a new generation of Boeing’s…

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Sikorsky S-97 RAIDERô team begins final assembly of second aircraft

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Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., announced March 4 the start of final assembly of the second S-97 RAIDERô helicopter at the company’s Development Flight Center. Along with a team of industry suppliers, Sikorsky is developing two RAIDERô prototypes to demonstrate the revolutionary new capabilities in improved maneuverability and flight speed. The…

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AAR earns Boeing Gold Performance Excellence Awards

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AAR has earned Boeing Gold Performance Excellence Awards at two AAR operating units. AAR is distinguished by receiving awards at more than one facility supporting Boeing. Boeing issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. AAR maintained Gold composite performance ratings for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct….

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