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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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Sparks of Life

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Lockheed Martin-led team lays keel on nation’s 13th Littoral Combat Ship The Lockheed Martin-led industry team officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy’s thirteenth Littoral Combat Ship, the future USS Wichita, in a ceremony held at Marinette Marine Corporation in Marinette, Wisc., Feb. 9. Ship sponsor Mrs. Kate Staples Lehrer completed the time-honored tradition…

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Life-saving VOSS sensor system achieves U.S. Army program of record

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The U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin recently marked achievement of Milestone C on the U.S. Army Vehicle Optics Sensor System program the final milestone required to transition the quick reaction capability to a program of record. Milestone C certifies VOSS as the standard sensor package on mine resistant ambush-protected vehicles, and enables VOSS to become…

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Boeing centralizes defense, space development efforts to improve performance

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Boeing is consolidating management of key defense and space development programs into a new organization to enhance its performance on the pre-production development activities that significantly influence its ability to provide customers with the right capabilities at the right time and cost. “This BDS Development organization is the next step in breaking the cost curve…

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

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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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Boeing opens propulsion systems facility in South Carolina

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Boeing Feb. 11 celebrated the opening of its new propulsion engineering and assembly facility in North Charleston, S.C. The team of engineers, manufacturing and support personnel at Propulsion South Carolina are responsible for the design and assembly of the 737 MAX engine nacelle inlet, the design of the 737 MAX engine nacelle fan cowl and…

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Army awards Lockheed Martin sustainment contract for Apache targeting/NVD

Posted February 9, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin received an $82 million Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract in December from the U.S. Army for AH-64 Apache helicopter Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system sustainment. The firm, fixed-price contract is the foundation for a comprehensive sustainment solution that enables M-TADS/PNVS mission readiness, reduces operation and support costs, and…

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Boeing, LATAM Airlines Group celebrate delivery of airline’s First 787-9 Dreamliner

Posted February 6, 2015 by

Boeing and LATAM Airlines Group celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner. LATAM Airlines Group is leasing the new airplane from Amsterdam-based lessor AerCap. LATAM Airlines Group will become Latin America’s first operator of both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants of the Dreamliner family when the airline group launches 787-9 services on South…

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Boeing, DLA exercise $223 million combat logistics support agreement

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Boeing and the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency signed the second phase of a performance-based contract that reduces combat logistics support costs while enhancing war fighter readiness. Under terms of the contract Boeing will provide support for 11 different aircraft including the F/A-18 Super Hornet; AH-64 Apache; AV-8B Harrier; B-52 Stratofortress; C-17 Globemaster III and associated…

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Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER™ program begins ground tests

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Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced Feb. 4 the start of bladed ground testing, a major milestone, for the S-97 Raider™ program.

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