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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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Boeing, Mubadala sign new agreement expanding UAE aerospace manufacturing

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Boeing and Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala) announced Nov. 18 a new strategic agreement that will increase the long-term role of Mubadala as a Tier 1 supplier to Boeing. Through their agreement, signed at the 2013 Dubai Airshow, Mubadala has the opportunity to supply as much as $2.5 billion in advanced composites and machined metals to…

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Northrop Grumman’s IBCS completes successful air, missile defense demonstration

Posted November 27, 2013 by

Army photograph Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System engagement operations centers and fire control network relays participate in a major U.S. Army demonstration to highlight a warfighter-focused, any sensor-any shooter net-centric capability. The U.S. Army and Northrop Grumman have successfully demonstrated a war fighter-focused, net-centric battle command system for integrated air and missile…

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Another C-130J Super Hercules rolls to The Rock

Posted December 13, 2013 by Damien A. Guarnieri

The 61st Airlift Squadron at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., received another C-130J Super Hercules that was ferried from the Lockheed Martin plant in Marietta, Ga., by a U.S. Air Force crew, Dec. 12, 2013. The 61st, which has operated C-130s since 1956, is part of Air Mobility Command’s 19th Airlift Wing.

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Boeing, Cathay Pacific Airways announce order for additional wide-body airplanes

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Boeing and Cathay Pacific Airways announced that Cathay Pacific has ordered an additional 747-8 Freighter and three 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The order, valued at about $1 billion at current list prices, will bolster Cathay Pacific’s 747-8 Freighter fleet and 777-300ER fleet to 14 and 53, respectively. “We are very pleased to confirm this latest aircraft…

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Boeing finds significant potential in “green diesel” as a sustainable jet fuel

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Boeing has identified “green diesel,” a renewable fuel used in ground transportation, as a significant new source of sustainable aviation biofuel that emits at least 50 percent less carbon dioxide than fossil fuel over its lifecycle. The company is working with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and other stakeholders to gain approval for aircraft to…

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Lockheed Martin receives $31 million U.S. Air Force contract for paveway II Plus laser guided bomb kits

Posted January 29, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin has received a $31.1 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for follow-on production of paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb kits. The contract represents the majority share award of the available fiscal year 2013 funding. Production deliveries under this contract will include computer control groups and air foil groups for GBU-10 and…

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Second Northrop Grumman-built MQ-8C Fire Scout completes first flight

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Northrop Grumman photograph by Alan Radecki A second MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter flew for the first time at Naval Base Ventura County, Pt. Mugu, Calif., on Feb. 12. Current flight tests are focused on validating the flight capabilities of the system before ship-based flights take place this summer. Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy…

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Boeing, China Southern Airlines celebrate first 777-300ER delivery

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Boeing Feb. 25 delivered the first 777-300ER (Extended Range) to China Southern Airlines, Asia's largest airline in fleet size and number of passengers carried.

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Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence recognized by City of Palmdale

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The City of Palmdale, Calif., has recognized Northrop Grumman’s commitment to the Antelope Valley with a commendation for the company’s designation of its Palmdale site as one of two Aircraft Integration centers of excellence in the country. This month marks the anniversary of the site being named an Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence. Northrop Grumman’s…

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