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FAA proposes fining Boeing $13.5 million

Posted July 16, 2012 by by Joan Lowy and Joshua Freed

The Federal Aviation Administration July 13 proposed fining Boeing $13.5 million for failing to meet a deadline to provide airlines with instructions on how to prevent fuel tank explosions like the one that destroyed TWA Flight 800 off the coast of Long Island, N.Y., 16 years ago, killing all 230 people on board. The fine…

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U.S. military weighs cuts, shifts in drone programs

Posted February 15, 2013 by Lolita C. Baldor

The Pentagon for the first time is considering scaling back the massive buildup of drones it has overseen in the past few years, both to save money and to adapt to changing security threats and an increased focus on Asia as the Afghanistan war winds down. Air Force leaders are saying the military may already…

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Pilot killed in California jet crash identified

Posted May 21, 2012 by

Officials have identified the pilot of a military-contracted jet who was killed May 18 when his aircraft crashed into a Southern California farm field as he completed a training exercise. Fifty-seven-year-old Thomas Bennett, of Camarillo, Calif., died on impact when the privately owned Hawker Hunter jet trainer went down near Naval Base Ventura County, according…

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News Briefs – August 21, 2012

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USS Constitution sets sail again in Boston Harbor   The 215-year-old USS Constitution has sailed for the first time since 1997, taking a 17-minute cruise across Boston Harbor. The short trip Aug. 19 was to commemorate the Navy ship’s victory over a British warship of a similar size in a fierce battle during the War…

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California National Guard battles wildfires

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Nearly a dozen aircraft and crews from the California Air and Army National Guard are battling wildfires across Northern California.

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News Briefs March 29, 2012

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Debris blamed for deadly Marine chopper crash An internal investigation says a deadly Marine helicopter crash in Southern California last year was likely caused by debris that hit the tail rotor, along with a design flaw and pilot error. U-T San Diego obtained documents on the investigation into the July crash at Camp Pendleton that…

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U.S. watchdog questions spending for Afghan army

Posted September 11, 2012 by by Pauline Jelinek

The watchdog for U.S. spending in Afghanistan says lax accountability in a $1.1 billion program supplying fuel to the Afghan National Army needs “immediate attention” before control of the program is turned over to the Kabul government in less than four months. There’s no proof the fuel is actually being used by Afghan security forces…

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Dryden’s chief pilot flies first C-17 to Air Force Museum

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The U.S. Air Force’s first C-17 Globemaster III, known as the T-1 aircraft will soon become part of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Dayton, Ohio. NASA Research Test Pilot Frank Batteas, associate director for Flight Operations at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, was one of three…

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Security officers’ union approves new labor agreement At Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth plant

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Members of the Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America union, including about 70 security officers at the...

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House votes to rename flight center for Armstrong

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The House has approved a bill to rename a NASA flight center in California for the late astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. The measure, which passed on a 394-0 vote, would rename the Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., as the Neil A. Armstrong Flight…

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