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Boeing CH-147F Chinook for Canada successfully completes first flight

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The new Boeing CH-147F Medium-to-Heavy-Lift Helicopter for Canada is progressing ahead of schedule after making its first flight June 24.

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Bristow Group announces long term contracts for 20 large helicopters

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Bristow Group Inc., a leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, announced July 11 that it has secured several major new multi-year contracts for the provision of a total of 20 large aircraft that are expected to generate in excess of $2 billion in revenue.   In Europe, Bristow has been particularly…

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Boeing stands up Australian Super Hornet sustainment capability

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Boeing announced July 11 that its Australian Super Hornet Intermediate Level Maintenance facility at Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley in Queensland is fully operational. The first-of-type ILM facility provides local engineering and supply chain support to meet the operational flying demands of the RAAF’s 24 F/A-18F fighter jets. A total of nine sustainment workshops…

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Royal Saudi Air Force selects Goodrich DB-110 Airborne Reconnaissance Systems

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Goodrich Corporation has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide its advanced DB-110 airborne reconnaissance system for the Royal Saudi Air Force F-15S Modernization Program. The Foreign Military Sale contract calls for Goodrich to provide 10 dual-band reconnaissance pods from its Westford, Mass., facility and five fixed, transportable and mobile ground exploitation…

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Goodrich signs agreement with SYPAQ to represent DB-110 Surveillance System in Australia

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Goodrich Corporation’s ISR Systems team in Westford, Mass., has signed an agreement with SYPAQ Systems Pty. Ltd., based in Melbourne, Australia, to represent and provide program management for the Goodrich DB-110 reconnaissance system. This agreement allows Goodrich to offer direct local representation in Australia and New Zealand. This is the second agreement for Goodrich and…

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Britain’s prime minister welcomed on board Malaysia Airlines A380

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The A380 was the star of the opening day of the Farnborough International Airshow July 9, with a special visit from the United Kingdom's Prime Minister David Cameron.

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Arkia Israel Airlines signs for four A321neo aircraft

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Arkia Israeli Airlines, the second biggest Israeli airline, signed a purchase agreement July 9 for four A321neos at the Farnborough International Airshow. This order makes the airline a new Airbus customer and the first airline in Israel to order the A320 neo Family. Engine selection will be announced at a later date The aircraft will…

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services expands in-country Black Hawk maintenance team for Colombian Army

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced July 10 the expansion of an existing contract that doubles the size of the in-country maintenance support team for the Colombian Army UH-60 Black Hawk fleet. The Colombian Army Aviation – part of the Army’s Combined Arms Team – has acquired Scheduled and Unscheduled Maintenance Services for its fleet of UH-60…

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Pratt & Whitney delivers first engines for Boeing C-17s to India

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Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has delivered the first four F117 engines for the Indian Air Force to power its fleet of Boeing C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft. India’s Ministry of Defence signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance with the U.S. government in 2011 to acquire 10 C-17s. India will…

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Airbus offers longer-range A330 with increased payload

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Airbus has decided to offer a further enhanced version of the popular A330 airliner by increasing the maximum takeoff weight capability to 240 metric tonnes.

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