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Boeing, ANA celebrate first 787 biofuel flight

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Boeing and All Nippon Airways made aviation history April 17 as a 787 Dreamliner flew for the first time powered in part by sustainable biofuels. “The 787 is the most environmentally progressive jetliner flying today, combining fuel efficiency and comfort with reduced carbon emissions,” said Billy Glover…

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France tests its ship defense with U.S. Navy’s Supersonic Sea Skimming Target

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As part of a foreign military sales case, the U.S. Navy worked together with French military to execute France’s first aerial-target live-fire event using a GQM-163A Coyote Supersonic Sea Skimming Target, or missile, April 4. France’s military…

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News Briefs April 17, 2012

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Officials investigate shooting at Arizona military base Authorities are investigating a late-night shooting at Luke Air Force Base on the western edge of metropolitan Phoenix, Ariz. A person involved in the shooting attempted to flee from the scene by ramming one of the base’s gates. Base spokesman Lt. Ryan DeCamp says the shooting occurred around…

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News Briefs April 13, 2012

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U.S. drone crashes on Seychelles runway A U.S. Embassy statement from Nairobi, Kenya, says an American military drone used to monitor piracy off the East African coast has crashed at an airport on the island nation of Seychelles. A U.S. statement said the unmanned, unarmed Air Force drone crashed April 4 near the Seychelles International…

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U.S. Air Force participates in Exercise Kiwi Flag

Posted April 13, 2012 by by Capt. Rebecca Heyse

Two C-17 Globemaster IIIs and 70 airmen from the U.S. Air Force participated in the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s Exercise Kiwi Flag from March 26 through April 4 at RNZAF Base Whenuapa, New Zealand. Exercise Kiwi Flag is a multilateral, tactical air mobility exercise that aims to improve…

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Boeing delivers 60th 777 passenger jetliner to Air France

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Boeing and Air France are celebrating the delivery of Air France’s 60th Boeing 777 passenger jetliner. The airplane, a 777-300ER (Extended Range) model, landed in Paris April 4. Air France’s newest 777-300ER seats 468 passengers in a three-class configuration. The brand-new cabin includes 14…

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Boeing 747-8 approved to serve 200 airports globally

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The Boeing 747-8 is approved for operations at 200 airports around the world – less than six months after entering service. To date, 63 airports around the world are supporting revenue flights from 14 in-service 747-8 Freighters operated by five carriers. The approval shows the newest member of the 747 family can operate safely within…

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First F-35 for The Netherlands rolls out of production facility

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The first F-35 Lightning II for The Netherlands rolled out of the F-35 production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, April 1. This is the latest step in the production process leading to its eventual assignment to Eglin AFB, Fla., later this summer. The…

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Boeing to open aerospace research, technology center in Brazil

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Boeing announced April 3 that it will establish Boeing Research & Technology-Brazil, a research and technology center in Sao Paulo that will work with the country’s leading researchers and scientists to develop aerospace technologies. Boeing Research & Technology-Brazil, which will open later this year, will serve as a hub for collaboration between Boeing and Brazilian…

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Boeing, TAAG announce order for three 777-300ERs

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Boeing and Angola flag carrier TAAG Linhas Aereas de Angola (Angola Airlines) April 2 finalized an order for three additional 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The order, valued at $895 million at list prices, also includes purchase rights for three additional 777-300ERs. “Boeing and TAAG share a strong partnership dating back more than 37 years. We…

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