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Cope South experts exchange knowledge, techniques

The flight line here at exercise Cope South 15 is usually a flurry of activity every morning, with maintainers firing up auxiliary power units and loadmasters finalizing their cargo plan.

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Boeing announces ANA’s commitment to more jetliners

Boeing and All Nippon Airways announced Jan. 30 the airline’s intent to purchase three 787-10 Dreamliners to add additional flexibility to the airline’s 787 fleet.

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Defense

Air Force risks becoming too small to succeed under sequestration

During testimony on Capitol Hill Jan. 28, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III stressed the negative impact sequestration will have on future Air Force capabilities, emphasizing further budget cuts will lead to low morale and declined readiness in the Air Force.

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USS Elrod is decommissioned

Placed into commission nearly 30 years ago, the guided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) was decommissioned Jan. 30 during a Naval Station Norfolk ceremony, led by Cmdr. Brad Stallings, commanding officer.

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Ball Aerospace integrates two of five instruments for JPSS-1

Two of the five instruments scheduled to fly on the nation's next polar-orbiting weather satellite, NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System -1, have been integrated to the spacecraft bus by prime contractor Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.


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Boeing, Royal Air Maroc celebrate arrival of airline’s first 787 Dreamliner

Posted  January 5, 2015

Boeing and Royal Air Maroc this weekend celebrated the arrival into Morocco of its first 787 Dreamliner. The airline will be the first carrier in the Mediterranean region to operate the 787. The airplane, delivered to the airline Dec. 31, 2014 from Boeing’s Everett, Wash. Delivery Center, flew a 4,788 nautical mile nonstop flight to…

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Northrop Grumman appoints VP of Global Supply Chain

Posted  January 5, 2015

Northrop Grumman has announced the appointment of Kevin Mitchell as vice president of global supply chain in its Aerospace Systems sector, effective immediately, replacing Lisa Kohl, who has announced her retirement from the company.

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Boeing delivers Etihad Airways’ first 787-9 Dreamliner

Posted  January 5, 2015

  Boeing delivered Etihad Airways’ first 787-9 Dreamliner sporting the airline’s new “Facets of Abu Dhabi” livery which was revealed at a ceremony earlier this year. The colors are reminiscent of the desert landscape, inspired by the culture, Islamic design and architecture motifs of the United Arab Emirates. The airplane is the first of the…

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Army sensors research enables future capabilities

Posted  January 5, 2015

Army illustration Army researchers are working on flexible plastic sensors that could be attached to individuals, gear or vehicles. With this technology, Soldiers will gather information on the chemical-biological environment, troop movements and signal intelligence. Army scientists and engineers are advancing sensors research in hopes of giving future Soldiers enhanced situational awareness. Sensor technology has…

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Air combat exercise Iron Hand 15-2 enhances interoperability in Europe

Posted  January 5, 2015

Pilots from all U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa's fighter airframes came together at Spangdahlem Air Base Germany, in December to participate in a five-day training exercise called Iron Hand 15-2.

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Boeing delivers four 737s to Dragon Aviation Leasing

Posted  January 5, 2015

Boeing and Dragon Aviation Leasing celebrated the deliveries of four Next-Generation 737-800s last month. These deliveries represent the first four of 10 additional Next-Generation 737-800s Dragon Aviation Leasing currently has on order. The order, which is valued at $933 million at current list prices, was previously posted to Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website as an…

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U.S. military begins training Iraqi forces to take on ISIL

Posted  January 5, 2015

The United States has begun training Iraqi army recruits, a central part of the strategy by the U.S.-led coalition that is working with the Iraqi government to retake territory and ultimately defeat Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in the country. Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters Jan. 5 that six…

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NASA’s Chandra detects record-breaking outburst from Milky Way’s black hole

Posted  January 5, 2015

NASA/CXC/Stanford/I. Zhuravleva et al. Chandra observations of the Perseus and Virgo galaxy clusters suggest turbulence may be preventing hot gas there from cooling, addressing a long-standing question of galaxy clusters do not form large numbers of stars. Astronomers have observed the largest X-ray flare ever detected from the supermassive black hole at the center of…

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Student scientists persevere, ready to launch experiments to space station

Posted  January 5, 2015

Students will look to the skies this week when SpaceX’s fifth commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station lifts off at 6:18 a.m., EST, Jan. 6, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft will carry scientific research conceived and designed by students who are learning first-hand what it takes to…

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Ball Aerospace employees named associate fellows by AIAA

Posted  January 5, 2015

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. employees John Troeltzsch and Christopher Zeller have been selected as associate fellows of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Troeltzsch and Zeller were inducted with other new associate fellows from around the world at the 53rd AIAA sciences meeting Jan. 5, 2015. According to the AIAA, associate fellows are…

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