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Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey fleet tops 400,000 flight hours

Boeing and Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. announced Nov. 14 the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000 flight hour milestone.

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Northrop Grumman awarded major aircraft sustainment program by Australian Defence Force

Northrop Grumman was recently awarded a through life support contract for the Royal Australian Air Force C-27J Spartan Battlefield Airlifter fleet.

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F-35A Lightning II airframe completes third life testing in unique facility

A full scale durability test airframe of the F-35A aircraft has successfully completed its third life testing, equivalent to 24,000 hours of 'flying', in BAE Systems’ unique testing facility in Brough, East Yorkshire, England.

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In nation’s capital, ground officially broken for National WWI Memorial

Descendants of Soldiers and other veterans of World War I will soon be able to visit a national memorial in the nation's capital that commemorates the sacrifices of their great-grandfathers who fought in "the Great War."

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Palmdale hosts Veterans Day ceremony

A crowd of several hundred veterans and patriots turned out Nov. 11 for the Veterans Day ceremony at the AV Wall, at Marie Kerr Park in Palmdale. This year’s celebration commemorated the 35 anniversary of the dedication of the original Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.


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Business

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey fleet tops 400,000 flight hours

Posted  November 15, 2017

Boeing and Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. announced Nov. 14 the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000 flight hour milestone.

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Sikorsky S-92® helicopters certified to operate in Mexico

Posted  November 15, 2017

Sikorsky photograph Mexico’s Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) has approved the Offshore and Utility Type Certificate for the Sikorsky S-92(R) helicopter. Mexico’s Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics has approved the Offshore and Utility Type Certificate for the Sikorsky S-92® helicopter. The certificate enables the operation of S-92 helicopters in Mexico, in all production configurations…

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Flight tests help qualify nuclear bomb for U.S., NATO aircraft

Posted  November 15, 2017

The Air Force recently completed a series of initial tests to qualify a nuclear gravity bomb for multiple U.S. and NATO aircraft. The B61-12, the follow-on to the family of B61 nuclear gravity bombs, is a key component of the U.S. nuclear deterrence strategy. Employed by a variety of U.S. and NATO aircraft, the B61-12…

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Northrop Grumman awarded major aircraft sustainment program by Australian Defence Force

Posted  November 15, 2017

Northrop Grumman was recently awarded a through life support contract for the Royal Australian Air Force C-27J Spartan Battlefield Airlifter fleet.

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 15

Posted  November 15, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein deliver the State of the Air Force Address at the Pentagon, and Lt. Gen. Mark Nowland, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air Force Operations, testifies about Aviation readiness to the House…

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