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F-16 test pilots hit the ‘road’ to help train USAFE pilots

Two F-16 test pilots from the 416th Flight Test Squadron recently returned from a "roadshow" to Europe where they provided High Angle of Attack academics to U.S. Air Forces in Europe pilots.

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Its reign in the fleet over, naval Sea King helicopter now rests at Pax Museum

Navy photograph At more than 54 feet in length with a 62-foot rotor diameter, the mighty SH-3A Sea King helicopter sits in its final spot at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Designed as an anti-submarine warfare helicopter, the aircraft holds a number of aviation firsts, including the first twin-turbine helicopter and the first all-weather…

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New Boeing Avionics Facility to enhance ROKAF readiness, affordability

Boeing formally opened a new avionics maintenance and repair center in the Yeongcheon Industry District of Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone May 28.

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Air Force certifies SpaceX for national security space missions

Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and Air Force program executive officer for space, has announced the certification of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation's Falcon 9 Launch System for national security space missions.

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Boeing awarded first-ever commercial human spaceflight mission

NASA issued a task order as part of Boeing’s $4.2 billion Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract recently to include the company’s first-ever service flight to the International Space Station. The award marks the first time in human spaceflight history NASA has contracted with a commercial company for a human spaceflight mission. This occasion will go…


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Officials weigh resource priorities during sequester

Posted  June 17, 2013

In light of recent budget woes, Defense Department officials are weighing resource priorities and moving toward the decision phase for the fiscal year 2014 budget, a Pentagon official said at the National Defense Industrial Association National Logistics Forum June 14. During the strategic choices management review designed to plan a timeline over the next five…

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UTC Aerospace Systems partners with Embraer to showcase electric brake technology

Posted  June 17, 2013

UTC Aerospace Systems recently partnered with Embraer S.A. to successfully demonstrate the next generation of electric braking system technology. The demonstration was performed under Embraer’s “More Electric Aircraft” study assessing the benefits of the newest generation of electric braking technology that incorporates significant reductions in system weight and envelope. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit…

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Raytheon to maintain U.S. Air Force Global Hawk ground elements

Posted  June 17, 2013

Raytheon) has been awarded a subcontract to provide contractor logistics support to the ground station elements for the U.S. Air Force’s fleet of RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems. Raytheon continues to support the Global Hawk mission, building on its 99.8 percent ground station availability to support the war fighters. “As the original developer and…

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Astronics Corporation’s induction starter generator system chosen for Pilatus new PC-24

Posted  June 17, 2013

Astronics Corporation announced June 17 that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems Corp., will supply Pilatus Aircraft Ltd with the Induction Starter Generator System for their new PC-24 twin-jet. The innovative technology built into the Induction Starter Generator System from Astronics appealed to Pilatus during the design phase of their new aircraft. A key…

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AAR named outstanding component repair provider by NATO for second consecutive year

Posted  June 17, 2013

AAR has been named “Outstanding Source of Repair” by the NATO Support Agency and the International Aerospace Management Company, which manages maintenance work for NATO. This is the second consecutive year AAR has received this prestigious recognition. NSPA and IAMCO cited AAR’s Aircraft Component Services division in Amsterdam for its timely delivery, superior quality of…

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Astronics Corporation electronic power distribution system to be installed on new Pilatus PC-24 super versatile jet

Posted  June 17, 2013

Astronics Corporation announced June 17 that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems Corp., will be supplying Pilatus Aircraft Ltd with the Secondary Electronic Power Distribution System for their new PC-24 aircraft. Astronics is a leading provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace and defense industries. Astronics designs and builds modern distribution systems which…

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Boeing subcontractor Air France Industries begins major upgrade of French AWACS Fleet

Posted  June 17, 2013

Boeing subcontractor, Air France Industries, has begun upgrading the electrical, mechanical and structural systems and mission hardware of the first of four French E-3F Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft.

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UTC Aerospace Systems honored by Airbus

Posted  June 17, 2013

Airbus recently honored UTC Aerospace Systems for superior delivery and quality performance as part of the Airbus’ Supply Chain Quality Improvement Program. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. Three UTC Aerospace Systems units received recognition. The Interiors’ Lighting business received a “Gold Best Performer” Award for the second year in a…

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Spirit AeroSystems, Spintech Ventures partner on complex composite aircraft manufacturing

Posted  June 17, 2013

Spirit AeroSystems announced June 17 it has been working with Spintech Ventures, of Xenia, Ohio, to develop a new reconfigurable tooling technology for manufacturing complex composite aircraft structures. The solution uses re-formable, reusable mandrels to form complex, highly integrated composite structures, with features that are not possible with traditional tools. In 2005, Spirit AeroSystems began…

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Skymark Airlines intends to select the 737 MAX for fleet renewal program

Posted  June 17, 2013

Boeing and Tokyo-based Skymark Airlines announced June 17 the airline’s intent to select the Boeing 737 MAX as its next generation single aisle aircraft of choice, making it Japan’s first airline to do so. The announcement came on the first day of the 2013 Paris Air Show. Boeing will work closely with Skymark to finalize…

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