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NASA airborne campaigns tackle climate questions from Africa to Arctic

Five new NASA airborne field campaigns will take to the skies starting in 2015 to investigate how long-range air pollution, warming ocean waters, and fires in Africa affect our climate.

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16T Pitch Boom reactivated to support wind tunnel tests

The reactivation of the 16T Pitch Boom mechanism at the 16 foot transonic wind tunnel (16T) is providing an alternate model system for new Arnold Engineering Development Complex test customers.

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Scientists turn handheld JCAD into a dual-use chemical, explosives detector

Scientists at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., proved it is possible to teach an old dog new tricks by adding the ability to detect explosive materials to the Joint Chemical Agent Detector.

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Boeing delivers first direct purchase 737-700 to Ruili Airlines

Boeing and Ruili Airlines Nov. 25 celebrated the arrival of the airline's first direct purchase Next-Generation 737-700. Ruili is a newly established private airline based at Changshui International Airport in Kunming, the capital city of China's Yunnan province.

NASA photograph by Aubrey Gemignani Space

New crew arrives at space station to continue scientific research

Three new crew members representing the United States, Russia and Italy are at the International Space Station.


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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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