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Boeing, BOC Aviation announce order for 82 airplanes

Boeing announced Aug. 25 an order by BOC Aviation for 50 737 MAX 8s, 30 Next-Generation 737-800s and two 777-300ERs (Extended Range).

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AEDC and AFRL collaborate to make advances in hypersonic technology

A highly successful integrated aerodynamic and aerothermal test and analysis of a twin scramjet-powered hypersonic cruise vehicle was completed in the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 facility in White Oak, Md.

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Boeing program completes critical design, safety reviews

Boeing photograph Boeing recently completed the Phase Two Spacecraft Safety Review of its Crew Space Transportation-100 spacecraft and the Critical Design Review of its integrated systems, meeting all of the companyís Commercial Crew Integrated Capability milestones on time and on budget. Boeing recently completed the Phase Two Spacecraft Safety Review of its Crew Space Transportation-100…

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Air Combat Command loans Global Hawk to GVCTF

The 412th Test Wing's Global Vigilance Combined Test Force received a Global Hawk Block 40 Aug. 6, on loan from Air Combat Command.

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C-130 Hercules still going strong at 60

Aug. 23 will mark the 60th anniversary of the C-130 Hercules’ first flight in 1954, from Burbank, Calif., to Edwards AFB.


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End of an era for Academy’s gliders

Posted  July 27, 2012

The TG-10C gliders that have been the Air Force Academy's sailplane of choice for basic and aerobatic training for the last decade ascended for its final flight in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 23.

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United Technologies closes Goodrich acquisition

Posted  July 27, 2012

United Technologies Corp. announced July 26 it has completed its acquisition of Goodrich Corporation, marking a major milestone for the company and strengthening its position in the commercial aerospace industry. Goodrich will be combined with Hamilton Sundstrand to create the new UTC Aerospace Systems business unit, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. The increased scale, financial strength…

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Winnefeld honors Korean War veterans’ service, sacrifice

Posted  July 27, 2012

The bond between the U.S. and South Korea was built on blood and sacrifice, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff noted as he observed the 59th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice at Arlington National Cemetery July 27. Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr. joined Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta during the…

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Air Force partners with schools, universities to promote STEM

Posted  July 27, 2012

Teachers from across the U.S. became students for a week during an Air Force-sponsored ASM International Materials Camp July 13 at Howard University, Washington, D.C.

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Revitalize Mojave Program praised by Kern County planner

Posted  July 27, 2012

Lorelei Oviatt, Kern County Planning and Community Development Commissioner, had high praise for the Mojave Home Town Pride REvitalize program that the chamber of commerce has organized. “You are so ahead of the game,” she said recently. Because of what has been accomplished, she is seeking $100,000 of funding from the Board of Supervisors to…

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Northrop Grumman’s Next Ggeneration Jammer successfully demonstrates integrated prime power generation system

Posted  July 27, 2012

Northrop Grumman achieved a major milestone by successfully completing the initial Technology Maturation phase for the U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Jammer program. A key event was an extensive series of in-flight demonstrations of its prototype pod and prime power generation (PPG) system. The company has also received a $20 million contract to further advance the…

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DOD approves plan to lift F-22 restrictions

Posted  July 26, 2012

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz said here July 24 the Air Force has data indicating the cause of the F-22 Raptor's hypoxia-related incidents stem from the quantity, not the quality, of oxygen available...

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Misawa F-16s resume flying

Posted  July 26, 2012

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan (AFNS) — The 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan, resumed flying operations July 26, 2012, following a five-day review of the wing’s F-16s. Col. Al Wimmer, 35th Fighter Wing and Misawa Air Base installation vice commander, ordered a temporary suspension to flying operations after a Misawa-based F-16 developed a problem…

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News Briefs – July 26, 2012

Posted  July 26, 2012

Congress eyes probe into Army program Congress is poised to launch an investigation into why Army leaders have resisted requests to provide battlefield units with a specific computer program that helps troops locate and clear roadside bombs. The software program, the Palantir System, is being used by some units in Afghanistan, but Army officials have…

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Aeroshell to protect Mars Science Laboratory on descent

Posted  July 26, 2012

After a journey of 245 days across 352 million miles, the moment of truth for the Mars Science Laboratory begins late in the evening of Aug. 5 when the spacecraft roars into the Martian atmosphere, traveling at...

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