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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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Misawa F-16 pilot safely recovered

Posted  July 23, 2012

The pilot who ejected from a U.S. F-16 aircraft early July 22 was retrieved around 5:30 p.m., Japanese time, July 22 by a combined effort from Japanese and U.S. civilian and military assets. The pilot is in stable condition aboard a U.S. commercial vessel. The incident occurred approximately 11:30 a.m., JKT, as the F-16 Fighting…

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United Technologies to sell Rocketdyne unit to GenCorp Inc.

Posted  July 23, 2012

United Technologies Corp. announced July 23 it has reached agreement to sell its Rocketdyne unit, currently part of Pratt & Whitney, to GenCorp Inc. for $550 million. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2013. As previously announced, proceeds from the sale will be used to repay a portion of the…

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News Briefs – July 23, 2012

Posted  July 23, 2012

Two dead from Oman helicopter crash The U.S. Navy says the death toll from a helicopter crash last week in the Arabian peninsula nation of Oman is two. It says three other crewmembers aboard the downed MH-53E Sea Dragon survived Thursday’s crash. The Navy’s Bahrain-based 5th Fleet identified the deceased sailors late Julyi 21 as…

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Boeing F-15E radar modernization program begins second LRIP phase

Posted  July 23, 2012

Boeing said July 23 the U.S. Air Force has granted the F-15E Radar Modernization Program approval to begin Low Rate Initial Production 2 of 10 APG-82(V)1 Active Electronically Scanned Array radar systems. “This is a great step forward for the Radar Modernization Program,” said Roger Besancenez, Boeing F-15 Program vice president. “With the F-15E RMP,…

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Squadron overhauls record number of KC-135 booms

Posted  July 23, 2012

Repairs of KC-135 aerial refueling booms at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., reached a record level last month.

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First new AC-130J gunship in production

Posted  July 23, 2012

The first MC-130J Commando II that will be converted to become an AC-130J Gunship is being built at the Lockheed Martin C-130 production facility in Marietta, Ga.

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Northrop Grumman announces new leadership appointments

Posted  July 23, 2012

Northrop Grumman announced July 23 retirement plans for two of its sector presidents and the election of several executives into key leadership positions.

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Boeing delivers second production P-8A Poseidon aircraft to U.S. Navy

Posted  July 23, 2012

Boeing on July 17 delivered the second production P-8A Poseidon aircraft to the U.S. Navy.

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NASA history now available on iTunes U

Posted  July 23, 2012

Marking the 43rd anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, NASA has added an extensive collection of historical video, audio, photographs and documents to iTunes U. iTunes U is a platform for making educational resources available to a wide audience through the iTunes Store. NASA’s History Program Office iTunes U site currently contains about 300…

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United Kingdom’s ‘Friendly Invasion’ 70 years on

Posted  July 23, 2012

During his childhood, Clive Stevens would gaze up in awe at a small B-17 Flying Fortress model that sat on top of a bookcase in his home.

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