Bombardier Celebrates 3000th Learjet

Bombardier marks delivery of 3,000th Learjet manufactured 2 June 2017 Today Bombardier Business Aircraft and Leggett & Platt, Incorporated of Carthage, Missouri celebrated the delivery of the 3,000th Bombardier Learjet business jet manufactured. The aircraft is also the 100th Lear 75 jet to be delivered, and the second to join Leggett & Platt’s fleet. The […]

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Additional JASSM-ER Contract Signed

Lockheed Martin wins US$413 million JASSM-ER production 1 June 2017 Lockheed Martin received a US$413.8 million contract from the US Air Force for Lot 15 production of the JASSM-ER (Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range). The Lot 15 contract includes 360 missiles, data, tooling and test equipment. These 360 missiles bring  missiles under contract to 910, […]

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Airbus, China To Cooperate Further

Airbus and China enhance cooperation 1 June 2017 Airbus and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on aviation and aerospace, further enhancing a spirit of cooperation. The MoU was signed in Berlin by Fabrice Brégier, Airbus COO and President of Commercial Aircraft, and He Lifeng, chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission […]

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Airbus Offers Sustainable Jet Fuel

Airbus customer delivery flights with sustainable jet fuel 1 June 2017 Showing its strong commitment towards eco-efficiency, Airbus becomes the first aircraft manufacturer to offer its customers the option of delivering new jets using a blend of sustainable jet fuel. The 15th A350-900 for Cathay Pacific departed Toulouse on 1 June, bound for Hong Kong, […]

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First HC-130J For Air National Guard

Air National Guard receives first HC-130J Combat King II 1 June 2017 Airmen from the Alaska Air National Guard today accepted the first HC-130J Combat King II assigned to an US Air National Guard unit at the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta Georgia. This HC-130J will be operated by the 211th Rescue Squadron (RQS), 176th […]

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P&W Demonstrates F135 Enhancements

Pratt & Whitney validates F135 growth option 31 May 2017 Pratt & Whitney today announced the successful completion of performance testing of its F135 Fuel Burn Reduction Demonstrator Engine. Based on this success, Pratt & Whitney can now offer a Growth Option 1.0 upgrade configuration for the F135 engine, which powers the fifth generation F-35 […]

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Lockheed Martin Launches Prepar3D v4

Prepar3D ultra-realistic simulation for training & virtual reality 31 May 2017 Pilots, instructors, and enthusiasts can dive into immersive training as Lockheed Martin released Prepar3D v4. Pronounced “Prepared”, the system is Lockheed Martin’s flagship simulation and training software solution that offers immersive and engaging training experiences for the next generation. “Training meets reality with Lockheed […]

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Air Astana Flies Back To Kiev

Air Astana relaunches flights from Astana to Kiev 31 May 2017 Air Astana will relaunch direct flights from Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan to Kiev, the capital of Ukraine on 1 June 2017. The service will be operated five times a week using Airbus A320 and Embraer 190 aircraft. Air Astana offers travellers from Ukraine […]

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Saab, FMV Sign Gripen Support Contract

Saab and FMV sign contract for Gripen support and maintenance 31 May 2017 Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with the Swedish FMV (Defence Materiel Administration) regarding the continued support and maintenance of Gripen C/D. The contract is valued at approximately SEK 1.9 billion and will be in effect from June 2017 […]

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SmartPath Operational At Melbourne Airport

SmartPath ILS introduced at Melbourne Airport 31 May 2017 An aircraft landing system known as SmartPath has been activated at Melbourne Airport with the new installation being the second of its type in the southern hemisphere. The SmartPath technology (otherwise known as a Ground Based Augmentation System, GBAS) is a precision approach and landing system […]

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